Tag Archives: Bernie Sanders

Sanders To Seek Halt On $735M Arms Sale To Israel

The Washington Post reports: Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is preparing to introduce a resolution on Thursday disapproving of the U.S. sale of $735 million in precision-guided weapons to Israel, according to a draft obtained by The Washington Post. The resolution aims to halt the planned sale to Israel by the Biden administration of JDAMs, or Joint Direct Attack Munitions, and …

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Sanders Calls For Waiver To Create Generic COVID Vax

NBC News reports: Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is calling on the World Trade Organization (WTO) to grant a patent waiver allowing countries to manufacture generic versions of Pfizer and Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccines. “There is something morally objectionable about rich countries being able to get that vaccine, and yet millions and billions of people in poor countries are unable to afford …

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Sanders Unveils $2.8T In Corporate, Wealthy Tax Raises

Roll Call reports: Senate Budget Chairman Bernie Sanders unveiled proposals to raise taxes by at least $2.8 trillion in a pair of bills he introduced Thursday that the Vermont independent said would “end our rigged tax code” and reduce income inequality by making corporations and billionaires pay more. “We can no longer tolerate many large corporations making billions of dollars …

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Sanders “Uncomfortable” With Trump’s Twitter Ban

Axios reports: Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) told New York Times podcast “The Ezra Klein Show” Tuesday he doesn’t feel “particularly comfortable” with Twitter permanently banning former President Trump from the platform. In the interview, Sanders was asked about criticisms from some conservatives that liberals had become “too censorious.” Sanders responded by saying Trump “is a racist, a sexist, a homophobe, …

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Sanders Urges Dems To Rally Behind Gavin Newsom

The Hill reports: Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Monday urged his supporters to rally behind California’s embattled governor, Gavin Newsom (D), who faces a recall campaign. Sanders in a tweet noted Republican opposition to Newsom is centered around the governor’s “crime” of trying to stop the spread of COVID-19 in the state. The tweet followed news that the GOP-led recall …

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Sanders Raises $1.8M With Mittens Meme Merch

ABC News reports: Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) announced Wednesday that he raised $1.8 million for charitable organizations in his state in a matter of days thanks to sales of his currently sold-out merchandise featuring the viral image of him bundled in a jacket with mittens on Inauguration Day. Sanders began selling the merchandise, dubbed “Chairman Sanders,” through his campaign store …

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Sanders Turns Viral Meme Into Charity Sweatshirts

The Hill reports: Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is cashing in on his viral mittens moment for a good cause — raising money for charity with a sweatshirt bearing his Inauguration Day look. The Vermont senator’s campaign store unveiled a “Chairman Sanders crewneck” this week. The $45 organic cotton fleece shows the now-famous image of Sanders at President Biden’s inauguration on …

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Sanders To Filibuster Override Of Trump’s Defense Veto

Politico reports: Sen. Bernie Sanders will filibuster an override of President Donald Trump’s defense bill veto unless the Senate holds a vote on providing $2,000 direct payments to Americans. “McConnell and the Senate want to expedite the override vote and I understand that. But I’m not going to allow that to happen unless there is a vote, no matter how …

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Bernie: Dems Have “Plans” If Trump Refuses To Leave

Roll Call reports: Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) looked to assure nervous Democrats that there are “a number of plans” to deal with a scenario in which President Trump loses the November election but refuses to leave office. Sanders, speaking to TV host Bill Maher Friday night, said it was of tantamount importance that liberals elect Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden …

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Bernie Lays Out How Trump Will Try To Steal Election

Courthouse News reports: Senator Bernie Sanders accused President Trump on Thursday of trying to steal the election, saying Trump “is prepared to undermine American democracy in order to stay in power.” By casting doubt on the validity of mail-in ballots, Trump is “attempting to delegitimize the outcome of this election so that if he loses, he can remain in office,” …

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Bernie: Be Ready, Because Trump Will Not Concede

