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Regulatory czar (Cass Sunstein) leaving White House to return to Harvard Law School
The Hill ^ | 8/03/12 | Justin Sink

Posted on 08/03/2012 1:33:50 PM PDT by Libloather

Regulatory czar leaving White House to return to Harvard Law School
By Justin Sink - 08/03/12 09:26 AM ET

Cass Sunstein, a top adviser to President Obama who functions as a gatekeeper on federal regulations, is leaving the White House to return to Harvard Law School.

Obama heralded Sunstein, administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, "for his friendship and for his years of exceptional service."

"For the last three and a half years, Cass Sunstein has helped drive a series of historic accomplishments on behalf of the American people," Obama said in a statement. "From putting in place lifesaving protections for America’s families, to eliminating tens of millions of hours of paperwork burdens for our nation’s citizens and businesses, Cass has shown that it is possible to support economic growth without sacrificing health, safety, and the environment."

Obama and Sunstein originally met at the University of Chicago law school, where they both taught constitutional law. Sunstein moved to Harvard after meeting his future wife — Samantha Power, the National Security Council’s senior director for Multilateral Affairs and Human Rights, and herself part of Harvard's faculty — while campaigning for Obama in Iowa.

A specialist in administrative law and regulatory policy, Sunstein worked as a "regulatory czar" in the White House, looking to streamline government policies.

Sunstein drew a fair amount of controversy from both the left and the right. His departure will bring a sigh of relief to some environmental and public health advocates, who alleged Sunstein was too willing to bend an ear to oil companies and other industries seeking to weaken regulations. And other liberals objected to his libertarian-leaning behavioral economics theories.

But Sunstein also drew fire from some conservatives like Glenn Beck, who, in April of 2010, called the professor "the most dangerous man in America" and seized on comments about gun control he made in his academic writing.

Sunstein has long been rumored as a potential choice of Obama for a Supreme Court vacancy, if one were to open.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: casssunstein; czar; harvard; harvardlaw; law; regulations; sunstein
Maybe he can find and release Hussein's transcripts.
1 posted on 08/03/2012 1:33:59 PM PDT by Libloather
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To: Libloather

BS and commie


2 posted on 08/03/2012 1:36:39 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Libloather
Regulatory czar (Cass Sunstein) leaving White House to return to Harvard Law School

Sunstein - and his wife - are satanic.

Look at your family - if he had his way, they wouldn't exist. Period.

And either would you.

3 posted on 08/03/2012 1:38:37 PM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: Libloather

What’s the difference if he leaves, they both are infiltrated and run by marxists.


4 posted on 08/03/2012 1:39:06 PM PDT by Bitsy
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To: Libloather

A human cockroach scurrying back to its den in academia.


5 posted on 08/03/2012 1:40:21 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: Libloather

Don’t let the door hit ya, where the good Lord split ya!


6 posted on 08/03/2012 1:41:44 PM PDT by exnavy (The time is upon us, fish or cut bait, may God guide your heart.)
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To: SpaceBar

Its hard to say where they do most damage.


7 posted on 08/03/2012 1:44:18 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: cripplecreek

Agreed. In the socialist hatcheries of “higher learning”, they feed their poisoness doctrine like royal jelly to the pupating marxists of tomorrow. Another graduating class is like an infected cell, bursting forth with new virii to infiltrate society.


8 posted on 08/03/2012 1:50:29 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: Libloather

Have fun being back there, Commie.

(not you, Libloather)


9 posted on 08/03/2012 1:55:13 PM PDT by wastedyears ("God? I didn't know he was signed onto the system.")
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To: Libloather
What is with the hordes of idiots coming in/out of Harvard?

That place screams failed quasi-intellectual if there ever was one.

10 posted on 08/03/2012 1:56:46 PM PDT by lormand (A Government who robs Peter to pay Paul, will always have the support of Paul)
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To: Libloather

Rat...
Ship...


11 posted on 08/03/2012 1:57:27 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (I didn't post this. Someone else did.)
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To: SpaceBar

Its just like congressmen. We cheer the retirement of guys like Barney Frank but he’ll do just as much damage as a lobbyist or advisor.


12 posted on 08/03/2012 1:59:05 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Libloather
This was the funniest thing to come out of the Obama era:

Meet The Horrible New Obama-Era Elite, or “All The President’s Middlebrows”

Cruel, and sad, and written from a left-wing perspective, but brilliant and true.

