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Genachowski's frequent treks to White House (FCC Chairman)
The Hill ^ | 11/25/09 | Kim Hart

Posted on 11/26/2009 3:55:49 PM PST by opentalk

FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski appeared to have visited executive branch offices 47 times between January 20 and August 31, according the the White House visitors log released today.

By comparison, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner made only five appearances.

Genachowski has had plenty to discuss with White House officials. Future disclosures will likely show a good number of more recent visits to talk about telecom issues--namely, his net neutrality proposals that reportedly caught some top technology and economic officials off-guard.

The visitors log includes visits to the Executive Office Buidling, the Office of Management and Budget, and other White House-affliated offices.


TOPICS: Government
KEYWORDS: bho44; bhofcc; censorship; fairnessdoctrine; genachowski; liberalfascism; propaganda
This is a new release of visitor logs, forced by FOIA.

There may be an increased push to control the internet, given how it has been so effective in spreading the truth about "climategate" emails.

1 posted on 11/26/2009 3:55:49 PM PST by opentalk
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To: opentalk

That is a few more visit’s than General McCrystal had.


2 posted on 11/26/2009 3:59:36 PM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie
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To: opentalk

This doesn’t bode well for a free internet or conservative radio and TV.


3 posted on 11/26/2009 4:24:57 PM PST by antidemoncrat
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To: antidemoncrat

Technically this is an unelected official which is not suppose to have any power. Hopefully there will be a strong push back, publicly and legally.


4 posted on 11/26/2009 4:34:38 PM PST by opentalk
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To: antidemoncrat
He was just going to the WH to reassure Barry that their plan to dissolve the First Amendment was right on schedule but they needed to get rid of that pesky Second Amendment so there would be no armed opposition. Of course this administration, never letting a crisis go to waste, will have a response (martial law?) to the civil unrest caused by all those protester’s in NY, NY who violently will throw their heads and torsos against the riot squad's batons because they were not truthful in promising to just quietly demonstrate against terrorist's being tried in NY., but actually shouted slogans like they had seen ACORN and SEIU do repeatedly but didn't realize this administration wanted to hear those organization's slogans but not some unruly mob of Patriots.
5 posted on 11/26/2009 4:41:20 PM PST by cashless
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To: opentalk
Unelected officials take orders from elected officials. Doesn't that worry you seeing that those who worked to get Obamalamadingdong elected and those who are in positions of power are more in love with him and his cult like magnetism than they are with this country and it's Constitution? They would do anything to further his agenda, no matter the costs or consequences. Be afraid my fellow Freeper, be very afraid.
6 posted on 11/26/2009 4:46:47 PM PST by cashless
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To: opentalk


Technically this is an unelected official which is not suppose to
have any power. Hopefully there will be a strong push back, publicly and legally.

When you’re helping POTUS to bring back “the fairness doctrine”
and blow Rush, Hannity, Beck, etc. off the air...
that takes quite a few meetings to devise a strategy.


7 posted on 11/26/2009 4:56:18 PM PST by VOA
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To: opentalk
Julius Genachowski --- with Obama at Columbia and Harvard
Jan 13, 2009

This time, the post is chairman of the FCC, which has been in censorship overdrive ever since Janet-Jackson-boob-gate, and the nominee is Julius Genachowski, CC '85.

Genachowski not only overlapped with Obama's two years at Columbia, but also was his Harvard law school classmate, working under Obama at the Harvard Law Review.

He has already served as General Consul Counsel to the FCC in the mid 90s, but is in fact best known for his technology experience, including "spearheading Obama's online campaign strategy, which used social networking and other tools to spread Obama's campaign message and raise record campaign contributions."

NOBODY REMEMBERS OBAMA AT COLUMBIA
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8 posted on 11/26/2009 4:59:06 PM PST by thouworm
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To: opentalk
Looks very close to a violation of the rules against ex parte contacts by FCC Commissioners.

But it would seem foolish for us to expect a special or independent prosecutor anytime soon.

9 posted on 11/26/2009 5:10:41 PM PST by Hawthorn
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To: VOA
Ditto that.........

And be wary......

10 posted on 11/26/2009 5:11:26 PM PST by Osage Orange (Obama's a self-made man who worships his own creator...............)
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To: thouworm
I think he was also a top campaign donator to obama over $500,000.

Net Neutrality For Campaign Donors ( Top Donor awarded FCC chairman position )

11 posted on 11/26/2009 5:17:39 PM PST by opentalk
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To: cashless

>> Unelected officials take orders from elected officials. <<

Not exactly the case with the Federal Communications Commission, at least not according the the Communications Act — which establishes the FCC as an independent regulatory agency.

The President appoints the FCC Chairman, to be sure. But as a strict legal matter, the Chairman and the other Commissioners are not under control of the Executive. They are tasked by law with making independent judgments, which are supposed to be based only on the evidence presented formally to them under terms of the Administrative Procedure Act.

(But then, the “Chicago Way” doesn’t necessarily imply faithful adherence to the law!)


12 posted on 11/26/2009 5:20:21 PM PST by Hawthorn
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To: opentalk

I think you’re right. He was a bundler. His school ties to Obama aren’t generally known and rarely discussed.


13 posted on 11/26/2009 5:28:39 PM PST by thouworm
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To: opentalk

liberal blogger Markos Moulitsas, who runs the Web site DailyKos, visited the White House twice

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB125918754091864653.html?mod=WSJ_hpp_MIDDLTopStories

UBS banker Robert Wolf — a close ally of Mr. Obama’s on Wall Street — made 25 appearances at the White House. Edgar Bronfman, the high-flying entertainment magnate, and Wal-Mart executive Leslie Dach paid visits. Stephen Schwarzman, chief executive of the private equity firm Blackstone Group, visited three times, as did David Rubenstein of rival Carlyle Group.


