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  • Mattis seeks out Soros-funded think tanker for top Pentagon post

    03/22/2017 10:48:46 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 135 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | March 22, 2017 | Jordan Schachtel
    Defense Secretary Gen. James Mattis wants to nominate a senior fellow at a Soros-funded think tank as undersecretary at the Pentagon, as the embattled Cabinet official continues to clash with the White House over prospective nominees. Politico reports that Mattis wants Rudy deLeon — a senior fellow at the far-left Center for American Progress (CAP) — to come on board as undersecretary for personnel and readiness. DeLeon previously served in the Clinton administration as deputy secretary of defense. During that time, Gen. Mattis served as his senior military assistant. DeLeon worked for Boeing as senior vice president from 2001 to...
  • Found notes may show Bush plan on Clarke

    03/31/2004 1:36:56 PM PST · by South40 · 111 replies · 265+ views
    UPI ^ | 3/31/04 | Pamela Hess
    WASHINGTON, March 31 (UPI) -- The White House was worried about the damaging testimony of a former counter-terrorism chief to a commission investigating the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks last week but was trying to let the issue die on its own, according to Pentagon briefing notes found at a Washington coffee shop. "Stay inside the lines. We don't need to puff this (up). We need (to) be careful as hell about it," the handwritten notes say. "This thing will go away soon and what will keep it alive will be one of us going over the line." The notes were...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Dem Super-Lobbyist Podesta Got $170K To End US Sanctions On Russian Bank

    03/07/2017 4:59:08 AM PST · by kevcol · 17 replies
    Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | March 6, 2017 | Richard Pollock
    Democrat super-lobbyist Tony Podesta was paid $170,000 over a six-month period last year to represent Sberbank, Russia’s largest bank, seeking to end one of the Obama administration’s economic sanctions against that country, The Daily Caller News Foundation’s Investigative Group has learned. Podesta, founder and chairman of the Podesta Group, is listed as a key lobbyist on behalf of Sberbank, according to Senate lobbying disclosure forms. His firm received more than $24 million in fees in 2016, much of it coming from foreign governments, according to the nonpartisan Center for Responsive Politics.
  • FLASHBACK: Group that helped sell Iran nuke deal also funded media (re. Echo Chamber)

    12/12/2016 6:28:10 AM PST · by maggief · 3 replies
    AP ^ | May 20, 2016 | BRADLEY KLAPPER
    WASHINGTON (AP) — A group the White House recently identified as a key surrogate in selling the Iran nuclear deal gave National Public Radio $100,000 last year to help it report on the pact and related issues, according to the group's annual report. It also funded reporters and partnerships with other news outlets. The Ploughshares Fund's mission is to "build a safe, secure world by developing and investing in initiatives to reduce and ultimately eliminate the world's nuclear stockpiles," one that dovetails with President Barack Obama's arms control efforts. But its behind-the-scenes role advocating for the Iran agreement got more...
  • Town Hall Project Founded By Former Clinton Staffer

    02/22/2017 7:22:13 PM PST · by MarvinStinson · 10 replies
    freebeacon ^ | February 22, 2017 | Joe Schoffstall
    A group serving as a central hub of information for congressional town halls was founded by a former Hillary Clinton campaign staffer and its parent company is located at the same address as an organization funded by liberal billionaire George Soros. Democrats have insisted that recent town hall outbursts against Republican politicians occurred organically, likening them to the Tea Party, while President Donald Trump yesterday tweeted that the "so-called angry crowds in home districts of some Republicans are actually, in numerous occasions, planned out by liberal activists. Sad!" The Town Hall Project, a group that serves as a one-stop shop...
  • ACLU wins legal challenge against immigration ban: ‘Hope Trump enjoys losing’

    01/28/2017 8:03:18 PM PST · by Mariner · 102 replies
    Yahoo ^ | January 28th, 2016 | Hunter Walker
    The American Civil Liberties Union announced Saturday evening that a federal court in New York had issued an emergency stay on President Trump’s executive order banning immigration from seven predominantly Muslim countries. The court’s decision, which will affect people who have been detained in airports, came after the ACLU and other activist groups filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of two Iraqis who were held at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York as a result of the order. “I hope Trump enjoys losing. He’s going to lose so much we’re going to get sick and tired of...
  • Trump posts first order of business – kill the Climate Action Plan and Waters of the U.S. rule