13 posted on 08/03/2012 2:03:09 PM PDT by x
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To: Libloather
He can check out, but he will never leave....they never do.

His type are a incestuous, ever mutating growth of insidious disease contaminating the cause and love of freedom.

Just because you can't see it, it doesn't mean the festering pustuals of toxic power hungery, mad, evil men ever go away.

Freedom requires eternal vigilance

~Thomas Jefferson

14 posted on 08/03/2012 2:11:49 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Medicine is the keystone in the arch of socialism)
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To: Libloather

Harvard used to be a quality institution. Today, most State university graduates get a far better education, objectively speaking. They only miss the networking, which they are not eligible for anyway.


15 posted on 08/03/2012 2:12:31 PM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: Libloather

Most of the regs he helped to craft haven’t fully gone into effect yet...gettin’ out of Dodge before the s-h-t-f.


16 posted on 08/03/2012 2:17:04 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (Resurrect the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC)...before there is no America!)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

The RNC should link all of his efforts directly to the impact on job creation. Regulation by regulation........


17 posted on 08/03/2012 2:19:00 PM PDT by GotMojo
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To: Libloather

He is running from something big about to hit the fan. I smell scandal.


18 posted on 08/03/2012 2:23:24 PM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR A SPECIAL PROSECUTOR!)
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To: Libloather

He may be dumb (and evil) but he’s not stupid.

Another rat fleeing a sinking rat-infested ship.


19 posted on 08/03/2012 2:25:34 PM PDT by Zeppo ("Happy Pony is on - and I'm NOT missing Happy Pony")
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To: penelopesire

I agree these types never leave power, they are always forced or see the end and leave. What has caused this rat to run is the big question.


20 posted on 08/03/2012 2:28:02 PM PDT by crosslink (Moderates should play in the middle of a busy street)
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To: Libloather

Cass just wants to get out in front of the eventual herd.


21 posted on 08/03/2012 2:30:03 PM PDT by upchuck ("Definition of 'racist:' someone that is winning an argument with a liberal." ~ Peter Brimelow)
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To: crosslink

I bet the answer is sitting in Darrel Issa’s office or at Romney Headquarters....Lol. Or maybe somewhere over at Breitbart.


22 posted on 08/03/2012 2:33:33 PM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR A SPECIAL PROSECUTOR!)
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To: Libloather

The fact that we have such a creature as a “regulatory czar” and nobody thinks it’s weird, exemplifies everything that’s wrong in contemporary America.


23 posted on 08/03/2012 2:37:03 PM PDT by Argus
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To: Libloather
Great. Just great.

So, Sunstein's going back to Harvard so he continue to pollute the minds of another generation of Harvard lawyers?

What's so great about that? He should be in jail for what he has done,... or flipping burgers at Burger King and doing a job that does somebody some good and not evil!

24 posted on 08/03/2012 2:37:31 PM PDT by Gritty (It's either Obama and the Democrats or America. You can't have both. - Rush Limbaugh)
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To: Libloather
Great. Just great.

So, Sunstein's going back to Harvard so he continue to pollute the minds of another generation of Harvard lawyers?

What's so great about that? He should be in jail for the damage he has done,... or flipping burgers at Burger King and thus doing a job that does some good and not evil!

25 posted on 08/03/2012 2:42:04 PM PDT by Gritty (It's either Obama and the Democrats or America. You can't have both. - Rush Limbaugh)
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To: SpaceBar

To expand the infestation.


26 posted on 08/03/2012 3:04:33 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Agreed. Sunstein is power crazed, and there’s no way he can get that kind of power at Harvard. So he must know that term two isn’t happening.

Personally, I think the dems are going to kick Barry upstairs.. Maybe UN chief, or at least head of the Ford Foundation. Barry wants to go international.


27 posted on 08/03/2012 4:00:47 PM PDT by livius
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To: penelopesire

Exactly! According to the site,’Ulsterman Reports’ new contributor,’Military Insider’, Sunstein is the author of a plan prepared for the Obama White House called,”By any means necessary”. This plan by Sunstein,is said to inlcude a deliberately created mass casualty event,so Obama can suspend elections,declare martial law and thereby retain power,”By any means necessary”.


