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  • The Vetting - Valerie Jarrett Keeps Obama Close to Radical Roots

    04/02/2012 2:28:16 PM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/2/12 | Joel B. Pollak
    Valerie Jarrett is not only one of President Barack Obama’s closest advisors; she also is one of the most radical, with close connections to the Chicago left that nurtured Obama in his early political career. The Iranian-born Jarrett (her parents were American expatriates) found a foothold in Chicago politics through her marriage to Dr. William Robert Jarrett, whose father Vernon held sway as a columnist on the Chicago Sun-Times--for a time, the city’s only major black columnist. In 1991, Vernon Jarrett enthusiastically promoted a Chicago visit by professor Derrick Bell, who was still on voluntary unpaid leave from Harvard Law...
  • New White House Visitor Database: Professor Ogletree has Visited 14 Times

    03/08/2012 9:37:34 PM PST · by Nachum · 16 replies
    PJ Tatler ^ | 3/8/12 | Bridget Johnson
    The White House today launched a website at which the public can search through visitor records, Office of Government Ethics travel reports and Lobbying Disclosure Act data. The new Ethics.gov also includes Department of Justice Foreign Agents Registration Act data, Federal Election Commission individual contribution reports, Federal Election Commission candidate reports and Federal Election Commission committee reports. It’s quite user friendly. For example, putting Charles Ogletree into the search reveals that the Harvard professor who held onto the President Obama video now making the rounds has been to the White House 14 times in Obama’s term (15 visits are listed,...
  • WH Senior Advisor: Unemployment Stimulates the Economy

    02/22/2012 7:57:35 AM PST · by Lazamataz · 115 replies
    Fox News ^ | Insanity in the form of Valerie Jarrett
    This evening, speaking at North Carolina Central University in Durham, North Carolina, White House senior adviser Valerie Jarrett said that folks getting and spending unemployment checks is a healthy thing . . . because it stimulates the economy: "Even though we had a terrible economic crisis three years ago, throughout our country many people were suffering before the last three years, particularly in the black community," Jarrett said. "And so we need to make sure that we continue to support that important safety net. It not only is good for the family, but it's good for the economy. People who...
  • Is Media Matters Obama's Watergate? - Jarrett, Dunn the new Ehrlichman? White House, PIs.

    02/21/2012 4:09:14 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 31 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | February 21, 2012 | Jeffery Lord
    ......................."So. Media Matters, we learn, is having weekly strategy calls with the White House, they meet with Obama aide Jarrett and ex-aide Dunn, who returned to the White House for the meeting after she departed. Anita Dunn also "became a regular presence" in the Media Matters offices, the then-president of Media Matters "lunched with her, met with her and chatted with her frequently on any number of occasions." And what else? What raises the specter of Tony Ulasewicz? This. From Media Matters' Karl Frisch: "We should hire private investigators to look into the personal lives of Fox News anchors, hosts,...
  • Jarrett’s partisan pulpit speech may have violated IRS church-state rules

    01/17/2012 9:02:00 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 16 replies
    Jarrett’s partisan pulpit speech may have violated IRS church-state rules 12:14 AM 01/17/2012 Valerie Jarrett’s partisan speech at Atlanta’s Ebenezer Baptist Church may have violated the IRS tax rules for churches’ political activities, said a prominent free speech attorney. “It is problematic under current regulations,” said Erik Stanley, a senior legal counsel with the Alliance Defense Fund, which is campaigning to roll back IRS curbs on believers’ speech. But if the IRS concludes that the church violated the IRS code, the ADF “will represent the church, just as it would represent any church for what is said from the pulpit,”...
  • Obama Attempt to Bring Olympics to Chicago ["ethics waiver" to funnel Olympic racket $$ to cronies]

    01/17/2012 3:35:11 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 32 replies
    The Cypress Times ^ | January 16, 2012 | Jim Kouri
    An organization that investigates and fights government corruption announced this week that it obtained records detailing costs associated with a trip made by President and Mrs. Obama and key members of the administration to Copenhagen, Denmark, for the expressed purpose of securing the 2016 Olympics for the city of Chicago. Expenses for the two-week trip appear to have far exceeded $467,175, in light of the fact that costs associated with the aircrafts ? two Boeing 747s and several Air Force cargo planes – have not been made available. According to the records obtained from the Obama Department of Defense (DOD),...
  • Valerie Jarrett Blasts Republicans from the Pulpit

