Bernard "Bernie" Sanders (born September 8, 1941) is the junior United States Senator from Vermont. He previously represented Vermont's at-large district in the United States House of Representatives.
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at least there's the occasional Bernie Sanders, Amy Goodman, Jimmy Hoffa, Jr., and Dennis Kucinich. Wild cat 'em!
Bernie Sanders: According to a new report from the Pew Research Center, all of the new wealth generated in this...
well nowadays everything falls apart the moment anyone (not named Bernie Sanders or Rand Paul) even mentions a filibuster so
Bernie Sanders’ passion winning over veterans groups
When cries "has to bring him back to reality. via
TOO BIG TO JAIL? says at some point, we’re going to have to deal with bankster crimes.
Sadly, I agree. NE1 wonder how Eliz Warren or Bernie Sanders would have handled this? Just sayin'
Got into fight with power company over it! My State Embarrassment Bernie Sanders was NO HELP AT ALL! Big Surprise!
YEAH!!! "Where were the deficit hawks when we got into two wars and forgot to pay for them?" (Tax the Wealthy!)
let's go w/that & take away Senators from VT RI CN MD & DE.=conservative majority in perpetuity. Adios Bernie Sanders
Bernie Sanders so far has exposed the truth. he is not a liar like Norquest Puppets, not conservativ
Videos - Bill Maher and Bernie Sanders Explode at GOP Panelists Over the Economy & the Environment
HelpUSVets Bernie Sanders' passion winning over veterans groups: The chairman of the Senate Veterans Affairs C...
My beliefs lean more towards the Independent party. I love Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders as they can't be bought.
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This time last year Bernie decided not to give Force India any coverage for the Bahrain race following them...
Being a socialist and an American aren't mutually exclusive. Ever heard of Bernie Sanders?
talk to progressive darling Bernie Sanders about that.
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Bernie Sanders on frontline for veterans “I’m going to fight for them — I think they know it,” Sanders said...
On Left they’re not even covering the breaking news in instead speaking with Bernie Sanders about
“We will not balance the budget on the backs of disabled veterans.” Senator Bernie Sanders Speaks (VIDEO)
I only look like a Republican when compared to Bernie Sanders and Dennis Kucinich! :)
Up next: Sen. Rand Paul then on to Sen. Bernie Sanders! Big tent strategy for 10 meetings total today in Senate.
Sen. Bernie Sanders: The 'Hoax': I support Gina McCarthy to be the next Environmental Protection Agency ...
Bernie Sanders:"Obama's budget would make significant cuts in Social Security & lower benefits for disabled veterans"
And you got all those progs doing more damage than some RWNJs. ::cough Van Jones, Bernie Sanders, Robert Reich::
I am retracting My Apologies for Bernie Sanders! People of New York owe a Apology to the WORLD FOR Charlie Rangel! Was there no Fence Poles?
Just witnessed Bernie Sanders give Barbara Jackson Lee a hug - it was so cute
great show on Friday. Bernie Sanders, what a beaut. Guys like Steve Moore
Stephen Moore was obnoxious Abby Huntsman in over her head, Bernie Sanders keep fightin the good fight Zack Kopplin is the future
Steve Moore and Bernie Sanders were going at it just now. No excel spreadsheets or Ben and Jerry's was harmed in the process
Forever delighted by how much Bernie Sanders sounds like Larry David as George Steinbrenner
I`m a huge fan of Bernie Sanders and I think Elizabeth Warren would be a Fantastic President looking ahead to 2016
Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, & Sherrod Brown seem to be only Liberals left pushing Liberal economic issues. Dem's are losing the base.
We need many more Bernie Sanders in Washington! ---Lane...
Michael Moore sought unsucessfully to "primary" along with Ralph Nader, Cornel West, Tavis Smiley and Bernie Sanders.
Bernie Sanders on The Cycle: Chained CPI will make devastating cuts to & veterans.
Petition via / Sen. Bernie Sanders' petition to oppose chained CPI "cuts" to Social Security.
If I were a snowstorm I'd take a hard left at Vermont. In honor of Bernie Sanders and all ...
u hear that Wilkerson blame PBO for GITMO he needs to ask Bernie Sanders about those votes
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Sen. Bernie Sanders threatens filibuster on Obama entitlement cuts
Amendments by Sen. Bernie Sanders to end offshore tax havens and raise the minimum wage
I love me a little Bernie Sanders every now and then. Reminds me that being crazy is still cool.
Petition: No Budget Deal on Backs of the Elderly, the Children, the Sick and the Poor. // I'm with Bernie Sanders!
Bernie Sanders Global Warming: More than 500 people were at Montpelier High School on Saturday for Sen. Bernie...
I agree with Sen Bernie Sanders "it is past time for Corporate America to contribute significantly to deficit reduction,”
This is so wrong, we did not vote for the grand bargain & chained CPI, Bernie Sanders only one in Washington who stands up for us
Bernie "El Guapo" Sanders is petitioning the president not to balance the budget by cutting social safety programs
Senator Bernie Sanders has proposed constitutional amendment to reverse the Supreme Court's Citizens United ruling.
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Sen. Bernie Sanders released a report today directly taking on the Business Roundtable, by outing 31 banks and...
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Petition: Bernie Sanders - We demand a budget that puts millions of Americans back to work in decent paying jobs-
Bernie Sanders on says fight over ChainedCPI reveals "deep philosophical divide" & he's on side of protecting seniors.
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Bernie Sanders is an opportunist. He opted to keep GITMO open. That just tore it for me.
. I have asked several . Keith Ellison, Rep. Garamendi, Tim Ryan, Bernie Sanders, Ed Schultz. No answer. Why is that?
just get Bernie Sanders on MTP. Oh better yet just dance with Carl Rove
I love Sherrod Brown, and Bernie Sanders, I could care less about Reid!
Oh lawd! Maxine Waters, Ed Schultz, and Bernie Sanders...Click! Had a rough day. I'm not in the mood for nontroversies.
