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Hadrian Micciche20,993All of my posts today are shared from some of the people I follow. They may not have me in their circles, but I don't care. I want to see what they post and almost always find it informative and entertaining. These select few are in this circle.People who have either shared my posts, commented on them, or both, are also included. These are people who have engaged with my content and are likely to do the same for you. All of these folks are worthy of being added to your circles.Want to be added ? I don't do the typical "plus, comment, and share this circle" circle jerk. You know, of course, that folks always include themselves in a shared circle. I don't need you to indiscriminately promote me by sharing this circle. Just share or comment on any post of mine you find worthy and you'll be added to my circles. Offer void where prohibited by you posting:1. Only shares of other people's posts. I need to see original content, please.2. Blind links AKA link litter -- that is, not providing any commentary with your posts.3. Too many cat pictures -- if only done sparingly and other posts are informative and entertaining, no problemo.4. Too many pictures of your lunch, your overstarched shorts, or other inanities. That's what Facebook is for. :)5. Too many memes.6. Too many cat pictures. 7. Too many cat pictures.(Did I mention cat pictures?)8. Slurs or slander about LGBT folk, racism, sexism...9. Mistaking your fears for reality.10. Mistaking reality as a left-wing conspiracy.Yes, I'm a picky SOB --  but know this. None of the people in this circle do any of that stuff. Want to add people who have been vetted, have engaging content, and will engage with yours? Add this circle. 2014-07-13 16:53:56216222CC G+
Tim Mi0Another great circle shared with me by an amazing G+'er!!This circle will add great, amazing, wonderful, and awesome content to you feed plus your page will receive massive engagement and ppplllluuuussss OnEs!!!   Welcome to +circle your circle with circles!!!!!  :DBoost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - include me in your circles2 - Click add people and create your circle3 - share the circle (include yourself)4 - add +1 to the postMore you share more you get!#circle   #sharedcircles   #sharecircleoftheday   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circles   #fashion   #fashionblogger   #fashionblog   #pinterest   #pictures   #fashionstyle   #photography   #photo   #photographer   #photooftheday   #photooftheweek2014-05-09 07:57:5450113915CC G+
Hadrian Micciche20,273In this Circle: EngagersWhat are the most annoying platitudes? There’s no "I" in Team? Good things come to those who wait? It was meant to be? Time heals all wounds?Who are the people worth circling? These people. Why? Because everything happens for a reason. No wait, thats not it. Let's try again.They post interesting, original content. They share and comment on mine. They are likely to do the same with yours. Engagers and in my circles. They can be in yours too.As a platitudinous man once said: Listening is hearing with insights. Don't just hear but listen and connect!  Ugg.Use the circle. Share it. Be platitude free.2014-05-09 02:26:2720482114CC G+
Andrea Orselli5,603Hi! Here is my circle. Please click "ADD PEOPLE" button to add the whole circle and help increase each others connection. +1 and share will be greatly appreciated.#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #wanttobecircled #addmetoyourcircles #public #publiccircle #sharedcircles    #sharedcircle #morefollowers #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedpublicircles #sharedcircle #photography #photographer #bestphotographer #topphotographer #AddCircle #FindCircles #awesome #AwesomePeople #AwesomeCircle #addmetoyourcircles #addcircle #addpeople #circlemeup #circlesdiscovery #circleshare #circlesharing #publiccircle    #publicsharedcircles #SharedCircles #weeklyreview #sharedcircle    #topsharedcircl2014-04-30 20:05:53443426CC G+
