Bernie Sanders & Al Franken
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. Alan Stuart Al Franken (born May 21, 1951) is the junior United States Senator from Minnesota./5
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Al Franken is the next Bernie Sanders but with better hair and more years left to torture the GOP.
Al Franken is the 9th most popular senator, per Another speaker tonight is No. 1: Bernie Sanders
TPP is good for U.S.? Corp. shills Boehner, McConnell ,Ryan for this. Progressives Warren, Al Franken, Bernie Sanders are not!
Bernie Sanders? Al Franken? Any of them have counterparts? or do we absolutely need 2 elect many more like them?
Elizabeth Warren, Al Franken, Bernie Sanders and Rand Paul all voted to support Israel's attack on Gaza.
These 28 Senators are the strength of the Senate, and sad to say, they are all Democrats. Yesterday and last night they conducted a continuous series of speeches about our need to address the threat posed by Climate Change. They deserve our praise. As for the Republicans, they deserve our censure. Failure to have a plan regarding Climate Change is as irresponsible as going into battle without a plan. The full list of participating senators includes: Harry Reid of Nevada, *** Durbin of Illinois, Charles Schumer of New York, Patty Murray of Washington, Brian Schatz of Hawaii, Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island, Barbara Boxer of California, Dianne Feinstein of California, Ron Wyden of Oregon, Bill Nelson of Florida, Maria Cantwell of Washington, Benjamin Cardin of Maryland, Bernie Sanders of Vermont, Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota, Mark Udall of Colorado, Tom Udall of New Mexico, Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire, Jeff Merkley of Oregon, Kirsten Gillibrand of New York, Al Franken of Minnesota, Richard Blumentha .. ...
Just watched Al Franken and now watching Bernie Sanders talking Climate Change. 28 Senators are pulling an all nighter talking about our climate! On CSPAN2 right now. Thank you Senators!
Today's news from Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.): Veterans: A measure by Veterans' Committee Chairman Bernie Sanders is expected to face a procedural vote as soon as Tuesday. The legislation includes measures to permit veterans to receive in-state tuition benefits should they change their state of residence; provide a broader dental program; and require additional congressional oversight for the Veterans Administration's new digital tracking system for disability claims, National Journal reported. Comcast: Comcast's plan to buy Time Warner Cable so far has not drawn much explicit opposition on Capitol Hill. Sen. Sanders said more media consolidation would mean "less local control, fewer outlets offering differing viewpoints and less ownership diversity." Sanders posted a poll on his website asking people whether regulators should approve such a deal, Communications Daily reported. Sen. Al Franken asked the FCC, Justice Department and FTC for a review. Social Security: President Obama dropped a controversial ...
Robert, Not that long ago, Republicans, the corporate media, and centrist Democrats were locked together in an unholy alliance that was pushing the Wall Street agenda on the entire country. It seemed like we only heard one thing from Washington: that we needed to reduce the deficit, and that hardworking Americans would have to pay the price. My how things have changed. Now the United States Senate is talking about the need for real banking reform and the need to expand Social Security. And it didn't happen by accident -- progressives made it happen. We elected Elizabeth Warren, Tammy Baldwin, and Chris Murphy to the United States Senate. And we reelected Bernie Sanders and Sherrod Brown. Now it's time to start building our next electoral victories. Today, we are uniting to support three terrific candidates up in 2014: Alison Lundergan Grimes, Al Franken, and Jeff Merkley. Our goal is to raise 1,000 grassroots contributions before their campaigns' reporting deadlines, and we're already 80% of the way the ...
FOX News First: Dec. 13 By Chris Stirewalt Buzz Cut: • Will Warren Wing scuttle budget deal? • Walker offers ObamaCare bypass • It pays to play with Podesta • Huckabee tuning out before jumping in? • Please don’t tell Jeff Bezos about these drones… WILL WARREN WING SCUTTLE BUDGET DEAL? Speaker John Boehner delivered on his promise to pass a bipartisan budget bill through the House, and he’s taking plenty of blowback from conservatives for it. But the real test for the two year can-kick seems to be whether Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid can tame an increasingly unruly liberal wing of his own party. Far-left senators like Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, Al Franken, D-Minn., Tom Udall, D-N.M. and Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., can’t be happy about maintaining more than half of the spending caps from the 2011 debt-limit deal and making no provisions for extended welfare benefits. Given that so many Democrats are secretly rooting for a shutdown, it might even seem like the strat ...
