WASHINGTON, May 10, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- President Obama's rumored Supreme Court pick Elena Kagan has advocated for an increased presidential role in regulation, which, she conceded, would make such affairs more and more an extension of the president's own policy and political agenda, a new book reveals.
"The Manchurian President: Barack Obama's Ties to Communists, Socialists and other Anti-American Extremists" officially was released last week.
The new title from WND senior reporter and WABC Radio host Aaron Klein skyrocketed to No. 1 on the non-fiction list at Amazon.com.
With almost 900 citations, the book bills itself as the most exhaustive investigation ever performed into Obama's political background and radical ties.
Klein's co-author is historian and researcher Brenda Elliott.
"The Manchurian President" charges Obama has deep ties to an anti-American extremist nexus that has been instrumental not only in building his political career but in crafting current White House policy.
The book seeks to expose an extremist coalition of communists, socialists and other radicals working both inside and outside the administration to draft and advance current White House policy goals.
"Manchurian" author Klein investigated Kagan's academic writings, in which she argued, "Presidential control of administration, in critical respects, expanded dramatically during the Clinton years, making the regulatory activity of the executive branch agencies more and more an extension of the president's own policy and political agenda." Kagan, writing in the Harvard Law Review in 2001, argued that an increased presidential role in regulation "both satisfies legal requirements and promotes the values of administrative accountability and effectiveness." Kagan's views on presidential control of regulation seem to echo those of controversial regulatory "czar" Cass Sunstein, who, Klein's book exposes, went so far as to argue the interpretation of federal law should be made not by judges but by the beliefs and commitments of the U.S. president and those around him.
Klein says Kagan was heavily involved in promoting the health-care policy of the Clinton administration. With the national debate raging on Obama's new health-care law, many are speculating Kagan could be Obama's pick for the country's top court.
"The Manchurian President" contains potentially explosive information not only about President Obama but also concerning other officials in the White House, including top czars and senior advisers such as Axelrod and Valerie Jarrett.
The book includes an extensive investigation into Obama's background. The work uncovers, among many other things, Obama's early years, including his previously overlooked early childhood ties to a radical, far-left church. The book provides copious new details about Obama's deep ties to the unrepentant Weatherman Underground terrorist group founder William Ayers and about the president's boyhood years in Indonesia.
Of all Obama's radical associates from the past, few received more attention or were as shocking as his connection to Ayers. The book uncovers for the first time where and how Obama first met Ayers - and it is much earlier than previously believed.
"The Manchurian President" also unmasks, exclusively, important aspects of Obama's carefully covered-up college years, with new details of his student career at Occidental College and later at Columbia University.
Obama's associations with the Nation of Islam, Black Liberation theology and black political extremists also are revealed, with extensive new information on the subjects.
Also detailed are Obama's deep ties to ACORN, which are much more extensive than previously documented elsewhere. The book crucially describes how a socialist-led, ACORN-affiliated union helped facilitate Obama's political career and now exerts major influence in the White House.
In one chapter, the book unmasks the extremists among Obama's "czars" and other top advisers, including new information linking Axelrod and Jarrett to communist activists.
The many issues pertaining to Obama's eligibility to be president are carefully examined and given a much more extensive analysis than in previous works, including questions about Obama's birth documentation and whether or not he legally qualifies as a "natural-born citizen" according to the U.S.
"The Manchurian President" also exposes how Obama's health-care policy, masked by moderate populist rhetoric, was pushed along and partially crafted by extremists, some of whom reveal in their own words that their principal aim is to achieve corporate socialist goals and a vast increase in government powers.
"I believe this work is crucial to Americans from across the political spectrum," says Klein, "including mainstream Democrats who should be alarmed that their party has been hijacked by an extreme-left fringe bent on permanently changing the party to fit its radical agenda.
"Indeed, this book will document, with new information, Obama's own involvement with a socialist party whose explicit goal was to infiltrate and eventually take over the Democratic Party and mold it into a socialist organization," Klein claims.
Klein began investigating Obama during the 2008 presidential campaign and broke major national stories. He first exposed the politician's association with Ayers in a widely circulated WND article.
That story prompted the Nation magazine to lament, via the CBS News website, that "mainstream reporters now call the Obama campaign to ask about Klein's articles." It was in a WABC Radio interview with Klein that Ahmed Yousef, chief political adviser to Hamas, "endorsed" Obama for president, generating world headlines and sparking controversy. Republican presidential nominee Sen. John McCain and Obama repeatedly traded public barbs over Hamas' positive comments.
Aaron Klein was among the first reporters to expose that Obama's "green jobs" czar, Van Jones, founded a communist organization and called for "resistance" against the U.S. government. The theme was picked up and expanded upon by the Fox News Channel's Glenn Beck, leading to Jones' resignation last September.
Co-author Brenda J. Elliott is a historian, author and investigative researcher known for her blogging during the 2008 presidential election about Ayers, Tony Rezko and other controversial figured linked to Obama. Since 1988, Elliott has been responsible for a number of historical projects, has won an award by Project Censored for her work and has been named "One of the Intriguing People" by Central Florida magazine.
The introduction to "The Manchurian President" relates: "Barack Obama is backed by and deeply tied to an anti-American fringe nexus that, as this book will show, was instrumental not only in mentoring Obama and helping him to build his political career, but essentially in overthrowing the moderate wing of the Democratic Party and in securing and powerfully influencing Obama's presidency.
"As will be seen, these radical associates not only continue to influence Obama and White House strategy, but some are directly involved in creating the very policies intended to undermine or radically transform the United States of America." Contact: M. Sliwa Public Relations, 973-272-2861, firstname.lastname@example.org SOURCE WND Books www.prnewswire.com Copyright (C) 2010 PR Newswire. All rights reserved -0- KEYWORD: District of Columbia INDUSTRY KEYWORD: BKS
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