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Bernie Sanders uses signatures, not money, to get on Texas ballot. No other presidential candidate has gathered petitions to meet the state's signature quota! Texas law says that major party candidates can get on the primary election ballot with signature. Bernie Sanders Takes On Walmart: It’s gotten to the point that the American taxpayers are paying an additional $6 billion in economic support for Walmart’s employees who are in need of welfare and food stamps and other subsidies just to survive. : politic. Bernie Sanders is right: Saudi Arabia is more focused on the conflict in Yemen than fighting ISIS. Bernie Sanders delivered his long-awaited speech on democratic socialism last week, also outlining his plan for fighting ISIS.

Bernie Sanders is right: Saudi Arabia is more focused on the conflict in Yemen than fighting ISIS

Sanders called for a broad international coalition but stressed that Muslim nations must shoulder the fight, which he called "a struggle for the soul of Islam. " So far, he said, wealthy and powerful countries in the region like Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates have done very little. "Saudi Arabia, turns out, has the third-largest defense budget in the world," Sanders said on Nov. 19. "Yet instead of fighting ISIS they have focused more on a campaign to oust Iran-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen. " Sanders is correct that Saudi Arabia’s military budget is the third largest in the world. A striking scaleback The Saudi embassy in Washington did not return our requests for comment. Saudi Arabia, which has a Sunni majority and is ruled by a Sunni monarch, led a 10-state Arab coalition and launched airstrikes against the Houthis on March 26. Rand Paul Challenges Bernie Sanders To Hour-Long Debate On Socialism vs. Capitalism : politics.

US Senate just passed CISA. Bernie voted NO. : SandersForPresident. Verodimus comments on Sanders rejects donation from drug CEO accused of price gouging. No, Internet, CNN did not delete its poll showing Bernie Sanders won the Democratic debate. A conspiracy theory rattled the Bernieverse soon after many media outlets, including CNN, pronounced Hillary Clinton the winner of the first Democratic presidential debate.

No, Internet, CNN did not delete its poll showing Bernie Sanders won the Democratic debate

"CNN deleted their poll, which Sanders was leading by upwards of 80%. On site this morning." - @limjucas : SandersForPresident. Bernie Sanders Unveils Ambitious Plan To End Private Prisons. Sen.

Bernie Sanders Unveils Ambitious Plan To End Private Prisons

Bernie Sanders (I-VT) is officially taking on the country’s private prison industry. By introducing a bill that would ban government contracts with private prisons, the presidential contender is quickly becoming the loudest advocate for criminal justice reform among his competitors. The Justice is Not For Sale Act, co-sponsored by Reps. Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ), Keith Ellison (D-MN) and Bobby L. “Study after study after study has shown private prisons are not cheaper, they are not safer, and they do not provide better outcomes for either the prisoners or the state,” Sanders said at a press conference Thursday. In 2013, 8.4 percent of the 1.6 million inmates in federal and state prisons were locked away in prisons managed by private entities. Raking in billions of dollars, two of the largest prison corporations, GEO Group and Corrections Corporation of America (CCA), are some of the most influential lobbyists in the country.

Sanders goes on the attack against Clinton. Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders spent his summer rejecting attempts by journalists to goad him into a fight with Hillary Clinton, saying he liked and respected his Democratic rival and wanted the campaign to be about ideas and not personalities.

Sanders goes on the attack against Clinton

But the Vermont Independent appears to be fed up with niceties after a pro-Clinton super-PAC reportedly shoveled dirt on Sanders to a reporter. In an email to campaign supporters on Tuesday, Sanders linked Clinton to three things her campaign has been trying to disassociate itself from: Wealthy donors, dirty tactics and, yes, even the biggest boogeymen in left-wing American politics — the billionaire industrialists Charles and David Koch. Sanders wrote in the email, "Yesterday, one of Hillary Clinton’s most prominent Super PACs attacked our campaign pretty viciously. "They suggested I’d be friendly with Middle East terrorist organizations, and even tried to link me to a dead communist dictator.

Well_golly comments on Bernie Sanders tries to meet with Black leaders but nobody shows up: Only 6 Congressional Black Caucus members attend. Sanders Announces Family Values Agenda. WASHINGTON, June 11 – Sen.

Sanders Announces Family Values Agenda

Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) today outlined a family values agenda, a package of legislation to provide paid family and medical leave, paid sick leave and paid vacation. “When you look at what other wealthy countries are doing, what you find is that the United States of America is the only advanced economy that does not guarantee its workers some form of paid family leave, paid sick time or paid vacation time. In other words, when it comes to basic workplace protections and family benefits, workers in every other major industrialized country in the world get a better deal than workers in the United States.

