Tag Archives: Foreign Policy

Senators to Obama: Get out of Afghanistan (Politico)

March 7, 2012

By Mike Zapler Some two dozen senators are trying to keep the heat on President Barack Obama to get out of Afghanistan. Twenty-one Democratic senators — along with Independent Bernie Sanders of Vermont and two Republicans — used the debate of a transportation bill this week to point out that the American highway system could […]

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Sen. Sanders Editorial: Free Trade vs. Jobs (New York Times)

January 5, 2012

By Sen. Bernie Sanders To the Editor: “Factory Jobs Gain, but Wages Retreat” (“Working for Less” series, Business Day, Dec. 30) tells us just about everything we need to know about the collapse of the middle class and the greed of the top 1 percent. During the Congressional debates over the North American Free Trade Agreement, […]

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OpEd: There goes the Republic (AppealDemocrat.com)

December 18, 2011

By Robert Scheer Once again the gods of war have united our Congress like nothing else. Unable to agree on the minimal spending necessary to save our economy, schools, medical system or infrastructure, the cowards who mislead us have retreated to the irrationalities of what George Washington in his farewell address condemned as “pretended patriotism.” […]

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War-Weary Republicans Rebuke Romney On Afghanistan (HuffPost Politics)

December 1, 2011

By Robert Naiman On Wednesday night, the Senate adopted by voice vote an amendment introduced by Oregon Democrat Jeff Merkley calling on President Obama to speed up U.S. military withdrawal from Afghanistan. This was a watershed event towards ending the war. The previous high water mark of Senators calling for expedited withdrawal was 27; the […]

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Bernie Sanders confronts defense contractor fraud (Raw Story)

By Eric W. Dolan Sen. Bernie Sanders on the Senate floor Wednesday urged lawmakers to make the Pentagon fight against defense contractor fraud as they debated the National Defense Authorization Act. “This country has a record breaking deficit and a $15 trillion national debt,” he said. “What many people do not know is that one […]

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U.S. Troops to Leave Iraq by Year

October 21, 2011

By Nicolas Mendoza WASHINGTON — President Obama announced on Friday that the last American soldier would leave Iraq by the end of this year, drawing to a close a divisive eight-year war that cost the lives of more than 4,400 troops, defined the presidency of George W. Bush, and helped ignite his own political rise. […]

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