Tag Archives: Bernie Sanders

Sanders Defends Socialism To Bill Maher [VIDEO]

Mediaite has the recap: Maher seemed to all but officially endorse Bernie Sanders in this one appearance; just this week, Maher’s pal Seth MacFarlane proudly introduced Sanders in Los Angeles, so the pressure to do so may continue to rise for the progressive Maher. Tonight he told Sanders in no uncertain terms, “I want to see you get the nomination”. …

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Sen. Rand Paul: A Bernie Sanders Presidency Could Lead To “Mass Genocide” [AUDIO]

“It amazes me and it actually kind of scares me. I’ve been spending more time going after Bernie and socialism because I don’t want America to succumb to the notion that there’s anything good about socialism. I think it’s not an accident of history that most of the times when socialism has been tried that attendant with that has been …

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Bernie Sanders Rejects Donation From Pharma Douche Martin Shkreli, Gives Money To AIDS Charity

Boston.com reports: Pharmaceutics CEO Martin Shkreli wanted to make a donation to Bernie Sanders’ campaign in order to get a meeting with the Vermont senator, according to Stat. The Sanders campaign said no thanks. They’ll be passing on the money to a Washington health clinic, and Shkreli—the so-called “most hated” man in America whose company, Turing Pharmaceuticals, raised the price …

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Seth MacFarlane Opens For Bernie Sanders [VIDEO]

Celebrity endorsements for Bernie Sanders have been relatively sparse, but last night Seth MacFarlane effusively praised Sanders in an opening speech to a rally in Los Angeles. Variety recaps: MacFarlane said that he was particularly impressed by a response that Sanders gave at Tuesday night’s debate. Asked what was the country’s greatest national security threat, Sanders answered climate change. “Senator …

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Bernie Sanders Dances His Way Onto Ellen [VIDEO]

Bernie Sanders appeared on the Ellen Degeneres Show today where he danced a little bit to Disco Inferno as he entered the set. NPR breaks down the interview: There was some seriousness early on, but it was mostly light fare. He joked about his hair and played along in a lightning round when he was asked: What Republican presidential candidate …

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Father Of Reported Dog Killer Defends Debate Tweet Comparing Bernie Sanders To A Dog Killer

“Political correctness has run amok in this country! Last night during the ‪#‎DemDebate‬ I said, ‘I trust Bernie Sanders with my tax dollars like I trust a North Korean chef with my Labrador.’ Now the liberal media is attacking me. Leave it to liberals to ignore injustices and atrocities of a totalitarian nation on human beings and put more importance …

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Bernie Sanders Wins Drudge Debate Poll

Bernie Sanders won the Drudge Report debate poll, taking nearly ten times the total received by Hillary Clinton. Perhaps obviously, a lot of Tea People freeped the poll. The total number of votes is less than one-third of the 680K votes cast in the Drudge Report GOP poll last month. At this writing, Sanders has 59% of the votes and …

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TONIGHT: Democratic Debate At 9PM Eastern

The first Democratic presidential debate is tonight in Las Vegas and while few expect the kind of fireworks we saw at the recent GOP debate, it will be fascinating to see how Clinton and Sanders handle each other. I’ll post an open thread at 8:30PM Eastern so we can all watch together. Donald Trump will be live-tweeting: “At the request …

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Hillary Clinton Holds Strong Lead In New Polls

One day ahead of the first Democratic debate, Hillary Clinton is holding a strong lead in new polls out of South Carolina and Nevada. CNN reports: Clinton has the support of 50% of those who say they are likely to attend the Democratic caucus scheduled for February 20 in Nevada — which plays host to the first debate among the …

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Salon Questions Bernie Sanders’ Marriage Record

Bernie Sanders regularly touts himself as one of the first and most vigorous supporters of  marriage equality. And compared to Hillary Clinton’s relatively recent evolution, he’s right. But as Salon points out, Sanders too took a while to get there. Mark David Stern writes: In 2006, he took a stand against same-sex marriage in Vermont, stating that he instead endorsed …

