Jennifer Bendery, HuffPost

Jennifer Bendery


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Past articles by Jennifer:

The Best Part Of Joe Biden's SOTU Address Happened After It Was Over

Most networks didn't air it, but the president stuck around for a while cracking up Supreme Court justices, telling stories and giving people comfort. → Read More

Republicans Who Voted To Overturn The 2020 Election Get Top Committee Posts

Eleven of the 17 new House committee chairmen voted to thwart democracy after fueling Donald Trump's "big lie." → Read More

Inside Chuck Schumer's Long Game On Judges

The Senate majority leader told HuffPost his goal is to “achieve balance” on every appeals court in the next two years with Biden’s judicial picks. → Read More

GOP Unveils 'Commitment To America' Plan With Stock Videos Of Russia, Ukraine

“We celebrate the rich heritage of the American story,” a narrator says, over footage of a drilling rig in Russia's Volgograd region. → Read More

Judge: Employers Don't Have To Cover HIV Meds If They Oppose 'Homosexual Behavior'

A federal judge who frequently sides with conservatives just handed anti-LGBTQ Christian employers a big win. → Read More

For The First Time, The VA Will Begin Providing Abortions To Veterans

But only in cases where pregnancy is the result of rape, incest or when the woman's life is at risk. → Read More

Lisa Murkowski Advances In Alaska's New Ranked-Choice Senate Primary

The Republican senator will face a GOP challenger in November backed by former President Donald Trump. → Read More

Senate Confirms Michelle Childs To Powerful D.C. Circuit Court Of Appeals

She is the fourth Black woman to ever serve on the court, which is considered second only to the Supreme Court. → Read More

Senate Confirms Biden's Pick To Head ATF

For the first time in seven years, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives will have a permanent director: Steven Dettelbach. → Read More

Progressive Groups Urge Biden To Fill Every Single Court Vacancy This Year

“Progress on balancing the federal courts will come to a grinding halt” if Republicans retake the Senate in November, warned the organizations. → Read More

Native American Kids’ Schools Are Crumbling And Unsafe. Congress Won’t Fix Them.

"This is a human rights issue," Rep. Melanie Stansbury (D) said of tribal schools struggling to operate amid flooding, mold and even rattlesnake infestations. → Read More

Pro-Trump Mob Was 40 Feet From Mike Pence In Capitol Attack, Says Jan. 6 Panel

"Make no mistake about the fact that the vice president's life was in danger," Rep. Pete Aguilar (D-Calif.) said in the committee's latest hearing. → Read More

For Pride Month, Biden Should Probably Fill The Courts With Lesbian Judges

There's already been a 43% increase in the number of openly lesbian federal judges on his watch. Keep going, sir! → Read More

GOP Senators Unveil Plan For Preventing More Mass Shootings

It's as simple as three words! → Read More

Ketanji Brown Jackson Makes History As First Black Woman On Supreme Court

For the first time ever, the court will no longer be a majority of white men. → Read More

What's A Woman? GOP Senators Stumble On Their Own Question To Ketanji Brown Jackson

Some mentioned body parts. Some cited chromosomes. Others didn't want to talk about it at all. → Read More

Lisa Murkowski, Mitt Romney Announce Support For Ketanji Brown Jackson

Three Republican senators — including Susan Collins — have now said they will vote to confirm the Supreme Court nominee. → Read More

Supreme Court Nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson Clears Senate Committee

Biden's nominee is one step closer to becoming the first Black woman on the nation's highest court. → Read More

Alabama AG Steve Marshall Won’t Say If Biden Is ‘Lawfully Serving’ President

It’s been a year and a half since Biden won the 2020 election, fair and square. → Read More

Ketanji Brown Jackson Fends Off Ugly GOP Attacks As Her Hearing Winds Down

Republicans raged about child porn and falsely accused the Supreme Court nominee of being too lenient on offenders. → Read More