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Bernie Sanders      

U.S. Senator, Vermont; Longest Serving Independent Member of Congress in American History

Bernie Sanders was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2006 after serving 16 years in the House of Representatives.

He is the longest serving independent member of Congress in American history. Born in Brooklyn, Bernie was the younger of two sons in a modest-income family. After graduation from the University of Chicago in 1964, he moved to the Vermont. Early in his career, Sanders was director of the American People’s Historical Society. Elected Mayor of Burlington by 10 votes in 1981, he served four terms. Before his 1990 election as Vermont’s at-large member in Congress, Sanders lectured at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard and at Hamilton College in upstate New York.

The Almanac of American Politics has called Sanders a “practical” and “successful legislator.” He has focused on the shrinking middle class and widening income gap in America that is greater than at any time since the Great Depression. Other priorities include reversing global warming, universal health care, fair trade policies, supporting veterans and preserving family farms. He serves on five Senate committees: Budget; Veterans; Energy; Environment; and Health, Education, Labor and Pensions.

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Sen. Bernie Sanders On How Democrats Lost White Voters : It's All ...

In an interview with Morning Edition host Steve Inskeep, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, an independent in the Senate, says he may run for president.

Bernie Sanders: Passing Keystone XL Means A 'Significantly Less ...

As the Senate prepares to vote on whether climate change is real as part of the proposed Keystone Pipeline bill, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) strongly believes ...

Wisconsin GOP welcomes Bernie Sanders with ‘Dumb and Dumber’ themed poster

Presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders is set to lead a rally in Wisconsin, but as he enters Madison, the socialist senator will be met with billboards across the state expressing what the state GOP thinks of his policies.

SEN. BERNIE SANDERS INTRODUCES BILL FOR $15-AN-HOUR MINIMUM WAGE
Bernie Sanders: What does he stand for? - Election 2016 - CBS News

Democratic presidential candidate U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) answers questions while campaigning at the IAFF Local 809 Union Hall August 16, 2015 in ...

A new poll shows Bernie Sanders annihilating Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire

A new poll released on Tuesday found US Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) with an unprecedented lead over Democratic presidential rival Hillary Clinton in the first primary state of New Hampshire.

Everyone is raving about Bernie Sanders' 'powerful' new ad

Sen. Bernie Sanders' (I-Vermont) presidential campaign released a television advertisement Thursday that has earned widespread praise from political observers.

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Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders Win in New Hampshire - The ...

MANCHESTER, N.H. — Donald J. Trump and Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont harnessed working-class fury on Tuesday to surge to commanding victories in ...

Bernie Sanders Responds To ONE Vote '16

The ONE Campaign challenged every US presidential candidate to send them a two-minute video explaining what they would do, if elected, to fight extreme poverty in Africa.

Health politics 2016: Clinton defends Obamacare, Sanders pushes single-payer

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders has energized Democratic voters with a proposal for a $1.38 trillion single-payer health care system that he says would provide universal coverage and make medical care more efficient.

Bernie Sanders is about to face a do-or-die stretch to keep up with Hillary Clinton

On Sunday evening, Hillary Clinton's campaign released a video of staffers celebrating the former secretary of state's five-point win in last weekend's Nevada caucuses.

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