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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......
  • '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...
  • 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...
  • Una cultura anti-acoso a lo Lady Gaga

    Lady Gaga visitó el martes la Casa Blanca para hablar sobre su trabajo en la prevención del acoso escolar. La cantante se reunió con personal del gobierno de Barack Obama con el fin de conversar sobre el tema, y después la asesora del presidente...
  • Top 10 Rejected "Operation Odyssey Dawn" Names (satire)

    Top 10 Rejected "Operation Odyssey Dawn" Names (satire)
    It's been revealed that the Obama administration named its war against Libya -- Operation Odyssey Dawn -- after a little-known album by English progressive rock band Yes.  But what hasn't been revealed are the names of other album titles seriously...
  • Old allies Rahm Emanuel and Rod Blagojevich in spotlight again

    Old allies Rahm Emanuel and Rod Blagojevich in spotlight again
    Rod Blagojevich and Rahm Emanuel were once very public allies, pushing prescription drug programs and school reform together as North Side Democrats whose careers were on the rise. Now the former governor is fighting to stay out of federal prison. And...
  • Blago lawyer: 'A tale of sound and fury, signifying nothing'

    Blago lawyer: 'A tale of sound and fury, signifying nothing'
    The prosecution of Rod Blagojevich is “a tale of sound and fury, signifying nothing,” a lawyer for the former governor told the jury during opening statements at his retrial, quoting Shakespeare and touching on a key theme for the defense....
  • 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...
  • Blago: Jackson as senator 'a repugnant thought'

    In the last undercover recording played today at Rod Blagojevich’s retrial, the alleged trade of campaign money for the appointment of U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. to a vacant Senate is first raised. It was before 8 a.m. on Nov. 12, 2008, and the...
  • Lawyer illness ends Blago retrial for week

    Lawyer illness ends Blago retrial for week
    A sick defense lawyer has unexpectedly ended proceedings for the day –- and the week -– at the retrial of former Governor Rod Blagojevich. Prosecutors quickly wrapped up their questioning of John Harris, a former Blagojevich chief of staff,...
  • Tough day for Blagojevich defense

    Tough day for Blagojevich defense
    After suffering through scores of sustained objections and several lectures Monday from the judge at Rod Blagojevich's retrial, the former governor's defense team saw their day go from bad to worse after the jury left the courtroom for the day. The...