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Industry muscle targets federal 'Report on Carcinogens'

By Jim Morris and Chris Hamby

Chemical industry groups are pursuing hearings and legal fights challenging a government cancer report — part of a growing rift with HHS.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Center for American Progress":

"… health effects, has become a favorite target. Miller, now with the liberal Center for American Progress, said he suspects Broun and Bucshon wrote their letter “because her scie …"

Donors use charity to push free-market policies in states

By Paul Abowd

Charity acts as screen for conservative foundations that feed network of state-based think tanks, media outlets.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Center for American Progress":

"… the American Civil Liberties Union Foundation and liberal groups like the Center for American Progress and the National Resources Defense Council. Since 2010, the foundation ha …"

Current gun debate may not help beleaguered ATF

By Alan Berlow

Federal gun cops handicapped by weak laws, stagnant budgets and Congressional restrictions.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives":

"… week's tragic events in Boston have once again put the troubled Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives on the front lines of a major terrorism investigation. The Federal Bureau …"

"… e federal agency responsible for enforcing the nation’s gun laws — the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Yes, the president announced his nomination of a full-time director for t …"

Investment managers top list of super PAC donors

By Rachael Marcus and Andrea Fuller

Hedge fund managers, other investors top donors by industry to super PACs.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Center for American Progress":

"… Sands the first year, according to a study from a liberal think tank, the Center for American Progress.Adelson himself, as majority owner, stands to benefit.“By a reasonable b …"

New voting rules make getting Latinos to the polls harder than ever

By Lindsey Ruta and Annelise Russell

Latinos could be a potent voting force in the Southwest, but traditionally low voter turnout could get even lower with new ID laws.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Center for American Progress":

"… 1 percent of all population growth between 2000 and 2009, according to the Center for American Progress, a Washington, D.C.-based, non-partisan progressive think tank.One in five …"

"… five registered Texas voters is Latino, according to the 2010 Census. The Center for American Progress estimates that nearly 2.15 million eligible Texas Latinos are not register …"

Congress can’t say no to military pay raises

By Zach Toombs

Soldiering now pays much better than civilian work

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"… perience or a high school diploma.A separate report last month by the Center for American Progress, a non-partisan educational institution, concluded that the military' …"

Public offers mixed support for military healthcare changes

By Aaron Mehta

The public supports reducing some military healthcare and personnel expenses, but not others.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Center for American Progress":

"… 1, according to calculations by Lawrence J. Korb, a Senior Fellow with the Center for American Progress and a former assistant secretary of defense under President Reagan. If the …"

Panel recommends new agency to investigate safety of health information technology

By Kimberly Leonard

Institute of Medicine panel recommends new regulatory body, not FDA

Excerpts from this story referencing "Center for American Progress":

"… a tall order.Michael Ettlinger, vice president for economic policy at the Center for American Progress, a left-leaning research organization, said he couldn’t see that happeni …"

Bundlers on the inside

By Ronnie Greene, Matthew Mosk and Ronnie Greene

Top Obama fundraisers at Energy Department included an overseer of stimulus billions.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Center for American Progress":

"… ipients.Spinner described his job differently. His online bio for the Center for American Progress, the left-leaning think tank he joined after leaving the administration, s …"

"… to cheerlead for its mission. This July, he co-authored an article for the Center for American Progress titled “Don’t Let Clean Energy Funding Die on the Vine.” The House c …"

Top 5 lobbyist bundlers; power couple Tony and Heather Podesta top the list

By Aaron Mehta

Bundler lobbyists line up to bundle money from other lobbyists

Excerpts from this story referencing "Center for American Progress":

"… resident Obama’s transition team co-chair while running the left-leaning Center for American Progress. Anthony’s Podesta Group is one of the most powerful lobbying entities i …"

EPA appears firm on limiting air toxics at coal power plants

By Evan Bush

Industry, Republicans aim to stall what agency considers life-saving limits on mercury and other emissions

Excerpts from this story referencing "Center for American Progress":

"… thousands of Americans from cancer, heart attacks and other ailments.At a Center for American Progress forum on Tuesday, the agency’s deputy administrator, Bob Perciasepe, sai …"

Cost of pursuing bin Laden? Half a trillion and climbing

By John Aloysius Farrell and Aaron Mehta

Cost of chasing bin Laden won't stop climbing with his death

Excerpts from this story referencing "Center for American Progress":

"… rderer is too hard to catch,” said Scott Lilly, a senior fellow with the Center for American Progress. “The fact that bin Laden continued to operate a terrorist network conti …"

Coal is back, even as the Obama administration pushes green energy

By Jeremy Borden and Jim Morris

Improving economy requires electricity, so Big Coal is back

Excerpts from this story referencing "Center for American Progress":

