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Jennifer Bendery

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...

Senate Confirms Dozens Of Obama Nominees

AP | ALAN FRAM and DAVID ESPO | Posted 02.15.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic-controlled Senate confirmed the last batch of President Barack Obama's judicial appointees and sent the White House...

Jennifer Bendery

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 ...

Jennifer Bendery

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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Richard Burr Dodges Questions On Why He's Blocking A Judicial Nominee He Previously Supported

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) avoided question after question on Tuesday about why he's blocking a long-stalled judicial nominee who he pre...

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Republican Senator Blocks Judicial Nominee After Recommending Her To Obama

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On Tuesday, the Obama administration confirmed it was pulling back a judicial nominee in Florida after it became apparent that Sen. Marc...

Yellen Confirmation Vote Pushed To January

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 12.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate will vote on the nomination of Janet Yellen to be the next chairman of the Federal Reserve in January. Majority Leader...

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Democrats Eye Deal To Confirm 4 Obama Nominees And Avoid Spending Christmas Eve Together

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 12.19.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Democrats are hoping to cut a deal with Republicans to confirm four of President Barack Obama's nominees this week and punt the r...

Senate Confirms Another Noncontroversial Nominee

Posted 12.13.2013 | Politics

By HENRY C. JACKSON, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has confirmed President Barack Obama's pick to serve as Secretary of the A...

Obstructed Nominee Confirmed In Senate Talkathon

AP | ALAN FRAM and LAURIE KELLMAN | Posted 12.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate began an around-the-clock talkathon Wednesday over some of President Barack Obama's nominees as embittered and outnumbe...

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Dem Senator Predicts 'Insurmountable' Pressure To Change Filibuster Rules If GOP Blocks Obama Nominee

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 10.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, predicted Tuesday that things could get ugly if Republicans bloc...

Openly Gay Nominees Clear Senate With No Opposition

BuzzFeed | Chris Geidner | Posted 08.01.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Being an out gay nominee for appointed office isn’t the controversy it used to be....

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Senate Confirms Key Obama Nominee As Filibuster Fight Looms

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 05.24.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate on Thursday unanimously confirmed key Obama nominee Sri Srinivasan to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, a vote that comes am...

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Harry Reid: I'll Ask Obama To Recess Appoint All Nominees If GOP Delays Continue

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 02.17.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) fired a warning shot to Republicans on Friday: Stop blocking President Barack Obama's executi...