Tag: Valerie Jarrett
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers perform at KAABOO 2017. Image via The Associated Press.

Jacob OglesNovember 3, 2018
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Valerie Jarrett, senior adviser to former president Barack Obama, rallied voters at the University of Central Florida around Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum, sharing a stage with politically active rapper Common and former HUD Secretary Julian Castro. Jarrett, a key figure Obama’s transition team after his 2008 election, will visit a Tampa phone bank later […]

Jacob OglesNovember 3, 2018
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One more weekend. The 2018 mid-terms come to a close in a matter of days, leaving candidates scrambling for votes. Here’s where candidates should be this weekend, though importantly, a tragedy in Tallahassee could change any number of political plans. Republican gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis will campaign in Lakeland alongside U.S. Agriculture Secretary and former […]

Mitch PerryJanuary 7, 2016
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James Tracy was fired last month, though the Florida Atlantic University communications professor still can file a grievance to maintain his job. Although he would certainly dispute being labeled a conspiracy theorist, that’s essentially how I learned about him when I wrote a story about conspiracy theories in Creative Loafing. Tracy claimed the Sandy Hook elementary school massacre […]

Christine Jordan SextonFebruary 5, 2015
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A senior advisor to President Barack Obama on Thursday expressed optimism that Florida would take the plunge and expand Medicaid and praised the state for leading the nation in the number of Obamacare enrollees. “We are seeing increasing willingness to expand Medicaid,” said White House Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett. “We hope that there’s increasing pressure on […]

Christine Jordan SextonFebruary 5, 2015
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A senior advisor to President Barack Obama on Thursday expressed optimism that Florida would take the plunge and expand Medicaid and praised the state for leading the nation in the number of Obamacare enrollees. “We are seeing increasing willingness to expand Medicaid,” said White House Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett. “We hope that there’s increasing pressure on […]


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