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What a Week

A long line of people snaked for blocks outside the Minneapolis American Indian Center on Sunday as another overflow crowd turned out to hear Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders talk about his Agenda for America to create jobs and rebuild the middle class. More than 2,000 people packed into a basketball gymnasium and as many more stood outside on a cool Minnesota morning cheering loudly when the U.S. senator from Vermont thundered, “Our country belongs to all of our people and not just a handful of billionaires.” It was the biggest turnout since last Tuesday when more than 5,000 supporters … Read More

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Sanders Calls for Early Presidential Debates

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders on Sunday called for a series of debates beginning this summer involving Democratic presidential candidates to flesh out their positions on key issues like trade policy and global warming. He also proposed debates with Republican White House hopefuls to highlight policy differences between the major parties on core issues like how to create jobs, address income inequality, provide health care and expand Social Security. In an interview on NBC’s “Meet the Press” with moderator Chuck Todd, Sanders said early debates would help voters understand candidates’ positions on important issues. “When we talk about the important issues, … Read More

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Sanders Ends Road Trip with Packed Meeting in Minneapolis

A long line of people snaked for blocks outside the Minneapolis American Indian Center on Sunday as another overflow crowd turned out to hear Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders talk about his Agenda for America to create jobs and rebuild the middle class. More than 2,000 people packed into a basketball gymnasium and as many more stood outside on a cool Minnesota morning cheering loudly when the U.S. senator from Vermont thundered, “Our country belongs to all of our people and not just a handful of billionaires.” It was the biggest turnout since last Tuesday when more than 5,000 supporters … Read More

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We’re Touching a Nerve

The big room at a community center in Iowa City was packed long before the meeting was to begin. Those who couldn’t get in — and there were a couple hundred of them — jammed shoulder-to-shoulder in the community center lobby. Inside the meeting hall, when Bernie took the stage and scanned the crowd, he was blown away. “We’re touching a nerve,” he said. At that event near the campus of the University of Iowa and speaking later to another overflow crowd in Ames, the home of Iowa state, some of the loudest cheers were for Bernie’s proposal to make … Read More

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Questions in the Quad Cities

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A Serious Player

With a mounting sense of excitement, Bernie’s three-day Iowa campaign swing took him on Thursday from Davenport to Muscatine and on to West Branch. At City Hall in Davenport, Bernie met with Mayor Bill Gluba, the top official in Iowa’s third largest city. Gluba told reporters afterward that he was “impressed” with Sanders’ performance Wednesday night at a packed auditorium at St. Ambrose University. “He became a serious player in the Iowa caucus last night,” Gluba said. “If he keeps at it, he is going to capture the hearts and minds of Iowans.” Then It was on to Muscatine Community … Read More

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On the Road in Iowa

The crowds are incredible. Here in Davenport along the banks of the Mississippi River, more than 650 people were at Bernie’s first stop on his first trip to Iowa after announcing his candidacy for the Democratic Party presidential nomination. The “crowd of 500+ … may be largest for an individual candidate in Iowa this year,” The New York Times’ Trip Gabriel tweeted.  He said there were chants of “Bernie, Bernie” as the senator arrived at the meeting room on the campus of St. Ambrose University. Sanders spoke and answered questions for nearly two hours in remarks that focused on the … Read More

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New Hampshire Campaign Kicks into Gear

What a day! We left Burlington on Wednesday morning after an extraordinary kickoff on Tuesday evening, which was attended by more than 5,500 Vermonters. Our first day on the trail in New Hampshire was beyond belief. There were overflow crowds at each of three stops, and the enthusiasm among supporters was palpable. Bernie spoke at a town meeting at New England College in Concord, the state capital, which was attended by over 200 people. So many showed up that Bernie later spoke to an overflow crowd of about 100 at a nearby park. At the college, three students spoke about the impact of student debt. They thanked … Read More

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Sanders Speech Prepared Text

Click here to view the prepared text for Sen. Bernie Sanders’ speech this evening at Waterfront Park in Burlington, Vermont. Read More

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Sanders Launches Presidential Campaign in Vermont

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders on Tuesday launched his campaign for the Democratic Party presidential nomination. In a speech at Waterfront Park before a crowd police estimated at more than 5,000 strong, Sanders laid out the serious challenges facing the country and detailed an “Agenda for America” calling for specific proposals to provide bold solutions. “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 said. “Today, we stand here and say loudly and clearly that; ‘Enough is enough. This great nation … Read More

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Bernie’s Announcement

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Bernie Sanders Calls 100,000th Campaign Contributor