Maxine Waters, Bernie Sanders & you too Ed needs to stop doubting President Obama. This behavior gave us a Republican House in 2010
Thank you Maxine Waters for standing with Bernie Sanders.
Elizabeth Warren: Ms. Smith Goes to Washington and Doesn't Give an Inch, After Years of Failed Promises from Politicians. I am hopeful. What a desert it has been for those who are concerned about justice, democracy, income fairness and the Constitution. So many hopes have soared on the wings of politicians promising change and an end-to-business as usual in DC, only to have expectations dashed as the candidates are elected, take office and conform to the status quo rather than change it. It has been a dismaying and enervating slog, sinking in the quagmire of political moral corruption to be limply reassured by the begrudging outlook "that it could be worse." The danger is that dismay can lead to hopelessness and withdrawal from the great struggle for summoning our better angels. For years, we have seen with few exceptions (Bernie Sanders, Paul Wellstone, etc.) political figures head to the seat of the US government only to become compromised by corporate control through campaign contributions, the media . ...
United Steelworkers Union & Sen Sanders Want Congress To ‘Keep Social Security Promise’ Announces Support of ‘Keep Social Security Promises Act’ U.S. Sen. Sanders, Rep. Peter DeFazio introduce bills to strengthen benefits Leo W. Gerard, President of the United Steelworkers (USW) today released a letter supporting today’s introduction of legislation by U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) cosponsored by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) to strengthen Social Security by making the wealthiest Americans pay the same payroll tax that nearly everyone else already pays. Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) introduced the companion bill in the House. The legislation is titled: ‘Keeping Our Social Security Promises Act of 2013.’ “The United Steelworkers is proud to stand with you and support this vital legislation to protect the integrity and longevity of our nation’s retirement system,” Gerard wrote. “Your bill will make Social Security fully solvent for the next 75 years and do so without having t ...
Zaid Jilani's report on Rand Paul's stand against drones provides the best coverage of Wednesday night's 13 hour filibuster-- which preceded a strong bipartisan vote (63-34) confirming John Brennan as CIA Director. In the end Rand Paul voted to confirm and the only NO votes were from heroic progressives Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Pat Leahy (D-VT), Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and a gaggle of drooling obstructionists like Ted Cruz (R-TX), Jeff Sessions (R-AL), Ron Johnson (R-WI) and Pat Toomey (R-PA) who ritually oppose everything and everyone that Obama proposes. Their opposition is meaningless and says nothing about anything except that they are unfit for office themselves.
: It is simple, Chris Van Hollen for President, and Bernie Sanders as VP.
Today's news from Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.): Sanders Has ‘Made a Difference’ for Veterans: Sen. Bernie Sanders, the new Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs chairman, has won veterans' support by focusing on issues important to them from health problems caused by Agent Orange and Gulf War illness to disabled veterans' fears that their benefits will be cut. Among Sanders' latest priorities is a backlog of 900,000 disability claims at the Veterans Affairs Department. He will hold a hearing on the issue on March 13. "He's stepped up and made a difference in a lot of veterans' lives," John Miner, past president of the Vietnam Veterans of America in Vermont told Gannett News Service. A Grand Bargain or a Bad Bargain?: Sen. Sanders said he would oppose any budget deal that cuts Social Security and Medicare, “If we’re talking about some kind of so-called grand bargain which would cut Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, and not ask one out of four large corporations who pay zero in taxes today to st ...
I think Elizabeth Warren is awesome!!! (and Bernie Sanders too!!). Doing what they know is right!!!
"In the long three decades McCain has served in Washington DC, we can't find any time he's referred to any other colleagues, past or present, as "wacko birds." Not Nancy Pelosi. Not Barbara Boxer. Not Al Franken. Not Robert Byrd. Not Sheila Jackson Lee. Not Hank Johnson. Not Patrick Leahy. Not Robert Menendez. Not Bernie Sanders. Not Dennis Kucinich. Not Jim Wright. Not Anthony Weiner. Not Alan Grayson. Not Carol Moseley Braun. Not *** Durbin. Not Chuck Schumer. Not Harry Reid. No. The "wackos" are Rand Paul and Ted Cruz -- the two men who have single-handedly breathed new life into the moribund and wasted GOP brand. Moribund and wasted no thanks to the abysmal political skills (or lack thereof) of McCain and his ilk."
This is a worthy comment found on Bernie Sanders week in review. Worth posting. Thank you Michael Epstein. Michael Epstein in our our last century we covered a Great Depression, two world wars, a Korean War, Vietnam war, Nuclear fallout and a Cold War with USSR, Gulf War, Iraq War. Not to mention, Somalia black hawk down, the Balkan Wars, a CIA coup of Iran 1953 (operation ajax), Iran-Contra, Nicaragua, Chilean Coup d'état in place of genocidal General Pinochet, a Salvador conflict backing mass genocide, fighting to destroy the Sandinistas, The Cuban missile crisis, The Bay of pigs, a wave of political assassinations including President Kennedy. bombing of our foreign embassy's, USS Cole, 9/11, afghanistan, Iraq wars, I can go on. Domestically -- We saw in the early part of the century, women's suffrage and their right to vote, Great Depression and complete disparity and poverty, a prohibition, a civil rights movement that has resulted in today (a Black President!), women's movements of the 60's, Roe V . ...
Please people. Stop pinning all of your hopes on just Rand Paul because he pulled a relatively rare procedural move by employing a filibuster the old fashioned way. The self proclaimed socialist, Bernie Sanders, pulled the same stunt not that long ago. Until the group hug that Christie pulled with Obama after Sandy, he was the chosen one. It's WAY too early to pick your horse and a lot could go wrong. If The Supreme Leader of the Ronulan Star Empire wields his tinfoil hat to get his son elected, all bets are off as I, for one, will NEVER support a Paul for president if Ron is involved in any way.
