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The Other Power in the West Wing

posted on September 5, 2012

A front-page article in Sunday’s New York Times reported that Obama advisor Valerie Jarrett helped pushed through the HHS mandate, which requires insurance to provide contraception coverage—a move that angered some religious groups, particularly the Catholic Church. Writer Jo Becker calls Jarrett “the proposal’s chief patron and a tenacious White House operator who would ultimately outmaneuver not only Mr. Daley but also the vice president in her effort to include the broadest possible contraception coverage in the administration’s health care overhaul.”

Read at The New York Times