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Websites Promising Jobs and Medicaid Are Instead Bait for For-Profit College Telemarketers

David Halperin | Posted 01.12.2015 | Business
David Halperin

The operations may well be in violation of federal statutes prohibiting deceptive marketing and unwanted telephone sales calls, as well as DOE laws and regulations barring payment of sales commissions to college recruiters. At the very least, they are guilty of using sleazy tactics to sell poor-quality products.

Industry Data: Oil-By-Rail in North America Moving at Record Levels

Steve Horn | Posted 09.06.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

For the 26th week of 2014 (the half year point) in the U.S., 18.5% more tank cars were on the tracks carrying petroleum and/or petroleum products than last year, a total of 15,894 cars.

Which For-Profit College Lobbyist Are You?

David Halperin | Posted 05.28.2014 | Politics
David Halperin

Predatory for-profit colleges use deceptive and coercive tactics to pressure students into signing up. More than half of for-profit college students drop out within about four months.

Finally, a Chance to Curb the Abuses of For-Profit Colleges

David Halperin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
David Halperin

It seems that the powerful for-profit college industry, which has used its taxpayer-provided riches -- up to $33 billion a year -- to buy the most expensive lawyers and lobbyists, and the allegiance of many in Congress to keep the money flowing, is finally on the run.

Petition Urges Obama Strategist To Drop Keystone XL Client

The Huffington Post | Jared Gilmour | Posted 10.22.2013 | Politics

A new petition launched by a progressive group is calling on a former communications director and campaign adviser to President Barack Obama to stop h...

Obama's Former Communications Director Anita Dunn Pitches 'Ethical Oil' Keystone XL Ad

Steve Horn | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

Now, the "ethical oil" campaign has a new backer: Anita Dunn, former White House Communications Director for President Barack Obama and current Principal of SKDKnickerbocker, a public relations firm with offices in Washington, D.C.; New York City and Albany.

Obama's Former PR Flack: Thread Tying Keystone XL, PA Gov's Race Together

Steve Horn | Posted 10.16.2013 | Green
Steve Horn

Pennsylvania Democratic Party gubernatorial candidate and former head of the PA Department of Environmental Protection, Kathleen "Katie" McGinty, has hired powerful PR firm SKDKnickerbocker for her campaign's communications efforts.

Keystone XL Scandal: Obama Attorney's Law Firm Represents TransCanada's Pipeline in Alaska

Steve Horn | Posted 09.15.2013 | Green
Steve Horn

A DeSmogBlog investigation reveals that Robert Bauer, former White House Counsel and President Barack Obama's personal attorney, works at the corporate law firm Perkins Coie LLP, which does legal work for TransCanada's South Central LNG Project, formerly known as Alaska Gas Pipeline Project.

How Is Anita Dunn Like Roose Bolton of Game of Thrones?

Daniel Kessler | Posted 08.04.2013 | Green
Daniel Kessler

A few weeks back, for fun, I created the Game of Thrones to Keystone XL converter. After watching Sunday's "Red Wedding" episode it's obvious that I ...

WATCH: Why Michael Wolff Hemorrhaged Twitter Followers

The Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 02.15.2013 | Media

Vanity Fair contributing editor, Guardian columnist, Rupert Murdoch biographer and self-described "obnoxious know-it-all" Michael Wolff joined HuffPos...

The 'Alternative Fox Universe' Is 'Crumbling'

The Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 04.15.2013 | Media

Former White House communications director Anita Dunn, who led the Obama administration's critiques of Fox News during its first term and lobbied agai...

Elise Foley

Pollster: There's No Democrat Conspiracy On Sandra Fluke | Elise Foley | Posted 03.10.2012 | Politics

Pollster Celinda Lake responded on Friday to the rumblings of conservative commentators who claim the Obama administration planted Georgetown law stud...

Sam Stein

Ron Suskind, Anita Dunn Dispute Account Of White House's Woman Problem | Sam Stein | Posted 11.20.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The debate over whether the Obama White House has been a hostile work place for women devolved on Tuesday into a sharp dispute over repo...

Fox News Responds To Anita Dunn Again — This Time With More Spice

Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Fox News has responded to outgoing White House communications director Anita Dunn, again wishing her well — but this time with more spice. "We wish...

30 Reasons Why Fox News Is Not Legit

Eric Boehlert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Eric Boehlert

For generations, there has been a sort of a gentleman's agreement about what constituted professional behavior among journalists. Fox News has walked away from all of that.

White House's Fox News War Sparks Criticism, Surprising Backlash

Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Anita Dunn's comments that the White House views Fox News as the opposition/the research arm of the Republican party have been met with a surprising b...

Anonymous Democratic Strategist Claims White House Discouraged Fox News Appearances

LA Times | Peter Nicholas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

At least one Democratic political strategist has gotten a blunt warning from the White House to never appear on Fox News Channel, an outlet that presi...

Caught on Tape: Obama Adviser Explains How to Control Media

Ari Melber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Ari Melber

Anita Dunn made headlines last week for calling out Fox News. Now she's drawing attention for comments she made about how the Obama campaign managed to control and route around the traditional press.

Sam Stein

Anita Dunn Takes Parting Shot At Fox, Hannity And Beck | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In a parting shot at Fox News, White House Communications Director Anita Dunn mocked the conservative-leaning network on Friday and laughed off its co...

Information War on Fox: No Upside for Obama Administration

Nancy Snow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Nancy Snow

This is an administration put in office on a campaign pledge of practicality over ideology. In the Fox case, it is treading on ideological terrain. I don't think it's the job of Obama's top staff to use government time to go after Fox.

New White House Line Against Fox: It's War

Ari Melber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Ari Melber

In the most significant exchange on CNN, Communications Director Anita Dunn stressed that Obama now personally views Fox as a partisan opponent, rather than a journalistic organization.

"Build, Baby, Build": How Dems Can Counter GOP Lies and Restore Political Debate

Bennet Kelley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bennet Kelley

Democrats have to respond to "Gingrich speak" by calling it for what it truly is -- propaganda, lies, and an attempt to deliberately mislead the American people.

Obama Is Right About Fox News

Thomas Frank | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Thomas Frank

Persecution fantasy is Fox News's lifeblood; give it the faintest whiff of the real thing and look out for a gale-force hissy fit -- as the Obama administration has discovered by now.

White House's Fox News War Criticism: More Reactions

Posted 10.14.2009 | Media

White House communications director Anita Dunn's comments Sunday that the Obama administration views Fox News as the opposition, research arm of the R...

Fox News: 'We Wish Anita Dunn Well'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

A Fox News spokesperson says the network wishes outgoing White House Communications Director Anita Dunn well as she transitions out of the Obama admin...