Fraud

Republicans less troubled by Republican voter fraud (MSNBC)

February 21, 2012

Watch Bernie on MSNBC talk with Rachel Maddow about fighting voter suppression efforts.

“It’s very clear that what these Republicans want to do is to drive as many people as possible – especially poor people, older people & minorities – out of the political process. And that is just reprehensible.”

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Senate votes to move STOCK Act (Politico)

January 30, 2012

By Seung Min Kim In a rare bipartisan move, the Senate on Monday swiftly moved forward on a bill that cracks down on alleged congressional insider trading — legislation that was strongly endorsed by President Barack Obama in his State of the Union address. The Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge Act, or the STOCK Act, […]

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Sen. Bernie Sanders on the Dems in 2012 (MSNBC)

December 23, 2011

Watch Bernie Discuss the 2012 Election on MSNBC’s The Ed Show

“What many of these right-wing governors are doing is very clear, they are trying to disenfranchise low income people, senior citizens, make it harder for them to cast a ballot. And to me that is not only an outrage, it’s something they should be profoundly ashamed of.”

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Senate GOP blocks Cordray (MSNBC)

December 8, 2011

Watch Bernie discuss Republican obstructionism with Ed Schultz on MSNBC.

“The day after Obama got elected I think the Republicans made a decision that they would do everything that they could to stop his agenda.“

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Bernie Sanders confronts defense contractor fraud (Raw Story)

November 30, 2011

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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A Federal Reserve that serves all Americans (CitizenVox)

November 29, 2011

By Micah Hauptman While Congress’s spending has recently been the topic of much fiery debate, one big spender hasn’t received enough scrutiny—the Federal Reserve. However, that is changing, as Americans are becoming further aware of the Fed’s actions during the recent financial crisis and the extent to which the Fed doled out taxpayer money to […]

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Oil roars back to $100, but does anybody care? (Fortune)

By Leah McGrath Goodman FORTUNE — Before this decade, it was unheard of for crude oil prices to jump a few dollars a day unless the U.S. was under a trade embargo or about to go to war. And even then, the outright price of oil was hardly prohibitive (recall that for the entire month […]

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Shocking Report Reveals the Pentagon’s Addiction to Fraudulent Contractors (The Nation)

October 20, 2011

By George Zornick How often does the Pentagon award contracts to defense companies that have already been proven to be defrauding taxpayers? A report the Department of Defense did at the request of Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) reveals an answer that should make Washington very uncomfortable. The report, released today, showed that hundreds of defense […]

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