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RELEASE: Senate’s Best Proposed Oil Reduction Provisions

Washington, D.C. - The devastating BP oil disaster has clearly increased the urgency to dramatically reduce America's oil consumption; and cutting our consumption would save consumers money, reduce foreign oil imports, help our economy, increase national security, and reduce global warming pollution. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) has indicated that oil use reduction (or...

Public Opinion Snapshot: Public Turns Against Offshore Drilling

Washington, D.C. - The gulf oil spill disaster is starting to take a serious toll on public support for offshore drilling. Consider these data from a new Pew Research Center poll. Back in February of this year, 63 percent of the public supported more offshore drilling as a policy response to address our energy needs,...

RELEASE: CAP Report Addresses Homeless Gay and Transgender Youth

Washington, D.C. - Gay and transgender homeless youth make up an estimated 20 percent of all homeless youth in the United States, according to a new report from the Center for American Progress. Tomorrow, the Obama administration will release their strategy to prevent and end homelessness. CAP’s new report, "On the Streets: The Federal Response...

ADVISORY: Equal Rights in LGBT and African American Communities

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Numerous surveys of LGBT African Americans suggest that the social and political priorities of this community are similar or identical to the broader African American community—including economic security, education, access to health care, and safe streets. With the closing arguments of both sides of the Proposition 8 trial to be held this...

POSTPONED: Experts Review the EPA Analysis of the Impact of the American Power Act

CAP's Richard Caperton and Peterson Institute's Trevor Houser Review EPA's Analysis of the American Power Act Washington, D.C. - The Center for American Progress will hold a press teleconference tomorrow at 1:00 p.m. to discuss the Environmental Protection Agency’s analysis of the American Power Act, the comprehensive clean energy and climate plan sponsored by Sens....

ADVISORY: Sen. Merkley on Solving Our Oil Vulnerability

Washington, D.C. - Our dependence on oil is not sustainable. The United States has only 2 percent of the world's oil reserves, yet we use one-quarter of the oil produced annually. One in five barrels of U.S. oil comes from countries that the State Department considers to be "dangerous or unstable." The BP oil disaster...

RELEASE: Cheney’s Culture of Deregulation and Corruption

Read more: The Prelude to Cheney's Katrina and The BP Disaster Is Cheney's Katrina WASHINTON, D.C. - Big Oil spent millions of dollars to sweep—and keep—George W. Bush and Dick Cheney in the White House. And it got its money’s worth. The new administration and its staunchly pro-oil congressional allies returned the favor by enacting...

COLUMN: Marriage equality for all couples

Washington, D.C. - Nearly a century after the 14th Amendment was ratified in 1868, the Supreme Court unanimously affirmed that "marriage is one of the 'basic civil rights of man.' " That 1967 case, Loving v. Virginia, ended bans on interracial marriage in the 16 states that still had such laws. Now, 43 years after...

RELEASE: Significant Legal Barriers Exist to the Dismissal of Teachers

Washington, D.C. - As districts pay increased attention to teacher evaluation and success, chronically ineffective and other poor-performing teachers will be identified for dismissal. But administrators face significant legal obstacles in dismissing teachers because of vague, outdated, and ineffective state laws, which make dismissal a remarkably difficult management process, according to "Devil in the Details:...

ADVISORY: Remarks by Peter R. Orszag on Government Reform and Fiscal Responsibility

June 8, 2010, 10:30am – 11:30am Admission is free. RSVP to attend this event Featured Speaker:Peter R. Orszag, Director, Office of Management and Budget Introduction by: Senator Tom Daschle, Distinguished Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress In his inaugural address, President Obama promised a change to promote effective government. "[T]hose of us who manage the...

RELEASE: Obama’s Cairo Speech One Year Later

Washington, D.C. - The first anniversary of President Barack Obama's historic address announcing a "new beginning” to the Muslim world in Cairo comes at the end of one of the most tumultuous weeks in recent memory for the Middle East. Reverberations from Israel's raid on a Gaza-bound flotilla threaten to scuttle efforts aimed at jumpstarting...