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  • Bernie Sanders: Congress Has ‘No Choice’ on Impeachment if Trump Ignores Subpoenas

    05/23/2019 3:09:42 PM PDT · by detective · 32 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 23 May 2019 | JOSHUA CAPLAN
    White House contender Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) said Thursday that Congress will have “no choice” but to begin impeachment proceedings if President Donald Trump continues to fight subpoenas issued by House Democrats. “It is obvious that the President is a pathological liar who does not understand the Constitution,” the self-avowed Democratic-socialist wrote on Twitter. “The fact is that if Mr. Trump continues to disregard the right of Congress to subpoena, he will leave House Members with no choice but to begin an impeachment inquiry.”
  • Walmart workers invited a special guest to crash the company's annual meeting: Bernie Sanders

    05/21/2019 2:40:21 PM PDT · by detective · 30 replies
    MSN News ^ | 5/21/2019 | Abha Bhattarai
    For years, Walmart workers have attended the company’s annual shareholders meeting to call for higher wages, better benefits and more predictable schedules. This year they’ll have someone new delivering the message on their behalf: Sen. Bernie Sanders. The presidential candidate, who has repeatedly called on Walmart to improve its working conditions, is heading to Bentonville, Ark., on June 5 to introduce a shareholders’ proposal that would give hourly Walmart workers a seat on the company’s board. “These workers need and deserve a seat at the table,” Sanders (I-Vt.) told The Washington Post. “If hourly workers at Walmart were well represented...
  • Sanders: If baseball players make millions, teachers deserve raise

    05/19/2019 6:46:01 PM PDT · by Libloather · 128 replies
    MSN ^ | 5/19/19 | Arthur Weinstein
    If Bernie Sanders were an MLB general manager, he would probably be the type who chases bargain players rather than signing free agents to mega contracts. The presidential contender posted a video on his Twitter account Saturday showing him at a campaign stop talking about raising pay for school teachers. And he used baseball salaries to make his point. "If we are a nation that can provide contracts to baseball players for hundreds of millions of dollars, don't tell me we cannot pay teachers in this country the kinds of wages and salaries they deserve," Sanders said.
  • Bernie Sanders proposes U.S. education policy overhaul to appeal to black voters

    05/18/2019 10:34:52 AM PDT · by McQ444 · 28 replies
    Reuters ^ | 18-05-19 | Ginger Gibson
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic U.S. presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders on Saturday announced an education policy proposal designed to pump billions of dollars into the public schools system in a direct appeal to black voters who shunned the U.S. senator in his previous presidential bid.The 10-point plan Sanders will detail in a speech in South Carolina is designed to end racial disparities in the public education system. America’s education policy debate has long been steeped in discussions of race and racial discrimination. Sanders struggled in the 2016 campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination against Hillary Clinton to garner support among African-Americans....
  • Socialists ganging up with Islamists To Bring Down America

    05/16/2019 3:24:47 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 5/16/19 | Judi McLeod
    Bernie Sanders continues with Obama’s Fundamental Transformation of America The biggest mainstream/social media-ignored story of our day: The Socialists and Islamists have OFFICIALLY ganged up against America in the prelude to the 2020 presidential election. The not so long ago suspected nightmare of Socialists and Islamists working in tandem against the American people is now a reality unfolding before our very eyes that can no longer be written off as just another conspiracy theory. . “Socialists and Islamists are working together for the destruction of the Free Market in the West and Israel” Crickets followed Glenn Beck’s announcement on his...
  • If Ocasio-Cortez, Sanders really cared about everyday Americans they would do THIS

    05/15/2019 2:39:07 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Fox ^ | May 15, 2019 | Gregory Angelo
    It shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone that the infamous socialists Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., unveiled a new policy that’s aimed at targeting Wall Street. However, the only thing their deceptively titled Loan Shark Prevention Act will do is hurt the pocketbooks of common Americans. The Act would cap all interest rates on consumer loans at 15 percent, effectively eliminating credit line options for millions of Americans. Credit lenders often times extend credit with higher interest rates as a precaution if the potential borrower has bad credit as a way to mitigate risk. For example,...
  • Ocasio-Cortez attacks Biden on climate change policy, Biden says he's 'never been

