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Higher Education

Bipartisan Support for Financial Aid Reform

Allowing students and families to use prior-prior year income data on the FAFSA could work as an intermediate step toward CAP’s proposed early guarantee of financial aid and would improve the application process for millions of students.

by Antoinette Flores | Wednesday, May 27, 2015

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Poverty

Urban Progress: Lessons from CAP’s Roundtable on Expanding Opportunity in America’s Urban Areas

A recent CAP roundtable discussion highlighted the need for investments in and further conversations about urban areas and low-income communities.

by Tracey Ross | Tuesday, May 26, 2015

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Foreign Policy and Security

It’s the USA Freedom Act or Nothing

Sen. Mitch McConnell has a simple choice: reform government surveillance or see it expire.

by Ken Gude | Friday, May 22, 2015

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Economy

1 Million Missing Entrepreneurs

article icon Issue Brief New research identifies a fall in business-owner households, highlighting the need for policies that strengthen and grow the middle class and, with it, our pipeline of future entrepreneurs.

by Adam Hersh & Jennifer Erickson | Thursday, May 21, 2015

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Economy

How Does Middle-Class Financial Health Affect Entrepreneurship in America?

book_alt2 icon Report Policies that focus on strengthening the financial health of the middle class will ultimately foster a vibrant and dynamic entrepreneurial economy in the United States.

by Camilo Mondragón-Vélez | Thursday, May 21, 2015

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Immigration

Asian Immigrants in the United States Today

Asians are the fastest growing immigrant group in the United States today. For Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month, here’s a look at the Asian immigrant population in the United States today.

by Sanam Malik | Thursday, May 21, 2015

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Race and Ethnicity

Choosing Our Words Carefully

Two recent events—the shootout in Waco, Texas, and the protests in Baltimore following the death of Freddie Gray—highlight how the media’s language choices differ based on race.

by Sam Fulwood III | Wednesday, May 20, 2015

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Immigration

The Economic Benefits and Electoral Implications of DAPA

The Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents program provides significant fiscal and economic benefits and has key electoral implications that could play a significant role in upcoming elections.

by Lizet Ocampo | Tuesday, May 19, 2015

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Education

A Fresh Look at School Funding

article icon Issue Brief These five new ideas for the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act would improve school funding and ensure that low-income students attend better-funded schools.

by the CAP Education Policy Team | Monday, May 18, 2015

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Energy and Environment

Keeping the Lights On: The Clean Power Plan and the Real Threat to Grid Reliability

The Clean Power Plan is necessary to combat climate change and to ensure that the U.S. electric grid remains reliable.

by Myriam Alexander-Kearns | Friday, May 15, 2015

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LGBT

No Way Out: Congress’ Bed Quota Traps LGBT Immigrants in Detention

Data obtained by CAP through a Freedom of Information Act request reveal that Immigration and Customs Enforcement elected to detain 68 percent of LGBT immigrants who were eligible for release in fiscal year 2014.

by Sharita Gruberg | Thursday, May 14, 2015

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Health Care

Myth Busting: Medicaid and Low-Income Pool Facts

article icon Fact Sheet Lawmakers in Florida, Texas, Tennessee, and Kansas continue to play politics with their citizens’ health care by demanding federal funding for the low-income pool while refusing to expand Medicaid.

by Kristen Ellingboe & Sarah Baron | Thursday, May 14, 2015