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Trump: These 2 Democrats Will Be Last Ones Standing

It'll be 'Crazy' Sanders and 'Sleepy' Biden, he says

(Newser) - President Trump is predicting that Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and former Vice President Joe Biden will be the final two Democrats standing in the 2020 race against him, the AP reports. Looking ahead to his re-election campaign, Trump tweeted Tuesday that he believes "it will be Crazy Bernie Sanders... More »

Bernie Sanders Explains How 'You Can Be a Millionaire, Too'

As he pledges to release 10 years of tax returns

(Newser) - Bernie Sanders has joined the ranks of America's millionaires. The White House hopeful promised Tuesday that he would release 10 years of tax returns by Monday, and admitted that his income has soared since the "very boring" tax return he released during his 2016 campaign, reports the New ... More »

Sanders Has News Felons Might Like

The Vermont senator says they should be allowed to vote in prison

(Newser) - Bernie Sanders wants felons to have a say, too. The Vermont senator and presidential candidate said Saturday at an Iowa town hall that people convicted of felonies should be allowed to vote from behind bars, the Des Moines Registers reports. "I think that is absolutely the direction we should... More »

Bernie Sanders Outpaces His 2016 Fundraising

He raises $18.2M in first quarter

(Newser) - Bernie Sanders is the third Democratic candidate to release first-quarter fundraising figures, and he easily jumps to No. 1. Sanders says he pulled in $18.2 million in the first three months of the year, with 88% coming from donations of $200 or less, reports the New York Times . Earlier,... More »

Bernie Sanders' Campaign Workers Just Notched a Historic First

Those working for the Vermont senator's 2020 run have won union representation

(Newser) - Campaign workers for Bernie Sanders' 2020 Democratic campaign have unionized, becoming the first presidential campaign workers in history to do so. The United Food & Commercial Workers Local 400 confirmed Friday that Sanders' campaign workers were the first to win union representation, per the AP . UFCW Local 400 President Mark... More »

Senate Poised to Deliver Another Rebuke of Trump

Resolution to end Saudi-led war in Yemen expected to pass Wednesday

(Newser) - President Trump's first veto is on the horizon. The Senate will vote Wednesday on a resolution demanding that the US end its military support of the devastating Saudi-led war in Yemen. The bipartisan resolution invoking the War Powers Act, seen as a rebuke of Trump, passed 56-41 in December... More »

Sanders Signs DNC Pledge, but Another Filing Raises Eyebrows

Bernie vows to be a Democrat for 2020, but for 2024 Senate reelection it's back to independent

(Newser) - Anyone miffed that a longtime independent senator is hoping to gain the Democratic Party's nomination for president can take comfort that he's vowing to stick by the party—for now, at any rate. Per NBC News , Vermont's Bernie Sanders has inked a "loyalty pledge" with the... More »

Sanders Vows to Beat 'the Most Dangerous President'

The senator announces his 2020 bid in Brooklyn

(Newser) - Sen. Bernie Sanders on Saturday returned to Brooklyn, his birthplace, for the first rally of his second presidential campaign and sought to tie his working-class background to his populist views that are helping reshape the Democratic Party, the AP reports. He predicted he would win the nomination in a field... More »

Bernie Sanders Demanded Private Jets: Clinton Aides

But Vermont senator's staff calls nominee and her 2016 team 'total ingrates'

(Newser) - For someone who talks about the evils of the fossil fuel industry and the dangers of climate change, Bernie Sanders takes a lot of private jets—at least according to Hillary Clinton's former campaign staffers. Politico spoke to six of them, plus another source familiar with travel arrangements, and... More »

Sanders' Fundraising Team Should Be Celebrating

Campaign raised a whopping $5.9M in 24 hours

(Newser) - Front-runner, indeed . Just 24 hours after officially kicking off his campaign for president, Bernie Sanders has lined his pockets with $5.9 million raised from more than 225,000 donors, according to the Vermont senator's campaign. The New York Times reports the tally is "not unexpected" but... More »