    05/14/2019 10:47:24 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 18 replies
    ABC ^ | May 14, 2019, 12:46 PM ET | ELIZABETH THOMAS
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., has ramped up her criticism of former Vice President Joe Biden's reported “middle ground” climate change policy approach as part of his 2020 presidential campaign. Interested in Climate Change? Add Climate Change as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Climate Change news, video, and analysis from ABC News. Climate Change Add Interest “I will be damned if the same politicians who refused to act then are going to try to come back today and say we need a 'middle of the road' approach to save our lives,” Ocasio-Cortez said at a Green...
  • Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren battle for Ocasio-Cortez endorsement

    05/14/2019 11:50:10 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 49 replies
    NY Post ^ | May 14, 2019 | 2:23pm | Lee Brown
    Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren are both aggressively battling for the backing of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez — suggesting she could make-or-break a Democratic run for president, according to a new report. “I think it’s one of the most important endorsements in America right now,” progressive consultant Rebecca Katz told Politico of Ocasio-Cortez’s support.
  • 'One of the most important endorsements in America right now' (Cortez?)

    05/14/2019 2:40:02 AM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies
    Politico ^ | 5/13/19 | HOLLY OTTERBEIN, ALEX THOMPSON
    The Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez primary is heating up. For the second time in five days, the star freshman congresswoman is appearing alongside Bernie Sanders at a high-profile event. Rep. Ro Khanna, co-chairman of Sanders' campaign, is talking with Ocasio-Cortez's staff about the primary. And Sanders' team told POLITICO that he and Ocasio-Cortez "have had phone calls.” Ocasio-Cortez's work on Sanders' 2016 campaign — and the fact that several staffers from that bid went on to work for her and the pro-Ocasio-Cortez group Justice Democrats — suggest the Vermont senator has the inside track for her coveted endorsement. But Sen. Elizabeth Warren...
  • Sanders Brandishes Progressive Credentials [semi-satire]

    05/12/2019 11:03:01 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 5 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 12 May 2019 | John Semmens
    Irked by rival contender for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination former Vice-President Joe Biden’s claim to be the most progressive candidate in the race, Sen. Bernie Sanders (S-Vt) advised voters to “look at our comparative actions. Claims should be backed up by deeds.” “I have been advocating for socialism for decades,” Sanders boasted. “Meanwhile, Joe has been groping and sniffing every female he can get close to. I ask: which of these behaviors is the more progressive?” For his part, Biden pointed out that “free love has long been an integral part of progressive doctrine. By taking the initiative to...
  • AOC names two candidates she could endorse in 2020

    05/10/2019 8:12:23 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 42 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | | May 10, 2019 04:30 PM | Caitlin Yilek
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez named two senators who could get her endorsement in the 2020 Democratic primary: Sen. Bernie Sanders and Sen. Elizabeth Warren. The New York Democrat said Thursday she would like to see a presidential candidate who has “a coherent world view and logic from which all these policy proposals are coming forward. I think Sen. Sanders has that. I also think Sen. Warren has that.”
  • AOC and Bernie Sanders share most awkward hug of all time

    05/10/2019 1:20:58 PM PDT · by Drastic · 29 replies
    Trending Politics ^ | 5/10/2019 | Frank
    Nevermind what they were discussing, but this hug had people cringing into next Tuesday. This is the most fake and awkward hug of all time. It wasn't even a full hug! I guess socialists hate each other too!
  • Sanders: I Can Defeat Trump By Speaking To His Base, "Exposing Him For The Fraud He Is"

    05/09/2019 1:59:02 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 91 replies
    RCP Video ^ | 5-9-2019 | Tim Hains
    Sen. Bernie Sanders told MSNBC on Thursday that his strategy for defeating Donald Trump in 2020 will be to speak to his working-class base and "expose him as the fraud that he is." "Trump essentially lied to the American people," Sanders said. "Who were hurting, and for too many years the Democratic leadership ignored that pain and ignored the midwest and the flyover states." "So you expand the base, talking to working people and young people, and we expose Trump for the fraud that he is... when he campaigned on being a friend of the working people," he explained. "You...
  • AOC and Sanders call for capping credit card interest rates at 15%

    05/09/2019 11:05:26 AM PDT · by Steve1999 · 109 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 09-05-19 | Colin Wilhelm
    Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez will introduce legislation to create a national cap on interest rates for credit cards. The Sanders-Ocasio-Cortez legislation would limit credit card annual percentage rates to 15%. Current credit card annual percentage interest rates typically range from the mid-teens to high 20s, depending on a person’s credit score. “Every major religion on Earth ... has condemned usury because it is really disgusting,” said Sanders, a Vermont independent senator who is also a leading candidate in the Democratic presidential primary. “What Alexandria and I are proposing in this legislation is not complicated ... Bringing back the concept...
  • Trump invokes ‘privilege’ over the full Mueller report

