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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

Corinthian to Justice Dept: Get Our Docs Before ECMC Abandons Them

July 20th

A lawyer for shut-down Corinthian Colleges has written to a U.S. Justice Department lawyer investigating the for-profit college company, warning that some school records…

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Debt Collection Agency Run By Ex-Bush Official & Ex-Corinthian Exec Sues To Pile More Penalties on Broke Students

July 17th

Inside Higher Ed reports today that USA Funds, a corporation engaged in collecting federal student loan debts from borrowers, has sued the U.S. Department of Education over a policy st…

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APSCU Letter To For-Profit Colleges: Our New Direction

July 15th

Former congressman Steve Gunderson (R-WI), president of the for-profit colleges’ main trade association, APSCU, this morning sent a dramatically-worded letter to APSCU members announc…

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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

July 27, 2015

July 26th

Congress moves agency by agency to cut rights of feds, limit their pay, facilitate their dismissal. Step by step, agency by agency, Congress is moving to facilitate the firing of federa…

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July 16, 2015

July 15th

Greek Bailout Deal Gives Adrenalin Shot to Privatization Process. Greek asset sales are back on the table after Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras caved in to eurozone leaders’ demands…

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July 14, 2015

July 13th

The Verdict on Charter Schools?. . . Do charter schools lift students as much as they reflect the aspirations of political activists and private donors? It seems that the abstract idea of ch…

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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

Majority of Congress Failed to take Action on Corporate Accountability in 2014

May 29th

News Release For Immediate Release: Thursday, May 28, 2015 Contact: Valentina Stackl, (202)466-5188×100, valentina@earthrights.org Majority of Congress Failed to Take Action …

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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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