    01/16/2012 4:12:06 PM PST · by originalbuckeye · 35 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 1/16/12 | Daniel Halper
    On the Sunday before the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, senior White House adviser Valerie Jarrett visited Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta to give a political speech, in support of her boss (Barack Obama) and congressional Democrats: "Teachers, and firefighters, and policemen, whose jobs are now in jeopardy because Congress--well let me be specific--because the Republicans in Congress," Jarrett told the crowd. According to the CBS affiliate in Atlanta, at this point, "Before she could finish her sentence, people in the congregation were laughing, and applauding." At the Sunday service, Jarrett also brought up Osama bin Laden's death in order...
  • Won’t you go home, Bill Daley, won’t you go home?

    01/13/2012 3:21:10 PM PST · by Starman417 · 4 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 01-13-12 | DrJohn
    The last moderate leaves the Obama administration. Barack Obama has burned through his second chief of staff, Bill Daley. It was thought that Daley would remain on board until after the next election but that is not to be and Daley's departure is the opening salvo in what promises to be a war. Charlie Gasparino tells us why Daley left and what it means: a hard left turn. The announcement that Bill Daley will step down as President Obama’s chief of staff is further proof that as the 2012 election approaches, Obama is embracing his inner leftist on anything...
  • Gibbs Shares ‘Regret’ for Explosive Michelle Obama Spat

    01/10/2012 12:16:28 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 12 replies · 1+ views
    Gibbs Shares ‘Regret’ for Explosive Michelle Obama Spat Former White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said he regrets losing his cool during an explosive 2010 White House staff meeting, in which he reportedly shouted profanities about the first lady. Gibbs downplayed the blowup, reported in a new book by New York Times correspondent Jodi Kantor, saying in a written statement today, “in any high-pressure work environment there are occasional arguments and disagreements and that is certainly true of the White House. I regret speaking in anger and regret that this disagreement became so public.” The incident followed reports that Michelle...
  • Another Obama donor convicted of fraud

    12/30/2011 5:43:28 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/30/2011 | Tina Korbe
    File this one under culture of corruption. Obama supporters just can’t seem to stay out of trouble, can they? This latest scandal involves a former Tarheels basketball player and a $21 million bank fraud scheme. New York Daily News reports: Courtney Dupree was convicted of vastly overstating the billings of his Long Island City-based lighting company GDC Acquisitions in order to fraudulently obtain a loan from Amalgamated Bank.Dupree, 42, sat stone-faced as the verdict was read in Brooklyn Federal Court. He faces up to 30 years in prison and has to pay back at least $18 million. …Dupree, who attended...
  • Bipartisan Agreement: Obama Isn’t Schmoozing

    12/29/2011 9:10:10 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 15 replies · 1+ views
    NYT ^ | 12-28-11 | Helene Cooper
    WASHINGTON — Air Force One had just landed in Manchester, N.H., on a brisk Tuesday morning last month when President Obama made an admission to Valerie B. Jarrett, his close friend and senior adviser. “I just called Reggie,” Mr. Obama said. It was his first domestic trip without Reggie Love, the former Duke University basketball player who had been his constant companion and presidential “body man” until he left in November to study for his M.B.A. full time. “I miss him,” the president confessed. More noteworthy than Mr. Obama’s spending the short flight calling his longtime aide is what he...
  • The 5th Column in the U.S.

    11/20/2011 3:59:02 PM PST · by FreeKeys · 35 replies
    BigGovernment ^ | 11/20/11 | John Loudon
    “Workers of the World Unite” Karl Marx, the infamous German political philosopher had a vision. Marx, together with Joseph Engles predicted and even called for the dismantling of capitalist economic systems worldwide into a socialist and ultimately classless communist World. 24thState will be asking the question of the late Mr. Marx, “How is that working out for you?” CP USA In a series of columns, we will expose the 5th column in the United States. We will name names and expose the ties from David Axelrod, who just visited St. Louis referring to some GOP presidential contenders as “nutty folks“,...
  • Obama’s Friends Form Strategy to Stay Close