    05/08/2019 9:16:19 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 58 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 8, 2019 | Mary Clare Jalonick and Lisa Mascaro
    The White House invoked executive privilege Wednesday, claiming the right to block lawmakers from the full report from special counsel Robert Mueller on his Trump-Russia probe and escalating the battle between President Donald Trump and Congress. The administration’s decision was announced just as the House Judiciary Committee was gaveling in to consider holding Attorney General William Barr in contempt of Congress over failure to release the full report. Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler of New York declared the action by Trump’s Justice Department was a clear new sign of the president’s “blanket defiance” of Congress’ constitutional rights. “Every day we learn...
  • Sanders calls for breaking up big agriculture monopolies

    05/05/2019 6:06:07 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 79 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 5, 2019 | Alexandra Jaffe
    Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders on Sunday proposed a sweeping agriculture and rural investment plan to break up big agriculture monopolies and shift farm subsidies toward small family farmers. “I think a farmer that produces the food we eat may be almost as important as some crook on Wall Street who destroys the economy,” Sanders said during a campaign event in Osage, a town of fewer than 4,000 people. “Those of us who come from rural America have nothing to be ashamed about, and the time is long overdue for us to stand up and fight for our way of...
  • 2020 candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders says he doesn't 'fault Trump' on North Korea

    05/04/2019 8:45:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    KRCO-AM/FM ^ | May 4, 2019
    Sen. Bernie Sanders, one of the early front-runners in the 2020 Democratic presidential field, said Saturday that President Donald Trump’s handling of North Korea is one area where he doesn’t “fault” the current commander-in-chief. Speaking to ABC News’ Chief White House Correspondent Jonathan Karl in an exclusive interview for “This Week,” the Vermont senator said that Trump meeting face-to-face with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un “is the right thing to do.” Karl asked Sanders how he would respond as president to the apparent launch of unidentified short-range projectiles by North Korea into the Sea of Japan Friday night. “You...
  • Bernie Sanders slams Joe Biden for downplaying China’s economic threat to the US

    05/02/2019 6:43:36 PM PDT · by cba123 · 31 replies
    CNBC ^ | PUBLISHED THU, MAY 2 2019 9:40 AM EDTUPDATED 3 HOURS AGO | Jacob Pramuk
    Sen. Bernie Sanders hopes to set himself apart from his most formidable 2020 rival on a signature issue: trade. Former Vice President Joe Biden, who has led Sanders in early Democratic presidential primary polling since entering the race a week ago, raised eyebrows Wednesday by downplaying the economic threat posed by China. At a campaign stop in Iowa, Biden said: “China is going to eat our lunch? Come on, man.”
  • Sanders suggests Disney should use 'Avengers: Endgame' profits to pay workers 'middle class wage'

    04/30/2019 7:31:12 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 33 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 30 2019 | Kathleen Joyce
    Bernie Sanders suggests Disney should use 'Avengers: Endgame' profits to pay workers 'middle class wage' Bernie Sanders has an idea on how Disney could ensure all its employees earn a "middle class wage" with the snap of its fingers. Sen. Sanders, I-Vt., suggested Monday it would be “truly heroic” if Disney used the profits made from the blockbuster “Avengers: Endgame” to pay its workers more, in response to a report the Marvel hit set multiple records at the box office a day after it opened Friday. "Endgame" shattered the record for biggest opening weekend with an estimated $350 million in...
  • Sander-nista? Archives show Bernie’s past praise of socialist revolutionaries

    04/29/2019 1:56:39 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 29, 2019 | Maxim Lott
    Bernie Sanders, a front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination, has long billed himself as a democratic socialist, citing the peaceful governments of Denmark and Sweden as his inspirations. But back in the 1980s, as mayor of Burlington, Vermont, Sanders often endorsed a different strain of leftist government – praising violent socialist revolutionaries as well as economic policies like forced land redistribution, according to a Fox News review of archived footage and documents. Asked about the comments today, Sanders’ campaign highlighted other aspects of the now-presidential candidate’s 1980s-era views, saying he was prescient to warn against U.S. intervention abroad. “Our foreign...