Liberals hating on Rand Paul's filibuster make me sick. If it were Bush who refused to deny himself the power to kill U.S. citizens on American soil, and Bernie Sanders filibustering for 13 hours, you'd all be jizzing in your pants.
This is what America needs most; people in politics who have the clarity to see the hypocrisy of a 'justice' system that is systematically unjust. How about a new party with Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders at the top of the ticket?
It's really funny to me that Ron Wyden is getting all this attention again for TALKING tough about drones even though he voted for John Brennan, the architect of the drone program, to be the new CIA director. Just so people are paying attention, Jeff Merkley (an Oregon congressman), Bernie Sanders (a socialist who has been re-elected to the Senate for essentially an eternity), Rand Paul, and Patrick Leahy are the only ones that actually voted against Brennan. You might (probably will) be quizzed on this during the next election ad cycle.
Name someone not in the political party that you primarily identify with whom you respect or admire and explain why. I'll list two: **Ron Wyden - Mr Widen is very thoughtful in forming his opinions and very respectful of others. **Bernie Sanders - Mr Sanders is not beholden to either major party and he thus votes his conscience and for what he is passionate about.
Last November, after the Pied Piper's re-election various left leaning periodicals were crowing about how this particular election had been a "progressive victory". One of the chief selling points in this delusional editorializing was the election of Ms Baldwin, Ms Warren, and Mr. Sherrod Brown to the US Senate. This was said to mean there would now be "a progressive caucus in that august body". Well, Generalissimo Charisma nominates Jojo Brennan to head the CIA, and these three "progressives" vote to confirm him. Bernie Sanders voted no. Can one be a progressive chicken hawk, a progressive war monger? I guess if you want to be a DP senator you have to take your moral compass to the Beltway Pawn Shop.
IMPORTANT: All but two Democrats voted for John Brennan. However, two Democrats and one Independent d the right thing and voted NO and they are Senators Patrick Leahy (D), Jeff Merkley (D), and Bernie Sanders (I). To our great disappointment, 13 Republicans did not listen to Rand Paul’s warning about Brennan and the concerns that the government could use drones to kill Americans. These GOP senators voted YES for John Brennon’s confirmation to be director of the CIA: Lamar Alexander (TN), Richard Burr (NC), Dan Coats (IN), Tom Coburn (OK), Susan Collins (ME), Bob Corker (TN), Jeff Flake (AZ), Lindsey Graham (SC), Orrin Hatch (UT), Mark Kirk (IL), John McCain (AZ), Lisa Murkowski (AK), and Marco Rubio (FL).
I have a couple comments on what some consider a 'stunt' by Rand Paul yesterday with his 'talking' filibuster to prevent Brennan's approval by the Senate as the new CIA director (it wasn't originally about drones BTW). I don't support Brennan either, but I do support the 'talking' filibuster in the Senate instead of the minority tail wag the majority dog, secret filibuster allowed, mess we have in the Senate presently. It's an abomination to the American concept of majority rule our country is based on. Secondly, where was the outrage, discussion, media coverage, & debate when Bernie Sanders performed a much more important 'talking' filibuster in 2010, on a topic much more important to the majority of Americans than what Rand Paul had to say? (pretty much crickets chirping). All that said, I still applaud Rand Paul & Bernie Sanders for their 'talking' filibuster attempts to makes their views known & inform Americans. At the same time I chastise & revile Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid for not changing t ...
Bernie Sanders and Dems introduce a bill to take the cap off Social Security which will secure it for the next 50 years!! This will protect Vets and everyone! Let your Congress Person and Senate hear from you on the support of this!!! Force Boehner to bring it to a vote!!! SS has over 2.7 Trillion in it now, before Congress takes any more of your money that is not theirs!!
I had a chance to look at these StandWithRand uploads showing quotes from Messrs. McCain and Lindsay Graham. Well. Is this what Pat Buchanan meant when he laid out the trope of both the Pubbies and the Dems being two wings on the same bird of prey? Well, I think we've got the answer. Well, two out of 535 at the very least. At this point, friends, I suggest that we change our national bird from the noble eagle to the buzzard. Yes, the wing metaphor still applies; but by the time all these *** get through with what's left of this country...well, you know. So, what *did* Rand Paul really accomplish in 12 hours? Nothing but a much clearer path towards confirmation for an Obama stooge (Patrick Leahy [Dem(!)-Vermont] and Bernie Sanders [Vermont Independent/self-described socialist(!)] actually voted against the nomination). Apparently, though, AG Holder's dubious "assurances" in writing that our own drones won't be used to further BHO's further preversion of the BS American justice system was enough for Ra ...
Sens. Bernie Sanders, Patrick Leahy, Barbara Boxer, Amy Klobuchar, Sheldon Whitehouse, Al Franken and Richard Blumenthal. Remember those names, they are the rational, responsible Senators. *** even Harry Reid, Majority Leader supports this bill. Anyone who doesn't is obviously a paid off shill of a pole dancer for the weaponry manufacturers and the oligarchs who think they can run our country into the ground. Thank you, Bernie and particular thanks for making it obviously based on a presidential campaign promise. Gotta love you, Senator.
CIA: The Senate on Thursday confirmed John Brennan as CIA director. Sen. Bernie Sanders was among those voting no. The final vote was 63 to 34 to confirm the nomination of the former intelligence officer who held posts under Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush. During Brennan’s confirmation process, questions were raised about the use of drone aircraft and so-called enhanced interrogation techniques. “While we must aggressively pursue international terrorists and all of those who would do us harm, we must do it in a way that protects the Constitution and the civil liberties which make us proud to be Americans,” Sanders said. “With regard to the use of drones and other methods employed by the Central Intelligence Agency, I am not convinced that Mr. Brennan is adequately sensitive to the important balancing act required to make protecting our civil liberties an integral part of ensuring our national security.” Bernie Sanders
CIA pick John Brennan is confirmed 63 to 34. Among the "no" votes are those of Bernie Sanders and Jeff Merkley.