    01/22/2017 10:47:08 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 53 replies
    Watts up with Thar? ^ | o January 20, 2017 | Anthony Watts
    From USAToday:Trump begins with call to kill climate action planWASHINGTON —- As President Trump delivered his inaugural address Friday, his new White House team posted a proposal to eliminate President Obama’s environmental regulations. “For too long, we’ve been held back by burdensome regulations on our energy industry. President Trump is committed to eliminating harmful and unnecessary policies such as the Climate Action Plan and the Waters of the U.S. rule,” reads the top issue brief on the new president’s White House web site. “ New executive actions are expected later Friday as the nation’s 45th president begins his administration.”At...
  • GREENFIELD: HOW GEORGE SOROS DESTROYED THE DEMOCRAT PARTY

    12/28/2016 2:32:54 PM PST · by Louis Foxwell · 37 replies
    FrontPage ^ | DEC. 28, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    How George Soros Destroyed the Democratic Party The Left ultimately destroys itself. December 28, 2016 Daniel Greenfield Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. It was the end of the big year with three zeroes. The first X-Men movie had broken box office records. You couldn’t set foot in a supermarket without listening to Brittney Spears caterwauling, “Oops, I Did It Again.” And Republicans and Democrats had total control of both chambers of legislatures in the same amount of states. That was the way it was back in...
  • (Vanity) Just How Far to the Left is Van Jones?

    Became a Communist in the aftermath of the 1992 "Rodney King riots" in Los Angeles Founded the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights in 1996 Was active in the anti-Iraq War demonstrations organized by International ANSWER Suspected that the Bush administration "may indeed have deliberately allowed 9/11 to happen, perhaps as a pretext for war" Served as a board member of the Rainforest Action Network and Free Press In March 2009, President Barack Obama named Jones to be his so-called “green jobs czar.” Has been a senior fellow with the Center for American Progress
  • THEY KNEW: THE END OF THE CLINTON LIES BEGINS

    10/27/2016 10:24:12 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 35 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | Oct. 27, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    During Hillary Clinton’s first presidential campaign, Neera Tanden was described as “the wonk behind Hillary.” A close associate of the Clintons, Tanden helped shape policy for both Bill and Hillary. Then she switched to playing that role for Obama. While Hillary’s email scandal broke, Tanden was in charge of the Center for American Progress, a radical left-wing group that had been described as "Obama's Idea Factory." And she was chatting with John Podesta, the top Clintonite who had founded CAP. Podesta had co-chaired the Obama-Biden Transition Project. Neera Tanden would co-chair the Hillary-Kaine Transition Project under Podesta who headed up...
  • WikiLeaks bombshell: Clinton campaign chair's confidante said Hillary and her lawyers...

    10/25/2016 5:02:26 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 19 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Oct. 25, 2016 | David Martosko
    A close confidante of Hillary Clinton's campaign chairman was convinced she 'wanted to get away with' keeping all her official emails on a private homebrew server, according to a stolen email released Tuesday by WikiLeaks. In the message chain, Center for American Progress president Neera Tanden told Clinton chairman John Podesta – who was also the far-left group's board chairman – that Clinton should 'immediately' move to hand her entire email archive over to the National Archives. The conversation came one day after The New York Times first published evidence of the former secretary of state's controversial email setup, which...
  • Obama's winning strategy will be retested soon

    10/18/2013 2:15:16 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 33 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | October 17, 2013 | By Kathleen Hennessey and Christi Parsons
    WASHINGTON — It's been a constant quandary for the Obama White House: Should the president reach out to his Republican opponents or isolate them? Should he compromise to move his agenda or try to split the GOP ranks? Carrot or stick? [BIG SNIP] Democrats continue to debate how the president should approach that process — offering concessions or lines in the sand. This week, former Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta told reporters he thought Obama should put "everything on the table," as well as do more to build relationships with Republicans......... [Neera] Tanden [president of the Center for American Progress]...
  • Bloomberg eyed Sec'y of State position in Clinton's cabinet, latest release of hacked emails reveals

