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Now That's What I Call Music? Bernie Sanders Sings Folk Favorites

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 09.17.2014 | Politics

Move over, Peter, Paul and Mary. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is America's newest folk heartthrob. Sanders, known for his distinctive New York bari...

Kasey Varner

Veterans Group Targets Leading Republicans In New Ad Campaign | Kasey Varner | Posted 06.05.2014 | Politics

A new ad campaign by national veterans group Action Fund takes aim at GOP Sens. Mitch McConnell (Ky.) and Richard Burr (N.C.). Their qual...

Bernie Sanders Open To Running For President

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 11.18.2013 | Politics

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) wants to make sure that there is a strong progressive voice in the 2016 presidential field, and he's willing to jump in if...

Bernie Sanders On NSA Spying: We're Heading For An 'Orwellian Future'

Posted 06.11.2013 | Politics

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I.-Vt.) shared some impassioned criticism of NSA surveillance on MSNBC's "All In With Chris Hayes" Monday night. Sanders criti...

IRS Scandal a Carbuncle -- on a Cancer-Wracked Body

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 07.20.2013 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

Permitting Tea Party, left-wing, libertarian, middle-of-the-road -- whatever -- groups to define themselves as untaxed social welfare organizations that may accept unlimited, untaxed, secret corporate gifts and sponsor political ads is a sarcoma on democracy.

Senator Targets 'Too Big To Jail' Banks

The Huffington Post | Chelsea Kiene | Posted 03.28.2013 | Politics

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is preparing to introduce legislation that would break up the notorious “too big to fail” banks, The Hill reported Wed...

Zach Carter

An Idea To Fix Killer Costs Of Lifesaving Drugs | Zach Carter | Posted 05.19.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is promoting a new plan to encourage the development of better, cheaper prescription drugs: an innovation fu...

Corporate Personhood on Trial

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 02.11.2012 | Politics
Lisa Kaas Boyle

A corporation is a business structure for individuals to run a business and to share in profits and losses. The rights and responsibilities of a corporation are independent and distinct from the people who own or invest in them.

Update: 99er Alexandra Jarrin is Thankful, Yet Fearful and Losing Hope

Michael Thornton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Michael Thornton

A number of readers asked for an Alexandra update. It pains me to say that Alexandra's situation is still very difficult; she is days from being homeless and her health is worsening.

Alexandra Jarrin Organized Letter Writing Campaign For Unemployed, Now Nearly Homeless

Michael Thornton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Michael Thornton

During that December 2010 campaign, Ms. Jarrin's life was stressful, but she had a place to live and was hoping for better days ahead. Unfortunately, those better days have yet to materialize in 2011.

Lucia Graves

Bernie Sanders Rallies Activists To Sink Obama's Tax Compromise | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) told thousands of Americans that if Republicans "run over us now, there is no stopping these guys," and called on...

Lucia Graves

Bernie Sanders On Tax Cuts: GOP Wants To Grow National Debt, Then Slash Social Security | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) said Tuesday that if Democrats cede ground on the tax package now, it will come back to haunt them in the 11...

Senator: Why Fed Aid To Foreign Automakers?

Free Press | Todd Spangler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont wants to know why the Federal Reserve spent billions of dollars helping foreign-based automakers during t...

Bernie Sanders Blasts Tax Cut Deal

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) appeared disgusted Monday over a recently reached deal between the White House and Republicans that would allow the Bush t...

Lucia Graves

Social Security Advocates Slam Debt Commission's 'Regressive' Proposal, Join Bernie Sanders In Crafting Progressive Alternative | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Social Security advocates have been quick to come out against the proposal released Wednesday by the co-chairs of President Barack Obama...

Lucia Graves

Dems Line Up To Back Elizabeth Warren, 'She Predicted What Was Going To Happen' | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Democratic lawmakers are lining up to back the appointment of Elizabeth Warren to head the newly created Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Sens. T...

Democrats Let the Tail Wag the Dog, Fail to Make the Best Case for Reform

Michele Swenson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Michele Swenson

Why haven't Democrats advocated the best case for reform, also the simplest to define and legislate, improving and extending Medicare to all?