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  • Ron Klain sobs uncontrollably, praises Biden’s parenting, VP at goodbye party (extreme barf alert!)

    02/04/2023 3:08:58 AM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 39 replies ^ | 2/4/23 | Steve Nelson
    Ron Klain sobs uncontrollably, praises Biden’s parenting, VP at goodbye party WASHINGTON — Outgoing White House chief of staff Ron Klain broke down in tears over and over again Wednesday while handing over power to his successor Jeff Zients — going so far as to praise President Biden as a role model for parenting and Vice President Kamala Harris as a great officemate. “This is the best job I ever had,” the 61-year-old Klain blubbered as he began his remarks at an East Room transition celebration, forcing his 80-year-old boss to supportively rub his shoulder as he regained his composure....
  • Biden's incoming chief of staff met with Hunter Biden at least three times in 2016

    01/24/2023 9:27:00 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 3 replies
    FOX News ^ | January 24, 2023 | By Thomas Catenacci
    Jeff Zients, the incoming White House chief of staff, met multiple times in 2016 with President Biden's son Hunter Biden who is facing criminal and congressional probes into his past business dealings. According to emails obtained from Hunter Biden’s abandoned laptop and verified by Fox News Digital, Zients met with Hunter Biden twice in February 2016 and on another occasion in May 2016, just months before President Biden, the vice president at the time, was set to leave the White House. President Biden also attended the first two meetings which both took place at the U.S. Naval Observatory, where the...
  • Biden’s Reported New Chief Of Staff, Jeff Zients, Linked To Allegations Of Fraud And Questionable Business Practices

    01/24/2023 4:12:09 AM PST · by blueplum · 22 replies
    The Daily Caller via msn ^ | 23 Jan 2023 | Dylan Housman
    Jeffrey Zients, who is reportedly slated to become President Joe Biden’s next chief of staff, has a long history of allegedly accumulating wealth via questionable business practices and helping guide federal healthcare policy. Zients most recently served in the Biden White House from the president’s inauguration until April of 2022 as Coronavirus Response Coordinator. Prior to that, Zients was involved in the leadership of several healthcare companies that were forced to pay millions of dollars in fines for alleged Medicare and Medicaid fraud, as first reported by the American Prospect....
  • Zients to replace Klain as White House chief of staff

    01/22/2023 2:53:06 PM PST · by Libloather · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/22/23 | Alex Gangitano
    Jeff Zients, the former White House coronavirus response coordinator, is expected to replace Ron Klain as White House chief of staff, two sources familiar with the plans told The Hill. Zients left his role as Biden’s first COVID-19 czar in April 2022 after advising the pandemic response effort and was replaced by Ashish Jha. He returned this fall ahead of the midterm elections to assist Klain with preparations for staff turnover as well as other projects. The White House declined to comment. Zients was director of the National Economic Council under former President Obama and before that was acting director...
  • Obama's Czar Hints Site Won't Be Fixed On Time

    11/08/2013 1:08:42 PM PST · by Kaslin · 59 replies ^ | 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 will be up and running as promised by November 30. And President Obama's surge czar Jeffrey Zients did nothing to calm that panic Friday on a conference call with reporters. Reuters reports: The Obama administration's 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...
  • Obama picks Zients to oversee website fixes - "expert in field of effective management"

    10/22/2013 10:43:31 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 22, 2013 | Justin Sink
    The White House has tabbed former acting Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Director Jeff Zients to work with the team overseeing repairs to the ObamaCare website. Zients, who served as the White House Chief Performance Officer, was named in September as the director of the National Economic Council. According to the administration, he will transition into that role at the end of this year. Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said Zients started on Monday to provide “short-term advice, assessments and recommendations” in a blog post obtained earlier on Tuesday by Bloomberg. White House press secretary Jay...
  • Jeffrey Zients is out of the country (More on IRS Scandal)

    07/23/2013 6:46:41 AM PDT · by upbeat5 · 10 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | July 22, 2013 | Patrick Howley
    A top former Obama Cabinet member who met with IRS officials at the White House during the targeting scandal is currently out of the country, a White House source told The Daily Caller. Former acting Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Director Jeffrey Zients has still not returned from an overseas exile that began after his departure from the Obama administration in April, two weeks before the IRS scandal broke. Zients met with then-IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman and Shulman’s political aide Jonathan Davis and spokesman Frank Keith at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building at the White House complex on April...
  • Geithner: Yeah, we don’t have a solution to the debt problem ("We just don't like your solution")

    02/17/2012 11:41:38 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/17/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Guy Benson calls this "the political quote of the year", but it may be more like the defining moment of Obamanomics and Barack Obama's fiscal policies. Paul Ryan destroyed interim OMB chief Jeffrey Zients in testimony before Congress this week already, deconstructing White House claims to have $2 trillion in deficit reduction over the next ten years when their contribution to that effort was only $400 billion, or roughly $40 billion a year. In this five-minute clip, Ryan points out that the budget he proposed last year actually eliminated deficit spending over the long term, while the budget Obama proposed...
  • Obama names chief tech officer

    04/18/2009 2:15:34 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 44 replies · 884+ views
    Forbes ^ | 4/18/2009
    President Barack Obama on Saturday chose two Indian-Americans to help to streamline the federal government and cut costs. Obama named Aneesh Chopra, the Harvard-educated secretary of technology for the state of Virginia, as the federal government's first chief technology officer. Chopra, 36, will help reduce health care costs and foster cybersecurity. "In this role, Aneesh will promote technological innovation to help achieve our most urgent priorities - from creating jobs and reducing health care costs to keeping our nation secure," Obama said in his Saturday radio and Internet address. Chopra's corporate experience included working as managing director of the Advisory...
  • President Obama names CPO and CTO officers

    04/17/2009 9:22:26 PM PDT · by anniegetyourgun · 49 replies · 3,628+ views
    BNO ^ | 4/16/09
    Washington, D.C. (BNO NEWS) – President Barack Obama will announce on Saturday that Jeffrey Zients will join his administration as the Chief Performance Officer while Aneesh Chopra takes on the job as his Chief Technology Officer. The announcement, which will be made during Saturday's weekly radio address, was embargoed by the White House until 6 a.m. EDT on Saturday but was broken when Federal Computer Week ran a story more than 6 hours early. Jeffrey Zients, who has 20 years of business experience as a CEO, management consultant and entrepreneur will also serve as Obama's Deputy Director for Management of...