Senator Bernie Sanders Calls Hillary Clinton Foundation Money ‘A Very Serious …

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Good Thursday morning from Washington, where Senator Ted Cruz of Texas followed Jeb Bush‘s recent outreach to Hispanic voters, and the Senate is using a bit of subterfuge to address the nuclear deal with Iran.Vermont: Senator Bernie Sanders, an independent from Vermont, announced on Thursday that he was running for president as a Democrat, injecting a progressive voice into the contest and providing Hillary Rodham Clinton with her first official challenger for the party’s nomination. Sanders told The Associated Press. “I’ve run outside of the two-party system, defeating Democrats and Republicans, taking on big-money candidates and, you know, I think the message that has resonated in Vermont is a message that can resonate all over this country.” Mr. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. speaks at the International Association of Firefighters (IAFF) Legislative Conference and Presidential Forum in Washington. (AP) Promising to fight what he deems “obscene levels” of income disparity and a campaign finance system that is a “real disgrace,” independent Vermont Sen.

Bernie Sanders, the Vermont independent who is running for the Democratic nomination for president, stands on some issues: Sanders, a self-described “democratic socialist,” has been pushing for higher taxes on the rich and more money for programmes serving the middle class and poor since long before talk of income inequality became fashionable. Sanders’ bid is considered a long-shot, but his unflinching commitment to stances popular with the left — such as opposing foreign military interventions and reining in big banks — could force Clinton to address these issues more deeply. “I think it is time for the American people to say enough is enough,” he said in an interview. “We need an economy that works for all of us and not just for a handful of billionaires.” Sanders plans to hold a formal campaign kickoff on May 26 in Burlington, Vermont, where he was once mayor, according to a campaign adviser, who spoke on the condition of anonymity before Sanders’ candidacy was made official. He frequently expresses outrage that a “billionaire class” has taken too much control over the American political and economic systems, and labelled it “beyond belief” when the House voted last month to provide $269 billion (Dh988 billion) in tax cuts for the wealthy. The 73-year-old said his message would appeal not just to Democrats, but to independents and Republicans as well, and said he’d release proposals to raise taxes on wealthy Americans and corporations and offer tuition-free education at all colleges and universities.

Clinton’s first official opponent from the left, positioning himself as a vessel for liberal Democrats who are trying to shape the likely nominee’s policy stances. He has been a critic of the 1999 repeal of the Depression-era Glass-Stiegel Act, which had mandated that commercial banks and securities firms remain separate.

He has $4.6 million available for his 2018 Senate re-election campaign that he can use for a presidential run, and Sanders said he hoped to galvanise a movement of small donors to give himself a fighting chance. “We’re not going to raise $2 billion, and we’re not going to raise $1 billion,” said Sanders, who added that he did not intend to use the help of a “super PAC.” “I do not have millionaire or billionaire friends.” In a speech at the National Press Club in Washington on March 9, Sanders said he fantasised about getting 3 million supporters to each donate $100 to his campaign. He has rallied with labour and environmental groups against a proposed new trade deal, the Trans-Pacific Partnership, involving the US, Canada and Asian countries, saying it will be a boon to big business but bad for workers. An independent in the Senate, he caucuses with Democrats in Washington and he is likely to attract some interest from voters who have unsuccessfully sought to draft Massachusetts Sen. Clinton, promising to talk “very strongly about the need not to get involved in perpetual warfare in the Middle East.” Money and politics will also be a central theme in his campaign, including a push for a constitutional amendment to overturn the 2010 Citizens United Supreme Court decision. “But can we raise the hundreds of millions of dollars that we need, primarily through small campaign contributions to run a strong campaign?

He does not support the Obama administration’s recent request to Congress for an authorisation to use military force “without clearer limitations on the role of US combat troops.” He favours a two-state solution to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, and says he wants to see no more colonies in disputed territories as well as an unequivocal acknowledgement by the Palestinians of Israel’s right to exist. Martin O’Malley of Maryland, cheered Sanders’ decision. “Having Bernie Sanders in the race, calling for populism, will help open the political space for people like Hillary Clinton and others to take bold stands,” said Adam Green, a co-founder of the Progressive Change Campaign Committee. Sanders is a self-described socialist, some of her supporters believes she’ll appear more center-left by contrast, even as her language is consistently being compared to that of Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts. Sanders opposes voter ID laws, saying there’s scant evidence of the voter fraud described by the laws’ supporters, and says a requirement to show ID presents the most difficulty to minority, young and elderly voters. He favours abortion rights, opposes the death penalty and has indicated his opposition to a philosophical exemption for parents who don’t want their children vaccinated.

He said he is sensitive to families’ wishes, but “If I have a kid who is suffering from an illness who is subjected to a kid who walks into a room without vaccines, that could kill that child and that’s wrong.” Sanders opposes the Keystone XL Pipeline, proposed to ship oil from the Canadian prairie to refineries in Texas. Progressives argue that the party’s demographics and what moves its core constituency in a general election are different now than they were 20 years ago, when Bill Clinton was elected president.

But, at an event on Wednesday hosted by the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, he repeatedly used inclusive pronouns when making reference to Hispanics. “I think the Hispanic community is a fundamentally conservative community,” Mr. When put on the spot about discrepancies between his Spanish-language ads and English-language ads, he answered with repeated attacks against the news media.

Cruz for attending, and added, “It’s darn hard to get you to open up.” The Senate on Thursday will resume its crucial debate of the closely watched “Protecting Volunteer Firefighters and Emergency Responders Act,” a measure with far-reaching foreign policy implications. But congressional leaders wanted the Senate to deal with it first, so they employed the firefighters bill to act as a shell for the Iran legislation, which is formally pending as a substitute to the poor firefighters bill that will, at some point, disappear. While she was widely lauded for the crime speech, her ties to foreign donations made to the Clinton Foundation continued to face scrutiny with news that a Canadian partnership of the foundation shielded the identities of donors. O’Malley finds his “zero tolerance” brand of policing as Maryland governor now under scrutiny with the Baltimore riots and his presidential run. The Huffington Post reports that House Republicans held a hearing “on whether the U.S. should continue the longstanding practice of granting citizenship to all children born here.” But many readers had concerns with First Draft’s coverage of Mr.

It was not the content of the reporting that ruffled feathers, however, but rather that The Times called him Bernard. “Calling Sanders ‘Bernard’ is the equivalent of calling the famous Yankees ballplayer ‘Joseph’ DiMaggio,” one reader from Middlebury, Vt., wrote in an email. “Sanders campaign signs in Vermont say nothing but ‘Bernie.’ ” According to The Times’s stylebook, formal first names are required on first references unless a well-known figure wishes to be identified by a nickname. We took the question to Team Sanders, and without hesitation, they said that the senator prefers to be called by the more colloquial version of his given name.

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