Robert Gibbs, Valerie Jarrett Subpoenaed to Appear in Dan Choi Tar Sands Hearing This Wednesday

By: Monday September 24, 2012 9:17 am

This Wednesday at 11am there will be a pre-trial hearing in DC Superior Court to determine whether Choi can offer a defense of selective prosecution by the government, and First Amendment protection for his right of free speech.

Former Obama Press Secretary Robert Gibbs had been avoiding subpoenas, but over the weekend he was served at his son’s baseball game. Last week the Department of Justice accepted service for Valerie Jarrett, Senior Adviser to the President.


Rahm’s Ballot Eligibility Case Appeal and White House Interference

By: Wednesday January 26, 2011 4:30 pm

With regard to former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel’s bid for Mayor of Chicago, I do not know about you, but I cannot think of any instance in which a White House and President, especially one so intimately related to one side of the issue, has so directly stepped into a state and local court proceeding at such a critical moment with its opinion on the ultimate legal determination.

Did Daley Force Gibbs Out?

By: Friday January 7, 2011 9:30 am

Toby Harnden at the Telegraph says John King says that Gibbs got the boot because Daley didn’t want him around. I think I was one of the first to report on the pending White House shake-up back on December 9 on MSNBC, and again on FDL on December 20. But you didn’t have to be exceptionally wired in to see that the President had lost confidence in Gibbs.

Blame Rahm? You’re Kidding, Right?

By: Monday November 15, 2010 7:40 am

Richard Wolffe is doing the rounds, promoting his new book Revival: The Struggle for Survival Inside the Obama White House. Looks like the White House is in “blame Rahm” mode:

Obama May Want to Re-Read King’s “Letter from Birmingham Jail”

By: Thursday October 28, 2010 7:30 am

Joe Sudbay of AmericaBlog asked President Obama a simple question: is DADT unconstitutional? The answer he got was anything but simple, and Obama managed to refer to Martin Luther King’s “Letter from a Birmingham Jail” in a reply that told LGBTs they were wrong to be disappointed in Obama’s strategy of “not now.”

Funny, but that’s not at all what King said. Obama’s reply makes it sound not like this is one of his “favorite pieces of literature” but something someone else read and gave him some talking points from.

Obama may want to re-read that letter — because the LGBTs sure act and sound like they’ve read it a lot more recently than Obama has.

Sunday Late Night: WaPo’s Capehart Shocked Log Cabin Republicans Support (gasp!) a Republican

By: Sunday October 24, 2010 8:01 pm

LGBT Americans need support for our goals in both parties — but we don’t need advocates who give in just when victory is at hand. Viewing Patrick Murphy’s actions that way doesn’t require a partisan lens, but it does require removing the rose-colored glasses Jonathan Capehart wears as he types up another screed against people who embarrassed Team Obama.

Fierce Advocate Jarrett Won’t Call DADT Unconstitutional; Choi to WH: “You’ve Lost My Trust”

By: Thursday October 21, 2010 11:47 am

Valerie Jarrett says the president wants Congress to repeal DADT. But she won’t say the law is unconstitutional.

The Bigger Problem with Valerie Jarrett and the HRC

By: Monday October 18, 2010 11:40 am

The much greater problem with Valerie Jarrett’s comments is that they reveal Jarrett to be unfamiliar with the discourse in the LGBT community for the past 40 years.

HRC Spanks Ken Buck for “Choice” Remark After Utter Silence on Valerie Jarrett

By: Sunday October 17, 2010 7:00 pm

The Human Rights Campaign, reliable lapdogs for the Obama White House and their lack of progress on LGBT issues, bothered to chastise GOP Senate candidate in Colorado Ken Buck — on Sunday! — for his remarks on NBC’s Meet the Press that being gay was a “choice.”

Late Night: It Wasn’t a ‘Lifestyle Choice’, and It’s Not a Mistake

By: Thursday October 14, 2010 8:00 pm

I’m so freaking angry right now I could spit. White House senior adviser Valerie Jarrett referred to the sexual orientation of now-deceased teenager Justin Aarberg as a “lifestyle choice” — and then phones in her tepid apology through Washington Post meat puppet Jonathan Capehart.

A paid professional who is tasked with representing the White House doesn’t simply — oopsy! — slip and talk like that about somebody else’s child.

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