Bernie Sanders News


- WASHINGTON – Earlier this week, Sen. Bernie Sanders introduced the Respect Graduate Student Workers Act today, which prohibits the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) from enacting a proposed rule which would strip graduate student workers’ right to unionize.  Since 2017, the Trump Administration has unleashed a wave of attacks on workplace rights. Most recently, the NLRB proposed a rule to strip graduate student workers’ ability to unionize at their employing institutions, which would immediately impact nearly 58,000 graduate assistants and would jeopardize the rights of the more ...


- Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Friday called it "disappointing" that he is not on the campaign trail in Iowa in the final weeks before the caucuses due to the ongoing impeachment trial. “Obviously, when we were planning out our schedule, trust me, we were not expecting to be in Washington this week," Sanders said in an interview airing Friday on "CBS Evening News." "We had set up a number of town meetings all over the state — we usually bring out good crowds — so it is disappointing to me to not be in Iowa talking to the people there,” he added. Sanders argued that the time puts ...

Source: thehill.com

- Although right-wing libertarians disagree with Sen. Bernie Sanders strongly on economics, some of them have common ground with him on social issues like abortion, the War on Drugs, porn and same-sex marriage; Sanders and 2012/2016 Libertarian Party presidential nominee Gary Johnson, for all their economic differences, have  a mutual disdain for the Christian Right. But libertarian writer Bonnie Kristian, in a January 23 op-ed for The Week , finds some common ground with Sanders in another area: foreign policy — and she might even vote for him in Minnesota. Kristian, in past op-eds for The ...

Source: alternet.org

- Sanders’s political revolution looks different — and more diverse — than it did in 2016. EXETER, New Hampshire — Bernie Sanders is surging. This week, for the first time, the progressive senator from Vermont emerged in first place in a , showing him 3 points ahead of former Vice President Joe Biden, though within the margin of error. For months, Sanders has been hovering around 20 percent in the , but some good recent national and early-state polls are putting him on an upward trajectory. If his campaign can turn out Iowa’s sizable Latino population and working-class voters, Sanders ...

Source: vox.com

- The next few weeks are critical. If Bernie prevails in Iowa, it could change everything. It’s been a challenging few weeks for the Bernie Sanders campaign, but that was probably to be expected. After some promising new poll results and some almost glowing media coverage (even from Bret Stephens !) there came a new round of attacks. Elizabeth Warren claimed that Bernie Sanders told her a woman couldn’t win the election, Joe Biden accused Sanders of lying about Biden’s long record of advocating cuts to Social Security, the New York Times disparaged Bernie’s “divisiveness” in its ...


- Bernie Sanders and Jamie Dimon don’t seem like they’re going to agree anytime soon. The Vermont senator lashed out at the JPMorgan Chase & Co. chief on Twitter after Dimon criticized socialism in an op-ed earlier this week in Time magazine. The interaction was reminiscent of a knock by Sanders in June after Dimon made similar comments. Dimon said socialism would be a disaster for the country and said capitalism needs to be modified to better serve society. He repeated the points Wednesday in a CNBC interview in which he declined to talk about individual candidates. The Vermont lawmaker, a ...


- The Three-Part Series Highlights Sanders’ Decades-Long Fight to Implement Medicare for All  WASHINGTON - Bernie 2020 on Wednesday premiered “Bernie’s Damn Bill,” a three-part video series exposing the health care crisis in America and making the case for Medicare for All. The series, which highlights Sen. Sanders’ decades-long fight for a single-payer health care system, is narrated by H. Jon Benjamin, the accomplished voice actor who stars as Bob Belcher in Fox’s Bob’s Burgers and Sterling Archer in FX’s Archer. Benjamin is an outspoken progressive advocate who is ...


- Bernie Sanders waves to the crowd after exiting Zion Baptist Church before the King Day at the Dome march and rally in Columbia, South Carolina, on Jan. 20. Senator Bernie Sanders, who has campaigned for years as the candidate for “radical change” who will lead a revolution, now is talking more about how he can beat President Donald Trump and has something to offer every voter. Sanders is enjoying a rise in polling and fund-raising in Iowa and New Hampshire. With the Democratic Party focused on defeating Trump, he’s trying to temper his reputation as someone who is outside the ...


- COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina elected official who endorsed Joe Biden last month is switching her allegiance to Bernie Sanders in the state’s first-in-the-South presidential primary, saying she had viewed the former vice president — whose support in the state is considered deep -- as “a compromise choice.” Dalhi Myers told The Associated Press on Wednesday that she was making the change in part because she values what she sees as Sanders’ strength in being able to go toe-to-toe with President Donald Trump in the general election. “I looked at that, and I thought, ...

Source: apnews.com

- Highlighting a major contrast between the current top two candidates in the Democratic primary field in terms of how they have addressed the issue over their long legislative careers, the Bernie Sanders campaign hit back against a claim made by Joe Biden earlier in the day in which the former vice president said there was "doctored video" being circulated by the Sanders campaign that showed him agreeing with former Republican Speaker of the House Paul Ryan about the need to cut Social Security. "It’s simply a lie, that video is a lie," Biden said at a campaign event in Iowa when asked about ...

