Cronyism

Betsy DeVos Scolds

Trump Administration Proposes Merging Education and Labor Departments

“Rather than equip an individual to pursue whatever goal he sets for himself as part of his God-given freedom, this is, instead, the German model being pushed by misguided business interests and some state interests,” she explained. “As a result, the type of education an individual would receive would be influenced by crony corporations dictating to schools the skills needed for future workers.”

Family members gather for a road naming ceremony with U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, centre, his son Hunter Biden, left, and his sister Valerie Biden Owens, right, joined by other family members during a ceremony to name a national road after his late son Joseph R. "Beau" Biden III, in …

SECRET EMPIRES: Joe Biden’s Son’s Firm Struck Billion-Dollar Deal with the Chinese Government 10 Days After Biden Trip to China

The Biden bombshell is one of many revealed in a new investigative book Secret Empires: How the American Political Class Hides Corruption and Enriches Family and Friends by Government Accountability Institute President and Breitbart News Senior Editor-at-Large Peter Schweizer. Schweizer’s last book, Clinton Cash, sparked an FBI investigation into the Clinton Foundation.

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Kushner Met with Top Drug Cartel-Connected Official on Mexico Trip

Senior White House Advisor Jared Kushner met with Mexico’s top narco cartel-connected official on his recent trip to the nation. The cartel-connected official in question had his campaign partially funded by cartel front companies, had his campaign run by a political party led by a former Los Zetas cartel-linked governor, and fell into controversy when the official deleted a picture from his Instagram where he was seen on a boat with an accused narco-cartel front man.

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Oxfam Deputy Chief Executive Resigns Over Charity Sexual Abuse Scandal

LONDON (AP) – Oxfam’s deputy chief executive resigned Monday, saying she took “full responsibility” for failing to act immediately in the sexual misconduct scandal involving the charity’s workers in Haiti following the 2010 earthquake. Penny Lawrence, Oxfam program director at

Thabo Mbeki (Gianluigi Guercia / AFP / Getty)

Former South Africa President Denounces His Own Party as Corrupt

Former South African President Thabo Mbeki declared last week that his own party, the African National Congress (ANC), “has become so corrupted that … unprincipled access to political power and the related corrupt self-enrichment has in fact become the norm within the organisation.”

The U.S. Capitol dome is seen at sunset on Capitol Hill, Friday, Nov. 18, 2016 in Washington. ()

FreedomWorks President: Republican Tax Reform Framework Boosts Middle Class

For the first time in more than 30 years, Congress has an opportunity to fundamentally reform America’s tax code. Just as important in this generational opportunity is letting the middle class keep more of their paychecks and boosting the ability of small businesses to prosper.

Brian Dahle hugs Anthony Rendon (Rich Pedroncelli / Associated Press)

RINOs’ Revenge: Mayes,’Swamp 8′ Given California Leadership Roles

Brian Dahle, the newly installed California State Assembly Republican Leader, did not take long to get on the wrong side of GOP grassroots activists in California after appointing several of the most notorious “Swamp 8” Republicans to leadership roles — including former leader Chad Mayes (R-Yucca Valley) and Rocky Chavez (R-Oceanside).

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Incompetent White House Lawyers Discuss Russia Probe in Public

The New York Times scored a scoop after reporter Ken Vogel overheard two senior White House lawyers, Ty Cobb and John Dowd, discussing details of the Russia investigation over lunch at a popular Washington, DC, restaurant.

The US Senate rejects a bill to partially repeal Obamacare, a bitter blow for Republican leader Mitch McConnell and President Donald Trump

Letter Surfaces on Conservative PAC’s Effort to Unseat Mitch McConnell

Sources are reporting on an email letter focused on unseating Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell sent by Senate Conservatives Action, a political action committee. The letter was signed by the former Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccineli, who is now president of the PAC.

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Wasinger: Kick the Freedom (a.k.a. ‘Koch’) Caucus to the Curb

One of the most perplexing stories of this young administration is the surprising influence of a faction of the Republican Party that was dead-set against the nomination of Donald Trump, conspired behind the scenes to defeat him in the general election, and oppose almost every major aspect of the policy agenda he was elected to implement.