The Obama special adviser compared the GOP to the cult in an interview.
The State Department said citizens departed on three flights amid an outbreak of violence.
Nearly 1 in 3 voters say Obama will affect their vote in the state's Senate race next year.
A majority in new poll is hearing a mix of good and bad economic news.
The GOP senator said he does not expect his 2008 running mate to target Sen. Lindsey Graham.
John Podesta called the House GOP "a cult worthy of Jonestown."
Jarrett says she and the Obamas are able to "compartmentalize."
Secretary of State John Kerry announced Wednesday the United States will provide $25 million in additional aid to the Philippines.
That brings the total U.S. aid package in response to to Typhoon Haiyan to more than $86 million, the State Department said.
The Democratic senator expressed frustration with the implementation of HealthCare.gov.