1) Finally, A List Of All The Center For American Progress’ 2013 Corporate Donors
Posted: 12/13/2013 12:29 pm EST | Updated: 12/13/2013 7:07 pm EST
WASHINGTON — The Center for American Progress has for years faced a tension between its call for campaign finance transparency and its unwillingness to disclose its own donors. CAP, a liberal nonprofit with an advocacy arm, has company in Washington when it comes to opaque funding — a phenomenon that gained attention last week when Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) demanded that banks disclose financial contributions to Washington think tanks that often act effectively as lobbyists without being required to register as such.
Warren’s shot was aimed at the group Third Way, but it could apply to groups across the spectrum. CAP has come under particular scrutiny because of its progressive politics and connections to the Obama administration. On Thursday, Politico reported that CAP had decided it was time to reveal its list of donors, and on Friday, The New York Times hit the think tank’s former head for corporate ties.
A CAP official provided HuffPost with a list of its 2013 corporate donors, which include Walmart, Bank of America, Citigroup, defense contractor Northrop Grumman, as well as insurance, pharmaceutical, auto and tech companies. A CAP spokesperson confirmed the list as accurate.