"… he needs of the American public.”Tom Kenworthy, a senior fellow with the Center for American Progress who specializes in natural resource issues, said a sizable portion of the …"

Analysis — Death panels, fact and fiction

By Wendell Potter

“Death panels” are back in the news and Congress is turning its attention to them once again. The problem is, lawmakers are looking in all t

Excerpts from this story referencing "Center for American Progress":

"… Abbie” Liebowitz. In an interview for a report written last year for the Center for American Progress, Liebowitz explained the pressure that is exerted on corporate medical dir …"

Oxygen-starved “dead zones” in U.S. waters growing, report warns

By John Solomon

The number of “dead zones” in U.S. coastal waters — where oxygen is so depleted that it can harm marine life — has soared 30-fold over the l

Excerpts from this story referencing "Center for American Progress":

"… Joseph Romm, a senior fellow specializing in climate change at the liberal Center for American Progress, said the report provides “just another piece in a very dire puzzle” a …"

Green groups see red in recent administration actions

By Laurel Adams and John Solomon

The environmental groups that helped propel Barack Obama to the White House are feeling betrayed during a summer of discontent and climate i

Excerpts from this story referencing "Center for American Progress":

"… g to do and a political blunder,” said Joseph Romm, senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, an influential liberal think tank in Washington. …"

Free repository offers copies of PACER federal court records

By Traver Riggins

Want to see the federal indictment of a mortgage fraudster? You got it. Need the docket for a U.S. appeals court case? It’s yours. All with

Excerpts from this story referencing "Center for American Progress":

"… , but the profits have grown dramatically,” Schultze said last week at a Center for American Progress meeting to discuss Law.gov, a series of workshops discussing the potential …"

Coast Guard fleet slowed by mechanical woes during BP, Haiti rescues

By Aaron Mehta and John Solomon

In the wee-morning hours after the Deepwater Horizon exploded, a Coast Guard rescue helicopter being dispatched to pluck oil rig survivors f

Excerpts from this story referencing "Center for American Progress":

"… the Reagan administration who now works as a senior fellow at the liberal Center for American Progress, said the Coast Guard was the only branch of the military to have its fund …"

Top five lobbyist bundlers revealed; four worked exclusively for Democrats

By Josh Israel and Aaron Mehta

Only in Washington, D.C., would "bundling" be a highly prized skill. And perhaps only in the nation's capital would an exclusive ranking of

Excerpts from this story referencing "Center for American Progress":

"… d as President Barack Obama’s transition team co-chair while running the Center for American Progress, a left-leaning DC-based think-tank. Tony Podesta personally donated …"

Newt’s new money to fight climate change bill

By Marianne Lavelle

The world’s largest coal company and one of the nation’s top fossil-fueled power companies are among the leading donors so far this year to

Excerpts from this story referencing "Center for American Progress":

"… dministration energy official who writes the Climate Progress blog for the Center for American Progress, reports that Senate offices are receiving hundreds of calls daily against …"

The Podestas' hot seats on climate change

By Marianne Lavelle

It’s Washington’s version of Family Feud, starring those well-connected Podestas. Today’s category: global warming....

Excerpts from this story referencing "Center for American Progress":

"… ouse chief of staff to President Clinton. John Podesta’s think tank, the Center for American Progress, has been an ardent voice in favor of Congress taking bold steps to addres …"

"… oble cause,” said Dan Weiss, director of climate change strategy for the Center for American Progress and its action fund. “But I’m confident that the majority of the Senat …"

The green energy revolution may already be underway

By Marianne Lavelle

The idea of an “energy stimulus” is picking up momentum in the corridors of power, along with a fancy new title. Look for such a plan, perha

Excerpts from this story referencing "Center for American Progress":

"… dentally, reduce reliance on fossil fuels, happens to have come out of the Center for American Progress (CAP). That’s the influential think tank headed by John Podesta until he …"

Battling over social security

By Kevin Bogardus

Several groups associated with 527s are now engaged in the dispute over Bush's plan to overhaul the entitlement program

Excerpts from this story referencing "Center for American Progress":

"… al groups, such as the NAACP, the National Organization for Women, and the Center for American Progress, to campaign against private accounts. On the day of Bush's State of the U …"

The politics of energy: Oil and gas

By Kevin Bogardus

WASHINGTON, December 15, 2003 — The sweeping energy bill now pending in Congress offers a geyser of new tax breaks and other government good

Excerpts from this story referencing "Center for American Progress":

"… Alyse Campaigne, vice president for federal affairs at the liberal leaning Center for American Progress.Charli Coon, an energy policy analyst with the conservative Heritage Found …"

The climate lobbyists

By Matthew Lewis

A sampling of power players

The Clinton top 100: Where are they now?

By M. Asif Ismail

WASHINGTON, March 31, 2003 — Two years after they left the federal government and one year after a ban that limited their lobbying activitie