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Daily Bail / CBS News -- October 11, 2011   
GE CEO Jeff Immelt, the overseas 'job czar'    
General Electric CEO Jeffrey Immelt was charged by the president with a Herculean task: figuring out how to get big American firms to start hiring again. First, he says, we need "a sense of national urgency around jobs" and a government that's focused 100 percent on the task at hand. But can Immelt, a self-proclaimed globalist when it comes to running his own company...

David Edwards - -- August 31, 2011         
Kucinich: Obama's job czar expert at creating foreign jobs   
Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) said Tuesday that it's time for the head of the President's Council on Jobs and Competitiveness to resign or be fired because he's sending jobs to China. -- In a press release last week, Kucinich noted that in his role as the CEO of General Electric, Obama job czar Jeffrey Immelt was sending advanced technology and U.S. jobs to China...

Dave Gibson -- The Examiner -- July 29, 2011          
Obama's 'jobs czar' now creating jobs..... in China  
General Electric CEO, Jeffrey Immelt, who President Obama chose as the head of the so-called Council on Jobs and Competitiveness has decided to relocate GE's health care division to China. -- GE Healthcare which is the largest producer of medical imaging technology in the world is will be moving their headquarters from Waukesha, Wisconsin to Beijing... [Related item]

Gina Miller -- Dakota Voice -- July 7, 2011       
Obama should get out of Texas' business   
There really is no end to Barack Obama's outrageous behavior. The list of truly atrocious edicts and unconstitutional actions of his administration and the last Democrat Congress is stunning. -- From illegitimate auto industry "bailouts," to the extra-congressional appointment of radical "czars" answerable only to Obama, to the undoubtedly unconstitutional socialized medicine legislation...

Jim Kouri, CPP -- The Examiner -- June 19, 2011    
Obama's czar Cass Sunstein admits there are job killing regulations    
In its ongoing effort to fight burdensome regulations and protect jobs, the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations last week examined the Obama administration's attempts at regulatory reform. -- During a startling exchange, Obama regulatory czar Cass Sunstein revealed that the administration's independent agencies... have refused to participate in the effort to identify job smothering regulations...

Mike Bauer -- Front Page Magazine -- May 16, 2011    
Obama's czars and their left-wing affiliations   
Since his election as President, Barack Obama has appointed approximately three-dozen so-called "czars" to manage various governmental responsibilities. These czars have been described as "super aides" who work across agency lines to push the President's agenda. CBS News says they "report directly to Mr. Obama and have the power to shape national policy on their subject area."

The Daily Caller -- April 18, 2011    
Obama signing statement: despite law, I can do what I want on czars 
In marked contrast to vows as a candidate not to use presidential signing statements as "an end run around Congress," President Obama released a statement on the just-signed spending bill saying despite the law's restrictions on "czars," he will "construe" the law not to interfere with "presidential prerogatives." [More Obama arrogance and skulduggery]

George P. Shultz -- Wall Street Journal -- April 11, 2011    
The Constitution doesn't mention czars    
A pattern of governance has emerged in Washington that departs substantially from that envisaged in our Constitution. Under our basic concept of governance: (1) a president and vice president are elected; and (2) the departments of government are staffed by constitutional officers including secretaries, undersecretaries, assistant secretaries and others... [See Obama Watch]

Jim Kouri, CPP -- The Examiner -- February 19, 2011     
Obama's czars may become unemployed    
President Barack Obama's arguably unconstitutional and unaccountable political appointees known as "czars" may be joining the nation's unemployed now that the U.S. House of Representatives voted to block funding for those officials -- many of whom are radical leftists -- he assigned to run government without congressional approval...

Talking Points Memo -- February 18, 2011    
Thirteen House Dems vote with GOP to defund Obama 'czars'   
Thirteen Democrats bolstered the GOP's frame that several of President Obama's unconfirmed advisers are "czars" by voting for an amendment to the House spending bill that would defund their offices. -- They are Reps. Dan Boren (D-OK), Ben Chandler (D-KY), Jerry Costello (D-IL), Henry Cuellar (D-TX), Pete DeFazio (D-OR)...

Michelle Malkin -- -- November 12, 2010    
Throw Carol Browner under the bus    
Energy czar Carol Browner needs to go the way of disgraced green jobs czar Van Jones: under the bus and stripped of her unbridled power to destroy jobs and lives in the name of saving the planet. ASAP. -- One of the Beltway's most influential, entrenched and unaccountable left-wing radicals, Browner has now been called out twice by President Obama's own federal BP oil spill commission...

