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Sen. Bernie Sanders: Deficit caused by wars, tax breaks and Wall Street

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) on Thursday urged the congressional debt committee not to propose any cuts to Social Security, Medicare or Medicaid. “This country does in fact have a serious deficit problem,” he said to about 200 people packed in the Senate Budget Committee room. “But the reality is that…

Fourteen lawmakers fast to protest cuts

WASHINGTON — Fourteen women US lawmakers plan to fast to protest deep cuts to programs that help the poor and battle hunger in the United States and overseas, a group that organized the move said Wednesday. The representatives, all Democrats, were acting in opposition sharp reductions included in a compromise…