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Valerie Jarrett

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  • White House France state dinner guest list

    White House France state dinner guest list
    The White House has released this list of expected attendees at Tuesday’s state dinner in honor of France.  The President and Mrs. Obama His Excellency Francois Hollande, president of French Republic Mr. J.J. Abrams, Pacific Palisades, CA Ms....
  • Durbin joins Reid, opposes fast-track trade deals

    Durbin joins Reid, opposes fast-track trade deals
    — The U.S. Senate's top Democrat recently alarmed big business when he announced he would oppose a White House plan to "fast-track" trade deals. In a wide-ranging interview at the U.S. Capitol, the Senate's No. 2 ranking Democrat, Sen. Dick Durbin...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 'This Town' by Mark Leibovich explores the power and politics of Washington D.C.

    'This Town' by Mark Leibovich explores the power and politics of Washington D.C.
    Many years ago, I convinced the now-shuttered Chicago Daily News to send me from Chicago to Washington to join the paper's D.C. bureau. -------------------- This piece first ran in Printers Row Journal, delivered to Printers Row members with the...
  • Review: "American Masters: Billie Jean King"

    Although Billie Jean King is described as the first "sports figure" to be featured on "American Masters," her cultural influence obviously goes well beyond lobs and volleys, as this crisp 90-minute documentary makes clear. Timed to commemorate the 40th...
  • Review: Billie Jean King's story is about much more than tennis

     Review: Billie Jean King's story is about much more than tennis
    Forty years ago, Billie Jean King played Bobby Riggs in the most famous tennis match in American history. Dubbed "The Battle of the Sexes," it was as much a contest of ideologies as athleticism. King represented the fight for women's rights, and Riggs,...
  • Obama looks to Hollywood to help promote his healthcare law

    Obama looks to Hollywood to help promote his healthcare law
    Wedged into the blotter on Mike Farah's desk at the Funny or Die studios in Hollywood is an index card with a list — wrangling talent, polishing scripts and arranging shoots — long enough to keep the comedy website executive fully occupied....
  • The Beltway tweeter: Seduced, and skewered, by that little bird icon

    Live by the tweet, die by the Twitter sword. That’s Jofi Joseph’s fate. But he’s not the first — and he certainly won’t be the last — to perish from the wounds of 140-character cuts. Joseph, most recently a director...
  • 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...