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Jennifer Bendery is Roll Calls White House correspondent. Prior to taking over the beat in January 2010, she covered House and Senate leadership for three years. Jennifers 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.
Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.), who was shot in the 1978 attack that killed Rep. Leo Ryan (D-Calif.), said Saturdays attack on Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) brings back horrific memories of the assassination of her former boss.
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.
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.
Members of the Arizona delegation expressed shock and disbelief over Saturdays shooting of their colleague, Democratic Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, whom they called a friend and a model public servant.
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.
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.
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 partys policies are the better way forward.
In case it wasnt already clear, the White House announced Thursday that President Barack Obama would veto legislation aimed at repealing his signature health care overhaul.
Senate Democrats have nothing but praise for President Barack Obamas choice of William Daley as his new chief of staff, despite liberal groups blasting the presidents pick as beholden to corporate interests.
President Barack Obama named former Commerce Secretary William Daley as his new chief of staff Thursday.
Vice President Joseph Biden will sit down with House Oversight and Government Reform ranking member Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) on Thursday morning, according to Bidens schedule.
William Daley, a leading candidate for chief of staff to President Barack Obama, met privately with the president Wednesday.
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.
Its official, though not a surprise: White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs is stepping down in early February.
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.
Ron Klain, Vice President Joseph Bidens 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.
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.
President Barack Obama made six recess appointments Wednesday, including the long-stalled placement of James Cole as deputy attorney general.
Speaker-designate John Boehner announced Wednesday that Rep. Jo Bonner (R-Ala.) will be chairman of the Ethics Committee in the 112th Congress.
The Senate Ethics Committee has dismissed a complaint alleging that outgoing Sen. Chris Dodd took part in a corrupt real estate deal.
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.
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 bills passage as a sign that bipartisanship can happen in the next Congress.
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.
In a sign of the rapidly changing dynamics between Congress and the White House, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) President Barack Obamas 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.
Defense Secretary Robert Gates gave cover to President Barack Obama on Thursday to sign off on a massive omnibus spending bill stuffed with thousands of earmarks totaling more than $8 billion.