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ValJar Birthday Celebration!

Updated 12:10 pm ET President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama headed out of the White House this evening to celebrate First Friend Valerie Jarrett’s birthday at Washington’s Restaurant Nora, a local expensive eatery. It’s America’s FIRST CERTIFIED ORGANIC RESTAURANT, according to Restaurant Nora. It’s been around for many years. Kind of a traditional destination… Continue Reading

Lunch with ValJar for POTUS

President Obama this afternoon is having lunch with senior White House advisor and chief presidential consigliere Valerie Jarrett, who is also vacationing on Martha’s Vineyard. Obama is buying. From the pool report: POTUS stopped to buy lunch at Nancy’s snack bar on the waterfront in Oak Bluffs shortly before 1pm. Wearing a blue fleece, a… Continue Reading

Uh, Obama Wasn’t Referring to the City of Detroit

President Obama is getting zapped today for repeatedly saying during the 2012 campaign that he didn’t let Detroit go bankrupt, and for slamming Mitt Romney for saying he would. And now – the hypocrisy! – he is standing still and doing nothing while Detroit, yes, goes bankrupt. But of course, neither Obama nor Romney were… Continue Reading

Jarrett Admits: No Talks with GOP This Year on Sequester

White House senior adviser Valerie Jarrett admitted to NBC Today’s Savannah Guthrie that despite his avowed determination to avoid the upcoming fiscal cliff, President Obama hasn’t had a single discussion about it this year with Republicans. Notice how Jarrett initially tried to dodge the question but Guthrie, in an unusual move for a reporter these… Continue Reading

ValJar to Camp With Obama

If you want to know – or be reminded – just how influential Valerie Jarrett is . . . From the pool report: Air Force One landed at Joint Base Andrews at 4:25 p.m. Eastern time. The president, wearing a dark windbreaker, boarded Marine One along with senior adviser Valerie Jarrett. David Axelrod and deputy… Continue Reading

Jarrett Remarks May Violate Church-State Rules

With her attack from the pulpit against Republicans, White House senior adviser Valerie Jarrett may have helped land Martin Luther King Jr.’s old church in hot water with the IRS, according to The Daily Caller. Speaking Sunday at Atlanta’s Ebenezer Baptist Church, Jarrett preachily warned that the jobs of firefighters teachers, and police “are now in… Continue Reading

Valerie Jarrett Has a Secret Service Detail?

Senior White House adviser Valerie Jarrett apparently has Secret Service protection. This is highly unusual, and of course, costly. I’ve never really heard of someone who is merely a senior White House aide getting assigned Secret Service agents. My understanding is that at the senior levels of the Bush White House, at least during the… Continue Reading

White House Knew Solyndra Investment Risks

Senior White House officials understood the risks of committing taxpayer dollars to  Solyndra but proceeded anyway, according to internal Obama administration email transcripts released today. Quotes from the emails are included in a story this afternoon by POLITICO, which obtained the documents from House Democrats, who argued that there were “no smoking guns” among the… Continue Reading

A Wonderful White House Story

Last Monday was a beautiful day in the Rose Garden. President Obama and his Teleprompter began to speak about the American Jobs Act, which they said would create . . . jobs.   The three men ruining running the economy, National Economic Council Director Gene Sperling, OMB Director Jack Lew, and Treasury Secretary Tim Geihtner,… Continue Reading

Obama Puts the Screws on the Illinois Supreme Court

Well, the Illinois Supreme Court just got a presidential dose of political pressure. Every time the White House – any White House – doesn’t want to comment on some controversial legal matter, we in the press corps are treated to sanctimonious demurrals stating that the president couldn’t possibly be induced to interfere with a matter… Continue Reading

Dinner With Val

President Obama and the Misses motorcaded out to the Washington residence of adviser and pal Valerie Jarrett. The press pool is outside having pizza. Anybody got any ideas about what the Obama’s are chowing on Chez Jarrett? Maybe she just threw something together. Postscript: Dinner lasted five hours and seems to have ended about the… Continue Reading