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  • President Barack Obama and his nominee to become Health and Human Services secretary, Budget Director Sylvia Mathews Burwell, right, listen as outgoing HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Friday, April 11, 2014, where the president made the announcment. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

    Sebelius resignation not political, adviser says

    Valerie Jarrett, a senior adviser to President Obama, said Friday that the resignation of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has nothing to do with politics and is just about her moving on.

  • President Barack Obama speaks at Bladensburg High School in Bladensburg, Md., Monday, April 7, 2014, about the economy and to announce the winners of a competition he launched last fall to bring together educators and employers to redesign the high school experience to give students access to real-world career skills and college-level courses. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

    Obama plans push for gender paycheck equality

    President Obama is asking employers this week to pay men and women equally, while the White House Monday tried to defend Mr. Obama's record of paying female staffers only 88 percent of what men earn.

  • White House adviser Valerie Jarrett visits Chicago

    White House senior adviser Valerie Jarrett is in Chicago to speak with business and community leaders about President Barack Obama's plans for boosting the economy.

  • White House senior adviser Valerie Jarrett (Associated Press)

    Valerie Jarrett steps from shadows to talk judge picks with Black Caucus

    Valerie Jarrett, the reputed shadowy voice behind much of President Obama's political maneuverings, is stepping from the background to meet with Congressional Black Caucus members to discuss recent judicial nominations.

  • President Barack Obama wipes away sweat during a speech on climate change at Georgetown University on Tuesday, June 25, 2013, in Washington. Obama is proposing sweeping steps to limit heat-trapping pollution from coal-fired power plants and to boost renewable energy production on federal property. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

    Obamacare's employer mandate delayed to 2015

    The Obama administration is delaying a key part of the new health care law for an additional year, to 2015 — a stunning move that officials said gives them a chance to work out kinks over how to administer the so-called employer mandate.

  • Army Brig. Gen. Tammy Smith (right) became the military's first openly gay flag officer when she was promoted to her current rank in an Aug. 10, 2012, ceremony. She received her new decorations from her wife, Tracey Hepner (left). (Servicemembers Defense Legal Network)

    Pentagon celebrates gay troops

    The Pentagon on Tuesday toasted gays in the military, with a top adviser to President Obama declaring the country is "safer" now that they may serve openly in the ranks.

  • President Obama speaks during his meeting with the President's Economic Recovery Advisory Board at the White House with Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel and senior adviser Valerie Jarrett seated behind him. The corruption trial of ousted Illinois Gov. Rod R. Blagojevich - for purportedly trying to sell Mr. Obama's Senate seat - is a distant but unwelcome headache for the White House.

    Jarrett: 'Insulting' to call White House a boys' club

    White House senior adviser Valerie Jarrett on Wednesday disputed the notion that the President Obama operates a tight-knit boys' club of top advisers and aides and bemoaned the hardball politics of Washington, D.C., saying Chicago politics are "child's play" in comparison.

  • First lady Michelle Obama

    Book depicts tensions between first lady, aides

    First lady Michelle Obama is a behind-the-scenes force in the White House whose opinions on policy and politics drew her into conflict with presidential advisers and who bristled at some of the demands and constraints of life as the president's wife, according to a detailed account of the first couple's relationship.

  • Lady Gaga discusses anti-bullying at White House

    Lady Gaga visited the White House on Tuesday to discuss bullying prevention.

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