9:06 AM, May 24, 2013 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Matthew Continetti, writing at the Washington Free Beacon, on the Center for American Progress:
What a fantastic talent liberals possess, the ability to talk out of both sides of their mouths. One side utters platitudes about campaign finance reform and the nefarious influence of money in politics, while the other whispers in the ears of oligarchs and plutocrats. One side slanders Republicans as the tools of corporate interests, while the other solicits donations from some of the largest corporations in the world. The next journalist to examine influence peddling on K Street need only walk two blocks south, to H Street. There he’ll find one heck of a story.
H Street is the home of the Center for American Progress (CAP), founded by former Clinton chief of staff John Podesta in the fall of 2003. Originally conceived as a think tank to match the conservative Heritage Foundation and American Enterprise Institute, CAP quickly dropped the thinking and became, simply, a tank. Its objective was to overpower conservatives and Republicans, to devastate them with a fusillade of government activism, to pulverize their fortifications with ammunition loaded into the progressive echo chamber.
Good weapons don’t come cheap. CAP requires considerable stimulus to acquire, track, and destroy its targets. Podesta’s fundraising methods, as one might expect from a Clintonite, were ingenious. He incorporated two entities: The Center for American Progress as a tax-deductible nonprofit 501(c)(3), and the Center for American Progress Action Fund as a tax-exempt 501(c)(4). Donations would not be disclosed, allowing contributors the protection of anonymity even as CAP called for transparency in political giving and government regulation of political speech.
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"A Rockefeller Republican in blackface."2:13 PM, Nov 12, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
Academic and activist Cornel West blasts Barack Obama, just days after the first black president's reelection.
3:48 PM, Sep 5, 2012 • By JONATHAN V. LAST
Yesterday's Wall Street Journal had a funny piece about political mixed marriages. It opened with an anecdote about a husband and wife who belong to different parties and the dilemma they faced during a presidential election. The husband was going to be traveling on Election Day, so he gave his absentee ballot to his wife and asked her to mail it.
12:45 PM, Aug 24, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
A new ad from the liberal smear group MoveOn distorts Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's views on abortion.
4:50 PM, Aug 17, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
Here's video of a supporter of Mitt Romney being spat on by a protester in Appleton, Wisconsin:
12:00 AM, Jun 1, 2012 • By WILLIAM KRISTOL
Have pro-Israel liberals—at least some of the intelligent ones—finally had enough of President Obama's incompetence and dithering with respect to Israel and the Middle East?
4:21 PM, May 28, 2012 • By WILLIAM KRISTOL
President Obama, an avid follower of left-wing media, is surely aware of the controversial remark by MSNBC’s Chris Hayes, who explained yesterday, in a discussion of Memorial Day on MSNBC, that he felt “uncomfortable” using the word “hero” for an American killed in battle:
6:00 AM, Aug 4, 2011 • By JAY COST
Froma Harrop wrote a column this week, arguing that Democrats should primary Obama:
Ed Rendell, do you have plans for 2012? Hillary Clinton? If you, the former Democratic governor of Pennsylvania, or you, the secretary of state, are free next year and wouldn't mind, would you please launch a primary challenge against President Obama?
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