14 posted on 11/26/2009 5:29:57 PM PST by kcvl
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To: opentalk
Face-to-face meetings in the WH, eh?

That means we'll probably never know what was discussed, unless Obama decides to tell us.

No e-mail, no notes, and no recordings without his say-so.

15 posted on 11/26/2009 5:30:00 PM PST by ZOOKER ( Exploring the fine line between cynicism and outright depression)
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Oprah, Health Care Lobbyists, Among Recent Visitors to White House

The records reveal a large number of visits by people involved at the highest levels of the debate over health care reform, including top industry lobbyists, lawmakers and key stakeholders. Among the most notable guests – the president of the AMA, Dr. James Rohack, chief executive of AARP, Barry Rand and Ezekiel Emanuel, Rahm Emanuel’s brother and a medical ethicist and special advisor to the White House on health care.

According to the Associated Press’ count, the most frequent visitor was Lee Sachs, the man at the Treasury Department tapped to grapple with the financial crisis.

You can check out the records yourself HERE (I can’t get it to open)

http://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/disclosures/visitor-records.

http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalpunch/2009/11/oprah-health-care-lobbyists-among-recent-visitors-to-white-house.html


16 posted on 11/26/2009 5:33:59 PM PST by kcvl
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Also on the list was General Electric’s chief executive, Jeffrey Immelt, who came to see Mr. Obama’s chief Congressional lobbyist, Phil Schiliro.

On this month’s list were several Democratic strategists, including a group who came to see the deputy chief of staff, Jim Messina, in July: Jennifer Palmieri of the Center for American Progress; Peter Giangreco, a Chicago political consultant; the Democratic pollsters David Binder, Celinda Lake and Stan Greenburg; and Paul Tewes, a political consultant who worked with President Obama on the Iowa campaign.

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/26/us/politics/26obama.html


17 posted on 11/26/2009 5:36:17 PM PST by kcvl
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To: kcvl
From Your link:

White House visitors included... , while Dennis Rivera, who heads health-care policy at the Service Employees International Union,(seiu) countered with ten visits.

Billy Tauzin, the head of the pharmaceuticals lobby, shows up on the logs 11 times, while John Rother, director of legislation and public policy at the senior lobby AARP, appears twice. Messrs. Tauzin and Rivera met with President Barack Obama three times, Ms. Ignagni twice

This administration is so corrupt that we need protection against our government. There is a reason why they resisted the FOIA

18 posted on 11/26/2009 5:38:58 PM PST by opentalk
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To: opentalk

Moveon’s Pariser Met With Obama

Another frequent visitor was T. Boone Pickens Jr., the billionaire energy investor and wind-energy champion, who visited three times, including one meeting with Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, the records show.

New Logs Show Obama’s Private Oval Office Meeting With Colin Powell On Afghanistan

On Obama White House Visitor Log: Lobbyists, Movie Stars and Bailed Out CEOs

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How Tom Daschle Lobbies In Secret: Influence Laundering

In December, Daschle starts his new job as a “senior policy advisor” at DLA Piper, a massive law and lobbying firm that represents a range of corporate and foreign government clients. He has said he plans to focus less on health care, his main issue since losing his 2004 re-election bid, and more on international issues.

many observers were even more unsettled by how blatantly Daschle cashed in after leaving office, earning $5 million in just four years, much of it from the health industry.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/11/25/how-tom-daschle-lobbies-i_n_367634.html

Andy Stern, who visited the White House 22 times and Tweeted about fundraising activities, was acting as a lobbyist


19 posted on 11/26/2009 5:47:18 PM PST by kcvl
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To: Hawthorn

So legally he has more power than the other CZARS?


20 posted on 11/26/2009 5:47:36 PM PST by opentalk
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I think this is just as bad...

Dennis Rivera, who heads health-care policy at the Service Employees International Union,(seiu) countered with ten visits

21 posted on 11/26/2009 5:49:27 PM PST by kcvl
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To: opentalk
BTW, the list only includes FOIA requests and NOT ALL visitors to the White House. So, Obama is NOT releasing every name voluntarily as they would have us believe.

You have to GUESS who is visiting and request THAT NAME or you get NOTHING released. In other words, they are LIARS about being open and transparent.

22 posted on 11/26/2009 5:52:08 PM PST by kcvl
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How Tom Daschle Lobbies In Secret: Influence Laundering

He is the quintessential example of how power and staying in Washington too long changes a person's integrity. The old campaign ad of him in a beat up car talking about Washington elitism. He became one.

23 posted on 11/26/2009 5:53:22 PM PST by opentalk
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>> So legally he has more power than the other CZARS? <<

Well, not really.

In the first place, he’s by no means a “czar” of the standard Obamanistic variety, since his job was established by Congress in 1933, and he is head of an “independent agency” that theoretically reports directly to Congress, not to the TOTUS.

In the second place, he can’t make regulations by himself. All legally binding Commission actions take effect only with the concurrence of four other FCC Commissioners, and at least two of these Commissions can’t by law be Democrats.

And in the third place, the federal Appeals Court for the DC Circuit can and does overturn FCC regulations that don’t adhere to the Constitution, the Communications Act, and/or the Adminstrative Procedure Act.


24 posted on 11/29/2009 6:45:13 PM PST by Hawthorn
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