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December 10, 2010 | By Michael A. Memoli, Tribune Washington Bureau
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) has ended a marathon filibuster of the proposed tax compromise, ceding control of the Senate floor after more than 8 1/2 hours. "It has been a very long day," he said as he concluded his remarks, including a five-hour period in which he spoke without interruption. "I do believe that if the American people stand up ? I think we can defeat this proposal. I think we can come up with a better proposal which better reflects the needs of the middle class. " Sanders, who caucuses with the Democrats, took to the floor at 10:25 a.m. EST Friday to "take a strong stand" against the legislation, which was formally introduced Thursday night.
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April 6, 2013 | By Lisa Mascaro, Washington Bureau
WASHINGTON - A few hours before midnight during a marathon budget session, Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, the only member of Congress elected as a socialist, called for a vote on his proposal to oppose any cut in cost-of-living adjustments for veterans benefits. With no opposition from senators on the floor, Sanders watched as his measure was unanimously adopted. In this first salvo ahead of the next round of budget battles with the White House, score one for the real-life socialist; zero for the president who is often derided as one. President Obama, however, was not dissuaded.
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April 6, 2013 | By Lisa Mascaro, Washington Bureau
WASHINGTON - A few hours before midnight during a marathon budget session, Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, the only member of Congress elected as a socialist, called for a vote on his proposal to oppose any cut in cost-of-living adjustments for veterans benefits. With no opposition from senators on the floor, Sanders watched as his measure was unanimously adopted. In this first salvo ahead of the next round of budget battles with the White House, score one for the real-life socialist; zero for the president who is often derided as one. President Obama, however, was not dissuaded.
NEWS
December 10, 2010 | By Michael A. Memoli, Tribune Washington Bureau
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) has ended a marathon filibuster of the proposed tax compromise, ceding control of the Senate floor after more than 8 1/2 hours. "It has been a very long day," he said as he concluded his remarks, including a five-hour period in which he spoke without interruption. "I do believe that if the American people stand up ? I think we can defeat this proposal. I think we can come up with a better proposal which better reflects the needs of the middle class. " Sanders, who caucuses with the Democrats, took to the floor at 10:25 a.m. EST Friday to "take a strong stand" against the legislation, which was formally introduced Thursday night.
NATIONAL
December 12, 2010 | By Andrew Malcolm and Craig Howie, Los Angeles Times
In his final few weeks as governor of South Carolina, Mark Sanford is looking back on those disastrous several days of mid-2009 that he did not spend hiking the Appalachian Trail. Sanford was, as the Republican politician later admitted, doing other things in South America with a dear, dear Argentine friend who had become his mistress. Thus endeth the rising-star chapter of the married Bible Belt father who had been building impressive conservative credentials resisting some of President Obama's stimulus spending, in one of the early GOP primary states come 2012.
OPINION
April 3, 2013
Re "Most in U.S. worried about sea level rise," March 30 Building sea walls and other measures to protect coastal developments address the symptoms of climate change, not the cause. We need to support legislation to counteract global warming, such as Sen. Bernie Sanders' (I-Vt.) Climate Protection Act of 2013. Insurance companies should think twice about offering storm insurance for coastal areas; or if they do, the premiums should be comparable to what Californians have to pay for earthquake insurance.
OPINION
June 9, 2007
Re "Skills versus families," editorial, June 2 This editorial hits the target in stating that the authors of the immigration reform bill are correct that the United States should "be more welcoming of high-skilled and entrepreneurial foreigners," not just reunifying families. After all, the entrepreneurial spirit of these immigrants is what fuels our country and creates diversity. By increasing the number of visas and establishing a point system, we would allow those who otherwise do not have family here, yet have the skills that the United States needs, to settle and work here.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 2, 2010
SATURDAY Good Morning America (N) 7 a.m. KABC The Chris Matthews Show Politics and new media: Dan Rather, HDNet; Katty Kay, BBC; Gloria Borger, CNN; John Harris, Politico. (N) 3 p.m. KNBC The Situation Room With Wolf Blitzer 3 p.m. CNN McLaughlin Group 6:30 p.m. KCET SUNDAY Good Morning America (N) 6 a.m. KABC State of the Union With Candy Crowley Midterm elections: Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas); Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.
NEWS
April 24, 2014 | Lisa Mascaro
The chairman of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee on Thursday pledged to convene a hearing on allegations that excessive wait times at a Phoenix VA facility led to the deaths of 40 veterans. Thousands of veterans have been kept waiting for care, according to a story first reported in the Arizona Republic, and later on CNN, which also said that VA workers in the Phoenix office used two sets of records to keep the long wait times off the official books. "I am troubled when I hear any veteran may have received substandard care from the VA," said the committee chairman, Sen. Bernie Sanders, a Vermont independent.
OPINION
November 1, 2013
Re "The wrong medicine," Opinion, Oct. 28 Thank goodness for Sen. Bernie Sanders' (I-Vt.) simple and lucid spending summary of our "national credit card" statement and how we quickly erased the $236-billion annual surplus that Bill Clinton left us with after his second term in office. Sanders is one of the very few whose agendas don't seem to include lining the pockets of the tax-avoiding corporations or of congressional teammates. I truly hope Sanders' place on the special congressional committee to avoid another government shutdown leads to some good recommendations.
OPINION
February 7, 2008
Re "Bush's budget swells deficit," Feb. 5 Regarding President Bush's proposed increases in military spending and decreases in health benefits for the elderly: At some point, the military will be so rich and the domestic quality of life so poor that the military won't have any citizens left to defend. They'll all be poor, sick or employed in foreign countries. Nancy Kiang Irvine -- The article on Bush's new budget makes the important point that it will result in a devastating doubling of the deficit.
OPINION
June 2, 2007
THE IMMIGRATION REFORM bill devised by a bipartisan group of 10 senators has been criticized, mostly by Democrats, for subordinating the traditional emphasis on family unification to a strategy of attracting the best and the brightest. Actually, reports of the death of family unification are greatly exaggerated, as is the supposed exaltation of "merit-based" immigration.
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