    10/15/2016 4:45:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | October 15, 2016 | Laura Bult
    Former Mayor Michael Bloomberg had his sights set on being Hillary Clinton’s Secretary of State, emails from the latest WikiLeaks release reveal. WikiLeaks published a new batch of hacked Clinton campaign emails on Saturday which includes a June 3 exchange between Bloomberg aide Howard Wolfson and Clinton surrogate Neera Tanden about whether the former mayor would launch a presidential bid. Tanden, president of the Center for American Progress, emailed Wolfson a Twitter link to an article titled “NY Dems push Bloomberg to run for president” and asked him “What is up.” Wolfson quickly shut down hearsay that Bloomberg would launch...
  • Progress Kentucky director visited White House

    04/17/2013 6:16:21 PM PDT · by marstegreg · 11 replies
    Politico ^ | April 17, 2013 | By KEVIN ROBILLARD and BYRON TAU
    Victoria McCullough, a staff assistant to White House senior adviser Valerie Jarrett, is listed as the official who signed Reilly in. Reilly also went to the liberal-leaning Center for American Progress during his visit to the capital, according to his Twitter feed.
  • “We Conspire To Produce An Unaware And Compliant Citizenry”

    10/14/2016 7:15:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Captain's Journal ^ | October 13, 2016 | Herschel Smith
    PJ Media: One of John Podesta’s emails released by WikiLeaks this week exposes how progressive elites seek to exploit the unwashed masses. The email features one of Podesta’s colleagues from the Center for American Progress admitting that the institutional left “conspires to produce an unaware and compliant citizenry,” ostensibly to impose their radical agenda on us without much resistance. The correspondent is Bill Ivey of Global Cultural Strategies, “the online representation of the ideas, writings, and affiliations of author/consultant Bill Ivey.” He is an author trained in folklore and history, a trustee of the Center for American Progress, a former...
  • Joule Unlimited biofuels demo plant that will convert waste into biodiesel + ethanol

    11/13/2011 6:10:43 PM PST · by Titus-Maximus · 39 replies · 1+ views
    Industry Intelligence ^ | 11/11/11 | Staff
    Joule Unlimited ready to start construction on biofuels demonstration plant in Hobbs, New Mexico, that will convert sunlight, CO2 waste into up to 75 million gallons of biodiesel, 125 million gallons of ethanol per year Nov 11, 2011 – as Headlines are rewritten for editorial clarity. The original story and headline begin below. Original Headline: Construction to begin on NM biofuels plant HOBBS, New Mexico, November 11, 2011 (as) – A Massachusetts company is ready to start construction on a biofuels demonstration plant in New Mexico. Joule Unlimited Inc. plans to convert sunlight and carbon dioxide waste into biofuel at...
  • Obama transition vet joins Joule board [biodiesel/ethanol]

    01/20/2011 7:21:36 AM PST · by Red Badger · 8 replies
    Boston Business Journal ^ | 01-18-2011 | by Kyle Alspach
    Renewable fuels developer Joule Unlimited Inc. said John Podesta, a veteran of two White House administrations, has joined its board of directors. Podesta was previously White House chief of staff under President Clinton, and more recently served as co-chair of President Obama’s transition. He is currently president and CEO of the Center for American Progress, a think tank he founded in 2003. “I have seen and heard many proposals by renewable energy companies, and can unequivocally say that Joule has a technology and a system unlike any other, with industrial viability and a clear path to market within the next...
  • John Podesta's Collaboration with Hillary Clinton to Destroy the Constitution

    10/13/2016 12:57:21 AM PDT · by V K Lee · 9 replies
    http://freedomoutpost.com/ ^ | October 12, 2016 | Leon Puissegur
    John Podesta is a name that has been heavy in the news with Wikileaks information and others. It seems that he is the go-to guy for all sorts of things - mainly ideas to destroy your opponents by any means necessary. This is the part of the recent release of all the emails that seems to be buried by the news media, yet it comes out not in the favor of Hillary Rodham Clinton. But one has to understand what is going on and why. If Hillary Clinton was really leading by as much as many claim she is, they...
  • Leaked emails show Clinton’s team should read a catechism [Democrat anti-Catholicism]