These are all politicians !! Now do you know why we are in trouble ? A DC airport ticket agent-must read! This is priceless funny stuff; but alas, is only a small indication of how much trouble our country is in. God Bless America ! A DC airport ticket agent offers some examples of 'why' our country is in trouble: 1. I had a New Hampshire Congresswoman (Carol Shea-Porter-Dem) ask for an aisle seat so that her hair wouldn't get messed up by being near the window. (On an airplane!) 2. I got a call from a Kansas Congressman's (Dennis Moore-Dem) staffer (Howard Bauleke), who wanted to go to Capetown. I started to explain the length of the flight and the passport information, and then he interrupted me with, ''I'm not trying to make you look stupid, but Capetown is in Massachusetts .'' Without trying to make him look stupid, I calmly explained, ''Cape Cod is in Massachusetts , Capetown is in Africa '' his response -- click. 3. A senior Vermont Congressman, now Senator (Bernie Sanders) called, furious ab ...
Seriously, Bernie Sanders, Debbie Stabenow, Amy Klobuchar, and other Democratic senators have voted...
Audit of the Federal Reserve Reveals $16 Trillion in Secret Bailouts The first ever GAO (Government Accountability Office) audit of the Federal Reserve was carried out in the past few months due to the Ron Paul, Alan Grayson Amendment to the Dodd-Frank bill, which passed last year. Jim DeMint, a Republican Senator, and Bernie Sanders, an independent Senator, led the charge for a Federal Reserve audit in the Senate, but watered down the original language of the house bill(HR1207), so that a complete audit would not be carried out. Ben Bernanke (pictured to the right), Alan Greenspan, and various other bankers vehemently opposed the audit and lied to Congress about the effects an audit would have on markets. SHADE the Motion Picture – Global Depopulation Agenda Exposed!(Ad) Nevertheless, the results of the first audit in the Federal Reserve’s nearly 100 year history were posted on Senator Sander’s webpage earlier this morning. What was revealed in the audit was startling: $16,000,000,000,000.00 had be ...
some Dems. Others have been saying same for years (Bernie Sanders, Sherrod Brown, to name two)
Sequestration: President Obama and congressional leaders failed Friday to reach agreement on how to avoid the first round of sequestration cuts that will total $85 billion by Sept. 30. Interviewed Friday on The Thom Hartmann Program, Sen. Bernie Sanders called the cuts “a real tragedy” that will hurt education, environmental protection and other important programs. Republicans in Congress, Sanders added, “are absolutely adamant that they will not ask the wealthy and large corporations to pay a nickel more in taxes and the only way they want to do deficit reduction is by cutting, cutting, cutting.” Keystone Pipeline: The State Department issued a revised environmental impact statement for the 1,700-mile pipeline on Friday that makes no recommendation about whether the project should be built but presents no conclusive environmental reason it should not be, The New York Times reported.
"As you may have noticed, no Democrats in the Senate now identify as Progressives: The Senate Progressive Caucus is Bernie Sanders." True?
We should have a revote, and fire all of them (except Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth McGovern). Incredible that they go home for a nice long weekend, while the Sequester goes into effect.
I appreciate that Bernie Sanders, among others, continues to speak out against this, but I think unless we hit the White House hard with a phone campaign, the Keystone Pipeline is a done deal. After all, the Secretary of State, John Kerry, is Obama's second nominee to have a severe economic conflict of interest, as he holds shares that will explode with approval of the pipeline. Susan Rice was in a similar position. I think the President's position on this is pretty clear, and the eco-talk in the State of the Union was just so much lip service. Here's what Senator Bernie Sanders has to say about it: “No one who is serious about protecting the future of our planet and reversing Global Warming could support this pipeline project. Tar sands oil is the dirtiest on Earth, and the Environmental Protection Agency has said clearly that tar sands production releases 82 percent more greenhouse gas emissions than conventional oil. “President Obama spoke eloquently in his Inaugural Address and State of the Un ...
Brunch With Bernie on NOW!!Bernie Sanders with Thom Hartmann on and DishNETWORK ch 9415 and DirecTV ch348.
Now watching Bernie Sanders on Thom Hartmann Show. We really should have made him president instead of Bush for 8 years.
Bernie Sanders on Jacob Lew Treasury Confirmation I copied the whole speech; it is public information & available on Bernie's website. Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) Feb. 27, 2013 Senate Floor Statement on the Confirmation of Jacob Lew to the Treasury Secretary Mr. SANDERS. Madam President, I say to my friend that he is right when he said that I oppose the Lew nomination also. I oppose his nomination for different reasons than he does, and I will speak later on that issue. From my perspective, at a time when the middle class is disappearing, when we have 46 million people living in poverty, when we have the most unequal distribution of wealth and income since the Great Depression, we need a Secretary of Treasury who is going to stand up for working families and be prepared to take on Wall Street. He needs to be prepared to change our disastrous trade policies, be prepared to defend Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, and the safety net that is so important to tens of millions of Americans. That is my obj ...
We need more people like Bernie Sanders.
Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., doesn't think much of a Senate Republican proposal to cancel the $85 billion in automatic sequester cuts and give President Obama the authority to make the cuts himself.
The Cost of Climate Change: The Brookings Institution said Tuesday that a carbon tax could reduce greenhouse gas emissions and lessen federal budget shortfalls. The National Association of Manufacturers, meanwhile, released a study that found a carbon tax would hurt the economy. Sen. Bernie Sanders disputed the manufacturers’ lobby. He pointed to ways his legislation on Climate Change would help business, create jobs and save billions of dollars spent on disaster relief. “The price that America cannot afford to pay is the price of doing nothing to reverse Global Warming,” he said. Sanders recently introduced Climate Change legislation that is co-sponsored by Sen. Barbara Boxer, chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works. Continue reading here:
Christie won't be in the Lieberman "I" category - he'll be in the Charlie Crist/Angus King/Bernie Sanders, actually independent column.
