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Vulnerable GOP Senator Tries To Skip The Line With His Judicial Nominees

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 05.11.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.), one of the most vulnerable senators up for re-election this year, appealed to GOP leaders Wednesday to confirm ...

One Of The Biggest Losers Of 2015 Was An Entire Branch Of Government

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 12.30.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- There are some obvious candidates for biggest losers of 2015. Planet Earth. Bill Cosby. The Dallas Cowboys. But one that belongs on that...

Mitch McConnell Will Finally Let Some Judges Get Confirmed. Next Year.

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 12.15.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After a dismal year of federal judicial confirmations, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is ready to let a handful of nomin...

Chuck Grassley Blocks Judicial Nominees, Then Says GOP Is Doing A Great Job Confirming Them

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 07.30.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate has done an abysmal job of confirming federal judges this year. Only five of President Barack Obama's judicial nominees have ...

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After Eight Months, Judicial Nominee Whom Everyone Likes Advances

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 07.10.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Even a blind squirrel finds a nut once in a while. And in this Senate, even a judicial nominee moves forward on occasion. It took eig...

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Republicans Finally Let One Of Obama's Judicial Nominees Get A Vote

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 04.13.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- More than three months into the new Congress, Senate Republicans held their first vote on one of President Barack Obama's judicial nomin...

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Now In Charge, Senate Republicans Slow To Move Forward With Obama's Judicial Nominees

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 03.18.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- U.S. attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch has been waiting months for a confirmation vote. But she's not the only one twiddling her th...

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The Senate Just Cemented Obama's Judicial Legacy

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 12.17.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If there's one thing from 2014 that will define President Barack Obama's legacy after he's left the White House, it's the number of life...

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Senate Republicans Use Lame Duck To Block Their Own Judicial Nominees

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 11.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A week into the lame-duck session, Senate Republicans are finding all kinds of ways to block President Barack Obama's judicial nominees ...

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Republicans Still Find Ways To Stall Judicial Nominees

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 02.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Democrats made it a lot easier for President Barack Obama to get his judicial nominees confirmed when they nixed the filibuster a...

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Key Senate Democrats Say They're Finally Ready For The 'Nuclear Option' On Filibuster Reform

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 11.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Democrats who were previously opposed to changing filibuster rules via the "nuclear option" are so fed up with GOP obstruction of...

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Why Does The GOP Have A Problem With These People?

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 12.08.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Republicans filibustered another one of President Barack Obama's nominees on Tuesday: Nina Pillard, a Georgetown University law p...

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Senator Slams GOP For Blocking Another Nominee

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 11.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) on Tuesday tore into Republicans for filibustering another one of President Barack Obama's judicial picks, an...

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Senate Inches Closer To Major Battle Over Obama's Judicial Nominees

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 10.28.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate is inching closer to a knock-down, drag-out fight over confirming nominees to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit ...

Harry Reid Excoriates GOP For Stalling Nominees On Senate Floor

Roll Call | Jessica Brady | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) excoriated Republicans on Thursday for stalling more than 200 executive and judicial nominees that in some ...