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Bernie Sanders Filibuster

Why Not Bernie?

H. A. Goodman | Posted 07.07.2015 | Politics
H. A. Goodman

Unlike Republicans, who stand by their more extreme candidates and love politicians like Mike Huckabee or Rick Santorum, Democrats for some reason always jettison their most noble and unapologetically progressive icons.

Bernie Sanders Filibuster A Hit For C-SPAN | BRIAN STELTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Mr. Sanders has gone to C-SPAN. Senator Bernard Sanders, independent of Vermont, started speaking against the Obama administration's tax cut deal o...

Amanda Terkel

Returning The Senate To Majority-Rule | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- A group of reform-minded senators believe they have a strong chance of changing the way the Senate does business in the next year, wi...

Let's Hear It for the Unappreciated Heroes of 2010

Johann Hari | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Johann Hari

In the endless whirr of 24/7 corporate news, the people who actually make a difference are often trampled in the stampede to the next forgettable news-nugget like Lady Gaga's meat-dress. Let's look at five people who deserved more attention.

Bernie's Rorschach Filibuster: What Was the Point?

John Odum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Odum

I suppose If I chose to, I could look at it as a crass move to get me applauding, or even as an exercise in futility and impotence, but not today. Not this time.

Bernie Sanders Referenced 4 Books In 8-Hour Filibuster

GalleyCat | Jason Boog | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

ou can now read the entire 124-page speech online. We combed the entire speech, collecting the Senator's scattered references to books. Follow the lin...

Bernie Sanders of Vermont Stands Tallest

Stephen Herrington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephen Herrington

To the millions of pages of the Congressional Record, the distinguished Mr. Sanders has added a burning bright bookmark for the ages.

God Bless Bernie Sanders

Jacob Heilbrunn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jacob Heilbrunn

Sometimes it's worth taking a stand. Sanders didn't just do that. In pointing to the gross disparities in wealth in the United States, he did something else. He told the truth. The contrast with President Obama could hardly have been starker.

President NAFTA Backs President SHAFTA

Jeff Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Cohen

Following a long period of White House lecturing and name-calling aimed at the activists who put him in the Oval Office, Obama has again shafted his base and broken a promise.

Bernie Sanders Reads From Arianna's 'Third World America' During Marathon Senate Speech

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) invoked Arianna's book Third World America on Friday during a lengthy Senate speech against the Obama tax cut deal. Durin...

Bernie Sanders Filibuster: Senator Stalls Tax Cut Deal

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

UPDATE: The filibuster ended just shy of 7:00 PM ET, after 8 hours and 37 minutes of speaking. ... Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is leading a stalling...

LIVE STREAM: My Filibuster of the Tax Deal

Sen. Bernie Sanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sen. Bernie Sanders

You can call what I am doing today whatever you want. You can call it a filibuster, a very long speech. I'm not here to set any great records. I am simply here to explain the fact that we have got to do a lot better than this agreement provides.