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Valerie Jarrett

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  • 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...
  • '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...
  • Executive Profile: Martin Nesbitt, the first friend

    Executive Profile: Martin Nesbitt, the first friend
    Chicago businessman Martin Nesbitt will sit on the dais in front of the U.S. Capitol on Monday as his best friend is inaugurated president of the United States. The two men — successful African-American leaders who share a record of high...
  • Obama's lean into GOP territory

    Obama's lean into GOP territory
    Who are these guys? Barack Obama and his agents are looking more and more like Mitt Romney and the Republicans that Team Obama maligned to win the presidential election. I'm not just talking about last week's gone-viral Oval Office photo of senior...
  • 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...
  • Michelle Obama to attend funeral for Hadiya Pendleton

    Michelle Obama to attend funeral for Hadiya Pendleton
    WASHINGTON -- First lady Michelle Obama plans to attend Saturday’s funeral in Chicago for 15-year-old Hadiya Pendleton, who was fatally shot last week about a mile from the Obama family’s Kenwood home Pendleton, an honor student and band...
  • Obamas trying to keep life normal as girls grow up 'before our very eyes'

    Obamas trying to keep life normal as girls grow up 'before our very eyes'
    WASHINGTON — When her father's second term as president is up, Malia Obama will be 18 and entering adulthood. She and her younger sister, Sasha, will have spent their formative years in the White House, a place their parents have attempted to...
  • Emanuel: Teachers strike 'not necessary'

    Emanuel: Teachers strike 'not necessary'
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Mayor Rahm Emanuel said today he didn't want to "set expectations" about whether Chicago teachers will strike next week, but he did say a walkout is "not necessary." “I believe if everybody stays at the table and works through...
  • Prosecutors begin attacking Blagojevich defense

    Prosecutors begin attacking Blagojevich defense
    Prosecutors in the corruption retrial of Rod Blagojevich wasted no time Tuesday trying to shoot holes in the defense strategy that the former governor was merely trying to cut a political deal, not sell a U.S. Senate seat, and was unaware that any of...
  • Blagojevich hit with 14-year prison sentence

    Blagojevich hit with 14-year prison sentence
    A contrite former Gov. Rod Blagojevich was sentenced Wednesday to 14 years in federal prison, capping one of the state's worst political scandals and humbling a controversial and defiant figure who rode into office as a champion of reform. The sentence...