    11/09/2011 8:39:07 AM PST · by george76 · 3 replies
    ny times ^ | December 13, 2008 | JODI KANTOR
    Barack Obama’s three closest friends — Valerie Jarrett, Martin Nesbitt and Dr. Eric Whitaker — sat down in the study of Mr. Nesbitt’s house in Chicago for one of their increasingly frequent heart-to-hearts. ... In the presidential campaign, the Obamas had a “no new friends” rule, surrounding themselves with a coterie of familiar faces. Even if the Obamas lift that rule in Washington, newcomers are unlikely to replicate the intensity of this group’s ties, formed over more than a decade ... They vacationed together: in December, with the Obamas in Hawaii; in August, with Ms. Jarrett on Martha’s Vineyard. Mr....
  • Obama’s Significant Others: Valerie Jarrett and Penny Pritzker

    11/08/2011 9:40:55 PM PST · by george76 · 11 replies
    Yahoo ^ | Nov 3, 2011 | Anthony Ventre
    One of the more interesting questions bound to come up during the 2012 elections is whether President Barack Obama can reclaim the liberal American Jewish donor base that helped him so much in 2008. ... Among noted Chicagoans who contribute to Obama's success is senior advisor Valerie Jarrett. Of the people managing President Obama's political affairs, Jarrett is perhaps the person Obama has known longest and relied upon the most. Political folklore has it that the president met wife Michelle when he went to Jarrett's office looking for a job. Before Valerie Jarrett came to work for Obama, she was...
  • Bill Daley: I'm leaving White House after Obama re-election

    10/11/2011 12:06:57 PM PDT · by Thebaddog · 34 replies
    Chicag Tribune ^ | 10.11.11 | Katherine Skiba
    WASHINGTON — White House chief of staff William Daley has told President Barack Obama he will stay until after the 2012 re-election campaign but then wants to go home to Chicago, a senior administration official said today. Daley, formerly an executive at JPMorgan Chase, became Obama’s top aide in January. He is the brother and son of former Chicago mayors. Daley’s plans were first reported Monday by Mary Ann Ahern of WMAQ-Channel 5 in Chicago. The chief of staff said: “I made a commitment to the president through his re-election, which I’m confident he will do, and then my wife...
  • School Kid from Queens, Valerie Jarrett: Rich are Greedy; Government is Good

    09/30/2011 2:04:35 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | September 30, 2011 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: From Judicial Watch: "In its quest to promote taxpayer-funded entitlement programs, the Obama Administration has actually rewarded one state with a $5 million bonus for its efficiency in adding food-stamp recipients to already bulging rolls. It’s part of the administration’s campaign to eradicate 'food insecure households' by improving access and increasing participation in the government’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)," or food stamps. "This week Oregon officials bragged that the USDA has given the state $5 million in 'performance bonuses' for ensuring that people eligible for food benefits receive them and for its 'swift processing of applications.'...
  • Solyndra Executive Has ‘Responsibility’ to Clam Up, Says Attorney ( Valerie Jarrett mentioned )

    09/29/2011 7:36:27 AM PDT · by george76 · 25 replies
    Yahoo ^ | Sep 24, 2011 | Anthony Ventre
    Thugs in suits, I was thinking. What did they do with over half a billion bucks of taxpayer money? With that kind of score, why would some dumb criminal even think of robbing a liquor store, a drug store, or even a bank? The real money is in white-collar capers, with special treatment and little chance of arrest. All you've got to do is send a team of grifters to the offices of Obama administration adviser Valerie Jarrett and the bucks will be delivered to your bank account with thanks from a grateful administration. ... whoever agreed to put the...
  • Jarrett: No Jobs Bill Yet; "President Is Going To Draft The Legislation"

    09/11/2011 8:53:28 PM PDT · by Attention Surplus Disorder · 50 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | September 10, 2011 | Valerie Jarrett
    Jarrett: No Jobs Bill Yet; "President Is Going To Draft The Legislation" Valerie Jarrett, White House senior adviser, talks with Rachel Maddow about the significance of President Obama's jobs plan to his presidency and what his plan is for its passage. Jarrett implies the complete jobs bill has not been fully written yet, however it will be by next week and the President will submit it to Congress for cost scoring. "Congress should pass this bill right now," Jarrett said on MSNBC. No more than one minute later, Jarrett said the White House is still writing the bill and it...
  • Barack Obama and Valerie Jarrett: Brought Together by Fickle Fate, or Something More?

