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Let's review "Change for America: A Progressive Blueprint for the 44th President" - 01/13/09

Mark Green [1] and the Center for American Progress Action Fund have teamed up to release the new book "Change for America: A Progressive Blueprint for the 44th President" See the rave reviews from such notables as Bill Clinton and Nancy Pelosi here, just don't buy it. Instead, please go to a library or otherwise obtain a copy and let's all point out all the many things that are no doubt wrong...

Obama "Energy Czar" Carol Browner's membership in Socialist panel scrubbed from website, Wikipedia - 01/10/09

... Board of the Directors of the Center for American Progress, the Alliance for Climate Protection and the League of Conservation Voters. More here, and from this: Browner's CSWS is similarly open about the economic costs it is willing to impose, across national borders to achieve its environmental utopia. On Sept. 5-6, 2008, the commission noted that the costs of its proposals would "rang[e] in...

CAP tries to help illegal aliens keep construction jobs through "greening" the housing stock - 12/17/08

... Soros-funded, Barack Obama-linked Center for American Progress offer "Time to Upgrade Windows: New Green Jobs for the Construction Industry" (link). If you were a New Deal-happy visitor from Mars, it would make perfect sense. However, those of us from Earth will probably realize it's just an intellectually dishonest, corrupt scheme to maintain power not just through make-work projects, but by...

Marin Cogan/TNR's massive Fairness Doctrine strawman - 11/20/08

... And, her article mentions the Center for American Progress and mentions a study they did of rightwing talk radio in which they advocated for localism. Apparently she didn't read enough of it, or she simply has no clue what she's discussing, or she's just an intellectually dishonest hack. With TNR you never know, but it's probably a combination of all three. Note: the TNR article was approvingly...

Obama/Center for American Progress link gets mainstream media attention! - 11/19/08

I've been discussing the Center for American Progress - a Soros-funded supposed "progressive", supposed "think tank" - for a few years. I've mainly concentrated on the fact that they're the "think tank that can't think straight", an outfit that just can't figure things out. I've also discussed their extraordinarily bad blog "ThinkProgress", which consistently engages in smears and logical...

Obama cabinet might include Democrat titans: Gore, Napolitano, Vilsack, Howard Dean, Caroline Kennedy... - 11/11/08

... Podesta and his think tank the Center for American Progress is as much a joke as the Harding Institute. A possible "Climate Czar" is Al Gore, someone who might take Obama's outreach to pre-teens and make my April, 2008 satire about a "Green Pioneers" program a reality. Podesta himself might head up an "Energy Security Council". For Agriculture, Tom Vilsack is one of four possibilities. Health...

The Non-Partisan Case Against Barack Obama - 10/29/08

... and the like; for instance, the Center for American Progress supports more government control over radio station ownership. And, Obama himself has said that "hate" has no place on the airwaves. However, the "hate" part was a reference to Lou Dobbs and Rush Limbaugh, both of whom he's also smeared. Whether Obama personally pushes it or not, the Democrats will attempt to pass some sort of bill...

John Podesta/CAP/Obama transition team has minor link to ACORN - 10/18/08

... staff John Podesta founded the Center for American Progress and now heads that group's foundation. He's also the head of Barack Obama's transition team. And, from acorn.org/index.php?id=8516 [1]: On September 22, ACORN and Floridians for All partnered with John Podesta, former chief of staff to president Bill Clinton and director of the Center for American Progress, and economist Robert Pollin...

Shaun Casey, Barack Obama's faith advisor, supports illegal immigration, engages in false compassion - 07/19/08

No big surprise there. Late last month, the Barack Obama campaign hired Shaun Casey - a professor at Washington DC's Wesley Theological Seminary - as a religious affairs advisor. His exact title varies from report to report, but he'll be leading their outreach to evangelicals. And, he'll be stressing leftwing to far-left topics.

John Harris/The Politico offers sham immigration "debate" ("Dear 44: Ideas for the next president") - 07/14/08

The Politico is running a series called "Dear 44: Ideas for the next president" (politico.com/dear44) featuring two people on "different" sides debating various issues and offering advice for the next president. The Politico's John Harris offers an introduction to the series at politico.com/news/stories/0608/11113.html and has background on the two "sides" in the running debate. The topic this...

Rep. David Price: deport criminals, but leave the illegal workers alone (cut enforcement funds to support illegal immigration) - 06/26/08

... From a speech he gave at the Center for American Progress Action Fund where he promoted "comprehensive immigration reform" [price.house.gov/apps/list/press/nc04_price/062308.shtml]: I want to be clear on that point. The illegal presence of foreign nationals in the United States is a problem, and calls into question our commitment to the integrity of our immigration laws. But we need to put...

Nico Pitney helps Huffington Post descend to ThinkProgress level - 05/04/08

... Deputy Research Director at the Center for American Progress and the Managing Editor of ThinkProgress. And, yes, those are very strong warning signs considering that CAP seems to screen its hires for childishness and stupidity.

