RELEASE: Race and Beyond: The Leaders of the African-American Tea Party

By Sam Fulwood | November 09, 2010 Washington, D.C.--When the 112th Congress is seated in January, two newcomers, Allen West of Florida and Tim Scott of South Carolina, will make history as they become one of the rarest of political species. They are black and Republican, a combination that rarely finds success at the ballot...

RELEASE: Cooper Joins CAP as a Senior Policy Fellow

The Center for American Progress is pleased to announce that Donna Cooper has joined CAP as a Senior Policy Fellow. “We are excited to have Donna on board and are eager to put her policy research and implementation experience to work toward our efforts to develop new strategies to offer struggling families economic opportunity,” said...

STATEMENT: CAP on the UN’s High Level Advisory Group Report on Climate Change Financing

By Richard W. Caperton and Andrew Light This morning, the UN's High Level Advisory Group on Climate Change Financing delivered its final report to the UN Secretary General. The report contains much valuable information. In particular, the advisory group clearly concluded that directing 100 billion dollars per year to help developing nations avoid the catastrophic...

RELEASE: O’Malley Cruises in Midst of Republican Wave

Maryland Governor Benefits from Reputation as Competent Manager By Reece Rushing | November 5, 2010 Washington, D.C.--As Democrats suffered mass defeats on Tuesday, Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley doubled his margin of victory from 2006—a so-called wave year for Democrats. These results cannot be explained by O’Malley’s Republican opponent. He faced former Maryland Gov. Bob Ehrlich...

STATEMENT: Boushey: Today’s jobs numbers indicate a “holding pattern”

Washington, DC – Today, Heather Boushey, Senior Economist at the Center for American Progress, had the following reaction to the announcement of October unemployment figures: October marks the 10th straight month of private sector job gains, with the private sector adding 159,000 jobs this month. This is the strongest jobs gains since April. However, the...

RELEASE: The Energy Road Ahead: Cooperation or Confrontation?

After an election day that replaced many moderate legislators with conservatives, it’s unclear whether President Obama’s call for cooperation with Republicans will occur over energy policy. Cooperation or Confrontation on Clean Energy? A Proposed Agenda for the New Congress and the President by Senior Fellow Daniel J. Weiss outlines a cooperation agenda. It proposes clean...

STATEMENT: Midterms and the Latino Vote

Washington, D.C.-- Today, Angela Maria Kelley, VP for Immigration Policy and Advocacy at CAP, released the following statement in reaction to the midterm elections: Latino voters flexed their growing muscle yesterday and proved themselves decisive in shaping the balance of power in the Senate in an election season marked by the shameful scape-goating of immigrants....

RELEASE: Addressing Continuing Vulnerabilities in Air Cargo Security

Last Week’s Close Call Signals Need for More Vigorous Action By Peter Juul | November 1, 2010 Washington, D.C.--Last week’s attempted terrorist attack using the international air cargo system illustrates the continuing vulnerabilities of that system despite efforts since 9/11 to improve its security. Details are still being uncovered, but it appears the terrorist group...