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Bernard "Bernie" Sanders (born September 8, 1941) is an American politician and the junior United States Senator from Vermont. A Democrat as of 2015, he had been the longest-serving independent in U.S. congressional history, though his caucusing with the Democrats had entitled him to committee assignments, and at times gave Democrats a majority. Sanders has been the ranking minority member on the Senate Budget Committee since January 2015, and previously served for two years as chair of the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee. He is a candidate for the Democratic nomination for President of the United States in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

Sanders was born and raised in the New York City borough of Brooklyn, and he graduated from the University of Chicago in 1964. While a student, Sanders was a member of the Young People's Socialist League and an active civil rights protest organizer for the Congress of Racial Equality and the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee.

After settling in Vermont in 1968, Sanders ran unsuccessful third-party campaigns for governor and U.S. senator in the early to mid-1970s. As an independent, he was elected mayor of Burlington, Vermont's most populous city, in 1981. He was reelected three times. In 1990, he was elected to represent Vermont's at-large congressional district in the U.S. House of Representatives. In 1991, Sanders co-founded the Congressional Progressive Caucus. He served as a congressman for 16 years before being elected to the U.S. Senate in 2006. In 2012, he was reelected with 71% of the popular vote.

Sanders rose to national prominence following his 2010 filibuster against the proposed extension of the Bush tax cuts. Sanders favors policies similar to those of social democratic parties in Europe, particularly those instituted by the Nordic countries. He is a leading progressive voice on issues such as income inequality, universal healthcare, parental leave, climate change, LGBT rights, and campaign finance reform. Sanders has long been critical of U.S. foreign policy and was an early and outspoken opponent of the Iraq War. He is also outspoken on civil rights and civil liberties, and has been particularly critical of racial discrimination in the criminal justice system and mass surveillance policies such as the USA PATRIOT Act and the NSA surveillance programs.

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The senator is still in the early stages of crafting the plan, according to the Post, which would provide a job or required training for any American. Sanders's office has yet to release the details of the plan's funding, but previous large-scale projects proposed by the Vermont progressive have involved ending ...
It was June 2016. Former Bernie Sanders surrogate Nina Turner was just about to go onstage to introduce the Vermont senator at a San Francisco rally she estimated drew some 30,000 people. But just before she could, she noticed a "wave of despair" overcome the crowd as everyone, almost ...

Sanders hosts an interview show (“The Bernie Sanders Show”) that he started streaming over Facebook Live on a semi-regular basis after his staff got the idea in February of 2017 to film the senator chatting with the activist Rev. Dr. William Barber. After they posted that simple clip and it earned hundreds of ...
Sen. Bernie Sanders is condemning Friday's military strikes on Syria as "illegal and unauthorized." "It is Congress, not the president, which has the constitutional responsibility for making war," Sanders said in a statement shortly before midnight on Friday. After 17 years of war in Afghanistan and 15 years of ...
Rapper Killer Mike on Saturday defended himself against criticism from fans after appearing on NRATV, the broadcast arm of the National Rifle Association. Killer Mike, whose real name is Michael Render, was a prominent supporter of Sen. Bernie Sanders · Bernard (Bernie) SandersPro-Sanders rapper ...
Attention, Bernie Bros: former presidential challenger and Senator Bernie Sanders will be the first guest on the new podcast Deconstructed, hosted by British journalist and author Mehdi Hasan and sponsored by The Intercept news organization. Hasan will also join The Intercept's staff as a columnist and ...

Bernie Sanders has asked the Defense Department to look at defense contractor compensation, fraud and overruns. ... Vermont Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders has asked Defense Secretary Jim Mattis to address “the excessive compensation of defense contractors, the widespread misconduct and fraud ...
The Vermont senator hopes to build on the success of a widely viewed “Medicare for all” session. ... Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) plans to hold a live, televised town hall on March 19 devoted to exploring the issue of economic inequality. ... The program will consist of a four-person panel: Sanders, Sen.
U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders came to the defense of Texas congressional candidate Laura Moser, denouncing national Democrats after they took the extraordinary step of trying to damage her chances days before the Tuesday primary. In an interview Thursday, the Vermont independent and 2016 presidential ...
Pindell: The reaction this morning from those in New Hampshire was a lot of head-shaking, especially in the Bernie Sanders world. I first heard that Levi was thinking about a run a few hours after Democratic incumbent Carol Shea-Porter announced she would not seek reelection. But Levi waited. Now he is ...

GREEN BAY - Sen. Bernie Sanders returned to Wisconsin on Saturday to urge supporters to finish what they helped start when they propelled him to victory in the state's 2016 presidential primary election. On Saturday, Sanders told an estimated 1,000 people at the Weidner Center for a Repeal the Trump ...
Sen. Mark Warner told CNN's Wolf Blitzer Monday afternoon that he is "very concerned" President Trump is breaking laws with regard to the Mueller probe and the firing of FBI deputy director Andy McCabe: CNN, WOLF BLITZER: How concerned are you, Senator, that President Trump has gone from.
The Vermont senator is using his reach to try to shape a national progressive narrative. By Daniel Marans ... Sen. Bernie Sanders' televised town hall on economic inequality drew about 1.7 million live viewers during an online broadcast Monday night. ... Three co-hosts aided Sanders in his efforts: Sen.
Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont, vowing to play an influential role in the 2018 midterm elections, was blunt on Friday about the stakes for the Democratic Party. “If Democrats control either the House or the Senate, Trump's agenda is dead,” Mr. Sanders said during a conversation with New York Times ...
By Candace Sweat, WRAL reporter & Hannah Webster, editor. Durham, N.C. — People of all ages and backgrounds packed Duke University Chapel Thursday night for a conversation on race with United States Sen. Bernie Sanders and the Rev. William Barber II. The discussion was a part of ...
DURHAM, NC — Sen. Bernie Sanders entered Duke University Chapel on Thursday night to hundreds of people singing “This Little Light of Mine. ... It was a different feel to many of his 2016 campaign rallies, even though the Vermont senator's core message has not changed. Instead of speaking to a crowd ...
The subject of Sen. Bernie Sanders' tweet? Not music or the state of pop culture or even a topic directly affecting Cardi B's fan base of Millennials and ... The independent senator from Vermont was referencing a statement Cardi B had made in a recent GQ interview comparing President Franklin D.


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