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Neera Tanden (born 1970) is a political activist, domestic policy adviser and the President of Center for American Progress, a progressive public policy research and advocacy organization in Washington, DC.[1] She has served in this role since November 2011, before that serving as Chief Operating Officer from 2010 and in earlier roles.


She grew up in Bedford, Massachusetts, earning degrees from UCLA and a law degree from Yale University. Active in Democratic Party politics since working on Governor Michael Dukakis' presidential campaign, Tanden more recently has worked for Hillary Clinton on her senatorial campaign in New York. She served as Clinton's policy director for her bid for the presidency in 2008. Tanden later served as policy director for Democrat nominee Barack Obama, who was elected to the office. She was senior adviser to the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, working to gain passage of healthcare legislation.

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Former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci defended President Donald Trump against critics who slammed Trump for saying he doesn't have to be presidential, in a panel discussion with CNN's Jim Acosta, Bakari Sellers, Neera Tanden, and Amanda Carpenter. "This is the mistake ...
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- During the Tom Tom Founders Festival, there will be two panels discussing the current presidency through the lens of history. The University of Virginia Miller Center of Public Affairs and Tom Tom will bring together political leaders, journalists and scholars for the ...

... Chair, Senate Homeland Security Committee; Senator Elizabeth Warren, D-MA; Bakari Sellers, CNN Political Commentator; Amanda Carpenter, CNN Political Commentator; Anthony Scaramucci, Former White House Communications Director; Neera Tanden, President, Center for American Progress.
Powerhouse pundit William Kristol of the conservative Weekly Standard, Neera Tanden of the progressive Center for American Progress, former Bush 43 Director of National Intelligence John Negroponte, and the Miller Center's William Antholis, Douglas Blackmon, and Nicole Hemmer will answer such ...
"There is a broad consensus within the broad progressive debate that health care is a right and that everybody should have health care," Neera Tanden, president of CAP, told HuffPost. "And we recognize the virtue of a strong public plan available to all the people." The center's plan has other provisions ...
We don't need more tax breaks for the mega-rich. What we need are greater investments from governments that benefit everyones, writes Neera Tanden, the President and CEO of the Centre for American Progress, who will be addressing the Labor International conference A Progressive Labor Agenda: ...

Even though it has no chance of passing in a Republican-controlled Congress, center president Neera Tanden said, "there is consensus on the progressive side that universal coverage should be the goal and health care is a right." As Democrats shift leftward, Republicans are saying the CAP plan shows ...
Neera Tanden, CEO of the Washington-based Center for American Progress, and West Side state Sen.Brad Hoylman hosted the Feb. 1 town hall at the CUNY Graduate Center in Midtown and were joined by City Comptroller Scott Stringer and Public Advocate Letitia James. While the remarks of each ...
A longtime ally and adviser to Clinton, Neera Tanden, responded to Moser's ad on Twitter, writing, "Honestly asking @lcmoser- do you mean this as an attack on @HillaryClinton or are you referencing something else? I'm definitely against party bosses choosing nominees but I don't know when that last ...
Called "Medicare Extra for All," the proposal released Thursday by the Center For American Progress gives politically energized Democrats more options to achieve a long-sought goal. Even though the plan has no chance of passing in a Republican-controlled Congress, center president Neera Tanden ...
1 Congressional map battle: A request by Republican leaders in the Pennsylvania Legislature to stop a new congressional map from being implemented is now in the hands of the nation's highest court. The filing made this week asked Justice Samuel Alito to intervene, saying the state Supreme Court ...
Even though the plan has no chance of passing in a Republican-controlled Congress, center president Neera Tanden said, "We think it's time to go bolder. There is consensus on the progressive side that universal coverage should be the goal and health care is a right." Picking up on the leftward shift ...
We don't need more tax breaks for the mega-rich. What we need are greater investments from governments that benefit everyones, writes Neera Tanden, the President and CEO of the Centre for American Progress, who will be addressing the Labor International conference A Progressive Labor Agenda: ...
Even though it has no chance of passing in a Republican-controlled Congress, center president Neera Tanden said, "there is consensus on the progressive side that universal coverage should be the goal and health care is a right." As Democrats shift leftward, Republicans are saying the CAP plan shows ...
Neera Tanden, CEO of the Washington-based Center For American Progress, and West Side state Sen.Brad Hoylman hosted the Feb. 1 town hall at the CUNY Graduate Center in Midtown and were joined by City Comptroller Scott Stringer and Public Advocate Letitia James. While the remarks of each ...
"States need help right now," Center For American Progress President and CEO Neera Tanden said Monday at an election security discussion, where she was joined by Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., and former U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson. Though state leaders differ in their beliefs ...
Neera Tanden, a former adviser to Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, will be on the guest list for a special conference of international progressive leaders in Sydney on February 24. Ms Tanden is now president and chief executive of the Centre for American Progress, the largest progressive think tank in the United States.