    08/15/2011 11:09:43 PM PDT · by Nachum · 41 replies · 1+ views
    Trevor Loudon ^ | 8/15/11 | Trevor
    Henry Wallace’s Progressive Party of the 1940s was nothing but a tool the Communist Party USA – and by extension, the Soviet Union. Today’s Democratic Party is also heavily infiltrated by the now pro Chinese Communist Party USA and their almost as equally extreme comrades from Democratic Socialists of America. Here’s an interesting picture from the 1940s. Henry Wallace chatting with Chicago journalist and Progressive Party supporter Vernon Jarrett. It turns out that around this time Vernon Jarrett was a leader of the Chicago chapter of American Youth for Democracy – the youth wing of the Communist Party. Chicago communist...
  • Obama's Ministers of Culture and Agitprop

    07/19/2011 10:20:53 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    Town Hall ^ | 7/19/11 | Michelle Malkin
    Immediately after President Obama took office, his Hollywood benefactors clamored for the creation of a "Secretary of Culture." Tinseltown was disappointed with the administration's crony arts czar choice (Chicago lawyer Kareem Dale), but left-wing artists and entertainers have now been mollified. Instead of one government-supported arts czar, the White House has designated an entire herd of them. On Tuesday, as part of Obama's "Winning the Future" initiative, the president designated members of the liberal activist group Creative Coalition as official "America's Champions of Change for the Arts." This is the latest in a series of "public engagement" efforts overseen by...
  • OBAMA SCREAMS AT STAFF: “What the F**k Was That?” After Netanyahu Meeting

    06/12/2011 11:34:19 AM PDT · by SanFranDan · 329 replies
    GatewayPundit ^ | 6/12/11 | Jim Hoft
    Body language expert Tanya Reiman told Bill O’Reilly recently that Obama lied – He was no friend of Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu. Reiman said that Obama had “contempt in his eyes” and displayed it with his body language when he was with Benjamin Netanyahu. It was obvious. Narcissists don’t like being challenged. Now we know the rest of the story…Obama went into a rage after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu lectured him on his suicide plan for Israel. NewsFavor reported, via Doug Ross: Shortly after the photo-op meeting and “working lunch” with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the one that...
  • The Ulsterman Report: Valerie Jarrett's Plan for Obama in 2011

    12/29/2010 2:15:48 PM PST · by ebysan · 32 replies · 8+ views
    http://www.newsflavor.com ^ | 12/29/2010 | Ulsterman
    The Ulsterman Report: Valerie Jarrett’s Plans for Obama in 2011 President Obama’s closest and most powerful political adviser plans to increasingly move Obama out of the Oval Office – and perhaps out of the way? The latest rumors coming from inside The Beltway tell of top Obama administration adviser Valerie Jarrett, having successfully solidified her power within the Oval Office, giving indications President Obama will be spending even less time at the White House and more time in campaign mode in 2011. It has been repeated often that Obama cares far less for the job of governing than he does...
  • Triumph and Tragedy: Towards a Carthaginian Peace

    05/06/2011 2:28:07 PM PDT · by PBRCat · 12 replies
    Chicago Daily Observer ^ | May 6, 2011 | Daniel J. Kelley
    While I generally agree with the decision not to permit Bin Laden’s burial place to become a memorial shrine which could be visited by his radical adherents, I do question the decision to accord him an “appropriate” Islamic funeral service before his remains were buried at sea. There were better alternatives. According to an apocryphal story, General John J. Pershing, dealt more harshly with hostile Muslims. During an insurrection in the Philippines, “Black Jack” was tasked with the job of pacifying the Moro Province, a stronghold of Muslim rebels. As a means of suppressing the rebels, captured guerilla terrorists, subject...
  • TRENDING: Calls for Obama's academic records blasted as 'nonsense'

    04/28/2011 9:57:49 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 68 replies · 1+ views
    CNN ^ | 28 Apr 2011 | CNN Political Unit
    Washington (CNN) – Senior White House adviser Valerie Jarrett referred to calls for the president to release his academic records as "nonsense" Thursday. The suggested disclosure came Wednesday from real estate mogul Donald Trump after the so-called "birther" debate caused the president to release the long-form version of his birth certificate. Standing on a tarmac Wednesday in New Hampshire, Trump said "word is he (Obama) wasn't a very good student." "I'd like to know how does he get into Harvard, how does he get into Columbia if he isn't a very good student," Trump said. But Jarrett dismissed the remark...
  • Valerie Jarrett: Obama Not Releasing College Records

    04/28/2011 1:04:10 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 56 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | April 28, 2011 | RealClearPolitics
    "He's almost 50 years old and he's president of the United States and I don't think anybody would debate his intelligence and so now we need to get serious ... let's just get serious and get back to focusing on what's important," senior Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett said on The Joe Madison Show this morning.
  • Is Obama Bribing the States on Eligibility?