Henry Fernandez lies about Jim Oberweis to support illegal immigration (libel?) - 03/10/08

... Fernandez - a Senior Fellow at the Center For American Progress Action Fund who's also part of the Mexican government's "extended network" - offers "Anti-Immigrant Zealots Lose Hastert's Seat For Conservatives" (thinkprogress.org/2008/03/10/oberweis-immigration) about the recent Illinois House race in which Jim Oberweis lost to Bill Foster. The article contains this paragraph that strongly...

Campaign to Defend America launches anti-John McCain ad (George Soros, MoveOn, CAP, SEIU, Fund for America) - 03/05/08

... Win; and John Podesta, of the Center for American Progress". The FFA also gave $1 million to "America Votes, a Soros-backed group". Previously, the CDA ran noiraqescalation.org; the site says it was paid for by them at the bottom of each page. On their about page it says: Americans Against Escalation in Iraq is a group of independent entities, including the Service Employees International Union...

Possible Democratic Party immigration "reform" charade: "offer legalization" to become "require" - 02/29/08

... to the Democratic Party: the Center for American Progress (linked to Hillary Clinton and indirectly linked to the Mexican government) and the Coalition for Comprehensive Immigration Reform (member groups also have indirect links to the Mexican government) [1]. I haven't seen the study, but while some might be fooled, it's clear that it's just a new attempt to get the same old amnesty. And, their...

Matt Corley/Think Progress misleads about Juan Hernandez (McCain's Mexico-linked staff member) - 01/31/08

... Progress (run by the Clinton-linked Center for American Progress) offers "Glenn Beck's Rants Against 'Juan McCain' Would Not Be Welcome At RedState.com" [1]. The first thing to note is that we might be getting an inkling of how the left/Democrats deal with the issue of Juan Hernandez, the John McCain staff member who's a former cabinet-level official with the Mexican government.

We Can Stop The Hate: Mexico-linked groups try silencing opponents of illegal immigration - 01/31/08

... involved: * Anti-Defamation League * Center for American Progress * Leadership Conference on Civil Rights * Media Matters for America (has received money from George Soros) * Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund * Southern Poverty Law Center Their targets include Lou Dobbs, Glenn Beck, Pat Buchanan, and others, and a video from them is here. The easy way to defeat their effort is...

SPLC tries to stifle FAIR (Mexico links, CAP) - 12/11/07

... quote from Henry Fernandez of the Center for American Progress which helps show that their goal is to stifle FAIR: "The sad fact is that attempts to reform our immigration system are being sabotaged by organizations fueled by hate... Many anti-immigrant leaders have backgrounds that should disqualify them from even participating in mainstream debate, yet the American press quotes them without...

Felipe Calderon explicitly wants Mexican consuls to meddle in U.S. immigration debate (non-profits) - 12/07/07

... married to Henry Fernandez of the Center for American Progress. Needless to say, there are many others. In fact, it's difficult to find a non-profit involved in immigration matters that doesn't have some sort of a link, whether direct or first or second-level indirect. When nonprofit groups are involved in immigration matters in the future, it will be even more difficult to tell whether...

NPR Democratic debate: weak questions on immigration, logical fallacies - 12/04/07

NPR held a Democratic debate earlier today, and it currently looks like they asked a few incredibly weak questions on immigration that simply allowed the candidates to give their stock speeches. Not only that, but the questions appear to have been designed to make the candidates look slightly reasonable by comparison.

Communist Party Pride! (TV ad) - 11/14/07

... this isn't a take-off on the Center for American Progress "progressive" ads (like youtube.com/watch?v=qnktauTeIeg).

Center for American Progress misleads about "progressive" label - 11/14/07

... remarks. Another example is the Center for American Progress, a group that can't seem to get anything right.

Center for American Progress' indirect Mexican government link (Henry Fernandez, Kica Matos) - 10/13/07

... Fellow at the Clinton-linked Center for American Progress, is hosting a CAP event entitled "Strange Bed Fellows? Anti-immigration Organizations and Hate Groups" on October 18 [1]. The panelists are Mark Potok of the Southern Poverty Law Center (a group indirectly linked to the Mexican government) and Devin Burghart from the Center for New Community. Luckily, I scrolled down to the bottom of the...

SCHIP and illegal aliens (shocker: a Center for American Progress fib?) - 10/11/07

The State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP/S-CHIP) appears like it could be abused by illegal aliens to obtain benefits that they should not, under the bill, receive. Whether that's intentional or not isn't known. The bill was recently vetoed by president Bush. The House will try to override the veto next week (link). The bill is HR 976 (link).

