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WATCH: Highlighting Trump’s ‘Promises Broken,’ Sanders Gives Address on Biden’s Plan for the Economy and Working Families

WATCH: Highlighting Trump’s ‘Promises Broken,’ Sanders Gives Address on Biden’s Plan for the Economy and Working Families Read WATCH: Highlighting Trump’s ‘Promises Broken,’ Sanders Gives Address on Biden’s Plan for the Economy and Working Families on Common Dreams

Highlighting Trump’s ‘Promises Broken,’ Sanders to Give Saturday Address on Biden’s Plan for the Economy and Working Families

Highlighting Trump’s ‘Promises Broken,’ Sanders to Give Saturday Address on Biden’s Plan for the Economy and Working Families Read Highlighting Trump’s ‘Promises Broken,’ Sanders to Give Saturday Address on Biden’s Plan for the Economy and Working Families on Common Dreams

‘Trump Failed, 180,000+ Died’: Protests Surround White House as President Delivers Lie-Filled RNC Nomination Speech

Closing out a GOP convention that featured rampant law-breaking, fascistic hysteria, and cynical distortions of the current administration’s record, President Donald Trump delivered more of the same Thursday night as he formally accepted the Republican Party’s presidential nomination while protesters rallied near the White House blasting music and spotlighting Trump’s deadly failure to combat the …

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Threat of Devastating Hurricane Laura Highlights a GOP With ‘Absolutely No Plan to Deal With the Climate Crisis’

Climate action advocates in the U.S. amplified the urgency needed for political leaders from both major parties—including Republicans in the middle of their 4-day national convention this week—to address the planetary climate crisis as Hurricane Laura, upgraded to a potentially catastrophic Category 4 earlier in the day, barreled toward the Gulf Coast. “It is terrifying …

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Confirming Progressive Warnings, Social Security Actuary Says Trump Payroll Tax Cut Would Effectively Destroy Program by 2023

The Social Security Administration’s chief actuary estimated late Monday that eliminating the payroll tax would fully deplete Social Security’s disability and old-age trust funds by 2023, confirming the disastrous consequences progressive advocacy groups and lawmakers have been warning of since President Donald Trump threatened earlier this month to “terminate” the levy if reelected in November. …

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‘The Price of Failure Is Just Too Great to Imagine’: In DNC Speech, Sanders Urges Popular Front to Defeat Donald Trump

Calling the 2020 election the most important in modern U.S. history—one in which the survival of democracy, the economy, and the planet hang in the balance—Sen. Bernie Sanders used his primetime address at the virtual Democratic National Convention Monday night to warn of the existential dangers of handing President Donald Trump a second term and …

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Democrats Demand McConnell Bring Senate Back Into Session to ‘Protect USPS and Our Election’

After Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Sunday she was calling members back from recess to Washington, D.C. early to address the “devastating effects” of President Donald Trump’s efforts to “sabotage” the November election by using the United States Postal Service to disenfranchise voters, Democrats in the upper chamber urged GOP Senate Majority Leader Mitch …

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To Halt Fascist March With Progressive Power, Sanders and Omar to Host ‘United Against Trump’ Town Hall at DNC Convention

As the Democrats gear up to unseat President Donald Trump this fall, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders will join forces with Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar and a coalition of progressive organizations to host a virtual town hall next week during the Democratic National Convention.   “There are rare and crucial times in history when a united front for a …

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Bernie Sanders and Barack Obama Agree: Trump’s Attack on Postal Service a Direct Assault on 2020 Election

Both Sen. Bernie Sanders and former President Barack Obama on Friday raised alarm over President Donald Trump’s open attempt to sabotage the U.S. Postal Service by refusing to provide emergency funding in what critics call an effort to hamper the general election—in which millions of Americans are expected to vote by mail.  In an email to …

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Bernie Sanders and Barack Obama Agree: Trump’s Attack on Postal Service Is an Attack on 2020 Election and US Democracy

Both Sen. Bernie Sanders and former President Barack Obama on Friday raised alarm over President Donald Trump’s open attempt to sabotage the U.S. Postal Service by refusing to provide emergency funding in what critics call an effort to hamper the general election—in which millions of Americans are expected to vote by mail.  In an email to …

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‘Morally Obscene,’ Says Sanders as McConnell Adjourns Senate for Month-Long Recess Without Deal on Coronavirus Relief

Republican Majority Leader Mitch McConnell adjourned the U.S. Senate for the rest of August on Thursday after failing to come anywhere close to approving another Covid-19 relief package, leaving tens of millions of out-of-work, hungry, and eviction-prone Americans without additional financial aid as the pandemic and economic crisis continue with no end in sight. “During …

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Sanders Joins Calls for Resignation or Removal of Postmaster General Over Efforts to ‘Suppress the Vote and Undermine Democracy’

Sen. Bernie Sanders on Monday became the latest lawmaker to demand the immediate resignation or removal of Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, a major GOP donor to President Donald Trump whose brief tenure as head of the most popular government institution in the U.S. has brought major nationwide slowdowns in package delivery less than 90 days …

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DNC Appears Ready to Sideline Progressive Standout Ocasio-Cortez at Upcoming Convention

