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

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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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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.

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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Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders will appear on New Hampshire's Democratic presidential primary ballot.

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New Hampshire’s Ballot Law Commission will take up a challenge to Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders’ eligibility for the Democratic primary ballot. His filing has been challenged because of his longtime status as an independent.

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Vermont U.S. Senator and presidential candidate Bernie Sanders plans to meet with supporters across the country tonight through a video link. As WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley reports, boosters expect big crowds across our region.

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Financial disclosures show that Bernie Sanders is at the low end of earners among candidates for president in 2016.

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Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is one of a few candidates customizing error pages on their campaign websites.

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About 5,000 people gathered in Burlington on Tuesday to hear Independent Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders officially announce his campaign as a Democratic presidential candidate.  WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley takes us into the crowd.

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Vermont U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders officially kicked off his presidential campaign in the city where he began his political career on Tuesday.

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U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont kicked off his campaign for the White House Tuesday in Burlington, where he began his political career as mayor. He is seeking the Democratic nomination. Here is his entire speech as provided by the campaign:

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders will officially launch his Presidential campaign today in Burlington.

Some Democrats hoped to lure Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren into the 2016 presidential campaign.

But she hasn't jumped in so far, and that leaves Vermont independent Sen. Bernie Sanders as their next best option.

Bernie Sanders' new presidential campaign headquarters is just a few doors up Church Street in Burlington from the City Hall he served as mayor 34 years ago.

Vermont U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders may be popular among the dispossessed and a segment of the Democratic Party, but he’s not getting support from key leaders in his home state as he mounts his presidential campaign.

U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders has named two long-time Vermont political aides to key positions in his presidential campaign.

During a budget committee hearing on Wednesday ranking member Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders railed at business leaders who are suggesting program cuts for the poor to help balance the budget.

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