Karl Zinsmeister was named May 24, 2006, by President George W. Bush to be Assistant to the President for Domestic Policy. He replaces Claude A. Allen who left the White House in February 2006 "amid a shoplifting investigation." 
"According to The American Enterprise Web site, Zinsmeister has traveled to Iraq as an embedded journalist, writing three books about his experience there and writing and producing a forthcoming PBS film called 'Warriors' that profiles U.S. troops." 
Zinsmeister "has been a writer and researcher, a film producer, and a weekly commentator for Radio America. He has served as a Member of the Board of Advisors of the Department of Education's National Fund for the Improvement and Reform of Schools and Teaching; a Research Director for The Working Seminar on Family and American Welfare Policy; and a Legislative Assistant to U.S. Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan. Mr. Zinsmeister received his bachelor's degree from Yale University." 
Comic Book Author
In January 2005, Marvel Comics was to publish Combat Zone: True Tales of GI's in Iraq, a two-part comic book written by Zinsmeister. Marvel's oromotional material describes Zinsmeister's comic book thus: "Combat comics are taken to a whole new level! Three months in the lives of the 82nd Airborne in the Battle for Iraq are chronicled in this groundbreaking series by long-time embedded journalist Karl Zinsmeister." 
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- Profile of Karl Zinsmeister on the AEI website.
- Promotional webpage for Zinmeister's book Dawn over Baghdad: How the U.S. Military Is Using Bullets and Ballots to Remake Iraq.
- ToonZone's listing of Marvel Comics publications in January 2005. Featuring Zinsmeister's two-part comic book, Combat Zone.
- "AEI Editor Zinsmeister Joins Bush Team," NewsMax, May 24, 2006.
- Amanda Terkel, "Zinsmeister: 'I'll Never Hire Another Woman Because They Just Get Pregnant And Leave'," Think Progress, May 21, 2007.