It's people like Bernie Sanders who make me balk at the "throw ALL the bums out" slogans. That's what got us term limits and I'm convinced that term limits support parties but not individuals.
One of the most memorable moments in the History Channel's rabidly pro-capitalist series, The Men Who Built America, came when predatory titans John D. Rockefeller, J.P. Morgan and Andrew Carnegie decided to make Republican Party hack William McKinley president and destroy the political career of populist Democrat William Jennings Bryan ("the Great Commoner," his day's version of Bernie Sanders). J.P. Morgan: "We have to buy our own president." Watch the video above; you'll love it. It sums up the real history of the post-Lincoln/pre-Tea Party Republican Party.
Today's news from Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.): Banks Bailed Out by Taxpayers Dodge Taxes: On Moyers & Company on PBS this weekend, economist Richard Wolff says he learned a few days ago – “and I got it actually from Senator Bernie Sanders from Vermont – that during the very years 2009, '10, '11, when the federal government was basically bailing out the biggest banks in the United States, they were busily establishing or operating subsidiaries in the Cayman Islands, in the Caribbean, in order to evade taxes.” Climate Change: Senate environment committee Chairman Barbara Boxer is pushing Climate Change legislation with Sen. Sanders. “She declines to admit the obvious: That the measure is dead on arrival in the GOP-controlled House and even faces grim prospects of seeing the light of day on the Democratic-controlled Senate floor. She insists the legislation serves a purpose nonetheless. ‘You want to have a bill out there that people can rally around,’” Boxer told National Journal. Global Warm ...
Bernie Sanders is terrified. You should be, too. (via
I don't think U.S. media realise George Galloway makes Bernie Sanders look like Ron Paul.
I live in South Carolina, so whenever I get a "call your Congressional Representative" email about something going on in Washington, I call Bernie Sanders' office (Vermont) or Keith Ellison (Minnesota). I have no representation in government.
"Today's news from Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.): Health Care: Vermont is on track to become the first state to implement a single-payer health insurance system in 2017. “If we do it and do it well, other states will get in line and follow us,” Sen. Bernie Sanders told Vermont Life. “It will not only be enormously important to this state, it will be a model.” Sanders has been advocating a single-payer system since he was mayor of Burlington in the 1980’s, the magazine said. Tax Havens: Pharmaceutical companies like Eli Lilly and Pfizer have fought to make it illegal for the American people to buy cheaper prescription drugs from Canada and Europe, but they shift drug patents and profits to the Netherlands and other offshore tax havens to avoid paying U.S. taxes,” Sen. Sanders wrote in an op-ed published by the Bennington Banner. The London-based global bank Barclays is closing a controversial tax-avoidance unit, The International reported in an article that cited Sanders’ bill to close loophole ...
Nuclear Power Safety: It’s been almost two years since an earthquake and tsunami caused a meltdown at a nuclear power plant in Fukushima, Japan. It’s been more than two months since the federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission staff recommended safety measures to protect 31 similarly-designed reactors in the United States, including one at the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant along the Connecticut River at Vernon, Vt. The industry-friendly commission dragged its feet on earlier safety proposals and has not acted on the most recent staff recommendation. On Wednesday, Sen. Bernie Sanders asked why not. He was among a dozen members of the Senate committee that oversees the federal nuclear safety agency to sign a letter from Chairman Barbara Boxer. “The tens of millions of Americans who live near the affected reactors located in 15 states should not face additional delays,” the letter said. Continue reading here:
Today's news from Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.): Senate Rankings: Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Tom Udall tied in National Journal's ranking of the “most liberal” senators. “Blumenthal is not a firebrand like Bernie Sanders, but he casts liberal votes that are a reflection of his constituency and his philosophy,” University of Connecticut political scientist Ron Schurin told The Connecticut Mirror. “Although Sanders is an independent with very progressive views, he sometimes votes against Democratic positions on a bill as a protest, which may account for his absence from the list of most liberal senators,” the news website speculated. James Risch was deemed by National Journal to be the “most conservative” senator during the last session of Congress. VA Claims: Backlog Breaking a backlog in veterans’ disability claims was a top priority of retired Army Gen. Eric Shinseki when he became VA secretary in 2009. In 2009, it took an average of 161 days for the VA to determine whether the veteran ...
Sanders, Boxer Bill Gains Support: There is growing grassroots support for legislation to combat Global Warming. A bold new proposal by Sens. Bernie Sanders and Barbara Boxer, chairman of the Senate environment committee, has attracted support from environment and consumer groups. The legislation also has drawn overwhelming public support from a record number of respondents to our online poll. The proposed tax on carbon emission would reduce the use of fossil fuels that contribute to Climate Change, encourage U.S. companies to move to cleaner forms of energy, increase efficiency of existing fossil fuels and help develop new technologies. Rebates to consumers would reduce the impact of the tax on their energy bills. The revenue raised also would be used to help invest in clean energy technologies and solve our budget problems. “We will never fully deal with this crisis until Congress passes strong legislation. Sen. Boxer and I are going to fight as hard as we can to do that, and we will work to rally su ...
Today's news from Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.): USPS: Sen. Sanders joined 23 other senators in challenging the postmaster general’s authority to end Saturday mail delivery without congressional approval. The senators are asking for a legal justification, in writing, as to what Postmaster General Patrick R. Donahoe thinks gives him authority to unilaterally stop Saturday service, all-news radio KXNT-FM in Las Vegas reported on Monday. Dairy: Sen. Patrick Leahy addressed the St. Albans Cooperative Creamery annual meeting. The Milk Income Loss Contract, a Leahy authored support program for farmers, expired last year. Leahy was able to get a temporary reauthorization of the program, however, and as a result Vermont farmers received $450,000 in payments. Speaking on behalf of Sen. Bernie Sanders, staffer Jenny Nelson urged farmers who received a check to give Leahy a round of applause, the St. Albans Messenger reported. Climate Change: “Gamely plowing ahead despite an absence of support beyond party lines, ...