This is a list of the Senators and House who will be responsible for the passage of the SAFE ACT S.541/HR1094 TO PREVENT HORSE SLAUGHTER from resuming in the U.S. Number to CAPITOL (202)2243121 to Let them know how you feel. PLEASE CALL your representative ASAP! PLEASE SUPPORT the horses! This simply is no time to wait! Please Call! For my friends in PA Call : Sen. Casey, Rep. Thompson Ask them to support the SAFE ACT which is H.R.1094 in the House and S.541 in the Senate. To make it easier to call, here is a list of the Senators on the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee that must approve S.541 Call Capitol # and ask for the congressperson at (202) 224-3121 Tom Harkin, D, Chairman Lamar Alexander, R, Ranking Member Bob Casey, D ( PA ) Kay Hagan, D Bernie Sanders, I Tammy Baldwin, D Michael Bennet, D Richard Burr, R Michael Enzi, R Al Franken, D Orrin Hatch, R Johnny Isakson, R Mark Kirk, R Barbara Mikulski, D Lisa Murkowski, R Christopher Murphy, D Patty Murray, D Rand Paul, R Pat Rober ...
Is it me, or do Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren seem to be the only politicians who give a crap about actual Americans?
As has been suggested today, "We constantly complain about Congress - justifiably - but it is easy to lose sight of the good people in office, who are struggling to do right by us all. I want to make a list of people in Congress whom we trust and admire. Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Tammy Duckworth, Maria Cantwell, Patty Murray, Mark /Tom Udall, Tom Harkin, Al Franken, Kirsten Gillibrand, Sherrod Brown, Ron Wyden, Jeff Merkley, Patrick Leahy, Joe Kennedy, Ed Markey, Keith Ellison, Alan Grayson, Adam Smith, Jim Mcdermott (yeah, he is crazy but his votes are good.) Anybody should be taken off this list or added to it?"
Malina Lobel-karimi - He's one of my favorites along with Sherrod Brown, Bernie Sanders, Eliz Warren, Alan Grayson and Al Franken. How come out of over 530 Congressional members, only a handful are actually honest?
Today's news from Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.): Sanders Questions FCC Pick: President Obama on Wednesday nominated a veteran cable and wireless industry lobbyist who also was a major fundraiser for his presidential campaigns to chair the Federal Communications Commission. Sen. Bernie Sanders questioned whether Tom Wheeler would support the “dangerous trend” toward greater media consolidation, Congressional Quarterly, Bloomberg Businessweek, Communications Daily, Broadcasting & Cable, The American Spectator and Multichannel News reported. Citizens United: Maine became the 13th state to urge adoption of a constitutional amendment to reverse a 2010 Supreme Court ruling that struck down limits on campaign spending by corporations and wealthy individuals. The resolution follows an amendment proposal in March by Sen. Bernie Sanders and Rep. Ted Deutch, according to The Huffington Post. Arbitration Clauses: Sen. Bernie Sanders signed a letter from Sen. Al Franken to the Securities Exchange Commission demandin ...
"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."
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 was introduced in the Senate and House on Wednesday by Sen. Bernie Sanders and Rep. Peter DeFazio. “While we all understand that the Postal Service is experiencing financial problems today and that changes need to be made as the Postal Service adjusts to a digital world, these issues can be dealt with in a way which strengthens the Postal Service rather than initiating a series of cuts that could eventually lead to a death spiral,” Sanders said. The Senate bill is cosponsored by Sens. Patrick Leahy, Kirsten Gillibrand, Al Franken, Ron Wyden, Jeff Merkley, Tom Udall and Sherrod Brown. “Congress must work together and pass legislation that will sustain the Postal Service, avert unnecessary closures that hurt communities and save American jobs. Most of the financial issues facing the United States Postal Service are due to short-sighted actions b ...
