Vermont's two United States senators are applauding a federal judge's ruling that says the National Security Agency's bulk collection of Americans' telephone records likely violates the U.S. Constitution's ban on unreasonable searches.
Sens. Patrick Leahy and Bernie Sanders issued separate statements Monday after the decision of U.S. District Court Judge Richard Leon in Washington.
Former Vermont Governor Howard Dean ran a progressive campaign for president in 2004 before falling short in the Democratic primary. Could another Vermont lawmaker make a run for the White House in 2016? Speaking to WAMC’s Alan Chartock on the Congressional Corner, U.S. independent Senator Bernie Sanders addressed rumors that he could be a candidate.
New York City Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio may have lost support from his mentor, former Mayor David Dinkins, on his plan to hike taxes on the rich to pay for educational reforms, but he has the backing of a New York City transplant. On WAMC’s Congressional Corner program, Vermont U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders says he supports de Blasio’s platform.