Some examples of the criticism: Neera Tanden wrote in NBC news of the "staggering hypocrisy" inherent in passing "shameful tax cut legislation" after sponsors had previously warned of a "forthcoming debt crisis." Robert Schlesinger opined in US News & World Report that the legislation suggested "an ...
Greenfield tries his best … Former CNN anchor Jeff Greenfield appeared on the network's "Reliable Sources" show this weekend. The topic was media coverage of the first year of President Donald Trump. Greenfield was taken aback by co-panelist Neera Tanden of the Center For American Progress, ...
"Our goal here is to remind Democrats what's at stake and also to make sure that we have unity going forward," said Neera Tanden, CEO of the Center For American Progress Action Fund. Others noted that McConnell has so far failed to follow through on promises made to Republican Sens. Jeff Flake and ...
... will be and whether there's empty promises from Mitch Mcconnell… or whether there's something that's actually meaningful," America's Voice Executive Director Frank Sharry told TPM in response to the news. "The Democrats need to stand strong," Center For American Progress head Neera Tanden said.
On Sunday, we posted about a segment on CNN's Reliable Sources in which former Hillary Clinton adviser Neera Tanden criticized The New York Times for publishing a series of letters on its op-ed page last week from supporters of President Donald Trump. "I actually think it is fine to hear from Trump ...
Neera Tanden told Stelter this morning it's fine to hear from Trump voters, but argued, "We don't hear enough of the Resistance." Jeff Greenfield argued it's certainly "useful" for the paper to let those pro-Trump voices have that space for a day, suggesting that perhaps Sean Hannity and Tucker Carlson do ...
Leading the way in spreading this obviously deranged but acceptable-in-D.C. conspiracy theory was Neera Tanden, president of the largest Democratic party think tank in Washington. Last night, Tanden spread a viral tweet that strongly implied -- without even pretending to have a shred of evidence -- that ...
On the morning of New Year's Eve Day, Center For American Progress (CAP) president and CEO Neera Tanden sent out an end-of-year fundraising e-mail--quite a common thing to do for any nonprofit organization, whether policy-oriented or not, or conservative or liberal. CAP, as reported by ...
"Incredible" may not be the adjective of choice for Democrats, but they do acknowledge Trump's achievements during year one on the job. "It depends on how you define success, but he has definitely accomplished some key goals of the conservative movement," said Neera Tanden, president of the Center ...
This week, Neera Tanden, president of the Center For American Progress, tweeted the groundless accusation that Russia purposefully designed Manning's candidacy to "punish" Cardin for his views that the Kremlin is a growing threat to Western democracies. "Senator Cardin authored and released a ...
Civil discourse isn't dead--Democrat Neera Tanden and Republican Bill Kristol proved that point in a November 15 debate at Tufts covering a ...
Neera Tanden, the president of the Center For American Progress, also expressed her support -- retweeting Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill's ...
Neera Tanden, the president of the Center For American Progress, also expressed her support -- retweeting Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill's ...
"The House tax legislation is a grade-A scam," said Neera Tanden, president and CEO of the Center For American Progress, in a statement.
"The House tax legislation is a grade-A scam," said Neera Tanden, president and CEO of the Center For American Progress, in a statement.
"It is a misunderstanding to say he had no policies," said Neera Tanden, a longtime Clinton policy adviser and president of the Center for ...
"It is a misunderstanding to say he had no policies," said Neera Tanden, a longtime Clinton policy adviser and president of the Center for ...
"It is a misunderstanding to say he had no policies," said Neera Tanden, a longtime Clinton policy advisor and president of the Center for ...
... on Civil and human rights Vanita Gupta, former second lady Tipper Gore, Center For American Progress CEO Neera Tanden and U.S. Rep.
... stream media fell for it," Neera Tanden, a former adviser to Hillary Clinton who is the president of the Center For American Progress, tweeted.
In a statement about Trump's refusal to fund the cost-sharing-reduction subsidies, Neera Tanden, president and CEO of the Center for ...
Neera Tanden, senior Clinton campaign adviser, tells Conflict Zone that the role of the Democratic party right now is to fight Trump and provide ...
Frates also talks to Center For American Progress President Neera Tanden on "politics Inside Out with Chris Frates." The show airs Sunday at 1 ...
"We had about 4,000 Benghazi hearings," tweeted Neera Tanden, president of the Center For American Progress, a Democratic think tank.
Neera Tanden, a member of the Center For American Progress, said, "We had about 4000 Benghazi hearings. Why isn't there a single one on ...
The president of the Center For American Progress, Neera Tanden, also spoke out against the decision on twitter. "Pretty amazing. How did the ...
and Neera Tanden, president of the Center For American Progress, said the GOP is out-of-touch with the American people. He predicted that ...
Neera Tanden, president of the left-leaning Center For American Progress, tweeted hyperbolically on Wednesday: "We had about 4000 ...
Neera Tanden, senior Clinton campaign adviser, tells Conflict Zone that the role of the Democratic party right now is to fight Trump and provide ...
... law enforcement, and elected officials to ensure this and this and that and the other," said Neera Tanden, president and CEO of the Center for ...
How did the WomensMarch not find any woman for this gig? Unfollowing," tweeted Center For American Progress president Neera Tanden.
This week, our country was reminded of a disturbing yet undeniable reality: Our society - and our political system - has grown all too ...
Washington (CNN) An email from a Wikileaks hack revealed that Neera Tanden, who currently helps run the Clinton campaign transition team, ...


 

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