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  • A Quiet Exit for a Forgotten Ebola Czar

    12/08/2014 1:59:37 PM PST · by wtd · 17 replies
    Yahoo via The Atlantic ^ | 12/8/2014 28 minutes ago | Russell Berman
    A Quiet Exit for a Forgotten Ebola Czar When Ron Klain leaves his post as the White House's "Ebola response coordinator," or czar, sometime early next year, don't expect a big send-off from President Obama, much less a declaration of mission accomplished. In all likelihood, the disease will still be raging in parts of West Africa, and the U.S. will still have a sizable military presence there to combat it. The CDC will still be warning of the possibility of isolated cases on domestic soil, and the Department of Homeland Security probably won't have lifted the heightened security and...
  • GOP senator asks hearing witnesses what 'Ebola czar' has been doing (Ron Klain has no authority)

    11/13/2014 5:26:22 AM PST · by Whenifhow · 32 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Nov 12, 2014 | DAVID MARTOSKO
    White House Ebola response coordinator Ron Klain may have become an accidental folk hero to fans of crushing bureaucracy everywhere on Wednesday, when a U.S. senator asked high-ranking Obama administration officials to describe his work. The vague answers sounded like something plucked out of a Dilbert cartoon. 'Even though the President has named a so-called Ebola “czar” to coordinate our response,' Senate Appropriations Committee ranking Republican Richard Shelby complained, 'all reports indicate that he has no actual authority to direct government agencies here.' He asked two cabinet secretaries and two other experts what Klain has 'brought to the table' in...
  • Satire: Ebola Czar Said to Be "Leading by Example"

    10/31/2014 7:32:01 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 26 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 31 Oct 2014 | John Semmens
    Since he was appointed as President Obama's "Ebola Czar," Ron Klain has disappeared from sight. Presidential Press Secretary Josh Earnest tried to reassure the media, saying that "I recognize that all of you have not had a chance to see him and talk to him every day, but the President certainly has." Klain's exceptionally "low profile" is "all according to plan," Earnest said. "Ron is leading by example. The best way not to get the disease is by scrupulously avoiding contact with anyone who might be infected. By staying out of sight and not venturing forth to meet anyone for...
  • Where's the czar? Ebola raises management questions

    10/30/2014 11:22:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    The Morning Journal ^ | 10/30/2014 | Jim Kuhnhenn
    President Barack Obama's commander in the fight against Ebola was expected to operate below the public radar. But did that mean invisible? Ron Klain has barely been seen, and a week before midterm elections, Obama is pressing to dispel criticism that the government can't manage the Ebola crisis. The White House's behind-the-scenes coordination of the Ebola response is being severely tested, while the Pentagon and states like New York and New Jersey take public steps that are far firmer than federal guidelines. That's creating the appearance of a crazy quilt of Ebola measures. "The CDC is behind on this," New...
  • Obama Went And Appointed An Ebola Czar — And Now The Man Is Nowhere To Be Found

    10/29/2014 6:44:46 AM PDT · by blam · 37 replies
    BI - Reuters ^ | 10-30-2014 | Roberta Rampton
    Roberta Rampton, Reuters October 29, 2014 It's not often that a White House official gets mocked on both Saturday Night Live and a major daily newspaper before he makes his first public appearance. But Ron Klain's low-profile first week as President Barack Obama's behind-the-scenes Ebola "czar" has become another attack point for a White House struggling to show it's on top of the crisis. Since starting last Wednesday, Klain has been seen only once, in a photo op on his first day, leaving health officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and National Institutes of Health - and...
  • Political Ebola Czar Working Exactly As Obama Intended