    10/11/2016 7:02:18 PM PDT · by Unam Sanctam · 11 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | 10.11.16 | Addie Mena
    Oh anti-Catholicism. You’re always in vogue. And just what we needed to add to this wonderful election journey. Today, the anti-secrecy and disclosure site WikiLeaks released more than 1,000 emails as part of an ongoing leak of the hacked emails of John Podesta, chairman of Hillary Clinton’s campaign. Previously, Podesta worked as the President for the Center for American Progress, or CAP, and the Chief of Staff to President Bill Clinton. Within these leaked emails was a 2011 email thread titled “Conservative Catholicism” sent by CAP Senior Fellow John Halpin to Podesta and to Hillary for America Communications Director Jennifer...
  • It’s the Accreditation, Stupid!

    10/11/2016 11:30:57 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 10 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | October 11, 2016 | Malcolm A. Kline
    The good news is that the Left has noticed what a scam college accreditation is. The bad news: They want the federal government to take it over. "Accreditors are self-regulating membership organizations," Ben Miller, David Bergeron and Carmel Martin write in a report released this month by the Center for American Progress (CAP). "This means that agencies' revenue comes almost entirely from dues and fees paid by the institutions they oversee." "This includes annual sustaining fees, as well as payments for specific functions such as an initial review to judge if an institution meets standards for approval or special visits...
  • Podesta Emails - Part Deux

    10/10/2016 7:25:48 AM PDT · by winoneforthegipper · 52 replies
    Wiki Leaks ^ | 10/10/16 | staff
    WikiLeaks series on deals involving Hillary Clinton campaign Chairman John Podesta. Mr Podesta is a long-term associate of the Clintons and was President Bill Clinton's Chief of Staff from 1998 until 2001. Mr Podesta also owns the Podesta Group with his brother Tony, a major lobbying firm and is the Chair of the Center for American Progress (CAP), a Washington DC-based think tank.
  • Turkey's crackdown: How far will it go?

    07/18/2016 11:55:22 AM PDT · by Truth29 · 31 replies
    Public Radio International ^ | July 18, 2016 | Jared Goyette
    The post-coup crackdown in Turkey has been been swift and brutal, concerning observers that the country may be pushed closer to authoritarianism and away from democracy and the rule of law. Some 6,000 people, mostly soldiers, have been detained on charges of high treason, and more than 2,700 judges and prosecutors were purged Sunday for alleged links to the coup plotters. Authorities issued arrest warrants for another 188 high court judges, and Prime Minister Binali Yildirim has said the ruling AKP party will consider bringing back the death penalty for perpetrators. On Monday, the government said 30 governors and 8,000...
  • Emails, Documents Tie Clinton Camp to Turkish Imam

    07/16/2016 5:42:18 PM PDT · by amorphous · 54 replies
    NewsMax.Com ^ | 14 July, 2016 | By Jason Devaney
    New emails and documents uncover ties between the Clintons and an Islamic imam from Turkey who has been in self-exile in Pennsylvania since 1999. According to The Daily Caller, several pieces of evidence tie the Clintons to Fethullah Gulen, against whom Turkish President Recep Tayyip ErdoÄźan has launched a crackdown.
  • BREAKING: Obama Just Gave Himself A MASSIVE Pay Raise… FOREVER! $$$

    03/18/2016 10:50:13 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 98 replies
    The Political Insider ^ | 3-18-16 | Charles Kosar
    While Americans are suffering in the Obama economy, President Barack Obama is seeking to increase the money available to him after he leaves the White House. The Congressional Research Service reports that for requests for both 2016 and 2017 fiscal years, Obama's proposed federal budget would expand funding through the Former Presidents Act. In 2017 alone, Obama wants nearly an 18% hike in expenditures… $588,000. That means $3.865,000 in appropriations will be available to spend on former Presidents! The 2016 proposed budget includes an additional $25,000 increase. The Former Presidents Act, enacted in 1958, provides living former presidents with a...
  • Liberal Billionaires and Their Montana Connections

