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Phoenix Takes a Nosedive: Major For-Profit College Accreditation in Jeopardy

The University of Phoenix disclosed late Tuesday that it may be put “on notice” by the organization that accredits the for-profit college.

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Meet the Grandfather of the Fiscal Cliff: He Works for ALEC

On January 19 of this year, Kansas state Sen. Julia Lynn offered an exuberant greeting to renowned tax-cutting enthusiast Arthur Laffer. “What an honor and privilege to have you here in Kansas,” Lynn said, welcoming the fabled former Reagan economic advisor to an informational meeting of the senate’s assessment and taxation committee. Les Donovan, the committee chair, raised the roof for their “special guest who has proven expertise in the field of economics going back decades.”

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Right-Wing Group Bankrolls Legal Defense for Dutch Islam Basher

When the people sounding alarms over the ‘Islamist threat’ run into trouble with the law, the Middle East Forum’s Legal Project is increasingly the go-to funder tapped to mount defenses here and abroad.

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53 Texas Family Planning Clinics Close

This article originally appeared on the Web site of The American Independent.

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How the Private Water Industry Is Teaming Up With ALEC

An influential trade association representing companies that provide water services to one in four Americans says it will continue its membership with the American Legislative Exchange Council, a conservative group that has worked with the energy industry to create loophole-filled water protections and opposes federal oversight of fracking.

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How Christian Groups Push Right-Wing Religion With the Help of Your Tax Dollars

 If you want to help carry out the anti-abortion mission of the taxpayer-funded Care Net Pregnancy Resource Center, you have to be a Christian.

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