    03/12/2011 9:54:29 PM PST · by thecodont · 83 replies
    drkatesview ^ | March 11, 2011 | drkate
    Continuing to thwart the United States Constitution and the people’s will, the Obama-Jarrett administration appears to be bribing the states considering eligibility legislation. Already Georgia* and New Hampshire’s eligibility bills will be postponed to 2013, clearly to protect Obama. And although there are signs of improvement in the language of the Arizona bill, what do you want to bet that will be postponed too? The way the bribe is being set up only reinforces our own research that Congress is engaged in the cover up of the usurpation. The goal is to reduce or threaten federal funding for key infrastructure...
  • Fox News Anchor Gives Major Eye Roll (W/Video)

    03/01/2011 12:06:56 PM PST · by patriotgal71 · 4 replies
    Three Fingers of Politics ^ | 3/1/2011 | SkinnieMinnie
    Fox News anchor Gregg Jarrett wore his emotions on his sleeve during this past Sunday’s broadcast of “America News Headquarters.” Jarrett was visibly frustrated when co-host Heather Childers tried to reign in guests Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) and Eliot Engel (D-NY). Blackburn and Engel were in a heated exchange over government spending and the upcoming congressional resolution and were prompted multiple times by Childers about the segment’s impending cessation. After the “Extreme Weather Center” graphic, viewers are treated to Jarrett’s flagrant disgust with the guests’ behavior.
  • The president's right-hand woman

    02/23/2011 8:41:41 AM PST · by opentalk · 16 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | February 19, 2011 | Christi Parsons
    WASHINGTON--It was all in a recent day's work for Valerie Jarrett. She reassured Jewish leaders about White House strategy on Egypt, helped the First Lady sync her spring agenda with her husband's, ushered a former Fed chairman into the Oval Office, soothed Rev. Al Sharpton's concerns about education policy and took a stroll with President Obama across Lafayette Park to patch things up with some irritated CEOs. The schedule illustrates why no one else in the White House now has a range of responsibilities equal to Jarrett's. When Obama took office she was the least seen of his four senior...
  • As Obama's staff shifts, one aide holds fast

    02/20/2011 10:16:43 PM PST · by Kozel89 · 13 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | 2/19/2011 | Christi Parsons
    > > The schedule illustrates that no one else in the White House now has a range of responsibilities equal to Jarrett's. When Obama took office, she was the least seen of his four senior advisors. Now Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, chief political strategist David Axelrod and Press Secretary Robert Gibbs have all departed. Jarrett, 54, remains, picking up new duties from each of them. Long the closest personal confidant of Barack and Michelle Obama, she is steadily becoming more visible at the president's side. New Chief of Staff Bill Daley may be the White House major-domo, but when...
  • The Muslim Brotherhood's Long-Standing War On The West (US Politicians)

    02/02/2011 10:18:40 PM PST · by bronxville · 148 replies
    US Politicians Duped By The Brotherhood In the United States, one individual maintained a pretense of "moderation" which would later embarrass the left and the right. According to the testimony of Dr. Michael Waller to the US Senate Committee on the Judiciary, Abdurahman Alamoudi was a member of the Muslim Brotherhood. A man born in Eritrea in 1951, he arrived in the US in 1979 and became a naturalized US citizen on May 23, 1996. From 1985 onwards he became involved in many Muslim groups. In 1990 he founded the Washington DC-based American Muslim Council (AMC), which Waller states "has...
  • Hawaii's Governor Manipulates Birthers

    02/06/2011 1:12:17 AM PST · by speciallybland · 126 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 02/06/2011 | Andrew Walden
    Hawaii's newly elected "DSA-er Democrat" Governor Neil "I am not a socialist" Abercrombie is the birthers' best friend -- and many commentators in Hawaii and across the nation are becoming increasingly annoyed by his antics. In two recent interviews, with just a few anti-birthy words in December 24 and January 18 interviews magnified and distorted by the national and international media, Abercrombie has succeeded in raising birtherism from the dead. And both he and President Barack Obama are very pleased with the opportunity to shift political discussion away from the thumping Obama took in the November midterms.
  • Is McLachlan In Direct Communication With Birther Mothership?

