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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.


VIDEO: In Iowa, Clinton Stresses Harms to Students From Predatory For-Profit Colleges

April 14th

In keeping with the strong populist economics theme of her campaign rollout, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton today took aim at the predatory for-profit colleges whose over…

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Student Debt Strike? Read This Texas Mom’s Powerful Words

April 5th

The 100-plus former students of for-profit Corinthian Colleges who have boldly asserted that they won’t pay back their student loans have garnered widespread attention and provided a …

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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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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 20, 2015

April 19th

News Our public water future – closing out the corporate profiteers.  Private water companies have never been more aggressive in their sabotaging of efforts to ‘make water p…

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April 16, 2015

April 16th

News Blood money, killer cops: How privatization is funding the racist logic of America’s police. . . In both New York City and Tulsa, private funding of law enforcement significantly …

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April 15, 2015

April 15th

News The mirage of public-private water. The reality is the partnership of a city and a company in delivering the right to water always holds the tension of conflict because the mission…

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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.


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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