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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 »

Bernie Sanders' Son Finishes 7th in Primary

His father doesn't believe in 'dynastic politics'

(Newser) - Bernie Sanders declined to endorse his only son in his run for Congress, saying he doesn't believe in "dynastic politics"—and it appears voters in New Hampshire don't, either. Levi Sanders fell a long way short in his bid to replace retiring Rep. Carol Shea-Porter in... More »

Bernie Just Named a Bill After Jeff Bezos. Bezos Won't Like It

Stop BEZOS Act would push companies like Amazon to pay workers a living wage

(Newser) - There's no more subtlety in Bernie Sanders' row with Amazon, a company he's faulted for poor working conditions and pay. In a specific dig at CEO Jeff Bezos, the independent Vermont senator on Wednesday introduced the Stop Bad Employers by Zeroing Out Subsidies (Stop BEZOS) Act, which would... More »

Group Puts Huge Price Tag on Sanders' Plan. He Fires Back

Libertarian group says his 'Medicare for All' proposal would cost $32 trillion

(Newser) - Bernie Sanders' "Medicare for all" plan would increase government health care spending by $32.6 trillion over 10 years, according to a study by a university-based libertarian policy center. The latest plan from the Vermont independent would require historic tax increases as government replaces what employers and consumers now... More »

More Democrats Embrace New Label in Age of Trump

Maine Democrat Zak Ringelstein takes the plunge

(Newser) - A week ago, Maine Democrat Zak Ringelstein wasn't quite ready to consider himself a member of the Democratic Socialists of America, even if he appreciated the organization's values and endorsement in his bid to become a US senator. Three days later, he told the AP it was time... More »

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