Posts Tagged ‘jarrett

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Apr
19

Using Our Voices

02
Apr
19

‘Finding My Voice’

18
Nov
18

An Extra Special Guest

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Apr
18

“Courage Is Overcoming Your Fear”

29
Aug
17

Chat Away

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Feb
16

The President And First Lady’s Day

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President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama pay their respects to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, in front of his casket, in the Great Hall of the Supreme Court

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President Barack Obama speaks during a meeting of the Democratic Governors Association while Vice President Joe Biden and Senior Advisor to the President Valerie Jarrett listen, in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building at the White House

President Barack Obama, center speaks to media during the Democratic Governors Association Meeting in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House campus in Washington, Friday, Feb. 19, 2016. Seated clockwise from lower right, Montana Gov. Steve Bullock, Puerto Rico Gov. Alejandro Javier García Padilla, New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, Labor Secretary Thomas Perez, Jerry Abramson, Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of Office of Intergovernmental Affairs, Vice President Joe Biden, the president, Senior White House Adviser Valerie Jarrett, Cecilia Muñoz, Director of the White House Domestic Policy Council, David Simas, Assistant to the President and Director of the Office of Political Strategy and Outreach, and Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

President Barack Obama, joined by Vice President Joe Biden, left, and Senior White House Adviser Valerie Jarrett speaks during a Democratic Governors Association Meeting in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House campus in Washington, Friday, Feb. 19, 2016. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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Carrying a binder containing material on potential Supreme Court nominees, U.S. President Barack Obama walks toward the residence of the White House in Washington February 19, 2016. This weekend, Obama is expected to review material his team has prepared for him on a replacement for late Justice Antonin Scalia REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Carrying a binder containing material on potential Supreme Court nominees, President Barack Obama walks toward the residence of the White House

U.S. President Barack Obama carries a binder containing material on potential Supreme Court nominees as he walks towards the residence of the White House in Washington February 19, 2016. This weekend, Obama is expected to review material his team has prepared for him on a replacement for late Justice Antonin Scalia. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

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Aug
15

Chat Away

President Barack Obama Oval Office listens to Valerie Jarrett during a meeting with senior staff in the Oval Office August 13, 2009. From left; White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs, Jarrett, White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, and Assistant to the President Mona Sutphen. Seated at far right is Alyssa Mastromonaco, Director of Scheduling. (Official White House photo by Pete Souza) This official White House photograph is being made available only for publication by news organizations and/or for personal use printing by the subject(s) of the photograph. The photograph may not be manipulated in any way and may not be used in commercial or political materials, advertisements, emails, products, promotions that in any way suggests approval or endorsement of the President, the First Family, or the White House.

President Barack Obama Oval Office listens to Valerie Jarrett during a meeting with senior staff in the Oval Office on Aug. 13, 2009. From left; White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs, Jarrett, White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel and Assistant to the President Mona Sutphen. Seated at far right is Alyssa Mastromonaco, Director of Scheduling. Photo by Pete Souza

22
Jun
15

Team (POTUS) Obama Is Amazing!

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Apr
14

A Moment Of Silence

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White House: President Obama observes a moment of silence to honor victims of last year’s Boston Marathon bombing. #BostonStrong

23
Apr
13

Rise and Shine

A year ago: President Obama tours the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., with Sara Bloomfield, museum director, and Elie Wiesel, Nobel Peace Prize laureate and Holocaust survivor, April 23, 2012 (Photo by Pete Souza)

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Today:

12:30: Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jay Carney

2:15: The President honors the 2013 National Teacher of the Year

2:45: Meets with the Amir of Qatar, His Highness Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani

6:30: Meets with a bipartisan group of women Senators for dinner

8:30: Vice President Biden Speaks at the Time 100 Dinner

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Peter Beinart: The rap against Barack Obama, at least on the left, has long been that he’s too cautious, too calculating, too conciliatory. Not a guy willing to take risks.

We can apologize now.

What Obama did in the four months between December’s Newtown shooting and this Wednesday’s Senate capitulation was one of the great displays of presidential guts in American history…..

…. [he] pursued gun control with a force of mind and soul that was astonishing to behold. “I never saw a president fight so hard,” remarked Sen. Barbara Boxer, “never on any issue.”

Why did he do it? In part because the Obama-as-timid meme was always a lie …. but beyond that, I suspect that once Obama saw an opportunity, he pushed gun control so hard because he simply cares more. As a community organizer, he worked and lived in the kind of communities where Americans are most often shot…

…. The gun control struggle will likely continue for decades. And this week its arc feels particularly long. But one day, a future president will look back at the last four months as the moment when Barack Obama began to make it bend.

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Steve Benen: As the debate over new measures to prevent gun violence reached its apex, Republican lawmakers and conservative activists became surprisingly hostile towards the family members of those slain in the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary. If there’s one group of people who would appear to be off-limits when it comes to political pushback, one might think it’d be Newtown families, but apparently not.

What’s next, cheap shots at Gabrielle Giffords? Actually, yes…..

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