    10/28/2014 7:27:01 AM PDT · by inkling · 15 replies
    Ricochet.com ^ | October 28, 2014 | Jon Gabriel
    “What we were looking for was not an Ebola expert,” said White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest, “but rather an implementation expert.” But what exactly was Klain hired to implement — a public health campaign or a political one? The New York Times let slip the Ebola Czar’s true purpose through an anonymous Democrat operative: “He’ll control the message better than most people would, which is really important from an economic standpoint, from a health standpoint, but it’s also important from a political perspective. If anybody can get the way this is being reported and discussed under control in a...
  • 5 Political Halloween Costume Ideas

    10/27/2014 3:39:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 27, 2014 | Katie Kieffer
    Halloween is four days before the midterms. Get out the vote with a costume that expresses your inner politico. Here are five fun political costume ideas that will spark a debate at your Halloween party—and remind your friends to vote for freedom. 1.) Naughty Czar The CDC’s lack of transparency and competency in managing Ebola makes the classic “naughty nurse” costume off-limits. It seems thoughtless to dramatize the health care professions while an American nurse and doctor exert every effort to heal from Ebola. It is far more tactful—and provocative—to be a naughty czar. Czars are unconstitutional. Alexander Hamilton explains...
  • White House scrambles to ease concerns over Ebola, lawmakers demand changes

    10/15/2014 7:57:03 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | October 15, 2014
    The White House scrambled Wednesday to ease concerns over the spread of Ebola after a second Texas hospital worker tested positive for the virus, as lawmakers showed patience wearing thin with the current response and demanded immediate changes. One lawmaker, Rep. Tom Marino, R-Pa., went so far as to call for the resignation of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Tom Frieden. "This Ebola situation is beginning to spiral beyond control," Marino said in a statement, accusing the government of giving a "false sense of security to many of our citizens." He and others urged the Obama administration...
  • JW Exposes Obama’s Ebola Plans (Weekly Update)

    10/25/2014 10:47:39 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | October 24, 2014 | Tom Fitton
    Exclusive: Obama Plans to Import Ebola-infected Foreigners from Other Countries I’m sure you’ve been following the news out of New York, and contrary to what President Obama and other top government officials have said, the Ebola crisis appears to be getting worse in the U.S. Judicial Watch is striving to pry loose the truth from reticent federal agencies that have a responsibility for public safety and our national security. We have filed Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests withthe Department of Defense (DOD) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. In light of the potential danger from this deadly disease,...
  • "Why I Will Not Submit To Medical Martial Law"

    10/23/2014 8:13:27 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 21 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 10/23/2014 | Tyler Durden, Brandon Smith
    Submitted by Brandon Smith of Alt-Market.com, One of the most dangerous philosophical contentions even amongst liberty movement activists is the conundrum of government force and prevention during times of imminent pandemic. All of us at one time or another have had this debate. If a legitimate viral threat existed and threatened to infect and kill millions of Americans, is it then acceptable for the government to step in, remove civil liberties, enforce quarantines, and stop people from spreading the disease? After all, during a viral event, the decisions of each individual can truly have a positive or negative effect on...
  • Official WHO Ebola toll near 5,000 with true number nearer 15,000

    10/23/2014 9:59:04 PM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 10 replies
    Reuters ^ | Thu, Oct 23 00:08 AM BST | Tom Miles
    At least 4,877 people have died in the world's worst recorded outbreak of Ebola, and at least 9,936 cases of the disease had been recorded as of Oct. 19, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday, but the true toll may be three times as much. The WHO has said real numbers of cases are believed to be much higher than reported: by a factor of 1.5 in Guinea, 2 in Sierra Leone and 2.5 in Liberia, while the death rate is thought to be about 70 percent of all cases. That would suggest a toll of almost 15,000.
  • Ebola Surveillance Thread

    08/10/2014 12:46:23 AM PDT · by Smokin' Joe · 4,859 replies
    Free Republic Threads ^ | August 10, 2014 | Legion
    I have spent a little time compiling links to threads about the Ebola outbreak in the interest of having all the links in one thread for future reference. Please add links to new threads and articles of interest as the situation develops. Thank You all for you participation.
  • Russia Has Czars,Not America...Emperor Obama Has A New Czar...the Ebola Czar!!

