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Think Tanked: July, 2012

Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 07/30/2012

Former Defense Department cyber policy expert, Bob Butler, joins CNAS

CNAS has announced that the former deputy assistant secretary of defense for cyber and space policy has joined the think tank.

By Allen McDuffee  |  03:00 PM ET, 07/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:01 AM ET, 07/30/2012

In Syria, U.S. should arm rebels, shape future political agenda, says Wolfowitz

Paul Wolfowitz says the United States should stop worrying that Syria is Iraq and get on with a forceful campaign to oust Bashar al-Assad.

By Allen McDuffee  |  10:01 AM ET, 07/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:00 AM ET, 07/30/2012

Mitt Romney’s summer mysteries, Gingrich continues to defend Michele Bachmann [AM Briefing]

The morning’s think tank news: Mitt Romney’s summer mysteries, Gingrich continues to defend Michele Bachmann and more.

By Allen McDuffee  |  12:00 AM ET, 07/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:08 AM ET, 07/28/2012

Sunday Talk Shows (7/29/12): Gun control laws, Penn State scandal, Justice Antonin Scalia, Dick Cheney, Meet the Press, Face the Nation and more

Justice Antonin Scalia, Dick Cheney and former Justice Sandra Day O’Connor will discuss gun control laws and the 2012 elections.

By Allen McDuffee  |  10:08 AM ET, 07/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:48 AM ET, 07/27/2012

Colorado shooting and executing James Holmes, the real cost of ‘Obamacare’ and more [AM Briefing]

The morning’s think tank news: Colorado shooting and executing James Holmes, the real cost of ‘Obamacare’ and more.

By Allen McDuffee  |  08:48 AM ET, 07/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:26 AM ET, 07/26/2012

Gun control after Colorado shooting, Obama’s stance and more [AM Briefing]

The morning’s think tank news: Gun control after Colorado shooting, Obama’s stance and more.

By Allen McDuffee  |  09:26 AM ET, 07/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:33 PM ET, 07/25/2012

Do plastic bags do more good than harm?

NCPA’s Sterling Burnett argues that everything we know about plastic bags is wrong.

By Allen McDuffee  |  02:33 PM ET, 07/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:26 AM ET, 07/25/2012

Misreporting the Colorado shooting, Mitt Romney’s Bain accountability and more [AM Briefing]

The morning’s think tank news: Misreporting the Colorado shooting, Mitt Romney’s Bain accountability and more.

By Allen McDuffee  |  09:26 AM ET, 07/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:17 PM ET, 07/24/2012

Former State Department official joins New America to lead technology policy efforts

Ben Scott, former policy adviser for innovation to Secretary Hillary Clinton, will join the New America Foundation to lead its efforts on technology policy.

By Allen McDuffee  |  01:17 PM ET, 07/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:12 AM ET, 07/24/2012

Colorado shooting reignites gun control law debate, Romney’s tax returns and more [AM Briefing]

The morning’s think tank news: Colorado shooting reignites gun control law debate, Romney’s tax returns and more.

By Allen McDuffee  |  09:12 AM ET, 07/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:48 AM ET, 07/21/2012

Sunday Talk Shows (7/22/12): Colorado shooting tragedy, Israel PM Netanyahu, Meet the Press, Face the Nation, GPS and more

The Sunday talk shows are switching gears to cover the Colorado theater shooting, but Israeli PM Binyamin Netanyahu and Sen. John McCain will still make appearances.

By Allen McDuffee  |  09:48 AM ET, 07/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:59 AM ET, 07/20/2012

‘You didn’t build that’ as banal truism, excluding gays in the Boy Scouts and more [AM Briefing]

The morning’s think tank news: ‘You didn’t build that’ as banal truism, excluding gays in the Boy Scouts and more.

By Allen McDuffee  |  08:59 AM ET, 07/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:53 PM ET, 07/19/2012

Telecom and oil companies top ‘Investment Heroes’ list

A new study shows that, contrary to popular belief, telecom and energy are investing within the U.S. more than any other sectors.

By Allen McDuffee  |  12:53 PM ET, 07/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:37 AM ET, 07/19/2012

George Zimmerman and ‘God’s plan,’ Michele Bachmann’s ‘racism and bigotry’ and more [AM Briefing]

The morning’s think tank news: George Zimmerman and ‘God’s plan,’ Michele Bachmann’s ‘racism and bigotry’ and more.

