Tag Archives: Bernie Sanders

Bernie Scoops Up Endorsements From AOC, Tlaib, Omar

The New York Times reports: Representative Ilhan Omar endorsed Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont for the Democratic presidential nomination on Tuesday, and Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez will endorse Mr. Sanders at a rally this weekend, according to his campaign. Ms. Ocasio-Cortez, Democrat of New York and a star of the progressive left, will join Mr. Sanders at his “Bernie’s Back” rally …

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Bernie Shrugs Off Health Concerns At Debate [VIDEO]

Time Magazine reports: It was almost inevitable that questions around age and health would come up at Tuesday night’s Democratic primary debate after Sen. Bernie Sanders’s heart attack, but he had not even been asked about his health when he volunteered information about his wellbeing: “I’m healthy, I’m feeling great,” he said, adding a quip. “We are going to be …

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Bernie: I “Misspoke” About Scaling Back My Campaign

NBC News reports: Sen. Bernie Sanders on Wednesday tamped down speculation that he would slow his presidential campaign after he suffered a heart attack last week, saying he plans to compete as vigorously as ever for the 2020 Democratic nomination. The Vermont independent told NBC in an exclusive interview airing Wednesday night on “Nightly News” and Thursday on the “Today” …

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Bernie Sanders To Cut Back Schedule After Heart Attack

Business Insider reports: Sen. Bernie Sanders said on Tuesday that he’ll cut back on the number of campaign events he does following an appointment with his cardiologist one week after suffering a heart attack. Sanders insisted that he would continue “actively campaigning” this fall, but that he would scale back on the number of rallies he does daily from about …

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Bernie Plan: Boot Corporations From Dem Convention

Vox reports: If Bernie Sanders becomes the Democratic nominee, he envisions a 2020 Democratic National Convention that is completely free of corporate sponsorship. Under a new anti-corruption plan Sanders released Monday morning, the progressive senator from Vermont is taking aim at money and influence within political parties, national party conventions, and presidential inaugurations. His plan would also scrap the Federal …

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Bernie Leaves Hospital 3 Days After Heart Procedure

ABC News reports: Bernie Sanders left a Las Vegas hospital Friday afternoon after undergoing a heart procedure earlier this week. The Democratic presidential candidate, 78, was spotted leaving the hospital with wife Jane O’Meara Sanders at his side. Sanders said in a statement, “I want to thank the doctors, nurses, and staff at the Desert Springs Hospital Medical Center for …

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Sanders Campaign: He’ll Participate In 10/15 Debate

The Daily Beast reports: Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) will participate in the next Democratic presidential debate on October 15, his campaign said on Thursday. The news follows a recent procedure Sanders underwent to insert two stents to relieve an artery blockage. The campaign initially said they were “canceling his events and appearances until further notice’ but that the senator was …

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Dem 2020 Rivals Send Best Wishes To Ailing Bernie

Mediaite reports: Bernie Sanders received immediate and earnest well wishes from political competitors for the Democratic 2020 nomination in light of the news that he has been hospitalized for a heart procedure. The Sanders campaign announced Wednesday morning that the Vermont senator had a procedure to deal with a blocked artery that was causing him “chest discomfort.” Sanders will be …

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Bernie Sanders Hospitalized For Heart Blockage

Just in via press release: “During a campaign event yesterday evening, Sen. Sanders experienced some chest discomfort. Following medical evaluation and testing he was found to have a blockage in one artery and two stents were successfully inserted. Sen. Sanders is conversing and in good spirits. He will be resting up over the next few days. We are canceling his …

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Mayor Pete And Bernie See Huge Third Quarter Hauls

The Hill reports: Democratic presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg raked in over $19.1 million in the third quarter, a substantial amount but short of the $24.8 million he raised in the second quarter. The South Bend, Ind., mayor’s campaign added in a memo released on Tuesday that Buttigieg’s number of unique donors grew by 182,000 to a total to 580,000 contributors. …

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New Bernie Plan: Tax Companies With Highly-Paid CEOs

Politico reports: Bernie Sanders has a new plan to reduce the widening gap between the rich and poor. The presidential candidate and decades-long crusader against income inequality unveiled a proposal Monday to raise taxes on businesses whose CEOs make at least 50 times more than their median workers. The boost in corporate taxes would be imposed on companies that bring …

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Bernie Outdoes Warren With Stiffer “Wealth Tax” Plan

Axios reports: Sen. Bernie Sanders has released a wealth tax that’s even more aggressive than Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s “ultra-millionaire tax.” Axios first reported Sanders’ proposal. Why it matters: Sanders keeps trying to remind voters that he’s the original when it comes to progressive policy in the 2020 field, but he’s being eclipsed at every turn by the surging Warren. The …

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Bernie Calls For Eliminating $81 Billion In Medical Debt

The New York Times reports: Bernie Sanders has long wanted to remake the health care system so no one will have to pay directly for medical care again. Now, he also wants to go back and cancel all the medical debts of people who have been billed under the current system. In a plan released Saturday, Mr. Sanders, the Vermont …

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Working Families Party Faces Abuse Over Warren Nod

The Rising reports: An official at the Working Families Party (WFP) said Friday that he — and many of his fellow staffers — have faced a deluge of violent, racist, and sexist attacks following the progressive group’s endorsement of Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.). “There’s been good faith debate and conversations on the Internet — and I’m here for all of …

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Jimmy Carter Hopes Presidency Has An “Age Limit”

The Associated Press reports: Weeks shy of his 95th birthday, former President Jimmy Carter said he doesn’t believe he could have managed the most powerful office in the world at 80 years old. Carter, who earlier this year became the longest-lived chief executive in American history, didn’t tie his comments to any of his fellow Democrats running for president in …

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Working Families Party Ditches Bernie For Warren

Politico reports: The Working Families Party endorsed Elizabeth Warren for president on Monday — delivering both a victory for the Massachusetts senator and blow to her liberal rival, Bernie Sanders. “Senator Warren strikes fear into the hearts of the robber barons who rigged the system, and offers hope to millions of working people who have been shut out of our …

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Bernie On Trump’s E-Cigarettes Ban: “Now Do AR-15s”

Reuters reports: Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) responded to President Trump’s push to ban flavored e-cigarettes on Wednesday by calling for the administration to take similar action on assault rifles. After Trump announced his administration would seek to prohibit the sale of all non-tobacco flavors of e-cigarettes, Sanders posted on Twitter urging the administration to ban AR-15s following …

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Biden +16 Over Bernie In New Poll, Warren In Third

The Hill reports: Former Vice President Joe Biden leads the pack of Democratic presidential candidates, but Sen. Elizabeth Warren is on the rise, according to a Harvard CAPS/Harris poll released exclusively to The Hill. The survey shows Biden in first place with 32 percent support among Democrats, followed by Sen. Bernie Sanders at 16 percent, both falling slightly from the …

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Joe Biden +13 Over Bernie In New National Poll

From a new Morning Consult poll this morning: Former Vice President Joe Biden increased his lead atop a crowded field of Democratic presidential candidates by 2 points, a new poll finds. Biden now has the support of 33 percent of Democratic primary voters across the nation, according to the Morning Consult survey, 13 percent above the next-most popular candidate, Sen. …

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Bernie Lands First Endorsement From National Union

Politico reports: Bernie Sanders won his first endorsement from a national union on Monday, becoming the second presidential candidate to do so in the 2020 primary. The United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America, a 35,000-member union, announced that it is backing Sanders at its convention in Pittsburgh. Sanders delivered a speech to the union’s members on Monday before …

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