USA Today spoke to government professor Julian Bond on February 26 about President Obama’s cautiousness in elevating race and civil rights issues until his second term. More than 30 outlets republished the article.
James Thurber, director of the Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies, was quoted in an article on presidential influence in Congress, "Obama's Icy Relationship with Congress: Can It Ever Thaw?," in the Christian Science Monitor on February 24.
Professor Thurber responds: "Note that I am quoted, really misquoted, with the number of "lobbyists" as 100,000. I said the number of people in the "advocacy industry" (not federal registered lobbyists) trying to influence the U.S. federal government as 100,000. I have a broad definition. Anyone trying to influence public policy and is paid for it should be considered a lobbyist/advocate. I said that includes federal registered lobbyists, grassroots, top roots, paid and earned advertising experts (and producers of ads), advocacy think tanks, strategists (like Tom Daschle), opposition research, policy experts, pollsters doing issue campaigns, coalitions organizers and managers, social media (Internet apps.), and all support staff. I stand by the number. If you include all of the advocates in the U.S. executive branch, that number goes higher. By the way, Tom Boggs (of Patton and Boggs) agrees with me."
Jennifer Lawless, professor of government, discussed her research on young people's lack of interest in running for elected office in a story syndicated by Sinclair TV on February 12.
Chris Edelson, assistant professor of government, wrote the following blog post "The State of the Union Address and President Obama’s Executive Orders: The Real Concern is National Security, Not Domestic Policy Measures” on February 11 for “Political Insight.”
James Thurber, distinguished professor of government, was interviewed by USA Today on February 8 about Congressman Tom Petri’s conflict of interest in supporting contracts for a company in which he holds stock shares.
William LeoGrande, professor of government, published "Relaxing the EU’s Common Position on Cuba Would Allow Europe to Play a More Active Role in Shaping the Country’s Development" in the London School of Economics and Political Science blog on January 28.
Chris Edelson, assistant professor of government, was interviewed January 22 about "The Growing Power of the Presidency: From Lincoln to Obama, the Executive Branch Has Expanded its Reach" on Reason TV.
Distinguished Professor James Thurber spoke to the Associated Press on January 17 about the necessity of Congressional Republicans and Democrats to repair their public images. More than 85 outlets republished this story, including the Washington Post and San Francisco Chronicle.
Executive in Resident Anita McBride was quoted in a number of stories about Michelle Obama’s 50th birthday celebrations: in the Washington Post on January 15 and January 17 and she spoke with the Associated Press on January 16. She was also interviewed for a story in The Hill on January 15 about the upcoming state visit of French President François Hollande.
C-SPAN covered Third Way’s Matt Bennett, who spoke to SPA’s Public Affairs & Advocacy Institute class about the changing role of think-tanks in the advocacy process. The class re-aired on C-SPAN and C-SPAN 3.
Professor Jan Leighley's book, Who Votes Now? Demographics, Issues, Inequality, and Turnout in the United States, was featured on January 4 in the Washington Post column, "What Voter Turnout Means for Efforts to Remedy Income Inequality."
Eric Rodriguez, National Council of La Raza, and Jack Martin, Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), discussed immigration policy as guests of the Public Affairs Advocacy Institute. You can view the video on c-span.org.
Charlie Cook, a political analyst who specializes in election forecasts and political trends, discussed congressional midterm elections this fall as a guest of SPA's Campaign Management Institute. You can view the video on c-span.org.
Chris Edelson, assistant professor of government, appeared on C-Span on January 2 to discuss his book Emergency Presidential Power: From the Drafting of the Constitution to the War on Terror. He also published the article, "Book Club: A Stronger Presidency Is Not The Solution," in Talking Points Memo on January 2.
In a Q&A with Washington Post’s "On Leadership Series" on December 13, AU President Neil Kerwin talked about how he encourages AU students to be leaders, and discussed the leadership lessons that he has learned throughout his career.
Director of the American Communities Project Dante Chinni was interviewed for a panel discussion about the political impact of changes in suburbia on MSNBC's "The Daily Rundown" with Chuck Todd on December 10.
Executive in Residence Anita McBride was quoted in a story on November 26 for The Hill about First Lady Michelle Obama's increased role in fundraising for Democratic candidates in the upcoming midterm elections.
Time Warner Cable News interviewed Assistant Professor Bradley Hardy for a story that aired in North Carolina, New York City, and Austin, TX, about the potential economic consequences of sequestration on November 26.
Professor Jennifer Lawless wrote an opinion piece for the Washington Post on November 24 about why fewer Millennials want to run for public office. It was also picked up by the Miami Herald and the Dallas Morning News.
Washington Times and WTOP Radio spoke to student Payne Griffin, SPA/BA '15, about a class project for adjunct professor Don Folsom where the class produced a website, whokilledjfk.org, detailing the results of their research of the Kennedy assassination.
For coverage about the 50th anniversary of President Kennedy's assassination, Distinguished Adjunct Professor Julian Bond spoke with the Dallas Morning News on November 16 about JFK and the Civil Rights Movement and was interviewed by WTOP-FM on November 18.
Director of the Key Executive Program Bob Tobias was interviewed by Federal News Radio on October 30.
Associate Director of CCPS Patrick Griffin was quoted in an October 29 Reuters story about the water bill that was republished by more than 30 other outlets.
Director of the American Communities Project Dante Chinni had his research cited in a WRC-TV story on October 25 about the Virginia governor's election.
Assistant Professor Stephen Tankel was quoted in an October 23 Economic Times story about changes to al Qaeda's potential targets.
Professor Howard McCurdy spoke to the Wall Street Journal on October 22 about private space tourism ventures.
On October 20, Associate Director of CCPS Patrick Griffin spoke to Agence France Presse (AFP) about the last-minute debt ceiling solution. Griffin also spoke to Bloomberg News about how business group are disappointed with their Republicans allies.
Director of the Key Leadership Programs Robert Tobias talked to Washington Post online on October 18 about the federal work force returning to a back log of work following the government shutdown.
Associate Director of CCPS Patrick Griffin spoke to Bloomberg Businessweek on October 16 about the pressure that time restraints imposed on Congress while trying to avert the fiscal cliff.
On October 15, Distinguished Professor James Thurber spoke to Bloomberg News about President Obama stepping out of the spotlight in the final days of the government shutdown, and with Agence France-Presse (AFP) about the issues that Obama will have to confront once the shutdown ends.
Anna Amirkhanyan, a professor of public administration and policy, discussed her research on nursing home privatization in the article, "Should Frederick County Keep Its Nursing Homes?" in the Frederick News-Post on October 11.
Assistant Professor Chris Edelson analyzed the House GOP strategy for reopening the government beyond the showdown of the Affordable Care Act in an op-ed for Huffington Post on October 9.
Ambassador in Residence Constance Morella spoke to the New York Times on October 7 about the near extinction of moderate Republicans in Congress as compared to when she served in Congress.
Director of the American Communities Project Dante Chinni spoke to NPR's Diane Rehm Show on October 10 about the effects of the government shutdown on the lives of Americans in different ways.
Ambassador in Residence Constance Morella appeared on WTTG-FOX5 on October 4 to discuss the contrast between the 1996 and current government shutdown. In two other interviews, also Morella spoke to WTOP-FM Radio.
Associate Director of CCPS Patrick Griffin spoke to CBS News on October 3 for a story comparing the 1996 government to the 2013 shutdown.