POLTICO ARENA: First Lady Criticism on Target?

  • By
  • Reniqua Allen,
  • New America Foundation
October 4, 2011 |

Michelle Obama’s Target trip is causing quite the media frenzy. Critics say it was a staged trip in reaction to claims of her excessive tastes, media experts are asking how a sole AP photographer got an exclusive pic without being tipped off from the White House, and others, like those on the Today Show seem to be in disbelief that the first lady is just an “everyday” mom.

Sept. 11 Panel's Forgotten Concern: Paramilitary CIA | POLITICO

September 10, 2011

In Pakistan alone, the CIA's drones have killed approximately 2000 people since 2004, according to reports from the Conflict Monitoring Center and the New America Foundation. The vast majority of the deaths came since the beginning of 2009, ...

POLITICO Arena: California Immigration Rules Humane or Destructive?

  • By
  • Joe Mathews,
  • New America Foundation
September 2, 2011 |

The fact that this question is being asked speaks volumes about Washington's self-destructive mindset, and says very little about California. The state is merely acting in its own economic interest. California is required to support the K-12 educations of all students, even undocumented ones. So why waste that investment by making it impossible for them to attend college?

FCC To Combine Reviews of AT&T's Qualcomm TMobile Deals | POLITICO

August 8, 2011

Free Press, Media Access Project, Public Knowledge, Consumers Union and the Open Technology Initiative of the New America Foundation argued that the two deals have a multiplier effect. “As with other mergers, the competitive impact of the two ...

Norway Attacks Reopen Old Leftright Debate | POLITICO

July 27, 2011

Would at least be more technically correct,” declared Steve Clemons, another Atlantic writer. Rubin conceded error on Saturday night, writing: “At the time I believed the best working theory, given Norway's recent experiences, was that it was jihadist ...

Politico Arena: Early Education and Race to the Top

  • By
  • Lisa Guernsey,
  • New America Foundation
July 10, 2011 |

In the next week, governors across the country have a decision to make: Should they take up the Obama administration on its offer to compete in the "Early Learning Challenge," a chance to win tens of millions in early education funding as part of the latest Race to the Top? 

Anna Eshoo Bill Seeks Truth in Wireless Advertising | POLITICO

June 29, 2011

Benjamin Lennett, senior policy analyst for the New America Foundation's Open Technology Initiative, said the Eshoo bill could push the FCC to move forward on initiatives such as preventing “bill shock,” ie, unexpectedly high wireless bills. ...

POLITICO Arena: Mitt Romney Helped or Hurt by Climate Change Stance?

  • By
  • Lisa Margonelli,
  • New America Foundation
June 19, 2011 |

Four years ago, you wouldn’t be asking this question. Romney’s position would have been nothing out of the ordinary, and the “facts” of climate change were well understood and agreed upon by both parties. Today, the facts haven’t changed, but the Republican party has — with increasing numbers of leaders claiming climate change is a “hoax.”

Bernanke Don't Tie Debt Limit To Spending Cuts | POLITICO

June 15, 2011

... a necessary and difficult fiscal policy adjustment, but the debt limit is the wrong tool for that important job,” Bernanke said at a meeting on the deficit hosted by the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget and the New America Foundation. ...

Will Cuts Threaten Education Funding? | POLITICO

June 12, 2011

“During this 2011 [continuing resolution] debate that dragged on and on, there were small cuts along the way, and there was a lot of focus on that,” said Jason Delisle, director of the Federal Education Budget Project at the New America Foundation. ...

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