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Bernie Sanders: I’m Skipping Netanyahu’s Speech To Congress

Liberal Sen. Bernie Sanders said Monday he will skip Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s address to a joint meeting of Congress early next month, arguing that President Barack Obama should have been consulted before the invitation was extended.

02/09/2015

Bernie Sanders Talking

Bernie Sanders: I’ll Decide By March Whether To Run For President

Vermont independent Sen. Bernie Sanders says he’ll decide by March whether to launch a 2016 presidential campaign and, if so, whether he’ll seek the Democratic nomination. Either way, Sanders says he wouldn’t run just to nudge the debate to the left.

12/26/2014

Sen. Tom Coburn speaks about veterans while flanked by Sen. Jeff Flake, Sen. John McCain and Sen. Richard Burr, during a news conference on Capitol Hill, on June 3, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Hopes Fade Senators Could Quickly Craft Bill To Help Vets Facing Long Appointment Waits At VA Hospitals

Hopes faded late Wednesday that key senators could quickly craft a compromise bill that would help veterans facing long appointment waits at veterans hospitals and make it easier to fire administrators who covered up the delays.

06/05/2014

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Sen. Sanders: ‘I Think Some People May Be Cooking The Books’ At VA Hospitals

The chairmen of House and Senate Veterans Affairs Committees on Sunday decried long waits and backlogs at the nations VA hospitals but stopped short of calling for the resignation of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki.

05/26/2014

File photo of Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Sen. Sanders: NSA Is ‘Out Of Control’

Vermont’s two United States senators are applauding a federal judge’s ruling that says the National Security Agency’s bulk collection of Americans’ telephone records likely violates the U.S. Constitution’s ban on unreasonable searches.

12/17/2013

President Barack Obama speaks during a concert in honor of Memphis Soul music in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., on April 9, 2013, as part of the "In Performance at the White House" series. (credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Supporter: ‘This Is Not What I Expected From Him’

Liberal lawmakers from Congress and a coalition of like-minded groups rallied outside the White House on Tuesday, voicing frustration at the Democratic president they say has let them down by proposing cuts to Medicare and Social Security.

04/10/2013

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., the longest-serving independent in congressional history, said he’s taking a serious look at a 2016 run for president, and brushed aside talk of Hillary Clinton as secondary to the real problems facing America’s middle class, including a growing gap in wealth inequality.   (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Veterans Fight White House On ‘Especially Absurd’ Cuts To Disability Benefits

Veterans groups are rallying to fight any proposal to change disability payments as the federal government attempts to address its long-term debt problem. They say they’ve sacrificed already.

04/01/2013