Steve Elmendorf, a high-profile lobbyist, is hosting a fundraiser for him next month.
Former House Majority Leader Dick Gephardt lobbied Clinton for a meeting with a client.
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.
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.
To use a technical term, what Obama's doing here is bullshitting. The debt ceiling bill has majority support in both houses
So if there's no return to the salad days of the debt ceiling, where do we go from here? Well, this gives me the opportunity to say something that I rarely have the occasion to say: Let's listen to Dick Gephardt!
It's far from likely that anyone will take the Vermonter up on the idea anytime soon, though, since the debt ceiling has
"Big money won, and students lost," said Amy Wilkins, vice president of government affairs at the Education Trust, a student
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.
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.