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@Armstrong Did the AEI forum get listified?

Anyone interested in Wall Street Higher Ed Watch research: Here is an excellent article from the Roosevelt Institute on the effect predatory lending has on small colleges like Sweet Briar College in Virginia. (includes a LittleSis network map of conflicted university admins)

Any analysts interested in helping create lists based on this roster of speakers and attendees from the American Enterprise Institute's 2015 World Forum? Send me a note here and we will coordinate.

Partnership for NYC and Partnership Fund Board, Current Leadership Gotsch, Kaye, Kravis, and Sherif are officers of the Partnership Fund Board; the rest are officers of the Partnership for NYC

Lockheed Martin Corporation gets more than 80 percent of its revenue from the U.S. government and is No. 1 in contracts, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.

Largest Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) by SqFt
The Crain's list of the 25 largest REITS in 2014 ranks the companies in descending order by amount of square feet owned. The website provides only the names of the 25 companies; for rankings you have to purchase an EXCEL file which includes amount of square feet owned plus additional information on each company.

Who rules GMU? New map of GMU's network of Koch affiliations. Whitney Ball is a particularly interesting character.

Michael Hightower Mr. Hightower does not give his own money but was until fall 2014 Chief Lobbyist for FloridaBlue. He is said to have the best Rolodex in Florida politics.

Westar Energy they are involved with schemes to make it harder to do solar power.

compiling Upper Midwest Fossil Fuel Network, check it

Corinthian CollegesECMC Group The miserable afterlife of Corinthian College, the for profit operator of Everest Colleges and other schools, began this week, The firm was once valued at billions but was delisted by NASDAQ on February 17 2015. Debt collector ECMC Group has now purchased some of Corinthian's campuses, intending to continue to operate them as affiliates of Zenith Education Group, Inc. the new non-profit college subsidiary of ECMC. Apparently, ECMC plans to bring over many of Corinthian's staff -

Take Back Chicago Looks like Rahm Emanuel is coming to the rescue for a few of his favorite aldermen

"Chicago Forward is hoping to put the mayor’s City Council floor leader, two of his aldermanic appointees and 14 other incumbents over the top with spending in the 'healthy six-figure range' on direct-mail, robocalls and 'digital communication'."

See the list here:

Hey Take Back Chicago I just added Bruce Rauner's transition committee to this list.

An employee of Angelo Aponte reportedly gave a copy of a confidential New York State Senate memo, which pertained to the evaluation of bids for the contract to operate a racino at Aqueduct Racetrack, to Henry Sheinkopf.

At the time, Mr. Sheinkopf was a lobbyist working for an investor in the consortium of Aqueduct Entertainment Group LLC.