Center for American Progress

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The Center for American Progress (CAP) is a public policy research and advocacy organization which presents a liberal * viewpoint on economic and social issues.wikipedia
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Think tank

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Some think tanks, such as The Heritage Foundation, which promotes conservative principles, and the Center for American Progress are more partisan in purpose.

Neera Tanden

The president and chief executive officer of CAP is Neera Tanden, who worked for the Obama and Clinton administrations and for Hillary Clinton's campaigns.
Neera Tanden (born September 10, 1970) is the President of the Center for American Progress, a public policy research and advocacy organization in Washington, DC.

John Podesta

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The first president and CEO was John Podesta, who has served as White House Chief of Staff to U.S. President Bill Clinton and as the chairman of the 2016 presidential campaign of Hillary Clinton.
He is the former president, and now Chair and Counselor, of the Center for American Progress (CAP), a think tank in Washington, D.C., as well as a Visiting Professor of Law at the Georgetown University Law Center and was chairman of the 2016 Hillary Clinton presidential campaign.

Tom Daschle

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Tom Daschle is the current chairman. Since its inception, the center has assembled a group of high-profile senior fellows, including Lawrence Korb, Assistant Secretary of Defense under President Ronald Reagan; Gene Sperling, Director of the National Economic Council under Presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama; Ruy Teixeira, political scientist and author of The Emerging Democratic Majority; and, most recently, former Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle and Elizabeth Edwards, late wife of former presidential candidate and former U.S. Senator from North Carolina John Edwards.
Later, he took a position as a policy advisor with a lobbying firm, became a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, and co-authored a book advocating universal health care.

Lawrence Korb

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Since its inception, the center has assembled a group of high-profile senior fellows, including Lawrence Korb, Assistant Secretary of Defense under President Ronald Reagan; Gene Sperling, Director of the National Economic Council under Presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama; Ruy Teixeira, political scientist and author of The Emerging Democratic Majority; and, most recently, former Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle and Elizabeth Edwards, late wife of former presidential candidate and former U.S. Senator from North Carolina John Edwards.
Lawrence J. Korb (born July 9, 1939, in New York City) is a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress and a senior adviser to the Center for Defense Information.

Generation Progress

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The Center for American Progress has a youth-engagement organization, Generation Progress, and a sister advocacy organization, the Center for American Progress Action Fund (CAPAF).
Generation Progress is the youth engagement arm of the Center for American Progress.

American Enterprise Institute

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The Center for American Progress was created in 2003 as a left-leaning alternative to think tanks such as the Heritage Foundation and the American Enterprise Institute.
This distinguishes AEI from other think tanks, such as The Heritage Foundation and the Center for American Progress.

Hillary Clinton

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The president and chief executive officer of CAP is Neera Tanden, who worked for the Obama and Clinton administrations and for Hillary Clinton's campaigns.
Looking to establish a "progressive infrastructure" to rival that of American conservatism, Clinton played a formative role in conversations that led to the 2003 founding of former Clinton administration chief of staff John Podesta's Center for American Progress, shared aides with Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, founded in 2003 and advised the Clintons' former antagonist David Brock's Media Matters for America, created in 2004.

The Heritage Foundation

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The Center for American Progress was created in 2003 as a left-leaning alternative to think tanks such as the Heritage Foundation and the American Enterprise Institute. Citing Podesta's influence in the formation of the Obama Administration, a November 2008 article in Time stated that "not since the Heritage Foundation helped guide Ronald Reagan's transition in 1981 has a single outside group held so much sway".
Criticism was published in opinion editorials in The New Republic, The Nation, the Center for American Progress, and The Washington Post.

Hillary Clinton 2016 presidential campaign

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The first president and CEO was John Podesta, who has served as White House Chief of Staff to U.S. President Bill Clinton and as the chairman of the 2016 presidential campaign of Hillary Clinton.
On economic policy, outside advisors with whom Clinton regularly consulted included Gene Sperling, former director of the National Economic Council; Neera Tanden of the Center for American Progress; Ann O'Leary; economists Alan Krueger and Alan Blinder; Nobel laureate economist Joseph Stiglitz; Jared Bernstein, the former chief economist to Joe Biden; and Heather Boushey.