28 posted on 08/03/2012 4:30:11 PM PDT by mark1973
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To: freekitty; Liz; AT7Saluki
to eliminating tens of millions of hours of paperwork burdens for our nation’s citizens and businesses

16,500 BRAND NEW IRS agents hired to enforce Commiecare™. Cass must've missed that one. Is he exempt, too?

29 posted on 08/03/2012 4:32:42 PM PDT by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: mark1973
...a plan prepared for the Obama White House called,”By any means necessary”.

The kill list?

30 posted on 08/03/2012 4:34:55 PM PDT by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: mark1973

Hmmmm..not sure I buy the stuff ultersman peddles but it would not surprise me one bit. Did he come out with this before or after Sustein’s sudden departure today?


31 posted on 08/03/2012 4:40:01 PM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR A SPECIAL PROSECUTOR!)
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To: mark1973

Interesting article at infowars on coming collapse and martial law. Going on way before Sunstein.


32 posted on 08/03/2012 4:41:13 PM PDT by Rennes Templar
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To: Rennes Templar

Scurrying back to Harvard????? The commie should be frog-marched to Leavenworth.


33 posted on 08/03/2012 6:44:54 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Libloather

“For the last three and a half years, Cass Sunstein has helped drive a series of historic accomplishments on behalf of the American people,” Obama said in a statement.
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In other news Obama announced a national John Dillinger appreciation day in honor of Dillinger’s historic accomplishments on behalf of the banking industry. Next week Bernie Madoff will be honored for his historic accomplishments on behalf of American investors. In a world where Obama gets a Nobel “peace” prize before he even has a chance to do anything worthwhile anyone can be recognized for anything, actual accomplishment is unnecessary.


34 posted on 08/03/2012 7:42:38 PM PDT by RipSawyer (Free healthcare is worth FAR LESS than it costs.)
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To: penelopesire

It was several weeks ago,before Sunstein’s departure. As a matter-of-fact,it was the first contribution from,’Military Insider’.


35 posted on 08/03/2012 8:08:11 PM PDT by mark1973
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To: Libloather

‘Military Insider’,did not reveal what he saw in detail.So i can’t comment on any,”Kill List”.


36 posted on 08/03/2012 8:11:52 PM PDT by mark1973
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To: Libloather
A specialist in administrative law

What exactly is administrative law? I've only heard it mentioned in the news in recent years.

37 posted on 08/03/2012 8:34:18 PM PDT by thecodont
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To: Libloather

We need a pic of the Cass Joker standing in the ruins of an American city saying “my work is done now.”


38 posted on 08/03/2012 8:35:19 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: x

Thanks for the article link.

I giggle — and cringed — reading it.


39 posted on 08/03/2012 8:44:27 PM PDT by thecodont
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To: lormand

“What is with the hordes of idiots coming in/out of Harvard?

That place screams failed quasi-intellectual if there ever was one.”

Apparently that school is living on its reputation, not its reality.

There was a discussion on Hacker News (a popular programmers community) linking to an article about the things Harvard students like. The study found that they are attracted to famous people, trendy topics, and having fun while MIT students were preoccupied with computers and the sciences (actually learning stuff). Frisbee, Netflix and wine actually made the Harvard list!

Stuff Harvard People Like
http://blog.echen.me/2011/09/29/stuff-harvard-people-like/

Stuff Harvard, MIT, Stanford & Caltech People Like
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=4321386

Harvard is living on its past.


40 posted on 08/04/2012 2:31:47 AM PDT by PastorBooks
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To: livius

He’s not one of us.


41 posted on 08/04/2012 6:26:30 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (I didn't post this. Someone else did.)
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To: Libloather

.. and have the czar take with him the rules he used to fetter us!


42 posted on 08/04/2012 8:33:37 AM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: Libloather
Are our inalienable rights safe now?

Here's how President Obama's head of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs and author of "Repulblic.com," Cass Sunstein, describes FreeRepublic.com as "group polarization," where people segregate themselves so effectively online with other like-minded thinkers that they create an echo chamber where the group's worst and most malevolent opinions get reinforced and strengthened.

"'We might want to consider,' Sunstein startlingly told the Times recently, 'the possibility of ways of requiring or encouraging sites [like FR] to link to opposing viewpoints.'"

43 posted on 08/04/2012 8:47:47 AM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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