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Democrats blast Trump’s pick for Education Secretary

54 minutes agoNews : The Raw Story

Democrats sliced holes in billionaire Betsy DeVos’s credentials to be the next U.S. Education Secretary at a confirmation hearing on Tuesday, raising doubts whether President-elect Donald Trump’s pick will win approval in the full Senate. The nomination of DeVos to head an agency that...

Senator 'shaken to the core by' Trump's education pick Betsy DeVos take on guns in schools

U.S. Senator from Connecticut Chris Murphy came out in fierce opposition to President-elect Donald Trump's nominee for secretary of education on Tuesday. Betsy DeVos, a billionaire from Michigan, faced a room full of Senators on Tuesday...Show More Summary

Elizabeth Warren Schools Betsy DeVos At Confirmation Hearing

1 hour agoNews : Huffington Post

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) grilled secretary of education nominee Betsy DeVos on Tuesday, making the billionaire philanthropist’s lack of experience painfully obvious. DeVos’ controversial nomination has been met with opposition...Show More Summary

Bernie Sanders Asks Trump's Education Nominee If She's Only Getting The Job Because She's A Billionaire

2 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

President-elect Donald Trump’s controversial nominee for education secretary went before a Senate committee on Tuesday, where she faced tough questions from Democrats over her efforts to expand charter schools, her family’s political...Show More Summary

Watch Betsy DeVos Say She'd Allow Guns In Schools "To Protect From Potential Grizzlies”

At Tuesday's confirmation hearing, longtime gun control proponent Sen. Chris Murphy asked Michigan billionaire and Donald Trump's pick for education secretary Betsy DeVos outright whether guns had any place around schools. "That's best left to locales and states to decide," DeVos responded. Show More Summary

Betsy DeVos Got Schooled in Her Confirmation Hearing

Betsy DeVos, President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for secretary of education, just failed her first test. At her Senate confirmation hearing Tuesday night, the billionaire conservative philanthropist and “school choice” advocate appeared...Show More Summary

Betsy DeVos Calls for End to ‘One Size Fits All’ Education

3 hours agoNews : NYTimes: News

A Senate hearing for Ms. DeVos, a billionaire who did not attend public schools or send her children to them, became a debate over how to spend public money on education.

Commerce Pick Wilbur Ross to Divest at Least 80 Holdings

Mr. Ross, a billionaire, is likely to face questions at his confirmation hearing Wednesday about his career buying and remaking troubled companies.

DeVos Declines to Support For-Profit College Accountability Rules

Senate HELP committee chairman Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and the Trump transition conspired to hold Betsy DeVos's confirmation hearing to be Secretary of Education at the bizarre early bird special time of 5 pm. Faced with a billionaire...Show More Summary

Civil Rights Advocates Concerned That Betsy DeVos Will Not Stand Up for All Children

5 hours agoNews : Truthdig

By Lauren McCauley / Common Dreams Groups warn that the billionaire’s record and lack of experience make her her “wholly unqualified” for the position of secretary of education.

Bernie Sanders Just Roasted Trump’s Billionaire Pick for Education Secretary

Early on in Betsy DeVos' confirmation hearing to become President-elect Donald Trump's education secretary Tuesday afternoon, Sen. Bernie Sanders sized up the wealthy philanthropist and let loose: "Do you think that if you were not a...Show More Summary

Donald Trump's billionaire nominees really don't want us to see their ethics disclosures

Campaign Action Donald Trump’s nominees are still not racing to get their ethics plans checked out. As of Monday, CNN reported that: Of the current list of 21 nominees, 14 must still sit for Senate hearings, and only five of those 14...Show More Summary

Betsy DeVos Smiles Tightly, Evades Questions on Political Donations and Sexual Assault 

Betsy DeVos’s hearing for Secretary of Education is underway, and considering she is a billionaire GOP donor with little demonstrable regard for or experience with the public schools she’ll be tasked with running, her reception amongst Democrats in the committee has been pretty chilly. Read more...

Needed: Angry 20 something and hands-off billionaire to build the media company the universe really needs

6 hours agoTechnology : Pando Daily

There aren’t many winners in Trump World. At least, there aren’t many winners outside of the deplorables, basket-cases, racists, sexists and Twitter Eggs who make up Trump’s inner circle. It’s a pretty good time to be a right wing blogger, I suppose. Show More Summary

What will Valve's Gabe Newell say in an AMA? Find out today - CNET

6 hours agoTechnology / Internet : Webware

You can ask Gabe Newell anything you want on Reddit this afternoon. Many people are excited to see what the blunt video game billionaire says.

Democrats push to hear testimony of foreclosure victims whom Trump's Treasury pick cashed in on

Campaign Action Popular vote loser Donald Trump wants to put billionaire Steven Mnuchin in charge of the country's financial policies as Treasury secretary. One of Mnuchin's chief qualifications is that he knows a little something about...Show More Summary

Valve's Gabe Newell is Worth More Than Donald Trump

Valve’s Gabe Newell is officially worth more than the current President-Elect of the United States. According to Forbes’ most recent list of billionaires (via Kotaku ), Newell is ranked #134 with a net worth of $4.1 billion. He’s positioned on the list above the likes of Trump, Oprah, and Steven Spielberg. Show More Summary

LIVE VIDEO: Betsy DeVos Confirmation Hearing

8 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

UPDATE: Things are now underway. The confirmation hearing for billionaire anti-LGBT Secretary of Education nominee Betsy DeVos is allegedly starting any minute, but it appears the proceedings may be been delayed somewhat by the Chelsea Manning story, which is dominating all networks at this writing. Show More Summary

Anthony Scaramucci finds SkyBridge buyers in an Obama fundraiser and a Chinese conglomerate

SkyBridge Capital, the investment firm founded by incoming White House adviser Anthony Scaramucci, agreed to sell a majority stake to HNA Capital U.S., which is controlled by Chinese billionaire Chen... To view the full story, click the title link.

How Billionaire Robert Mercer Used His ‘Political Infrastructure’ to Help Trump’s Campaign

10 hours agoNews : Truthdig

A documentary by The Real News Network explores the relationship between “the shadowy billionaire” and other far-right figures.

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