Podesta Group Clients Donated to Podesta’s Center for American Progress

12 corporate CAP donors paid Podesta Group millions
Many of John Podesta's lobbying firm's clients also supported his 501(c)3 Center for American Progress

Overlap between donors to the Center for American Progress (CAP) and the client list of the lobbying firm founded by John Podesta, CAP’s outgoing chairman, has some wondering whether the think tank acts as an extension of Podesta’s influence peddling.

Keystone to the Kingdom

Column: How a left-wing billionaire bought the Oval Office
John Podesta, Tom Steyer / AP

The White House’s newest staffer is John Podesta, the 64-year-old founder of the Center for American Progress (CAP), the head of President Obama’s 2008 transition team, a former chief of staff to President Clinton, and a former lobbyist and cofounder, with his brother Tony, of the Podesta Group. You know: an outsider.

The Podesta Era

Column: How the Center for American Progress conquered America
Many of John Podesta's lobbying firm's clients also supported his 501(c)3 Center for American Progress

Last night the Center for American Progress celebrated its tenth anniversary with a “Progressive Party” at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium on the National Mall. Don’t feel left out: I wasn’t invited either.

Emails and Electioneering

Expert: CAP staffer emailing Booker Senate campaign in possible violation of nonprofit rules
Newark Mayor Cory Booker / AP

Leaked emails in which a left-wing nonprofit promotes events by the President Obama-aligned Organizing for Action and circulates Democratic Party talking points on the government shutdown may be a possible violation of rules governing tax-exempt status for such organizations, experts say.

Anti-war activists protest Samantha Power’s Syria speech

Underwhelming response to U.N. ambassador’s speech pushing for intervention in Syria
Code Pink protestor outside of Center for American Progress building. Photo credit: Alana Goodman

Anti-war activists descended on the Center for American Progress (CAP) in Washington, D.C., Friday to protest U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power’s speech to the left-wing think tank advocating for military intervention in Syria.

ThinkProgress Attacks Major CAP Donor, Walmart


The Center for American Progress Action Fund’s blog attacked Walmart on Wednesday for retaliating against employees as they were demonstrating for wage reform.

The post did not disclose that the Center for American Progress (CAP) received up to $1 million from the retail giant and partnered with the group to hold a large party during last year’s Democratic National Convention in Charlotte.

A Confederacy of Dusses

For Matt, Serge, and Brian Duss, criticism of Israel is all in the family
Matt, Serge, and Brian Duss / americanprogress.org, kairosusa.org, LinkedIn

The recent publication in a blog post of Nazi-era propaganda posters by Center for American Progress (CAP) policy analyst Matt Duss has cast a spotlight on the writer’s controversial views of Israel.

Duss, a blogger at the CAP Action Fund’s ThinkProgress website, used the Nazi posters to substantiate his accusation that a political cartoon published by a right-leaning Israel group was “blatantly anti-Semitic.”