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August 16, 2018 6:21 p.m.

Weekly Primer: Who Cares About Protecting Service Members From Financial Fraud, Anyways?

Work in the White House? Take a discount at Trump’s golf club. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, just weeks after proposing to kneecap the Obama administration’s borrower defense rule, now seeks to erase punishments for for-profit colleges that weight students down with debt. A department spokesperson joined the list of Trump administration press representatives to get unnecessarily and unusually personal. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s interim director, White House budget director Mick Mulvaney, thinks members of the military don’t really need the CFPB to proactively guard against financial fraud. The President can whine all he wants about Amazon, it’s still getting billions from the federal government for rented server space. The Pentagon is shopping around for a new vault for its virtual information. It just so happens that its request for proposals “contains a host of technical stipulations that only Amazon can meet.” “Environmental terrorist groups” are to blame for California’s historic forest fires, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke says. Humans are certainly to…

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