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Valerie Jarrett

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  • Quinn plans to sign gay marriage bill before end of month

    Quinn plans to sign gay marriage bill before end of month
    Gov. Pat Quinn on Wednesday continued the victory lap one day after lawmakers sent him a measure to legalize gay marriage in Illinois, saying he plans to sign the bill into law before the end of the month.   The governor said the exact timing depends...
  • Obama Hosts Screening of 'Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom' at the White House

    President Barack Obama hosted a White House screening of "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom," with a small gathering that included Mandela's daughters, Zindzi and Zenani. Also in attendance was the movie's star Idris Elba, director Justin Chadwick,...
  • Reviews: 'Collision 2012' by Dan Balz and 'Double Down' by Mark Halperin and John Heilemann

    Reviews: 'Collision 2012' by Dan Balz and 'Double Down' by Mark Halperin and John Heilemann
    You'll be forgiven if you just aren't that into reliving the 2012 presidential election. As for looking toward the election coming up — in sooner-than-it-sounds 2016 — well, for some voters it's just a lot too early to be forced to think about...
  • Is Obamacare challenging enough yet for Obama?

    Two statements explain the huge failure of Obamacare. One is by President Barack Obama, the other is about him. The first was made in St. Paul, Minn., at the end of the 2008 primary campaign, when candidate Obama predicted that generations would look...
  • Garcetti calls for approval of L.A. River project during D.C. trip

    Garcetti calls for approval of L.A. River project during D.C. trip
    WASHINGTON — Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, on his first trip to the nation’s capital as the city’s chief executive, isn’t letting Washington’s preoccupation with budget deficits get in the way of his push for federal...
  • Obama's stand-up routine is laughable indeed

    President Obama was doing his favorite thing this week: talking to crowds of adoring young people who already agree with him while acting like he persuaded them about something. They also seemed to give Obama the impression that he's a really funny guy....
  • Why are we still fighting about whether women deserve equal pay?

    Why are we still fighting about whether women deserve equal pay?
    Happy Equal Pay Day. Happy what? According to the National Committee on Pay Equity, a coalition of women's groups, civil rights groups and labor unions, Equal Pay Day commemorates the continuing American gender wage gap. "This date," says the group,...
  • Aide brings Chavez family cred to Obama White House

    WASHINGTON -- When prominent Latino activists meet with President Obama, there’s one White House staff member present whom many of them have known since she was a child. Julie Chavez Rodriguez grew up handing out leaflets and knocking on doors...
  • Cesar Chavez's legacy is at work in the White House

    WASHINGTON — When prominent Latino activists meet with President Obama, there's one White House staff member present whom many of them have known since she was a child. Julie Chavez Rodriguez grew up handing out leaflets and knocking on doors with...
  • In Chicago for fundraisers, Obama speaks about Fort Hood incident

    In Chicago for fundraisers, Obama speaks about Fort Hood incident
    President Barack Obama stopped for a few hours in his hometown today, and what was supposed to be a quick visit for two Democratic fundraisers also included the president’s first opportunity to express concern over the shootings at Fort Hood....
  • Obama announces initiative for young black and Latino men

    Obama announces initiative for young black and Latino men
    WASHINGTON — After addressing the issue of race sparingly in his first term, President Obama on Thursday unveiled an initiative explicitly aimed at a group he says demands urgent attention — black and Latino young men. Obama announced a...