U.S. Government

Presidential Appointments

The Professor and the President: Daniel Patrick Moynihan in the Nixon White House

Past Event

An Inside View of the American Presidency: Daniel Patrick Moynihan in the Nixon White House

January 28, 2015

On January 28, Governance Studies at Brookings hosted a book event with White House correspondent Julie Hirschfeld Davis and author Stephen Hess to discuss how style and personality, ideology and reality, and loyalty and trust can ultimately produce good government and policymaking.

  • Podcast

    Nixon and Moynihan: White House Odd Couple

    December 18, 2014, Stephen Hess and Fred Dews

  • In the News

    It seems to me that when you want an ambassador, two very important assets are proximity to the president—which [Caroline Kennedy] clearly has—and visibility. There has been a pattern in the past of appointing high-profile people to this post and that [Ms. Kennedy's nomination] would fit into the pattern. This is a complicated region, but she has those two very important assets.

    April 1, 2013, Mireya Solís, Wall Street Journal
  • Interview | BBC Newshour

    John Kerry as Secretary of State

    February 6, 2013, Tamara Cofman. Wittes

  • In the News

    [Filibustering of a presidential nominee is] just sort of emblematic of senators pushing their powers here into an area where we traditionally said that senators are willing to defer to the president.

    January 11, 2013, Sarah A. Binder, National Public Radio
  • In the News

    I have no doubt the next president will decide what happens to Roe v. Wade by his appointments to the Supreme Court.

    October 3, 2012, Elisabeth Jacobs, Glamour
  • Expert Q & A

    President Obama's Court Nominations

    March 20, 2009, Russell Wheeler