Bernie Sanders

Bernard Sanders (born September 8, 1941) is an American politician who has served as the junior United States Senator from Vermont since 2007. He ran unsuccessfully for the 2016 Democratic nomination for president and is running again in 2020. A self-described democratic socialist and progressive, he has advocated for universal and single-payer healthcare and reversing economic inequality. Sanders also supports labor rights, paid parental leave, and tuition-free tertiary education.
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  • The unintended consequences of interest rate caps
    The Hill

    The unintended consequences of interest rate caps

    Last week, Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersButtigieg defends appearing on Fox News: Many Americans don't hear Dems' message Buttigieg: The future 'is personal' for me Donald Trump, president for life? We need term limits now MORE (I-Vt.) and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezThe unintended consequences of interest rate caps The Hill's 12:30 Report: Trump threatens jail time over 'treason' and 'spying' Lewandowski: Why Joe Biden won't make it to the White House — again MORE (D-N.Y.) introduced the Loan Shark Prevention Act amid a litany of references to executive compensation, payday lenders and credit card “rip offs.” They even invoked the Bible's admonitions against usury.

  • msnbc.com

    Biden vs. Sanders is a question of restoration or revolution

    Breaking News Emails Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings. WASHINGTON — It's entirely possible that neither Joe Biden nor Bernie Sanders will be the Democratic presidential nominee. But right now, the two men best represent the central ideological fight in the 2020 Democratic race. It's Biden-ism versus Sanders-ism. Here was Biden-ism on display Saturday: "As long as Donald Trump is in the White House, none of these critical things will get done," the former vice president said during his rally in Philadelphia. "So if you want to know what the first and most important plank in my climate proposal for the America is — beat Trump."

  • Trump: Bernie Sanders is 'history'
    The Hill

    Trump: Bernie Sanders is 'history'

    President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump: 'I will not let Iran have nuclear weapons' Rocket attack hits Baghdad's Green Zone amid escalating tensions: reports Buttigieg on Trump tweets: 'I don't care' MORE declared Monday that his possible 2020 opponent Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersButtigieg defends appearing on Fox News: Many Americans don't hear Dems' message Buttigieg: The future 'is personal' for me Donald Trump, president for life? We need term limits now MORE (I-Vt.) is “history” and former Vice President Joe BidenJoe Robinette BidenButtigieg on Trump tweets: 'I don't care' Buttigieg: The future 'is personal' for me Donald Trump, president for life? We need term limits now MORE is “pulling

  • Ask Carrie: Navigating the World of Student Loans
    PARADE

    Ask Carrie: Navigating the World of Student Loans

    Dear Carrie, I'm college-bound and beginning to look at financing options. Given the sometimes alarming headlines about student-debt levels, should I be worried about overextending myself? —A Reader Dear Reader, The headlines are indeed alarming: “The Student Loan Debt Crisis Is About to Get Worse” (Bloomberg) “Student Loan Debt Statistics in 2018: A $1.5 Trillion Crisis” (Forbes) “The Student Debt Problem Is Worse Than We Imagined” (The New York Times) However, student debt doesn't have to be overwhelming. In fact, when used responsibly, it can lead to a more secure future. That's because debt often fits into one of two categories: bad or good. Borrowing at a high interest rate to buy a depreciating

  • Bernie Sanders, Tulsi Gabbard, Seth Moulton decry Iran rhetoric from Donald Trump, administration
    The Washingtion Times

    Bernie Sanders, Tulsi Gabbard, Seth Moulton decry Iran rhetoric from Donald Trump, administration

    Several Democratic presidential hopefuls took the the Trump administration to task Sunday over its rhetoric against Iran, saying the White House is leading the U.S. toward another intractable conflict in the Middle East. Sen. Bernie Sanders, the Vermont independent who vied for the party's presidential nomination in 2016, drew direct parallels between the ongoing call to arms from the White House against Tehran to run-up in Washington to the 2003 Iraq war. “If Trump wants to go to war in Iran, that will make the war in Iraq look like a cakewalk,” Mr. Sanders said on NBC's “Meet The Press.” “We've got to do everything we can to stop that.” Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, who won her House seat while also

