New America in the News: 2009

New America staff and fellows appear regularly on radio and television, and are frequently quoted in media outlets of all types. A selection of that coverage is available below.

Gaza Edges Closer to a Cease-Fire as Talks continue | Worldfocus

January 14, 2009
Daniel Levy, the director of the Middle East task force at the New America Foundation, joins Martin Savidge to discuss the Egyptian plan for a cease-fire, ...

Jobs Sizzle or Fizzle? | The Washington Times

January 14, 2009
... and what is business-as-usual government largess," said Maya MacGuineas, the fiscal savvy president of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget. ...

Tape Shows Gaza Conflict 'Big Deal' to bin Laden | CNN International

January 14, 2009
... said Peter Bergen, a fellow at the New America Foundation in Washington and author of "The Osama bin Laden I Know: An Oral History of al Qaeda's Leader. ...

Still Out There, but al-Qaeda Has Been Severely Disrupted | The Times

January 14, 2009
Peter Bergen, an author and al-Qaeda expert, interviewed one of bin Laden’s bodyguards, who told him that the terrorist leader had given him two bullets to ...

New Commission to Address Budget Reform | Politico

January 14, 2009
“This commission is long overdue,” said Maya MacGuineas, president of Committee for a Responsible Budget and director of New America Foundation’s Fiscal ...

Osama Speaks Out on Gaza. Is Anyone Listening? | TIME

January 14, 2009
Peter Bergen, a senior fellow at the New America Foundation and author of The Osama bin Laden I Know, says bin Laden has a close personal connection to ...

Will Obama Open the Government Through IT? | Fderal Computer Week

January 13, 2009
said Sascha Meinrath, research director of the Wireless Future Program at the New America Foundation. Meinrath made the comment at “Wiki White House,” an ...

Working Families and the California Budget Deficit | KPFA Berkeley

January 13, 2009
Mark Paul, New America Foundation: "The social service component of the budget is relatively small and it doesn't enjoy the kind of the constitutional protection that the K-12 schools..." Link to audio

Bush's Big Impact on Georgia | Aljazeera

January 13, 2009
Since Bush came to office, Georgia has received nearly $700 million in security assistance, according to a recent report by the New America Foundation think ...

Go East, Young Man? Californians Look for the Exit | The Associated Press

January 12, 2009
It has become and will continue to become grittier," says New America Foundation senior fellow Gregory Rodriguez. "Now, perhaps, we have to reassess the ...

Rio Group Gives a `Comfort Zone' | The Miami Herald

January 12, 2009
Jorge Castañeda, former Mexican foreign minister, calls it an ''ad hoc'' grouping with Latin American countries befriending Cuba ''out of conviction or ...

Olmert Says He Talked Bush Out of Cease-Fire Vote | The Los Angeles Times

January 12, 2009
... among other things, he suggested that Israel has been directing US policy on the Middle East. "This is terrible for the United States," said Daniel Levy ...

Deficit Sets Record; Worse Coming | The Washington Times

January 12, 2009
... stimulus and what is business-as-usual government largess," said Maya MacGuineas, president of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget. ...

Obama Vows Action of Flow of Guns into Mexico | The Houston Chronicle

January 11, 2009
... reflected Washington’s mounting concerns over the violence, said Jorge Castañeda, who served as foreign minister under Mexican President Vicente Fox. ...

Democrats Set Vote to Expand Kids' Health Plan | The Washington Times

January 11, 2009
... something else," said James Pinkerton of the New America Foundation, who worked in the administrations of Presidents Ronald Reagan and George HW Bush. ...

Fox News Watch, January 11, 2009 | Fox News

January 10, 2009
JIM PINKERTON, FELLOW & COLUMNIST, NEW AMERICA FOUNDATION: Well, I think that the consensus in the middle of the press, the center left press, is, yes, we need a big stimulus package. And Paul Krugman and, for that matter, Nancy Pelosi ought to get out of the way and let this get enacted. Now, that's the argument, in January. Come February, when this thing gets voted on, we'll see. ...

HHS: Treating an Ailing Department | The National Journal

January 10, 2009
"What this administration needs is deputy undersecretaries, people who report directly to Daschle, to help him run the place," said Len Nichols, director of the health policy program at the New America Foundation. "At some level, he sets the visionary tone and hires people who can implement it." Original article (subscription required)

Tech-Savvy Terror | Council on Foreign Relations

January 9, 2009
"We talk about the Internet being important for terrorism, which I think is ridiculous," Peter Bergen, a terrorism expert at the New America Foundation, ...

Joining Reform Push | Modern Healthcare

January 9, 2009
The group called Health CEOs for Health Reform, is a partnership between six executives and the New America Foundation, a non-partisan think tank.

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Terrorists and the Internet | Council on Foreign Relations

January 9, 2009
... November 2008 could never have carried out their strike if they hadn't received actual training in a physical camp, says terrorism expert Peter Bergen. ...
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