Center for American Progress
- Homepage: http://www.americanprogress.org/
May 2006: "The Center for American Progress is a nonpartisan research and educational institute dedicated to promoting a strong, just and free America that ensures opportunity for all. We believe Americans are bound together by a common commitment to these values and we aspire to ensure our national policies reflect these values. Our policy and communications efforts are organized around four major objectives:
- developing a long term vision of a progressive America,
- providing a forum to generate new progressive ideas and policy proposals,
- responding effectively and rapidly to conservative proposals and rhetoric with a thoughtful critique and clear alternatives, and
- communicating progressive messages to the American public."
January 2013: '“It is a fascinating Washington horse race that you don’t always see, and a signal of the seriousness to get across the finish line,” said Angela Kelley, an expert on immigration at the Center for American Progress, a liberal research group.'http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/30/us/politics/obama-issues-call-for-immigration-overhaul.html
September 2011: 'Daniel J. Weiss, senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, said, “Today’s announcement from the White House that they will retreat from implementing the much-needed — and long-overdue — ozone pollution standard is deeply disappointing and grants an item on Big Oil’s wish list at the expense of the health of children, seniors and the infirm.” The center is a liberal research group with close ties to the White House.'http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/03/science/earth/03air.html
Role Name Type Last Updated Owner of (partial or full, past or present) Science Progress Source Dec 7, 2007 Employee/Freelancer/Contractor (past or present) Michael S. Barr Esq., MPhil, Ph.D. Person Jul 24, 2009 Employee/Freelancer/Contractor (past or present) Inimai M. Chettiar Esq. Person Apr 7, 2013 Employee/Freelancer/Contractor (past or present) Scott Lilly Person Mar 12, 2011 Organization Head/Leader (past or present) John David Podesta Esq. Person Mar 12, 2011 Employee/Freelancer/Contractor (past or present) Joseph J. Romm Person Mar 12, 2011 Employee/Freelancer/Contractor (past or present) Ambassador Todd Stern Esq. Person Dec 12, 2010 Employee/Freelancer/Contractor (past or present) Jennifer Washburn Person May 26, 2010
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Date Fairness.com Resource Read it at: Jan 29, 2013 Obama Urges Speed on Immigration Plan, but Exposes Conflicts
QUOTE: Seizing an opening to rewrite the nation’s immigration laws, President Obama challenged Congress on Tuesday to act swiftly to put 11 million illegal immigrants living in the United States on a clear path to citizenship. But his push for speedy action and his silence on proposals to defer the opportunity for legal residency until the country’s borders are deemed secure provoked criticism from a Republican leader on the issue.
New York Times Sep 02, 2011 Obama Administration Abandons Stricter Air-Quality Rules
QUOTE: President Obama abandoned a contentious new air pollution rule on Friday, buoying business interests that had lobbied heavily against it, angering environmentalists who called the move a betrayal and unnerving his own top environmental regulators.
New York Times Mar 28, 2011 Arriving as Pregnant Tourists, Leaving With American Babies
QUOTE: For months, officials say, the house was home to “maternity tourists,” in this case, women from China who had paid tens of thousands of dollars to deliver their babies in the United States, making the infants automatic American citizens. Officials shut down the home, sending the 10 mothers who had been living there with their babies to nearby motels.
New York Times May 25, 2010 BP’s Ties to Agency Are Long and Complex
QUOTE: The relationships among Dr. Chu, Dr. Koonin and BP illustrate the complexity of the ties between the company and the government now playing out along the Gulf Coast as they struggle to cope with one of the nation’s worst environmental disasters. Just as the Pentagon and military contractors develop symbiotic business, technical and political interdependencies, the government in this case needs BP’s offshore drilling technology and well-control equipment; the company needs the government’s logistical and scientific expertise, including that of Dr. Chu, a Nobel Prize-winning scientist.
New York Times Sep 21, 2009 When Less Paperwork Means No Science: The Paperwork Reduction Act and Unintended Consequences for Public Health Research
QUOTE: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 has had the unintended effect of impeding research and evaluation in public health.
Science Progress Aug 18, 2009 You Say “Solution,” I Say “Pollution:” Ocean Fertilization is a Fishy Solution to a Whale of a Problem
QUOTE: There are many compelling scientific arguments both for and against geoengineering via ocean fertilization... But even if our best science indicates that ocean fertilization will succeed, there are clear ethical reasons to rule it out...
Science Progress Jun 01, 2008 Warm-up for a global-warming law: Congress to begin work on a bill the next president would be willing to sign.
QUOTE: The top presidential nominees in both parties back a cap-and-trade system to limit US emissions of greenhouse gases. President Bush opposes it, and the White House is expected to detail objections to the 494-page Senate bill on Monday.
Christian Science Monitor Mar 31, 2008 Mortgage mess: Who gets help and who pays? Debate over what's fair and what's wise is likely to intensify as US tries to contain the crisis.
QUOTE: Questions of fairness are sure to figure in the policy debate – and are already surfacing on the presidential campaign trail, on talk radio, and in congressional committee rooms. The people who might get bailed out, after all, include the same reckless lenders and often-speculative borrowers who helped cause the mess.
Christian Science Monitor Oct 15, 2007 What Do Herbert and Marion Sandler Want? Investigating the funders of ProPublica, the new investigative journalism outfit.
QUOTE: ProPublica's Web site claims that the business crisis in publishing has put a crimp in investigative units across the land, and philanthropy is needed to fill the gap....What do the Sandlers want for their millions? Perhaps to return us to the days of the partisan press.
Slate Oct 07, 2007 Democrats to Offer New Surveillance Rules: Bill Aims to Meet Privacy and Security Concerns; Fierce Debate Is Expected
QUOTE: The Democrats' legislation, drafted by the Intelligence and Judiciary committee chairmen, is aimed to reconcile civil liberties, privacy and national security concerns. It would overhaul the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), a 1978 law amended many times that the Bush administration argues has been outstripped by technology.
Washington Post Apr 18, 2006 End Smithsonian-Showtime Deal, Filmmakers and Historians Ask
QUOTE: More than 200 filmmakers and historians asked the Smithsonian Institution yesterday to abandon its production deal with Showtime Networks and reconsider a recently imposed policy that limits access to Smithsonian archives and experts.
Washington Post Feb 14, 2005 A Column With Support At Each End
QUOTE: The Call has always written articles favorable to African American candidates. We're an advocacy newspaper." Readers of the Call, however, were unaware that Wesson was getting cash from the campaign
Washington Post Feb 05, 2005 A Quiet Revolution In Business Lobbying: Chamber of Commerce Helps Bush Agenda
QUOTE: Corporate groups now raise big money to advance broad issues, largely to help the Republican president enact his fiscal agenda. That's a long step away from what trade associations traditionally did: concentrate on narrow concerns while shunning partisan spats.
Washington Post Jul 11, 2004 How to Make a Guerrilla Documentary
QUOTE: "Outfoxed" has been made in secret. The film is an obsessively researched expose of the ways in which Fox News, as Greenwald sees it, distorts its coverage to serve the conservative political agenda of its owner, the media tycoon Rupert Murdoch.
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