  • Reuters

    Reuters US Domestic News Summary

    A 50-year-old man was arrested on Saturday in the murder of a Detroit woman whose body was found in a trash dumpster, a crime that touched off what police called a "horrible rumor" that a serial killer was lurking in the Motor City. Detroit Police Chief James Craig told reporters at an impromptu afternoon news conference that minutes earlier detectives had taken the suspect, James Quill Cockerham, into custody in the death of 26-year-old Elizabeth Candice Nichole Laird. Nearly 180 men who attended Ohio State University claim they were sexually abused more than two decades ago by a now-deceased doctor, and university staff who knew of the abuse failed to act, a report released by the school on Friday said.

  • Bernie Sanders and Chuck Todd Have Terrible Takes on Abortion
    Rolling Stone

    Bernie Sanders and Chuck Todd Have Terrible Takes on Abortion

    When the Meet the Press host alleged women get abortions when they don't like the gender of the fetus, the candidate did not push back

  • 4 decades separate 2020's presidential candidates. Here's what that looks like.
    USA TODAY

    4 decades separate 2020's presidential candidates. Here's what that looks like.

    From Buttigieg and Gabbard to Sanders and Biden, more than a generation separates the oldest and youngest candidates.

  • Associated Press

    Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:

  • Bernie Sanders releases video opposing Yucca Mountain
    Las Vegas Sun

    Bernie Sanders releases video opposing Yucca Mountain

    Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has released an online video decrying the proposed nuclear-waste dump at Nevada's Yucca Mountain as an environmental risk opposed by Native American communities. The video posted on social media Thursday does not feature Sanders but instead shows members of the Western Shoshone speaking out against the project. The Vermont senator has previously spoken out against the proposal and is one of six senators running for president who is co-sponsoring legislation to block the waste from coming to Nevada. White House candidates frequently tend to join Nevada's long-held opposition Yucca Mountain as they hope to win favor in the early-voting state. The

  • The Des Moines Register

    Election 2020 countdown: How many days until the Iowa caucuses?

    , Des Moines Register Published 2:40 p.m. CT March 28, 2019 | Updated 3:48 p.m. CT May 17, 2019 A brief history on why Iowa's caucuses matter to the presidential nominating process. The countdown to the 2020 Iowa caucuses started around Feb. 2, 2016, after that year's caucuses ended. Even before Democrats announced the date for the 2020 caucuses — Feb. 3, 2020 — the lead up has been counted in candidate announcements, speeches, visits, campaign rallies and position papers.  It's been counted in Iowans who have flocked to events, sorted through their presidential offerings and worked to lock in their favorites. But how much time, really, is there Iowans gather in schools, churches, homes and stores

  • Bernie Sanders unveils plan to overhaul public education
    KTAR 92.3 Phoenix

    Bernie Sanders unveils plan to overhaul public education

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders wants to suspend taxpayer funding of new charter schools and ban those that are for-profit as part of his plan to overhaul public education that he released on Saturday. Saying charter schools are “exacerbating educational segregation,” Sanders proposes more transparency and accountability for them, as well as limits on the pay of their chief executives. According to the campaign, the 10-point plan focuses on “reversing racial and economic segregation that is plaguing elementary and secondary schools.” The current education secretary, Betsy DeVos, is an advocate for charter schools, which receive public funding but operate independently.

  • Bernie Sanders zeros in on Joe Biden as his favorite foil
    WRAL.com

    Bernie Sanders zeros in on Joe Biden as his favorite foil

    WASHINGTON — Bernie Sanders is quick to slam Joe Biden's past support of free trade deals and the Iraq War. He is warning him against a "middle ground" approach to addressing climate change. His campaign sends fundraising appeals with a simple, foreboding subject line: "Joe Biden." In his nearly three weeks as a presidential candidate, Biden has become Sanders' favorite foil. No one seeking the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination has been as aggressive as the Vermont senator in highlighting episodes from the former vice president's past to sow skepticism in the party's progressive base. The strategy is reminiscent of Sanders' approach to the 2016 Democratic primary, when he relentlessly slammed