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Photo gallery: Bernie Sanders launches his run for the White House

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*+-VTDigger’s John Herrick captures the scene as Sen. Bernie Sanders kicks off his presidential campaign at Burlington’s Waterfront Park.

Margolis: Big crowd, big ideas belie Sanders’ tiny national splash

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*+-For much of the national political press corps, obsessed (if hardly fond of) the former first lady, this campaign is about Hillary Clinton. At least on the Democratic side, everyone else is merely a bit player surrounding the long-running (about a quarter of a century now) soap opera of her and her family.

Thousands boost Bernie Sanders onto the campaign trail

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., waves to thousands of supporters at his campaign kickoff Tuesday at Waterfront Park in Burlington. Photo by John Herrick/VTDigger

*+-Surrounded by an eclectic mix of supporters, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders formally launches his bid for president, asking Americans to fight for economic equality.

Ron Pulcer: Bernie, run for president of all 50 states

*+-Sanders doesn’t have to follow the same old primary path of past Democratic candidates, especially in the run up to the Iowa caucus and New Hampshire primary.

Text of Sen. Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign kickoff speech

Senator Bernie Sanders called Dubie’s appointment bittersweet for Vermont. While he was proud to see Vermont’s top military commander appointed to such an important post, he was sad to see him go.

*+-“Today, with your support and the support of millions of people throughout this country, we begin a political revolution to transform our country economically, politically, socially and environmentally.”

Sanders’ statement on Senate vote on trade bill

*+-News Release — Sen. Bernie Sanders May 21, 2015 Contact: Michael Briggs (202) 224-5141 WASHINGTON, May 21 – Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) issued the following statement today after the Senate voted to advance a bill that would grant President Barack Obama accelerated power to complete a massive trade accord with 11 other Pacific Rim nations: […]

Bernie’s Bid: Campaign kickoff and the view from afar

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*+-Details of Sen. Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign kickoff Tuesday in Burlington, plus the best of the Net on Vermont’s favorite son.

Shumlin snubs Sanders, endorses Hillary Clinton for president

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*+-Shumlin used his campaign Twitter account to throw his endorsement behind Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential race. It was his first post on the campaign account @petershumlin since Election Day.

Sanders: Make college tuition-free

*+-News Release — Sen. Bernie Sanders May 19, 2015 Contact: Michael Briggs (202) 224-5141 WASHINGTON, May 19 – Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) today introduced legislation to make 4-year public colleges and universities tuition free. “We live in a highly competitive global economy. If our economy is to be strong, we need the best educated work […]

Rob Roper: Bernie begs the question …

*+- Since Bernie Sanders came on the scene, income inequality in our state has gone from an insignificant problem to one of the most striking examples of the phenomenon in the nation.

Sanders: No to job-killing trade bill

*+-News Release — Sen. Bernie Sanders May 14, 2015 Contact: Michael Briggs (202) 224-5141 WASHINGTON, May 14 – Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) voted “nay” today as the Senate advanced a proposed 12-nation Pacific Rim trade deal. In a floor speech before the 65-33 roll call vote, Sanders detailed four key reasons why the proposal would […]

Sanders urges VA to use emergency powers to save lives of veterans with liver disease

*+-News Release — Sen. Bernie Sanders May 12, 2015 Contact: Michael Briggs (202) 224-5141 WASHINGTON, May 12 – Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) today asked the Department of Veterans Affairs to invoke emergency powers to make expensive hepatitis C drugs available at affordable prices to treat tens of thousands of veterans now being denied the most […]

‘They were wrong then. They’re wrong now,’ Sanders says of trade deal backers

*+-News Release — Sen. Bernie Sanders May 12, 2015 Contact: Michael Briggs (202) 224-5141 WASHINGTON, D.C. – In a Senate floor speech today opposing a proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) recited a litany of bogus claims by previous trade deal backers which turned out to be wildly inaccurate. Backers of the […]

Sanders statement on Obama at Nike HQ

*+-News Release — Sen. Bernie Sanders May 8, 2015 Contact: Michael Briggs (202) 224-5141 BURLINGTON, Vt., May 8 – Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) issued the following statement today after President Barack Obama promoted a job-killing trade agreement at Nike’s corporate headquarters: “The president at Nike headquarters told us that every trade union in America is […]

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