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Senator Bernie Sanders

For a Political Revolution

Sen. Bernie Sanders | Posted 04.03.2015 | Politics
Sen. Bernie Sanders

Clearly, the struggle to create a nation and world of economic and social justice and environmental sanity is not an easy one. But this I know: Despair is not an option if we care about our kids and grandchildren. Giving up is not an option if we want to prevent irreparable harm to our planet. We must stand up and fight back.

Long Distance Government

Bill Couzens | Posted 03.26.2015 | Politics
Bill Couzens

Senate bill S.697, legislation to reauthorize and modernize the Toxic Substances Control Act, will create stumbling blocks for states that wish to protect their citizens and their families from harmful chemicals.

Sanders to Senate: If We Don't Overturn Citizens United, Congress Will Become Paid Employees of the Billionaire Class

Sen. Bernie Sanders | Posted 03.23.2015 | Politics
Sen. Bernie Sanders

Unless the campaign financing system is reformed, the U.S. Congress will become paid employees of the people who pay for their campaigns -- the billionaire class. Needless to say, not everyone on the Committee agreed.

Bernie Sanders Hasn't Ruled Out A Presidential Run

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 03.17.2015 | Politics

Despite recent reports that Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) was cooling to the idea of a 2016 presidential run, the progressive lawmaker said this wee...

The Fate of Europe and the World May Rest in Greece

Sen. Bernie Sanders | Posted 04.19.2015 | Politics
Sen. Bernie Sanders

The new Greek government needs support in establishing pro-growth policies which create jobs, expand their economy and enable them to pay down their debts. Demanding that creditors are paid before any of that is allowed to happen may come at a very heavy price for more than just the people of Greece.

Five Years After Citizens United, Billionaires Are Buying Democracy

Sen. Bernie Sanders | Posted 03.23.2015 | Politics
Sen. Bernie Sanders

The billionaire class has views that are profoundly out of step with everyday Americans. And that goes a long way to explain the agenda of the new Congress.

Fight for Our Progressive Vision

Sen. Bernie Sanders | Posted 02.28.2015 | Politics
Sen. Bernie Sanders

Poll after poll shows that the American people support a progressive agenda that addresses income and wealth inequality, that creates the millions of jobs we desperately need, that raises the minimum wage, that ends pay discrimination against women, and that makes sure all Americans can get the quality education they need.

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...

A Progressive Estate Tax

Sen. Bernie Sanders | Posted 11.08.2014 | Politics
Sen. Bernie Sanders

Unless we reduce skyrocketing wealth and income inequality, unless we end the ability of the super-rich to buy elections, the United States will be well on its way toward becoming an oligarchic form of society where almost all power rests with the billionaire class.

Sen. Bernie Sanders: Burger King Tax Dodge Shows ‘Contempt' For Americans

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 08.25.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Burger King could be the next American company to move its operation abroad -- a move that Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) says displays the "contempt" th...

Bernie Sanders and America's Political Revolution

Heather Gautney | Posted 08.24.2014 | Politics
Heather Gautney

In recent weeks, Senator Bernard Sanders, the Independent senator from Vermont, did something that Senate Democrats have not been able to do: He worked with a Republican to strike a bipartisan deal to reform our veterans' health care system.

Kasey Varner

Veterans Group Targets Leading Republicans In New Ad Campaign

HuffingtonPost.com | Kasey Varner | Posted 06.05.2014 | Politics

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

Bernie Sanders: Koch Brothers Hold Same 'Despotic' Views As In 1980

The Huffington Post | Christine Conetta | Posted 05.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Bernie Sanders is still fighting the influence of the Koch brothers. The Vermont Senator spoke at the screening of Robert Greenwald...

Bernie Sanders Picks A Favorite In A Competitive Democratic Primary

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 03.31.2014 | Politics

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) endorsed Democratic state Sen. Daylin Leach for Pennsylvania's 13th District congressional race. Leach is taking on the ma...

Bernie Sanders Accuses GOP Of Hypocrisy

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) criticized congressional Republicans on MSNBC's “The Ed Show” Friday, calling them hypocritical for refusing to extend...

2014: Seize the Moment

Sen. Bernie Sanders | Posted 03.01.2014 | Politics
Sen. Bernie Sanders

As we survey our country at the end of 2013, I don't have to tell you about the crises we face. Many of you are experiencing them every day.

As Goes Vermont, So Goes The Country?

Heather Gautney | Posted 01.25.2014 | College
Heather Gautney

As the longest serving independent in congressional history, a Sanders run could serve as a litmus test for breaking open our two-party political system. More fundamentally, it could become a referendum on American capitalism itself.

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 Skewers Republicans

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 10.28.2013 | Politics

As a member of the bipartisan panel tasked with constructing a budget deal to fund the federal government ahead of the Jan. 15 deadline, Sen. Bernie S...

For a Budget That Is Both Morally and Economically Sound

Sen. Bernie Sanders | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Sen. Bernie Sanders

As a member of the U.S. Senate Budget Committee, I am more than aware that a $17 trillion dollar national debt and a $700 billion deficit are serious problems that must be addressed. But I am also aware that real unemployment is close to 14 percent.

The American People Have Spoken: No More War Abroad, More Jobs at Home

Sen. Bernie Sanders | Posted 11.12.2013 | Politics
Sen. Bernie Sanders

With a loud and clear voice, the overwhelming majority of the American people, across the political spectrum, are saying NO to another war in the Middle East -- Syria's bloody and complicated civil war.

Bernie Sanders Calls Out Walmart's 'Starvation Wages'

The Huffington Post | Caroline Fairchild | Posted 08.05.2013 | Business

The Walton family's enormous wealth is proof that Walmart can afford to pay its workers a living wage, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I.-Vt.) argued on Saturday...

Bernie Sanders Slams GOP Talking Point

Posted 04.24.2013 | Business

Deficit hawks just got a reality check from Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.). The notoriously outspoken senator said Wednesday that lawmakers should be...

The 'Hoax'

Sen. Bernie Sanders | Posted 06.12.2013 | Green
Sen. Bernie Sanders

Do we agree with Senator Inhofe that global warming is a "hoax" and that we do not want the federal government to address that issue? Or do we agree with the overwhelming majority of scientists who tell us that that we must act boldly and aggressively to protect the future of this planet?

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...