    02/05/2011 4:35:15 PM PST · by FreeAtlanta · 100 replies
    Hartford Courant ^ | 02/04/2011 | Jim Shea
    Birthers make up the extreme right wing of the extreme right wing of the extremely right wing right wingers. You just can't get any farther out on the fringes than these folks and still be able to dip a toe in reality. Birthers make the people who feared the "New World Order," and saw black government helicopters everywhere seem almost normal. Actually, these folks are of a similar mindset, only the conspiracy theory has changed. posted using frpa
  • Valerie Jarrett to uniformed general: More wine, garçon!

    02/02/2011 7:08:56 AM PST · by Weird Tolkienish Figure · 26 replies
    In Washington, bigwigs can misspeak and misstep a million times without drawing attention. And then there are the seemingly harmless moments that stick to a person like super glue: Joe Wilson barking “You lie!”; Jesse Jackson mumbling into a hot mic that he wants to castrate Barack Obama; Dan Quayle trying to spell things.
  • Valerie Jarrett to uniformed general: More wine, garçon!

    02/01/2011 6:45:56 PM PST · by Allthegoodusernamesaregone · 49 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 02/01/2011 | Mike Riggs
    In Washington, bigwigs can misspeak and misstep a million times without drawing attention. And then there are the seemingly harmless moments that stick to a person like super glue: Joe Wilson barking “You lie!”; Jesse Jackson mumbling into a hot mic that he wants to castrate Barack Obama; Dan Quayle trying to spell things. Like coal crushed into diamonds by the pressure of a million eyeballs, such moments are forever. During an exclusive dinner hosted Monday by the Alfalfa Club, Obama adviser Valerie Jarret had just such a moment. And were it not for an irritated tipster, Jarret might have...
  • Jarrett: Obama thinks Illinois court acted stupidly, or something (video)

    01/25/2011 8:22:18 AM PST · by Nachum · 15 replies
    hot air ^ | 1/25/11 | Ed Morrissey
    Apparently, the White House has forgotten the lesson of the Beer Summit and the fallout from Obama’s ignorance in his SCOTUS SOTU Scolding last year. That lesson should have been that the President should either wait to see the evidence and the law before opining on legal matters outside of his jurisdiction, or better yet, keep his mouth shut altogether. Valerie Jarrett tells George Stephanopoulos this morning that President Obama thinks the Illinois appellate court got it wrong, and that Rahm Emanuel should have been left on the ballot despite not having lived in Chicago for the required year: Stephanopoulos:...
  • Obama Wants Tax Cuts for Wealthiest Americans Ended in 2012, Jarrett Says (Why not now?)

    12/26/2010 11:36:19 AM PST · by Libloather · 27 replies · 1+ views
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    Link only - Obama Wants Tax Cuts for Wealthiest Americans Ended in 2012, Jarrett Says
  • White House Insider: Jarrett…is the president

    12/17/2010 8:38:29 PM PST · by Bush_Democrat · 66 replies
    NewsFlavor ^ | 12/17//2010 | Ulsterman
    Despite a busy and complicated schedule, our D.C. Insider manages to give us some emailed responses to a few questions posed to them recently. Read more: http://newsflavor.com/politics/world-politics/white-house-insider-jarrett-is-the-president/#ixzz18QxKWPje
  • Entrepreneurship, Obama-Style

    11/23/2010 2:30:51 AM PST · by Scanian · 7 replies
    The American Thinker Blog ^ | November 23, 2010 | Peter Wilson
    Valerie Jarrett recently posted a blog entry at Whitehouse.gov titled "Celebrating National Entrepreneurs' Day," a reference to the Presidential Proclamation last week announcing both a Day and a Week to celebrate the American capitalist: "Entrepreneurs embody the promise that lies at the heart of America -- that if you have a good idea and work hard enough, the American dream is within your reach." What's going on here? Valerie Jarrett, the Senior Advisor to the President, "Barack's Rock" as Vogue magazine put it, is suddenly a booster for capitalism after a lifetime of mingling with the anti-capitalist Chicago left? Jarrett...
  • Video--the FBI mole, Valerie Jarrett, and the Chicago political mob

