Liberal , Soros-aided Center for American Progress has clout in Obama's DC

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Specialist Arthur Andrews, foreground, works at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

The Center for American Progress, a left-leaning collective of liberal public policy and activist groups funded by billionaire investor and George W. Bush critic George Soros, among others, has contributed young advisers -- and policy ideas -- to the new Obama administration, writes Bloomberg News in this story.