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Sen. Bernie Sanders: U.S. becoming laughing stock of the world

Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont said Monday night that the United States was becoming “the laughing stock of the entire world” because of the nation’s crumbling infrastructure. The Senate will take up this week a part of Barack Obama’s American Jobs Act that would provide $60 billion create a…

Bernie Sanders: Republicans living on another planet

Independent Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont on Monday blasted Republican lawmakers for blocking Obama’s jobs bill “in the midst of the worst economic crisis in modern history.” Facing stubborn opposition from Republicans, Obama now plans to unveil economic initiatives that can be issued through executive orders, completely bypassing Congress. “You’ve…

Bernie Sanders: ‘Occupy’ protests pushing Obama to stand with working people

Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont said Monday night that the ongoing “Occupy Wall Street” demonstration presented Barack Obama with an opportunity to stand with working people and push for a new jobs bill. “I think what the president is catching on to is that the American people want him…

Senator Bernie Sanders: ‘Occupy Wall Street’ has touched a nerve

Independent Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont said Tuesday night that the ongoing “Occupy Wall Street” protest may have an impact on Congress. “I think they are touching a nerve,” he told MSNBC host Ed Schultz. “I think the average American understands that there is something very, very wrong when the…

Sen. Bernie Sanders praises ‘Occupy Wall Street’ protests

Independent Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont appeared on Countdown with Keith Olbermann on Thursday night to discuss the ongoing “Occupy Wall Street” protests. “What I appreciate about what is going on in New York right now is there is a spotlight being focused on Wall Street, we desperately need that,”…

Bernie Sanders: Offsetting disaster relief with spending cuts is ‘absolute hypocrisy’

Independent Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont told a press conference on Monday that he would continue to oppose a Republican plan to offset disaster relief with spending cuts. He noted that Republicans had not asked to offset tax breaks for billionaires or wars overseas with spending cuts. “But suddenly when…

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