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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.

www.republicreport.org

Lawyer Suing Neighbor for Smoking Is Defender Of Corporations Accused Of Toxic Smoke

March 24th

There’s been recent media coverage of how two Washington DC lawyers named Brendan and Nessa Coppinger have sued and convinced a local judge to issue a temporary restraining order proh…

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Leaders Tell Obama: Time Running Out On Preventing Chemical Disasters

March 23rd

Late last week, hundreds of organizations and people sent a letter to President Obama warning that his administration is running of time to act on an issue long-identified by the President …

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VIDEO – Durbin: Corinthian Buyer ECMC Is Breaking Its Promises

March 12th

In a floor speech today, Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) said he was “troubled” that ECMC, the debt collection company that has acquired more than 50 campuses of collapsing for-profit…

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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.

www.privatizationwatch.org

April 1, 2015

March 31st

News Repubs at it again; want to privatize public lands. . . U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski’s (R-AK) amendment, which passed by a vote of 51 to 49, is now part of the Senate’s nonbi…

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March 31, 2015

March 30th

News Senate Adopts Budget With Cuts That Don’t Privatize Medicare. The U.S. Senate adopted a fiscal 2016 budget that calls for $5.1 trillion in spending cuts to achieve balance in 10 y…

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March 30, 2015

March 30th

News Push for Private Options in Education Gains Momentum. A growing number of statehouses are considering measures that would allow school districts, parents and students increasingly …

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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.

www.corporatepolicy.org

New Legislation Would Allow Criminal Penalties Against Corporate Officers Who Hide Information on Dangerous Products

July 16th

Coalition for Sensible Safeguards news release For Immediate Release: July 15, 2014 Contact: Angela Bradbery, (202) 588-7741, abradbery@citizen.org; or Brian Gumm, (202) 683-4812, bgumm@fore…

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Big Credit Suisse’s Sweetheart Deal

May 24th

By Ralph Nader Attorney General Eric Holder’s sweetheart settlement with Switzerland’s second largest bank, corporate criminal Credit Suisse, sent the wrong message to other corp…

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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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