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Valerie Jarrett

WATCH: White House Advisor Blasts Michelle Obama's Heckler

The Huffington Post | Ryan Buxton | Posted 06.07.2013 | Politics

White House Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett appeared on HuffPost Live Thursday in conjunction with her appearance at The Third Metric, The Huffington P...

Emily Peck

2 Key Ways To Get Ahead At Work | Emily Peck | Posted 06.06.2013 | Business

NEW YORK -- Years ago, Valerie Jarrett was at a meeting with her then-boss, Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley, and all she could think about was getting ...

Valerie Jarrett: Eric Holder Not Going Anywhere

The Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 06.06.2013 | Politics

White House Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett offered a full endorsement of Attorney General Eric Holder Thursday, telling HuffPost Live host Marc Lamont...

WATCH: Valerie Jarrett Speaks At 'Third Metric'

HuffPost Live | Posted 06.06.2013 | Women

'Third Metric' conference begins!...

Molly O'Toole

White House Wades Into Military Sexual Assault Controversy | Molly O'Toole | Posted 05.10.2013 | Politics

The White House delved further into the controversy over sexual assaults in the U.S. military Thursday, meeting with members of Congress in the wake o...

Young Women Don't Think They Want to Run

Kate Farrar | Posted 07.01.2013 | College
Kate Farrar

Women make up only 18.3 percent of Congress, ranking us 77th in the world for gender representation in politics. And that's not going to improve unless we take a hard look at why even today's young women demonstrate a political ambition gap.

Women Who Will: Valerie Jarrett Announced as Wellesley College Commencement Speaker

Gabrielle Linnell | Posted 06.12.2013 | College
Gabrielle Linnell

The room bubbled over with sounds of seniors (seniors!) chatting and drinking champagne as we waited for the announcement of the night: the speaker at the 135th commencement exercises at Wellesley College sending forth the class of 2013 into the world.

Look Who Stepped Out To See Her Favorite Band!

Posted 03.08.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Grammy-winning gospel group Sweet Honey in the Rock have a very famous and loyal fan in Michelle Obama. The First Lady stopped by the Ho...

My Inaugural Inauguration

Jake_Reiner | Posted 03.25.2013 | College

Syracuse University's S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications has revealed a passion within me for journalism and reporting that reached its highest peak this past weekend in Washington, D.C.

Beyonce Singing Two National Anthems But President Obama Only Listening to One

Rebecca Sive | Posted 03.20.2013 | Politics
Rebecca Sive

Apparently the president prefers strategizing the game in the boys' locker room, notwithstanding that, during the fall 2012 campaign, he bragged he would do otherwise, no assist needed: "We don't have to order up some binders to find qualified, talented, driven young women...."

Obama Adviser Heckled By Climate Activist

Posted 11.30.2012 | Green

White House Senior Adviser Valerie Jarrett was heckled during a speech on Friday by an activist demanding that President Barack Obama do more to addre...

Michael Calderone

Obama Aide Denies Reporter's Claim Of Being Kicked Out Of DNC | Michael Calderone | Posted 09.06.2012 | Media

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Valerie Jarrett, a top adviser to President Barack Obama, denies journalist Michael Tracey's claim that she or her staff had him re...

The Hand That Rocks the White House

Mindy Utay | Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics
Mindy Utay

She protects. She soothes. She guides and encourages. She's a safe harbor in times of stress or duress. She's... Valerie Jarrett. In last Saturday's...

Jennifer Bendery

Valerie Jarrett: Business Community Has 'Great Deal Of Confidence' In Obama | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 09.04.2012 | Politics

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- White House senior adviser Valerie Jarrett said while it may be true that the financial industry isn't giving as much money to Pres...

White House Outreach to HBCUs is Clear; Will Public Support Follow in 2012?

Jarrett L. Carter | Posted 07.17.2012 | Black Voices
Jarrett L. Carter

It's clear that the White House acknowledges the value and political clout of the HBCU community. The Obama administration has quietly worked to address some pressing needs of the HBCU community, while stopping short of the president wearing a Hillman College sweatshirt to his weekly press briefings.

Just Plain Wrong: House Republican Bill Undermines the Violence Against Women Act

Valerie Jarrett | Posted 07.16.2012 | Politics
Valerie Jarrett

A bill being considered in the House today seeks to roll back existing protection that keep women safe from the threat of violence. That is just plain wrong. Keeping women safe isn't about which political party you support -- it's about protecting basic human rights.

Mother Knows Best

Barbara Lee | Posted 07.09.2012 | Women
Barbara Lee

Our research tells us women need to be asked between three and seven times to run for office. Men don't wait to be asked. So ladies, consider this your first ask.

Does The Obama Administration Support SNDA?

Ian Thompson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Ian Thompson

While federal laws currently protect students on the basis of their race, color, sex, religion, disability, or national origin, no federal statute explicitly protects students on the basis of actual or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity. The Student Non-Discrimination Act would do just that.

Trymaine Lee

Melody Barnes, Former Adviser To President Obama, Talks Life Outside The Bubble | Trymaine Lee | Posted 02.24.2012 | Black Voices

On her last day at the White House, Melody Barnes finished packing up what was left of the mementos she’d gathered over the past three years. She tu...

Amanda Terkel

President Obama Tries Out State Of The Union Jobs Theme With Local Leaders | Amanda Terkel | Posted 01.21.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Obama and two top White House advisers held a conference call with state and local officials Friday evening, previewing the th...

PHOTOS: Valerie Jarrett's Coat Puts Her Back On Our Fashion Radar

The Huffington Post | Ellie Krupnick | Posted 01.05.2012 | Style

We love a good three-piece suit or tuxedo, but we have to admit: menswear looks, especially in the conservative sartorial scene that is Washington D.C...

Women's Issues Are America's Issues

Valerie Jarrett | Posted 01.11.2012 | Women
Valerie Jarrett

Continuing our journey toward a more perfect union won't be easy. It never is. But as women throughout our country fight for change -- for equal rights and equal opportunity -- the White House will be a partner in their work.

The Promise of Obama's Second Term

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 12.12.2011 | Politics
Hoyt Hilsman

While the President's failings in the first term have been well chronicled, what are the chances for a different, more successful second term in the White House?

Lucia Graves

Energy Dept. 'Not Poised To Approve' Second Solyndra Loan | Lucia Graves | Posted 12.05.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- The Department of Energy considered granting Solyndra a second loan even as the company's dire financial situation became increasingly a...

Obama Staff Profiles: Valerie Jarrett

The Relentless Conservative | Posted 11.29.2011 | Politics
The Relentless Conservative

Like the original "Kingmaker" of the 15th century's War of the Roses, who 'made' Richard III, Valerie Jarrett plays the same role to Barack Hussein Obama.