Julia Conley, staff writer
"There is no line Secretary DeVos won't cross to pad the pockets of for-profit colleges."
Jake Johnson, staff writer
New York congressional candidate Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez speaks in support of Kansas Democrat Brent Welder at Jack Reardon Convention Center on Friday, July 20, 2018, in Kanas City, Kansas.
The progressive policy shop Data for Progress "consistently found that voters...
Andrea Germanos, staff writer
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos testifies during a Senate Appropriations Subcommittee hearing on Capitol Hill, June 5, 2018 in Washington, DC.
Plan slammed as looking "more like a roadmap for institutions seeking to abuse...


In the name of a sometimes questionable transparency - if you don't like something but can't do much about it, does it help to know about it? - the Defense Department publishes daily reports on the contracts they've awarded. On Jan. 14, it authorized spending over $800 million on military equipment and services. That was down to just under $300 million the next day, when the House passed a massive budget bill that includes $572 billion for defense - down from what was requested, but still...