Whistleblower: Education Department Killed Website That Made Applying for Loan Forgiveness Too Easy

A whistleblower complaint said a senior Education Department official scrapped the website because it provided borrowers with too much information.

https://www.usnews.com/news/education-news/articles/2020-06-23/whistleblower-education-department-killed-website-that-made-applying-for-loan-forgiveness-too-easy

-US News; 6/23/2020

A common thread among many Trump press staffers: They’re related to other Trump staffers

Family connections, through marriage or direct blood ties, turn up in several places among the people who are in charge of communicating the Trump administration’s agenda or involved in his reelection effort.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/media/a-common-thread-among-many-trump-press-staffers-theyre-related-to-other-trump-staffers/2020/06/23/3b29158e-b498-11ea-aca5-ebb63d27e1ff_story.html

-Washington Post; 6/23/2020

The Trump Administration Paid Millions for Test Tubes—and Got Unusable Mini Soda Bottles

The plastic tubes supplied for coronavirus testing by Fillakit, a first-time federal contractor with a sketchy owner, don’t even fit the racks used to analyze samples.

https://www.motherjones.com/coronavirus-updates/2020/06/the-trump-administration-paid-millions-for-test-tubes-and-got-unusable-mini-soda-bottles/

-Mother Jones; 6/21/2020

‘Racial Hate’: A famed folk singer, Trump’s dad and angry lyrics at a Tulsa landmark

Guthrie moved out two years later, not long before Trump was investigated by a U.S. Senate committee in 1954 for profiteering off the public contracts for that development.

More than 20 years later, Trump was accused of racial discrimination by the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Justice Department in the design of Beach Haven. The Trump organization had an elaborate, coded system for housing applicants to prevent black veterans from becoming tenants, the Justice Department alleged in a case that was eventually settled.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/history/2020/06/20/woody-guthrie-fred-trump-tulsa-lyrics/

-Washington Post; 6/20/2020