Center for American Progress (CAP)

The Center for American Progress is a think tank dedicated to improving the lives of Americans through ideas and action. We combine bold policy ideas with a modern communications platform to help shape the national debate, expose the hollowness of conservative governing philosophy, and challenge the media to cover the issues that truly matter.

Releases by this organization

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Wednesday, March 04, 2015
Gold from Sudan Fuels Atrocities, Requires Industry Red-Flags and New Sanctions
Gold coming from Sudan is conflict-affected, high-risk, and helping to destabilize the country’s main conflict-zones of Darfur, Blue Nile and South Kordofan, according to a new report published today by the Enough Project . “ Fool's Gold: The Case for Scrutinizing Sudan's Conflict Gold Trade ,” by...
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Tuesday, January 07, 2014
New Poll on the Legacy of the War on Poverty and American Attitudes About Work, Economic Opportunity, and the Safety Net
Fifty years after President Lyndon B.
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Monday, October 28, 2013
Congress’s Inaction on Climate Change Imposes an Unfunded Mandate on State and Local Governments
Today—one day before the one-year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy’s landfall in New Jersey—the Center for American Progress released an analysis assessing the magnitude of the costs of preparing for more extreme weather and other climate change impacts that Congress is imposing on state, local, and tribal governments by failing to enact policies to curb U.S. emissions of heat-trapping pollution.
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Friday, June 28, 2013
Clean Energy Manufacturing Fights Climate Change, Increases U.S. Competitiveness, and Creates Jobs
In the wake of President Barack Obama’s speech on Tuesday laying out his action plan to address the harmful effects of climate change, the Center for American Progress released a report today showing how clean energy manufacturing hubs can flight climate change, increase U.S. competitiveness, and create jobs.
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Tuesday, April 02, 2013
VIDEO: CAP Unveils ‘Boom Without Boundaries’ Video Narrated by Winthrop Roosevelt
Today the Center for American Progress released the short documentary video, “ Boom Without Boundaries ,” which explores the Bakken oil boom’s negative, industrial-scale impacts on Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota. The film is narrated by Winthrop Roosevelt, great-great grandson of President Theodore Roosevelt.
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Thursday, February 21, 2013
Prescriptions to Stem Surging Health Care Costs
In this week’s TIME magazine cover story , contributor Steven Brill sheds light on the exorbitant health care costs plaguing our nation and reveals the shocking degree to which we allow hospitals, laboratories, and medical suppliers to profit at the expense of their patients.
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Thursday, February 14, 2013
Congress Can Avert Dangerous Automatic Cuts and Protect Investments in Jobs and Education by Closing Tax Loopholes
Unless Congress acts, on March 1 automatic and indiscriminate spending cuts will hit key programs, costing our economy more than 1 million jobs and cutting essential services for millions of low- and middle-income families. But a new infographic released today by the Center for American Progress explains how Congress can act to avert these dangerous cuts and protect investments.
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Thursday, February 14, 2013
NRA Working to Elect Pro-Gun Judges and Prosecutors
Today, as the gun control debate continues on the national stage, the Center for American Progress released “ NRA Working to Elect Pro-Gun Judges and Prosecutors ,” which traces the millions of dollars that the Law Enforcement Alliance of America, or LEAA, has spent in state races—with the help of the National Rifle Association—to elect candidates that grant broad rights to gun owners and curtail the rights of criminal defendan
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Wednesday, February 06, 2013
Speed Trap: Big Oil Profits from High Gasoline Prices
The Center for American Progress today released “ Speed Trap: Big Oil Profits from High Gasoline Prices ,” which shows that in 2012 BP, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, ExxonMobil, and Shell made a combined $118 billion in profits—and used billions of these dollars to buy back their own stock and lobby Congress—while collecting on special tax breaks and producing less oil.
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Monday, August 06, 2012
The Vast Potential for Renewable Energy in the American West
Today, on the eve of the National Clean Energy Summit 5.0 in Las Vegas, the Center for American Progress released “ The Vast Potential for Renewable Energy in the American West ,” an analysis projecting that the federal lands in six western states—Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, and Utah—could house clean energy projects with the potential to harness more than 34 gigawatts of solar, wind, and geothermal energ
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