    09/02/2015 9:20:38 PM PDT · by This_far · 11 replies
    Mediatrackers ^ | June 19, 2015 | : Ron Catlett
    Despite a population of just over 1 million people and just 3 electoral votes, Montana continues to be a hot bed of spending for billionaire’s and their political non-profit groups. (cut, jump) Liberal Swiss billionaire and Center for American Progress board member Hansjorg Wyss has received much attention in recent weeks after The Daily Caller revealed that he had paid $1.5 million to a Colorado woman to settle sex abuse allegations. Money from Wyss’ charitable foundation has proven quite important in Montana’s environmental movement.
  • Center for American Progress reveals Palestinians were advising demonstrators in Ferguson

    11/12/2015 7:45:43 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/12/2015 | Thomas Lifson
    Oops! As a byproduct of an internal dispute at the far left think tank, the Center for American Progress (CAP), it has been revealed that Palestinian advisers were brought into the Ferguson, Missouri demonstrations to advise the rioters. Exactly who paid for them to apparently fly halfway around the world (or otherwise build "strong relationships") and stick their noses into an American political dispute is unclear, though it has been bandied about that George Soros has played a major role in funding the #BlackLivesMatter movement that is ginning up black anger, and presumably 2016 election turnout for Hillary. The...
  • GEORGE SOROS ADMITS HE IS BEHIND MUSLIM INVASION OF EUROPE

    11/09/2015 7:30:25 PM PST · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 133 replies
    Billionaire investor George Soros has confirmed he wants to bring down Europe's borders, following the accusation made last week by Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban. Last week, Mr Orban accused Mr Soros – who was born in Hungary – of deliberately encouraging the migrant crisis. "This invasion is driven, on the one hand, by people smugglers, and on the other by those (human rights) activists who support everything that weakens the nation-state," Mr Orban said. "This Western mindset and this activist network is perhaps best represented by George Soros." Mr Soros has now issued an email statement to Bloomberg Business,...
  • Obama’s Benghazi Investigator: An Iran Sympathizer

    10/24/2012 1:53:41 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 28 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | October 24, 2012 | Matthew Vadum
    The freshly appointed chairman of a federal investigation into the Benghazi massacre is an apologist for Islamic terrorism who has a cozy relationship with Iran, the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism. And to add insult to injury, at press time Tuesday evening the chairman of this new State Department panel, former Ambassador Thomas R. Pickering, was poised to participate in a panel discussion at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C., on “what role the faith community can play in fighting Islamophobia.” The news comes on the heels of a new report by the Investigative Project on Terrorism that found...
  • Obama’s Tasteless Welcome of Pope Francis

    09/18/2015 10:42:52 PM PDT · by Vision Thing · 32 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | September 18, 2015 | Katrina Trinko
    Maybe we shouldn’t expect anything much from a president who gave Queen Elizabeth an iPod filled with his own speeches, and who gave former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown a set of American movies on DVDs that didn’t work in the U.K. But the way this White House is choosing to “welcome” Pope Francis is appalling. When Francis arrives at the White House on Wednesday for a welcome reception, his greeters will include “Episcopal Bishop Gene Robinson, the first openly gay Anglican bishop who’s now a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, a think-tank with ties to the...
  • More Young Americans Now Die From Guns Than Cars

    09/03/2015 7:55:01 AM PDT · by rktman · 57 replies
    forbes.com ^ | 8/26/2015 | dan diamond
    The United States is one of the greatest nations in the world. But compared to our peers, we’re one of the worst when it comes to gun violence. In America, you can be shot at an elementary school. You can be murdered at a church or movie theatre. You can even be executed on live TV — and yet there’s no real expectation of gun reform. Gun-related violence and death is a real public health problem in America, researchers say. And these three charts illustrate why. 1. Gun-related deaths in America wildly outpace our peer nations
  • Hillary Clinton’s curious relationship with major Swiss bank draws attention

    07/30/2015 9:51:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/30/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    The State Department (which Hillary Clinton used to run and where she still holds significant influence) has been very clear about one thing. There is no relationship between donations to the Clinton Foundation and actions taken by the Secretary of State during her tenure there. Period. Full stop. End of discussion. Perish the thought. You’re all just a bunch of Clinton haters who are trying to stop the ongoing charity work of these wonderful people. And yet for some strange reason we keep seeing stories like this. Hillary hadn’t even finished unpacking her things in her new office at...
  • The Legacy of George Soros Part 5

