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Elise Foley

Solitary Confinement Report Puts Immigration Advocates In Tough Spot | Elise Foley | Posted 03.27.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- There's a long-simmering tension between President Barack Obama's administration and immigrant rights advocates, who support his views, ...

Ryan Grim

Foundation Money Pours Into Liberal Group's Coffers | Ryan Grim | Posted 03.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Center for American Progress pulled in nearly $20 million from philanthropic groups in 2012, more than half of its funding base. Tha...

Two Cheers for President Obama's New Education Policies

John Thompson | Posted 04.22.2013 | Politics
John Thompson

I support high-quality pre-school, but we should not repeat the errors of "reformers" who mandated risky top down policies without first contemplating the social science.

Christina Wilkie

Secret NRA Funds Help Front Group Elect Pro-Gun Judges | Christina Wilkie | Posted 02.14.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The National Rifle Association has spent more than $2 million to fund a group that helps elect conservative pro-gun judges and state att...

White House Allies Produce Preschool Plan

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 02.09.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Days before President Barack Obama outlines his agenda for the coming year, a think tank with close ties to the White House is outlining...

Sam Stein

White House Ally Urges Better Message In Gun Control Debate | Sam Stein | Posted 01.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With President Barack Obama set to introduce a comprehensive set of gun policy proposals on Wednesday, a top allied think tank is urging...

Infographic: The Truth About Border Enforcement

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.09.2013 | Latino Voices

Border enforcement has radically changed in the past decade thanks to legislation such as the Secure Fence Act. Yet there are those that still believ...

Clean Air Hangs Off the Fiscal Cliff

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 02.21.2013 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

The Sequestration. Lame duck session. These are terms that Americans have been hearing with regularity since the election. People understand that the stakes are high, but they may not be sure in what way.

These Charts Will Tell You Exactly Why You Won't Become Rich

Posted 12.06.2012 | Business

The bigger the gap between the rich and the poor, the harder it is for the poor to become rich, according to a new report. High levels of income i...

Is Health Care Part of the "Fairy Dust" Talk About the Fiscal Cliff?

Linda Bergthold | Posted 02.03.2013 | Politics
Linda Bergthold

I'm getting really tired of the hysteria over this so-called, somewhat media created, "fiscal cliff." But I do think we are in for some changes in health care as a result of the discussions going on in Washington so here's what you should expect.

Move Over Simpson-Bowles... There's a New Plan in Town

Jared Bernstein | Posted 02.03.2013 | Politics
Jared Bernstein

The Center for American Progress has a smart, simple, progressive, and politically plausible new fiscal plan out and it's worth a close look. It's actually pretty Clintonesque.

Liberal Group Pressures Obama, Lays Out New Plan

Reuters | Posted 02.03.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Dec 4 (Reuters) - A think tank with ties to the Obama administration laid out a deficit-reduction proposal on Tuesday, urging the presid...

WATCH LIVE: Durbin Discusses Fiscal Cliff Talks

Posted 11.27.2012 | Politics

Senator Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) discusses the ongoing fiscal cliff negotiations at the Center for American Progress in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday. ...

Progressive Group Outlines Plan That Would Not 'Punish'

AP | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | Posted 01.14.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Trying to prevent a raid on health care programs in upcoming budget talks, a think tank close to the White House on Wednesday relea...

Teacher Evaluation Systems Not Fully Supported In Many States

Posted 11.13.2012 | Education

A recent report out of the Center for American Progress examines the state of teacher evaluation reform in six early adopter states, including Colorad...

Report: Teacher Absences Cost Country $4 Billion Annually

Posted 11.06.2012 | Education

A new report out of the Center for American Progress urges state policymakers to revise their teacher leave policies in an effort to improve student a...

Our Work Begins on November 7th

Ivanley Noisette | Posted 01.04.2013 | Politics
Ivanley Noisette

Although it does mark the end of long and grueling campaigns, the day after Election Day should not be perceived as the end, but rather, the beginning.

How Democrats Do Diversity: Using Voters' Language to Get Out the Vote

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 01.02.2013 | Politics
Rep. Mike Honda

All linguistic minorities deserve to be approached and heard in their home languages whenever possible, because the conversation that results is fuller and richer and you tend to hear things that otherwise might not be said in English.

Lucas Kavner

'Pay-For-Success' Model Seeks To Revolutionize Social Investing | Lucas Kavner | Posted 10.22.2012 | Business

Long before doctor and entrepreneur Paul Polak began trying to revolutionize social investing -- before he could even drive a car -- he was planting t...

Finance Systems Perpetuate Inequitable Funding Of U.S. Schools

Posted 09.20.2012 | Education

According to a report out of the Center for American Progress, inequitable per-pupil spending perpetuated by regressive state and local school-finance...

Ideas, Leadership, and the New Left: A Reply to Fukuyama

Peter Fox-Penner, PhD | Posted 09.27.2012 | Politics
Peter Fox-Penner, PhD

For the last 50 years, the political dialog between the Western Left and Right has not been about a choice between market democracies and some other archetypal system. The debate has been, and remains, over democracy's span of control -- its size, function, and funding.

This Is Not Your Mother's Medicare: Part 1

Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam | Posted 11.05.2012 | Politics
Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam

We agree with Paul Ryan that we need a debate to determine how Medicare can be improved. What we do not need, however, is much of what passes for debate these days -- diatribes, finger-pointing, ad hominem attacks, and systematic presentations of misinformation.

Report: Romney Flip-Flops On Education Policy, Has 'Paltry' Plan

Posted 08.30.2012 | Education

A report released Thursday by the Center for American Progress Action Fund outlines Mitt Romney’s education plan, and how the Massachusetts governor...

Report: Federal Loophole Allows Schools To Spend More On White Students Than Minorities

Posted 09.19.2012 | Education

Schools that enroll 90 percent or more non-white students spend $733 less per pupil per year than schools that enroll 90 percent or more white student...

Report Examines Goals Of States That Have Received No Child Left Behind Waivers

Posted 07.27.2012 | Education

A report released Friday by the Center for American Progress examines the measures various states that received No Child Left Behind waivers have take...