Correa Mirti0This is a group of individuals that has personally shared four of my best circle sharing circles in the last month (or so).  They also include a mix of new circle sharers and some that are just trying to learn it for the first time. :) :) :0)They are individuals, to a large degree, that are very interested in not just circle sharing (which is great), but also engaging with you in a meaningful way (which is awesome)!!!Guidelines for Core Multipliers- Share the circle to stay in the circle- Have some fun!- If you are new and want in the circle, share the circle.This is a great group.  Enjoy this circle and have an awesome Thursday!*if you were somehow missed/ not included in the circle, please let me know and it will be corrected on the next share. My apologies ahead of time! :)**For those coming from multiplying circle, we are not inviting new folks here, you can privately message them or ping them when you share the circle on your public feed. Thanks!#corecircle #multiplyingcircle #coremultipliers #sharedcircles #circleshare #bestsharedcircle   #circleshare   #sharedcircles   #circleoftheday   #CircleQueen   #CircleMaster   #GPlusList   #Circle   #Circleshare   #Circlesharing   #PublicSharedCircles2014-04-12 10:20:445016010CC G+
Константин Вишневский44,825Circle of the Most Active Users of Google+A Very Social CircleКруг наиболее активных пользователей Google+Если вы поделились этим кругом вчера, вы находитесь в нем сегодня. Если вы разделяете его с друзьями сегодня, вы будете в нем и завтра.If you shared this circle yesterday, you are in it today. If you share today, you'll be in tomorrow2014-02-12 15:12:36462483276CC G+
Mikhail Petrovsky76,199Good morning / evening to all.This is a Social Circle of interesting people with an active lifestyle in Google+Это социальный круг общения интересных людей с активной жизненной позицией в Google+You'll love this circle. Photographers, artists and other interesting people!Вам понравится этот круг, добавьте его себе. Фотографы, художники и другие интересные люди!#EarthMyMother #ForFriends #photo2014-01-15 08:21:34499531881CC G+
Artur Mashnich43,991A Very Social CircleCircle of the Most Active Users of Google+Круг наиболее активных пользователей Google+Если вы поделились этим кругом вчера, вы находитесь в нем сегодня. Если вы разделяете его с друзьями сегодня, вы будете в нем и завтра.If you shared this circle yesterday, you are in it today. If you share today, you'll be in tomorrow.#Forfriends  2014-01-11 14:37:57478411671CC G+
Mikhail Petrovsky73,777This is a Social Circle of interesting people with an active lifestyle in Google+Это социальный круг общения интересных людей с активной жизненной позицией в Google+You'll love this circle. Photographers, artists and other interesting people!Вам понравится этот круг, добавьте его себе. Фотографы, художники и другие интересные люди!#EarthMyMother #ForFriends #photo2013-12-29 11:02:20500341261CC G+
Константин Вишневский39,554Circle of people, with active life position in Google+Simple To be added PLUS the post Share the post and Add the circle. Once you have done this let me know in the commentsКруг людей с активной жизненной позицией в Гугле+Просто быть добавлены PLUS сообщению Share пост и добавить круг. После того как вы сделали это, дайте мне знать в комментарияхIf you agree that this is a great circle, please re-share!2013-12-29 06:03:17464422473CC G+
Vladimir Samsonov23,304Good morning/evening to all. You'll love this circle. Photographers, artists and other interesting people!Вам понравится этот круг, добавьте его себе. Фотографы, художники и другие интересные люди!Это социальный круг This is a Social Circle#ForFriends #photo #EarthMyMother2013-12-06 16:35:11468684386CC G+
Константин Вишневский35,785Circle of people, with active life position in Google+Simple To be added PLUS the post Share the post and Add the circle. Once you have done this let me know in the commentsКруг людей с активной жизненной позицией в Гугле+Просто быть добавлены PLUS сообщению Share пост и добавить круг. После того как вы сделали это, дайте мне знать в комментарияхIf you agree that this is a great circle, please re-share!#ForFriends #photo #EarthMyMother2013-11-24 15:07:31464422170CC G+
Fabian Weiland455#sharedcircles #sharedcircle #health #fitness  2013-10-25 07:43:55493101019CC G+
matt vovakiss6,543Master Circle of Pluss'ers and a Few Others. A bunch of #new faces in here, along with a bunch of old friends.In this circle you will find great #pictures , posts, and connections. All #active #users contained within.The #best daily dose of G+ you can get on the net, right here!You know what to do #plus1 , #add , and #share . #sharedcircles #maximpact #maximumsharing #experimental #expert #masterclass #hashtagspam  2013-10-08 13:37:16420727572CC G+
Fabian Weiland173#sharedcircles #sharedcircle #health #fitness2013-09-17 14:33:03500171019CC G+
Till Hansmeier901For all of those who are interested in medicine and health! #sharedcircle #circle #medicinecircle #health #circleshare  2013-09-17 12:06:5250116921CC G+