    10/23/2014 7:03:54 PM PDT · by Stayfree · 14 replies
    Self | Oct. 23, 2014 | Self
    Just another example of our White House Commie circumventing our Constitution and our historical method of governing to appoint a political hack to oversee our defense of an ebola outbreak.. Everything this bogus president does is based on political gain and not even remotely connected to logicly solving problems. This moron has done more damage to America than all other historical enemies combined...........WAKE UP AMERICA!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • The Current Ebola Strain: It’s Airborne Folks

    08/05/2014 6:15:51 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 301 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 8-5-14 | sundance
    The empirical evidence of an airborne Ebola Strain is overwhelming Hat Tip GWP - Patrick Sawyer was the American businessman, who contracted Ebola while working in Liberia, then collapsed after he got off a plane to Nigeria and died July 25. He was the first patient in Nigeria with the Ebola virus. The Nigerian authorities have refused to release the names of other passengers on the plane with Mr. Sawyer, or notify the media of their status.
  • U.S. Army warns of potential 'airborne' Ebola

    10/16/2014 10:29:54 PM PDT · by RC one · 14 replies
    WND ^ | 10/16/14 | Jerome Corsi
    U.S. Army warns of potential 'airborne' Ebola Virus could be transmitted by means other than contact NEW YORK – While Centers for Disease Control and World Health Organization officials continue to insist Ebola cannot be transmitted by air from one person to another, an Army manual clearly warns the virus could be an airborne threat in certain circumstances. The handbook published by the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases, USAMRID, titled “USAMRID’s Medical Management of Biological Casualties Handbook,” is now in its seventh edition. The most recent edition was published in 2011, with more than 100,000 copies distributed...
  • Why Ebola Probably Won't Go Airborne

    10/06/2014 2:26:07 PM PDT · by blam · 62 replies
    BI ^ | 10-6-2014 | Kevin Loria
    Kevin LoriaOctober 6, 2014 The idea that Ebola could go airborne is terrifying. Once you are infected, few diseases are more likely to kill you — and death by hemorrhagic fever, diarrhea and vomiting often accompanied by bleeding and organ failure, sounds particularly awful. At present it's hard to get infected — healthcare workers and family members caring for victims are at highest risk — but that would change if the virus were to mutate so that it could be transmitted through the air while keeping its present lethality. That's a nightmare scenario. But it's more the stuff of bad...
  • A Promising Experimental Ebola Drug Goes Overlooked

    10/21/2014 12:05:50 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 14 replies
    Bloomberg Businessweek | October 20, 2014 | Paul M. Barrett
    Bloomberg - link and title only.
  • Muslim Burial Practices Blamed for Spread of Ebola Virus

    10/21/2014 12:48:55 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 36 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 10-21-2014 | Jim Hoft
    <p>Muslim burial practices are being blamed for the spread of Ebola.</p> <p>Remains of Secretary General of The Nigeria Supreme General for Islamic Affairs and Seriki of Egbaland, Alhaji Lateeef Adegbite at his burial in 2012.</p> <p>Islam requires family members to personally wash the corpses of loved ones from head to toe. This practise is putting more Africans at risk to catch the disease that is spread by body fluids.</p>
  • Czar Klain: No Way To Run a Republic

    10/21/2014 1:41:12 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | October 21, 2014
    On Friday, addressing mounting concerns about a medical crisis in the U.S., President Obama named the noted epidemiologist Dr. Ronald Klain as the country’s “Ebola czar.” Dr. Klain…. Oh, sorry, that didn’t happen. The new Ebola czar is not an expert in infectious diseases, or in public health, or even a doctor. To Washington insiders, Ron Klain, a high-stakes Democratic Party operative, is most famous for his role in Florida legal challenges surrounding the 2000 presidential election. Those with longer memories remember Klain’s work as the Al Gore aide who labored to raise more than $100 million for the Democratic...
  • Ebola Czar Ron Klain Says "Overpopulation" Top Concern

    10/21/2014 1:00:53 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 114 replies
    Ron Klain on the "top leadership issue in the world today."
  • Do we really need an Ebola Czar?

