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Why the Washington Post’s Attack on Bernie Sanders Is Bunk

The Washington Post just ran an attack on Bernie Sanders that distorts not only what he’s saying and seeking but also the basic choices that lie before the nation. Sanders, writes the Post’s David Fahrenthold, “is not just a big-spending liberal. And his agenda is not just about money. It’s also about control.”

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How a team of Obama veterans helped Bernie Sanders pull in a record number of donations

On the last Tuesday in September, an important deadline loomed for the men and women who would be president. The Federal Election Commission requires those running for office to report how much their campaigns have raised each quarter, and the last-minute fundraising appeals that ensue often reach a dramatic pitch as politicians seek to raise a figure that proves they have staying power.

20,000 people came to see Bernie Sanders in Boston. Why aren’t we talking more about it?

20,000 people came to see Bernie Sanders in Boston. Why aren’t we talking more about it?

Eight years ago, 10,000 people packed Boston Common to see then-presidential candidate Barack Obama. On Saturday, twice that number turned out at the Boston Convention Center to hear Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders speak.

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Bernie Sanders, the Socialist Mayor

In 1985, when Bernie Sanders was in his second term as mayor of Burlington, Vermont, a writer named Russell Banks published his breakthrough novel, Continental Drift. It would earn Banks the John Dos Passos Prize, and make him a finalist for the Pulitzer for fiction. Sometime after the book came out, Banks accepted an assignment to profile the self-described socialist mayor. He followed Sanders around the city, watched him interact with constituents, and recorded his candid views. He produced a remarkable and compelling portrait of a distinctive politician, but it never found its way into print. Instead, it was filed away for three decades. With Sanders leading in the polls in New Hampshire, though, we now offer it to our readers, as a look at the senator before he became a national figure.

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Joe Biden: ‘I’m no Bernie Sanders’ on economic populism

Washington (CNN) Vice President Joe Biden drew a distinction with his potential Democratic presidential rival Bernie Sanders on Thursday, portraying himself as more of a “realist” than Sanders, who he called a “populist.”

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Bernie Sanders’s Campaign, Hitting Fund-Raising Milestone, Broadens Focus

BURLINGTON, Vt. — Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont still flies coach to his campaign events, sometimes taking the middle seat. He has not run any commercials, instead saving his money for a news media blitz this winter in Iowa, New Hampshire and the Super Tuesday states. His aides are only now preparing to conduct polls, to the consternation of some Sanders advisers who have hungered for data on his political challenges, like courting black and Hispanic voters.

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Bernie Sanders Sounds Like a Republican

It’s not particularly noteworthy that a presidential candidate should go to Liberty University, a conservative evangelical college, and deliver a tough critique of President Barack Obama’s record. It is unusual when the critique is delivered by a Democratic candidate who’s challenging Hillary Clinton from the left. Yet that’s what Senator Bernie Sanders did on Monday.