Posts Tagged ‘sanders’

Sanders demands refunds for seniors hit by Medicare premium hike

Sen. Bernie Sanders on Tuesday demanded refunds for seniors who have been hit by the 2022 Medicare premium hike after federal health officials recommended limiting the program’s coverage of Aduhelm, the unproven and expensive Alzheimer’s drug responsible for a large chunk of the premium increase. In a statement, Sanders said CMS officials’ preliminary decision Tuesday […]

‘Not true’: Sanders counters Manchin’s bogus inflation argument against Build Back Better

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) speaks during a press conference outside the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. on June 24, 2019. (Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images) Sen. Bernie Sanders on Thursday countered fellow Sen. Joe Manchin’s recent Fox News appearance with an op-ed on the right-wing outlet’s website aimed at rebutting the West Virginia Democrat’s falsehood-laden talking points against the […]

Sanders: We’re Trying to ‘Break Through This Myth of the Need for Austerity’ with Spending Bill

On Thursday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “All In,” Senate Budget Committee Chairman Bernie Sanders (I-VT) stated that with the Build Back Better reconciliation bill, “we are trying to…break through this myth of the need for austerity and to make it clear that our working families, our children, our senior citizens are entitled to certain rights, which, […]

Elon Musk Spars With Bernie Sanders, Offers to Sell More Tesla Stock

Tesla CEO Elon Musk uses his mobile device as he sits in the car arriving to the construction site for the new plant, the so-called “Giga Factory”, of U.S. electric carmaker Tesla in Gruenheide near Berlin, northeastern Germany, on May 17, 2021. (ODD ANDERSEN/AFP via Getty Images) Tesla Inc. Chief Executive Elon Musk got into […]

Elon Musk to Bernie Sanders: ‘I Keep Forgetting that You’re Still Alive’

Never one to back away from his detractors, Tesla CEO Elon Musk hit back at socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) for demanding the wealthy pay their “fair share.” On Saturday, Bernie Sanders tweeted yet another one of his garden variety “fair share” hot takes that have become as synonymous with the openly socialist senator from […]

Manchin fires back after Sanders pens op-ed in West Virginia paper

Sanders has taken his campaign to pass Democrats’ $3.5 trillion spending proposal to media venues across the spectrum, including Fox News. Manchin has occasionally responded, albeit not in the fashion he did on Friday night. Sanders’ move to land an op-ed in Manchin’s backyard seems to have crossed the line for the West Virginia senator. […]

Bernie Sanders Mocked for Claiming 48 Senators Should Overrule 52 — Same ‘Democrat Math’ that Turns $3.5 Trillion into $0

Senate Budget Committee chairman Bernie Sanders (I-VT) was mocked online Friday after suggesting that only two senators — rather than a current total of 52 — are seeking to defeat 48 others, some ridiculing the 80-year-old’s poor math skills while others blasting his determination to “destroy America” to achieve his socialist aim. In the tweet, […]

Bernie Sanders Heads To Cuba To Tell Protesters To Be More Grateful For Their Excellent Social Programs

Bernie Sanders Heads To Cuba To Tell Protesters To Be More Grateful For Their Excellent Social Programs HAVANA—One of America’s richest socialists, Bernie Sanders, arrived in Havana today after learning there was an uprising against the Communist regime. While many have been voicing their support for the protesters fighting for freedom, Sanders instead tried to […]

Bernie Sanders Submits Bill To Tax The $0.16 Saved On Barbecues

WASHINGTON, D.C.—After the Biden Administration announced they had secured $0.16 of barbecue savings for hardworking families, Senator Bernie Sanders wasted no time in proposing legislation to tax those savings. “There are millionaires and billionaires who also saved sixteen cents, even though they don’t need those savings!” said Bernie Sanders to a C-SPAN camera that was […]

Bernie Sanders On BLM Founder: ‘No One Should Get Rich Enough Off Politics To Buy Multiple Homes’

Bernie Sanders On BLM Founder: ‘No One Should Get Rich Enough Off Politics To Buy Multiple Homes’ MONTPELIER, VT—In an address from one of his homes, Bernie Sanders condemned BLM co-founder Patrisse Cullors for getting rich off politics and buying four homes. After it came out that the co-founder of the movement had purchased multiple […]

Democrat Sen. Bernie Sanders Has ‘Serious Concerns’ with Joe Biden’s Proposed Budget

Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT), Chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, on Friday slammed President Joe Biden’s proposed budget, saying he has some “serious concerns.” Biden, Friday morning, released his budget proposal that outlines his priorities as Congress prepares to start the annual appropriations process later this spring. The budget calls for $1.52 trillion in spending […]

‘They should be applauded’: Bernie Sanders backs union’s appeal of Amazon vote

Bernie Sanders, among several lawmakers who visited union organisers and Amazon workers in Alabama during a closely watched union vote, said he supports efforts to challenge the results after a majority of ballots opposed organising the warehouse in Bessemer. “It takes an enormous amount of courage to stand up and fight back, and they should […]

Bernie Sanders: Amazon CEO Bezos’ Power, Wealth ‘a Serious Problem’

Sunday on MSNBC’s “The Mehdi Hasan Show,” Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) warned of the “serious problem” posed by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, who is one of the richest men in the world. Host Mehdi Hasan asked Sanders, “How much do you think representative democracy in this country is threatened by the power of a single […]

‘Way past time to fire Mr. DeJoy’ says Sanders after House Dems unveil bill to stop assault on USPS

