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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...

Ali Watkins

Thanks To Ted Cruz, John Kerry Gets A Deputy

HuffingtonPost.com | Ali Watkins | Posted 12.16.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate confirmed Tony Blinken as deputy secretary of state Tuesday night, giving chief diplomat John Kerry a desperately needed dep...

Senate Confirms Obama Immigration Nominee

AP | Posted 12.16.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — A divided Senate has confirmed President Barack Obama's pick to head the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency. ...

Senate Confirms Dozens Of Obama Nominees

AP | ALAN FRAM and DAVID ESPO | Posted 12.17.2014 | 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

Joe Manchin Joins Democrats Opposed To Obama Treasury Pick Antonio Weiss

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 12.11.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Another Democrat is adding his name to a small but growing list of senators opposed to President Barack Obama's nominee for a top Treasu...

Jennifer Bendery

Obama Nominee Takes More Hits Over Qualifications For Treasury Post

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 12.09.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Progressive lawmakers and activists have been raising concerns for weeks over President Barack Obama's choice of Antonio Weiss for a top...

U.S. Senate Rules Reform at One Year: A First Step, But a Long Road Ahead

Larry Cohen | Posted 12.04.2014 | Politics
Larry Cohen

Since last November, Senate obstruction hasn't disappeared, it simply has taken a different form.

Ryan Grim

Wall Street Rides In To Defend Antonio Weiss From Elizabeth Warren

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 11.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Andrew Ross Sorkin has found the problem: there are too few bankers working in government. He has also found the reason there are so few...

Amanda Terkel

Ted Cruz Wants To Fight Obama Over Immigration, But He Forgot About One Thing

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 11.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is calling for congressional Republicans to fight back against President Barack Obama's executive action on immi...

Jennifer Bendery

Georgia Senator Defers To Obama On Fate Of Michael Boggs

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 11.13.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) says he would support renomination for Georgia's beleaguered judicial nominee Michael Boggs next year. But h...

Obama Nominees Face Lame Duck Obstacles In The Senate

AP | ALAN FRAM | Posted 11.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The push by President Barack Obama and his allies to fill judicial and agency vacancies is about to run head-on into limitations i...

Powerful Court's Shift Gives Advantage To Obama

The New York Times | Posted 09.14.2014 | Politics

Democrats have reversed the partisan imbalance on the federal appeals courts that long favored conservatives, a little-noticed shift with far-reaching...

Obama's VA Nominee Vows Corporate-Style Discipline Following Scandal

Reuters | David Lawder | Posted 09.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, July 22 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama's nominee to fix the Department of Veterans Affairs pledged on Tuesday to bring corporat...

Jennifer Bendery

Judges Describe Toll Of Court Vacancies: Burnout, Delays, Pressure To Plead Guilty

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 07.22.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Federal judicial vacancies are causing unsustainable courtroom delays, resulting in evidence going stale, witnesses dying before they ca...

Jennifer Bendery

It Took 17 Years, But The Senate Has Finally Confirmed Ronnie White To The Federal Bench

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 07.16.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The first time Ronnie White came up for a vote in the Senate, he was one of President Bill Clinton's judicial nominees and Senate Republ...

Jennifer Bendery

Obama Leaving His Mark On Judiciary As Senate Confirms Gay, Black Judges

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 06.17.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate made history on Tuesday with its vote to confirm Darrin Gayles to the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florid...

Filibuster Reform Shrinking Judicial Vacancies

AP | By ALAN FRAM | Posted 08.16.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Seven months after curbing filibusters, Democrats are aggressively pushing President Barack Obama's judicial nominees through the ...

Jennifer Bendery

Embattled Nominee Michael Boggs Held Up As Other Judicial Candidates Moving Forward

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 06.11.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate Judiciary Committee is moving forward with a batch of federal judicial candidates for Georgia this week, but one name will be...

Jennifer Bendery

Al Franken Will Vote Against Embattled Judge Nominee Michael Boggs

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 06.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) said Wednesday that he will oppose President Barack Obama's beleaguered nominee Michael Boggs for a federal ju...

Jennifer Bendery

As Senate Runs Out Of Judges To Confirm, Dozens Of Courts Still Sit Empty With No Nominees

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 06.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- For all the stagnation in Congress, there's a constant stream of action on one front: Judicial nominations. The Senate has confirmed...

Jennifer Bendery

Michael Boggs Changes Tune On Abortion Controversy

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 09.22.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Michael Boggs raised some eyebrows during his Senate confirmation hearing last month when he defended his vote for a contentious abortio...

Jennifer Bendery

Vermont Christians Urge Patrick Leahy To Oppose Obama Nominee Michael Boggs

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 05.29.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) should expect some visitors at one of his Vermont offices on Friday: Burlington-area Christians plan to drop ...

Jennifer Bendery

Michael Boggs Says He Didn't Know About Abortion Debate That Was Raging All Around Him

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 05.27.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Michael Boggs, President Barack Obama's beleaguered judicial nominee, may have some explaining to do to senators already skeptical about...

Jennifer Bendery

Senate Confirms Drone Memo Author As Federal Judge

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 05.22.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate on Thursday confirmed David Barron to serve on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit in Boston, overcoming bipartis...

Jennifer Bendery

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...