Progressives expressed their discontent with the Democratic establishment Friday after reporting from Politico indicated that it was “unclear” if popular Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez would be guaranteed a speaking slot at the party’s convention. “It would be stupid not to give” Ocasio-Cortez a role at the convention, Corbin Trent, a former top adviser to the New York …

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Sanders Bill to Tax ‘Obscene’ Pandemic Windfall of Billionaires Would Empower Medicare to Cover Every American for One Year

Sen. Bernie Sanders on Thursday introduced legislation that would tax the “obscene wealth gains” America’s billionaires have accumulated during the Covid-19 crisis and use the resulting revenue to empower Medicare to cover all out-of-pocket medical expenses for everyone in the United States for a year. “We can continue to allow the very rich to get …

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New Sanders Bill Would Tax ‘Obscene’ Pandemic Windfall of Billionaires to Fund People’s Health and Well-Being

Sen. Bernie Sanders plans to introduce legislation Thursday that would heavily tax the “obscene wealth gains” America’s billionaires have accumulated during the Covid-19 crisis to help fund the U.S. recovery from the pandemic and resulting economic collapse. “We can continue to allow the very rich to get much richer while everyone else gets poorer and …

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‘Don’t Let Anyone Fool You,’ Says Sanders. Primary Wins Show Progressives ‘Transforming American Politics’

Cheering multiple primary wins this week for progressive candidates up and down state ballots, Sen. Bernie Sanders, (I-Vt.) rallied supporters Wednesday to keep up the fight to actually win the visionary demands driving those electoral victories. “If we are serious about creating transformative change in this country — and if we’re serious about taking on …

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Sanders Rips Trump for ‘Obscene’ Boasting Over Stock Market as 30 Million Americans Face Financial Doom

Sen. Bernie Sanders on Monday slammed President Donald Trump for bragging on Twitter about the booming stock market just days after Republican inaction allowed the $600-per-week boost in unemployment benefits to expire, slashing the incomes of nearly 30 million Americans as the economy remains mired in deep recession. “Tweeting this during the worst economic downturn …

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‘The Clock Is Ticking’: Bernie Sanders Calls on Senate to Act Quickly on Covid Relief Bill

Sen. Bernie Sanders on Sunday added to a growing chorus of progressive voices demanding the Senate act with urgency to pass a coronavirus relief bill that addresses the economic crisis sparked by the pandemic by providing an extension in a federally funded boost in unemployment benefits and other aid.  “The clock is ticking,” the Vermont …

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‘What We Must Do’: Following Obama Eulogy for Lewis, Bernie Sanders Backs Call for Ending Filibuster

Following an impassioned eulogy Thursday afternoon by President Barack Obama at the funeral of Congressman John Lewis in which the former president called for the end of the filibuster in the U.S. Senate, Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont said he agrees it is now time to dispatch with the long held legislative tactic if it …

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‘Pathetic Would Be Too Mild a Word’: Sanders Rips GOP Plan to Subsidize Business Meals as Children Go Hungry

Sen. Bernie Sanders late Monday slammed the GOP’s coronavirus stimulus package as an obscene giveaway to corporate executives that would do little to nothing for the millions of people across the U.S. struggling to afford food, healthcare, and other basic necessities. “Pathetic would be too mild a word,” the Vermont senator said of the newly …

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‘Red Line for a Humane Society’: 360+ DNC Delegates Vow to Oppose Democratic Platform If It Doesn’t Support Medicare for All

More than 360 delegates to the Democratic National Convention have signed a petition vowing to vote against the 2020 party platform if it does not include a plank supporting Medicare for All, a policy solution one progressive delegate described as “a red line for a humane society.” “Millions of people have lost their jobs and …

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‘For a Greener Future’: Omar, Sanders Lead Bill to End Destructive Taxpayer Subsidies for Fossil Fuels

Progressive Democrats led by Rep. Ilhan Omar and Sen. Bernie Sanders on Friday introduced a bill to eliminate fossil fuel subsidies and other industry giveaways, calling taxpayer support of the climate-killing business- a counterproductive and dangerous use of federal funds as the climate crisis worsens and Americans suffer through an economic downturn sparked by the …

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‘Masks for All’: Bernie Sanders Calls on Federal Government to Provide Face Coverings for Everyone in the Country

Sen. Bernie Sanders and public health expert Andy Slavitt on Friday published a joint opinion piece for CNN arguing for a national effort at the federal level to produce and distribute face masks to everyone in the country to help stop the spread of Covid-19. “We are urgently calling for a simple, common-sense, practical, and inexpensive …

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As Schumer Endorses Sanders Proposal to Slash Pentagon Budget by 10%, Other Senate Democrats Urged to Follow Suit

A proposal by Sen. Bernie Sanders to slash the Pentagon budget by $74 billion gained a boost last Friday after Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer announced his support for the amendment, potentially giving the measure needed momentum in the Democratic caucus a week before it is scheduled to receive a floor vote. “Proud I fought …

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‘An Absolute Outrage’: Sanders Rips ‘Wealthy Tax Cheats’ as CBO Estimates $381 Billion in Annual Unpaid Taxes

A Congressional Budget Office report commissioned by Sen. Bernie Sanders and published Wednesday found the amount of unpaid taxes from 2011 to 2013 averaged around $381 billion per year, a revenue shortfall the Vermont senator called an “absolute outrage” that is largely the result of big corporations and  “wealthy tax cheats” dodging their obligations. “The …

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