The White House Deleted a Sexual Assault Report From Its Website

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I have “All I want to do is #MAGA!” stuck in my head on a loop and it sounds like this!

Here’s all the shit we couldn’t cover today:

  • KnowYourIX founder Alexandra Brodsky noticed that the White House appears to have quietly deleted a report on sexual violence from its website. The 2014 report, titled “Rape And Sexual Assault: Renewed Call To Action,” was put forward by then-VP Joe Biden and the White House Council on Women and Girls. “What does it mean that the Trump administration doesn’t want the public to have that information?” Brodsky asked. Well! [HuffPost]
  • Guess who Betsy DeVos hired to head a unit that investigates for-profit college fraud? JUST! GUESS! Okay, I’ll tell you: Julian Schmoke, a former official at for-profit college DeVry University, which recently agreed to a $100 million settlement for allegedly defrauding students. [Politico]
  • Here is some frickin weird-ass stuff about Felix Sater. [The Daily Beast]
  • I guess it’s convenient that the paper of record has consolidated all the worst assholes into its op-ed section. [New York Times]
  • Houston, Shmouston—it’s corporate tax cut time, baby! [HuffPost]
  • And these dealmasters are really going for the “hard sell,” it looks like. [Twitter]
  • The Washington Post continues its excellent coverage of the ongoing disaster in Houston. [Washington Post]

Here are some tweets the president was allowed to publish:


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Ellie Shechet

Ellie is a freelance writer and former senior writer at Jezebel. She is pursuing a master's degree in science journalism at Columbia University in the fall.