    08/28/2015 5:31:46 PM PDT · by samovar123
  • Center for American Progress helped craft EPA talking points, emails show

    07/07/2015 4:50:21 AM PDT · by george76 · 12 replies
    Fox ^ | July 06, 2015 | Lachlan Markay
    A prominent left-wing group helped formulate Environmental Protection Agency talking points designed to sell a controversial regulatory scheme to skeptical journalists, internal emails show. The emails show Joseph Goffman, the senior counsel of EPA's Office of Air and Radiation, circulating talking points from Center for American Progress climate strategy director Daniel Weiss among EPA colleagues attempting to sell the agency's controversial power plant regulations to a New York Times reporter. Weiss emailed Goffman in September 2013 with a series of suggestions for convincing the Times' Matt Wald of the commercial viability of carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) technology, a vital...
  • Obama taps major fundraiser for Sweden ambassador

    10/23/2014 4:43:09 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 23, 2014 7:24 PM EDT
    President Barack Obama is nominating a major fundraiser for his presidential campaign to be the next U.S. ambassador to Sweden. The White House says Azita Raji is Obama’s pick for the job. She’s a former investment banker who served as national vice-chair of finance for Obama’s 2012 campaign. She helped raise more than $500,000 for Obama’s campaign as a “bundler” in 2012. …
  • Are Obama's Arab-Firster Policy Hawks Anti-Semites?

    03/06/2015 6:38:31 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 6, 2015 | John Ransom
    Judging by liberal reaction to Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to Congress on Tuesday, the Israeli Prime minister scored a direct hit at Obama's Arab-first policy. At least amongst the Arab-first crowd that Obama supports. "Given how much buildup the speech received," writes Matthew Duss in Slate, "and how much of America’s time has been wasted with the controversy surrounding it—it’s simply amazing that Netanyahu didn’t use the chance to offer any new or interesting ideas."And that's the best Duss has to offer in the Slate piece titled Netanyahu Just Did Obama a Big Favor.He never really gets to the big favor...
  • Hillary Clinton has double-digit leads over potential GOP presidential rivals, poll shows

    01/22/2015 8:05:35 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 54 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 01/22/2015 | By Anne Gearan and Peyton M. Craighill
    Hillary Rodham Clinton holds double-digit leads over potential Republican challengers Jeb Bush and Mitt Romney as the likely Democratic presidential candidate moves closer to entering the race, a new Washington Post-ABC News poll finds. Although Clinton, Bush and Romney are all longtime politicians and members of political dynasties, registered voters are less likely to count that familiarity against Clinton. That is a good sign for Clinton, a failed 2008 presidential candidate and the focus of Republican criticism that her time has come and gone. Clinton’s potential to make history as the first female U.S. president makes little difference to most...
  • Center for American Progress won’t account $5 million in donations

    01/22/2015 6:35:32 AM PST · by opentalk · 4 replies
    FireAndreaMitchell ^ | January 21, 2015
    Obama lackey John Podesta who founded the far left Center for American Progress is about as transparent as Obama. The Center of American Progress has been hiding it’s donor lists for month. Finally, today they were shamed into releasing a partial list of donors. Problem is Podesta’s Center for American Progress isn’t accounting for over $5 million in donations from ‘anonymous sources.’ Podesta will likely be a big part of Hillary Clinton’s run next year, if the old granny does in fact run. Wonder if she’ll get questions about her buddy Podesta’s missing $5 million. Funny too that you don’t...
  • Center for American Progress, poised to wield influence over 2016, reveals its top donors

    01/21/2015 2:25:43 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 5 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 21, 2015 | By Greg Sargent
    The Center for American Progress, the preeminent liberal think tank in Washington, is poised to exert outsized influence over the 2016 president race and — should Hillary Clinton win it — the policies and agenda of the 45th President of the United States. CAP founder John Podesta is set to run Clinton’s presidential campaign, and current CAP president Neera Tanden is a longtime Clinton confidante and adviser. CAP recently rolled out a major blueprint for combat wage stagnation and inequality that many view as a template for a Clinton economic agenda, and there are surely more major policy statements to...
  • Think Tank President Distances Herself From Gruber But Previously Praised His ‘Expertise’