The Flake-Gutierrez STRIVE Act amnesty returns... - 09/06/07

... President for Domestic Policy/Center for American Progress * Michael L. Barrera/President and CEO/US Hispanic Chamber of Commerce * Josh Hoyt/Executive Director/Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights CAP was the author of the extraordinarily idiotic study purporting to show how much it would cost to deport all illegal aliens. However, the most galling one on the list is the ICIRR....

Senate illegal immigration amnesty: cloture or defeat. And: what you can do. - 06/06/07

... an overstated figure from the Center for American Progress' "study" which used an extremely suspect methodology. Sens. Barack Obama and Lindsey Graham traded words on the Senate floor, with the latter complaining about an amendment from the former which would have favored chain vs skilled migration. Twenty-six Arizona state legislators, together with Sheriff Joe Arpaio, have signed a letter...

Media Matters for America plays word games re: their funding - 04/25/07

... Democracy Alliance, MoveOn, and the Center for American Progress.

Ruy Teixeira, polling "expert", agenda-driven hack - 04/13/07

... the Century Foundation and the Center for American Progress.

Perp walk: churches to shelter illegal aliens facing deportation - 03/14/07

... discussion on immigration at the Center for American Progress in Washington, D.C. She says it will start in Los Angeles. The article also quotes Rev. Jim Wallis who, while apparently not involved with CLUE, does promote "comprehensive immigration reform". As has been pointed out many times, the easy way to deal with situations like this is to go to public events where "religious" leaders are...

Zoe Lofgren trying to tie ICE's hands (deportations, Return to Sender) - 03/08/07

Rep. Zoe Lofgren - chair of the Immigration Subcommittee and a former immigration lawyer - sent a letter to Julie Myers of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) on March 1 demanding information on their recent sweeps called "Operation Return to Sender" [1].

Judd Legum/Think Progress: propaganda is OK if for a good cause - 11/21/06

... Clinton-linked joke known as the Center for American Progress) discusses a recent segment of the Neil Cavuto show here. Cavuto claims that the movie "Happy Feet" is "far-left" propaganda: Cavuto saw the movie with his sons and found it "offensive." Cavuto objected to the fact that penguins in the movie have trouble finding food because of overfishing and oil drilling.

CNN BlogParty, Blog Party, BlogStock - 11/07/06

... run by the Clinton-affiliated Center for American Progress) Magazine workers: * Robert Bluey (Human Events) * Nick Gillespie (lunatic libertarian publisher editor-in-chief of Reason Magazine) * Jim Geraghty (NRO) Not categorized: Steve Clemons Alex Pareene Patrick Hynes La Shawn Barber Betsy Newmark Patrick Gavin Stephen Warley Marc Lamont Hill Pam Spaulding Also, please don't miss my voting...

Bill Winter on immigration - 10/23/06

Bill Winter is running for Congress against Rep. Tom Tancredo. Like other Democrats, he supports the Senate amnesty, and thus everything said about that horrible bill applies. Moreover, his page on immigration has several questionable or misleading statements: 1. His page twice refers to the "INS", an agency that hasn't existed since March 2003.

More Center for American Progress piffle on immigration - 09/20/06

The Clinton-linked Center for American Progress has issued a desperate cry for help: "Don't Abandon Comprehensive Immigration Reform". Initially, you might be confused. Did the GOP write this? Or, did they write it for use by the GOP?

Palm Beach Post's joke editorial about Senate amnesty - 08/30/06

The Palm Beach Post offers an editorial that would be funny if it weren't so utterly pathetic: "Real immigration reform also comes at good price". Like the S.F. Chronical, they call for an "honest" accounting of the costs vs. benefits of giving amnesty to millions of illegal aliens.

AP quotes Peter Schey, fails to mention Mexico affiliation - 05/05/06

The AP's "Cost to Remove 12M Illegal Immigrants Huge" is a bit more balanced than we've come to expect from the AP. (The author is Martha Mendoza, and that appears to be the AP-supplied title).

Think Progress, Ezra Klein, AP downplay organizers of illegal immigration marches - 04/13/06

... associated with the Clinton-associated Center for American Progress - downplays the organizers of the recent illegal immigration marches in this one sentence post. That links to this brief Ezra Klein post, which links to the AP article "Groups Help Organize Immigration Rallies" (link). Since for some reason or another my attempts to comment on the TP post keep getting blocked - and since Ezra...

Mary Sanchez or Tokyo Rose? - 08/25/05

Mary Sanchez of Knight-Ridder offers us "The cost of mass deportation". As in "David Brooks or Tokyo Rose?" I invite you to read her editorial with the proper inflection. Sanchez informs us that more than 10 million people have illegally settled in our country and we have no chance of deporting all of them.

"What Would It Cost to Deport Illegal Aliens?" - 08/07/05

Remember the laughable Center for American Progress study saying it would cost $41 billion a year for five year to deport all illegal aliens currently in the U.S.? It gets eviscerated here: And while wea