CCPS in the Media
Scholars at the Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies are often called upon by the media to offer their expert analysis of current public policy options. Below are links to stories in which CCPS scholars were asked to offer their analysis and opinion on various subjects.
Watch Prof. Thurber's latest interview with Television of Spain.
March 17, 2012
It Pays to be President
CNN explores the financial benefits of being President, with an interview featuring Prof. James A. Thurber.
Jan. 27, 2012
Prof. James A. Thurber featured on The Diane Rehm Show
Prof. Thurber was featured on NPR's The Diane Rehm show to discuss the ten years since 9/11 and how the county has changed since the attacks. Other guests included David Wessel, economics editor of the Wall Street Journal and Laura Murphy, director of the ACLU Washington Legislative Office.Listen to the program.
Sept. 08, 2011
Prof. James Thurber recently spoke with reporter Michael Beckel from The Center for Responsive Politics. Read the interview, titled "Money Talks."
Latest appearance on The Diane Rehm show
Prof. Thurber appeared on NPR's The Diane Rehm show to discuss President Obama's first two years in office. Ron Elving of NPR and Susan Page of USA Today were also featured on the program. Listen to the show.
April 21, 2011
Professor Thurber recently featured on NPR's Marketplace
Professor Thurber was interviewed by NPR's David Gura on the relationships between US and other governments, in light of Middle East protests. Listen to the Broadcast
March 3, 2011
Prof. James Thurber featured on C-SPAN's Washington Journal
Prof. James Thurber was featured on C-SPAN's Washington Journal, hosted by Peter Slen. Watch Video
Feb. 21, 2011
Obama, GOP moving in different directions on jobs
CCPS Director James Thurber shared his expertise with AP reporter Tom Raum on the political climate in Washington with regards to jobs and the deficit. Read More
Feb. 10, 2011
Professor Thurber on The Diane Rehm Show
Professor James Thurber was featured on NPR's The Diane Rehm Show, to comment on the State of the Union adress. Listen
Jan. 26, 2011
Professor Thurber on The Diane Rehm Show
Professor James Thurber was featured on NPR's The Diane Rehm Show, along with guests David Brooks and E.J. Dionne. Listen
Jan. 3, 2011
Dr. Patrick Griffin featured in National Journal
Dr. Patrick Griffin, associate director of Public Policy at CCPS, was interviewed by National Journal. Read More
Nov. 29, 2010
Prof. Thurber Interviewed for The Chronicle of Higher Education
Why Politicians Embellish Their Academic Credentials
The Chronicle of Higher Education, September 2010
Prof. Thurber's Editorial on Conference Committee
Bring Back the Conference Committees
The Hill, April 26, 2010
Prof. Thurber on the Diane Rehm Show
What Americans Think of Congress
WAMU 88.5 Feb. 15, 2010
Prof. Thurber discusses the future of Health Care Reform
Top drug lobbyist resigns, clouds health reform
Reuters Feb. 12, 2010
Prof. Thurber discusses the New York Senate Race
Attempting a Great Leap Sideways
New York Times Jan. 20, 2010
Prof. Thurber discusses the 2008 election, lobbying reform, and political advertising
Ukraine is America - 1800
Ukrainian Week Oct. 30, 2009
Note: This article is in Ukrainian, and the page does not have an English translation. We recommend using Google's
Prof. Thurber on the Economy and Upcoming Elections
Analysis: Obama has Mixed Message on Recovery
Associated Press Oct. 30, 2009
Prof. Thurber on the Democrats' prospects in the 2010 midterm elections
House Republicans Look to Overcome 'Party of No'
Time Magazine, Oct. 29, 2009
Prof. Thurber interviewed about AARP and health care reform
AARP Shares Position on Health Reform
American Public Media's Marketplace, Oct. 27, 2009
Prof. Thurber on White House relations with top military commanders
Is Obama Tough Enough?
National Journal, Oct. 17, 2009
Prof. Thurber on the role of lobbyists in the health care reform debate
Baucus Makes Last Health-Care Bid After Obama Address
Bloomberg, Sept. 14, 2009
Prof. Thurber discusses the number of active lobbyists in DC.
FACTBOX-How many lobbyists are there in Washington?
Reuters, Sept. 13, 2009
Prof. Thurber interviewed on President Obama's handling of the economy
Obama’s Policy Hurdles Rise After Six Months of Record Spending
Bloomberg News, July 21, 2009
Prof. Thurber quoted by Philadelphia Inquirer on Supreme Court nomination
Prof Thurber was quoted in the Philadelphia Inquirer regarding the projected number of votes that Judge Sonya Sotomayor will receive in the confirmation vote in the Senate later this year.
GOP used hearing to air its beliefs
July 17, 2009
Prof. Thurber interviewed on Ukrainian Television about revisions to Ukrainian constitution
(note: the video is in Ukrainian and we do not have a translation)
Professor Thurber interviewed on Ukrainian television
Prof. Thurber interviewed about health care reform
Prof. Thurber was interviewed by Al Jazeera English Television about President Obama's health care reform proposals. The YouTube link to the broadcast is here.
June 12, 2009.
Prof. Thurber's appearances on CSPAN and NPR: 1989-present
Prof. Thurber has appeared on CSPAN and NPR hundreds of times on a variety of topics. Please click here to access the list with links.