Source: truthdig.com

- Senator Bernie Sanders leads President Donald Trump by the widest margin of all the candidates in the Democratic Party's 2020 race when Americans are asked to choose in a face-off against the Republican incumbent, according to a poll. SurveyUSA asked 4,069 registered voters nationwide how they would vote in an election today if Trump was pitted against each of the 2020 candidates in the Democratic race. The progressive Vermont independent came out on top. The poll found that 52 percent of voters would choose Sanders and 43 percent Trump, giving the veteran senator a nine-point lead. Next was ...

Source: newsweek.com

- Amid a series of endorsements from key groups and allies in crucial primary states this week—and despite the "brouhaha"  with Sen. Elizabeth Warren—a new national poll shows Sen. Bernie Sanders now in the lead over former Vice President Joe Biden and the rest of the Democratic primary field. According to the Reuters/Ipsos poll  released  late Thursday, Sanders received support from 20% of registered Democratic primary voters surveyed. That figure was enough to edge out Biden who received 19% and the 12% of voters who say they back Warren. Rounding out the top five finishers in the ...

Source: truthdig.com

- Why is Clinton amplifying destructive myths about Sanders and his supporters just weeks before the primaries begin? I n a new Hulu documentary and Hollywood Reporter interview , Hillary Clinton perpetuates the false narrative that Bernie Sanders supporters are largely a gang of raging “bros” who spend all day trolling his opponents online. “It’s his online Bernie bros and their relentless attacks on lots of his competitors, particularly the women,” Clinton said . The myth that Sanders supporters are predominantly raging young white “bros” whose driving purpose is to viciously ...


- David Sirota’s job is to remind the candidate’s supporters why he dislikes the news media. When the first in-house newsletter of Bernie Sanders ’s campaign landed in inboxes last August, its chief antagonist was neither President Trump nor a rival for the Democratic presidential nomination, but rather The Washington Post and, as the email said, “the Washington pundits who are paid by the corporations and billionaires who own the media.” Campaigning in Iowa a few days earlier, Mr. Sanders, the senator from Vermont, had accused The Post of withholding positive coverage because of his ...

Source: nytimes.com

- Former secretary of state claims "nobody likes" Vermont senator, currently a leading presidential Democratic candidate and the most popular elected politician in the country. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton  said in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter  released Tuesday that she would not commit to endorse or support Sen. Bernie Sanders should he win the Democratic nomination later this year and stood by comments in a forthcoming Hulu documentary that "nobody likes" the Vermont senator. Progressives were unimpressed with the remarks by Clinton, whose general election loss in ...


- While Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders might have Democrats across the country feeling "the Bern," the 2020 presidential candidate received a clear cold shoulder from The New York Times' editorial board on Sunday. Breaking with tradition, The Times' editorial board chose to endorse two candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination: Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar and Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren. Explaining the decision, the editorial board said Democrats would have to decide between two potential paths, both worthy of consideration: a more moderate approach, under a candidate ...

Source: newsweek.com

- WASHINGTON (AP) — With health care an election-year priority, a major doctors’ organization on Monday called for sweeping government action to guarantee coverage for all, reduce costs and improve the basic well-being of Americans. Declaring that the U.S. health care system “is ill and needs a bold new prescription,” the American College of Physicians endorsed either of the two general approaches being debated by Democratic presidential candidates: a government-run “single-payer” system that would cover everyone, or a new “public option” government plan that would offer ...

Source: apnews.com

- 8 Democratic presidential hopefuls took questions from VICE News on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Here's what happened. Former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg admitted the city failed in retaining black police officers. Sen. Elizabeth Warren confirmed that she’d pull combat troops out of the Middle East. And former VP Joe Biden said he wouldn’t compromise with Republicans to cut Social Security or Medicare. Period. The Democratic presidential contenders defended their records and charted out competing visions for the White House Monday at the 2020 Iowa Brown & Black Presidential Forum, the ...

Source: vice.com

- “I would just hope very much that the American people look at the totality of a candidate. Not at their gender, not at their sexuality, not at their age, but at everything,” Sanders said. “Nobody is perfect.” CONCORD, New Hampshire — Bernie Sanders said at a forum in New Hampshire that women still face obstacles when they run for office, describing being a woman as a potential “problem” and noting that anyone who runs for office “brings some negatives” when it comes to appealing to the American electorate. The language instantly reopened a conflict between supporters of ...


- In a move touted by the New York congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez as a “really big deal”, a key progressive member of Congress endorsed Bernie Sanders for president on Sunday, building on Ocasio-Cortez’s own endorsement and others. The congresswoman Pramila Jayapal of Washington, a co-chairman of the congressional progressive caucus, told the Washington Post she was endorsing Sanders because “he has a clarity on policy prescriptions that goes right to the heart of what working people need”. “Really big deal,” tweeted Ocasio-Cortez, the progressive star from New York. ...