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Sen. Bernie Sanders is raising the stakes of the "Medicare for All" debate by expanding his proposal to include long-term care, a move that is forcing other Democratic presidential candidates to take a stand on addressing one of the biggest gaps in the U.S. health care system.Medicare for All is unlikely to advance in the GOP-controlled Senate, but it's a defining issue in the early days of the Democratic primary and candidates have pointed to their support of Sanders' legislation as proof of their progressive bona fides.
A young civil rights activist named Bernard Sanders was arrested and dragged off to jail for protesting school segregation on the South Side of Chicago in the summer of 1963.
Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont is giving it another go, launching a second campaign for the White House four years after surprising Democrats with a strong bid for the party's 2016 nomination.
And intriguingly, Sanders suggested he'd try to hold her feet to the fire once she got into office.
Bernie Sanders, while expressing his disappointment in losing the party nomination, called Monday night for Democrats to support Hillary Clinton and unite behind what he described as “the most progressive platform in the history of the Democratic Party.” Sanders implored his thousands of supporters in Philadelphia to support not him—the insurgent who had made much of that platform happen—but the soon-to-be-nominee Clinton, the former centrist Democrat who defeated him. It was a speech that was hardly met with wild acclamation. There were many cheers, but also many tears on the floor as Bernie left the stage. And despite the calls for unity, it left the key question—Did he quell the hunger for mutiny?—in doubt Read more: http://www.politico.
Bernie Sanders on Monday and Tuesday led an orchestrated attempt by Democratic leaders to pull their party together, but simmering anger among his die-hard supporters proved that Democratic unity will be a work in progress.
Bernie Sanders vowed to continue the Democratic primary past the last primary race in June, forecasting a much longer battle with Hillary Clinton than her allies had hoped. "[Clinton] will need superdelegates to take her over the top at the convention in Philadelphia," Sanders said at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, on Sunday. "In other words, it will be a contested convention."
Exit polls are missing a lot of points about the black electorate in 2016.
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Senator Bernie Sanders speaks on the Senate floor about deficit reduction and corporate t...
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Bernie Sanders on The ED Show on ending offshore tax havens for corporations in America.