Walmart and McDonald’s have the most workers on food stamps and Medicaid, new study shows

By: Eli Rosenberg, The Washington Post A sizable number of the recipients of federal aid programs such as Medicaid and food stamps are employed by some of the biggest and more profitable companies in the United States, chief among them Walmart and McDonald’s, according to a new report from Congress’s nonpartisan watchdog. The Government Accountability Office undertook the study at the behest

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Leahy, Sanders vote against Barrett nomination to Supreme Court

By: Kit Norton; VT Digger Both of Vermont’s U.S. senators opposed the confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court Monday. Sens. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., and Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., voted against confirming President Donald Trump’s choice to fill the court vacancy left by the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The Senate confirmed Barrett’s nomination 52-48 Monday evening, with only

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Sanders: Progressives will work to ‘rally the American people’ if Biden wins

The HillThursday, October 22, 2020 Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) predicted that progressives would look to move Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden toward their priorities if he wins the White House this November and Democrats sweep Congress. “If you want a progressive agenda to come out of the United States Congress, we’re going to have to rally the American people by the tens of millions to demand

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Sanders: Democrats will pass ‘massive stimulus bill’ if party flips the Senate

The Hill Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) pledged Thursday that Democrats will pass a huge coronavirus relief package if they win the Senate in next month’s elections. “If the Democrats gain control of the Senate, the first order of business will be a massive stimulus bill to protect desperate working people throughout this country,” Sanders said on Hill.TV’s “Rising.” The remarks come as Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.)

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Sanders: Democrats will pass ‘massive stimulus bill’ if party flips the Senate

By: The Hill Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) pledged Thursday that Democrats will pass a huge coronavirus relief package if they win the Senate in next month’s elections. “If the Democrats gain control of the Senate, the first order of business will be a massive stimulus bill to protect desperate working people throughout this country,” Sanders said on Hill.TV’s “Rising.” The remarks come as Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.)

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Bernie Sanders Applauds People of Bolivia for ‘Year-Long Fight to Restore Democracy’ in Wake of Military Coup

Common Dreams; Jake Johnson Following socialist candidate Luis Arce’s resounding victory in Bolivia’s high-stakes and closely watched presidential election, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders on Monday applauded the people of the South American nation for persisting in their “difficult, year-long fight to restore democracy” in the wake of last year’s military coup that ousted Evo Morales and installed a vicious right-wing

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