A Supreme Mistake

April 10, 2014

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Fight for Democracy

Sen. Sanders talks with Democracy Now! about the Supreme Court’s decision in McCutcheon v. FEC.

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Taxing Carbon Emissions (MSNBC)

March 11, 2014

Watch U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders and Ronan Farrow discuss campaign finance reform and climate change.

“What we are trying to do now is to make the American people aware that the debate about climate change really is over. That the scientific community is virtually unanimous in agreeing that climate change is real, that it is caused by human activity, and that it is already causing devastating problems in the United States and around the world.”

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Iran Amendment Would Torpedo Veterans’ Bill (CNN)

February 27, 2014

U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders has introduced the most comprehensive veterans’ legislation in decades. However, Republican attempts to attach Iran sanctions now threaten to undermine the bill.

In an interview on CNN, Bernie called these attempts, “a means to torpedo what is such an important piece of legislation for millions of our veterans.” He went on to call the attempt at sanctions, “silly partisan politics.”

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Saving the U.S. Postal Service

February 14, 2014

Bernie Sanders has 29 co-sponsors on his legislation to save the U.S. Postal Service. Watch Bernie’s recent interview with Ed Schultz on MSNBC where they discuss Bernie’s legislation and how this could save tens of thousands of middle class jobs.

In the interview Bernie said, “In the midst of an economic recession…you don’t cut tens of thousands of good paying jobs. Our job is to grow middle class jobs, not to cut them.”

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Raising the Minimum Wage

February 3, 2014

Watch Bernie and Ed Schultz discuss how the president’s executive action to raise the minimum wage for employees of federal contractors to $10.10 an hour is impacting the fight over income and wealth inequality.

“I want to give (the president) credit for doing the right thing…. That will impact about 250,000 people, and … it gives us some momentum in the fight to raise the minimum wage for all workers in this country.”

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Taking on the Tea Party (MSNBC)

October 22, 2013

Bernie recently returned from a trip to the south. In Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia and South Carolina he held town hall meetings with trade unionists, progressive Democrats, Independents and others who are working hard to take on right-wing Republicans — the people who dominate the politics in their states. The meetings were very well attended, and the response was enthusiastic.

Watch Bernie’s interview with Ed Schultz from Columbia, South Carolina.

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No Cuts to Social Security

October 11, 2013

Watch Bernie and Wolf Blitzer discuss the government shutdown on CNN.

“Yesterday, the Republicans were using the Affordable Care Act as the reason why they had to shut down the government and not pay our bills. Today, it’s ‘reforming’ Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. What will it be tomorrow?”

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The Political Crisis in Washington

October 9, 2013

Watch Bernie on MSNBC with Joy Reid.

“Ending Obamacare is just a small part of the right-wing extremist agenda…. Their full agenda includes privatizing Social Security, ending Medicare as we know it, slashing Medicaid funding, eliminating the EPA and the Department of Energy and abolishing the concept of the minimum wage.”

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Watch Bernie and Thomas Roberts discuss the current government shutdown on MSNBC.

October 8, 2013

The truth is that the current government shutdown and the willingness of right-wing Republican extremists to default on the U.S. debt for the first time in American history is part of a right-wing ideological agenda which goes far beyond defunding the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare).

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