    11/14/2014 1:33:09 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 13 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | November 14, 2014 | Chuck Ross
    "...The most recent person to distance herself from the embattled MIT economist is Neera Tanden, president of the liberal Center for American Progress, who wrote an op-ed published in the Wall Street Journal Thursday claiming that “Mr. Gruber was not, as many claim, the architect of the health-care law.”......... [snip of her denial] [picking up with the facts].....According to Tanden, Gruber provided essential budgetary information that the Congressional Budget Office needed to score the bill. “The most important arbiter of everything was the C.B.O.,” Tanden told The New York Times for a profile of Gruber. “We knew the numbers he...
  • Inside the Head of a Bank CEO (Down The Rabbit Hole-Must Read)

    02/15/2009 5:01:46 PM PST · by khnyny · 33 replies · 2,600+ views
    Fox Business ^ | February 13, 2009 | Elizabeth MacDonald
    In covering the hearing of the nine bank chief executives on Capitol Hill, it didn’t take long for me to see that Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf was having a hard time of it, valiant effort though he did make to defend his bank’s lending practices. Because to look inside Wells Fargo, you will find the worst of the mortgage lenders housed in this bank, Wachovia, which Wells Fargo bought last fall for $15.4 bn, and housed within Wachovia is Golden West Financial, which Wachovia bought for a stupefying $25 bn, Golden West, the purveyor of some of the worst...
  • “We Don’t Need No Thought Control” in Schools

    11/07/2014 9:15:23 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 9 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | November 6, 2014 | Spencer Irvine
    A panel discussion at Center for American Progress called for brain research in the classroom and shared their remarks on mandating scientific research in the classroom. Giving a final exam-type test on the first day of class, Benedict Carey, science reporter for The New York Times and author of How We Learn, said, “[It] prepares the brain to receive the information subsequently” because “you see the topics that are coming” later in the semester. He admitted, “Pre-testing is very counterintuitive,” but claimed these pre-tests, which a majority of students fail, “help” students get higher grades on final exams. Glenn Whitman,...
  • Feds cap Obamacare fines at $2,448 per person (new rules)

    07/25/2014 9:27:31 PM PDT · by Libloather · 59 replies
    IBA Mag ^ | 7/25/14 | Caitlin Bronson
    **SNIP** The figures, released late Thursday, cap the fine for not buying insurance at $2,448 per person and $12,240 for a family of five. The standard rule of thumb is 2% of household income, with a minimum of $325 per person. The caps are equal to the national average premium for a bronze-level health plan. Those who choose to go uninsured will owe one-twelfth of the annual payment for each month they or their dependents don’t have either coverage or an exemption, the IRS said. All fines will be due during tax return season, which can be deducted from tax...
  • US teachers nowhere as diverse as their students

    05/04/2014 11:41:47 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 37 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 4, 2014 2:19 PM EDT | Jesse J. Holland
    U.S. teachers are nowhere near as diverse as their students. Almost half the students attending public schools are minorities, yet fewer than 1 in 5 of their teachers is nonwhite. New studies from the Center for American Progress and the National Education Association are calling attention to this “diversity gap” at elementary and secondary schools in the United States. The groups want more to be done to help teachers more accurately mirror the students in their classrooms. …
  • BLM EYES 90,000 ACRES OF TEXAS LAND

    04/21/2014 1:37:28 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 115 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 21, 2014 | By Bob Price
    After the recent Bundy Ranch episode by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Texans are becoming more concerned about the BLM’s focus on 90,000 acres along a 116 mile stretch of the Texas/Oklahoma boundary. The BLM is reviewing the possible federal takeover and ownership of privately-held lands which have been deeded property for generations of Texas landowners. Sid Miller, former Texas State Representative and Republican candidate for Texas Agriculture Commissioner, has since made the matter a campaign issue to Breitbart Texas. “In Texas,” Miller says, “the BLM is attempting a repeat of an action taken over 30 years ago...
  • Obamacare architect: Law will cause 'the end of employer-sponsored insurance'

