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Senator Bernie Sanders

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...

Delayed VA Benefits

Yvonna Russell | Posted 05.21.2013 | Politics
Yvonna Russell

Earlier this month my delightful aunt confided in me that she had been waiting since April 2012 to receive her Veterans Administration spousal benef...

A Choice for Corporate America: Are You With America or the Cayman Islands?

Sen. Bernie Sanders | Posted 04.11.2013 | Politics
Sen. Bernie Sanders

Wall Street banks and large companies love America when they need corporate welfare. But when it comes to paying American taxes or American wages, they want nothing to do with this country. That has got to change.

The Soul of America

Sen. Bernie Sanders | Posted 03.11.2013 | Politics
Sen. Bernie Sanders

Despite such terminology as "fiscal cliff" and "debt ceiling," the great debate taking place in Washington now has relatively little to do with financial issues. It is all about ideology. It is all about economic winners and losers in American society.

Senator: Fox News Has GOP 'Living In Parallel Universe'

Posted 12.11.2012 | Media

Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) joined HuffPost Live's Abby Huntsman on Tuesday and discussed the hyperpartisan reporting of conservative media outlets,...

Bernie Sanders Warns President Against Cuts To Entitlements

The Huffington Post | Ian Gray and Ryan Grim | Posted 10.26.2012 | Politics

Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) called out President Barack Obama for softening the commitment he made during the 2008 campaign to protect Social Secur...

Label Genetically Engineered Food

Sen. Bernie Sanders | Posted 08.19.2012 | Politics
Sen. Bernie Sanders

Unlike people in the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy, Ireland, Australia, South Korea, Japan, Brazil, China, Russia, New Zealand and other countries where labels are required, Americans don't know if the food they eat has been genetically altered.

Let's End Polluter Welfare

Sen. Bernie Sanders | Posted 05.20.2012 | Politics
Sen. Bernie Sanders

Instead of passing strong legislation to help reverse global warming, Congress continues the giveaways to the 200-year-old fossil fuel industry even as that industry's carbon pollution wreaks devastation on our planet. Enough is enough.

Lucia Graves

Sanders, Ellison Unveil Legislation To End Fossil Fuel Subsidies

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.10.2012 | Green

WASHINGTON -- Progressive lawmakers Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) teamed up on Thursday to introduce legislation design...

Stop the Nuclear Industry Welfare Program

Sen. Bernie Sanders | Posted 06.16.2012 | Politics
Sen. Bernie Sanders

If the nuclear industry believes so fervently in its technology, then it and Wall Street investors can put their money where their mouth is. Let's let them finance it, insure it, and pay for it themselves.

We the People

Sen. Bernie Sanders | Posted 03.21.2012 | Politics
Sen. Bernie Sanders

We face a choice. Americans can let Citizens United remain the law of the land, or we can have a functioning democracy. We can't have both.

Saving Our Democracy

Sen. Bernie Sanders | Posted 02.07.2012 | Politics
Sen. Bernie Sanders

The Constitution of this country has served us well. But when the Supreme Court says that attempts by the federal government and states to impose reasonable restrictions on campaign ads are unconstitutional, our democracy is in grave danger.

Making AIDS Treatment Affordable

Sen. Bernie Sanders | Posted 01.31.2012 | Politics
Sen. Bernie Sanders

Today, the biggest problem in caring for those with AIDS is no longer mainly a medical or scientific problem. The crisis is access to affordable drugs.

Democrats, Stop Caving In

Sen. Bernie Sanders | Posted 01.18.2012 | Politics
Sen. Bernie Sanders

What if the super committee ends in stalemate? Across-the-board, automatic cuts are set to kick in. That so-called sequestration wouldn't start, however, until 2013. That would make 2012 one of the most important election years in modern American history.