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Clinton Holds Strong Lead In New National Poll

USA Today reports: Hillary Clinton continues to lead the Democratic field in a new USA TODAY/Suffolk University Poll, but she no longer commands the support of a majority of Democrats as Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and Vice President Biden gain ground. Clinton is backed by 41% of likely Democratic primary voters, a double-digit drop since the USA TODAY poll taken …

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Sen. Bernie Sanders Calls For Expanded Mental Health Access In Wake Of Oregon Shootings

“The American people are horrified by these never-ending mass shootings. Our hearts go out to the families and friends of the innocent victims. As a nation, we must do everything we can to put an end to this awful epidemic of senseless slaughter. We need a comprehensive approach. We need sensible gun-control legislation which prevents guns from being used by …

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NEW HAMPSHIRE: Sanders Surges In New CNN Poll

Whoa. The New York Times reports: As summer turned to fall, a chilly wind was blowing in New Hampshire for Hillary Rodham Clinton: A new poll on Thursday showed Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont surging ahead of Mrs. Clinton with 46 percent of the vote to 30 percent for her. The poll, by the University of New Hampshire for CNN …

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Bernie Sanders: Call Me A Progressive [VIDEO]

During Bernie Sanders’ appearance on the Late Show, last night Stephen Colbert said, “You are a liberal and you are a socialist, and people call you a liberal and a socialist. Why will you not accept those two terms as the insults they are meant to be?” Sanders: “I prefer the term ‘progressive’.”

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Bernie Sanders At Liberty University [VIDEO]

In the very first minute of his address at Liberty University, today Bernie Sanders let the packed auditorium know where their differences might lie. “I believe in women’s rights. And the right of a woman to control her own body. I believe in gay rights and gay marriage.” There was perhaps a surprisingly positive reaction to each statement. Watch at …

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Sanders: I’m Stunned To Be Leading Hillary [VIDEO]

Bernie Sanders today declared that he is “stunned” to be leading Hillary Clinton in two early primary state polls. “You want me to tell you the truth?” he asked to CNN’s Wolf Blitzer in an interview Thursday when asked about his strong showing. “Yes, I’m stunned,” Sanders said. “Look, we have a message that I believed from day one was …

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NEW HAMPSHIRE: Bernie Sanders Leads Hillary Clinton By Nine Points In New NBC/Marist Poll

NBC News reports: Bernie Sanders has jumped out to a nine-point lead over front-runner Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire, and he’s gained ground on her among Iowa voters in the Democratic presidential race, according to a pair of brand-new NBC News/Marist polls. In New Hampshire, the Vermont senator gets the support of 41 percent of Democratic voters, Clinton gets 32 …

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Monmouth Poll: Donald Trump’s Favorability Rating Has Tripled Among GOP Voters Since June

CNN reports on the latest Monmouth poll: In the first national Monmouth University poll out since the first Republican presidential debate, released Thursday, the real estate mogul is showing a commanding lead at 30% support. That’s up 4 points from a poll taken just before the debate last month, but within the poll’s margin of error. It’s also a new …

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IOWA: Sanders Moves Up On Clinton

The Washington Post reports: Hillary Rodham Clinton’s once-commanding lead in Iowa has shrunk to just seven percentage points, while Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., has surged in the state whose caucuses will kick off the race for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination, according to a poll released Saturday evening. The Des Moines Register-Bloomberg Politics poll, considered the gold standard of Iowa …

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NEW HAMPSHIRE: Sanders Leads Clinton In New Poll

Bernie Sanders is leading Hillary Clinton for the first time in a newly-released New Hampshire poll. CNN reports: Sanders topped Clinton with 44% compared to her 37% support among likely Democratic primary voters, according to a Franklin Pierce University/Boston Herald poll. Sanders has been gaining momentum as he generates enthusiasm among the Democratic Party’s progressive base but until now he …

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