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Bernie Sanders: Greedy billionaires twisting American dream into nightmarish oligarchy

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) asked Thursday whether the U.S. was evolving into an oligarchy during a speech on the Senate floor. The senator said recent Supreme Court rulings on campaign finance law would further tip the economic and political balance toward the very wealthiest Americans. “We are moving toward a…

Bernie Sanders: Supreme Court is paving the way to an oligarchic society

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) blasted the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on Wednesday to abolish overall federal campaign spending limits, meaning that wealthy individuals now have carte blanche to spend as much as they like to affect the outcomes of federal elections. “Freedom of speech, in my view, does not mean…

Bernie Sanders wants to unite Tea Party and progressive voters in 2016 White House run

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) said he’s prepared to run for president in 2016 because he doesn’t see anyone willing to stand up for progressive values. “This country faces more serious problems than at any time since the Great Depression, and there is a horrendous lack of serious political discourse or…

Bernie Sanders rips Walmart: Why should taxpayers subsidize ‘starvation wages’?

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) demanded that a panel of experts justify why America’s shrinking middle class should continue to subsidize the nation’s wealthiest family in a heated exchange Thursday during a congressional panel. The Senate’s lone independent pointed out during the panel on income inequality that more Americans were currently…

Anti-communist watchdog: NSA should spy on ‘progressive’ lawmakers like Bernie Sanders

After Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) demanded to know whether the NSA was spying on U.S. Congress members, one self-styled media watchdog suggests that maybe they should. “Not one article has dared to ask whether Sanders and other ‘progressive’ members of Congress should be under surveillance because of their contacts with…

This is your brain on poverty: Sanders and Warren probe insidious consequences of being poor

While most Americans think of poverty in material terms, said the senate’s lone independent, its effects were more insidious and long-lasting. The U.S. Senate subcommittee on primary health and aging met Wednesday morning to discuss the effects of poverty and stress on children, communities and health in America. “Stress and…

Sens. Sanders and Warren hold hearing on how income inequality literally kills people

Senators Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) held a hearing on Wednesday to investigate how the growing disparity between the rich and the poor impacts mortality and health. Watch video below:…

Bernie Sanders considering 2016 White House bid to represent progressive causes

The U.S. Senate’s lone independent said he’s considering a White House run in 2016 if no other progressive candidates enter the race. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) said the cost, constant travel and the intense scrutiny associated with a national campaign would discourage most potential candidates – including himself. “That is…

Bernie Sanders: ‘Citizens United’ ruling led to the government shutdown

The Senate’s lone independent said Monday that a controversial Supreme Court ruling on campaign financing indirectly led to the government shutdown, which he said was engineered by an influential group of billionaires led by the Koch brothers. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) said the 2010 ruling in the Citizens United v.…

Bernie Sanders: If Democrats cave on Obamacare, GOP will use blackmail tactics again

If Senate Democrats or President Barack Obama cave to House Republican demands on the Affordable Care Act, the Senate’s only independent said that would embolden them to attempt similar tactics on other issues. “If we surrender right now to these guys on this issue, they will be back,” said Sen.…

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