by Nsenga Burton onDecember 15, 2010
They will be discussing policy issues.
by Nsenga Burton onNovember 4, 2010
The political commentator also weighs in on who will be regarded as "trivia" in years to come.
October 26, 2010
The White House’s last-minute push for black voters continued today, with senior advisor to the president Valerie Jarrett taking questions from black media during a conference call scheduled by the DNC.
October 22, 2010
This week on the Confab: Valerie Jarrett and the Obama administration's black media outreach and the curious case of Ginni Thomas. Join The Root's senior editor, Teresa Wiltz, as she talks to staff reporter Cord Jefferson, associate editor Lauren Williams and contributor Sherrilyn Ifill.
by Cord Jefferson onOctober 18, 2010
She is a senior adviser to the president and a trusted confidant. Here's what Jarrett told The Root about Obama's outreach to black voters, what his administration has done to help blacks thus far and what mistakes were made.
September 11, 2009
Chicagoan President Barack Obama has long been known as an enthusiastic supporter of the Second City’s bid to host the 2016 Olympic games. Now we know how enthusiastic—the White House is sending in its biggest guns: Michelle Obama and Valerie Jarrett.
by Samantha Henig onJuly 28, 2009
Why didn't Obama want to go to an AKA event on the campaign trail?
July 24, 2009
What does Valerie Jarrett do? Robert Draper (of the scathing Donald Rumsfeld expose) spills 8,000 words of ink on Jarrett for this weekend's NEW YORK TIMES MAGAZINE, in search of that very idea. He tells a lot of great stories about Jarrett's influence with President Barack Obama, stretching back to the glory days in Chicago's Hyde Park, before their close-knit group of friends and power brokers could ever dream of running the country.
by Stacey Tisdale onJune 30, 2009
After all the trouble with the economy, financial literacy is finally on the radar of those in the highest levels of government. Why we have to be a part of the conversation.
by Dayo Olopade onMay 15, 2009
Valerie Jarrett, the big boss of Urban Affairs at the White House, explains what the president has in store for cities.
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