We want to make sure it is not just the public sector doing this in a vacuumObama seeks lots of input on job creation Dec 03, 2009
What they are going to have to write off is nothing compared to the enormous financial benefits to those very same companies by health insurance reformWhite House defends healthcare bill Mar 28, 2010
The president that we are seeing now is the same person that I've known for over 20 years. When the president was in the (Illinois) state Senate, he had a reputation for being able to work very closely with people on the other side of the aisle and forge that compromise that's pragmatic. He never lets the perfect be the enemy of the goodAide: Tax deal triumph of Obama pragmatism Dec 26, 2010
Valerie Bowman Jarrett (born November 14, 1956) is a senior advisor and assistant to the president for Public Engagement and Intergovernmental Affairs for the Obama administration. She is a Chicago lawyer, businesswoman, and civic leader. Prior to that she served as a co-chairperson of the Obama-Biden Transition Project.
Jarrett was born in Shiraz, Iran to American parents James E. Bowman and Barbara Taylor Bowman. Her father, a pathologist and geneticist, ran a hospital for children in Shiraz, as part of a program where American doctors and agricultural experts sought to help jump-start developing countries' health and farming efforts. When she was five, the family moved to London for one year, returning to Chicago in 1963.
In 1966 her mother, Barbara T. Bowman, was one of four child advocates that created the Erikson Institute. The Institute was established to provide advanced knowledge in child development for teachers and other professionals working with young children.