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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.

Senator Bernie Sanders holds student meeting on opioids and addiction at Burlington High School
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Vermont Independent Senator Bernie Sanders held a student town meeting at Burlington High School late last week to discuss the addiction and opioid crisis.

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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.

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.

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.

This election cycle was so absurd that celebrated political satirist, journalist, and die-hard Republican P. J. O’Rourke endorsed Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton. 

In How the Hell Did This Happen?, P.J. brings his critical eye and inimitable voice to some seriously risky business.

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Vermont U.S. Senator and Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is praising a healthcare plan proposed by Democratic candidate and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

Usually, New York is an afterthought when it comes to the presidential primary calendar. Not this year.

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Fresh off a win in the South Carolina Democratic Primary, presidential candidate and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will be returning to Massachusetts for a series of campaign events ahead of Super Tuesday. Democratic Challenger Bernie Sanders will also make an appearance.


A new Siena poll shows Donald Trump as the favorite among New York Republicans, but perhaps more telling, Hillary Clinton is being viewed unfavorably among state voters for the first time ever. 

  Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders has been drawing huge crowds on the hustings.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Congressional Quarterly’s David Hawkings discusses the progressive darling’s chances with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

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Speaking on WAMC's Congressional Corner, Vermont Congressman Peter Welch talked about U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders, who had yet to announce his campaign at the time of the interview. Sanders is set to announce his candidacy for president on Thursday.

"He's got something to say. I mean, who better than Bernie has been advocating for an opportunity for middle income and everyday folk," said Welch. "They've been on the short-end, 1 percent has done great, and Bernie has been making that case for a very long time and he's true to that and who he is. He'd be a great messenger. And everything I understand is when he's traveled around to Iowa and New Hampshire and other places he's been very very well received. Obviously there is a hunger in the Democratic Party for that kind of voice. That I think is the appeal Bernie has. On the other hand what he knows is that this is an unbelievable undertaking to get in a presidential campaign with the enormous amounts of money and the challenges logistical and political to it."

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Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders says he will decide "soon" whether he will challenge Hillary Clinton in the Democratic primary.

Vermont U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders is calling for a 12 percent funding increase for programs that provide meals, transportation and other services to senior citizens.

  The 2016 election is said to officially begin today.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock he is thinking long and hard about a presidential bid.

  This is it: Election Day is finally here.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock the American political system is in need of wholesale changes.

    A seismic change in American politics could come tomorrow.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock he thinks a GOP takeover of the Senate is a 50-50 possibility.

    In today’s Congressional Corner, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders discusses domestic and international spying with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

    The filibuster rules have been changed in the Senate.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders discusses the so-called nuclear option with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

    Budget talks in Washington are heating up.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that his focus is on protecting working Americans.

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Vermont U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders is continuing to push for better and more affordable access to dental care for Americans.

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The White House is urging Congress to pass a bipartisan compromise on student loans that would offer lower interest rates for the next few years. But Vermont’s junior Senator is critical of the deal.