Maria Rodrig971Gain Followers in the Fitness Arena!This is a public circle of fitness lovers that would like to be circled in order to discover new people who like  fitness and to gain more followers, if you would like to be included so that you too can obtain new followers please follow these steps.     1. Share the circle publicly.     2. Add these persons/pages to your circles     3. Plus this post and request to be added to this circle by commenting below.#Circle #Circles #Public #PublicCircle #CircleShare #CircleSharing #SharePublicCircle #circleoftheday #publicsharedcircles #publiccirclesproject #sharedcircleoftheday #1000newfollowers #addmetoyourcircles #sharedcircles     #sharedpubliccircles #Health #WeightLoss #fatloss, #health  #exercise #fitness #health #wellness #nutrition #supplements #aging #sharedcircle #followers2013-09-13 00:15:41501222629CC G+
Andrea Orselli2,146SHARE YOUR CIRCLES COMMUNITY CIRCLE 8.26.13Welcome to  this new circle which has members of the Share Your Circle Community.  This is a great place to Find and Add Circles#circleoftheday   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlesharingforthepeopleplc   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles   #sharedpublicircles   #circle   #circles   #circlemeup   #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle   #circleme   #sharedpoint   #sharewithyou     #ShareYourCircle2013-08-27 21:11:4545714415CC G+
matt vovakiss6,543Appreciation Circle Non Deadbeat Zone EditionAll of the best of G+ in this circle. Strong enough to put up with all my posts. Love you all my friends. Special thanks to +Christine DeGraff for bringing me so many new friends and taking over +Circle Master for me. #love   #peace   #openhouse   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #topcircles   #bestcircles   #sharedcircles   #friends   #activeusers   2013-08-26 03:45:0442015293115CC G+
Brian Wolfe22,328I haven't shared a circle in a long time. Maybe too long.Anyways.. Here is the circle that my browser spends the most time on.   Just in case I become a petulant child and walk away (not that I'm planning on doing so , just in case.)2013-08-22 05:36:251941335CC G+
Eric magaw1,512Circle sharing is fun. Let's do this;)#Erockacircle#Reshare2013-07-29 16:20:40500005CC G+
Andrey Mashnich84,676Circle of interesting and active people in Google+ -  Круг интересных и активных людей в Google+#EarthMyMother #photo #ForFriends  2013-07-11 15:46:12496351761CC G+
Daniel Harrington26,898SuperCircle - Engaging and Interactive - Thanks for sharing! #sharedcircles   #circlesharing   #publiccircles   #circleoftheday  2012-12-20 14:58:02478547CC G+
matt vovakiss0Maximum SHARE! #1I pulled 499 #random #people from my #circles . All #awesome people, they have to be... I have them #circled , :D Please Add and #reshare . #circleshare #circlesharing #circles #circleoftheday #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #sharepubliccircle #maximpact  2012-12-15 18:52:13500203029CC G+
Rob Salzman16,138Time to share again.  This circle contains my primary news feeds.  This is the circle I start and end my day with.  If you want a vast amount of interesting, compelling content, you couldn't do much better then including is circle. 2012-12-14 17:12:23125114CC G+
matt vovakiss0#experimental #appreciation #circle About 230 people got in this circle as I used to do it; by #plus 1'ing, #commenting , or #interacting with me. I topped the circle off with 70 of the #most #relevant #googleplus #users from my circle #page . #All these #people are worth #following , #great #friends with #interesting #posts . I #hope #you can #enjoy this #circleshare and the #people in it as #much as I do. #love   #peace and #happiness .2012-12-04 20:58:06300172629CC G+
Danial Hallock (Kysimir)4,130The Three HundredRough DraftA few weeks ago I posted a rather lengthy post about how I was changing my #circlemanagement  strategy from purpose based to engagement based (http://goo.gl/kqE8h).  This is the first rough draft of that circle, minus a few ninjas that prefer not to be shared out.  As such, the landscape of this circle will change drastically over the next few months; but I wanted to give the people who are following this circle a glimpse of what to expect.  As always, If you're notified you're in it. If you're in it, why not recommend a few people for me to circle up, or share the circle out with your stream? :D #thethreehundred   #circleshare   #sharingiscaring  2012-10-22 15:52:142971201281CC G+