    11/18/2010 10:10:32 PM PST · by Nachum · 71 replies
    examiner.com ^ | 11/18/10 | Anthony G. Martin
    New information has been uncovered by investigators delving into the looming White House/Department of Justice/Chicago political mob scandal. My latest video, posted in the left column, provides the details. Several items are worth noting. First, the New Black Panther voter intimidation case at the Department of Justice is only the tip of the iceberg. There is good reason and evidence to suspect that the Democratic Party has engaged in nationwide voter fraud and election tampering on a scale never before seen in American politics. The players allegedly involved are named in the video. Second, a separate scandal is developing regarding...
  • At W.H., the spin doctors hide (too chicken to face the media!)

    11/02/2010 5:36:07 PM PDT · by milwguy · 1 replies
    politico ^ | 11/02/2010 | abby phillip
    President Obama’s team of spokespeople stayed holed up in the White House on Tuesday as Democrats braced for a shellacking at the polls. The White House says no one from the West Wing plans to spin Tuesday night’s election results, which are likely to confirm forecasts of deep losses to the Democratic majorities in the House and the Senate. Press secretary Robert Gibbs and senior advisers Valerie Jarrett, Melody Barnes and David Axelrod were all absent from network television, and as polls close across the country, they are expected to stay out of the public eye. According to a spokesman,...
  • Valerie Jarrett: We completely understand this voter anger — about the Bush-driven recession

    10/22/2010 12:48:58 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 45 replies · 1+ views
    Hot Air ^ | October 21, 2010 | Allahpundit
    Alternate headline: “Valerie Jarrett completely misunderstands voter anger.” If you don’t have time to watch this now, no worries: You’ll be hearing the same talking point verbatim on the morning of November 3. The electorate is as gung ho for Hopenchange as ever, it’s just that this darned economy, which the Democrats have absolutely nothing to do with, has voters feeling anxious and angry and, well, darned peevish towards the president. And as we all know, peevish voters don’t really count: “What about all those angry tea partiers, though?” you ask. The key word is “angry.” Angry people aren’t enthusiastic;...
  • The Root Interview: Valerie Jarrett on Blacks and Obama

    10/21/2010 8:14:30 AM PDT · by sinanju · 7 replies
    The Root ^ | October 18, 2010 | Cord Jefferson
    She is a senior adviser to the president and a trusted confidant. Here's what Jarrett told The Root about Obama's outreach to black voters, what his administration has done to help blacks thus far and what mistakes were made...
  • Obama Aide Valerie Jarrett's Advice to Boss: 'Stay the Course and Know It Will Get Better'

    10/17/2010 8:07:54 AM PDT · by Thebaddog · 25 replies
    Politics Daily ^ | 10.17.10 | Mary C. Curtis
    Valerie Jarrett has stayed as others in the Obama administration have planned their departures to places such as Chicago or Harvard. None of the others have Jarrett's job history with Barack Obama. Now, with a tough mid-term election closing in, what advice does this senior White House adviser and assistant to the president have for the person she has been a friend to for 19 years, since before he was elected state senator in Illinois? "To stay the course and to know that it will get better," she said in an interview Friday. "He's a student of history, so he...
  • White House Adviser Valerie Jarrett Apologizes for Calling Homosexuality 'Lifestyle Choice'

    10/14/2010 1:15:02 PM PDT · by truthandlife · 66 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/14/10
    White House senior adviser Valerie Jarrett apologized to the gay community Thursday after she referred to homosexuality as a "lifestyle choice" during a discussion about the wave of recent teen suicides. "I meant no disrespect to the LGBT community, and I apologize to any who have taken offense at my poor choice of words," Jarrett said in a written statement. The Obama confidante made the off-hand comment in an interview Wednesday with The Washington Post. She was talking about a speech she delivered Saturday to the Human Rights Campaign, a gay rights group, on teens who've killed themselves after being...
  • Obama taps Chicago's John W. Rogers Jr to chair President's Advisory Council on Financial Capability

