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Republic Report

Republic Report

Republic Report is dedicated to rooting out the corruption that is so corrosive to American values. We investigate and uncover the buying and selling of politicians and of institutions entrusted with upholding the public interest. We expose how big money distorts major policy decisions – harming our economy and our people.


Last Remaining Populist House Republican Faces K Street’s Own Wolf of Wall Street

April 17th

Congressman Walter Jones, a Republican who represents a wide swath of eastern North Carolina, might not strike you as a populist. But as a lawmaker, the veteran politician with a slow Southe…

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Sen. Manchin Defends Law Firm Accused of Concealing Black Lung Medical Evidence

April 16th

Only one day after the Center for Public Integrity’s reporting series on denials of black lung benefits to coal miners was awarded the Pulitzer Prize, Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) defend…

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Law Enforcement Investigations and Actions Regarding For-Profit Colleges

April 9th

Pending and recent federal and state government investigations and actions regarding for-profit colleges Compiled by David Halperin, Attorney, Washington DC          …

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Privatization Watch

PrivatizationWatch is a daily news blog covering privatization, and is a joint project of Essential Information and The Center for Study of Responsive Law.


April 22, 2014

April 22nd

News OH: Ohio lawmaker wants private prison vendor canned. An Ohio state lawmaker says the state prisons department should terminate its contract with a private food service operator af…

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April 21, 2014

April 21st

News Private money fuels public projects. Short on funding but big on need, U.S. states and cities are increasingly turning to such deals, known as public-private partnerships, or P3s, …

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April 18, 2014

April 18th

News States Crack Down on For-Profit Colleges, Student Loan Industry. . .Thirty-two states are now working together under the leadership of Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway to investiga…

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Center for Corporate Policy

Center for Corporate Policy

The Center for Corporate Policy is a non-profit, non-partisan public interest organization working to curb corporate abuses and make corporations publicly accountable.


Two Key Corporate Accountability Bills Introduced by Rep. Conyers

April 11th

News Release For Immediate Release: Friday, April 11, 2014 For More Information Contact: Ralph Nader or Gary Ruskin (202) 387-8030 Two Key Corporate Accountability Bills Intro…

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After GM Disaster, Nader & Groups Call for Criminal Liability for Hiding Product Dangers

April 8th

News Release For Immediate Release: Tuesday, April 8, 2014 For More Information Contact: Gary Ruskin (202) 387-8030 After GM Disaster, Nader & Groups Call for Criminal Liabilit…

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Nader, Groups Ask USDOJ for Annual Report and Public Database on Corporate Crime

April 2nd

For Immediate Release:  Wednesday, April 2, 2014 For More Information Contact: Gary Ruskin (202) 387-8030 Nader, Groups Ask USDOJ for Annual Report and Public Database on Corporate…

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