    10/21/2014 7:03:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/21/2014 | S. John Massoud
    Most of the so called “conservative media” and many Republican politicians have been trashing the Obama regime for the appointment of new “Ebola Czar” Ron Klain. Most of the trashing has been based on the fact that Klain is not a medical doctor by trade, and that all he has ever done was be in charge of Al Gore’s staff. The fact that the Ebola Czar won’t report directly to our Glorious President Obama, but instead to Susan Rice – well how can you argue with that logic (please note the sarcasm). Republicans and the conservative media are missing the...
  • Lanny Davis: Ron Klain as Ebola czar — Right person for the right job at the right time

    10/21/2014 5:24:44 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 20, 2013 | Lanny J. Davis
    So does anyone doubt that if President Obama had appointed a medical expert to become the Ebola "czar" to manage the Ebola virus crisis, many Republicans would have criticized him for not appointing someone with experience in crisis management, media and political communications? Or if the president had appointed someone with those media/political skills, they would have criticized him for not appointing a medical expert? Get the drift? Ron Klain, whom I have known for over 20 years, is the right choice at the right time to bring order, management, discipline, media and political communications skills to helping the American...
  • UH OH: New Ebola Czar believes ‘overpopulation’ the biggest leadership issue for the world

    10/20/2014 11:30:28 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 31 replies
    Got News blog Right Scoop ^ | 10-20-14 | Charles C. Johnson Got News blog
    Yeah this new Ebola Czar appears more and more to be a ‘perfect’ pick. He said this in 2008 when asked what the top leadership issue challenging our world today: “I think the top leadership challenge issue in our world today is how to deal with the continuing, growing population in the world and all the resource demands it places on the world and burgeoning populations in Africa and Asia that lack the resources to have a healthy, happy life,” Klain said.“We’ve got to find a way to make the world work for everyone,” Klain said. “Climate change is...
  • Ebola Czar Vanishes from Democracy Alliance Website Ron Klain no longer listed as a trustee

    10/20/2014 3:08:29 PM PDT · by Nachum · 23 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 10/20/14
    Third Way, a progressive think tank with ties to the Democracy Alliance, has removed newly appointed Ebola czar Ron Klain from its website, following a Washington Free Beacon report. The Free Beacon reported Friday on Klain’s status as a trustee for Third Way, and his past experience lobbying on behalf of a drug company that was accused of denying life-saving drugs to dying cancer patients. The choice of Klain to head the administration’s emergency response to Ebola was criticized as a political move. Klain is a political operative with no medical experience and a former advisor to former Vice President...
  • Ebola Scare Turns Dallas Hospital Into a 'Ghost Town'

    10/18/2014 5:28:59 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 29 replies
    The Dallas nurses who contracted Ebola while treating a patient at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital have been moved from the building, but patients are still steering clear of the once-bustling hospital. People have called to cancel outpatient procedures, and some have even opted not to go to Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in emergency situations, ABC Dallas affiliate WFAA reports. "It feels like a ghost town," Rachelle Cohorn, a local health care vendor who has been to the hospital recently, told WFAA. "No one is even walking around the hospital."
  • We don't need an Ebola czar

    10/18/2014 6:57:08 AM PDT · by dynachrome · 46 replies
    CNBC ^ | 10-17-14 | Jeffrey Sachs, director of The Earth Institute at Columbia University
    There is no case for an American Ebola czar, least of all another political "fixer" who has no expertise in public health. This is just another case of the Obama administration putting politics before substance, and cowering at the idiocy and vileness of the Republicans in Congress. We already have an enormously competent national Ebola leader: Tom Frieden at the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). We already have an enormously competent coordinator for U.S. Ebola aid overseas: Raj Shah, the Administrator of USAID. What we need now is a president who backs up his front-line team.
  • Obama Appoints Democrat Operative Who Oversaw “Stimulus” Boondoggle as “Ebola Czar”

