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Republicans among Heritage Foundation’s most vocal critics

By Laurie Bennett

October 22, 2013 at 9:05am

“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

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

Petraeus has job with British think tank

By Muckety

August 21, 2013 at 10:01am

Former CIA Director David H. Petraeus has joined the British think tank, the Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies.

Heritage Foundation plays politics

By Laurie Bennett

August 21, 2013 at 8:55am

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

Big ideas and big money mingle in Aspen

By Laurie Bennett

June 28, 2013 at 7:11am

The Aspen Ideas Festival, convened in the Colorado Rockies each summer for the last nine years, has grown into a domestic Davos.

Heritage Foundation funders

By Laurie Bennett

May 10, 2013 at 8:40am

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

Hoover fellows frequent recipients of the Bradley Prize

By Laurie Bennett

April 8, 2013 at 9:29am

It’s no surprise that the Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation should have many links to the Hoover Institution.

Think tank thought-o-meter

By Muckety

March 27, 2013 at 12:10pm

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

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

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

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

Think tank power couples

By Laurie Bennett

February 26, 2013 at 7:52am

The phrase “think tank power couple” is a bit of an oxymoron.

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

By Laurie Bennett

February 24, 2013 at 5:36am

Washington think tanks are often seen as administrations in waiting.

Acton Institute moving up

By Laurie Bennett

February 22, 2013 at 9:18am

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

CAP continues close alliance with Obama administration

By Laurie Bennett

February 9, 2013 at 10:09am

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

Media and CFR: holding hands

By Laurie Bennett

January 11, 2013 at 7:54am

Today is the fourth day in our series examining relationships of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Lew will continue tie between Treasury and Council on Foreign Relations

By Laurie Bennett

January 10, 2013 at 1:42pm

The connections between the business community, the Council on Foreign Relations and the federal government couldn’t get much closer.

Hollywood lends some glamour to Council on Foreign Relations

By Laurie Bennett

January 9, 2013 at 7:45am

When the august Council on Foreign Relations launched after World War I, it was dominated by New York businessmen, bankers and lawyers.

Legacy system at the Council on Foreign Relations?

By Laurie Bennett

January 8, 2013 at 10:20am

Conspiracy theorists tend to regard the Council on Foreign Relations as an elite cabal on the order of the Yale secret society, Skull and Bones.

Brookings and State

By Laurie Bennett

December 26, 2012 at 9:00am

No matter who the nominee is for State Department, the Brookings Institution is likely to have skin in the game.


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