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Nearly 60 Lawmakers Boycott Netanyahu Speech
As Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu enjoyed no less than 26* standing ovations during his speech before the United States Congress on Tuesday morning, the resounding applause did not include the clapping hands of nearly sixty lawmakers who did not attend the controversial address...
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Sanders: 'We Need Revolution in Way Higher Education is Funded'
Speaking Tuesday at Johnson State College in Vermont—on the same day data from the New York Fed showed student-loan delinquencies are on the rise—Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) called for a "revolution" in the way higher education is funded in the U.S. "Because of the high cost of higher education,...
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Calls Grow to Reject AUMF That Permits 'Waging War All Over World'
Opposition to President Barack Obama's request to authorize another endless war in the Middle East continues to build, with progressives charging that the draft resolution is far too broad and anti-war activists mobilizing to defeat the measure. As Common Dreams has reported , the proposed...
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When You’ve Lost Bernie Sanders: How Netanyahu Destroyed the Israel Lobby
Senator Bernie Sanders, the most consistent and prominent progressive in the US Senate, has decided to skip the speech of Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to Congress on March 3, which was orchestrated by Israel’s ambassador to the US Ron Dermer and Speaker of the House John Boehner in an...
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Bernie Sanders: Keeping US From Becoming Oligarchy 'A Struggle We Must Win'
U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) gave a speech at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C. on Monday to talk about his proposed recovery program and to address the economic challenges facing the U.S., both at present and in the future, particularly as the wealth gap grows and financial...
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Sanders' Focus Not Clinton, But Whether 2016 Run Could Mobilize the Masses
Ahead of upcoming trips to both New Hampshire and Iowa, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt) is talking again this week about his possible plans to run for president in 2016 and made it clear that although his platform would center around propping up the nation's working class while undoing the damage being...
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On Eve of KXL Vote, GOP Senate Rejects Sanders' National Solar Expansion Plan
The Republican-controlled U.S. Senate on Wednesday defeated a proposal by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) that would have spurred the purchase and installation of 10 million solar panel systems for homes and businesses nationwide over the next decade. Sanders's amendment, which he said would have...
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After Bridge Disaster, Sanders Calls for $1 Trillion to Address Infrastructure Collapse
In an op-ed published Tuesday, U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) pointed to Monday's Cincinnati bridge collapse, which killed one person, as further evidence that the U.S. desperately needs to upgrade its infrastructure—from bridges and roads to railways and levees. "Our infrastructure is...
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Progressive Pushback Foils Obama's Treasury Nominee
In a development some are describing as a win for Sen. Elizabeth Warren, a Wall Street banker nominated by President Barack Obama for a senior post at the Treasury Department has withdrawn himself from consideration. Antonio Weiss, an executive at financial giant Lazard, sent a letter to Obama this...
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'Incomprehensible' Secrecy: Sanders Demands Release of Trade Agreement Text
With Congress on the verge of taking up the controversial, corporate-friendly Trans Pacific Partnership, U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is demanding that the chief trade representative for the United States turn over the full text of the proposed trade agreement. "It is incomprehensible to me...
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