Rubio’s Ties To For-Profit College Costing Taxpayers $350 Million

There’s a Republican with ties to a for-profit college that “hurt far more students” than Donald Trump’s Trump University (a massive scam that promised Trump’s real estate secrets but mostly just took people’s money).

It’s Rubiooo!! Marco Rubio accepted nearly $28,000 in political donations from Corinthian Colleges, a for-profit college currently under federal investigation for “false advertising, deceptive marketing and misrepresenting job placement rates.” Corinthian even targeted veterans to turn a profit.

In return, Rubio pushed a higher education plan that would’ve pushed students toward for-profit colleges like Corinthian. According to USA Today, Rubio “went out of his way to help” Corinthian when the investigation started and asked the Education Department for “leniency” on behalf of Corinthian.

And now, Rubio’s political benefactors are costing taxpayers upwards of $350 million because the Education Department is helping former students with their student debt. It’s yet another example of […]

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Panicked Puppet Protection: Kochs’ Concerned Veterans Endorse Heck

This morning the Koch network took another extraordinary step on behalf of Joe Heck. Concerned Veterans for America, soon to consolidate under the Americans for Prosperity banner, directly endorsed Joe Heck. In a panic to protect Heck, the Kochs are moving from issue-based advocacy to directly supporting their hand-selected minions.

Heck’s campaign has already received an unprecedented level of support from the Koch brothers’ political machine, including over $7 million in negative advertising from Freedom Partners Action Fund and the first instance of the Kochs’ LIBRE Initiative “explicitly backing” a candidate.

American Bridge Vice President Eddie Vale issued the following statement on CVA’s endorsement of Joe Heck:

“This isn’t about veterans issues. The Kochs are nervous that they stand to lose a loyal puppet who’ll promote not just VA privatization but also the rest of the Kochs’ self-serving, anti-working families agenda.

“That’s why the billionaire brothers have been spending […]

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Joe Heck, It’s Too Little, Too Late.

Joe Heck’s decision to abandon Donald Trump is way too little, way too late.

This morning Heck acknowledged he had “looked past” the comments of Donald Trump — including Trump’s body shaming of women, attacks a Gold Star family, and suggesting that veterans who suffer from PTSD aren’t mentally strong.  Heck was able to “look past” Trump’s portrayal of Mexicans as rapist and criminals, his call to ban all Muslims from the country, and his nonchalant approach to nuclear proliferation. Heck even stood by Trump as the casual racism and white nationalism of Trump’s campaign personally affected Heck’s family.

The entire time, Heck continued to stand by Trump, acknowledging that he was “completely supporting” Trump and following up with, “Why wouldn’t I?

“Only now that it’s politically convenient is Joe Heck attempting to backtrack his support of Donald Trump. It shouldn’t […]

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Too Little, Too Late, Kelly Ayotte.

Senator Kelly Ayotte’s decision on Donald Trump is way too little, way too late.

Ayotte didn’t shy away from supporting the racist, sexist Republican nominee for months as Trump fat shamed women, attacked a Gold Star family, and suggested that veterans who suffer from PTSD aren’t mentally strong. All the time Ayotte continued to say she would vote for Trump, that his candidacy was “a positive thing,” even that he was “absolutely” a role model for children.

“Only now that it’s politically convenient is Senator Kelly Ayotte attempting to backtrack her support of Donald Trump. It shouldn’t have taken a tape of Trump crudely talking about women in language that is the definition of rape culture to make Ayotte reconsider her position,” said American Bridge President Jessica Mackler. “Ayotte is just like every other politician, she’s not voting her conscience, she’s doing what she believes is best politically, not morally. New Hampshire […]

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What Hasn’t Trump Apologized For?

For someone so insistent on demanding apologies, Donald Trump, at least by our count, hasn’t apologized for anything.

Here are a few inflammatory, offensive, and flat-out racist things that the man “who like[s] to not regret anything” has yet to apologize for:

1. Maligning immigrants as “rapists” who are “bringing drugs,…crime.”

Refusal to apologize: “I love the Mexican people, but no apology because everything I said is 100 percent correct. All you have to do is read the newspapers.”

2. Mocking a reporter with a disability. 

Refusal to apologize: “I don’t take that back because the person was groveling in terms — if you read his statements about well, did you say this and did you write this paragraph, he was really grasping for straws.” 

