Headlines all week blared the latest developments in an IRS scandal, the seizure of Associated Press phone logs and hearings staged by House Republicans on last year’s deadly U.S. consulate attack in Libya. Sen. Bernie Sanders criticized the IRS as “dead wrong.” He faulted the Justice Department for sweeping up reporters’ phone records. He dismissed the Benghazi hearings as Republicans trying to turn a tragedy to their political advantage. But where, he asked, were the news stories about the collapsing middle class, chronic unemployment and poverty in America? Sanders welcomed a Tuesday report that the deficit is shrinking. He called again on Thursday for filibuster reform to stop Republicans from using parliamentary tactics to stiff arm President Obama’s nominees. And he joked on Friday about one small problem he has with an otherwise “excellent” student loan bill by Sen. Elizabeth Warren.
- 05/17/13 - Student Loans
- 05/17/13 - What Can We Learn from Denmark?
- 05/16/13 - The New Normal
- 05/15/13 - Red Ink
- 05/14/13 - Young, Unemployed, and Discouraged in America
- 05/18/13 - 60 Minutes and the Billionaire Agenda
- 05/16/13 - Cutting Social Security and Not Taxing Wall Street
- 05/15/13 - More tax lobbyists working Washington's hallways
- 05/10/13 - Carbon Dioxide Level Passes Long-Feared Milestone
- 05/08/13 - Save Lives, Ease Suffering, Prevent Billions in Wasteful Spending
- 05/23/13 - Join Sen. Sanders for an Older Americans Summit
- 06/01/13 - White River Junction: Join Sen. Sanders for a Town Meeting on Veterans Issues
- 06/01/13 - Brattleboro: Join Sen. Sanders for a Town Meeting on Veterans Issues
- 06/01/13 - Bennington: Join Sen. Sanders for a Town Meeting on Veterans Issues