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Top Energy Adviser Leaving White House

Carol Browner departing with goals unmet

(Newser) - Energy czar Carol Browner is on her way out of the Obama administration. White House officials have confirmed that Browner, who is Assistant to the President for Energy and Climate Change, will be leaving within weeks, Politico reports. Her main mission, passage of a comprehensive climate change bill, now appears... More »

Obama's Kitchen Has Too Many Chefs

President's 32 czars an 'end-run' around Congress: Cantor

(Newser) - President Obama has broken his promise to restore the power of Congress “by appointing a virtual army of ‘czars,’” Republican Eric Cantor writes in the Washington Post. The administration now has at least 32 czars—more than Russia ever did—with each spearheading major policy initiatives.... More »

Obama Has Too Many Czars, Critics Complain

Sen. Byrd says Obama's 'super aide' craze is a power grab

(Newser) - Barack Obama loves czars. He’s got an energy czar, an urban affairs czar, an economic czar, and, most recently, a health reform czar, making him the most czar-happy president ever, scholars say. But lawmakers worry they’re losing ground in the "super aide" craze, the LA Times reports.... More »

Governator Open to Obama Energy Czar Job

But vows to promote green causes, in or out of White House

(Newser) - A foreign-born citizen, Arnold Schwarzenegger can't be US president—but though he's endorsed John McCain, he's open to serving as energy czar in a Barack Obama administration. Asked about it on today on This Week, the California governor called the idea "hypothetical" but showed enthusiasm for green issues. His... More »

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