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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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Obama: Expect a Memorial for Victims

Jan. 10, 2011

President Barack Obama said Monday to expect an announcement in the coming days about a memorial to honor the victims of the Tucson, Ariz., shooting, although he did not say whether he will travel to Arizona.

Arizona Shooting Evokes ‘Horrific Memories’ for Speier

Jan. 10, 2011

Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.), who was shot in the 1978 attack that killed Rep. Leo Ryan (D-Calif.), said Saturday’s attack on Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) brings back “horrific memories” of the assassination of her former boss.

Obama Receives More Briefings on Tucson Investigation

Jan. 10, 2011

President Barack Obama received two more updates Monday on the investigation into the Tucson, Ariz., shooting that left six dead and Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) in critical condition.

Obama: Giffords ‘Battling for Her Life’

Jan. 8, 2011

President Barack Obama said Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is “battling for her life” after a gunman shot her in the head and killed at least five others in a Tucson, Ariz., shooting Saturday morning.

Arizona Members in Disbelief Over Giffords Shooting

Jan. 8, 2011

Members of the Arizona delegation expressed shock and disbelief over Saturday’s shooting of their colleague, Democratic Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, whom they called a friend and a model public servant.

Obama: Economic Trend Is Clear

Jan. 7, 2011

President Barack Obama said Friday that new unemployment numbers show that the economy is growing and cited “more optimistic economic forecasts for the year ahead.”

Democrats Embrace Drop in Jobless Rate

Jan. 7, 2011

Leaders in both parties seized on new numbers out Friday showing that unemployment dropped from 9.8 percent to 9.4 percent last month as proof that their party’s policies are the better way forward.

Obama to Tap Sperling to Lead Economic Council

Jan. 7, 2011

President Barack Obama will announce a major restructuring of his economic team Friday, including the selection of Gene Sperling to lead the National Economic Council, a White House official said.

White House: Health Care Repeal Won’t Happen

Jan. 6, 2011

In case it wasn’t already clear, the White House announced Thursday that President Barack Obama would veto legislation aimed at repealing his signature health care overhaul.

No Backlash for Daley From Liberal Senators

Jan. 6, 2011

Senate Democrats have nothing but praise for President Barack Obama’s choice of William Daley as his new chief of staff, despite liberal groups blasting the president’s pick as beholden to corporate interests.

Obama Names Daley as New Chief of Staff

Jan. 6, 2011

President Barack Obama named former Commerce Secretary William Daley as his new chief of staff Thursday.

Obama Meets With Chief of Staff Contender Daley

Jan. 5, 2011

William Daley, a leading candidate for chief of staff to President Barack Obama, met privately with the president Wednesday.

Biden, Cummings to Discuss Oversight Issues

Jan. 5, 2011

Vice President Joseph Biden will sit down with House Oversight and Government Reform ranking member Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) on Thursday morning, according to Biden’s schedule.

Gibbs: Job Was ‘Extraordinary,’ but It’s Time to Recharge

Jan. 5, 2011

White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said Wednesday that his job has been “the opportunity of a lifetime” but that he is leaving in early February to “step back a little bit” and “recharge” after keeping up a frenetic work pace.

Gibbs Leaving the White House

Jan. 5, 2011

It’s official, though not a surprise: White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs is stepping down in early February.

Some Democrats Urge Obama to ‘Push Back’

Jan. 4, 2011

President Barack Obama left Washington on a high last month after racking up victories in the lame-duck session. But he returns this week to a much different climate: His own party is deeply divided over how he should work with the new Congress and Republicans are ready to hold him to his word about cutting deals together.

Biden’s Chief of Staff to Resign

Jan. 4, 2011

Ron Klain, Vice President Joseph Biden’s chief of staff, will leave the White House in late January to become the president of Case Holdings, the holding company of AOL co-founder Steve Case, administration officials confirmed Tuesday.

Obama Extends Hawaiian Vacation

Dec. 29, 2010

President Barack Obama is extending his Hawaiian holiday by a day, his spokesman said Wednesday. Obama was originally expected to return to Washington on Jan. 3, but he will now be back Jan. 4.

Six Recess Appointments Include Stalled Justice Official

Dec. 29, 2010

President Barack Obama made six recess appointments Wednesday, including the long-stalled placement of James Cole as deputy attorney general.

Ethics Panel Drops Complaint Against Dodd Just Before He Retires

Dec. 29, 2010

The Senate Ethics Committee has dismissed a complaint alleging that outgoing Sen. Chris Dodd took part in a corrupt real estate deal.

Bonner Named House Ethics Chairman

Dec. 29, 2010

Speaker-designate John Boehner announced Wednesday that Rep. Jo Bonner (R-Ala.) will be chairman of the Ethics Committee in the 112th Congress.

Animal Rights Groups Back Obama’s Support for NFL’s Vick

Dec. 28, 2010

Leading animal rights groups say they have no problem with President Barack Obama commending the owner of the Philadelphia Eagles for hiring Michael Vick, the once-disgraced football player who went to prison for running an illegal dogfighting ring.

McConnell to Join Obama for Tax Bill Signing

Dec. 17, 2010

In a sign of the rapidly changing dynamics between Congress and the White House, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) — President Barack Obama’s biggest obstacle to clearing his agenda over the past two years — will be standing alongside the president when he signs the $858 billion tax cut bill Friday.

Obama Signs $858 Billion Tax Cut Bill

Dec. 17, 2010

With Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) standing by his side, President Barack Obama signed the $858 billion tax cut package into law on Friday and touted the bill’s passage as a sign that bipartisanship can happen in the next Congress.

Pelosi Promotes Press Staff

Dec. 17, 2010

Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Friday that she has named Nadeam Elshami communications director and senior adviser and Drew Hammill deputy communications director and press secretary.

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