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Bernie Sanders

Senator (I-Vt.)

July 29th, 2011

Why Americans Are So Angry

The rich are getting richer. Their effective tax rate, in recent years, has been reduced to the lowest in modern history. Nurses, teachers and firemen actually pay a higher tax rate than some billionaires. It's no wonder the American people are angry. Many corporations, including General Electric and Exxon-Mobil, have ... continue reading

January 16th, 2011

Sanders warns Obama not to agree with GOP on Social Security benefit cuts

Sen. Bernie Sanders, the Independent from Vermont, is pressing President Obama to keep his campaign promise not to cut Social Security benefits in a possible deal with Republicans. Sanders has joined a lobbying campaign by more than 200 labor unions and liberal groups pressing Obama to make a strong statement ... continue reading

December 11th, 2010

Sanders rails against Obama tax plan -- for 8 1/2 hours

WASHINGTON - Sen. Bernie Sanders monopolized the Senate floor Friday with a marathon speech lasting more than 8 1/2 hours that railed against President Barack Obama’s tax deal with Republicans — a proposal he called “Robin Hood in reverse.” “They’re taking from the middle class and working families and we’re ... continue reading

December 11th, 2010

Bernie Sanders' "Berniebuster" Filibuster Against Obama-GOP Tax Deal on Countdown with Keith Olbermann -- 12/10/10

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August 5th, 2010

Al Franken Leads Campaign to Whip Support for Elizabeth Warren

Thirteen senators have signed on to support the nomination of Elizabeth Warren to head the government's new Consumer Financial Protection bureau, says a progressive grassroots organization. Now, with the support of Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.), the group is starting a campaign to get more senators to make the same pledge. ... continue reading

August 2nd, 2010

Sanders promises to seek health care waiver from Obama for Vermont

BELLOWS FALLS, VT — U.S. Sen. Bernard Sanders, I-Vt., pledged to personally take Vermont’s case for a statewide single-payer health care system to President Obama if the Legislature authorizes it next year.Sanders, speaking at a health care rally at the Hetty Green Park in downtown Bellows Falls on Saturday afternoon, ... continue reading

July 24th, 2010

No To Oligarchy

The American people are hurting. As a result of the greed, recklessness and illegal behavior on Wall Street, millions of Americans have lost their jobs, homes, life savings and their ability to get a higher education. Today, some 22 percent of our children live in poverty, and millions more have ... continue reading

July 21st, 2010

Congressional support grows for Warren to head consumer protection bureau

Members of Congress are now lining up to enter the battle over who President Obama should choose to head the newly-created Bureau of Consumer Protection.Two Democratic lawmakers, Rep. Carolyn Maloney of New York and Sen. Tom Harkin of Iowa, are spearheading efforts in their respective chambers get Harvard Law's Elizabeth ... continue reading

July 20th, 2010

Labor Pushes Warren to Head Consumer Agency

Organized labor has jumped into the fight over who should head the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau that’s part of the financial overhaul. It’s calling on President Barack Obama to pick Harvard Law Professor Elizabeth Warren.AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka and the SEIU both had nice things to say about Warren, ... continue reading

May 25th, 2010

Cap on oil spill damages under fire

NEW YORK -- Lawmakers tore in to administration officials Tuesday, saying the law that may limit BP's liability for economic damages to $75 million needs to be changed retroactively."A year from now the TV cameras will not be there, and some fisherman will go try to get damages from BP, ... continue reading

May 6th, 2010

Sanders: White House Lobbies Against Amendment to Audit Fed with “Bogus” Arguments

White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel called Sen. Bernie Sanders, Independent of Vermont, to explain to him that the White House officials oppose Sanders’ amendment to allow an audit of the Federal Reserve because their economic advisers believe it “would get Congress involved in the day-to-day affairs of Fed ... continue reading

May 5th, 2010

Effort to expand audits of Fed picks up steam in Senate

A contentious effort to expand audits of the Federal Reserve that sailed through the House despite heavy criticism appears to be picking up steam as the Senate considers broad new financial regulations. Sen. Bernard Sanders (I-Vt.) is pushing an amendment to the financial overhaul bill before the Senate that would ... continue reading

May 3rd, 2010

Universal health care advocates rally in Vermont

MONTPELIER, VT -- Hopeful that Montpelier can do what Washington didn’t, hundreds of people who want single-payer health care gathered in Vermont’s capital Saturday, staging a noisy, sign-waving march and rally. The medium was the message -- busing or driving in from Bennington, Rutland, Brattleboro, Burlington and elsewhere, they sang ... continue reading

February 20th, 2010

Specter Signs The Public Option Letter

Sen. Arlen Specter (D-PA) announced via Twitter today that he has signed onto Sen. Michael Bennet's (D-CO) letter urging leadership to use reconciliation to pass a public option. Specter is the 19th senator to do so. The most prominent signatory is Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY), the third-ranking Democrat in the ... continue reading

