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Valerie Jarrett and Obama: Mr. President in public, Barack in private.

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IMG_9750.JPGValerie Jarrett at the White House dinner for the nation's governors. (Photo by Lynn Sweet)

WASHINGTON--Bloomberg's Julianna Goldman reports on Valerie Jarrett's role as friend and top advisor to President Obama and First Lady Michelle.

Goldman writes, "Jarrett, who calls Obama "Mr. President" in the offices of the West Wing and "Barack" in the privacy of the East Wing, came from Chicago with a portfolio of power as personal as it is political. That may give her more clout with the first family than any other White House aide."

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gosh val...you're, well, all alone...in the photo...and amongst the comments. DARE they do this to YOU! you're a 'very close friend', and senior advisor, yes?

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