Stu Hurd, Dan Monks, and Bernie Sanders, I'd like to take the opportunity to publicly thank you all for your part in killing me and making my family sick. And, trust me, I will haunt you all. Forever.
Article: Lets Not Concede Just Yet: 'Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) introduced legislation to modernize the U.S. Postal Service, save Saturday mail and repeal a crippling law responsible for 80 percent of the mail system’s funding woes. So this means it is NOT a done deal. There is hope, but WE have to get involved. We have to let our Congress people KNOW that we support saving 6 day delivery and that we support the Sanders and DeFazio bills. As I said earlier, OUR VOICE has to be louder than the USPS PR Machine. Are you willing to help to stop the dismantling of the Postal Service you work for? Are you willing to spend your time and effort to get other people involved? I know all of this constant barrage of bad news about our jobs is a morale killer. I know it easier to just think whatever happens will happen. Believe me the fight ahead of us WILL NOT BE EASY. And there is NO guarantee that we will win. Ever tried? Ever failed? No Matter. Try Again. Fail Better.'
Cool, very nice to hear. And now you have Bernie Sanders as a senator. Big upgrade over days of Jesse Helms.
Sen. Bernie Sanders as proposed a constitutional amendment 1. Corporations are not persons with constitutional rights equal to real people.
Sen. Bernie Sanders: "You can't be an American company only when you want a massive bailout from the American people"
ou hear it often from figures of the left like Matt Taibbi and Bernie Sanders how crucial it is to have a serious discussion about breaking up the "too big to fail" banks. A few months ago Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) did an outstanding op-ed in the Washington Post about it. A month before, his proposal to withdraw taxpayer support of these banks, which have become little more than casinos, garnered 33 votes in the Senate, mostly progressives like Sanders, Jeff Merkley, Tom Harkin, Barbara Boxer, Tom Udall, Russ Feingold, and Pat Leahy but also from dyed-in-the-wool conservatives Tom Coburn ((R-OK) and Richard Shelby (R-AL), Ranking Republican on the Senate Banking Committee.
I’m not much into ‘hero’ worship; never even had a ‘crush’ on a rock star or movie star (that always seemed pretty dumb to me!) but I have to tell you, the closest I’ve ever come to having a ‘hero’ would be Bernie Sanders. I wish we had about 500 more just like him in Washington. He is the one consistent level-headed voice of reason; a man who is not afraid to speak the truth and let the chips fall where they may.
We have let this go on far too long. A backward glance at history will prove Bernie Sanders is correct and we have been the suckers. We don't have to be. Make it stop - NOW!
America's Senator Bernie makes the case 4 economic patriotism and ending tax havens - HuffPo
Lucky you! I love Sen Sanders.I listen to Thom Hartmann on Fridays just for Bernie.We're getting more progressives and liberals in CO
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) will fight to save the & all damage done to it by Congress.
Sen. Bernie Sanders: "the Congress is controlled by a handful of wealthy people and corporations... this is insane and has to be stopped..."
Sen. Bernie Sanders lays it all out on the economy via
“ Everyone in politics needs to take lessons from Bernie Sanders. Short list of heroes.” Scary.
just go look it up if you dont believe me. and thats a quote from Bernie Sanders, a senator for the U.S. but u dont know that!
Ever wonder why Dem leader never attack the GOP for all the stuff they try,imagine if they acted like Bernie Sanders and really fights !
omg. I had that exact same thought today. I'd love to clone 50 Bernie Sanders. He is amazing.
I'd Love to clone Bernie Sanders. The world would be a better place with more like him.
"the Congress of the United States of America is controlled by a handful of extraordinarily wealthy people."
Tavis: Bernie Sanders is the longest serving Independent in U.S. Congressional history now in his third term in the Senate from Vermont after 16 years in the House. In addition to his seat on the Senate Budget Committee, he is also the new Chair of the Veterans Affairs Committee. He joins us tonight...
Sen. Bernie Sanders took to The Ed Show to explain why the GOP’s plan to destroy the Postal Service is all about killing 230,000 jobs in the name of privatization.
Sen. Bernie Sanders announced today that he will fight against the USPS plan to end Saturday, non-package mail delivery service. He also called out House Republicans for trying to kill the USPS
Wanna know who the true progressives in the Senate are? DOMA is a great barometer. No one has worked harder on its repeal than Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), an original co-sponsor of the Respect for Marriage Act. These 7 have been working closely with her: Ron Wyden (D-OR), Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Chris *** (D-DE), Barbara Mikulski (D-MD), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ), Al Franken (D-MN), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Jeff Merkley (D-OR), and Patty Murray (D-WA) ~ KL
Bernie Sanders Exposes the 26 Billionaires who are Buying the 2012 Election By: Jason Easley Jul. 24th, 2012 In his new report, America For Sale: A Report on Billionaires Buying the 2012 Election, Sen. Bernie Sanders named names and called out the billionaires who using Citizens United to buy our democracy. In front of a Senate panel today, Sen. Bernie Sanders outed the 26 billionaires who are members of 23 billionaire families that are using Citizens United to buy elections. Sen. Sanders estimated that these 26 billionaires are the tip of the iceberg. “My guess is that number is really much greater because many of these contributions are made in secret. In other words, not content to own our economy, the 1 percent want to own our government as well.” Sanders explained how the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision put the government up for sale, “What the Supreme Court did in Citizens United is to say to these same billionaires and the corporations they control: ‘You own and control the econ ...
