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Russia Is a Proud and Powerful Country

Alison Winfield Burns | Posted 09.05.2013 | Politics
Alison Winfield Burns

Tweeting melodiously, Alexei Pushkov, of the foreign affairs committee in Russia's lower house of parliament, lets fly an observation: "He can't live ...

From Russia, With Love

Alison Winfield Burns | Posted 08.24.2013 | Politics
Alison Winfield Burns

Snowden, like Elvis has left the building. Please let's not disgrace ourselves further by behaving like spoiled sports. We have important topics to address. Climate change effects mitigation, jobs creation, et cetera.

Michael McAuliff

President Obama Tells Congress He's Keeping His Czars

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 06.15.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama had a message for Congress Friday: his so-called "czars" aren't going anywhere. The budget bill that passed Co...

Elise Foley

House Approves Bill With Massive Spending Cuts After All-Night Session

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

***UPDATED*** WASHINGTON - After an all-night session, House Republicans early Saturday morning passed legislation that would slash $60 billion in ...

John Grant on The Interview Show

Mark Bazer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Mark Bazer

John Grant, former frontman for the Czars, performs and discusses his music, his life and the It Gets Better project.

Lightening Beutner's Burden: The Impossible Battle of LA's Jobs Czar

Harry Moroz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Harry Moroz

With the persistence of fiscal deterioration and skyscraper high unemployment, Congress must quickly pass urban jobs legislation. Restarting the economy is impossible without restarting its economic engines: cities.

Jason Linkins

Fox News Ignores White House Afghanistan Meeting To Obsess Over Czars

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Lawmakers met at the White House to have a discussion on the war in Afghanistan. But Fox News' Neil Cavuto chose to spend his time fearmongering about the White House's Special Master for Compensation.

Our Water Crisis: Too Big For Even a Czar

Susan J. Marks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Susan J. Marks

Water is the new oil, except there is no alternative. We can't live without it. The water crisis is here and now in our backyards, and in our homes.

White House Creates Ministry of Hindsight and Self-Flagellation

Spencer Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Spencer Green

The mission of the Ministry of Hindsight and Self-Flagellation will be to organize and exacerbate reaction to any future past issues that end badly and make the government look stupid.

Constitutional Experts: Obama's 'Czars' Are Perfectly Legal

latimes.com | Joe Markman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In Senate testimony, constitutional experts say the president has the right to appoint independent advisers as long as the distinction between practic...

2010: The Year Main Street Sticks It to Wall Street and Washington

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

If anyone has ever dreamed of being an office holder, 2010 is the year to do it. There are going to be several situations where voters elect a complete unknown, just to express their anger about the incumbent.

My Brother Loves Glenn Beck, But I Still Love My Brother

Suz Redfearn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Suz Redfearn

My brother rolled into D.C. from Boston on a chartered bus, arriving in the dark outside a Marriott. I scanned the pack of fairly nondescript folks ...

Bureaucracy and Power Plays: The Problems with Obama's Policy Czars

John W. Whitehead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

"A democracy requires accountability, and accountability requires transparency." -President Barack Obama in a 2009 memorandum to executive departments...

The Impeachment of President Obama

Bob Cesca | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Cesca

I've been following the Republican descent into the realms of the bizarre for some time now, and I'm convinced that if they retook Congress the Republicans might try to impeach the president.

The Return Of McCarthyism: Hysteria In Action On The Right (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Nicholas Graham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

***UPDATE 9/22/09*** I haven't found another embeddable version yet, but sharp-eyed reader Mark points out that you can watch the video here. ***UPDA...

Former Reagan And Bush Aides Defend Obama's Use Of 'Czars'

washingtonpost.com | David B. Rivkin Jr. And Lee A. Casey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Tex.) argued on this page this week ["Czarist Washington," op-ed, Sept. 13] that the Obama administration's "czars" are e...

The Phony Czar Attack (VIDEO)

Craig Crawford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Craig Crawford

In this CQ Politics video, I explore the history of czarism in America, with special emphasis on FDR's Rubber Czar -- "Battling Bill" Jeffers.

Jason Linkins Discusses Czars On MSNBC: "Nothing To Do With Russian Imperialism"

Huff TV | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Huff TV

The Huffington Post's Jason Linkins was on MSNBC Thursday with conservative blogger Liz Mair, discussing the recent czar-mania. Linkins touched on t...

Jason Linkins

Anti-Czar Bill Gets 100 Cosponsors In House [UPDATE]

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Yesterday, I posted on how a group of senators sent the White House a letter expressing concern over a multitude of presidential appointments -- which...

Jason Linkins

"Dancing With The Czars": Dems Mock GOP, Glenn Beck Over Czar Obsession

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Over the past few days, I've written about the wildly outsized claims of czars in the Obama administration undermining the government. Republican Sena...

Jeff Muskus

Anti-Czar Republican Laments GOP "Rubber Stamp" On Bush Policies

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeff Muskus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The House Republicans leading the campaign against Obama administration "czars" told the Huffington Post Wednesday that he is "very disappointed" that...

Jason Linkins

Group Of Republican Senators Send White House Concern-Troll Missive Over Czars

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A group of Republican senators, led by Utah Senator Bob Bennett, have sent a letter to the White House, concern-trolling over the existence of "czars....

Who Are the Czars, and Where Did They Come From?

Avelino Maestas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Avelino Maestas

The "czar" situation is a little more nuanced than the current email meme. There are no formal "czars" within the framework of government, and the term itself was created by the media.

Czarist Nonsense

John McQuaid | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John McQuaid

Demagoguery and aggrievement are nothing new in American politics. But what's strange is the scattershot nature and incoherence of the attacks on Obama. It's a communist-fascist-socialist word salad.

Repeat After Me: 'The Czars Are Ruining America!'

Michael Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Wolff

the Democrats are always scrambling against a rhetoric that they can't parry and don't ever seem to have anticipated. Now it's the czars.