January 6th, 2010

'Big is bad' catches on in Congress

The populist angst aimed at Wall Street banks is already spilling into Senate deliberations on regulatory reform, and a powerful new sentiment — big is bad — is being echoed by liberals and conservatives alike.The anger at the nation’s financial behemoths is taking shape in a variety of ways, most ... continue reading

Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

December 16th, 2009

Sanders Says Single-Payer Day Will Come as He Withdraws Amendment

Sickening.  Saddening.  Maddening.  And the stuff of future determination in the political struggle for healthcare for all in the United States.  On the floor of the U.S. Senate today, Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont rose to offer his single-payer, Medicare for All amendment No. 2837 and to begin debate.  Then, ... continue reading

December 16th, 2009

Bernie Sanders Pulls His Single Payer Amendment

On the Senate floor right now, Sen. Bernie Sanders is speaking after having pulled his single payer amendment from consideration. Tom Coburn had forced Senate clerks to read the entire 767-page amendment on the floor, a delaying tactic which would have lasted long into the night. The Senate leadership made ... continue reading

December 16th, 2009

Sanders withdraws single-payer amendment

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Wednesday withdrew his single-payer healthcare amendment after Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) initiated a procedural maneuver to shipwreck the measure. Coburn earlier in the day forced the Senate clerk to read aloud on Sanders’ 767-page amendment to the Senate healthcare bill in an effort to halt ... continue reading

December 15th, 2009

Release: Senate to Take up Single-Payer Health Plan

WASHINGTON, December 15 - The Senate on Wednesday will debate for the first time in American history a proposal to create a single-payer, Medicare-for-all health care system."In my view, the single-payer approach is the only way we will ever have a cost-effective, comprehensive health care system in this country," said ... continue reading

December 15th, 2009

A Senate Vote on Medicare-for-All?

It’s looking that way.Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), the only member of the upper chamber to endorse single-payer health coverage, said Monday that he plans to introduce an amendment to the Democrats’ health reform legislation that would establish a Medicare-for-all insurance system.We have got to understand that one of the reasons ... continue reading

Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

December 14th, 2009

Sanders Single-Payer Healthcare Amendment to be Considered in Senate

This is it, Medicare for All, single-payer advocates. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid Announced tonight that tomorrow the Senate will hear several more amendments to the health reform bill – and one of those amendments is Sen. Bernie Sanders’ single-payer amendment No. 2837. The amendment also has two other original ... continue reading

November 30th, 2009

Senators split on exit strategy and funding to continue war in Afghanistan

The second ranking Republican in the Senate urged President Barack Obama not to speak of an exit strategy when he announces his Afghanistan decision Tuesday, fearing it would send a message to allies and enemies that the U.S. isn't committed to staying in the country."I really hope we can stay ... continue reading

Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

November 22nd, 2009

Before You Carve that Turkey: All In for Bernie Sanders

Those millions of us who support a Medicare for All, single-payer, reform for the healthcare crisis in this nation have some work to do over the next few days. Senators are on their way to their home states for the one-week Thanksgiving recess – and they need a little up ... continue reading

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Revealed: Rahm Emanuel's top donor bought stock in Marriott just before it was awarded huge contract pando.com As schools are closed and pensions cut,...

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Please take a moment today to think of Casey Austin Sheehan, son of Cindy and Patrick, who was murdered by U.S. foreign policy in Sadr City, Baghdad ten years...

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ICYMI - I've joined this "thunderclap" to support the Connecticut legislators who voted yes on last year's Act Concerning Gun Violence...

Apr 3rd
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I've joined this "thunderclap" to support the Connecticut legislators who voted yes on last year's Act Concerning Gun Violence Prevention...

Apr 2nd
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I am opposed to the death penalty, but to every rule there is usually an exception, and in this case I hope the criminals at General Motors will be arrested...

Apr 1st
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Mar 31st
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Last night, The Good Wife on the East Coast started 40 minutes late due to the overrun of the NCAA basketball game. If you had your DVR set for the show, you...

Mar 24th
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Watching films today, looking for the ones I'm going to pick for my film festival this summer. I (and a whole bunch of others!) have this thing we put on...

Mar 23rd
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When the U.S. Health Care System Keeps Killing, Who Cares Enough to Fight? ...by Donna Smith www.michaelmoore.com We have largely forgotten that people are at...

Mar 21st
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Tell the White House not to give up on Dr. Vivek Murthy's nomination as Surgeon General despite the ferocious opposition from the NRA: Don't give...

Mar 21st
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This criminal would never see a jail cell, nor would his cronies. In fact, they'd later be rewarded with re-election: Presidential Address on War with...

Mar 19th
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Mar 14th
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