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Stories in the category Think tanks

The conservative think tanks surrounding the Trump camp

By Laurie Bennett

December 15, 2016 at 4:00pm

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

The importance of the foreign-policy elite

By Laurie Bennett

October 20, 2016 at 6:00am

Surprisingly, in a debate addressing international affairs, the word “elite” was never uttered Wednesday night.

Amnesty International and CSIS exchange barbs

By Laurie Bennett

August 19, 2014 at 9:13am

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

The growing complexity of terrorist networks

By Laurie Bennett

June 6, 2014 at 9:10am

Terrorism is decentralizing and diversifying, according to a new report from Rand.

A closer look at the Heritage Foundation chair

By Laurie Bennett

May 20, 2014 at 9:39am

While Jim DeMint has quickly become the face of the Heritage Foundation since becoming its president, the conservative group’s chairman, Thomas A. Saunders III, also bears watching.

Google casts wide net in think tank support

By Laurie Bennett

April 17, 2014 at 8:10am

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

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

CAP & the Obama White House

By Laurie Bennett

March 12, 2014 at 11:22am

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

Brookings forges another connection to the Fed

By Laurie Bennett

February 4, 2014 at 9:49am

Bringing on former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke as a distinguished fellow is a coup for the Brookings Institution.

Bernanke moves to Brookings

By Muckety

February 3, 2014 at 9:42am

Ben Bernanke, having left his job as Federal Reserve chairman on Friday, has been named a distinguished fellow at the Brookings Institution.

WSJ editorial board member goes to Heritage

By Muckety

January 21, 2014 at 1:03pm

Stephen Moore, founder of the Club for Growth and a member of the Wall Street Journal editorial board, is returning to the Heritage Foundation, the conservative think tank announced.

Huntsman named chairman of Atlantic Council

By Laurie Bennett

January 17, 2014 at 11:57am

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.

Small think tank has multiple ties to White House, Congress

By Laurie Bennett

December 21, 2013 at 8:43am

The American Security Project’s connections to the White House couldn’t go much higher.

Major intersection: CAP funders and Podesta clients

By Laurie Bennett

December 18, 2013 at 8:40am

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

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

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

An updated view of the Kochs and the Cato Institute

By Laurie Bennett

December 9, 2013 at 10:59am

Last year, after a highly publicized court battle, the Koch brothers and the Cato Institute came to an agreement.

Think tanks are hardly quaking in their boots

By Laurie Bennett

December 8, 2013 at 11:48am

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

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

John Podesta starts new think tank

By Muckety

November 6, 2013 at 12:59pm

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


  • The enormity of the U.S. Intelligence Community
    February 16, 2017 at 8:58am

    As it struggles to assemble a cabinet and to replace a national security adviser who has resigned and a labor secretary nominee who has withdrawn, the Trump administration takes on a new challenge: stanching leaks from U.S. intelligence.

    Immigration ban strains Trump relations with Silicon Valley
    January 30, 2017 at 9:06am

    Seven weeks ago, the president-elect made nice with the titans of tech, sitting down with them at Trump Tower and pledging government support.

    Coming together
    January 22, 2017 at 1:25pm

    From above, from the bird’s eye view of helicopters or satellites, the crowd was massive.

    The Davos elite
    January 19, 2017 at 8:22am

    The annual meeting in Davos brings together the elite of business and foreign relations - the supposed antithesis of Donald Trump’s views on governance.

    In a typical cabinet, Elaine Chao would be one of the richest
    January 12, 2017 at 8:37am

    When critics complain about the big-money nominees in Donald Trump’s cabinet, they focus on billionaire investor Wilbur Ross (Commerce), Amway in-law Betsy DeVos (Education), former Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson (State) and Goldman Sachs alum Steve Mnuchin (Treasury).

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