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1,220 Rally for a Political Revolution in Portsmouth

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. – U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders on Sunday brought his presidential campaign to a college gymnasium here where more than 1,200 loud and boisterous supporters cheered his rallying cry for a political revolution. Sanders said a growing grassroots movement in New Hampshire and across the United States is taking on Wall Street, corporate America and the corporate media. “Our most important task is to revitalize American democracy,” Sanders said at the Great Bay Community College, “and when we do that we change America.” Speaking from a podium surrounded by the crowd, Sanders delivered a succinct message. “You are dealing … Read More

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Saturday Night Live

Bernie Sanders imitated Larry David and Larry David imitated Bernie Sanders on Saturday Night Live. It was a funny form of flattery. There was a scene on an ocean liner featuring a Brooklyn-bound immigrant dreaming of running for president. The young Sanders stood up for women and children against the top 1 percent. There was a question from the host about how things are looking in Tuesday’s New Hampshire primary. Pretty, pretty, pretty good, Bernie said in his best impression of the Curb Your Enthusiasm star. David’s send-up of Sanders was a hit earlier this season in a skit making … Read More

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Sanders Statement on Detrimental Effect Flint Humanitarian Crisis is Having on Aspiring Americans

MANCHESTER, N.H. – U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders on Saturday released the following statement after it was reported that undocumented immigrants in Flint cannot obtain clean water because of their immigration status: “It is outrageous and totally unacceptable that aspiring Americans and others in Flint cannot get the clean drinking water they desperately need because they don’t have the proper identification. This is a humanitarian crisis. No one should live in fear of being deported for getting a bottle of water for their family. All people, including immigrants, should have access to clean and drinkable water, regardless of immigration status or … Read More

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Breakfast at the Peterboro Diner

During a break from the campaign trail, Bernie and Jane slipped into a booth Saturday morning in Peterborough New Hampshire, for bacon and eggs and a short stack of pancakes with real New Hampshire maple syrup. Read More

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Sanders Statement on Clinton and Social Security

MANCHESTER, N.H. – Bernie Sanders on Friday welcomed Hillary Clinton’s assertion that she supports expanding Social Security, but pressed her to clarify her new stand. “We’re glad that, for the first time, Secretary Clinton has indicated that she will join me in expanding Social Security benefits,” Sanders said. “But we need more clarity,” he added. “Is she prepared to scrap the cap on payroll taxes? Is she prepared to support legislation that I have offered that would both expand Social Security benefits and extend the solvency of Social Security for the next 58 years as a result of lifting the … Read More

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Former NAACP President and CEO Ben Jealous Endorses Sanders

MANCHESTER, N.H. – U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders Friday picked up the endorsement of former NAACP President and CEO Ben Jealous. “Bernie Sanders has been principled, courageous and consistent in fighting the evils that Dr. King referred to as the ‘giant triplets’ of racism, militarism and greed,” Jealous said. “Bernie Sanders has the courage to confront the institutionalized bias that stains our nation. Bernie Sanders is the type of leader we can trust to fight for the future of all our nation’s children as if they were his very own. It is for all these reasons that I am proud to … Read More

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Sanders Statement on New Flint Revelations

EXETER, N.H. — U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders issued the following statement on Friday after it was reported that Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder’s administration knew a recent outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease was potentially connected to the water crisis in Flint: “The latest revelation about the public health crisis in Flint is horrifying. It is unacceptable that anyone on Gov. Snyder’s team would not act swiftly at even the slightest chance that residents were becoming seriously ill from the drinking water in Flint. Because of the conduct by Gov. Snyder’s administration and his refusal to take responsibility, families will suffer from lead … Read More

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Sanders Challenges Clinton on Social Security, New National Poll Shows Contest Tightening

EXETER, N.H. – On a postcard-perfect snowy Friday in New Hampshire, Bernie Sanders brought his presidential campaign to a historic town hall here and challenged Hillary Clinton to back a plan to strengthen Social Security and to reject any cuts to Social Security. Sanders also urged Clinton to “join me in saying it is imperative to increase and expand benefits for seniors on Social Security by lifting the cap on taxable income and to make it clear to the American people that Social Security benefits must not be cut.” Clinton has left open the possibility that she would support raising … Read More

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Sanders Vows to Reject Job-Killing Trade Deal

CONCORD, N.H. – As the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact was signed by the United States and 11 other countries, Bernie Sanders promised to “fundamentally rewrite our trade policies to benefit working families, not just the CEOs of large, multinational corporations.” Sanders has opposed the Pacific trade deal, the North American Free Trade Agreement and permanent normal trade relations with China since day one. The North American Free Trade Agreement led to the loss of 700,000 jobs. The trade deal with China led to the loss of 3.2 million jobs. And since 2001, nearly 60,000 manufacturing plants have been shut down … Read More

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Sanders Campaign Statement on Clinton Campaign’s New Hampshire Insults

MANCHESTER, N.H. — Bernie Sanders’ New Hampshire State Director Julia Barnes issued the following statement Wednesday after the Clinton campaign suggested that Granite Staters were only supporting Sanders because he’s from neighboring Vermont: “The people of New Hampshire are serious about their role in the nominating process. I know that because our organizers are talking to voters every single day about the issues that matter to them. Whether it’s equal pay, more secure retirement or affordable health care, the people of New Hampshire will go to the polls Tuesday and vote for the candidate they believe will fight for them. … Read More

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Hillary Clinton to New York City: NO!

KEENE, N.H. — Jeff Weaver, Bernie Sanders’ campaign manager, issued the following statement Tuesday after Secretary Hillary Clinton refused to participate in a proposed debate in New York City: “We are incredibly disappointed that Secretary Clinton refuses to do a debate in New York City. Why does the Clinton campaign object to a debate in New York City? Wasn’t Secretary Clinton the senator from New York? Why is her campaign dissing the Big Apple?” Read More

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Small Donors Fuel Sanders Campaign, Clinton Bankrolled by Wealthy

​ KEENE, N.H. – Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign is funded by small donors who gave an average of about $29 each in the past year while Hillary Clinton has relied on the wealthy to bankroll her presidential bid, new financial disclosure reports reveal. The latest round of campaign finance reports filed over the weekend with the Federal Election Commission show the stark differences between the two campaigns. In perhaps the major contrast, the disclosure forms show that only 649 of Sanders’ more than 1.3 million backers have donated the $2,700 maximum that an individual may give to a candidate to … Read More