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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

Kaplan’s Graham Lobbies White House Against Debt Relief for Defrauded Students

May 31st

Donald Graham, who turned his family company from the fabled owners of the Washington Post newspaper into the purveyors of the predatory for-profit college Kaplan University, met twice…

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A Dubious Benefit: Big Employers Steer Workers to Troubled For-Profit Colleges

May 28th

American Airlines tells its workers that one of the employee benefits for which they are eligible is “career development training,” and an internal employee benefits web pa…

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New Law Firm Monitor for Zenith: Like the Old One, It Represented Corinthian

May 27th

  The U.S. Department of Education announced today it has “accepted” the law firm Squire Patton Boggs as the new “independent monitor” for Zenith Education Grou…

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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

August 18, 2015

August 17th

Smoke and Mirrors Lie Behind Balanced-Budget Rhetoric. There are few things more creative than a state government in dire financial straits, which is to say most of them. States are wel…

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August 17, 2015

August 16th

Social Security Still Strong at 80. . . Despite such a strong record, Social Security is under attack from profiteers and their political allies who claim it will not be around when people r…

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August 10, 2015

August 9th

Privatize the VA? Senators Get Behind a Radical Program for Vets that Could Cost Billions. . . The bill, unveiled just before the Senate left town for a month, surprised many in the veteran&…

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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

General Motors: Homicidal Fugitive from Justice

September 19th

By Ralph Nader Yes, it’s official. General Motors engaged in criminal wrongdoing for long knowing about the lethal defect in its ignition switch that took at least 174 lives and counti…

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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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