U.S. Government

Presidential Appointments

REUTERS/Jason Reed - U.S. President Barack Obama (C) participates in the first cabinet meeting of his second term in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington, March 4, 2013.

Blog Post

A Curious Strategy for the Obama Administration's Final Stretch

September 15, 2014, Kathryn Dunn Tenpas, Ph.D

Last week, the Obama Administration announced it is cutting back on regular communications with Cabinet chiefs of staff. In this post, Kathryn Tenpas argues the administration is reducing these communications precisely when the White House needs their political appointees the most. 

View All Research on Presidential Appointments ›Show 10 More