Just days after Postmaster General Louis DeJoy unveiled a 10-year restructuring plan that would reduce Post Office hours, increase postage prices, and slow down first-class mail delivery, a group of House Democrats on Friday introduced legislation to prevent DeJoy from implementing a key aspect of his latest assault on the U.S. Postal Service. “If President […]

Sanders says Trump is racist, sexist and a pathological liar – but isn’t sure he should be banned from Twitter

US senator Bernie Sanders has said he doesn’t feel “particularly comfortable” with the permanent Twitter ban on former president Donald Trump because he does not like a “handful of high-tech people” having that kind of power. Speaking to journalist Ezra Klein of the New York Times, senator Sanders called Trump a “racist, a sexist, a […]

Pro-Sanders forces finally get their revenge

The takeover of the state party, aka the Reid machine, represents a dramatic turnaround from the 2016 presidential race, when Sanders fans were accused of throwing chairs and making violent threats at a wild convention in Nevada — charges they vehemently deny to this day. It’s a development that could have effects that stretch well […]

Bernie Sanders Blasts Israel for Not Vaccinating Palestinians, Calls Sending Doses to Allies ‘Outrageous’

Democratic 2020 US presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders speaks at the debate at the Gaillard Center in Charleston, South Carolina, Feb. 25, 2020. Photo: Reuters / Jonathan Ernst. Democratic Senator Bernie Sanders attacked Israel on Thursday for not vaccinating Palestinians while sending doses to foreign countries such as Honduras and the Czech Republic. Sanders tweeted, […]

Sanders slams Israel for not sending COVID vaccines to Palestinians

US Sen. Bernie Sanders criticized the Israeli government for sending COVID-19 vaccines to foreign allies before sending them to Palestinians. Sanders was responding to a New York Times tweet stating that “Israel’s vaccine donations to faraway countries have angered Palestinians who say Israel is responsible for the well-being of Palestinians in the occupied territories, where vaccines […]

SF School Teacher Says Bernie Sanders’ Mittens Are a Symbol of “White Privilege”

In an article published by the San Francisco Chronicle, a public school teacher asserts that Bernie Sanders’ inauguration mittens are a symbol of “white privilege.” The article begins with Ingrid Seyer-Ochi revealing how she conducted a lesson on the Capitol building breach, telling her high school students, “This is white supremacy.” “Across our Zoom screen, […]

‘Now is not the time to count pennies’: Sanders says GOP relief plan won’t cut it, urges democrats to keep election promises

Rejecting as “totally inadequate” the $618 billion coronavirus relief proposal that a group of Republicans presented to President Joe Biden at the White House late Monday, Sen. Bernie Sanders said Democrats must keep the promises that delivered them unified control of government and pass an ambitious aid package on the scale of the public health and economic […]

Mexican piñata workshop recreates viral Bernie Sanders meme

A piñata workshop in Mexico has recreated a viral Bernie Sanders image, showing the Vermont senator sitting at US President Joe Biden’s inauguration in a winter jacket and mittens. They’re made by Dalton Ávalos, who builds the 1.10-metre-high figure with wire and cardboard and adds glasses and a checkered scarf. Ávalos says the idea of […]

Bernie Sanders’ mittens, memes help raise $1.8M for charity

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Sarah Huckabee Sanders Readying Run for Governor of Arkansas

Sarah Huckabee Sanders is running for governor of Arkansas in the 2022 election. A series of news outlets confirmed the announcement Monday outlining the former White House press secretary’s political future, as did the candidate herself through a video message. As CBS News reports, the current Republican governor, Asa Hutchinson, cannot run again due to […]

Bernie Sanders’ inauguration look becomes internet sensation

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Why impeach Trump at this late date? One word, says Bernie Sanders: ‘Precedent’

Sen. Bernie Sanders on Friday delivered a one-word answer to those wondering why Congress should impeach President Donald Trump even though he only has days left in office: Precedent. “It must be made clear that no president, now or in the future, can lead an insurrection against the U.S. government,” Sanders (I-Vt.) tweeted Friday amid […]

Sanders: ‘Diversity Is a Big Word’ — A Cabinet That Fights for Working People ‘More Important’

President-elect Joe Biden has received much praise from those on the left for the diversity among his cabinet picks to date, but Wednesday on MSNBC’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports,” Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) said there is something that is “more important.” Sanders acknowledged that “diversity is a very big word,” but said he would prefer a […]

Bernie Sanders and progressives in our winter of discontent

Bernie Sanders is not in a good political position right now. Yes, he continues to speak vital truths to — and about — power. His ability to reach a national audience with progressive wisdom and specific proposals is unmatched. And, during the last several decades, no one has done more to move the nation’s discourse […]

Sanders: ‘We’ve Got to Go a Lot Further Than’ Bipartisan COVID Relief Proposal

On Wednesday’s broadcast of CNN’s “AC360,” Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) stated that the bipartisan coronavirus relief proposal is “a start.” “But we’ve got to go a lot further than what that proposal now entails.” Sanders stated that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-KY) proposal “is literally laughable. He doesn’t have a nickel for unemployment supplements. […]

Ossoff thanks Sanders for endorsement, but dodges on if Sanders should be in Biden’s Cabinet

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Joe Biden Passes Up Symone Sanders for Obama Alum Jen Psaki as Press Secretary

Joe Biden announced that Obama administration alumna Jen Psaki would be his press secretary, bypassing his devoted campaign spokesperson and surrogate, Symone Sanders. Sanders would be “Senior Advisor and Chief Spokesperson for the Vice President,” the campaign said in an announcement. Sanders stood by Biden’s side through thick and thin, including the dark days after […]

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