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Rob Andrews

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.

Friday Talking Points -- Freedom From Job Lock

Chris Weigant | Posted 04.09.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The next big legislative fight (raising the debt ceiling) is just around the corner, and the Republicans can't seem to agree on what to hold as hostage.

Breaking For-Profit College News: VA Shopping Tool, Coalition Letter, Andrews Quitting

David Halperin | Posted 04.06.2014 | Business
David Halperin

Developments are happening at lightening speed on for-profit college issues.

Luke Johnson

Rep. Leaving Congress Amid Ethics Questions | Luke Johnson | Posted 02.05.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Rob Andrews (D-N.J.) will resign his seat Tuesday, a source familiar with the situation told The Huffington Post. The congressman w...

Miller Retirement Could Make Andrews, For-Profit Colleges' Best Friend, Top Dem on Education

David Halperin | Posted 03.20.2014 | Politics
David Halperin

Congressman George Miller informed his staff today that he is retiring. Among many other things, this development could have implications for the long struggle by the Obama administration to hold the for-profit college industry accountable.

House Dems Backing For-Profit Colleges Gutted Their Own Letter

David Halperin | Posted 02.15.2014 | Politics
David Halperin

The letter was watered down from the version that was circulating among House members earlier last week. In particular, the final letter dropped a key sentence from the draft, which echoed language used by for-profit college lobbyists.

Corruption Threatens Obama Action on For-Profit Colleges

David Halperin | Posted 02.14.2014 | Politics
David Halperin

Despite President Obama's obvious awareness of the egregious, widespread nature of the problem, his own team may be on the verge of failing to effectively implement a key measure needed to hold for-profit colleges accountable for such abuses.

Obama Team Must Be Fair, but Tough, on For-Profit Colleges

David Halperin | Posted 02.12.2014 | Business
David Halperin

If you think the for-profit colleges will be inclined to moderate their bad behavior if the new gainful employment rule is somewhat weakened again, consider the propaganda attack the industry has unleashed this week to coincide with the rulemaking session.

Steve Forbes, the Olympics, Congress and Other Stuff For-Profit Colleges Buy With Your Tax Dollars

David Halperin | Posted 02.11.2014 | Business
David Halperin

America's for-profit colleges are receiving as much as $33 billion in a single year from your tax money, and billions more from the pockets of students, a lot of whom are left deep in debt and jobless from their encounters with predatory schools.

For-profit College Group, Linked to ALEC, Keeps Working to Harm Students and Taxpayers

David Halperin | Posted 02.08.2014 | College
David Halperin

It's a busy time for APSCU, the trade association of America's for-profit colleges. The group spends its time trying to block reasonable measures to hold the worst actors in its industry responsible for their systematic abuses of students and taxpayers.

Sam Stein

Democrat Says A Government Shutdown Would Be Better Than More Sequestration | Sam Stein | Posted 07.26.2013 | Politics

One of the top Democrats in the House said Friday that his party should be willing to shut down the government this fall unless the spending cuts brou...

Dems Ask Feds To Probe Key Christie Plan

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 04.18.2013 | Politics

New Jersey Democrats are betting against Gov. Chris Christie’s plan to privatize the state lottery, saying the initial Mega Millions the state is ex...

Ethics Committee Investigates Congressmen

AP | HENRY C. JACKSON | Posted 03.19.2013 | Politics

-- The House Ethics Committee says it is forming special panels to investigate Reps. Don Young, of Alaska, and Rob Andrews of New Jersey. One panel ...

Dem Being Investigated For Suspicious Activities

AP | GEOFF MULVIHILL | Posted 07.18.2012 | Politics

-- A congressional ethics panel says it is looking into the activities of U.S. Rep. Rob Andrews of New Jersey, who has reported using campaign money ...

Congressman's Extravagant Expense Raises Questions

Newark Star-Ledger | Matt Friedman | Posted 11.21.2011 | Politics

TRENTON -- A three-night stay at a five-star hotel in Edinburgh, Scotland, for a wedding: $7,725....

Insurers Lobbying on the Fine Print May Erase Consumer Protections

Wendell Potter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Wendell Potter

The lobbying to change the medical-loss ratio provision in the new health care law is just one example of how special interests are working to gut the reform law while preserving the portions they like.

Lucia Graves

George Miller Sends Pies To Senate To Protest Removal Of 401(k) Fee Disclosure Provision | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rep. George Miller (D-Calif.) delivered 23 pies to members of the Senate Finance Committee on Wednesday -- each pie had a slice missing to protest com...

A Coda to Melanie's March

Joe The Nerd Ferraro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe The Nerd Ferraro

Melanie's March concluded last Thursday. What long term effect on the Healthcare Debate remains to be seen. You can see the web site that is an int...

Sam Stein

Pelosi Hasn't Failed Before, She Won't On Health Care, Say House Dems | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A trio of House Democrats expressed confidence on Friday that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) will summon the 217 votes needed to get health car...

Can Paterson Learn From The Secret Race to Replace Jon Corzine?

John R. Bohrer | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
John R. Bohrer

Unfortunately for Paterson, he has disadvantages that Corzine did not: a contested primary next September and powerful leaders opposed to his renomination.

Fox News Anchor Yells At Democrat After "Fair & Balanced" Remark (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Fox News anchor Gregg Jarrett grew angry with Rep. Rob Andrew (D-NJ) this weekend after the congressman took a shot at the network's "Fair & Balanced"...

Jeff Muskus

Health Professionals Tell Congress They Want Single-Payer | Jeff Muskus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

At a long-awaited House subcommittee hearing on Wednesday, health care professionals made it clear that they believe a single-payer system to be the b...

2008 New Jersey CD-01 General Election:
Glading (R) vs Andrews (D-i)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

NJ-01: Glading vs Andrews