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Ebola Czar Rips Congress On Zika: 'The Mosquitoes Are Not Going To Wait'

The Huffington Post | Laura Bassett | Posted 06.10.2016 | Politics

As temperatures rise in the United States and mosquitoes become more active, public health officials warn that insects carrying the Zika virus are goi...

Former Ebola Czar Explains How To Deal With Hysteria Over Refugees

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 11.18.2015 | Politics

Ron Klain, the Obama administration's former point person on Ebola, on Tuesday weighed in on the growing debate in the wake of the deadly Paris attack...

Sam Stein

Ebola Is Nearly Gone And Largely Forgotten. Thank The Government, Says Ebola Czar. | Sam Stein | Posted 05.11.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The West African country at the epicenter of an Ebola outbreak that killed 11,000 people was declared free of the deadly disease on Satu...

Jennifer Bendery

Ron Klain: Ebola Is Still A Global Threat | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 12.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- White House Ebola czar Ron Klain warned Sunday that the virus is still a global threat and will continue to be until it is completely wi...

Obama's Ebola Czar Plans To Wrap Up Work By March 1

Reuters | Posted 02.07.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Dec 8 (Reuters) - The U.S. Ebola coordinator Ron Klain plans to return to his private sector job by the end of February, capping specula...

Which Hazard Is Better Contained: Ebola or Extreme Economic Inequality?

Timothy J. Barnett | Posted 12.27.2014 | Politics
Timothy J. Barnett

Design changes in Ebola management protocols make it highly probable that the Ebola hazard in America will be successfully contained. In contrast, the hazard of wealth-concentration policies implemented by central banks is not under containment. This problem threatens the very fabric of democratic enterprise.

Why Isn't Bill Frist the Ebola Czar?

David Gray | Posted 12.27.2014 | Politics
David Gray

The president's appointment of attorney Ron Klain to be Ebola Czar has received significant criticism, including from Saturday Night Live. Criticism of his appointment has tended to flow from two concerns.

'SNL' Mocks Obama's Handling Of Ebola

The Huffington Post | Katla McGlynn | Posted 10.26.2014 | Comedy

"Saturday Night Live" kicked off this weekend's Jim Carrey-hosted episode with some not-so-subtle ridicule of President Obama and his Ebola Czar Ron K...

Ebola Is Not A Political Issue

Rabbi Yaacov Behrman | Posted 12.24.2014 | Politics
Rabbi Yaacov Behrman

I view Ebola as an enemy. This is war. Now is not the time to politicize Ebola and attack our leadership. We can discuss how this health crisis could have been better managed after we win the war, but until then, it is essential that we stay focused on the enemy.

Fear Mongering, Because It's All They Have Left

Joan E. Dowlin | Posted 12.21.2014 | Politics
Joan E. Dowlin

Instead of constantly condemning, I would like to know what the GOP plans to do. Besides a travel ban which many experts believe would hamper efforts to contain the virus where it started, I have seen no solutions from Republicans to either of these crises.

White House Press Secretary Completely Ducks Mika Brzezinski

The Huffington Post | Jackson Connor | Posted 10.21.2014 | Media

Wondering why President Obama selected Ron Klain as Ebola czar last Friday? You might not want to go to White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest for a...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Marsha Blackburn Wishes Bill Frist, Who Disapproves Of Travel Ban, Were Ebola Czar | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 10.20.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) has taken to the airwaves in recent days with sharp criticism of Ron Klain, President Barack Obama's pic...

Scott Hits the Fan and GOP Hits the Czar

HuffPost Radio | Posted 10.19.2014 | Politics
HuffPost Radio


AIDs cases pile up but POTUS40 says nothing. After three Ebola patients in Dallas, POTUS44 sends 4000 troops/medical personnel to West Africa, creates CDC SWAT teams, appoints Czar -- NOT ENOUGH says GOP! Ebola Derangement Syndrome?

Obama To Ask Congress For Additional Funding To Fight Ebola: Report

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 10.19.2014 | Politics

President Barack Obama will ask Congress to approve additional funding to combat the growing Ebola outbreak in West Africa, possibly as soon as next w...

Week to Week News Quiz for 10/17/14

John Zipperer | Posted 12.17.2014 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

Ebola. Eek. That -- and other things to fear -- in our latest Week to Week news quiz. Here are some random but real hints: Because the anti-ISIS cam...

Senior Al Gore Advisor Admits 2000 Loss Still Hurts: 'I'll Never Be Over It'

HuffPost Live | Posted 06.13.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Fourteen years after the controversial 2000 presidential election, Al Gore's loss still stings. Ron Klain, Gore's former chief of staff, told HuffP...

What Joe Biden Gave Up To Run With Obama

The Huffington Post | Natasha Bach | Posted 06.13.2014 | Politics

As vice president, Joe Biden is arguably the second most powerful man in the country. However, Biden's former chief of staff Ron Klain said on Huff...

Frank Rich, Ron Klain and Joel K. Goldstein Discuss Pop Culture's Vice Presidential Obsession

HuffPost Live | Posted 06.13.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

They are a heartbeat away from the most powerful position on the planet and the subject of some of the best shows on TV, but what do vice presidents a...

Joe Biden Hits His Stride -- A Midterm Report Card With Q&A

Nancy Doyle Palmer | Posted 09.05.2011 | Politics
Nancy Doyle Palmer

Despite the latest rumors of replacement on the 2012 ticket, Joe Biden is having the time of his life -- and he's had a lot of times.

Joe Biden's Chief Of Staff Resigns

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Vice President Joe Biden says his chief of staff, Ron Klain, is leaving his post later this month. Klain has been a longtime Democrati...

Sam Stein

Kagan Skirts Claims That She's A Progressive | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Kabuki theater of the Supreme Court confirmation process began on Tuesday, with nominee Elena Kagan steadfastly refusing to characterize herself a...

White House Staffers Concede "Frustration" On Gay Rights

Think Progress | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Last night, Center for American Progress President and CEO John Podesta moderated a panel at the American Constitution Society convention that include...

Barack Obama: America's First Jewish President!

Martin Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Martin Lewis

It is impressive to see the number of Jews that Barack (his name means "blessed" in Hebrew as well as in Arabic and Swahili) Obama is already surrounding himself with.

VP Elect Joe Biden Names Chief of Staff

Erin Medlicott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Erin Medlicott

New VP Chief-of-Staff Klain had previously been close to Biden through his service as counsel to the US Senate Committee on the Judiciary Committee, when Sen. Biden was its Chairman.