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By Tammy Bruce
Topic - John Podesta
Government, business and academic leaders gathered at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Monday to discuss whether new policies are needed to regulate the use of big data, the large and complex sets of electronic information being used by companies to market products, researchers to study health problems, and as a government surveillance tool.
Provoking Republican lawmakers with an in-your-face vow to bypass Congress if necessary, President Obama said Tuesday night that he would use his executive authority on a dozen issues including income inequality and job training to spur "a year of action" for his stalled agenda.
Calling for "all hands on deck" to assist the economy, President Barack Obama is urging his Cabinet to identify ways to keep his administration relevant to people struggling in the up-and-down recovery.
The International Energy Agency (IEA) made a mistake. Formed in 1974 at the behest of Secretary of State Henry Kissinger and headquartered in Paris, the IEA was designed to be the organization for energy-consuming countries, countering OPEC, the organization representing the producers.
John Podesta, the former White House aide to President Clinton who was just brought on board the Obama administration to save executive face from falling popularity poll numbers, apologized Wednesday for his reference to the Republican Party as a cult.
John Podesta, an outspoken opponent of the Keystone XL pipeline, won't advise President Obama on the project when he starts his job next month as presidential counselor, the White House said Wednesday.
The Democratic strategist whom President Obama has summoned to right a flailing White House also poses an optics challenge for an administration that has gone to great pains to distance itself from lobbying and influence makers.
President Obama is hearkening to Bill Clinton days, calling on the former president's chief of staff, John Podesta, to help sell some of his more controversial second-term agenda items and pave the way for better poll numbers.
Now, even the president's men don't like his Syria policy.
The politics of renewable energy is on the agenda Tuesday in battleground Nevada, where Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is hosting a fifth annual green-energy conference at a Las Vegas Strip resort.
The politics of renewable energy is heading the agenda in battleground Nevada, where Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is hosting a fifth annual green-energy conference at a Las Vegas Strip resort.
The president's Dream Act-by-dictate provides the latest evidence of this administration's determination to push its agenda through without respect to Congress, the Constitution or the rule of law.
John Podesta and Geoff Garin are skilled political operatives who will spare no effort to help Democrats win elections. So their messaging memo urging Democrats to demonize the American oil sector to score political points - posted on the Politico website March 24 - should be viewed as political propaganda, rather than sound energy policy.
It's politics, perhaps, around the proverbial cracker barrel: Mike Huckabee intends to retool the presidential debates in his own fashion when he stages a live forum on Fox News for six of the Republican hopefuls on Saturday night.
When the Center for American Progress (CAP, or as wags suggest, Center for Reversing American Progress) issues a press release calling for higher energy taxes, you can bet it's going to sound a whole lot like the Obama administration. No left-wing organization is more closely tied to the White House since ACORN slunk away than the Center for American Progress, whose president, John Podesta, headed President Obama's transition team. His team vetted the personnel and developed the policies largely responsible for the president's performance so far. When those people leave the administration, they go right over to CAP, two high-profile cases being "green jobs czar" Van Jones and "climate and energy czar" Carol M. Browner.
Podesta said the government must figure out how to allow the public and private sector to capitalize on the benefits of big data, while protecting individual privacy.
White House counselor John Podesta, who was appointed by President Barack Obama during a January speech about the NSA scandal to review big data collection and privacy concerns, said there is an overwhelming amount of personal information openly available online.