A list for those to be remembered when the power of the votes can be used. Suggestions welcome. 2-5-13 Sen. Bernie Sanders fired back at 80 CEOs who wrote a letter lecturing America about deficit reduction by released a report detailing how 18 of these CEOs have wrecked the economy by evading taxes and outsourcing jobs. 80 CEO’s raised the ire of Sen. Sanders by publishing a letter in the Wall Street Journal urging America to act on the deficit, and reform Medicare and Medicaid. Sen. Sanders responded to the lecture from America’s CEO’s by releasing a report that detailed how 18 of them have helped blow up the deficit and wreck the economy by outsourcing jobs and evading US taxes. Sanders said, There really is no shame. The Wall Street leaders whose recklessness and illegal behavior caused this terrible recession are now lecturing the American people on the need for courage to deal with the nation’s finances and deficit crisis. Before telling us why we should cut Social Security, Medicare and ot ...
There must be intelligent, relevant people in Congress other than Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, but we don't get to hear much of what they think and say. The media keeps our focus on dimwitted corporate toadies like McCain and Bachmann and Ryan. I want the media to stop glorifying the dimwits who were elected by dimwits and start reporting on what the educated, intelligent representatives have to say. That could go a long way toward encouraging the public to think.
Lenard Earl shared a link via Bernie Sanders. AMERICAN PEOPLE...If "I" or "yoU" continually insisted on and continually went after "cutting"/"reducing" the "Social Security Benefits" that you/others paid into (usually on 100% of your Earned Income) in advance anticipating to receiving them later in "life" when needed the most, while Many Others had/reached a Cutoff Limit/Cap and only paid (pay) up to what amounts to be a certain "percentage" of their Earned Income they earned regardless of amount over this "arbitrary" Cap/Limit even if it's "hundreds of millions of dollars" above it... Again, if "yoU" or "I" insisted on doing as mentioned above, "ones" visiting from "Outer Space" or somewhere (or maybe just any "FAIR" Minded/Thinking Person!) would/could probably think "WE" just might have some sort of "Mental Problem" if "WE" did NOT think about or consider Raising the Cap/Cutoff Limit on "those" who could/CAN AFFORD IT the most BEFORE TAKING AWAY FROM THOSE OF "LEAST AMONG US"...reckon!?! Do "YOU" suppo ...
Allen West nails it with his usual honesty: "Yesterday the ghost of immigration reform past reared its ugly head. In 1986 we went down this exact same road with amnesty for 2-3 million illegal immigrants. I heard the word "contingent" used often. Furthermore, the Senate Judiciary Cmte is headed by Bernie Sanders of Vermont. The final decision on immigration could mean a permanent dependent class and a permanent electoral block for the next generation. One can only estimate where political loyalties would lie, and imagine what happens to job opportunities for those here in America legally."
Today's news from Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.): Primary Care Crisis: Sen. Bernie Sanders chaired a hearing Tuesday on the shortage of primary caregivers in the country and the additional challenges that must be faced once 30 million more people are insured next year under the Affordable Care Act, Congressional Quarterly and Modern Health Care reported. Doctor Shortage: A panel charged with helping devise solutions to the nation’s health care workforce crisis is having a workforce crisis of its own: It hasn’t been funded, and it’s never met. The lack of action was noted at a hearing Tuesday of a Senate subcommittee convened by Sen. Sanders, Politico reported. “In order for the promise of expanded coverage passed into law by ACA to become a reality, the provisions designed to reach those goals must be fully funded and implemented,” Sanders said. Filibuster Reform: Republican senators, and many liberals, viewed a battle over Senate rules as a Republican victory because it left the filibuster intact, ...
The Senate on Thursday night voted for a package of modest modifications to filibuster rules. Sen. Bernie Sanders said the changes did not go far enough. “This country faces major crises in terms of the economy and unemployment, the deficit, Global Warming, health care, campaign finance reform, educ...
Sen. Bernie Sanders testified Tuesday afternoon before three Vermont House committees examining why gasoline prices are unusually high throughout northwestern Vermont and consistently higher in Vermont than the rest of the country. “I look forward to working with the Legislature to find a solution to this serious problem,” Bernie said. Tuesday evening, the House transportation, judiciary and commerce committees reconvened in Colchester to give the public an opportunity to express their views. Alex Weinhagen, of Westford, has a 44-mile daily commute and is outraged by the gas prices he must pay while traveling throughout northwestern Vermont. He told members of the three House committees that the huge price discrepancy between northwestern Vermont and other parts of the state was “absolutely ludicrous.” Carl Fowler, of Williston, frequently travels throughout Vermont. He told legislators, “It is crazy that … this summer it was 30 cents a gallon higher up here than it was down in Brattleboro.” ...
Sen. Bernie Sanders praised President Obama's second inaugural address as, 'eloquent in its simplicity and inspiring in its basic theme that we're all in this together.'
WASHINGTON, Jan. 21 – Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) issued the following statement today after President Barack Obama was sworn into office for a second term:
United States Some contemporary authors have characterized the United States' current state of affairs as being oligarchic in nature.1, 2 Simon Johnson wrote that "the reemergence of an American financial oligarchy is quite recent," a structure which he delineated as being the "most advanced" in the world.3 Jeffrey A. Winters argues that "oligarchy and democracy operate within a single system, and American politics is a daily display of their interplay." Bernie Sanders (I-VT) opined in a 2010 The Nation article that an "upper-crust of extremely wealthy families are *** bent on destroying the democratic vision of a strong middle-class which has made the United States the envy of the world. In its place they are determined to create an oligarchy in which a small number of families control the economic and political life of our country." United States political and finance industry leadership has recently been dominated by people associated with Harvard and Yale. All nine members of the current Sup ...
Obama Proposes Laws on Guns: President Obama announced on Wednesday that he will propose legislation that would ban assault weapons, limit high-capacity magazines, expand background checks for gun buyers and strengthen laws on gun trafficking. Sen. Bernie Sanders had this reaction: “As a nation, we must do everything we can to end the horror of mass killings that we have seen at Newtown, Conn., Aurora, Colo., Blacksburg, Va., Tucson, Ariz. and in other American communities. As the president indicated, there is nothing more important than keeping our children safe.” Continue reading here:
Sen. Bernie Sanders has proposed a constitutional amendment that would overturn the Supreme Court decision in a...