Rob Salzman12,186This is a circle of the 89 people who are my primary stream - these people are the ones I read first.  They are intensely good.  Fair warning - they mostly share my lefty type values.    2012-10-08 04:43:26904210CC G+
Alister Macintyre9,520Here is my circle of people who like to (and have demonstrated capability of) having a civilized conversation about Current Events from a Progressive point of view.2012-09-11 06:05:57252533CC G+
matt vovakiss6,397#AWESOME people dude. :p2012-08-20 04:19:13191803CC G+
Jeff Cline0Here is my circle, could you share yours with me? 2012-07-05 23:33:31500002CC G+
Joe Martinez26,875Best People to Circle on Google+ Part 2This is the 2nd circle of amazing people and brand pages to add to your Google+ circles! Know of other amazing people I should add to this circle? Let me know in the comments below! This circle includes people like +Mitch Hayes, +Colin Lovett, +Tessie L'Amour, +Johnny Roquemore, +Amanda Spurlock, +Jason ON, +Mark Bruce, +Naren Mangtani, +Ward Plunet, +Tom Rolfson, +Mellie B, +Nate Jay, +Daniel Ibanez, +Brian Matiash, +Rich Pollett, +Maria Bartiromo, +Matt Uebel, +Mari Thomas, +Kim Flowers, +2012-07-02 01:53:32442442033CC G+
Danial Hallock (Kysimir)0Teach Me SomethingI briefly alluded to my recent change in how I manage my circles and my reduction from twelve circles to seven (http://goo.gl/ZObSz).  This is the first of three shares that will include a vetted group of individuals that excel in the Google Plus experience in some way.These particular individuals excel at, you guessed it, teaching me something.  There's nearly one hundred plussers here, all of whom post once a week (or more), so while not every single post is educational, you're going to walk away from this stream knowing more than you did walking in.They're all in one circle, but they're not all from one background.  +Paula Jones, for example, excels at teaching us about the #politics  and societal issues of American life.  Meanwhile, +Joshua Tenner is a #paleo  enthusiast and +Kristjan Gunnarsson maintains a #fitness  and #nutrition  blog.  That's just to name a few, there are a few biologists, astronomers, tech giants, philosophers, and just all around smart people.  So if you're looking to spice up your Google Plus experience with a game of educational Russian Roulette, then pick up this circle!  For some more highly educational posters, check out my No Name Needed circle: http://goo.gl/p8yri #sharingiscaring   #circleshare  2012-06-23 12:58:329418119CC G+
John Doe1,398Infinite Circle... it is forever growing and full of #awesome  people2012-06-15 17:22:25500437CC G+
Alister Macintyre7,220My copy, of this circle of people interested in our Economy and how come it is in a mess, is over 600 people, but I can only share 500.  Some day, I will split the people here into smaller circles of secondary interests, or maybe installments.2012-06-15 03:15:52501314CC G+
Michael C.0This circle " THC " is a circle I put together for people interested in the legalization of marijuana . Whether it be for medical reasons , or you just advocate the use of marijuana for relaxation , share with friends , or maybe you are looking for a contact to advocate ,get info on marches , rally's e.t.c.2012-05-31 09:55:14500000CC G+
Joe Martinez25,016Best of the Best People to Follow on Google+ Circle #2A few weeks ago I shared the first circle of amazing people to follow on Google+ and now as promised here is the 2nd circle! These are some of the best posters out there on Google+ so make sure to add the circle if you want more outstanding content in your stream! Also feel to share as well! Some of the amazing people included in this circle are: +Jeremy Hall, +Farran Lee, +Tracie Smalls, +Elle Gray, +Tom Rolfson, +Siegfried Hirsch, +Marvin Chow, +Dalai Lama, +Mona Nomura, +Victor Bezrukov, +Adam Sandler, +David Greene, +Johnny Roquemore, +Richard Branson, +Natascha Otero, +Boris Gorelik, +Vince BadPanda Herrera, +Anthony Dash, +2012-05-15 06:44:45415391936CC G+
Kristl „Kay or K“ Huffman3,217Beat-the-Humpday-Blues circle share! I don't usually share circles, but I thought this might be a good one to share. This circle is pretty eclectic, but it is full of those who inspire me on a daily basis. It includes folks and pages that are from an assortment of genres: tech/geek, music, photography, SPACE/science, conservationists/environmentalists, certain modes of thought.Hope you enjoy! #circleshare #circlesharing2012-03-28 13:20:37121004CC G+
matt vovakiss2,415So far this is what I got for a good shared Circle.2012-03-16 23:37:041001054CC G+
