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Sen. Sanders: Voters must defeat right-wing extremism (Portsmouth Herald)

September 23, 2012

By Suzanne Laurent PORTSMOUTH — The lower level of South Church was packed with an enthusiastic crowd as U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., rallied for the re-election of President Obama. Sanders said he preferred the town meeting style of campaigning to the “negative ads and sound bites being thrown at people.” Before he spoke, two […]

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Bernie Sanders on the Independent in Politics (Moyers & Company)

September 7, 2012

“What you are looking at is a nation with a grotesquely unequal distribution of wealth & income, tremendous economic power on Wall Street, & now added to all of that is big money interests – the billionaires & corporations – now buying elections. I fear very much that if we don’t turn this around, we’re heading toward an oligarchic form of society.”

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Over 300 Attend AFL-CIO Labor Day Breakfast in Manchester (New Hampshire Public Radio)

September 5, 2012

By Emily Corwin The AFL-CIO of New Hampshire held its annual Labor Day breakfast at St. George Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Manchester this morning.  More than three hundred working men and women gathered to hear from Governor Lynch, Employment Security commissioner George Copadis, and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, and others. The event’s featured guest and […]

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Study: Including Japan in free trade talks could cost U.S. auto jobs (Detroit News)

August 21, 2012

By Dave Shepardson A study released Tuesday by the Center for Automotive Research argues that allowing Japan to take part in nine-party free trade talks could dramatically boost Japanese exports to the United States. The study by the Ann Arbor-based group was partially underwritten by Ford Motor Co., which has been a heavy critic of Japan and […]

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Sanders promotes employee-ownership (WPTZ)

July 24, 2012

By Stewart Ledbetter U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders is introducing two bills in Congress this week aimed at boosting employee-ownership across the nation. Vermont is home to at least thirty employee-owned companies — including some big names like King Arthur Flour, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, and Gardener’s Supply Company — and Sanders would like to see […]

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Offshoring the Olympics: Why It Matters Where Uniforms Are made (The Nation)

July 12, 2012

By John Nichols The bipartisan consensus on trade policy has extended across Democratic and Republican administrations for two decades, providing steady reminders of the reality that when Wall Street calls politicians of both parties answer. Trade debates have made coalition partners of Bill Clinton and Newt Gingrich, George W. Bush and Tom Daschle, Barack Obama and Paul […]

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Crumbling US infrastructure a missed opportunity for jobs, renewal (MSNBC)

June 12, 2012

“It’s not only roads, it’s not only bridges, it’s not only water systems, it’s mass transportation. It is rail. China is building high-speed rail all over the place. We are not… we have an enormous amount of work that is ready to go right now & it is beyond comprehension that our Republican friends will not support infrastructure legislation.”

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Obama calls Romney speech ‘cow pie of distortion’ (MSNBC)

May 25, 2012

Bernie & MSNBC’s Ed Schultz talk about Mitt Romney’s economic “plan.”

“What Romney’s economics is about is ‘trickle-down’ economic theory. That’s what George W. Bush practiced for 8 years & we lost during that time 600,000 jobs, median income went down, the rich got richer, & poverty increased.”

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Audio: Interview: Sanders Pushes For Postal Innovation (VPR News)

May 18, 2012

VPR’s Bob Kinzel interviews Senator Bernie Sanders about the state of the U.S. Postal Service and keeping rural post offices open as well as ways the Post Office can innovate to remain relevant. Read the original article >>  

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Editorial: Paying for democracy (Times Argus)

The proposal to close the mail sorting center in White River Junction and the effort to save it are emblematic of the way that democracies in the United States and elsewhere are struggling to define the role of the public sector. Ideological conservatives in the United States and austerity-minded budget hawks in Europe have used […]

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