What we actually have is the "We CAN'T Congress." Fire all of them except Bernie Sanders and Alan Grayson. Some how we have to get Dennis Kucinich back in.
Despite all the talk in Washington about the "fiscal cliff" and the "debt ceiling," the real issue in America is about ideology, according to Sen. Bernie Sanders. The Independent from Vermont persuasively argues that Republicans are demanding spending cuts that will hit the poor and middle class especially hard, all in the name of fiscal responsibility. What these same GOP lawmakers won't talk about is what they did to dig the country into this $1 trillion deep deficit hole. This includes: Waging war in Iraq and Afghanistan without paying for it. Huge tax breaks for the rich. Giveaways to the pharmaceutical industry by making it illegal to let Medicare bargain for lower drug prices. Resinding financial regulations that enabled Wall Street to operate like a gambling casino, leading to a severe recession that eroded tax revenue and left more than 14 percent of American workers unemployed or underemployed
A lesson for the entire world's population ! people like Bernie Sanders and people like us will always exist ..people that are ally's of the good of humanity...
Can't hear Sen. Bernie Sanders voice without thinking of that cartoon aardvark.
Sen. Bernie Sanders: I am extremely concerned all key Obama economic advisers are from Wall Street
Here's the wonderful Bernie Sanders with some ideas for dealing with the reckless, illegal and sociopathic behavior of A.I.G. and other Wall Street Firms!
Sanders: McConnell is ‘Dead Wrong’ Sen. Bernie Sanders on Monday called Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell “dead wrong” for declaring that the “tax issue is over” after last week’s fiscal agreement. Added Sanders: “Revenue is very much the issue. The American people have been very clear. They ...
Sen. Bernie Sanders went on MSNBC today and completely leveled Sen. Mitch McConnell for claiming that revenue is not the issue, and explained that the government is spending money to keep people from starving.
Media Monopolies According to U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders – an independent from Vermont and a leading opponent of media consolidation – 50 companies owned 90 percent of the American media in 1983. Today, that same 90 percent is controlled by six companies: GE, News Corp., Disney, Viacom, Time Warner an...
I love Bernie Sanders. He's the best Senator in the country.
Sen. Bernie Sanders continues to be one of the stand-up guys in the Senate with telling it straight when it comes to the fact that Social Security does not add a dime to our deficit and that if President Obama wants to do something about the deficit, he needs to be cutting that corporate welfare, in...
Ed Markey for Senate--one of the few politicians gutsy enough to speak truth to power. (I include Bernie Sanders in this list). Hope all my Mass. family and friends will elect him to replace John Kerry. And if Deval Patrick is a smart guy he will appoint Barney Frank to fill in as interim. Sometimes I really miss living in a true blue state.
Bernie Sanders on The Ed Schultz Show. You may want to counterweight your television to the right since the content will be extremely left.
Happy to see CapHill's Nick Licata on the same bill as Stephen Colbert and Bernie Sanders: - Via
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) has been sworn in for his second term in the U.S. Senate.
If it's good enough for Bernie Sanders, Sheldon Whitehouse and Sherrod Brown, it's good enough for progressives all.
Ok, let's get a few things straight. This is what happened today. President Obama, through Joe Biden, began the day working toward a deal with Mitch McConnell that would avert the cliff, but in so doing would up the tax rate cutoff from $250,000 to $400,000 or so dollars. The immediate reaction from the left (Dems in Congress, pundits, Huffpost, Paul Krugman, Bernie Sanders, etc) was that President Obama was caving to the Republicans. And he was. But, that's what he decided was best, and he had to get Democrats in Congress to fall in line to get the compromise deal pushed through. So he called a press conference with what was termed middle class Americans standing behind him, and he talked up how important it was to those standing behind him that we get a deal passed. That press conference was directed toward the Democrats in the Congress who were objecting to the deal that had been cut (Tom Harkin had voiced opposition and said that he'd oppose a vote in the Senate. The Senate runs based on unani ...
Fiscal Cliff - What's your take on this statement: “We must not fail the unemployed workers of this country now. If Congress does not act, it will mean that some 2 million people and their families will really be at a loss as to how to survive economically,” Sen. Bernie Sanders
If we could clone Bernie Sanders and Barney Frank we would have a working Congress!
Bernie Sanders went on MSNBC today and slammed John Boehner for not being able to control his caucus of right wing House extremists who are pushing America off the fiscal cliff.
So glad to hear Rep Jerrold Nadler telling the truth about Social Security & Medicare, like Bernie Sanders does. Hold firm! NO CUTS!
The U.S. has tripled its defense spending since 1997 and spends more on defense than the rest of the world combined. Bernie Sanders
If you had to make a list of politicians whom you consider honest individuals, who would you include? My list: Ron Paul, Dennis Kucinich, Walter Jones, Mike Gravel, Bernie Sanders, Justin Amash, Russell Feingold, Gary Johnson, Jill Stein, Rocky Anderson, Virgil Goode, Rand Paul, and perhaps even Elizabeth Warren. Feel free to criticize my list if you wish, or include your own below. -SA
Obama press conference right now [paraphrasing] "Governing is the role of both parties". No, Obama. Both parties can jump off the nearest bridge, save a select few. Justin Amash Senator Rand Paul and maybe Bernie Sanders and Dennis Kucinich (not for Sanders and Kucinish economic policies, for their anti-war foreign policies, although I give credit to Sanders, [socialist] has called for a FED audit). -The Libertarian
Bernie Sanders on sharing and equality
Leaders of The American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars and other veterans’ organizations on Wednesday joined Sen. Bernie Sanders to denounce proposals to cut veterans’ disability benefits as part of a year-end deal on deficits.
I dunno... After watching Brian K Johnston & Bernie Sanders, it really doesn't sound good.
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