March 21, 2012

Sen. Rubio Supports Veterans Education Bill Despite For-Profit College Lobbyists “Hammering” His Office

If he’s auditioning to be Mitt Romney’s running mate, then perhaps Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) just swung at a pitch and missed. But if he meant to stand up for honest government and for America’s veterans, which apparently he did, then Rubio just hit a home run. And, as a result, a high-priced team of
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March 2, 2012

Romney Has Some Great Friends Who Are For-Profit College Owners

It’s not just NASCAR.  Mitt Romney’s “great friends” tend to be owners of things, owners who can make large contributions to his campaign and associated Super PAC. Large donations are troublesome because they suggest the donor will have outsized influence on the politician if elected. It’s more troublesome when these great friends own businesses that
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February 27, 2012

Romney Boosted By Wall Street Videos Orchestrated By Firm Run By Ex-Clinton Admin Officials

Romney Boosted By Wall Street Videos Orchestrated By Firm Run By Ex-Clinton Admin Officials

As Democrats rejoice over the sagging Mitt Romney campaign in Michigan, a leading DC influence firm staffed by ex-Clinton officials has quietly orchestrated a media effort that appears designed to defend the beleaguered GOP establishment candidate as he goes into Tuesday’s primary. Two days ago, the Private Equity Growth Capital Council (PEGCC), a lobbying association for private
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February 22, 2012

Romney Promotes For-Profit College Owned By A Private Equity Firm That Does Business With Romney’s Son Tagg

Romney Promotes For-Profit College Owned By A Private Equity Firm That Does Business With Romney's Son Tagg

When asked about his plan for higher education, Mitt Romney has taken to endorsing the for-profit higher education industry, even singling out a specific college business, Full Sail University. When speaking with a local newspaper before the Iowa caucus, he volunteered Full Sail and other for-profit colleges as an answer to the rising costs of
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February 21, 2012

Santorum Seeks To Out-Compete Romney On Fealty To For-Profit College Industry

Santorum Seeks To Out-Compete Romney On Fealty To For-Profit College Industry

As Ricksanity intensifies, Mitt Romney’s upstart challenger, Rick Santorum, appears ready to compete on yet another plane. Call it the For-Profit College Primary, with no delegates but lots of campaign cash up for grabs. Romney certainly has staked his claim to be the For-Profit Education President. He has gushed on the campaign trail about for-profit
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February 8, 2012

Romney’s ‘Policy Fundraiser’ Tomorrow Reveals Reliance On Ed Advisor Who Set Stage for For-Profit College Abuses

Mitt Romney, who has declared his admiration for for-profit colleges while receiving donations from for-profit education executives, boasts as a top education advisor a former George Bush official whose decisions in government helped unleash a decade of waste, fraud, and abuse by the for-profit college industry. Politico posted this invitation to a “POLICY ROUNDTABLE MEETING AND
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