Bernie Sanders' Campaign Manager Makes Headlines

Faiz Shakir may be first Muslim to run a major presidential campaign in US

(Newser) - Last time, he was the underdog, notes NPR . This time, he'll be one of the favorites. Bernie Sanders on Tuesday told Vermont Public Radio that he is entering the 2020 race for president. The 77-year-old joins a crowded field, with big names including Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren, Cory Booker,... More »

5 Takes on Sanders' 2020 Candidacy

Bernie is running again, and Trump campaign is quick to use the 'socialist' label

(Newser) - Bernie Sanders joined the 2020 race on Tuesday, and most analyses see him as a frontrunner among Democrats. Some highlights of coverage:
  • Wide appeal? A common knock against Sanders is that his democratic socialist views would make it hard for him to win in a general election. But Sanders' campaign
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Sanders Demands to Know Why Drug Went From Free to $375K

The medication, Firdapse, treats a rare neuromuscular disease

(Newser) - Calling it corporate greed, Bernie Sanders wants a pharmaceutical company's justification for why it charges $375,000 per year for a drug that used to be free. "I am profoundly concerned that Catalyst's actions will cause patients to suffer or die," the Vermont senator and possible... More »

Bernie Sanders Wants to Raise Top Estate Tax Rate to 77%

Unveils legislation that would also expand the estate tax

(Newser) - Bernie Sanders wants to increase the top estate tax rate in the US to 77%. The senator, who is considering running for president again in 2020, unveiled legislation Thursday that would both expand and increase the estate tax, raising trillions. From Bloomberg , Business Insider , and the Hill :
  • Currently, the estate
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Bernie Sanders' 2020 Prospects May Be in Trouble

Even supporters are skeptical about another run

(Newser) - As Bernie Sanders weighs a 2020 run, he will be engaged in serious damage control this week. On Wednesday, Sanders will meet with female staffers from his 2016 campaign who have complained in recent media reports of having endured sexual harassment from male colleagues, reports BuzzFeed . Women also were angry... More »

Harassment Allegations Could Derail New Sanders Campaign

He apologises 'to any woman who felt that she was not treated appropriately'

(Newser) - Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and his chief lieutenants are offering contrition and defiance as they face allegations of sexual harassment that plagued his last presidential campaign and now threaten to derail a second White House bid before it begins. Hours after a New York Times report detailed allegations of unwanted... More »

Ex-First Lady Passes Torch to Another as 'Most Admired Woman'

Michelle Obama takes crown from Hillary Clinton, winner since 2002; Barack Obama is men's victor

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton has been named the most admired woman in Gallup's annual survey more than any other since Gallup started asking in 1946: 22 times, to be exact, including for each year since 2002. This year, however, another former first lady has finally knocked Clinton off the hill. Michelle... More »

In Historic First, Senate Invokes War Powers Act

Calls for US to end support for Saudi Arabia in Yemen war; 2nd vote condemns prince

(Newser) - The Senate on Thursday sent what the Washington Post described as a historic rebuke to the White House over Saudi Arabia. Actually, it delivered two rebukes. First, senators voted 56-41 to invoke the War Powers Act and demand that the US end its military support of the Saudi-led coalition in... More »

Bernie Sanders Talks About Possibility of a 2020 Run

He says if he's the best person to beat Trump, he'll likely go for it

(Newser) - Bernie 2020? It's a distinct possibility: "If there’s somebody else who appears who can, for whatever reason, do a better job than me, I’ll work my ass off to elect him or her," Bernie Sanders tells New York of the next presidential election. But, the... More »

Bernie Sanders Goes After the 'Wealthiest Family in America'

Senator rolls out the Stop WALMART Act

(Newser) - The bigger they come, the harder Bernie Sanders will go after them, apparently. The senator from Vermont, whose recent campaign to improve conditions for Amazon workers led to the company raising its minimum wage to $15 , now has Walmart in his sights, CNN reports. The independent senator, who calls the... More »

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