Sanders Gets Big Crowds


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Democratic presidential contender Bernie Sanders has been drawing big crowds relative to other presidential nominees.

Sanders is running in the Democratic primaries – the same party as Hillary Clinton, which makes Clinton his biggest competition.

MSNBC claims that polling shows Sanders second to Hillary Clinton in the polls for the democratic nomination, 52% to 33%.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/bernie-sanders_55a7d087e4b0896514d07834

Sanders Discusses TPP Trade Agreement, Iraq, Patriot Act, Keystone On Face The Nation

Face The Nation

Senator Bernie Sanders touches on the big topics on CBS’ Face The Nation with host John Dickerson.

Sanders is a presidential candidate on the Democratic ticket.  Here, he mentions the likelihood of jobs being moved overseas and the secrecy of the TPP trade agreement as reasons for not supporting the deal.

He also looks as some of the differences between himself and Hillary Clinton, the Koch brothers, the Keystone XL pipeline, and other topics.

(Updated article)

Are Bernie Sanders’ Views In Line With The General Public?


Ring of Fire Radio

Bernie Sanders’ views are much more in line with the American populace than the corporate media wants you to believe.

As his numbers continue to steadily grow, one question remains: Can he win?

Ring of Fire’s Mike Papantonio and Farron Cousins discuss whether Bernie Sanders’ views are main-stream and how the corporate media reacts to his message.

Bernie Sanders States Hillary Should Take A Position On TPP Trade Agreement

The Daily Caller / CNN

Recently, Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders called out Hillary Clinton for not having a clear position on the TPP trade agreement.

Sanders has made his position against the agreement clear, and recently called it “disastrous.”

In an op-ed column in the New Hampshire Union Leader earlier this month, he wrote that every union and almost every environmental organization is against the trade deal.  He states that many religious organizations are also against the trade deal.

http://www.unionleader.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20150520/OPINION02/150529978

Click to access TPP-FAITH.pdf

What Is The Situation With Bernie Sanders’ ‘Rape Article?’

A new topic has been making the rounds in the main-stream media in regards to Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders:  an essay he wrote in the 1970’s that talks about rape fantasies.

The essay appeared in the alternative newspaper the Vermont Freeman.  Sanders was age 31 at the time.

The Democratic candidate said on a Sunday talk show that it was simply an attempt to address power dynamics – much like the erotic novel “50 Shades of Grey.”

“This is a piece of fiction that I wrote in 1972, I think,” the Vermont senator told Chuck Todd on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”

Could Mr. Sanders’ political enemies use the old essay against him?

“That was 43 years ago. It was very poorly written and if you read it, what it was dealing with was gender stereotypes, why some men like to oppress women, why other women like to be submissive, you know, something like ‘Fifty Shades of Grey,’” he elaborated.

Mother Jones Magazine unearthed the article last week.  Sanders spokesman Michael Briggs called it a “dumb attempt at dark satire in an alternative publication.”

http://www.mediaite.com/tv/bernie-sanders-addresses-1972-sex-rape-fantasy-essay-on-meet-the-press/

http://nypost.com/2015/05/29/bernie-sanders-wrote-an-essay-saying-that-women-fantasize-about-rape/

Is Bernie A Credible Challenge To Hillary?

The New York Times writes that “(t)he first evidence that Mrs. Clinton could face a credible challenge in the Iowa presidential caucuses appeared late last week in the form of overflow crowds at Mr. Sanders’s first swing through that state since declaring his candidacy for the Democratic nomination.

He drew 700 people to an event on Thursday night in Davenport, for instance.  It was “the largest rally in the state for any single candidate this campaign season,” writes the New York Times.  Only 50 attended a rally there on Saturday with former Governor Martin O’Malley of Maryland.

The Iowa caucuses on February 1st are the first in the country.  They will be a test for Hillary Clinton, who came in third in Iowa during her presidential run in 2008.

Mr. Sanders is considered the Senate’s most left-wing member, and he has been inspiring to the Democratic base at recent rallies and town-hall-style meetings, including on Wednesday in the first presidential primary state, New Hampshire.

Mrs. Clinton is far ahead in the polls, fund-raising and name recognition, however, and she is expected to continue to have a much more organized and sophisticated campaign operation in Iowa and nationwide than Mr. Sanders.

According to The New York Times, “(h)er mix of centrist and progressive Democratic views may yet prove more appealing to the broadest number of party voters as well, while some of Mr. Sanders’s policy prescriptions – including far higher taxes on the wealthy and deep military spending cuts – may eventually persuade Democrats that he is unelectable in a general election.”

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http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/01/us/politics/challenging-hillary-clinton-bernie-sanders-gains-momentum-in-iowa.html

Bernie Sanders Discusses Free College Education


Sam Seder

High School is free. Could college also be free? Is college free in some European countries? How would you pay for it?

Recently, Vermont Senator and presidential contender Bernie Sanders talked to CNN about free, universal college education and how he would fund it.

What is the Wall Street Sales Tax?

According to againstausterity.org:

“…Wall Street speculators pay no tax on their share of a yearly turnover of over $5 quadrillion (5,000 trillion dollars) in stocks, bonds and derivatives.  A 1% tax on this turnover, equally divided between the federal and state governments, largely solves the budget deficit at all levels of government.  It also discourages the most dangerous forms of speculation, especially derivatives speculation, and helps to level the playing field between financial services – which are now in effect subsidized because they are not taxed – and the tangible, physical production of manufactured goods on which our economic survival depends.”

In the video, they say the word “troglodytic.”  What does troglodytic mean?

Troglodytic means of, about, or relating to a troglodyte.   A troglodyte was a prehistoric cave-dweller, or “a person of degraded, primitive, or brutal character,” according to dictionary.com.

(Updated article)

http://againstausterity.org/wsst

Bernie Sanders On Face The Nation: I can beat Hillary Clinton

BERNIE SANDERS

Independent Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont – a self-proclaimed Democratic Socialist – says he can beat Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination in 2016.

On CBS’ “Face the Nation” on Sunday, Sanders said he thinks he can get rid of the former Secretary of State because, “there is, in my view, massive dissatisfaction in this country today with corporate establishment and the greed of corporate America and the incredibly unequal distribution of wealth and income, which currently exists.”

“We won’t outspend Hillary Clinton or Jeb Bush, but we will raise the kind of money needed to run a strong campaign,” he said.  Sanders promised on Sunday that he would not have a super PAC to raise money for his campaign, according to The Huffington Post.  Sanders stated that he has received nearly 90,000 contributions, averaging about $43, since announcing his candidacy a week and a half ago.

Sanders described himself as “the most progressive member of the U.S. Senate.”

He said that if elected, he would try to overturn the Supreme Court’s decision on Citizens United and rein in campaign spending.

Such campaign spending has been called “legalized bribery” by some left-wing pundits.

Sanders voiced his respect and admiration for Hillary Clinton, but pointed out that she voted in favor of the 2003 Iraq War and has avoided taking a stance on the Keystone XL pipeline.

Sanders opposed both, and has also led the fight against a bill that would grant the president fast-track authority on trade agreements.

Sanders said his record on that issue over the past 25 years shows that he has led the way in standing up for working families and taking on “the billionaire class,” Wall Street, private insurance companies, and drug companies.

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/bernie-sanders-i-can-beat-hillary-clinton/