Politico reports: Bernie Sanders fears President Donald Trump will refuse to leave office if he loses reelection and is calling on Congress and the media to take action to prepare for that scenario now, he said in an interview with POLITICO. “This is not just idle speculation,” said Sanders, pointing to comments the president made at the GOP convention. “Trump …

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Tonight: Michelle Obama Kicks Off Dem Convention

ABC News reports: Democrats will open their mostly virtual convention in Milwaukee Monday under the theme of unity, with speakers who represent the party’s progressive and traditional platforms. “As we have learned throughout our history, when we stand united, we can overcome anything, including the monumental challenges we face today,” the Democratic National Convention Committee said in a release. Former …

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Bernie Defends Harris Pick As His Base Objects [VIDEO]

Politico reports: Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) defended Sen. Kamala Harris on Sunday, saying that despite Democratic Party infighting over policy proposals, a majority of progressives understand the importance of defeating President Donald Trump come November. Sanders spoke highly of Joe Biden’s vice presidential pick, noting that she’s “incredibly smart [and] incredibly tough.” “I think she’s an asset for the Biden …

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Sanders Renews Call For One-Time Tax On Billionaires

Sen. Bernie Sanders writes for The Guardian: As a nation, the time is long overdue for us to finally address the grotesque level of income and wealth inequality that exists. In my view, we can no longer tolerate the three wealthiest people in America owning more wealth than the bottom 50%, the top 1% owning more wealth than the bottom …

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First Night Of Dem Convention To Feature Michelle Obama, Bernie Sanders, John Kasich In Unity Message

CNN reports: The first night of the Democratic National Convention is currently expected to bring a message of unity featuring Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, former first lady Michelle Obama and former Republican Ohio Gov. John Kasich, according to a source who has seen current convention plans. The speakers represent a wide political spectrum of support for former Vice President Joe …

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Sanders Campaign Co-Chair: Choosing Joe Biden Over Trump Is Like Only Having To “Eat Half A Bowl Of Shit”

Peter Nicholas writes at The Atlantic: “We have to be true to ourselves and acknowledge that Biden is a mediocre, milquetoast, neoliberal centrist that we’ve been fighting against in the Democratic establishment,” Cornel West, the Harvard University professor and a Bernie Sanders supporter, told me. If Sanders’s primary voters stay home on Election Day out of pique, that could damage …

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Joe Biden Formally Clinches Democratic Nomination

The Associated Press reports: Joe Biden formally clinched the Democratic presidential nomination Friday, setting him up for a bruising challenge to President Donald Trump that will play out against the unprecedented backdrop of a pandemic, economic collapse and civil unrest. The former vice president has effectively been his party’s leader since his last challenger in the Democratic primary, Bernie Sanders, …

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Sanders: Trump Has Cost Us “Thousands Of Lives”

The Washington Post reports: Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) offered a scathing assessment Monday of President Trump’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, calling it “atrocious” and saying it has “cost us thousands and thousands of lives.” The comments of Sanders, who suspended his Democratic presidential campaign last month, came at a Washington Post Live event on a day that Trump repeatedly …

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Yang Wins Suit To Reinstate NY Presidential Primary

NBC New York reports: The New York Democratic presidential primary must take place June 23 because canceling it would be unconstitutional, a judge ruled late Tuesday. The New York Democratic presidential primary must take place June 23 because canceling it would be unconstitutional and deprive withdrawn presidential candidates Bernie Sanders and Andrew Yang of proper representation at the Democratic convention, …

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Sanders And Biden Reach Agreement On Delegates

Axios reports: Joe Biden’s campaign released a memo on Thursday announcing that it has come to an agreement with Bernie Sanders’ former team to allocate enough statewide delegates at the Democratic National Convention to ensure “fair representation” for the progressive wing of the party. Now that Sanders won’t be the nominee, this is one way for his team to sustain …

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