Jennifer Bendery

Jennifer Bendery


Senior politics reporter for HuffPost. Veep of Washington Press Club Foundation. ?️‍? Tips: jen.bendery@huffpost.com

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NY Times reporters say Brett Kavanaugh asked them to lie in exchange for an interview

Ok so he tried to get reporters to lie for him. So what, it's not like he lied under oath about big and small things in front of millions of peop--

Mitch McConnell backs election security funding after blocking it repeatedly via @igorbobic 

The White House just withdrew a judicial nominee from consideration. Never heard of this nominee, but this doesn't happen often. Hmm.

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Update: This nominee withdrew his name from consideration after his home-state senator @SenGillibrand  refused to turn in her "blue slip " for him -- i.e. signaling she opposed him -- b/c of his record on abortion rights. (h/t ) @Bencjacobs 

@SenGillibrand  @BencjacobsThis  appears to be a case of Sen. Lindsey Graham, chair of the Judiciary Committee, actually honoring the blue slip rule. He (and previously Grassley) have been ignoring the rule in committee for Trump's appeals court nominees. But this is a district court nominee.

Nearly 3 *billion* wild birds have disappeared from North America since 1970, according to a comprehensive new study. “People need to pay attention to the birds around them because they are slowly disappearing." :(

From Sydney to San Francisco, millions of people are striking for global climate action

Trump just announced plans to nominate even more judges. Two 9th circuit nominees, four CA district court nominees. Whatever else is happening, you can count on Trump/the Senate GOP to keep reshaping the courts.

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Anyway, Amazon will pay $0 in taxes on $11,200,000,000 in profit for 2018

Just a reminder of all the lies Brett Kavanaugh told, under oath, in his Senate confirmation hearing. These were just the ones we could track at the time.

WOW. San Juan mayor: "I am going to do what I never thought I would do. I am begging, begging anyone who can hear us to save us from dying.

Oh man. Rep. Ted Lieu now playing a tape of Candace Owens, who is sitting right there, saying it would have been fine if Hitler just wanted to make Germany great.

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DNC held its first staff meeting today since Clinton's loss. This happened.

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As Jim Jordan complains about this contempt hearing, it reminds me, whatever happened with all this? Remember how former Ohio State wrestlers accused him of turning a blind eye to sexual abuse?

Someone sent me this image of the latest copy of NRA's magazine, featuring a story with the words "Target Practice" next to a photo of Nancy Pelosi with Gabby Giffords. Maybe don't do this .

A thing getting lost in the news cycle: Republicans are quietly holding confirmation hearings for some of Trump's controversial judicial nominees while nobody is here. No Dems present. No real questions. Just moving em through. Unprecedented.

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