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John Podesta stepping down from Center for American Progress

John Podesta, the founding president of the Center for American Progress (CAP), will step down from his post, according to a Politico report.

Podesta will continue his role as CAP’s chairman and will volunteer for Secretary Hillary Clinton. It is unclear whether Podesta will take on any other roles.

Podesta will be succeeded by the Center’s chief operating officer, Neera Tanden, who told Politico that Podesta “will continue to provide long-term strategic advice.”

The Center for American Progress did not respond to requests for further information.

Allen McDuffee writes about politics and policy and covered think tanks for The Washington Post from 2011 to 2013. He freelances and hosts a podcast at and is currently working on a book about the influence of think tanks in Washington.


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