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Israel Becoming an Issue for Obama? | CNN

September 19, 2011

On CNN's "Situation Room," Middle East Task Force Co-Director Daniel Levy discussed President Obama's stance on Israel and Palestine, and whether that issue might affect Obama's re-election prospects.

Obama To Unveil $3 Trillion in Debt Cuts | CNN

September 19, 2011

The nonpartisan Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget praised it for some of its proposals, but criticized it for doing too little to control health care costs among other things. "We are pleased that the president has embraced the goal of ...

Obama Debt Reduction Plan Coming Monday: Sure Not To Satisfy Everyone | CNN

September 16, 2011

"Three trillion would be tremendous," said Maya MacGuineas, president of the nonpartisan Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget. But hitting that target almost certainly means tackling entitlements and tax reform. And in both cases expectations ...

National Debt Panel Urged To 'Go Big' | CNN

September 12, 2011

Among them: William Gale of the Brookings Institution and Maya MacGuineas of the nonpartisan Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, which organized the letter. Next week, President Obama will send the super committee his proposal for how to reduce ...

Study Reveals the Many Faces of Terrorism

  • By
  • Peter Bergen,
  • Andrew Lebovich,
  • New America Foundation
September 10, 2011 |

The credible but as yet unconfirmed reports that three men directed by al Qaeda have plans for an attack on the United States to coincide with the 10th anniversary of September 11 reminds us of the persistence of the threat from Islamist terrorists.

Why a Green Economy Is Still Part of Jobs Solution

  • By
  • Lisa Margonelli,
  • New America Foundation
September 9, 2011 |

Unlike in previous jobs speeches, where he's been a cheerleader for clean energy and a green economy, President Obama didn't say the word "green" once in his address to a joint session of Congress on Thursday night. That seems to fit the mood of the country, but in fact, Obama is missing a stimulus program in every American gas tank.

Starbucks CEO: Tell Lawmakers To Get Along | CNN

September 6, 2011

Conference participant Maya MacGuineas, president of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, said one of the best things the average American citizen can do is have a conversation with someone with an entirely different political leaning. ...

U.S.-Pakistan: Divorce Is Not an Option

  • By
  • Peter Bergen,
  • New America Foundation
  • and Michael Mazarr, U.S. National War College
September 1, 2011 |

Pakistan, and Pakistani-American relations, confront their worst crises in recent memory.

Pakistan's economy is in free fall, and its major cities are wracked by political violence, while Pakistani attitudes toward the United States have never been worse -- a legacy of the CIA contractor who shot and killed two Pakistanis in the city of Lahore this year, the campaign of drone attacks in Pakistan's tribal regions and the unilateral American raid to kill Osama bin Laden in northern Pakistan in May.

When Social Media 'Hinders' Revolution | CNN

August 31, 2011

Evgeny Morozov, a visiting scholar at Stanford University and author of the recent book "The Net Delusion: The Dark Side of Internet Freedom," says dictators use digital communications to track and crack down on dissenters. "People who are concerned ...

How a 20-Minute HIV Test Could Save Millions of Lives

  • By
  • Jamie Holmes,
  • New America Foundation
August 15, 2011 |

Five years ago, hundreds of protesters took to the streets in Kenya in tribute to a murdered 15-year-old orphan boy, Isaiah Gakuyo. An uncle had apparently stabbed Isaiah with a pitchfork because the boy was HIV positive - the child’s mother and grandmother had both passed away from AIDS-related diseases.

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