Stories tagged with Center for American Progress

The conservative think tanks surrounding the Trump camp

By Laurie Bennett   |   December 15, 2016 at 4:00pm   |   0 Comments

With every new administration comes a shift in influence among the country’s major think tanks.

High-powered connections in Davos

By Laurie Bennett   |   January 25, 2016 at 11:17am   |   0 Comments

The annual schmoozefest known as the World Economic Forum ended Saturday with uncounted new friendships formed during talks and cocktail parties.

Google casts wide net in think tank support

By Laurie Bennett   |   April 17, 2014 at 8:10am   |   0 Comments

Like the comprehensive search engine it aims to be, Google covers all political bases when it comes to think tank funding.

CAP & the Obama White House

By Laurie Bennett   |   March 12, 2014 at 11:22am   |   0 Comments

The close ties between the Obama administration and the Center for American Progress are no secret.

Major intersection: CAP funders and Podesta clients

By Laurie Bennett   |   December 18, 2013 at 8:40am   |   0 Comments

As we noted last week, the Center for American Progress revealed its 2013 corporate donors after the announcement that its chairman, John Podesta, would advise the Obama White House.

Liberal think tank reveals corporate funders

By Muckety   |   December 13, 2013 at 5:26pm   |   1 Comments

Just days after Sen. Elizabeth Warren called on the nation’s largest banks to reveal their donations to think tanks, the Center for American Progress has released a list of corporate funders.

John Podesta starts new think tank

By Muckety   |   November 6, 2013 at 12:59pm   |   0 Comments

John Podesta, adviser to Presidents Obama and Clinton, is launching another think tank.

Mapping liberal foundations

By Laurie Bennett   |   October 8, 2013 at 7:56am   |   1 Comments

Yesterday, after seeing a Muckety user’s map of conservative foundations, a tweeter called for a similar map of liberal grantors.

The money behind the drive for gun safety

By Laurie Bennett   |   August 13, 2013 at 8:45am   |   2 Comments

Compared with the amount spent by pro-gun groups over the years, expenditures by gun safety groups are a pittance.

CAP continues close alliance with Obama administration

By Laurie Bennett   |   February 9, 2013 at 10:09am   |   0 Comments

In D.C. vernacular, the Center for American Progress is sometimes referred to as the second White House.

John Podesta and Cassandra Q. Butts oversee Obama’s transition

By Carol Eisenberg   |   October 21, 2008 at 12:19pm   |   1 Comments

Away from the glare of the campaign, leaders of two distinct Democratic networks are sifting names and vetting resumes for a prospective Barack Obama presidency.

Elizabeth Edwards, a public figure in her own right, steps out of the spotlight

By Laurie Bennett   |   August 9, 2008 at 10:18am   |   0 Comments

One of the likely outcomes of John Edwards’ bad judgment is the muting - at least temporarily - of his wife’s public voice.

Herb Sandler and son-in-law back Democrats

By Laurie Bennett   |   January 30, 2008 at 9:15am   |   0 Comments

Two California groups, Vote Hope and, are drawing national attention, and boisterous complaints from opponents, for their support of Barack Obama’s run for the presidency.

Both are operating outside the Obama campaign as 527 organizations, taking advantage of tax-code provisions that exempt them from federal spending limits. And both were founded by Steve Phillips, former president of the San Francisco School Board and son-in-law of billionaire banker Herb Sandler.

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