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Valerie Jarrett

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  • 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....
  • 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...
  • News Corp. hires Toni Cook Bush to oversee lobbying after split

    News Corp. hires Toni Cook Bush to oversee lobbying after split
    News Corp. has hired a D.C. heavyweight to handle its lobbying efforts on Capitol Hill after it becomes primarily a newspaper publishing company. Antoniette "Toni" Cook Bush will join News Corp. next month as its executive vice president and global head...
  • 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...
  • 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:...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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......
  • 'The Obamas' a portrait of their evolution inside the White House

    'The Obamas' a portrait of their evolution inside the White House
    Hope is easier to embrace than reality. That is one of the themes of Jodi Kantor's new book, "The Obamas," which tells the story of the first couple's arrival in the White House and their subsequent struggles to adapt to Washington and its ways while...