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TIME: A Center For American Progress Report Was Considered An Attempt By Clinton Allies To Frame “An Economic Policy Agenda For Her Presumptive 2016 Presidential Campaign.” “Hillary Clinton’s allies appear to be taking their first shot at framing an economic policy agenda for her presumptive 2016 presidential campaign, with a new report out Thursday from the Clinton-friendly liberal think tank Center for American Progress.” [TIME, 1/15/15] MSNBC: Inclusive Prosperity Report Aims To Figure Out How To “Boost Wages For The Middle Class And Share Prosperity More Broadly.” “A new report from a leading Democratic think tank offers clues about how Hillary Clinton might tackle economic inequality, which has become a key motivating issue of the progressive base, if she decides to run for president in 2016. The report, assembled by an international panel of prominent economists and policy experts, tries to tackle one of the biggest and most difficult questions of contemporary economics – how to boost wages for the middle class and share prosperity more broadly.” [MSNBC, 1/16/15] MSNBC: Rather Than Blame Wall Street For Wage Stagnation, The Inclusive Prosperity Report “Takes A Broader And Less Confrontational Approach.” “As Massachusetts Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren and many others have noted, while much of economy has recovered from the 2008 financial crisis, middle class wages remain stagnant. But while Warren pins the blame on Wall Street, the Center for American Progress report, released Thursday, takes a broader and less confrontational approach, highlights a wide basket of policy solutions employed successfully by other countries. Its authors have embraced a more positive, hopeful message of economic empowerment, putting aside the messier and more contentious questions of whether and how such sweeping initiatives would be paid for.” [MSNBC, 1/16/15] MSNBC: Inclusive Prosperity Report “Highlights A Wide Basket Of Policy Solutions…Putting Aside The Messier And More Contentious Questions Of Whether And How Such Sweeping Initiatives Would Be Paid For.” “But while Warren pins the blame on Wall Street, the Center for American Progress report, released Thursday, takes a broader and less confrontational approach, highlights a wide basket of policy solutions employed successfully by other countries. Its authors have embraced a more positive, hopeful message of economic empowerment, putting aside the messier and more contentious questions of whether and how such sweeping initiatives would be paid for.” [MSNBC, 1/16/15] MSNBC: Inclusive Prosperity Report “Tackles The Issues Americans Consistently List As Their Top Priority In Polls…But In A Way That’s Less Likely To Alienate The Business Community And Financial Sector.” “It’s hard not see the report as the potential seed of an economic agenda that helps Clinton walk that tightrope. It tackles the issues Americans consistently list as their top priority in polls – jobs and the economy – but in a way that’s less likely to alienate the business community and financial sector, or appear inauthentic to her own identity. The report’s international focus also plays to the former secretary of state’s strengths, and it would allow her to promote lessons she’s learned from her many travels abroad.” [MSNBC, 1/16/15] Associated Press: Inclusive Prosperity Report Touted “Tax Credits For Middle-Class Families, Incentives For Employees To Partake In Profit-Sharing, Attention To Collective Bargaining Rights And Tying The Repayment Of Student Loans To A Graduate's Income.” Inclusive Prosperity Report “also offered other ideas with broad appeal in the party: tax credits for middle-class families, incentives for employees to partake in profit-sharing, attention to collective bargaining rights and tying the repayment of student loans to a graduate's income earned over two decades or more.” [Associated Press, 1/18/15]