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Dick Gephardt

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

David Halperin | Posted 11.13.2014 | 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.

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.

Jason Linkins

Want To Prevent More Debt Ceiling Fiascoes? Dick Gephardt To The Rescue!

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 02.12.2014 | Politics

On Tuesday, the House of Representatives did something that -- in the past -- wouldn't have garnered much attention: They passed a clean bill authoriz...

Obama Taps Former Aide To Serve As Ambassador To Bahamas

AP | Posted 02.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is nominating a former White House lawyer, Cassandra Butts, to be the next U.S. ambassador to the Bahamas. ...

Michael McAuliff

The Plan To End Debt Ceiling Hostage-Taking

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 12.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Vermont Democratic Rep. Peter Welch is offering a simple way for Congress to avoid damaging standoffs over the nation's debt ceiling: ag...

Chris Kirkham

Auction 2012: For-Profit Colleges Triumph With Weaker Rules

HuffingtonPost.com | Chris Kirkham | Posted 02.03.2012 | Business

Auction 2012 is a weeklong series in collaboration with "The Dylan Ratigan Show" and United Republic. As the Great Recession propelled millions int...

Deficit Commissioners Prefer to Give Our Troops Unsafe Food Than Reform Defense Spending

Mike Elk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Elk

As we look at how to cut our deficit, we should be looking at reforming defense spending practices with poor oversight that endanger the security of our troops, not cutting Social Security which is vital to everyone's economic security.

Zooming In On the Year's Biggest Hoax

Robert Scheer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert Scheer

If only we could get one of the banking lobbyists or a Goldman Sachs executive to float away in a duct-taped flying saucer balloon, Wolf Blitzer and the rest of cable news might cover the real hoax.

Sam Stein

Gephardt: The Public Option Is "Not Essential," Trigger Could Work

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In an appearance likely to spark groans and criticism from within his own party, former House Minority Leader Dick Gephardt said on Thursday that a pu...

Rahm Emanuel's Think Tankers Enforce 'Message Discipline' Among 'Liberals'

Jeremy Scahill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeremy Scahill

Independent journalists have tried to shine a spotlight on how groups like the Center for American Progress and MoveOn are now supporting the continuation of wars because their guy is now commander-in-chief.