    10/13/2010 7:25:18 AM PDT · by maggief · 20 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | October 13, 2010 | Lynn Sweet
    WASHINGTON---President Obama tapped Chicagoan John W. Rogers Jr. to chair the new President's Advisory Council on Financial Capability--an outstanding choice given the years Rogers has worked in finance--and most important in these times, financial literacy, a special interest of Rogers. HOW ROGERS FITS IN THE OBAMA WORLD: Rogers is a key figure in the Obama saga. When the basketball playing Chicago native was at Princeton, he helped recruit Craig Robinson--Michelle Obama's brother--to the school. Robinson wrote in his memoir, "A Game of Character," that Rogers, as captain of Princeton's basketball team has "irrepressible energy level and enthusiasm." Mrs. Obama followed...
  • Equality -- or Freedom?

    09/24/2010 10:20:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 24, 2010 | Pat Buchanan
    If you would understand why America has lost the dynamism she had in the 1950s and 1960s, consider the new Paycheck Fairness Act passed by the House 256 to 162. The need for such a law, writes Valerie Jarrett, the ranking woman in Barack Obama's White House, is that "working women are still paid only 77 cents for every dollar earned by a man." But why is that a concern of the U.S. government, and where is the empirical evidence that an inequality of pay between the sexes is proof of sexist hostility to women? On average, Asians earn more...
  • Closing the wage gap: It's a matter of survival for working families (Valerie Jarrett alert)

    09/18/2010 1:38:37 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 40 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 17, 2010 | Valerie Jarrett
    America first put an equal-pay law on the books in 1963, when women earned 59 cents for every dollar earned by a man. While this legislation was landmark at the time, its core provisions require updating if it is to fulfill its promise. Nearly 50 years later, the wage gap has narrowed by only 18 cents. Despite news reports that the gap narrowed in the last year, the census report released Thursday showed otherwise. Working women are still paid only 77 cents for every dollar earned by a man -- and are paid less than men even when they have...
  • The View's Hasselbeck Pummels Valerie Jarrett on Economy; Liberal Co-hosts Repeatedly Change

    09/14/2010 7:24:13 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 9/14/10 | Alex Fitzsimmons
    Interviewing White House senior adviser Valerie Jarrett yesterday, The View's liberal co-hosts repelled Elisabeth Hasslebeck's tough questions on President Obama's failed economic agenda by changing the subject and ignoring their conservative colleague's criticism.Refuting the claim that the economy is "certainly moving in the right direction" despite dismal unemployment numbers, Hasselbeck asked Jarrett if Obama's $50 billion infrastructure bill represents an "admittance of failure on the $800 billion stimulus bill that didn't seem to work." To sidestep Hasselbeck's question, Jarrett invoked incredulity, flawed statistics, and historical revisionism:
  • Star Attorney's Reputation Is on the Line in Blago Trial (more Fitzmas ?)

    08/15/2010 12:37:15 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 36 replies
    AOL News ^ | 8-15-10 | Allen Lengel
    When he announced the charges in late 2008, Chicago's U.S. attorney, Patrick Fitzgerald, came at Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich with all the bravado of Eliot Ness going after Al Capone in the movie "The Untouchables." He told a throng of reporters that Blagojevich had embarked on a "corruption crime spree" and added, with a touch of the melodramatic, that the Democratic governor's crimes "would make Lincoln turn over in his grave." Blagojevich responded by hitting the talk show circuit, calling the charges unfounded and criticizing Fitzgerald. U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald, shown here in June, is seen as a "prosecutor's prosecutor"...
  • Obama used SEIU official to deal with Blago, refused to disclose to feds

    07/21/2010 10:02:25 AM PDT · by Philo1962 · 15 replies · 1+ views
    Chicago Examiner ^ | July 21, 2010 | Jim Davis
    As federal prosecutors rested their case at 5:00 PM Tuesday in the corruption trial of impeached Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich, it appeared that in the days following the 2008 election, President-elect Barack Obama had been drawn closer than ever to making a deal with Blagojevich regarding his Senate seat. But it also became clear that in reporting contacts with Blagojevich to federal authorities, Obama concealed a phone call and a face-to-face meeting between Blagojevich and one of Obama's spokesmen. Blagojevich is on trial for seeking personal compensation -- either money, or employment for himself (such as a Cabinet appointment) --...