    10/18/2014 5:37:07 AM PDT · by george76 · 37 replies
    TPNN ^ | October 17, 2014 | Matthew Burke
    Even though earlier this week, the official Obama Regime spokesman, Josh Earnest, announced to the nation that there was no need for an “Ebola Czar,” Obama announced his new “Ebola Czar” on Friday, a Democrat Party operative with no experience in the health care or medical industries. Ron Klain, a lawyer who oversaw the implementation of the failed Obama 2009 Stimulus “Porkulus” plan, also served as chief of staff to buffoonish Democrat Vice President Joe Biden and global warming huckster and fraud, former vice president, Al Gore. Think Solyndra.
  • Top 10 #BetterEbolaCzars (Twitter Ebola Czar Humor)

    10/17/2014 5:58:23 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 23 replies
    Doug Ross @ Journal ^ | 10/17/2014 | Twitter
    Even though he already has one, President Obama has named an "Ebola Czar". He's a political hack -- with no medical experience whatsoever -- name Ron Klain. Oh, and Klain's one of the same crooks fine officials "who gave the green light to pissing away billions of federal dollars on Solyndra." Which prompted the fast-trending Twitter meme #BetterEbolaCzars. My favorites? This Guy#BetterEbolaCzars Why not Dumb as a Rock and Rocks cant catch #Ebola #BetterEbolaCzars - Dr.Bombay, Dr.Bombay, come right away! Dr.Bombay! #Bewitched :::twitches nose::: #betterebolaczars Generic Diet Dr.Pepper #betterebolaczars Bones. #BetterEbolaCzars Dr. Rosenrosen. #BetterEbolaCzars Granny from the Beverly Hillbillies This...
  • Ron Klain, Chief of Staff to 2 Vice Presidents, Is Named to Lead Ebola Response

    10/17/2014 3:46:15 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 39 replies
    New York Times ^ | October 17, 2014 | by JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS and MICHAEL D. SHEAR
    President Obama on Friday named Ron Klain, a seasoned Democratic crisis-response operative and White House veteran, to manage the government’s response to the deadly virus as public anxiety grows over its possible spread. Mr. Klain, a former chief of staff for Vice Presidents Al Gore and Joseph R. Biden Jr., is known for his ability to handle high-stakes and fast-moving political challenges. He was the lead Democratic lawyer for Mr. Gore during the 2000 election recount, and was later played by Kevin Spacey in the HBO drama “Recount” about the disputed contest. Mr. Klain’s appointment, announced by a White House...
  • Obama's man on Ebola is former Biden staff chief

    10/17/2014 11:49:07 AM PDT · by campg · 41 replies
    Washington AP ^ | 10/17/2014 | Jim Kuhnhenn
    Obama's man on Ebola is former Biden staff chief 1 hour ago • BY JIM KUHNHENN(0) Comments WASHINGTON (AP) — He's tackled the financial crisis, served two vice presidents and been portrayed by Kevin Spacey in an HBO film, but Ron Klain's newest job as the U.S. point person on Ebola may be his toughest challenge to date. A longtime Democratic operative, Klain was tasked Friday by President Barack Obama with running the government's response to the Ebola crisis. Klain has been a trusted adviser at the Obama White House, and served as Vice President Joe Biden's chief of staff...
  • Meet America's New Ebola Czar

    10/17/2014 11:00:05 AM PDT · by tired&retired · 40 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 10/17/2014 | Tyler Durden
    Forget medical experience, what the USA needs to combat the worst Ebola pandemic ever is "an American lawyer and political operative best known for serving as Chief of Staff to two Vice Presidents - Al Gore (1995–1999) and Joseph Biden (2009–2011)." Ronald A. "Ron" Klain is an American lawyer and political operative best known for serving as Chief of Staff to two Vice Presidents - Al Gore (1995–1999) and Joseph Biden (2009–2011). He is an influential Democratic Party insider. Earlier in his career, he was a law clerk for Supreme Court Justice Byron White during the Court's 1987 and 1988...
  • Obama to name longtime political aide as 'Ebola czar,' bypassing senior health official

