Exclusive: Boehner Huddles With Bowles On Fiscal Cliff | Politico

September 21, 2012

Simultaneously, Boehner's close aide Barry Jackson has been in contact with Maya MacGuineas, president of the Center for a Responsible Federal Budget, an organization with which Bowles is affiliated. Boehner's camp denies that Jackson is working with ...

Obama Leaves Out Most Mentions of Poverty | Politico

September 16, 2012

“People are much less inclined to support something that goes toward a targeted population than something that they can benefit from,” said Rachel Black, a senior policy analyst at the New America Foundation. By leaving the poor out of his conversations — favoring constructions such as “growing the middle class” — he’s able to corral more support than he might otherwise.

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The CIA's Unchecked Quasi-Military Role | Politico

May 10, 2012

In Pakistan, about 300 strikes since 2004 have killed between 2000 and 3000 people — mostly low-level fighters, according to the New America Foundation. The CIA has military-like authority. In Pakistan, and now in Yemen, it can target unidentified ...

Politico's The Arena: Is the State of the Union Still Useful?

  • By
  • Vishnu Sridharan,
  • New America Foundation
January 23, 2012 |

In an era of presidential tweeting and daily briefing, the unique role of the State of the Union is easy to miss. From a speech that was originally meant to "recommend to Congress¹s consideration such measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient," the event has now become an opportunity for the president to make the case on the national stage that his vision for the country has been and will continue to be the best response to the issues of our time.

Last Chance for Medicare, Medicaid Reform? Nope | POLITICO

November 22, 2011

“It certainly doesn't mean you can never, ever touch them, because we'll have to touch them,” said Maya MacGuineas, president of the nonpartisan Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget. With several bipartisan deficit reduction plans already ...

The Big Battle Over Overseas Profits | POLITICO

October 23, 2011

The New America Foundation has estimated that the boost to the economy could ultimately lead to the creation of from 1.3 million to 2.5 million jobs. But other estimates say the proposed tax holiday could end up costing the Treasury $40 billion to $80 ...

POLITICO ARENA: Fair and Balanced Political Giving?

  • By
  • Troy K. Schneider,
  • New America Foundation
August 18, 2010 |

This donation to the Republican Governors Association is notable for its size, but big media companies make political contributions all the time. As POLITICO and others have reported, GE (the parent of NBC and MSNBC), Disney (the parent of ABC), and CBS have all given through their political action committees in recent cycles. One can argue that GE and Disney have given to influence specific policies affecting other parts of their business, or that News Corp.


POLITICO ARENA: Is Google Leaning Right?

  • By
  • Troy K. Schneider,
  • New America Foundation
September 21, 2011 |

It's not a case of tilting rightward so much as it is a sign of Google growing up. This is a corporation with a wide range of interests to represent in Washington, and that requires good relations with both sides of the aisle.


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, ...

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