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Jennifer Bendery

Another Democrat Will Oppose Controversial Obama Nominee Michael Boggs

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 07.24.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) on Thursday became the latest Democrat to say he will vote against President Barack Obama's embattled ...

Jennifer Bendery

Human Rights Groups Urge Senate Judiciary Committee To Reject Michael Boggs

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 06.05.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Progressive groups are piling on opposition to Michael Boggs, President Barack Obama's nominee under attack for his socially conservativ...

Judicial Nominee Who Wrote Drone Memo Clears First Senate Hurdle

AP | ALAN FRAM | Posted 05.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate gave preliminary approval Wednesday to a contentious federal appeals court nominee who helped develop the government's ...

Jennifer Bendery

Civil Rights Leaders Considered Public Event To Question John Lewis On Michael Boggs

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 05.20.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Critics of President Barack Obama's judicial pick Michael Boggs breathed a sigh of relief on Monday when Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), a reve...

Jennifer Bendery

Liberal Groups Pile Opposition Onto Obama Judicial Nominee Ahead Of Confirmation Hearing

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 05.13.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As he heads into his Senate confirmation hearing on Tuesday, Georgia judicial nominee Michael Boggs faces a fresh wave of opposition fro...

Jennifer Bendery

Fate Of Obama's Embattled Judicial Nominee Rests With Democrats Now

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 05.09.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Michael Boggs, the Georgia judicial nominee whom progressive groups are determined to defeat, is finally receiving a confirmation hearin...

Here Are The Twitter Handles Of The Dem Senators Who Blocked Obama's Civil Rights Nominee

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grim | Posted 03.05.2014 | Politics

The Senate blocked the confirmation of Debo Adegbile Wednesday to lead the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division in a 52 to 47 vote. Seven Sen...

Senate May Vote On Janet Yellen In Rare Saturday Session

Reuters | Posted 02.18.2014 | Politics

By Thomas Ferraro WASHINGTON, Dec 19 (Reuters) - The Democratic-led U.S. Senate set debate to begin on Friday on President Barack Oba...

Cruz To Push Obama Nominee On Political Ad Policy

Reuters | Posted 12.24.2013 | Politics

By Alina Selyukh WASHINGTON, Oct 24 (Reuters) - Republican Senator Ted Cruz, who has blocked President Barack Obama's nominee for chai...

Obama Nominee Withdraws After GOP Backlash

AP | MATTHEW DALY | Posted 12.01.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama's nominee to be the nation's top energy regulator withdrew Tuesday, conceding he did not have enough support...

Obama Makes Another Big Nomination

AP | Posted 09.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama has nominated the deputy director of the Peace Corps to be the agency's director and chosen a lawyer and pre...

Sabrina Siddiqui

GOP Successfully Defeats Obama's Judicial Nominee

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 03.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The White House officially withdrew President Barack Obama's nomination of Caitlin Halligan to serve on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeal...

Obama Presses GOP On Contentious Confirmation

AP | STEVE PEOPLES | Posted 02.09.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama isn't backing down from demanding that Republicans confirm his pick to head a new consumer watchdog office, ...

Marcus Baram

James Cole, Key Obama Nominee, Shot Down By Senate Republicans

HuffingtonPost.com | Marcus Baram | Posted 07.10.2011 | Politics

NEW YORK -- Monday night, Senate Republicans blocked one of the Obama administration's key nominees, ending a long and frustrating wait by James Cole ...

Shahien Nasiripour

Obama Nominee Doesn't Believe Deregulation Led To Financial Crisis

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

UPDATE: The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee voted 9 to 0 on Tuesday morning in favor of Lew's nomination and referred him ...

Obama Supreme Court Pick: President Talking With Possible High Court Nominees

AP | BEN FELLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama, treading carefully in the explosive arena of abortion and the Supreme Court, said Wednesday he will choose ...

Hillary Clinton, Supreme Court Nominee? Orrin Hatch Spreads Obama Nomination Rumor (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The White House pushed back on speculation that Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton might be in the running to fill retiring Justice John Paul S...

Merrick Garland: Supreme Court Justice?

AP | MARK SHERMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Two experienced federal judges and the Obama administration's top Supreme Court lawyer are widely considered the leading candidates...

Senator Reid: Stop Folding Your Hand

Aaron Zelinsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Aaron Zelinsky

Senate Democrats are fighting for their electoral lives against the filibuster, and Harry Reid is folding the few cards left in his hand.

Ryan Grim

Carl Levin: Filibuster Could Fall 'After Massive Conflict On The Floor'

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senate Republicans made a persuasive case for abolishing or reforming the filibuster on Tuesday night when they blocked a routine nomination to the Na...

Sam Stein

Ben Nelson To Filibuster Key Obama Labor Nominee

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In a move that will further irritate his Democratic critics, Sen. Ben Nelson (D-Neb.) announced on Monday evening that he would not just oppose but al...

Justice Sotomayor: Right-Wing on the Death Penalty?

Marlen Suyapa Bodden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marlen Suyapa Bodden

In all the hoopla over Citizens United, few noticed that in the case Wood v. Allen Justice Sotomayor delivered the majority decision denying relief to the petitioner, a death row prisoner in Alabama.

TSA Without Leader Thanks To Jim DeMint

McClatchy Newspapers | Margaret Talev | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

An attempt to blow up a trans-Atlantic flight from Amsterdam to Detroit on Christmas Day would be all-consuming for the administrator of the Transport...

Chuck Blahous, Pro-Privatization Bush Aide, Nominated To Social Security Board

Wall Street Journal | Jonathan Weisman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

For much of 2005, a battered Democratic Party sought to regain its footing by doing battle with President George W. Bush over his attempt to carve pri...

The Farmer Out of the Dell: Who's Next in the USAID Courtship Ritual?

Sheila Herrling | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sheila Herrling

An arduous vetting process coupled with diminished authority is a virtual perfect storm for leaving the post vacant and the elevation of development and reform of foreign aid stalled.