    10/17/2014 8:18:36 AM PDT · by McGruff · 80 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 17, 2014 | Kelley Beaucar Vlahos
    Responding to growing calls to appoint an "Ebola czar" to lead America's battle against the deadly virus, sources confirm to Fox News that President Obama plans to name Ron Klain, a longtime political hand with no apparent medical or health care background.
  • Obama Has An Ebola Czar. She Re-Directed Federal Research Money to a Democrat Donor

    10/16/2014 9:19:01 AM PDT · by Arcy · 75 replies
    Redstate.com ^ | October 15, 2014 | Erick Erickson
    You may be wondering why Barack Obama, with his propensity to name “czars” for every problem that ails us, has not named an Ebola Czar. The reason is because he has, in fact, named an Ebola Czar. So why are we constantly seeing Dr. Tom Frieden of the CDC embarrass himself in press conferences instead of our Ebola Czar? It turns out Dr. Nicole Lurie, the czar in charge of potential infectious disease catastrophes, has made the most of her time by funneling federal dollars to Democratic donors. That would be the federal dollars the left says we need more...
  • Why Has Ebola Czar Nicole Lurie Been MIA?

    10/16/2014 3:02:22 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 35 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 10/15/2014 | IBD Staff
    Preparedness: Earlier this week, Sen. John McCain called for an Ebola czar, not knowing one already effectively exists. Why should he, since Nicole Lurie, M.D., M.S.P.H., has been completely M.I.A. You have to wonder sometimes if anyone in a leadership position in the Obama administration bothers to show up to work these days. Case in point is Dr. Nicole Lurie, who arguably should be front and center in planning for and responding to the Ebola outbreak. After all, it's right there in her job title.
  • White House considering Ebola czar

    10/15/2014 1:10:48 PM PDT · by maggief · 59 replies
    NBC News ^ | October 15, 2014
    CNBC's Meg Tirrell reports the White House has acknowledged shortcomings in the response to Ebola and is considering an Ebola czar.
  • President Obama Already Has An Ebola Czar. Where Is She?

    10/14/2014 10:47:50 AM PDT · by 11th Commandment · 48 replies
    The Federalist ^ | Mollie Hemingway
    ... What’s particularly interesting about this discussion, then, is that nobody has even discussed the fact that the federal government not ten years ago created and funded a brand new office in the Health and Human Services Department specifically to coordinate preparation for and response to public health threats like Ebola. The woman who heads that office, and reports directly to the HHS secretary, has been mysteriously invisible from the public handling of this threat. And she’s still on the job even though three years ago she was embroiled in a huge scandal of funneling a major stream of funding...
  • We need an Ebola czar: McCain

    10/13/2014 11:14:39 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 70 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 12, 2014 | Jessica Chasmar
    Sen. John McCain suggested Sunday that President Obama should nominate an Ebola czar to lead the nation’s response to the deadly virus. “From spending time here in Arizona, my constituents are not comforted. There has to be more reassurance given to them,” the Arizona Republican said on CNN’s “State of the Union.”
  • The College Football Czar: 2014 Season Preview

    07/29/2014 8:31:34 PM PDT · by Daniel Clark · 12 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | July 29, 2014 | Daniel Clark
    The College Football Czar: 2014 Season Preview a sports publication from The Shinbone by Daniel Clark Welcome to the 2014 season preview issue of The College Football Czar, a seasonal sports publication by the author and editor of The Shinbone. In the coming months, you will find weekly analyses of upcoming college football action posted at this site. To find out more, please see the Ground Rules. This issue contains the Czar's rankings for all 128 teams in Division I-A football, as well as conference preview capsules, potential upsets to watch for, bowl projections, and a guide to help you...
  • How Nicky and Willy could have prevented World War I

