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Jennifer Bendery

Pennsylvania Progressives Race To Stave Off Potential Tea Party Obama Nominee

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 03.27.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Progressives in Pennsylvania are scrambling to derail a deal they say the state's U.S. senators are quietly trying to cut with the White...

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Progressive Groups Urge Senators To Stop With All The Corporate Judicial Nominees

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 03.27.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With the clock running down on President Barack Obama's time in the White House, more than 30 labor, civil rights and environmental grou...

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Marco Rubio Clears Path For First Black, Openly Gay Federal Judge

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 03.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Florida judicial nominee Darrin Gayles just inched a little closer to becoming the nation's first black, openly gay man to serve as a fe...

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White House 'Recalibrating' On Surgeon General

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 03.17.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The White House learned its lesson earlier this month when it urged a Senate vote on Debo Adegbile, a key Justice Department nominee, an...

Dem Opposes Obama Nominee For Trying To Overturn Death Sentence

The Huffington Post | Andrew Hart | Posted 03.01.2014 | Politics

Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pa.) plans to vote against President Barack Obama's appointment for a top Justice Department position because the nominee previously...

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Chuck Grassley Touts Record Of Confirming Obama Nominees, Harry Reid Eyes Kool-Aid Bowl

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 02.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The judicial nominations process is as clogged up as ever, with Senate Republicans using any number of ways to delay or straight-up bloc...

McCain Rips 'Clueless' Obama Nominees

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 02.14.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) tore into President Barack Obama's picks for ambassadorships on Thursday, calling the president's nominees "c...

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Republicans Reject Effort To Vote On Judicial Nominees, So Harry Reid Moves Forward Anyway

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 02.13.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It appears Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has had it with Republicans refusing to let judicial nominees get votes. So he mov...

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Obama Sparks All-Out Revolt Over Socially Conservative Judicial Nominee

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 02.13.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama has now infuriated abortion rights advocates, civil rights leaders and Democratic lawmakers in his push to confir...

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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...

Obama Nominee For Ambassador To Argentina Has Never Actually Been There

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 02.07.2014 | Politics

Political consultant Noah Bryson Mamet, whom President Barack Obama has nominated to serve as the U.S. ambassador to Argentina, admitted that he has n...

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Elizabeth Warren To Obama: Stop Putting Forward So Many Corporate Judicial Nominees

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 02.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The White House regularly boasts about the diversity of President Barack Obama's judicial nominees. Just this week, it launched a new we...

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Obama Announces Black Lesbian Judicial Nominee

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama prides himself on the diversity of his judicial picks. But on Thursday, he charted new territory by nominating St...

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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...

Senate Completes Overhaul Of Key Appeals Court

AP | HENRY C. JACKSON | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has confirmed one of President Barack Obama's key judicial nominees. The confirmation of Robert Wilkins to the U.S. Cou...

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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...

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White House Gives Up On William Thomas, Gay Black Judicial Nominee Blocked By Marco Rubio

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The White House has thrown in the towel in trying to confirm William Thomas to a federal court seat in Florida, signaling an end to a pu...

Obama Again Nominates Jeffrey Meyer To Federal Bench

The Hartford Courant | Edmund H. Mahony | Posted 03.08.2014 | Politics

President Barack Obama on Monday again nominated law professor and former federal prosecutor Jeffrey Meyer to a federal judgeship in Connecticut. Mey...

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Obama Under Fire From His Own Medal Of Freedom Recipients Over Georgia Judicial Picks

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama will start the new year with a fresh fight over judicial nominees, but this time, it's not Senate Republicans spa...

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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...

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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...

Senate Clears Path For Confirmation Of Obama Nominees

AP | HENRY C. JACKSON | Posted 12.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's picks to fill key national security and foreign policy posts, including a new leader at the Department of...

Key Homeland Security Nominee Approved By Senate Panel

AP | ALICIA A. CALDWELL | Posted 12.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Senate committee has approved President Barack Obama's pick to be the No. 2 official at the Homeland Security Department. Democ...

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Senate Confirms Obama Nominee Under New Filibuster Rules, World Doesn't End

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Republicans warned Democrats of the grave consequences of going "nuclear" with filibuster rules, saying it would destroy comity a...

Senate Republicans Block More Obama Nominees

AP | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

BY ALAN FRAM, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans blocked a batch of mostly minor nominations by President Barack Obama lat...