By Allen McDuffee  |  08:37 AM ET, 07/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:57 PM ET, 07/18/2012

Wolfowitz questions Hillary Clinton’s legacy

Will Secretary of State Hillary Clinton be judged by her actions in Libya or her inaction in Syria?

By Allen McDuffee  |  02:57 PM ET, 07/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:59 AM ET, 07/18/2012

Outsourcing debate: Should Romney embrace it?; The ongoing tax problem and more [AM Briefing]

The morning’s think tank news: How Romney should handle outsourcing debate, the ongoing tax problem and more.

By Allen McDuffee  |  08:59 AM ET, 07/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:22 PM ET, 07/17/2012

Fiscal cliff: Tax reform cannot be ‘backdoor’ for GOP to ‘sneak’ through cuts for the rich, says Murray

Tax reform cannot be “backdoor” for GOP to “sneak” through cuts for the rich, says Sen. Patty Murray.

By Allen McDuffee  |  12:22 PM ET, 07/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:12 AM ET, 07/17/2012

DISCLOSE and Mitch McConnell, conservatives and immigration and more [AM Briefing]

The morning’s think tank news: DISCLOSE and Mitch McConnell, conservatives and immigration and more.

By Allen McDuffee  |  08:12 AM ET, 07/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:18 PM ET, 07/16/2012

Carnegie names former State Department China expert Evan Feigenbaum as senior associate

Former State Department China expert Evan Feigenbaum joins the Carnegie Endowment as a senior associate.

By Allen McDuffee  |  02:18 PM ET, 07/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:48 AM ET, 07/16/2012

Do you really want Palin, Paul and Trump at the GOP convention? Pensions, crime and more [AM Briefing]

The morning’s think tank news: Do you really want Palin, Paul and Trump at the GOP convention? Pensions, crime and more.

By Allen McDuffee  |  08:48 AM ET, 07/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:31 AM ET, 07/16/2012

Q&A with CFR’s Richard Haass: 2012 elections, Afghanistan and why corporations are important in foreign policy

THINK TANKED | Council on Foreign Relations President discusses Afghanistan and corporations’ role in foreign policy.

By Allen McDuffee  |  07:31 AM ET, 07/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:13 AM ET, 07/14/2012

Sunday Talk Shows (7/15/12): Rahm Emanuel, Paul Ryan, Meet the Press, Face the Nation, GPS and more

Paul Ryan, David Axelrod and Ed Gillespie talk 2012, taxes, budget and VP picks.

By Allen McDuffee  |  10:13 AM ET, 07/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:12 AM ET, 07/13/2012

Condi Rice as Romney’s VP pick? Drudge won’t take no for an answer

A report from The Drudge Report says Condoleezza Rice, currently at the Hoover Institution, is the frontrunner for Romney’s running mate.

By Allen McDuffee  |  09:12 AM ET, 07/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:22 AM ET, 07/13/2012

When Newt Gingrich lost power, Condi Rice as VP talk continues and more [AM Briefing]

The morning’s think tank news: When Newt Gingrich lost power, Condi Rice as VP talk continues and more.

By Allen McDuffee  |  08:22 AM ET, 07/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:31 PM ET, 07/12/2012

Hill staffers invited to think like Rand

The think tank known for systems analysis is offering a workshop for staffers on Capitol Hill.

By Allen McDuffee  |  03:31 PM ET, 07/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:55 AM ET, 07/12/2012

Carnegie Endowment named top North American think tank by Prospect magazine

The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace has been named the top think tank in North America by Prospect magazine.

By Allen McDuffee  |  09:55 AM ET, 07/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:28 AM ET, 07/12/2012

What would Mitt Romney do as president? Ending Bush tax cuts and more [AM Briefing]

The morning’s think tank news: What would Mitt Romney do as president? Ending Bush tax cuts and more.

By Allen McDuffee  |  08:28 AM ET, 07/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:02 PM ET, 07/11/2012

CNAS announces former Pentagon official Phillip Carter as senior fellow

The Center for American Security adds Phillip Carter, who planned closing of Guantanamo, to its roster of fellows.

