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Sanders’ epic Senate rant shames ‘right-wing extremists’ for shutdown threat

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) on Friday tore into what he called “extreme right-wing Republicans” for threatening to shut down the government and default on the nation’s debts if President Barack Obama’s health care reform law was not defunded. In a speech on the Senate floor, Sanders said that he welcomed…

Lindsey Graham tells Bernie Sanders: ‘We’re becoming Greece’ without cuts on Medicare

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) offered to help his colleague Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) on Crossfire on Tuesday seek higher tax payments out of the country’s richest citizens on Tuesday — if Sanders agreed to help him reform the tax code in a certain way. “I will create a tax code…

Bernie Sanders: Obama has been a disappointment, but he can still save his presidency

On Wednesday night’s edition of “The Ed Show,” host Ed Schultz welcomed Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT) for a discussion about the Republicans’ ideological inconsistency on whether or not U.S. intervention is warranted in Syria. Schultz began Wednesday’s program by discussing the priorities of Republicans in Congress. He asked, “Will the…

Bernie Sanders: Walmart family’s ‘obscene’ wealth subsidized by taxpayers

Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) appeared on MSNBC’s “The Ed Show” on Saturday and scoffed at the idea that major corporations like Walmart can’t afford to pay their workers a living wage and that to raise the U.S. minimum wage would be bad for the economy. Sanders said that the overwhelming…

Bernie Sanders debates conservative economist over living wage laws

Tuesday on CNN, Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and conservative economist Douglas Holtz-Eakin debated the effects of raising the minimum wage. President Barack Obama has called on Congress to raise the federal minimum wage from $7.25 to $9 per hour. The minimum wage was last raised from $5.15 in 2007 to…

Senate rejects measure to allow labels on genetically engineered foods

The Senate on Thursday rejected an amendment to the Senate’s major farm bill that would allow states to require labels on genetically engineered foods. The amendment, proposed by Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders (I), sought to clarify that states had the right to label genetically engineered foods. The measure was rejected…

Bernie Sanders: Congress spends day and night worrying about the wealthy

At a congressional summit Wednesday about the Citizens United decision, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) said the U.S. Congress was only concerned about the “wealthy and powerful” because of the influence of campaign contributions. “This country faces enormous problems, the middle-class is declining, poverty is increasing, we’re worried about global warming,…

Sen. Bernie Sanders blasts economic inequality: This is not what democracy looks like

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) railed against the growing economic inequality in the United States during a Senate speech in support of the Paying a Fair Share Act of 2012. “It is absurd that at a time when our country has a $15 trillion national debt and enormous unmet needs, the…

Vermont senators blast the JOBS Act after Senate passes it

Vermont Sens. Bernie Sanders (I) and Patrick Leahy (D) on Thursday trashed the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act, saying it could lead to another financial crisis. The Senate voted 73 to 26 to pass the bill, which was aimed at making it easier for small business’s to raise capital.…

Bernie Sanders praises Vermont towns for challenging Citizens United ruling

Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders applauded towns in his state Vermont that called for a constitutional amendment to overturn the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission on Tuesday. By Tuesday evening, 23 towns had called on Vermont legislators and the state’s congressional delegation to overturn the…

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