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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.

Amnesty International and CSIS exchange barbs

By Laurie Bennett   |   August 19, 2014 at 9:13am   |   0 Comments

The tensions of Ferguson have found their way to the nonprofit world.

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.

Rubenstein becomes co-chair of Brookings

By Muckety   |   March 19, 2014 at 3:17pm   |   0 Comments

David M. Rubenstein, billionaire co-founder of the Carlyle Group, has been named co-chairman of the Brookings Institution.

Huntsman named chairman of Atlantic Council

By Laurie Bennett   |   January 17, 2014 at 11:57am   |   0 Comments

In naming Jon Huntsman Jr. as its new chairman, the Atlantic Council continues a trend of choosing Republicans with ties to the Obama White House.

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.

Bitcoins, think tanks and the Koch brothers

By Laurie Bennett   |   December 11, 2013 at 9:12am   |   1 Comments

As if there isn’t enough dark money in the think tank funding stream, at least one organization is now accepting bitcoin.

Think tanks are hardly quaking in their boots

By Laurie Bennett   |   December 8, 2013 at 11:48am   |   1 Comments

In calling on the country’s top banks to disclose their donations to think tanks, Elizabeth Warren is not the tough regulator but the kid exclaiming that the emperor has no clothes.

Think tank critical of Elizabeth Warren has many corporate connections

By Laurie Bennett   |   December 5, 2013 at 11:08am   |   0 Comments

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) has called on the nation’s six largest banks to release information about their contributions to think tanks.

Republicans among Heritage Foundation’s most vocal critics

By Laurie Bennett   |   October 22, 2013 at 9:05am   |   1 Comments

“Is Heritage going to go so political that it really doesn’t amount to anything anymore?”

The conservative ties of the Discovery Institute

By Laurie Bennett   |   September 12, 2013 at 11:04am   |   0 Comments

The Discovery Institute bills itself as a “non-partisan policy and research organization.”

Heritage Foundation plays politics

By Laurie Bennett   |   August 21, 2013 at 8:55am   |   0 Comments

When, precisely, did the Heritage Foundation stop functioning as a think tank?

Heritage Foundation funders

By Laurie Bennett   |   May 10, 2013 at 8:40am   |   0 Comments

The Heritage Foundation, in the spotlight because of its questionable “research” on immigration, receives millions of dollars from right-leaning foundations each year.

Think tank thought-o-meter

By Muckety   |   March 27, 2013 at 12:10pm   |   0 Comments

In the think tank world, there is independent, inspired, even courageous, thought. And then there’s self-serving spin.

Thought promoters: Funders of major conservative think tanks

By Laurie Bennett   |   March 24, 2013 at 6:55am   |   0 Comments

These may well be the think tank glory days, when major research organizations land support from wealthy donors who help grow budgets, staffing and new headquarters.

More Congress-think tank connections

By Laurie Bennett   |   March 12, 2013 at 7:39am   |   0 Comments

Our ongoing Muckety map of members of Congress who have moved on to think tanks expands again, with the announcement yesterday that former Sen. Joe Lieberman had joined the American Enterprise Institute.

Joe Lieberman goes to American Enterprise Institute

By Laurie Bennett   |   March 11, 2013 at 2:01pm   |   2 Comments

Former Sen. Joseph Lieberman (I-CT) is joining the American Enterprise Institute.

Close ties between Center for a New American Security and the White House

By Laurie Bennett   |   February 24, 2013 at 5:36am   |   0 Comments

Washington think tanks are often seen as administrations in waiting.

Acton Institute moving up

By Laurie Bennett   |   February 22, 2013 at 9:18am   |   0 Comments

Like other well-funded American think tanks, the Acton Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty plans is heading for new headquarters.


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