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Tony Podesta departs lobby firm

By Muckety   |   October 30, 2017 at 12:06pm   |   0 Comments

Tony Podesta is leaving his lobbying firm after coming under investigation by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, Politico reports.

How the Clinton campaign is shaping up

By Laurie Bennett   |   April 13, 2015 at 2:22am   |   0 Comments

The Hillary Clinton presidential campaign is now official, with many longtime Clinton loyalists taking roles.

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.

Podesta to counsel White House

By Muckety   |   December 10, 2013 at 7:48am   |   0 Comments

John Podesta, former chief of staff to President Bill Clinton, is joining the Obama administration as a special counselor.

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.

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.

Lobbyists bundle for Democrats

By Laurie Bennett   |   December 24, 2011 at 11:59am   |   0 Comments

Here’s a map of lobbyists who raise money for the two major Democratic PACs.

Egypt has a well-paid presence in Washington

By A. James Memmott   |   January 30, 2011 at 7:34am   |   0 Comments

Egypt’s government would seem to have friends in short supply at home - given the huge protests there.

The ill-conceived foreign money argument

By Laurie Bennett   |   October 28, 2010 at 9:33am   |   0 Comments

When it comes to complaints about foreign money influencing American politics, the Obama administration is making a simple question complicated.

White House has lost political narrative, Podesta says

By Laurie Bennett   |   February 16, 2010 at 9:02am   |   1 Comments

John Podesta has one word for the current climate in Washington.

Mr. Schmidt goes to Washington

By Carol Eisenberg   |   January 27, 2009 at 11:41am   |   0 Comments

He has few connections to Chicago or Cambridge. Nonetheless, Eric E. Schmidt, the chief executive of Google Inc. has emerged as one of the big winners of the 2008 presidential election.

Betty Currie, Bill Clinton’s secretary, volunteers for Obama

By A. James Memmott   |   December 17, 2008 at 10:40am   |   0 Comments

Another fixture of the Clinton administration is helping Barack Obama make his move from senator to president.

John Podesta, others on Obama transition, have business, lobby ties

By Carol Eisenberg   |   November 10, 2008 at 1:32pm   |   0 Comments

It turns out that it’s no easy thing to stock a new presidential administration with policy experts who have never worked as lobbyists - especially when the Democratic party has been out of power for eight years.

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.

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 PowerPac.org, 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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