ADVISORY: Beyond Duct Tape and Color Codes

October 3, 2008, 12:00pm – 1:30pm A light lunch will be served. Featured Panelists: Representative Jane Harman (D-CA) Frances Fragos Townsend, Former Assistant to President George W. Bush on Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Jerome M. Hauer, Former Director of the Department of Emergency Management, New York City Discussion Moderated By: P.J. Crowley, Senior Fellow and...

ASK THE EXPERT VIDEO: Rescuing the American Economy: Now What?

WASHINGTON, DC—Today, the Center for American Progress released a video featuring Michael Ettlinger, Vice President for Economic Policy at the Center for American Progress, addressing the fundamental questions about the current financial crisis. What happened? Why does it matter? And what can we do? View the video here. Read the transcript here. To speak with...

RELEASE: Commentary from CAP Experts on Issues Important to Latinos

Washington DC—As we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, CAP economists and policy experts weight in on issues that matter to Latinos. For the rest of the month, CAP will publish commentary on education, immigration, economy, etc. See below for a sample of their writings which can be reprinted from our website: www.americanprogress.org Blame it on the...

RELEASE: The Real Pain of Yesterday’s Inaction

By Ed Paisley | September 30, 2008 WASHINGTON, DC—U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson and President George W. Bush yesterday failed to convince a majority of their own party in Congress that the consequences of failing to pass their $700 billion financial rescue package could be catastrophic for the U.S. economy. The American people over the...

RELEASE: Commentary from CAP Experts on Issues Important to Latinos

Washington, DC—As we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, CAP economists and policy experts weight in on issues that matter to Latinos. For the rest of the month, CAP will publish commentary on education, immigration, the economy, and other issues. See below for a sample of their writings which are translated into Spanish and can be reprinted...

RELEASE: No Time to Debate: Action Needed on the Domestic AIDS Crisis Now

By Shira Saperstein and Stephanie Gross Four years ago, Gwen Ifill stumped vice presidential candidates Dick Cheney and John Edwards when, during their debate, she asked them to address the spread of HIV in the United States and the stark disparities that define the epidemic—including the fact that “black women between the ages of 25...

EXPERTS AVAILABLE: Analysis of the Economy and the $700 Billion Bailout

WASHINGTON, DC – In response $700 billion bailout deal being debated in Congress today and the overall state of our economy, the Center for American Progress has numerous experts available for analysis: Michael Barr, a Senior Fellow and Professor of Law at the University of Michigan, and author of a recent issue brief on sales...

NEW REPORT: States prove that the federal government can offer domestic partner benefits

Click here to read more and download the report WASHINGTON, DC—Today, in advance of a landmark hearing on the rights of federal employees in same-sex partnerships, the Center for American Progress released “One Simple Step for Equality: States Prove that the Federal Government Could Offer Domestic Partner Benefits With Ease.” On September 24, the Senate Homeland...

STATEMENT: Bush Plays Politics as Cubans Suffer

By Stephanie Miller | September 23, 2008 WASHINGTON, DC—With all of the talk and debate about the Bush administration's response to the financial crisis engulfing Wall Street, little attention is being paid to urgent and time sensitive legislation a few members of Congress have introduced in the last few days that would allow the United...

ADVISORY: The House at Sugar Beach

Please join the Center for American Progress for a special presentation: Featured Author: Helene Cooper, author, The House at Sugar Beach; diplomatic correspondent, New York Times Moderated by: Gayle Smith, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress; Co-Chair, ENOUGH Project In a new poignant memoir, New York Times journalist Helene Cooper tells the story of her...