That is wrong,” Sanders said. “Last place is no place for America. Speaking at a Capitol news conference, Sanders announced the introduction of the Guaranteed Paid Vacation Act, a bill that would provide 10 days of paid vacation for employees who have worked for an employer for at least one year. How The 2016 Candidates Are Getting Their Money, In 1 Infographic : It's All Politics. Jeb Bush is getting all the millionaires, and Bernie Sanders is getting the small donors — those have been two prominent storylines in the 2016 money race for the presidency.

How The 2016 Candidates Are Getting Their Money, In 1 Infographic : It's All Politics

But what about everyone in between? The Washington, D.C. -based Campaign Finance Institute released data on campaign fundraising, and it paints a fascinating picture — which we decided to make into a literal picture. Here's how the different candidates' donation patterns stack up to each other: What we found is that in the era of looser rules, candidates seem to have adopted a variety of fundraising models (for more analysis, read how we broke these models down). And then, of course, there are the self-funded candidates. Campaign committees and superPACs are the main ways candidates are raising money this year — they are by far the most popular types of committees, and most candidates have both (and some have multiple superPACs). My Dinner With Bernie Sanders, and His Many Fans. Bernie Sanders on Racism and Racial Justice. We must pursue policies that transform this country into a nation that affirms the value of its people of color.

Bernie Sanders on Racism and Racial Justice

That starts with addressing the four central types of violence waged against black and brown Americans: physical, political, legal and economic. Perpetrated by the State Sandra Bland, Michael Brown, Rekia Boyd, Eric Garner, Walter Scott, Freddie Gray, Tamir Rice, Samuel DuBose. We know their names. Each of them died unarmed at the hands of police officers or in police custody. Bernie Sanders Calls For Publicly Funded Elections To Topple U.S. Oligarchy. To Topple US ‘Oligarchy,’ Sanders Calls for Publicly Financed Elections Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton responds to question about big money in politics with ‘a flavorless mush of platitudes’.

Bernie Sanders Calls For Publicly Funded Elections To Topple U.S. Oligarchy

Bernie Sanders on the Issues. Bernie Sanders vaults from fringe to the heart of the fray - Nation. SOMEWHERE OVER THE AMERICAN WEST — It’s 7:20 a.m. and Bernie Sanders looks irritated.

Bernie Sanders vaults from fringe to the heart of the fray - Nation

Bernie Sanders' Koch Killing Movement Grows To $4 Million and 100,000 Contributors. On CNN’s State Of The Union, Democratic presidential candidate Sen.

Bernie Sanders' Koch Killing Movement Grows To $4 Million and 100,000 Contributors

Bernie Sanders (I-VT) announced that his presidential campaign against corporate greed, the attempted Koch hostile takeover of the government, and income inequality has now raised over $4 million from 100,000 contributors. Sanders was asked if he really had a pathway to victory. Sen. Sanders answered: I think there is more discontent with establishment politics, with the greed of corporate America than many people perceive.

Sen. Bernie Sanders is not running a vanity campaign. Hillary Clinton has done a great job of getting in touch with where the majority of Democrats are on several key issues. 'Too Big to Exist': Sanders Introduces Bill to Break Up Big Banks. U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont, who in April announced his candidacy for president for the 2016 election, on Wednesday will introduce a bill to break up the country's biggest banks—just a day after the Senate passed a Republican budget that takes aim at many progressive issues. Under the proposal, called the Too Big to Fail, Too Big to Exist Act, regulators on the Financial Stability Oversight Council would compile a list of institutions which say they are so large that their collapse could trigger an economic crisis—otherwise known as "too big to fail.

" The Treasury Secretary would then have a year from the bill's passing to break them up. "If an institution is too big to fail, it is too big to exist," Sanders said Tuesday. Bernie Sanders signals aggressive challenge to Hillary Clinton. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) This afternoon, I got a chance to interview Senator Bernie Sanders, the self-avowed socialist from Vermont, who has announced he is entering the Democratic presidential primary. So... this just happened. : SandersForPresident. Sanders doesn't want billionaires' backing - The Vermont senator who entered the 2016 race for the White House on Thursday told CNN's Wolf Blitzer in his first interview as a candidate that he'll instead look to small-dollar individual donors. And he lambasted the growing influence that major donors like Charles and David Koch on the right and Tom Steyer on the left now have on the political process.

Bernie Sanders is officially running for President : politics.