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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...