Center For American Progress Takes Direction From Obama White House

By: Monday March 10, 2014 8:46 am

Last week RT America, the Russian state media network, was in the news after two of its anchors voiced opposition – on air – to Russian action in Ukraine. Part of the reaction to these events was a discussion in the media about how RT America covers stories, a discussion which apparently piqued the interest [...]

Democratic Establishment Lines Up Behind Hillary Clinton For 2016

By: Monday January 27, 2014 5:29 am

The fix is in according to an article in the New York Times Magazine. The Democratic establishment has already decided, in 2014, that Hillary Clinton shall be the party’s nominee for president in 2016. No primary necessary, get on the train or lie down on the tracks. The article comes after Priorities USA Action, Team [...]

Center For American Progress Discloses Corporate Donors After Investigations

By: Monday December 16, 2013 8:32 am

Is the Center For American Progress the new Third Way? The charge of corporate influence has been leveled against CAP in various outlets from The Nation to the New York Times. And now another piece of the puzzle has come into place as the Center For American Progress (CAP) has disclosed a list of corporate [...]

Center For American Progress Says Larry Summers ‘Not A Wall Street Guy’

By: Wednesday August 14, 2013 9:31 am

The Center for American Progress (CAP), a progressive front group for corporate Democrats, has decided to go on the record in assisting Larry Summers’ quest to become Chair of the Federal Reserve. In a New York Times story titled┬áThe Fed, Lawrence Summers, and Money the president of the Center for American Progress, Neera Tanden, goes [...]

Medicare Eligibility Age Increase Rejected By Obama Allies

By: Monday December 10, 2012 6:16 am

Staffers in this White House in particular float trial balloons on a continual basis on virtually every issue of importance to gauge public response, and the whole point of that exercise is to actually respond to it rather than not take it seriously. And if that’s the case, and the eligibility age conversation represented a trial balloon, I think we can say it’s been effectively and efficiently popped. Because over the weekend, Dick Durbin, perhaps the closest US Senator to the White House, criticized the idea.

A Pro-Austerity Chart, and Why the President Is Touting It

By: Thursday May 17, 2012 8:53 am

This chart, put together by Michael Linden at the Center for American Progress, shows the Obama Administration’s performance on fiscal policy over his term in office. It shows that spending, taxes and the deficit are all lower, relative to the CBO projections from when the President took office in January 2009. If you’re an economist, [...]

CAP Report Calls For Postponement Of Gitmo Closure

By: Wednesday November 11, 2009 12:02 pm

There is perhaps no organization in Washington with a closer relationship to the White House than the Center for American Progress. Its President and CEO, John Podesta, co-chaired President Obama’s transition team, and dozens of former staffers have taken positions in the executive branch. When they put out a report, you can at least guess [...]

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