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, April 04, 2012
Release: New CAP Report Shows Latest Voter Suppression Efforts will Disenfranchise Millions
In today's CAP Action press call with Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC), President and CEO of CAP Action Tom Perriello, and Director of Campus Progress Anne Johnson, the Center for American Progress released a report analyzing the latest voter suppression efforts to disenfranchise Americans.
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Monday, March 26, 2012
Ryan Budget Cuts to Nutrition Assistance Would Eliminate 184,000 Jobs
Today, new estimates from the Center for American Progress reveal that if enacted, the Ryan Budget's proposed cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program would eliminate 184,000 jobs.
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Tuesday, March 20, 2012
House Republican Budget Offers Pain for Everyone but the Rich
Today, as House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) unveiled his budget plan for the coming fiscal year, the Center for American Progress released an analysis revealing that the blueprint not only mirrors last year’s disastrous effort but also manages to reject what little bipartisan budget agreement was forged in 2011.
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Tuesday, March 06, 2012
Rich Americans Are Not Overtaxed
Today a new analysis by the Center for American Progress debunks the conservative talking point that the richest 1 percent of Americans are overtaxed because they pay a higher share of taxes.
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Monday, July 11, 2011
Republican Budget Plan’s Impact on Medicaid a Threat to Middle Class
Today the Center for American Progress released a column examining the top 10 reasons why everyday Americans should pay close attention to the House Republican proposal to cut Medicaid.
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Friday, April 29, 2011
Extreme Weather Cost Lives, Health, Economy
Today the Center for American Progress released “ The Year of Living Dangerously: 2010 Extreme Weather Cost Lives, Health and Economy ,” with an accompanying map , by Daniel J. Weiss , Valeri Vasquez and Ben Kaldunski.
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Thursday, April 28, 2011
Big Oil Receives Huge Profits and Taxpayer Subsidies, Maintains High Gasoline Prices at Pump
This morning, Exxon and Royal Dutch Shell followed BP's profit announcement yesterday, reporting $10.65 billion and $6.3 billion in profits respectively, amounting to an increase of 69 percent for Exxon and http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-04-28/s
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Thursday, April 28, 2011
Florida Shouldn't Make Arizona's Immigration Mistake
Two bills being considered in Florida's state legislature mandate that all employers use E-Verify or a new state-based verification process to check the immigration status of their employees.
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Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Ryan’s Budget Attempts to End Medicare and Shift Costs to Seniors
When House Budget Committee chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) released the Republican budget for fiscal year 2012 last week he said it was more than a budget—it was a “ cause .” He’s right. The House Republican budget continues the conservative attempt to end Medicare as we know it, which would shift costs onto future seniors. This column analyzes Rep. Ryan’s Medicare proposal and shows its adverse effects on our seniors.
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Wednesday, April 06, 2011
Ryan’s Unbelievable Path to Prosperity
The budget put forth by Congressman Paul Ryan (R-WI) for fiscal year 2012 beginning in October makes fantastical claims about its impact on investment, economic growth, and jobs. Rep. Ryan is basing claims of incredible economic benefits from his 2012-2021 budget proposal—that cuts taxes for the rich and lumps burdens onto middle-class families—on forecasts generated by an economic model from the conservative Heritage Foundation. We’ve been down this path before.
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