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Obama To Create Women's Council In The White House

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WASHINGTON — The White House plans to create a group of experts to advise President Barack Obama on women's issues.

Obama plans to name friend and senior adviser Valerie Jarrett as the head of the group. A White House spokeswoman says Obama official Tina Tchen (CHEN) will run the group's day-to-day operations.

White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki (SAHK-ee) says the creation of the group is timed to Women's History Month. Obama plans to sign the executive order creating the White House Council on Women and Girls on Wednesday.

The creation of the council was first reported on the Web site of The Washington Post.