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Jennifer Bendery


Jennifer Bendery is Roll Call’s White House correspondent. Prior to taking over the beat in January 2010, she covered House and Senate leadership for three years. Jennifer’s other experience includes four years of reporting on the Texas State Legislature for GalleryWatch in Austin, Texas, and three years of covering health care policy for a number of national weekly newsletters based in Providence, R.I. She also worked in marketing for the San Francisco offices of book publisher John Wiley & Sons.

Bendery no longer works at Roll Call.

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Gibbs: We’re Not Taking Sides in Egypt’s Political Crisis

Jan. 31, 2011

White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs dodged questions Monday about the administration’s stance on the political unrest in Cairo and insisted that the people of Egypt, not the United States, must decide if and how they want to install a new president.

Daley Announces Wave of White House Staff Changes

Jan. 27, 2011

White House Chief of Staff William Daley announced a slew of staff changes Thursday, including that Jay Carney will replace Robert Gibbs as press secretary.

Obama Tries to Sell Agenda, Presidency

Jan. 26, 2011

President Barack Obama did what he needed to do with his State of the Union address Tuesday, laying out his vision for how the nation transitions to a new economy through innovation and fiscal discipline.

Obama Issues the Challenge

Jan. 25, 2011

President Barack Obama spent the first two years of his term promising to deliver change. In his second State of the Union address Tuesday night, he changed tacks: telling the nation that it is at a crossroads and that all Americans need to take part in its transition or be left behind.

Obama: Nation Has Reached Next ‘Sputnik Moment’

Jan. 25, 2011

President Barack Obama will tout the successes of recent investments in research and education during Tuesday night’s State of the Union address, calling this “our generation’s Sputnik moment,” according to excerpts released by the White House.

A Skeptical GOP Is Obama’s Top Target

Jan. 24, 2011

When President Barack Obama delivers his second State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday, he will have a special charge: winning over Republicans still skeptical about whether he will be an ally in the fight to create jobs, reduce the deficit and get the budget back in the black.

Obama Previews Speech to Political Supporters

Jan. 22, 2011

President Barack Obama on Saturday gave supporters of the activist group Organizing for America a special preview of his State of the Union address, citing job creation and cutting deficits as central themes.

Ryan to Deliver GOP Response to SOTU

Jan. 21, 2011

House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan will deliver the Republican response to the State of the Union address on Tuesday, the Speaker’s office announced Friday.

Boehner Cool to Obama’s Invitations

Jan. 21, 2011

It’s only been two months since Republicans took control of the House, and Speaker John Boehner is already earning a reputation for telling President Barack Obama, “No.”

GE CEO to Run Obama’s New Jobs Panel

Jan. 21, 2011

President Barack Obama will sign an executive order Friday creating a new jobs panel that will be run by General Electric CEO Jeffrey Immelt.

Obama Ready to Reach Out in 112th Congress

Jan. 20, 2011

Expect President Barack Obama to take a vastly different approach to Congress over the next two years: he’ll be seeking out any opportunities for bipartisanship and leaning more on executive power than legislative action as he begins his first foray into divided government.

Chinese President Gives Face Time to Hill Leaders

Jan. 20, 2011

Chinese President Hu Jintao is making the rounds on Capitol Hill on Thursday morning.

Obama Grabs Reins on Regulation

Jan. 18, 2011

President Barack Obama showed Tuesday that he wants to take the lead on regulatory reform, an issue that Republicans were hoping to dominate over the next two years.

Obama Tries to Trump GOP on Regulatory Reform

Jan. 18, 2011

President Barack Obama took the reins back from Republicans on regulatory reform on Tuesday with an executive order, two memorandums and a Wall Street Journal opinion piece mapping out his strategy for the months ahead.

Hill Leaders to Huddle With Hu

Jan. 18, 2011

House and Senate leaders will meet with Chinese President Hu Jintao on Thursday, according to Hill aides.

Biden Announces Bruce Reed as New Chief of Staff

Jan. 14, 2011

Vice President Joseph Biden announced Friday that Bruce Reed will be his new chief of staff.

Gibbs: Obama Will Continue Call for Civility in State of the Union Address

Jan. 13, 2011

Expect President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address to echo the same calls for unity and improved civil discourse that he made during Wednesday’s memorial in Arizona, White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said Thursday.

Obama Pleads for Civility in Message of Healing

Jan. 12, 2011

In what is arguably his most critical moment to date for uniting the country, President Barack Obama on Wednesday evening called on Americans to honor the victims of a shooting rampage in Arizona by tamping down the vitriolic tone of debate that has polarized the nation over the past two years.

Obama Visits Giffords Before Memorial Ceremony

Jan. 12, 2011

President Barack Obama on Wednesday visited Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) and four other victims of Saturday’s gun rampage, according to pool reports.

Boehner to Host RNC Party During Tucson Memorial

Jan. 12, 2011

Speaker John Boehner will host a cocktail party for the Republican National Committee at the same time that President Barack Obama addresses the nation at the memorial service for victims of the Tucson shooting.

Arizona Republicans Will Fly to Tucson With Obama

Jan. 12, 2011

A mix of Arizona Republican lawmakers and senior administration officials will accompany President Barack Obama on his flight to Tucson to attend Wednesday’s memorial service.

Tucson Speech Offers Fresh Start for Obama

Jan. 11, 2011

President Barack Obama will do more than try to heal the nation with his speech in Tucson, Ariz., tonight: He’ll try to recast his presidency and regain the trust of Americans who have lost faith in him over the past two years.

Controversial Afghan Oversight Official Resigns

Jan. 10, 2011

The White House announced Monday that retired Maj. Gen. Arnold Fields, the special inspector general for Afghanistan reconstruction whom lawmakers in both parties have criticized for being ineffective, has resigned.

Ashley Turton Was Part of ‘White House Family’

Jan. 10, 2011

White House staffers are mourning the loss of one of their own following the death Monday of Ashley Turton, a former Hill aide and the wife of White House Deputy Director of Legislative Affairs Dan Turton.

Obama Will Honor Shooting Victims at Service in Arizona

Jan. 10, 2011

President Barack Obama will fly to Tucson, Ariz., on Wednesday for a memorial to commemorate the victims of Saturday’s shooting, a senior administration official confirmed Monday.

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