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By Donald Lambro
Growth spikes are little more than trend-free anomalies
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - John Bryson
The U.S. Department of Commerce, according to its mission statement, is responsible for "job creation, economic growth, and improved standards of living for all Americans."
President Obama took a few days after the election to regroup, play some golf and let his re-election victory sink in, but that didn't slow Washington speculation about the expected reshuffling of his Cabinet.
A Virginia Republican congressman urged his colleagues Tuesday to beware a lobbying push by Chinese technology companies suspected of having links to Beijing's military and cyberespionage efforts against the United States.
An anti-abortion group in Ohio fell short Tuesday in its attempt to gather enough signatures to change the state constitution to declare that life begins when a human egg is fertilized.
Prosecutors on Monday said they are reviewing evidence to determine whether charges should be filed against former Commerce Secretary John Bryson who was involved in a trio of traffic accidents last month.
President Obama's beleaguered economic team took another blow Thursday with the announcement that Commerce Secretary John Bryson has resigned, ending a brief tenure that came to a close after he got into a series of car accidents in Southern California two weeks ago.
The White House said Tuesday there was no timetable for Commerce Secretary John Bryson's return from medical leave, as California officials indicated the Cabinet member may not face criminal charges if a blood test shows no sign of drugs or alcohol.
The White House said Tuesday there was no timetable for Commerce Secretary John Bryson's return from medical leave after he suffered a seizure connected to two traffic accidents in California over the weekend.
Commerce Secretary John Bryson said Monday he will take a medical leave of absence to undergo tests and evaluations after suffering a seizure in connection with a succession of traffic accidents in the Los Angeles area.
The National Labor Relations Board is finding itself in the political cross hairs once again.
President Obama's pick to replace Gary F. Locke as commerce secretary faces an uphill Senate confirmation battle. Even before the White House handed in the name of John Bryson for the job, Senate Republicans had vowed to block any nominee over administration foot-dragging on free-trade agreements. The selection of this particular leftist for a business-outreach post is rallying the opposition. "I find Mr Bryson unacceptable as secretary of commerce for the United States, and I will work in opposition to his conformation," said Sen. John Barrasso, vice chairman of the Republican Conference, to The Washington Times.
President Obama's chief economist is departing as the administration's nearly trillion-dollar recovery is losing steam and Mr. Obama concedes that lackluster job growth could become a trend.
In choosing John Bryson as his nominee to be the next U.S. secretary of commerce, President Obama has chosen a perfect representative of our new ruling class. He is the founder of a lobby group, the powerful Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), who became a regulator with California's Public Utility Commission, then a rent-seeker with Edison International and Boeing. His experience is not in commerce at all, but in getting government to direct monies to favored companies. To be fair, that is the role of the Commerce Department these days, which is exactly why Congress needs to abolish the Commerce Department.
"It appears that Huawei has capabilities that we may not fully detect to divert information," Mr. Bryson said.