ADVISORY: A Unified Security Budget for the United States

August 31, 2011, 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. About this event Protecting U.S. national security in the 21st century will require all the tools of American power–military, diplomatic, development, and homeland defense. Our defensive and preventative programs, however, continue to be funded at a fraction of the Pentagon’s nearly $700 billion budget and are at...

STATEMENT: CAP on the Keystone XL Pipeline Permit: It Is Not in the National Interest, Nor in Humanity’s Interest

Washington, D.C. — Today, the Center for American Progress issued the following statement on the Keystone XL pipeline permit: The State Department’s assessment that the proposed Keystone XL pipeline will have only a limited environmental impact should not be the final word from the Obama administration on the plan to sharply increase imports of dirty...

PRESS CALL TODAY: CAP to Release New Report “Fear, Inc., The Roots of the Islamophobia Network in America”

Washington, D.C. — The inclusion of more than 200 references to the anti-Muslim rhetoric espoused by American bloggers and misinformation experts in the manifesto of Anders Brevik, the Norwegian responsible for the killing of 76 people, prompted news agencies to question the source of this distorted world view. In the United States, where much of...

PRESS CALL ADVISORY: CAP Experts to Detail The Essential Elements for Obama Jobs Plan

Washington, D.C.—This September, President Barack Obama is expected to release a jobs plan targeting jobs creation. The president’s plan must create private-sector jobs by spurring demand for the goods and services that businesses provide. The president’s proposals must reach further than simply extending provisions like the payroll tax cuts that are set to expire and...

STATEMENT: CAP on Recent Developments in Libya

Washington, D.C. – As world leaders respond to the news of the further weakening of Qaddafi’s control of Libya, the Center for American Progress released the following statement: With reports of the Qaddafi regime's imminent fall, instead of perpetuating unnecessary bloodshed, Qaddafi must finally accept the will of the Libyan people and step down. The...

RELEASE: Unequal Aid: Discriminatory Treatment of Gay and Transgender Applicants and Families Headed by Same-Sex Couples in the Higher Education Financial Aid Process

Download this report (pdf) Download the introduction and summary (pdf) Washington, D.C.—As college students pack up to head back to school and high school seniors begin to think about their college prospects, the Center for American Progress released a report today entitled, “Unequal Aid: Discriminatory Treatment of Gay and Transgender Applicants and Families Headed by...

RELEASE: Dr. Ezekiel J. Emanuel Joins the Center for American Progress as Senior Fellow

Washington, D.C.—John Podesta, President and CEO of the Center for American Progress is pleased to announce that Dr. Ezekiel J. Emanuel will join the Center for American Progress as Senior Fellow to focus on the implementation of the Affordable Care Act and lowering health care costs. Dr. Emanuel is a renowned bioethicist and leading expert...

RELEASE: CAP Analysis Disproves Claims about Economic Effects of Strengthened Ozone Protections

By Daniel J. Weiss, Arpita Bhattacharyya, Raj Salhotra | August 18, 2011 Washington, D.C.—As the White House completes its interagency review of the Environmental Protection Agency’s updated ground-level ozone standard to protect public health, some of the companies required to reduce their pollution continue to make exaggerated claims that negative economic impacts will occur due...

ADVISORY: NATIONAL CLEAN ENERGY SUMMIT 4.0 TAKES CENTER STAGE AUGUST 30

WHAT: The National Clean Energy Summit 4.0: The Future of Energy will be held on Tuesday, August 30, 2011 at Aria Resort and Casino at CityCenter in Las Vegas, Nevada. Co-sponsored by the Center for American Progress, the Clean Energy Project, MGM Resorts International, Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) and University of Nevada-Las Vegas, or UNLV,...

STATEMENT: CAP Applauds New DHS Deportation Guidelines

Today the Department of Homeland Security issued a letter to Congress announcing a new initiative to further concentrate their resources on the highest-priority removals and stop the deportations of low-priority cases such as children, military families, individuals brought here at a young age, and same-sex couples. The Center for American Progress released this statement: We...

RELEASE: Race and Beyond: The Race for the White House

Read the full column here. By Sam Fulwood III Given the confusing and crazy history that we Americans seem incapable of rising above, I suppose it was preordained that nearly every conversation about the first black president would devolve to an examination of its racial elements. From the moment then-candidate Barack Obama declared himself a...

Available for Comment: Ian Millhiser on 11th Circuit Decision on Individual Mandate

Washington, D.C.—CAP Policy Analyst and Blogger Ian Millhiser will be available for comments on the 11th Circuit Court of Appeal’s 2-1 decision to strike down the individual mandate in the Affordable Care Act. The following is a quote from Ian Millhiser about today’s opinion: “What today’s opinion lacks in fidelity to the Constitution it makes...

RELEASE: Defense Cuts After the Debt Deal

By Lawrence J. Korb, Sam Klug, Alex Rothman | August 11, 2011 To read the full column, click here. To watch the Ask the Expert video “Getting Defense Spending Under Control,” click here. Washington, D.C. — The cuts to national security spending in the recent deal to raise the debt ceiling have attracted significant criticism...

RELEASE: ‘The Help’ in Our Society Today

Read the full column Washington, D.C.—Today’s release of the movie “The Help” offers a moment to draw the connections between the everyday experiences of domestic workers in the South in the 1960s and current immigrant domestic workers, many of who are of Latino, African, and Caribbean descent, writes CAP’s Joy Moses. Below is an excerpt...