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  • Did Facebook Violate an FTC Privacy Order When It Did Business With Cambridge Analytica? March 22, 2018
    By Ed Mierzwinski, U.S. PIRG Recent news stories (Washington Post)  about Facebook providing personal information to the data broker Cambridge Analytica raise a question: Is Facebook in violation of a 2011 Privacy Order (consent decree) with the Federal Trade Commission? Did it share information wit... The post Did Facebook Violate an FTC Privacy Order When It Did Business With […]
  • Washington Is First State to Ban Fluorinated Chemicals in Food Packaging March 22, 2018
    By Sonya Lunder, Environmental Working Group On Wednesday, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee signed the first state law to ban toxic fluorinated chemicals in food packaging, such as microwave popcorn bags, pizza boxes and fast-food wrappers. The ban – conditioned on the state identifying a safer alternativ... The post Washington Is First State to Ban Fluorinated Chemicals in […]
  • Automakers Turn to Climate Deniers in Quest to Lower Fuel Economy Regulations March 20, 2018
    By Dave Cooke, Union of Concerned Scientists Last month, the Alliance for Automobile Manufacturers submitted a report to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration/Department of Transportation calling into question impacts of climate change and tailpipe pollutants in an effort to undercut th... The post Automakers Turn to Climate Deniers in Quest to Lower Fuel Economy Regulations appeared […]
  • Trump Admin Just Lost Another Attempt to Nix Commonsense Rules on Methane March 20, 2018
    By Jessica Knoblauch, Earthjustice An Obama-era rule meant to improve air quality, curb climate emissions and bring millions of dollars into the public coffers is back in effect once again. Recently, a U.S. District Court judge rejected the Trump administration’s latest attack on the Bureau of Land ... The post Trump Admin Just Lost Another Attempt to […]
  • 10 Reasons to #FirePruitt March 20, 2018
    By Lukas Ross, Friends of the Earth Adored by both Big Oil and Donald Trump, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt is the ultimate example of what happens when corrupt public officials side with corporate polluters instead of protecting the American people. Whether tearing apart climate change regulations ... The post 10 Reasons to #FirePruitt appeared first […]

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  • Congratulating Putin? Trump Knows What He’s Doing, Believe Me March 21, 2018
    Washington’s upheaval of the hour is about Donald Trump, against the directions of his advisers, congratulating Vladimir Putin on his election victory in Russia. Trump’s action seems like a disgrace, given that Putin rigged the Russian election, interfered in the U.S. election, poisoned two exiled Russians in Britain, invaded Ukraine, etc., and given Trump’s general […]
  • Vets Say For-Profit School Didn’t Warn Them GI Bill Funding Was Threatened, and Now It’s Gone March 20, 2018
    Veterans in Jacksonville, Florida, say that for-profit Florida Career College didn’t warn them before they enrolled that the school was in danger of losing its eligibility for GI Bill funding from the Department of Veterans Affairs, according to a local TV report from Action News Jax. And now the school has lost its GI Bill eligibility, […]
  • The Mysterious Deal to Take DeVry University Private March 19, 2018
      Who owns the private company that is buying 30,000-student DeVry University, which gets some $400 million a year from taxpayers, and how do they plan to run the school? No one is saying.   In December, one of the largest for-profit education companies, Adtalem Global Education, formerly known as DeVry Education Group, announced that […]
  • For-Profit College Lobbyist Blames Obama, John Oliver, New York Times, OITNB, for Industry Woes March 19, 2018
      In a recent essay, top for-profit college lobbyist Steve Gunderson, a Newt Gingrich crony and former GOP congressman (R-WI), blames Barack Obama, John Oliver, Adam Sandler, the New York Times, “Orange is the New Black,” and others for his industry’s dramatic decline in fortunes. “Years of relentless attacks from leading political figures, including the […]
  • Trump Terrible 10: Ryan-McConnell Complicity in Urgent Crisis Edition March 18, 2018
    Since 2017, Republic Report‘s “Trump Terrible 10” has ranked the week’s 10 most disgraceful  figures in Trump world. Y’all, Trump world is on the verge of eclipsing the United States of America, unless Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan get their heads out of their donors’ whatevers and stand up for our democracy. Will they? Maybe not. Get […]

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