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Jennifer Bendery

Pat Toomey Is Blocking His Own Judicial Nominee, For Some Reason

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 05.06.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) is preventing one of his own judicial nominees from moving forward, for reasons nobody seems to understand. ...

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Harry Reid Says He'll Force A Vote On Loretta Lynch If GOP Doesn't Act 'Very, Very Soon'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 04.16.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said Thursday that if Republicans don't schedule a confirmation vote soon for U.S. attorney g...

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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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Democrats Press Mitch McConnell To Give AG Nominee Loretta Lynch A Vote

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 03.05.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democrats wrote to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Thursday, urging him to schedule a vote on U.S. attorney general no...

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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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Six Months Later, Filibuster Reform Means Republicans Delay Nominees They Confirm Anyway

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 05.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It's been six months since Senate Democrats pushed through filibuster reform, a change that Republicans warned would have grave conseque...

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Patrick Leahy Threatens His Own Rules Change After GOP Blocks Hearing On Nominees

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans still sore about filibuster reform dished out some payback on Wednesday by using procedural rules to prevent the Senate Judi...

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Harry Reid Getting Serious About Filibuster Reform

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 11.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Filibuster reform advocates have been here before. A Senate bogged down in procedural gridlock drives Democratic leadership to threaten ...

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Harry Reid Leaning Toward Filibuster Reform Vote This Week

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 11.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It's looking more and more likely that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) isn't just ready for filibuster reform, but he's ready...

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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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Senate Democrats Eye Filibuster Reform As GOP Blocks Another Obama Nominee

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 11.19.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Republicans filibustered President Barack Obama's third and final nominee to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit on Mo...

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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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Harry Reid Sets Vote On Next Obama Nominee GOP Will Filibuster

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 11.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) is plowing ahead with trying to confirm President Barack Obama's nominees to the second-most ...

Obama Can't Fire Anyone: The Hidden Cost of Senate Gridlock

The Washington Post | Ezra Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Like virtually all of Washington, the Senate shut down last week in the face of heavy snow. But while a closed gas station is very different from an o...