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Trump’s Already Broken Promises Made to North Carolinians

Trump’s Transition is Not Prioritizing North Carolina Jobs, Protecting Medicare, or “Draining the Swamp” “It hasn’t even been a month since the election, and Donald Trump has already broken a major promise to voters. Instead of ‘draining the swamp,’ Trump is bringing the worst of Wall Street and Washington into his administration – hedge fund managers, Wall Street bankers, lobbyists, and…

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Trump’s Billionaire Secretary of Education Would Drain Resources from Public School Students

Despite his promises to “drain the swamp,” Donald Trump has stacked his transition team and potential cabinet with lobbyists and representatives of the same special interests he railed about in the campaign. Last week, he tapped Betsy DeVos, a billionaire heir, GOP mega-donor and lobbying bankroller with no experience in public education to serve as his Secretary of Education. Betsy…

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MEMO: Final Debate Night – 20 Days to Election Day

MEMO To: Interested Parties From: Adam Hodge, DNC Communications Director Date: October 19, 2016 Re: Final Debate Night – 20 Days to Election Day With less than three weeks to go until Election Day, the Democratic Party remains united, focused on the issues that matter to the American people, and dedicated to driving voter turnout. In the first two debates, Hillary…

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Investigative CNN Report Exposes New Trump U Lies

This morning, CNN’s Drew Griffin peeled back another layer of the Trump University fraud, exposing that the top “instructor” at the “university” misled course attendees about his qualifications, and admitted that his main job was not to teach real estate, but to “promote and sell the Trump University packages” – so Donald could pocket more money. WATCH Read the transcript…

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Trump Institute: Another Story of Fraud

Another week, and another set of reminders that Donald Trump has a history of troubling business practices that make him money at the expense of hard-working Americans. The latest round of stories find that Trump Institute, like Trump University, offered little value to its customers, used plagiarized materials, and was effective mostly at separating people from their hard-earned money. Hard-working…

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This Week on the Campaign Trail

Today’s jobs report showed that under President Obama, our unemployment is the lowest its been since 2007 and we have now had 75 straight months of private-sector job growth – the longest stretch on record. We still have more work ahead to expand opportunity for all Americans and ensure wages grow to meet the needs of hard-working families, but this…

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NY AG Eric Schneiderman: Trump University Deliberately Targeted the Vulnerable

This morning on Morning Joe, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman discussed the state of New York’s lawsuits against Trump University. WATCH “It’s fraud. This is straight up fraud. It’s like selling people something you say is a Mercedes and it turns out to be a Volkswagen. Even if people say I actually kind of like the Volkswagen, it’s still…

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NEW VIDEO: GOPers unload on Trump U

Watch as prominent Republicans hammer con artist Donald Trump over his scam “university”: WATCH “Even leading Republicans acknowledge that Trump U is a total fraud in which Trump took advantage of hardworking Americans – including veterans and seniors – to enrich himself. Donald Trump’s fraudulent university is a perfect metaphor for his campaign: an elaborate con being perpetrated on the…

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Navy Veteran on Trump University: “I felt like I was ripped off.”

“I felt like I was ripped off.” That’s what Felicisimo Limon, a Navy Veteran, said today on CNN when asked about his experience with Trump University. He went on to elaborate that he ended up losing all of his hard-earned savings. “Somebody approached me to spend money for the Trump University because within three years, four years, five years, I’d…

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Trump University: When Trump Won and Students Lost

Newly released documents show that Donald Trump himself helped devise the marketing strategy for the for-profit Trump University that included aggressive sales tactics and preyed on those with few resources, according to the Washington Post. As the New York Times wrote, the documents “portray it as an unscrupulous business” that “employed unqualified instructors, made deceptive claims and exploited vulnerable students…

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