On Amazon, Lindsey Graham picks flawed fight with Bernie Sanders

By Steve Bennen; MSNBC It’s no secret that Sen. Bernie Sanders is a critic of Amazon.com, so it hardly came as a shock when the Vermont independent used his position as Senate Budget Committee chair to hold a hearing yesterday that was critical of the giant online retailer. Indeed, the point of the hearing was to help Sanders make the

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Sanders Blasts Senate’s ‘Strange Priorities’ as It Advances Corporate Welfare

By Jake Johnson; Common Dreams Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont blasted the warped priorities of the U.S. Senate on Wednesday as the Democratic-controlled chamber moved to advance legislation that he warned would provide a $53 billion “blank check” to the profitable microchip industry under the guise of promoting innovation, domestic manufacturing, and job creation. “We have strange priorities here in the

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Sanders: End filibuster to codify Roe v. Wade

By Rachel Scully; The Hill Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is urging Congress to pass legislation that codifies Roe v. Wade “as the law of the land,” adding that if there are not 60 votes in the Senate to successfully do so, then the upper chamber “must end the filibuster to pass it with 50 votes.” The Vermont senator tweeted his reaction Thursday

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Bernie Sanders wants democrats to make unions their biggest message

By Hunter Walker and Luppe B. Luppen; Vanity Fair If he found himself sitting across from Jeff Bezos, Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) knows exactly what he would tell the second-richest man in the world. “There’s nothing that I would say to him except, ‘You know what? We’re gonna take you on,’” Sanders said in a phone interview last week. “You could either start responding

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Sanders seeks to cut $10 bln funding proposal for new NASA lunar lander

By Joey Roulette and David Shepardson; Rueters U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders asked lawmakers to delete language from a bill that would fund development of a new lunar lander for NASA, a move seen as part of the senator’s effort to nix federal funds that could go to companies owned by billionaire Jeff Bezos. The provision is part of a broad

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Sanders pressures Biden on Amazon unions: ‘The time for talk is over’

By Burgess Everett and Eleanor Mueller; Politico Bernie Sanders says Joe Biden’s the most pro-union president he’s ever seen, at least rhetorically speaking. Now he’s leaning on his 2020 primary rival to match those words with action. The Vermont senator sent Biden a Tuesday letter, obtained by POLITICO, asking the president to cut off federal contracts to Amazon until the massive

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