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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.


Corinthian Closing Misdeed: Allowing New Students To Enroll Just Before It Shut Down

April 29th

If you don’t think there’s enough to criticize in Corinthian College’s long history of abuses, or in the U.S. Department of Education’s handling of Corinthian, consi…

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Mom Misled by Kaplan For-Profit College: Part of Miami Herald’s Blockbuster Industry Expose

April 24th

A blockbuster, year-in-the-making investigative series about the for-profit college industry appears online in the Miami Herald today, and, as industry analysts at BMO Capital Markets&…

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Abuses at Corinthian Are Mirrored At Other Big For-Profit Colleges

April 22nd

An education technology executive who previously worked with the for-profit college industry told me last year, “The biggest misconception about for-profits is that they are schools. …

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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.


May 5, 2015

May 4th

News Why Air Traffic Controllers Are Open to a Privatization Strategy. . . . In an ongoing effort by Republican members of Congress to de-federalize the FAA, Rep. John Mica (R-FL) has introd…

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May 4, 2015

May 3rd

News US Senate negotiating to re-up with company paying cafeteria workers low wages. Even though salaries for those who serve them in Senate cafeterias are so low that some workers are …

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April 28, 2015

April 28th

News Report: Millions of dollars in fraud, waste found in charter school sector. A new report released on Tuesday details fraud and waste totaling more than $200 million of uncovered fr…

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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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