3. Disparaging prisoners of war and Senator John McCain for getting “captured.”

Refusal to apologize: “No, not at all…I got a standing ovation, […]

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FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Ayotte Received Donations From Trump-U Style School That Hurt Vets

Between 2015 and 2016, Senator Kelly Ayotte received $8,000 in donations from Bridgepoint Education, a Trump U style for-profit college that has been under investigation for making “false promises” and ultimately hurting its students. Just like Trump-U, it targeted and hurt those who were trying to better themsevles through education, especially veterans.

According to the Huffington Post:

Among the allegations levied against the outfit are claims that it lures students with false promises, offers a poor education, and has an enormous dropout rate. Its students are then left with mountains of debt and no degrees.

And while Ayotte, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, has taken a personal interest in education benefits for veterans, working to preserve GI Bill payouts as recently as April,veterans have been named as a particular target of Bridgepoint, whose Ashford University branch was allegedly motivated by the lure of the federal cash […]

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Donald Trump “Loves The Vets,” But His Actions Prove Otherwise

Today Donald Trump will speak about veterans’ affairs in Virginia Beach. You never know what Trump will say, but his words and actions throughout the campaign have made one thing abundantly clear — he lacks the respect and honor for the men and women who serve our country.

Despite having “always wanted to get the Purple Heart,” Trump sought at least four draft deferrals to avoid serving in the Vietnam War and then later compared dating and STD’s to his own personal Vietnam War. While not brave enough to serve his country, he did have the courage to wage a campaign with pen and paper, writing letters asking to have veterans banned from working as street vendors on Fifth Avenue.

Ahead of Trump’s remarks, here are his most offensive comments about veterans and their service to our country:

Merely a month after launching his campaign, Trump disparaged Senator John McCain and prisoners of war generally, saying “I like people […]

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Donald Trump Fails Commander In Chief Test With Disrespect for Veterans

This morning, Donald Trump is in Cincinnati to address the American Legion Convention. Regardless of what Trump says today, his words and actions throughout the campaign have made one thing abundantly clear — he lacks the respect and honor for the men and women who serve our country that is required for a Commander in Chief. 

Ahead of Trump’s remarks, here are some of his most offensive, outrageous remarks about veterans and their service to our country: 

In late July, Trump attacked a Gold Star military family after the parents of slain Muslim American Army Captain Humayun Khan spoke at the Democratic National Convention. Trump’sattack on the Khan family earned a swift and strong rebuke from both sides of the aisle, but he pressed on and continued to publicly attack the family. 

At an August rally, Trump minimized the sacrifices of Purple Heart recipients saying, “I always wanted to get the Purple Heart. […]

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Angry Unhinged Buddies Take The Granite State By Storm

New Hampshire State Rep. Al Baldasaro, who made national news a couple weeks ago calling for Hillary Clinton to be “put in the firing line and shot for treason,” still gets a special shoutout  whenever Trump comes to the Granite State. 

Baldasaro brags about his access to the presidential nominee, having this direct line to Trump to discuss issues and policy ideas. Trump continues to show how he’s dangerous and unfit to be president, so it’s not too shocking that he would look to someone like Al as an adviser. 

Watch Al and Donald’s week of bad behavior in New Hampshire:

Donald recognizes his “favorite vet” Al:

Al stumping for Trump, says he can talk issues with Donald:

Al says Donald was “telling the truth” when he called Mexicans rapists and killers:

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Donald Trump’s History Of Firing, Disparaging, And Fleecing Veterans

Donald Trump — whose campaign’s veterans adviser has repeatedly called for Hillary Clinton’s execution — talks a big game when it comes to his support of and respect for veterans, but Trump’s repeatedly diminished military service, and he’s stiffed and slighted veterans for years.

Trump Disparages Prisoners Of War: “I Like People Who Weren’t Captured.”

Senator John McCain commands respect from both sides of the aisle over his military service — but not from the Republican Party’s presidential nominee. In July 2015, Trump said of McCain: “He’s not a war hero. He was a war hero because he was captured. I like people who weren’t captured.”
Later on, when asked if he owed McCain — and prisoners of war everywhere — an apology, Trump said, “No, not at all.”

Trump Businesses Fired (At Least Three) Veterans 

Count ’em: Onetwo, and three.

Trump Opposes The GI Bill

Here’s what Donald […]

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