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
Today's news from Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.): 113th Congress: Vice President Joe Biden administered the Senate Oath to Sen. Bernard Sanders during a swearing-in ceremony Thursday on Capitol Hill in Washington, The Associated Press and WPTZ-TV reported. Senate Progressives: The progressive movement sees the 2013 class of liberal senators as a historic opportunity to shift the Democratic Party to the left. Four progressive incoming senators join Sherrod Brown, Sheldon Whitehouse, Sanders, Jeff Merkley and Al Franken, CBS News reported online. Elizabeth Warren is “left of Bernie Sanders on some issues,” Politico’s Jonathan Allen said on MSNBC. Fiscal Fallout: Sen. Bernie Sanders was critical of the compromise despite voting in favor of it. “It’s not a good piece of legislation by any means,” he said. “I gave some thought to voting against it, but upon reflection, it’s clear to me that the alternative would have been a lot worse.” At the very least, Sanders said, the compromise spared middl ...
So Obama picked up endorsements from Bloomberg, Colin Powell and Chris Christie and the Democrats are dancing in the streets with all these Republican endorsements. What happened to the Progressive activists like Michael Moore, Bernie Sanders and Al Franken? I guess the left-wing just plays a supporting role while the Democratic Party capitulates and steamrolls us into oblivion.
Help for Dairy Farmers: As Dairy Farmers struggle to cope with rising production costs driven up during this summer's severe drought, a bipartisan group of senators from leading dairy states today asked the U.S. Department of Agriculture to review the floor price for raw milk. "Our domestic food supply is being severely challenged by this year's prolonged drought," said a letter to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack asking for a review of USDA milk marketing orders. The letter was written by Sens. Bernie Sanders, Olympia Snowe, Susan Collins, Charles Schumer, Kirsten Gillibrand and Al Franken. "Since June, the cost of corn and other components of feed have risen dramatically,' the letter continued. "Corn reserves have plummeted to a 15-year low. As we face this climate crisis, a consideration of the effects on milk prices would seem to be in order."
Can't believe Bernie Sanders and Al Franken voted yes on the Iran war resolution. Did they learn nothing?
Democrats never had a 60-member majority in the Senate during Obama's Presidency: 1) Joe Lieberman and Bernie Sanders are Independents, not Democrats, and Lieberman voted with the Republicans as often as with the Democrats - including joining some Republican filibusters. 2) Al Franken was not seated in the Senate until July 7, 2009. 3) Ted Kennedy died August 25, 2009, having missed a lot of votes in that Congressional session due to ill health. Scott Brown took over that seat in Feb., 2010. The Democrats never had the 60-member majority needed to block Republican filibusters unless Independent Lieberman (who supported John Mccain for President) deigned to vote with them, and even then only for 6 weeks in the summer of 2009 when Ted Kennedy was well enough to be present. This does not even take into account the several Blue Dog conservative Democrats who often joined Republican filibusters of Democratic-sponsored bills
Let's just get this straight, folks. Obama and the Democrats NEVER had a 60-vote, filibuster-proof majority in the Senate. Joe Lieberman is an Independent and on most issues votes with Republicans (he wouldn't even allow public option to come to a vote). The GOP fought the seating of Al Franken, who would have been Democrat (we'll count independent Bernie Sanders as a Democrat, since he actually votes like a liberal) for six months. By the time Franken was finally seated in July 2009, Ted Kennedy had been home dying since March, so Franken replaced him as Please inform anyone who says Obama had a filibuster-proof majority that they are not telling the truth.
I love this saying, and to a degree it is true, but not entirely. Some of the Democrats are just as much to blame as the Republicants. What we need is a congress full of Bernie Sanders's and AL Franken's
OUR POLICE STATE SENATORS The House and Senate voted for the passage of the NDAA and the FAA bill that funds 30,000 drones to surveil Americans. I decided to only report the Senate vote this time because the Senate is the house that needs cleaned out the most. The following Senators for voting against the 30,000 Drones in our skies... Senators who voted against the NDAA both in the final vote and on the conference vote; Tom Harkin Mike Lee Jeff Merkley Rand Paul Bernie Sanders Senators who originally voted for the NDAA, but changed their votes at the conference vote; Al Franken Ben Cardin Mike Crapo Jim DeMint James Risch The following Senators voted against the NDAA, but voted for the Drones: Tom Coburn (R-OK) *** Durbin (D-IL) Ron Wyden (D-OR) The rest of these Senators voted for both the NDAA and the drones. We'll call these Senators, Our Police State Senators: Lamar Alexander (R-TN) Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) Max Baucus (D-MT) Mark Begich (D-AK) Michael Bennet (D-CO) Jeff Bingaman (D-NM) Roy Blunt (R-MO) Jo ...
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