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Valerie Jarrett Blasts 'Ridiculous' Women's Pay Inequality

HuffPost Live | Posted 06.24.2014 | Women

Valerie Jarrett is sick of the "ridiculous" gap between men's and women's salaries, and she told HuffPost Live that now is time for a change more than...

Kate Sheppard

White House Plans Another Big Climate Push

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 06.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -– One year after President Barack Obama rolled out his climate change action plan, the administration is putting fresh emphasis on its e...

Senior Obama Adviser: 'The Bear Has Cabin Fever'

AP | By NEDRA PICKLER | Posted 06.15.2014 | Politics

RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. (AP) — It's perhaps appropriate that President Barack Obama is vacationing this weekend in California, where the state flag fe...

Genealogy on TV: 28 Celebrities and Counting

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 06.05.2014 | Entertainment
Megan Smolenyak

A pair of Valeries: Valerie Bertinelli tapes for Who Do You Think You Are? in London and Senior Advisor to President Obama, Valerie Jarrett, learns ...

Valerie Jarrett: Immigration Promise 'Lost In Translation'

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 05.16.2014 | Politics

Senior White House adviser Valerie Jarrett took to Twitter on Friday to reject reports that the Obama administration has a commitment from House Speak...

A 21st Century Workplace for Today's Working Families

Valerie Jarrett | Posted 07.12.2014 | Politics
Valerie Jarrett

Our workplaces have yet to catch up by implementing policies which empower women, and provide flexibility for parents.

White House Urges Top Execs To Avoid Russian Economic Forum

AP | JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 05.06.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top executives at major United States companies are reconsidering or withdrawing their participation in a Russian international ec...

Laura Bassett

Why Valerie Jarrett Would Handle Her Daughter's College Application Process Differently Today

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 04.30.2014 | Politics

Looking back on it now, Valerie Jarrett would handle things differently when sending her daughter off to college. The senior adviser to the presid...

Laura Bassett

White House Steps Up Fight Against Campus Rape

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 04.30.2014 | Politics

Vice President Joe Biden spoke passionately on Tuesday about the Obama administration's latest efforts to spotlight and combat the sexual assault epid...

Obama To Grieve With Victims' Families At Fort Hood

Posted 06.09.2014 | Politics

By JOSH LEDERMAN, The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) -- Returning once again to a grief-stricken corner of America, President Barack Obama is rep...

Obama Announces New Plan To Improve Odds For Minority Boys

AP | JOSH LEDERMAN | Posted 02.27.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Long before he arrived at the White House, Barack Obama was the son of a single mother, challenged and tempted by the same societa...

Biden: 'I May Be A White Boy, But I Can Jump'

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 02.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Vice President Joe Biden and his wife, Dr. Jill Biden, hosted a reception honoring Black History Month at the Naval Observatory on Tuesd...

So, Mr. President, You Want a New Syria Policy?

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 02.18.2014 | Politics
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

Generating a General Assembly resolution to support humanitarian relief and encouraging states to pursue humanitarian remedies at least isolates Putin and Assad from the will of the world and yields at least broad moral authority to act.

Obama Nominates Diverse Set Of Judicial Candidates

AP | NEDRA PICKLER | Posted 02.05.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama nominated a diverse group of candidates Wednesday to be judges as the White House tries to address concerns...

Secret Iran Talks Leave Lawmakers Feeling Left In The Dark

AP | BRADLEY KLAPPER | Posted 12.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers are raising questions about the secret U.S. diplomacy with Iran that led to last month's nuclear breakthrough, demanding...

A Woman's Health Care Decisions Should Be in Her Own Hands, Not Her Boss's

Valerie Jarrett | Posted 01.26.2014 | Politics
Valerie Jarrett

No corporate entity should be in position to limit women's legal access to care, or to seize a controlling interest over the health care choices of women.

Secret Lovers?

Posted 12.03.2013 | Black Voices

After officially ending his fourth marriage to estranged millionaire wife, Sale Johnson, earlier this year, it appears Ahmad Rashad has moved on into ...

White House To Honor Breast Cancer Awareness Month

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 10.24.2013 | Politics

The White House and Naval Observatory will be lit pink Thursday night to honor Breast Cancer Awareness Month. In a Thursday White House blog, senio...

Investing In Women and Girls Is An Investment In Our Future

Valerie Jarrett | Posted 11.26.2013 | Impact
Valerie Jarrett

As an estimated one billion additional women enter the global workforce over the next decade, it will be the nations who invest in women's education, training and full inclusion in the workforce that find themselves in position to compete and lead the world economy.

Amanda Terkel

Big Progressive Group Launches Women's Initiative To Step Up Pressure On Lawmakers

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 09.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Progressive groups unveiled a major initiative on Wednesday to draw attention to challenges that women still face and to promote public ...

5 Reasons Why Women Fear Failure (And Why We Shouldn't)

The Huffington Post | Julie Zeilinger | Posted 08.01.2013 | Women

Female entrepreneurs face plenty of obstacles, but, according to a new study, the biggest roadblock they face may be self-created. Fox Business New...

Is the Department of Defense Changing on Transgender Policy?

Brian Stone | Posted 09.15.2013 | Gay Voices
Brian Stone

In the recent LGBT Pride Month Celebration at the Pentagon, President Obama's top adviser and the Secretary of Defense both used soaring terms to praise the fight for LGBT equality in the military. There's just one problem: Transgender persons are still barred from service.

Jill Herzig: Hey, Arianna and Sheryl, Got Any Advice For Me?

Jill Herzig | Posted 08.22.2013 | Women
Jill Herzig

I was impressed by both Lean In and the Third Metric Conference, though their messages seem contradictory. But I can't say that either one spoke directly to me as a mother of still-young children and a full-tilt businesswoman.

Allison Tate: The Third Metric: It's All About the Halloween Parades

Allison Tate | Posted 08.13.2013 | Parents
Allison Tate

Parenting is a great equalizer. Whether we are suburban moms hoping for a good nap out of our toddlers or renowned actresses or CTOs or television personalities or political big shots, we're parents. When our children scan a crowd expecting to see our faces, we want to be there. Period.

WATCH: How Obama Makes His Family A Priority

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 06.10.2013 | Healthy Living

Valerie Jarrett, White House senior advisor and chair of the White House Council on Women and Girls, has learned about work-life balance from perhaps ...