The Takeaway

Pay to Play? Obama Faces Uproar Over Diplomatic Nominees

Thursday, February 27, 2014

It’s been 22 years since the independently-run American Foreign Service Association last made a complaint about the suitability of a US ambassador. But that time may come again soon after a slew of recent nominations raised questions about how much campaign contributions play in determining the nominations. Joining The Takeaway is American Foreign Service Association president Robert Silverman.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Right One for the Job?

Thursday, November 29, 2012

U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice could be nominated to fill Hillary Clinton’s position as Secretary of State. We take your calls on who you’d like to see fill any vacant positions in the President’s cabinet in his second term. Plus: job growth and job loss after Sandy; Steve Clemons of the Atlantic on the Palestinian bid for recognition at the U.N.; a new book looks at white collar crime and the financial crisis; what’s in your couch; and your picks for U.S. cultural ambassadors to anywhere and for anything.