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Senator Bernie Sanders
U.S. Senate

Last week, U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders filed petitions in Vermont to run for his third term.  The independent began his political career in 1981 as mayor of Burlington, served 16 years in the U.S. House and has been in the national spotlight since running for president in 2016.  On Wednesday he appeared on the Daily 202 Live, a program produced by the Washington Post, to discuss policy and politics.

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Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders added his voice to those criticizing President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the international nuclear accord with Iran.

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Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders moderated a town hall on Inequality in America Monday evening.  He brought together outspoken advocates to discuss what they see as the decline of the middle class and risks of an oligarchy, and offer potential solutions.

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Bernie Sanders' 2016 presidential campaign has paid a $14,500 civil penalty to the Federal Election Commission to settle a complaint the campaign improperly accepted the services of volunteers from Australia.

This has been a National Day of Action for critics of the North American Free Trade Agreement or NAFTA. The critics, which include federal representatives from the region, want the current closed door renegotiations of the trade pact between the U.S., Canada and Mexico to be opened and are calling for labor-friendly provisions.

Senator Angus King (left) and Senator Bernie Sanders
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Maine Senator Angus King says he's not interested in a potential request that he join the Democratic Party. The offer has also been extended to Vermont’s Independent Senator.

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With the U.S. Senate is on recess this week, there has been significant activity from the White House.  Vermont Independent Senator Bernie Sanders tells WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley he is particularly concerned about President Donald Trump’s executive order to roll back the Affordable Care Act.

Senator Bernie Sanders views bifacial solar panels with Sandia Lab's Laurie Burnham
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The U.S. Department of Energy’s Vermont Regional Test Center for Solar Technology is one of five in the country and the only one in the North.  Vermont Independent Senator Bernie Sanders toured the site this morning.

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Vermont Independent Senator Bernie Sanders formally introduced the Medicare for All Act of 2017 today.  Surrounded by Senate cosponsors and advocates, he outlined the plan at a press conference in Washington.

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Independent Vermont U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders won his last re-election with 71 percent of the vote against five opponents.  Yet that is not intimidating Democrat Jon Svitavsky, who has announced that he is challenging the state’s junior senator and former presidential candidate in 2018.  He says he’s running because he believes  Sanders is extremely damaging to Democrats.

U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders at the Franklin County Senior Center
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Vermont U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders was in Franklin County Monday.  His stops included the Franklin County Senior Center, where health care and Social Security dominated the discussion.

Bipartisan group of Vermont leaders meet at Statehouse in Montpelier to decry federal health care bill
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The razor-thin survival of the GOP health care bill became dire Monday night when two Republican senators declared they would not support the legislation.  Earlier in the day a bipartisan group of Vermont leaders had gathered at the Statehouse to decry the measure and what they call potential negative impacts on the state.

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A former college in Burlington was sold at auction this week.  The financial woes that led to the decline and closure of Burlington College began when Jane Sanders was president of the school. Now, federal investigators are looking into the financial dealings.

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Vermont Independent Senator Bernie Sanders say the Republican Senate health care proposal is the "most harmful" piece of legislation he has ever seen.

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Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders has urged graduating college students in New York City to stand up and fight back if they don't like the state of current events. Sanders said at Brooklyn College's commencement on Tuesday that doing so is the "only rational choice."

Senator Bernie Sanders (right) meets staff at the Champlain Islands Health Center
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Congress has begun its two-week Easter break and Vermont’s representatives are in the state discussing the issues.  On Tuesday Independent Senator Bernie Sanders toured the newest federally-funded health center in the state. Sanders discussed potential impacts the proposed Trump budget and renewed Republican efforts to repeal to the Affordable Care Act could have on community health centers.

Since President Trump was inaugurated and Republicans obtained control of Congress, there has been heightened concern over future environmental policies.  In response, advocacy groups are intensifying their grassroots organizing. Wednesday night, a coalition of Vermont groups held a webinar with Senator Bernie Sanders to discuss how to move forward on environmental issues without the support of the federal government.

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Bernie 2016

Bernie Sanders' office says the Vermont senator had a small basal cell carcinoma removed from his cheek in an outpatient procedure.

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Bernie 2016

U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders voted Tuesday in his hometown of Burlington, Vermont.

Senator Bernie Sanders at Our Revolution launch
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When he withdrew from the race for the Democratic presidential nomination, Vermont U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders promised supporters that his movement was only beginning. Last night, Sanders launched “Our Revolution,” the organization and plan to continue his political revolution.  

Senator Bernie Sanders at Our Revolution launch
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Senator Bernie Sanders launched Our Revolution Wednesday night,  the organization and plan to continue his political revolution.

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Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders took the stage of the Democratic National Convention Monday, closing an historic long-shot campaign for the White House. Vermont’s delegates had an emotional evening as their home-state champion urged unity behind Hillary Clinton.

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Bernie Sanders has endorsed Hillary Clinton as the Democratic nominee for president.

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Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders is all but acknowledging that Hillary Clinton will be the Democratic presidential nominee, telling C-SPAN "It doesn't appear that I'm going be the nominee."

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Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is declining to endorse presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.  He is planning a live video address to supporters Thursday evening.

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Bernie 2016

After meeting with President Barack Obama for an hour on Thursday Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders says he has a long list of issues he plans to pursue when the Democratic Party holds its nominating convention in Philadelphia at the end of July.

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A Vermont advocacy group is calling on Vermont superdelegates who have committed to Hillary Clinton to instead support Bernie Sanders in the Democratic presidential primary.  But the Clinton superdelegates don’t appear to be swayed.

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Senator Bernie Sanders won definitive victories in Democratic presidential caucuses Saturday in Washington state, Hawaii and Alaska.   The candidate’s chief strategists say it is still possible to make up a significant gap in delegates. But the chief strategist for frontrunner Hillary Clinton discounted those claims. WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley reports New York’s primary April 19th now looms large.

Senator Bernie Sanders with wife Jane at rally in Essex Junction 3-1-16
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Super Tuesday was the biggest voting day of the primary season so far. Now, the campaigns that survived are looking forward. Although Senator Bernie Sanders won in Vermont and three other states, he still remains far behind Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in the total number of delegates needed to win the Democratic nomination for president. Two of his top advisors discussed the campaign’s strategy for making up what seems to be an insurmountable deficit.

Bernie Sanders at Vermont rally 3-1-16
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Senator Bernie Sanders returned to his home state of Vermont to vote in and await results of the Super Tuesday primaries. The Champlain Valley Exposition hall was filled with people gathered for a primary night rally in Essex Junction. Sanders spoke early in the evening before many of the remaining states went for his opponent.

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