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Healthcare

Ohio Opts In To Obamacare – Approves Expansion Of Medicaid

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 8:56 PM October 21, 2013
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Ohio’s Republican Governor John Kasich has done an end run around his recalcitrant legislature and found a way to expand Ohio’s Medicaid coverage under Obamacare.

News

Hagel, Jarrett and Fanning Speak at Pentagon’s Annual Pride Event

by Tanya Domi ● 6:12 PM June 25, 2013
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Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, White House offiicial Valerie Jarrett and Eric Fanning, the first openly gay Pentagon official spoke at today’s DoD Pride Event

News

Obama Missteps In Response To LGBT Concerns About Hagel Nomination

by David Badash ● 4:48 PM January 7, 2013
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Valerie Jarrett also has a troubled past with the LGBT community — so why is President Obama using her to defend Hagel to the LGBT community?

Democratic National Convention

Kathleen Sebelius, Other Top Democrats Address DNC’s Largest-Ever LGBT Caucus

by James Nichols ● 10:15 AM September 5, 2012
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HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, White House Advisor Valerie Jarrett, Rep. Tammy Baldwin and DNCC CEO Steve Kerrigan among speakers at DNC’s LGBT Caucus.

Civil Rights

White House On ‘Bully’: ‘This Film Is A Powerful Call To Action’

by David Badash ● 7:03 PM April 20, 2012
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Valerie Jarrett, one of President Obama’s top advisors, today called the movie “Bully,” a film that examines the lives of bullied youth,”a powerful call to action.”

Civil Rights

Eric Holder Speaks At White House LGBT Safe Schools Conference In Texas

by David Badash ● 4:38 PM April 4, 2012
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Attorney General Eric Holder and top Obama advisor Valerie Jarrett spoke at the University of Texas during a conversation about safety and security for LGBT people.

Civil Rights

The Valerie Jarrett LIE About Obama’s DOJ And “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”

by David Badash ● 11:27 AM October 22, 2010
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Jarrett: “The justice department has no choice but to defend the laws that are on the books.” I’m sorry, but that is a lie in this case. Yesterday morning I wrote of Valerie Jarrett, “some now might say in the White House’s multi-faceted “good cop, bad cop” relationship with the gay and lesbian community [Jarrett] [...]

Civil Rights

Senior Obama Advisor: D.O.J. REQUIRED To Defend “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”

by David Badash ● 11:40 AM October 21, 2010
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Valerie Jarrett, whom some now might say in the White House’s multi-faceted “good cop, bad cop” relationship with the gay and lesbian community is definitely the “bad cop,” this morning told CNN that, “Until Congress repeals ["Don't Ask, Don't Tell,"] the Justice Department is doing what it is required to do and that is, to [...]

Civil Rights

UPDATED: Dear Mr. President, “Gay” is Not A “Lifestyle Choice”

by David Badash ● 1:50 PM October 14, 2010
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Valerie Jarrett is one of three Senior Advisors to President Obama. She, more than almost any other adviser, has his ear. They have been personal friends since they met, through the president’s then-fiance, now First Lady Michelle Obama, in 1991. The issue is, is President Obama’s inner-circle tone-deaf, or worse, totally clueless when it comes to who the LGBTQ community is? Do they think “gay” is a “lifestyle choice?”