Student loan website used a fictitious founder as an expert

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TweetYumLendEDU, the student-loan refinancing company that created a fictional expert who was widely quoted by media outlets, has apologized for hiding the fact that it created “Drew Cloud.” That announcement was posted on the company’s website, the Student Loan Report, on Wednesday morning. Read full story at Chronicle.com    

Erik Prince, Blackwater/XE founder has been implicated in murder

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TweetYumformer Blackwater employee and an ex-US Marine who has worked as a security operative for the company have made a series of explosive allegations in sworn statements filed on August 3 in federal court in Virginia. Read more at The Nation    

No Teslas Allowed: New Jersey, Christie Bows To Dealership Lobby

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TweetYumTesla Motors CEO Elon Musk has one message for the state of New Jersey: “Legalize it.” I’m not confusing messages with Colorado and marijuana legislation. Musk wrote an open letter to the people of New Jersey sharing his concern over the recent law, passed by state Congress and signed by Gov. Chris Christie, that bans […]

Should Energy Deregulation Be In Every State?

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TweetYumOver the past couple decades, a historic shift has slowly taken place within the $220 billion electric industry, much like the airline, trucking and telecommunications industries before it. Federal and state governments have chipped away at what has been referred to as the last government-sanctioned monopoly. Today, nearly half of all states have some version […]

Jail for Rep. on JW’s 2008 Corrupt Pol List

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TweetYumA disgraced federal lawmaker who years ago appeared on Judicial Watch’s “Ten Most Wanted Corrupt Politicians” list is finally going to jail for abusing his public office to enrich himself and his cronies. Former Arizona Congressman Rick Renzi was sentenced to three years in prison this week and must report to the Federal Bureau of […]