President Obama

Romney’s Policies a Disaster (CNN)

October 4, 2012

On CNN, Bernie talks about President Obama’s recent debate performance

“The truth of the matter is, Mitt Romney right now is the head of a right-wing extremist party called the Republican Party. And if the president cannot differentiate himself clearly from right-wing extremism, we have a lot of problems as a nation and he has a lot of problems as a candidate running for re-election.”

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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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Romney digs deeper over hidden video comments (MSNBC)

September 18, 2012

On MSNBC’s Ed Show, Bernie responds to comments Mitt Romney made at a private fundraiser in a video recently leaked to the press.

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Romney’s wrong economic answers (Editorial by Sen. Sanders)

September 5, 2012

By Senator Bernie Sanders Given Mitt Romney’s business record as an outsourcer and tax avoider, and his desire to continue the failed economic policies of George W. Bush, President Obama should be 20 points ahead in the polls right now, not struggling to stay even. At a time when the wealthiest people are doing phenomenally well, Romney’s plan to […]

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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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The Early Word: Effect (New York Times The Caucus Blog)

May 10, 2012

By Ashley Southall It was the pressure of rapidly building speculation that led President Obama to announce publicly on Wednesday that he supports same-sex marriage, but the political impact is a wild card, since Mr. Obama’s re-election prospects in November will still hinge on the economy’s performance, Jackie Calmes and Peter Baker write. Mr. Obama’s […]

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Wall Street asks President Obama for ‘healing speech’ (MSNBC)

May 2, 2012

Bernie talks about Wall Street with MSNBC’s Ed Schultz.

“I think if there is an apology that is due – and it’s long overdue – it’s from these guys on Wall St & certainly not Obama. From Obama what we need is for him to begin to stand up & be even tougher on these guys.”

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New jobs added but not enough to satisfy GOP (MSNBC)

April 6, 2012

Bernie joins Ed Schultz on MSNBC to talk about Republican obstructionism on the economy.

“If you’re asking me, are the Republicans prepared to do whatever they can to torpedo the economy in order to defeat Obama, I think the answer is pretty clear. They have shown that time and time again.”

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Sam Hemingway: ‘Pool reporter’ reflects on the cocoon that’s always around the president (Burlington Free Press)

April 1, 2012

By Sam Hemingway The call came in on Monday morning. The White House was on the line, and they wanted to know who from the Burlington Free Press was going to serve as the Vermont pool reporter for Friday’s visit to the state by President Barack Obama, writing dispatches to be made available to all […]

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President Obama tells Vermont crowd there’s ‘more work to do’ (Burlington Free Press)

March 31, 2012

By Terri Hallenbeck “I’m here …” President Barack Obama started to say, and before he could finish the sentence the crowd of about 4,400 at the University of Vermont went wild. Through his four-hour touchdown in Vermont on Friday, Obama captivated audiences who were eager to bask in a rare, close-up look at the most […]

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