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Valerie Jarrett

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  • Hadiya Pendleton funeral: 'I'm not worried about her soul'

    Hadiya Pendleton funeral: 'I'm not worried about her soul'
    Slain teen Hadiya Pendleton was remembered today as a laughing youth who brought love and happiness to all her family and friends. Despite the heavy security because of the attendance of first lady Michelle Obama and other dignitaries, Hadiya's funeral...
  • Hadiya Pendleton funeral: Joyous memories, bitter facts about gun violence

     Hadiya Pendleton funeral: Joyous memories, bitter facts about gun violence
    The funeral for Hadiya Pendleton on Saturday was a celebration of her life, just as her parents had wanted. But along with those moments of joyful remembrance, there was bitter awareness of the street violence that took her away. In the front row,...
  • Obama adviser hits South Side shops

    Valerie Jarrett, a senior adviser to President Barack Obama who grew up in Chicago, visited two South Side stores Saturday afternoon as part of a nationwide effort to support small businesses during the holiday shopping season. Jarrett stopped by...
  • First lady to attend slain girl's funeral

    First lady to attend slain girl's funeral
    The first lady, governor and mayor will attend Hadiya Pendleton's funeral Saturday, but the family of the slain teenager is determined to hold a service that looks past politics and celebrates the life of a 15-year-old girl lost to Chicago street...
  • Michelle Obama's nutrition campaign comes with political pitfalls

    WASHINGTON — Shortly after she launched her signature anti-obesity initiative more than three years ago, Michelle Obama signaled she would take on a contentious issue: advertising for snacks, soft drinks, sugary cereals and fast food aimed at...
  • Inaugural books

    Inaugural books
    There's been no shortage of books about President Barack Obama. Even before he became president, he had written an autobiography and had at least one biography written about him. Since his inauguration four years ago, though, the market has exploded...
  • On trip, Obama brings out the African in the American

    On trip, Obama brings out the African in the American
    DAR ES SALAAM (Reuters) - Midway through a three-country trip to Africa and shortly after an emotional tour of his hero Nelson Mandela's Robben Island prison cell, Barack Obama was greeted by another revered African leader, Desmond Tutu, with the words:...
  • Weeks in review

     
    A roundup of state and local news-review and weekly political chat shows. Descriptions provided by the broadcast outlets in most cases: Connected to Chicago(.mp3 file, right click to download) WLS-AM 890. Host Bill Cameron with Greg Hinz of Crain's...
  • 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,...
  • Hey! I made 'Best of the Web today!'

     
    On the Bulworth thread, a commenter asks if I'll be responding to James Taranto's blog item at the Wall Street Journal that mentions me. A bit. Here's the relevant passage and a few subsequent passages with my comments. There's been......
  • Blagojevich appeal: Judge was 'rubber stamp' for prosecution

    Blagojevich appeal: Judge was 'rubber stamp' for prosecution
    Lawyers for disgraced former Gov. Rod Blagojevich filed a long-awaited appeal of his conviction and 14-year sentence late Monday, arguing that U.S. District Judge James Zagel's "one-sided evidentiary rulings" favored prosecutors and that the stiff...