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Sam Sacks


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Past articles by Sam:

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos Unfazed by Conflict of Interest Charges

A pilot program with the aim of delivering student loans through prepaid bank cards is vulnerable to a conflict of interest. → Read More

Corker at Pompeo Hearing: We Already Endorsed Regime Change in Syria

Pompeo called for Trump to take military action in Syria. → Read More

In Budget Battle, Pelosi Retreats on DACA and Gun Control

Pelosi offered up disappointing news about the process to Dreamers and gun reform advocates. → Read More

Bundy Reigns: Feds Still Ignoring Illegal Grazing

The Bureau of Land Management no longer intends to comply. → Read More

Private Market Fail -- US Indefinitely Reliant on Russian Government for Space Travel

The delays also lessen NASA's return on investment with the contractors. → Read More

As US Military Outposts Crumble Under Climate Change, Pentagon Refuses to Take Precautions

The Pentagon is not taking precautions to deal with climate change-induced damage at military sites. → Read More

Lawmakers Demand Transparency and Restrictions on FBI Spying Powers

The statute's expiration could curtail powerful forms of surveillance. → Read More

Tillerson Facing Internal Dissent at State Department Over Refusal to Enforce Child Soldiers Law

The Child Soldiers Prevention Act prohibits aid to nations that conscript troops younger than 18. → Read More

US Military No Longer Cool With Narcotics Labs in Afghanistan, Bombs Them

The US Commander in Afghanistan announced several airstrikes on Sunday. → Read More

Corporate Tax Cut Bill Clears House, All Eyes Are on Senate

''It's not tax reform. It's not even a tax cut. It's a tax scam.'' → Read More

Trump's Medicaid Chief Endorses Work Requirement Schemes

States that want to force work requirements for Medicaid recipients an ally in the Trump administration. → Read More

DHS Official: "Rational" Bill Includes Pathway to Citizenship for Dreamers

A DHS official admitted that President Trump would like to see a pathway to citizenship. → Read More

Children's Health Insurance Program Put on Congressional Calendar

With focus on repealing the ACA, CHIP has been ignored. → Read More

DHS Chief Can't Promise She Won't Hand Over Dreamer Data to ICE

With DACA dying, participants are concerned the program's privacy protections may disappear, too. → Read More

Investigators' Knives Out for Equifax After Massive Data Breach

Equifax left more than 100 million Americans vulnerable. → Read More

Government Watchdog Questions Value of Post-9/11 Travel Security Measures

The TSA lacks data to demonstrate the effectiveness of several security measures. → Read More

Government Greenlights Amazon's Expansion Into Grocery Industry

This is a threat to Whole Foods workers and families. → Read More

Trump's Economic Council Implodes as White House Defends White Supremacists

Three members of the forum had already resigned prior to the events in Charlottesville. → Read More

Department of Justice's Demand for Information on Dissenters Goes to Court

This is a violation of free speech. → Read More

Fines for Big Financial Firms Have Plunged Under Trump

The amount of penalties that federal regulators have collected from misbehaving financial firms has declined sharply in the first 200 days of Trump. → Read More