    07/27/2014 2:07:46 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 19 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 7-27-14 | Graham Allison
    One hundred years ago this week, Tsar Nicholas II of Russia and Kaiser Wilhelm of Germany exchanged a series of telegrams to try to stop the rush to a war that neither of them wanted. They signed their notes “Nicky” and “Willy.” Cousins who vacationed together, hunted together and enjoyed dressing up in the uniforms of each other’s military officers when sailing on their yachts, these two great-great-grandsons of Paul I of Russia wrote to each other in English, affirming their mutual interests and outlining an agreement that would have resolved the crisis on terms acceptable to both rulers. Yet...
  • Obama Regime Science Czar John Holdren Wants To Sterilize Whole Populations

    05/07/2014 7:20:12 AM PDT · by TheMantis · 41 replies
    Examiner ^ | 5/7/2014 | Robert Elliott
    John Holdren is a dangerous left-wing extremist, an ideologue who has expressed open support for forced abortions and mass sterilization programs.
  • Obama’s science czar: Opposing climate views outside the ‘mainstream scientific opinion’

    02/26/2014 7:08:14 PM PST · by Nachum · 47 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 2/26/14 | Michael Bastasch
    White House science czar Dr. John Holdren wasn’t in the mood to be contradicted on whether global warming was causing “extreme weather.” Holdren described climate scientists whose work contradicts the White House’s global warming claims as outside the “scientific mainstream.” Holdren was asked by Alabama Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions to cite scientific data that supported claims that droughts and other weather events were being made worse by global warming. Sessions then cited contradicting evidence from climate scientists, including former NASA scientist Dr. Roy Spencer and University of Colorado climate scientist Roger Pielke, Jr. Holdren countered that the likes of Pielke...
  • The blunt truth — White house drug czar contradicts Obama on marijuana

    01/21/2014 10:12:57 AM PST · by Nachum · 37 replies
    Washington Timesw ^ | 1/21/14 | Ernest Istook
    President Obama’s latest claims about marijuana are contradicted by research and official positions of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, which is part of the White House. And Mr. Obama’s words have anti-drug leaders worried about negative repercussions among youth. Mr. Obama claimed to The New Yorker magazine that marijuana is no worse than cigarettes or alcohol and he promoted state efforts by Colorado and Washington to legalize marijuana, which remains illegal under federal law. The National Drug Control Policy’s official stance, posted on the whitehouse.gov website, says the opposite of Mr. Obama on all counts. For example, as...
  • Now Obama gets 'executive power' czar

    12/11/2013 2:41:09 PM PST · by Sheapdog · 20 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 12/10/2013 | Aaron Klein
    Specializes in bypassing Congress to enact 'progressive change' A senior progressive strategist and former chief of staff for President Bill Clinton who specializes in the use of executive authority to bypass Congress is reportedly joining the White House. The New York Times is reporting John Podesta, founder of the Center for American Progress, has agreed to serve as counselor to President Obama for a year. Podesta last month announced the establishment of a new group, the Washington Center for Equitable Growth, that will work within his Center for American Progress. The new center bills itself as a research and grant-making...
  • Patriot Act author: Obama’s intel czar should be prosecuted (Clapper lied to Congress)

    12/07/2013 5:40:27 PM PST · by Libloather · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/06/13 | Brendan Sasso
    Rep. James Sensenbrenner Jr., the original author of the Patriot Act, says Director of National Intelligence James Clapper should be prosecuted for lying to Congress. "Lying to Congress is a federal offense, and Clapper ought to be fired and prosecuted for it," the Wisconsin Republican said in an interview with The Hill. He said the Justice Department should prosecute Clapper for giving false testimony during a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing in March. During that hearing, Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) asked Clapper whether the National Security Agency (NSA) collects data on millions of Americans. Clapper insisted that the NSA does not...
  • The College Football Czar: Week 12

