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Screenshot from Sanders' announcement endorsing Joe Biden on Facebook Live
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Vermont Independent Senator and former Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders endorsed former vice president Joe Biden for the presidential nomination on Monday. The question now for Democrats eager to defeat President Trump is whether Sanders’ supporters will follow his lead.

Sanders Endorses Biden

Apr 13, 2020
Screenshot from Sanders' announcement endorsing Joe Biden on Facebook Live
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Vermont Independent Senator Bernie Sanders, who ended his presidential campaign last week, is endorsing Joe Biden for the Democratic nomination.

Screenshot of Bernie Sanders' webstream as he announces suspension of 2020 presidential campaign
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Vermont U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders suspended his second bid for the White House this morning. The presidential candidates have been forced to campaign online in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, but that is not the reason Sanders gave for giving up his run for the Democratic nomination.

It seems likely that the winner of November’s presidential election will be a white man.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Sean Patrick Maloney, a Democrat from the 18th district, wraps up his conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

Bernie Sanders speaks at Super Tuesday rally in Vermont
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Former Vice President Joe Biden had another big night on Big Tuesday — a week after his Super Tuesday victories. Now, some pundits say Democratic Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders can’t win enough delegates to win the nomination and should withdraw.  But early Wednesday afternoon, the Vermont Senator made it clear he is staying in the race and will debate Biden this weekend.

Bernie Sanders speaks at Super Tuesday rally in Vermont
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Vermont U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders held a Super Tuesday rally in his home state, but overall the elections were a mixed result for the presidential hopeful. The Champlain Valley Expo, one of the largest indoor venues in the state, was filled with supporters hoping he maintained his frontrunner status after 14 states and American Samoa voted in primaries.

Senator Bernie Sanders speaks at a campaign rally in Springfield
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Democratic presidential front-runner Bernie Sanders is making a big push for votes in Massachusetts ahead of the state’s primary on Tuesday. 

Two candidates lead the pack about two months before New York's Democratic presidential primary.

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders (file)
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Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders says a victory in the New Hampshire primary would put him on a path to capture the Democratic presidential nomination.

Senator Bernie Sanders at Our Revolution launch
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Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, who is seeking the Democratic nomination for president, released letters from three physicians on Monday that say he is fit to serve in the nation’s highest office.

Senator Bernie Sanders at Our Revolution launch
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Later this month, Senator Bernie Sanders will rally in Vermont for the first time in his 2020 presidential campaign.

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Bernie 2016

Three strategists who worked on Senator Bernie Sanders' 2016 presidential bid say they will not join Sanders' 2020 campaign.

Senator Bernie Sanders (file photo)
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Vermont Independent Senator Bernie Sanders announced this morning that he is running for president for a second time. In 2016, he was the upstart challenger to Hillary Clinton. But this time there is a large field of Democrats entering the race and many support the same policies that brought Sanders into the limelight. Vermont political observers caution that this race will be more challenging for Sanders.

Bernie Sanders  (file photo)
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Vermont U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders has officially entered the 2020 race for president, taking a second shot at the White House.

Senator Bernie Sanders delivers keynote at Sanders Institute Gathering
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Progressive and liberal thinkers from around the world are in Burlington, Vermont this weekend to discuss issues and find practical ways to move forward. Many of the people at this first conference organized by the Sanders Institute attended the opening reception Thursday evening to hear the keynote speech from Independent Senator Bernie Sanders.

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Bernie 2016

An institute founded by relatives of Vermont's independent U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders will host a conference of like-minded thinkers in Burlington that will focus on issues like health care, the climate and workers' rights.

Senator Bernie Sanders
U.S. Senate

Vermont's independent U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders cruised to re-election to his third term in the Senate Tuesday easily defeating a little known candidate.

Independent Bernie Sanders (left) and Republican Lawrence Zupan
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Independent U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders and his Republican challenger are offering Vermonters stark choices when they go to the polls next week.

Senator Bernie Sanders speaks to University of Vermont students 9/24/18
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U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders was on the University of Vermont campus Monday to talk to students about climate change.  WAMC North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley spoke with the Independent about federal issues following his speech.  Attention in Washington is focused on whether Judge Brett Kavanaugh should be approved as a U.S. Supreme Court Justice in the wake of allegations of sexual misconduct, which Kavanaugh denies. Senator Sanders agrees with many Democrats that an FBI investigation is warranted.

Senator Bernie Sanders speaks at UVM Rally for Climate Action
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University of Vermont students held a rally for climate action Monday.

Bernie Sanders at Vermont rally 3-1-16
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Independent U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders has won Vermont's Democratic Senate primary but is expected to turn down the nomination and support the state's Democratic candidates, as is his practice.

Senator Bernie Sanders
U.S. Senate

Last week, U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders filed petitions in Vermont to run for his third term.  The independent began his political career in 1981 as mayor of Burlington, served 16 years in the U.S. House and has been in the national spotlight since running for president in 2016.  On Wednesday he appeared on the Daily 202 Live, a program produced by the Washington Post, to discuss policy and politics.

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Bernie 2016

Independent U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont announced on Monday that he's running for re-election this fall.

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Bernie 2016

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders added his voice to those criticizing President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the international nuclear accord with Iran.

Inequality In America slate
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Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders moderated a town hall on Inequality in America Monday evening.  He brought together outspoken advocates to discuss what they see as the decline of the middle class and risks of an oligarchy, and offer potential solutions.

Sanders' presidential campaign sign
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Bernie Sanders' 2016 presidential campaign has paid a $14,500 civil penalty to the Federal Election Commission to settle a complaint the campaign improperly accepted the services of volunteers from Australia.

Levi Sanders For Congress Facebook Page

Bernie Sanders’ son is hoping to join his father in Congress.  Levi Sanders became the eighth Democrat in the race for New Hampshire’s 1st House district seat. The candidates are hoping to replace retiring Democratic Representative Carol Shea-Porter.  The seat is one of the most competitive in the nation. Sanders shares much of his political platform with father, the independent Senator from neighboring Vermont.

This has been a National Day of Action for critics of the North American Free Trade Agreement or NAFTA. The critics, which include federal representatives from the region, want the current closed door renegotiations of the trade pact between the U.S., Canada and Mexico to be opened and are calling for labor-friendly provisions.

Senator Bernie Sanders holds student meeting on opioids and addiction at Burlington High School
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Vermont Independent Senator Bernie Sanders held a student town meeting at Burlington High School late last week to discuss the addiction and opioid crisis.

Senator Angus King (left) and Senator Bernie Sanders
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Maine Senator Angus King says he's not interested in a potential request that he join the Democratic Party. The offer has also been extended to Vermont’s Independent Senator.

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