    03/20/2014 4:43:40 PM PDT · by Nachum · 38 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 3/20/14 | Patrick Howley
    Obamacare architect Zeke Emanuel claims in his new book that the health care reform law will result in “the end of employer-sponsored insurance.” Despite President Barack Obama’s claim that “if you like your plan, you can keep it” — a talking point developed in his first 100 days in office by a tiny but influential left-wing messaging group called the Herndon Alliance — his administration has long planned to disassemble the current U.S. insurance industry as well as alter health care reform. The Daily Caller reported last June that the Obama administration was making moves to squash self-funded insurance plans,...
  • SCOTT WAGNER BEATS THE GOP ESTABLISHMENT - CAP and a Pennsylvania write-in revolt.

    03/20/2014 11:24:23 PM PDT · by neverdem · 61 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 3.20.14 | Jeffrey Lord
    First, it was a Florida congressional race. Now? A Pennsylvania special election for the state Senate. The Citizens Alliance of Pennsylvania scores a major win — and yes, the winner says he heard about Obamacare. Scott Wagner is a Pennsylvania state Senator this morning. It wasn’t supposed to happen. In a stunning upset, the York County businessman, taking a stand against the state’s political establishment of both parties, made state history by winning a special election for the Pennsylvania state Senate — in a write-in landslide, defeating both the Republican and Democrat nominees. Wagner captured 48 percent of the vote....
  • Panelist at Podesta Think Tank on Common Core: 'The Children Belong to All of Us'

    02/03/2014 9:26:59 AM PST · by Rusty0604 · 31 replies
    CNS News ^ | 02/03/2014 | Penny Starr
    In addressing criticism of the Common Core national education standards, a panelist at the Center for American Progress (CAP), a liberal think tank, said critics were a “tiny minority” who opposed standards altogether, which was unfair because “the children belong to all of us.” Reville continued, “Again, the argument about where it came from I think privileges certain sort of fringe voices about federalism and states’ rights, and things of that nature, when really what we’re doing at the national level here now, state by state, is what a lot of our states thought made sense individually.” “Why should some...
  • Shriver Report Is the New ‘War on Women’ Manifesto

    01/26/2014 8:04:05 AM PST · by Lorianne · 16 replies
    Independent Women's Forum ^ | 15 January 2014 | Carrie Lukas
    If there was every any question of whether the Left would recycle the “War on Women” campaign effort for 2014, there isn’t now. The release of the Shriver Report – with its the lengthy, anecdote-filled document; catchy website and social-media campaign; day-long events; and presidential pow-wow – shows that the Left is doubling down on the message that women are under siege in America, and only bigger government can save them. The publication ably describes some of the hardship and challenges facing American women, though there is the obligatory use of exaggerated statistics. Beyonce (who is naturally a lead author...
  • Emails expose close coordination between EPA, Sierra Club and other lib environ activist groups

    01/23/2014 10:24:23 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 7 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 23, 2014 | Mark Tapscott
    Among Washington's most important but rarely covered realities is the daily close coordination among Democratic politicians, executive branch bureaucrats and the left side of the non-profit activism community. Emails obtained recently through a Freedom of Information Act request submitted to the Environmental Protection Agency by the Energy and Environment Legal Institute exposed a slice of that coordination in the campaign to stop construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. The emails show, according to Fox News correspondent John Roberts, "senior policy officials at the EPA working closely with environmental groups in what appears to be an effort to kill the pipeline."...
  • NBC’s Maria Shriver Offers Fawning Profile of “Overnight Sensation” Wendy Davis

    01/18/2014 1:10:05 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 48 replies
    Life News ^ | 1-16-14 | Kyle Drennan
    In a glowing profile of Texas state senator and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis that amounted to a campaign commercial on Wednesday’s NBC Today, correspondent Maria Shriver proclaimed: “Wendy Davis became a familiar name last year when she stood in her pink tennis shoes for eleven hours to defeat a Texas abortion bill. Even though the bill eventually passed, Davis became a star. And her story, her personal story, resonated across this country.” [Listen to the audio or watch the video after the jump] Following footage of cheering Davis supports, Shriver lobbed this ridiculous softball to the Texas abortion heroine:...