Sussman sits on the board of the Center for American Progress, the Democracy Alliance and the dovish Israel Policy Forum, and hes been one of the top contributors to left-leaning 527 organizations during the 2010 election cycle. But while Sussman has long kept a behind-the-scenes profile, a recent ethics controversy in Maine has flung him into the center of a complicated dispute over state residency, tax dodging and congressional ethics the implications of which extend all the way from the rocky coast of southern Maine to the offshore tax haven of the U.S. Virgin Islands. ...more...(Excerpt) Read more at weeklystandard.com ... ---------Like a Virgin Island Resident: Lefty financier and congresswomans fiancée dodged U.S. taxes Weekly Standard ^ | October 15, 2010 | Alana Goodman Posted on Friday, October 15, 2010 5:39:14 PM by Rufus2007 http:/www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/virgin-island-resident_508771.html
OCTOBER 28, 2004 : (REPORT : ) The Center for American Progress and its sister organization, the American Progress Action Fund, are at the vanguard of liberal attempts to regain the initiative in the national political debate. Founded in 2003 with millions of dollars from donors hoping to more effectively counter the Bush White House and conservative groups, CAP relentlessly attacks conservatives and distributes talking points to its ideological allies.
Unfortunately, however, the group has also shown a repeated willingness to distort the facts in order to achieve its objectives. In a number of recent cases, CAP has twisted the words of its conservative opponents, misleading thousands of readers of its influential Progress Report newsletter. These tactics show that state of the art spin is increasingly indistinguishable from outright dishonesty.—— “Distortion report: How the Center for American Progress twists quotations,” By Brendan Nyhan, October 28, 2004