CNS News -- September 17, 2010  
Obama's Science Ghoul: Don't call it "global warming"   
John Holdren, director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, says that the term "global warming" is "a dangerous misnomer" that should be replaced with "global climate disruption." -- At the Environmental Protection Agency's 40th celebration of the Clean Air Act on Tuesday, Holdren said...

Campaign for Liberty -- June 23, 2010    
FCC declares it has right to regulate Internet   
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski's announcement the FCC intends on applying what he calls "Third Way" net neutrality regulations to the Internet after a period of public comment has sparked renewed debate over whether the FCC should be allowed to assume such authority over the Internet... [See Obama Watch & Big Brother Watch]

ARS Technica -- June 1, 2010     
FCC asked to monitor "hate speech," "misinformation" online   
Over thirty organizations want the Federal Communications Commission to open up a probe on "hate speech" and "misinformation" in media. "Hate has developed as a profit-model for syndicated radio and cable television programs masquerading as 'news'," they wrote to the FCC earlier this month.... [See Free Speech Watch, Big Brother Watch, and Obama Watch]

Infowars -- Austin, Texas -- May 20, 2010     
Obama czar wants mandatory government propaganda on political websites    
Disturbing audio has emerged of White House information czar Cass Sunstein, who in a previous white paper called for banning "conspiracy theories," demanding that websites be mandated by law to link to opposing information or that pop ups containing government propaganda be forcibly included on political blogs... [See Czar Watch]

Erick Erickson -- -- April 19, 2010     
Is the Obama Administration behind an astroturf anti-Tea Party Website?   
...Writing on January 15, 2010, Glenn Greenwald at Salon noted Barack Obama's new head of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Cass Sunstein, had championed creating fake websites and using outside 501(c)(3) interest groups to act as alleged independent champions of government policy and to "cognitively infiltrate" opposition websites, etc... -- April 13, 2010     
Obama Czar Holdren: "We can't expect to be number one in everything indefinitely"   
From the czar that brought us the ideas of Forced abortions, Mass sterilization and a "Planetary Regime" Obama's science czar John Holdren has yet again shown his true colors. Holdren told students: We can't expect to be number one in everything indefinitely...: -- This is yet another example of the progressive mindset...

Paul Joseph Watson -- Infowars -- Austin, Texas -- February 8, 2010     
Frightening taste of Internet censorship as major free speech Websites blocked    
.In a 2008 white paper, Obama's Regulation Czar Cass Sunstein called for the government to tax or even ban outright political opinions of which it disapproved. -- On page 14 of Sunstein's January 2008 white paper entitled "Conspiracy Theories," the man who is now Obama's head of information technology in the White House proposed... [See Free Speech Watch]

Glenn Greenwald -- Salon -- January 23, 2010    
Obama confidant's spine-chilling proposal   
Cass Sunstein has long been one of Barack Obama's closest confidants. Often mentioned as a likely Obama nominee to the Supreme Court, Sunstein is currently Obama's head of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs where, among other things, he is responsible for "overseeing policies relating to privacy, information quality, and statistical programs."

Infowars -- Austin, Texas -- January 16, 2010     
Extremely radical Obama "czar" attacks second amendment   
In a lecture at the University School of Law on October 27, 2007, Obama's administrator of the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs emphatically stated that you do not have a right to own firearms. "It is striking and noteworthy," said Cass Sunstein, "that well over two centuries since the founding..."

Prison Planet -- Austin, Texas -- January 15, 2010     
More on ultra-radical Obama 'czar' Cass Sunstein   
Cass Sunstein, president Obama's appointee to head the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, and the man who outlined a plan for the government to infiltrate "conspiracy groups" in order to undermine them, is in direct line for a promotion to Supreme Court Justice... [Related item]

Prison Planet -- Austin, Texas -- January 14, 2010     
Obama "Information Czar" calls for banning free speech   
The controversy surrounding White House information czar and Harvard Professor Cass Sunstein's blueprint for the government to infiltrate political activist groups has deepened, with the revelation that in the same 2008 dossier he also called for the government to tax or even ban outright political opinions of which it disapproved...

Marc Estrin -- Axis of Logic -- January 14, 2010     
Got Fascism? : Obama advisor promotes 'cognitive infiltration'   
Cass Sunstein is President Obama's Harvard Law School friend, and recently appointed Administrator of the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs. -- In a recent scholarly article, he and coauthor Adrian Vermeule take up the question of "Conspiracy Theories: Causes and Cures."

