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Obama To Grieve With Victims' Families At Fort Hood

Posted 04.10.2014 | 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 | 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 ...

26 Things Every Woman Should Know About Success

The Huffington Post | Margaret Wheeler Johnson | Posted 06.11.2013 | Women

Imagine your life as a sitcom, and when things start to get bad, just hear that laugh track.

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...