    11/14/2013 7:32:35 PM PST · by Daniel Clark · 3 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | November 14, 2013 | Daniel Clark
    The College Football Czar: Week 12 Week eleven in review: The College Football Czar has finally seen ESPN’s new Saturday night intro featuring Eminem’s “Berzerk.” In case you haven’t yet had the misfortune of experiencing it, Mr. Em liberally samples (i.e., steals) parts of Billy Squier’s 1981 hit, “The Stroke.” Memo to ESPN: You can’t have it both ways. You must now either pretend that Billy Squier is cool, or admit that Eminem is not. So which is it? The BCS picture cleared up very slightly last Thursday, with Oregon’s 26-20 loss at Stanford, a game whose tone was set...
  • Obama's HealthCare.gov Czar Hints Site Won't Be Fixed On Time

    11/08/2013 1:08:42 PM PST · by Kaslin · 59 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 8, 2013 | Conn Carroll
    If you want to know why Democratic Senators appear to be panicking over Obamacare, it is probably because the White House has not been able to convince them that HealthCare.gov will be up and running as promised by November 30. And President Obama's HealthCare.gov surge czar Jeffrey Zients did nothing to calm that panic Friday on a conference call with reporters. Reuters reports: The Obama administration's HealthCare.gov adviser Jeffrey Zeints said on Friday that the trouble-plagued federal healthcare website is improving, but that higher volumes of visitors are exposing new capacity and software issues. In a conference call with...
  • No joke! Meet Obama's new 'nudge' czar

    08/01/2013 6:40:28 AM PDT · by upbeat5 · 44 replies
    WND ^ | July 31, 2013 | Aaron Klein
    Maya Shankar, a White House adviser cultivating a team tasked with subtly influencing Americans’ behavior, previously worked closely with the George Soros-funded Center for American Progress, WND has learned. Shankar has discussed utilizing cognitive science for social activism and is a champion of so-called social justice.
  • The College Football Czar's 2013 Season Preview

    07/31/2013 8:11:53 PM PDT · by Daniel Clark · 18 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | July 31, 2013 | Daniel Clark
    The College Football Czar 2013 Season Preview a sports publication from The Shinbone by Daniel Clark Welcome to the 2013 season preview issue of The College Football Czar, a seasonal sports publication by the author and editor of The Shinbone. In the coming months, you will find weekly analyses of upcoming college football action posted at this site. To find out more, please see the Ground Rules. This issue contains conference preview capsules, potential upsets to watch for, bowl projections, and a guide to help you locate head coaches on the move. Most importantly, it includes early nominees for the...
  • Obama administration offers faith groups new opt-out of health care birth control mandate

    02/01/2013 9:09:08 AM PST · by reegs · 58 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 2/1/2013 | AP
    WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is announcing a broader opt-out for religious nonprofits that object to providing health insurance that covers birth control. The administration is allowing religious nonprofits to offer coverage that does not include contraception. In such a case, a third-party issuer will handle all business related to providing birth-control coverage for women, according to a source familiar with the changes who spoke only on condition of anonymity.
  • Obama Czar Rattner Decries 'Climate-Change Deniers'—But Flies Big Private Jet

    01/29/2013 9:07:15 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 16 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    I hate to criticize a fellow pilot, but when one engages in such sky-high hypocrisy, well . . . On Morning Joe today, former Obama car czar Steve Rattner, a very successful hedge fund manager, decried "climate-change denier[s]." This is the same Rattner who, at last report, owned a "15,000-square-foot mansion on Martha’s Vineyard, to which [he] flies regularly on a Dassault Falcon 2000 jet [see file photo] he pilots himself." Rattner wrung his hands over the fact that we're "putting millions of tons of carbon into the atmosphere every day." But just earlier this week, the New York Times...