Infowars -- Austin, Texas -- January 14, 2010    
Obama 'czar' outlined plan for feds to infiltrate "conspiracy groups"    
Harvard law professor Cass Sunstein, Obama's appointee to head the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, outlined a plan for the government to infiltrate conspiracy groups in order to undermine them via postings on chat rooms and social networks, as well as real meetings...

The Hill -- Washington -- December 17, 2009     
Rep. Steve King renews call to fire Obama 'safe schools' czar   
Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) Thursday again asked President Barack Obama to fire "safe schools" czar Kevin Jennings. -- The consevative lawmaker penned a letter to Obama to express his disappointment that the administration did not respond to his first letter in October...

Family Security Matters Blog -- December 11, 2009     
Video: Hannity and Michelle Malkin discuss another radical Obama 'czar'   
This one is the ultra-radical 'safe schools czar' Kevin Jennings, a bizarre character indeed, as are many of Obama's numerous 'czars.' [More FSM blog entries]

Washington Times -- December 8, 2009    
Obama health 'czar' worked at legally troubled health firms   
Nancy-Ann DeParle, one of President Obama's chief advocates for the health care reform bill wending its way through Congress, earned more than $6.6 million as a paid director for health care firms, some of which were targeted in government investigations or whistleblower lawsuits on suspicions of billing fraud and other legal problems... [See Obama Watch] -- December 7, 2009     
Another whack- job Obama "czar" exposed   
...On Friday, Scott Baker from and Co-Host of 'The B-Cast' submitted a shocking report on Obama's deviant Safe Schools Czar Kevin Jennings. This report was posted at Gateway Pundit blog. Scott explained... -- December 1, 2009    
White House still listening to Van Jones 'green' advice   
Van Jones, President Obama's controversial former "green jobs" czar, serves on the advisory board of an independent environmental organization actively working with the White House, WND has learned. -- Jones resigned in September after it was exposed he founded a communist revolutionary organization...

Connie Hair -- Human Events -- September 1, 2009     
Obama's Diversity Czar   
Obama's new Federal Communications Commission Diversity Czar Mark Lloyd is a big fan of Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez and his Soviet-style control over the media. In this video, Fox News host Glenn Beck and the Media Research Center's Seton Motley expose a video of Lloyd's own statements made in 2008 at the National Conference for Media reform supporting Chavez... -- September 1, 2009    
White House czar urged 'resistance' against U.S.   
Jerusalem -- President Obama's environmental adviser, Van Jones, was the main speaker at an anti-war rally that urged "resistance" against the U.S. government, WND has learned. -- The rally was sponsored by an organization associated with the Revolutionary Communist Party, which calls for the overthrow of the U.S. government and its replacement with a communist dictatorship... -- August 31, 2009    
Obama's Communist Czar: 'Spread the wealth! Change the whole system'   
Just days before his White House appointment, Van Jones, President Obama's environmental adviser, used a forum at a major youth convention to push for what can easily be interpreted as a communist or socialist agenda. -- As WND previously reported, Van Jones... is an admitted black nationalist and radical communist...  

Garry Reed -- The Examiner -- August 31, 2009
Diversity Czar: end run around the Fairness Doctrine?   
Continuing the very Bush administration practice that the lefties claimed they abhorred so much, that of appointing "czars" as a means of circumventing the "advice and consent" of congress, the Obama administration appointed yet another czar of its own on July 29th, this one being Mark Lloyd [this guy is a complete disaster], Diversity Czar at the FTC...  

Alan Caruba -- Family Security Matters -- August 31, 2009  
Obama's unconstitutional czars   
Here's a question that has been nagging me for months. Are Obama's ever-growing number of "czars" constitutional? I am not a constitutional scholar, but I have read the document. -- "Article II. Section 2. "He (the President) shall have power, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, to make treaties..."  

Michelle Malkin -- August 31, 2009    
Wackjob science czar to appear on David Letterman   
According David Letterman’s website, wackjob science czar Dr. John Holdren is scheduled to appear Wednesday night, September 2. -- Holdren has been a guest on Letterman before. He visited in April 2008 to ply global warming scare propaganda. -- Not a peep from Letterman about Holdren’s spectacularly wrong predictions and irresponsible alarmism...  

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