By Allen McDuffee  |  01:02 PM ET, 07/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:21 AM ET, 07/11/2012

‘Obamacare’ alternatives and the House repeal vote, Eric Holder and voter ID laws and more [AM Briefing]

The morning’s think tank news: ‘Obamacare’ alternatives and the House vote, Eric Holder and voter ID laws and more.

By Allen McDuffee  |  08:21 AM ET, 07/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:32 AM ET, 07/10/2012

Carnegie expands Middle East team

The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace adds two scholars to its roster of Middle East experts.

By Allen McDuffee  |  10:32 AM ET, 07/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:34 AM ET, 07/10/2012

Repeal ‘Obamacare’ House vote, unemployment and a skills gap and more [AM Briefing]

The morning’s think tank news: Repeal ‘Obamacare’ House vote, unemployment and a skills gap and more.

By Allen McDuffee  |  08:34 AM ET, 07/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:34 PM ET, 07/09/2012

Gov. Chris Christie: ‘Obamacare’ Medicaid penalty ‘extortion’

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie calls ‘Obamacare’ Medicaid penalty ‘extortion.’

By Allen McDuffee  |  04:34 PM ET, 07/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:15 PM ET, 07/09/2012

Foreign Affairs announces new publisher Lynda Hammes

Foreign Affairs, the journal of the Council on Foreign Relations, has announced Lynda Hammes as its new publisher.

By Allen McDuffee  |  02:15 PM ET, 07/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:36 PM ET, 07/09/2012

AEI names Michael Q. McShane as new education policy research fellow

The American Enterprise Institute has announced that Michael Q. McShane has joined the think tank as a research fellow in education policy studies.

By Allen McDuffee  |  01:36 PM ET, 07/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:28 AM ET, 07/09/2012

Obamacare’s hurdles, Obama needs blue collar workers and middle-class suburbs [AM Briefing]

The morning’s think tank news: Obamacare’s hurdles, Obama needs blue collar workers and middle-class suburbs.

By Allen McDuffee  |  08:28 AM ET, 07/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:42 AM ET, 07/07/2012

Sunday Talk Shows (7/8/12): John McCain, Bobby Jindal, Meet the Press, Face the Nation and more

Mitt Romney’s Senate supporters hit the Sunday talk show circuit to talk the economy and taxes this week.

By Allen McDuffee  |  09:42 AM ET, 07/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:55 AM ET, 07/06/2012

June jobs report: What is government’s role in curbing unemployment?

The overall numbers remain unchanged from last month, but what should the government’s role be in improving the situation?

By Allen McDuffee  |  10:55 AM ET, 07/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:28 AM ET, 07/06/2012

Libya’s elections, Obama and ‘Carterdom,’ the politics of a sick culture and more [AM Briefing]

The morning’s think tank news: Libya’s elections, Obama and ‘Carterdom,’ the politics of a sick culture and more.

By Allen McDuffee  |  08:28 AM ET, 07/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:57 AM ET, 07/05/2012

‘Obamacare’ and Romney’s contradiction, states forgoing Medicaid funds and more [AM Briefing]

The morning’s think tank news: ‘Obamacare’ and Romney’s contradiction, states forgoing Medicaid funds and more.

By Allen McDuffee  |  07:57 AM ET, 07/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:32 AM ET, 07/03/2012

‘Obamacare’ is a bigger mess after SCOTUS decision, Mexico’s economic election and more [AM Briefing]

The morning’s think tank news: ‘Obamacare’ is a bigger mess after SCOTUS decision, Mexico’s economic elections and more.

By Allen McDuffee  |  08:32 AM ET, 07/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:12 PM ET, 07/02/2012

Ask a Think Tank: Romney’s plan to repeal ‘Obamacare’ on day one

What would it take for a Romney administration to repeal ‘Obamacare’ on “day one?”

By Allen McDuffee  |  12:12 PM ET, 07/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:36 AM ET, 07/02/2012

Supreme Court leaks? Obamacare’s partial victory and more [AM Briefing]

The morning’s think tank news: Supreme Court leaks? Obamacare’s partial victory and more.

By Allen McDuffee  |  07:36 AM ET, 07/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 06/30/2012

Sunday Talk Shows (7/1/12): Supreme Court and ‘Obamacare,’ Meet the Press, Face the Nation and more

House Speaker John Boehner and Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi are front and center to discuss the Supreme Court’s health care decision and the impending House repeal vote.

By Allen McDuffee  |  10:02 AM ET, 06/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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