Jonathan D. Moreno

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The Science Progress staff included Editor-In-Chief Jonathan D. Moreno.
He is a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress and served on the Obama-Biden Transition Project in 2008 as the Director of the Department of Health and Human Services Agency Review for Bioethics.

Elizabeth Edwards

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Since its inception, the center has assembled a group of high-profile senior fellows, including Lawrence Korb, Assistant Secretary of Defense under President Ronald Reagan; Gene Sperling, Director of the National Economic Council under Presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama; Ruy Teixeira, political scientist and author of The Emerging Democratic Majority; and, most recently, former Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle and Elizabeth Edwards, late wife of former presidential candidate and former U.S. Senator from North Carolina John Edwards.
Edwards became a senior fellow at the American Progress Action Fund and testified to Congress about health care reform on their behalf.

Sarah Rosen Wartell

Sarah Rosen Wartell, a co-founder and executive vice-president of the center, has been named President of the Urban Institute
Wartell co-founded the Center for American Progress (CAP), a progressive public policy and research organization.

George Soros

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In 2003, George Soros promised to financially support the organization by donating up to $3 million. Major individual donors include George Soros, Peter Lewis, Steve Bing, and Herb and Marion Sandler.
Soros was an initial donor to the Center for American Progress, and he continues to support the organization through the Open Society Foundations.

Ruy Teixeira

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Since its inception, the center has assembled a group of high-profile senior fellows, including Lawrence Korb, Assistant Secretary of Defense under President Ronald Reagan; Gene Sperling, Director of the National Economic Council under Presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama; Ruy Teixeira, political scientist and author of The Emerging Democratic Majority; and, most recently, former Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle and Elizabeth Edwards, late wife of former presidential candidate and former U.S. Senator from North Carolina John Edwards.
In 1999, he moved to the Century Foundation’s Washington office, where he is a Senior Fellow and in 2003 he became a Senior Fellow of the newly formed think tank, the Center for American Progress, headed by John Podesta, Chief of Staff to President Bill Clinton and co-chair of President Barack Obama's transition team.

Jennifer Palmieri

After the release by WikiLeaks of stolen Podesta emails, the Center for American Progress was attacked based on emails sent between John Halpin, a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress, and Jennifer Palmieri, a Hillary Clinton campaign team member.
Before her service at the White House, she served as the President of the Center for American Progress Action Fund.

Podesta emails

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After the release by WikiLeaks of stolen Podesta emails, the Center for American Progress was attacked based on emails sent between John Halpin, a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress, and Jennifer Palmieri, a Hillary Clinton campaign team member.
The leak revealed an email sent by John Halpin, a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress.

Sandler Foundation

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A 2008 New York Times article notes that the foundation has provided substantial support to several nonprofit organizations, including ProPublica, the Center for American Progress, the Center for Responsible Lending, Human Rights Watch, the American Civil Liberties Union, as well as other nonprofit organizations that conduct research in parasitic diseases, asthma (the American Asthma Foundation), and basic science (UCSF Program for Breakthrough Biomedical Research).

Glenn Greenwald

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Based on leaked emails, columnist Glenn Greenwald, for example, wrote that CAP had deleted references to Israeli settlement policies in reports by their staffers.

Herbert Sandler

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Major individual donors include George Soros, Peter Lewis, Steve Bing, and Herb and Marion Sandler.
The Sandlers helped found and are among the largest benefactors of the Center for Responsible Lending, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization fighting predatory mortgage lending, payday loans, and other products that prey on consumers; the Center for American Progress, a progressive think tank; ProPublica, an investigative reporting newsroom; and the American Asthma Foundation.

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Tenants include the Center for American Progress, American Constitution Society, the Economic Policy Institute, the Institute for International Finance, Reuters, Americans For Progressive Action USA, and Democracy Forward, among others.

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