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Here I will list the names of the 'czars' appointed by the executive branch in 2009:

1. Compensation Czar aka Pay Czar: Kenneth Feinberg, Washington lawyer


2. Health-Care Czar: Nancy Ann DeParle

3. Urban Czar: Aldolfo Carrion, Jr.

4. Great Lakes Czar: Cameron Davis, Chicago-based environmentalist

5. Iran Czar: Dennis Ross (also Persian Gulf / Southwest Asia Czar)

6. Middle East Czar: George Mitchell

7. Energy Czar / Climate Czar: Carol Browner, former EPA chief

8. Pakistan Czar / Afghanistan Czar: Richard Holbrooke

9. Bank-Bailout Czar aka TARP Czar: Herb Allison

10. Border Czar: Alan Bersin, former DOJ official

11. Drug Czar: Gil Kerlikowske, former Seattle police chief, now head of the Office of National Drug Control Policy

* The term "Drug Czar" was first used by Joe Biden in 1982.

12. Cyber-Security Czar: Melissa Hathaway - resignation effective August 21

- they're having a hard time finding a new cyber czar

13. WMD Non-Proliferation Czar: Gary Samore

14. Faith-Based Czar: Joshua DuBois

15. Regulatory Czar: Cass Sunstein, Harvard Law Professor

16. Car Czar: Dr. Ed Montgomery, head of the Presidential Task Force on the Auto Industry

*The other "car czar" Steve Rattner was reportedly forced to step down in July 2009 after he became embroiled in a corruption scandal involving a kickback scheme at New York state's pension fund.

17. War Czar: Army Lt. Gen. Douglas Lute (carryover from President Bush)


18. Stimulus-Accountability Czar aka Stimulus Watchdog Czar:  Earl Devaney, former Secret Service agent, RAT board chairman

19. AIDS Czar: Jeffrey Crowley, Head of the Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP)

20. Energy Czar / Climate Czar / Global-Warming Czar: Carol Browner

21. Green-Jobs Czar: Van Jones, Special Advisor for Green Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation at the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ)

22. Guantanamo Base Closure Czar: Daniel Fried

23. Terrorism Czar: John O. Brennan, Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism

24. Infotech Czar: Vivek Kundra, Chief Information Officer of the United States

Many more czars to come... Check back!

* Czars are presidential appointees who are not required to undergo Senate confirmations hearings.