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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After Contentious Debate, Senate Approves Cuomo's Court Choice

Monday, February 11, 2013

Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Court of Appeals nominee was approved in the State Senate on a voice vote, after an unusually contentious process.