Puzzling debate over 'czars' in the House 

Rep. Anna Eshoo, D-Calif., is on the House floor now complaining about a Republican amendment to defund several "czar" positions within the Obama administration. The term "czar" has been around for some time to describe executive advisors, so I don't quite understand what she was getting at when she said this:

"Czars are from Russia. This is the United States of America. I think that throwing this kind of terminology around is really not befitting of the House."

Maybe next they'll stop using the word "budget."

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David Freddoso came to the Washington Examiner in June 2009, after serving for nearly two years as a Capitol Hill-based staff reporter for National Review Online. Before writing his New York Times bestselling book, The Case Against Barack Obama, he spent three years assisting Robert Novak, the legendary Washington... more
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