Bernie Sanders & Burlington Free Press

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. The Burlington Free Press is a daily newspaper based in Burlington, Vermont, in the United States. With a circulation of about 48,042 daily and 56,295 Sundays, it is the most circulated paper in Vermont. 5.0/5

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Today's news from Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.): War in Iraq: Sunni militants hung their black banners on watch towers at Iraq's largest oil refinery, a witness said Thursday, suggesting the vital facility had fallen to the insurgents who have seized vast territories across the country's north. In Washington, Sen. Bernie Sanders said he doesn’t think there will be any stability in Iraq unless the entire region works to make it happen. He expressed strong concerns about sending U.S. troops back into Iraq or initiating air strikes against the militant forces. He also said “we should not be paying a whole lot of attention to the opinions of those people who got us into this disastrous situation in the first place,” Vermont Public Radio reported. Tar Sands Pipeline: Over Sen. Sanders’ opposition, the Senate energy committee on Wednesday narrowly approved a bill to favor construction of the controversial tar sands oil pipeline from Canada to Texas, the Burlington Free Press, The (Toronto, Ontario) Globe ...
Town Meeting on NSA: Sen. Bernie Sanders is holding a Town Meeting at 1 p.m. today in Montpelier, Vt., on how the National Security Agency and giant corporations are infringing on Americans’ privacy rights, The Associated Press, Times Argus, Burlington Free Press and WCAX-TV reported. Rep. Peter Wel...
GOOD FOR BERNIE... Obama Losing on Social Security Cuts “I think we`re going to beat the president on this. I think we`re in the process of not only rallying people in the United States Congress but all over this country,” Sen. Bernie Sanders told Ed Schultz Saturday on MSNBC. While crediting Obama on social issues, Sanders said the president’s proposal to cut cost-of-living adjustments for retirees and disabled veterans is among economic issues where “we have to be honest and say the president has not been strong." Kid’s Day Kids paraded through downtown Burlington Saturday while adults used the 28th Annual Kids Day to talk about keeping kids well fed through the summer. “In our country, there are a number of children who are struggling with nutrition issues … No priority’s higher than feeding our kids,” Sanders said in the Burlington Free Press. Kids Day was started under Sanders when he was the mayor of Burlington, ABC 22 reported. LINK, VIDEO Social Security Tax “Here is something ...
Today's news from Senator Sanders: GAS PRICES - The profit margin for unleaded gas sold in the Burlington metro market last week was higher than the profit on gas sold in perennially expensive Washington, D.C., and New York City and everywhere else in the Northeast, according figures released by Sen. Bernie Sanders to the Burlington Free Press. OLYMPIC UNIFORMS - Fresh off his battle last year to get more American-made products into the Smithsonian and National Park Service gift shops, Sen. Sanders has turned his attention to Chinese-made uniforms that U.S. Olympic athletes will wear in the opening ceremonies of the London Games later this month, the Burlington Free Press reported. ‘FREE TRADE' - The news that the Olympic uniforms are being made outside the United States, Sen. Sanders suggested, ought to inspire a serious reexamination of trade policies gone horribly awry, John Nichols blogged for The Nation. Sanders called it "symbolic of a disastrous trade policy which has cost us millions of dece ...
The American Family: American families' median net worth plunged by almost 40 percent from 2007 to 2010-to a level last seen in 1992-as the recession and housing bust took their toll, the Federal Reserve said Monday. Families' median net worth fell to $77,300 in 2010 from $126,400 in 2007, The New York Times,Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post reported. The Fed: The Senate Banking Committee on Wednesday will question JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon. Sen. Bernie Sanders called for Dimon and other bankers to step down from Fed boards that regulate their banks, The Washington Post and Los Angeles Times reported online. Dimon "is the poster child for why we need to end the serious conflicts of interest at the Fed," Sanders said in a United Press International wire service dispatch. Student Loans: Nearly 20,000 Vermont students have a stake in a debate over keeping interest rates on college loans from going up on July 1, the Burlington Free Press reported. After a Republican filibuster in early May, Sen. Sand ...
Geothermal Energy from the Earth is helping heat more Vermont homes, businesses and schools while saving money, creating jobs and reducing greenhouse gas emissions, Sen. Bernie Sanders told a news conference on Monday, The Associated Press, Burlington Free Press, Brattleboro Reformer, WCAX-TV, W...
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