Joe Martinez19,571Best of the Best Google+ People to Follow - Version 11What better day to share this circle than on Leap Day?! :P Please feel free to share and add this circle! This circle is perfect to add if you are new to Google+ or are looking for more engaging and interesting people to follow on here! You'll find something for everyone here. You have some heavy hitters like +Chris Pirillo, +Michelle Marie, +Daria Musk, +Robert Scoble, +Tom Anderson, +Lamarr Wilson, +Alida Brandenburg, +Chee Chew, +Lisa Bettany, +Mike Elgan, +Michael Mozart, +Felicia Day, +Wil Wheaton, +Gary Whitta, +Trey Ratcliff, +Veronica Belmont, +Dalai Lama, +Natalie Villalobos, +2012-02-29 22:31:00501471744CC G+
Andrew Hartwell1,189My G+ Left Wing Politics CircleI shared my right wing politics circle the other day, so I may as well share my leftist circle as well. Democrats, liberals, socialists, even a few anarchists: you'll find them all here. Lots of folks sharing interesting things, check it out! And I'm always trying to expand my G+ political circles, so let me know if you want to be included!2012-02-14 02:18:42501312CC G+
Hacker News Circle5,697Part 3/3 (Remember to add all of them) Notice: Google+ Shared Circles are snapshots and you must manually re-add from this circle in order to update your circle with new users. Automatically generated from http://hngp.axxim.net/ (Go there to add yourself to the circle) at 01/29/2012 at 12:00pm EST Made by antimatter15 https://plus.google.com/116347431032639424492/aboutSource code (Github): https://github.com/antimatter15/autocircle2012-01-29 17:00:114652733CC G+
Hacker News Circle5,679Part 3/3 (Remember to add all of them) Notice: Google+ Shared Circles are snapshots and you must manually re-add from this circle in order to update your circle with new users. Automatically generated from http://hngp.axxim.net/ (Go there to add yourself to the circle) at 01/23/2012 at 12:00pm EST Made by antimatter15 https://plus.google.com/116347431032639424492/aboutSource code (Github): https://github.com/antimatter15/autocircle2012-01-23 17:00:08423322CC G+
Mitchel Rodwell0+Duncan Hayes , +Hanii Leigh this is a big circle, which I call "Political". You'll find people with strong political views here, as well as political news and people who care about politics. I'd advise you add one or the other out of this and my other circle, "Intellectual" because they're both pretty big and I don't want to give you guys too much before you're ready :)2012-01-23 13:48:07366405CC G+
Joe Martinez13,925Best of the Best Google+ People to Follow - Version 9!This is definitely a circle you would want to add if you are new to +Google+ or are looking to add more interesting and engaging people to your stream! Feel free to add or share this circle! My circle has been maxed out so I have removed all brand pages from it and created a separate circle for them! I'm still about 30 over the limit of the circle so I might have about 30 people who won't show in the shared circle. Some of the heavy hitters included are: +Casey McKinnon, +Felicia Day, +Rose McGowan, +Louis Gray, +Alida Brandenburg, +Linda Lawrey, +Lamarr Wilson, +Tom Anderson, +Scott Beale, +Kim Sherrell, +Lisa Bettany, +Chee Chew, +Wil Wheaton, +Justine Ezarik, +Sarah Hill, +Dalai Lama, +Ashley Tisdale2012-01-16 18:25:37501604771CC G+
Joe Martinez10,003Best of the Best Google+ People to Follow - Version 7!This is my circle of some the best people to follow on Google+. So if you are new or need new people to follow make sure to add this circle or feel free to share it as well! The circle has grown to over 500 people but since it only allows you to share 500 not everyone will be shown. The circle includes known greats like +Chris Pirillo, +Amanda Blain, +Trey Ratcliff, +Robert Scoble, +Liza Sperling, +Natalie Villalobos, +Vic Gundotra, +Adam Sandler, +Casey McKinnon, +Lamarr Wilson, +Dalai Lama, +Guy Kawasaki, +Wil Wheaton, +Steve Ward, +Lisa Bettany, +Jeri Ryan, +Arianna Huffington, +Dave Veffer, +2011-12-15 22:45:49501551534CC G+
Alister Macintyre43This is my Gov Celeb circle which I am re-sharing with Shared Circles on G+ page. These are people who work, or have worked, in government. Some of them are world wide famous, some are ordinary people working in government. While I have my political leanings, I also like to see what the opposition has to say.2011-11-14 03:07:4915011CC G+
Wataru Tenga0Latest Progressive Politics circle2011-11-12 11:51:482281132CC G+
Joe Martinez6,318Best of the Best Google+ People to Follow Circle+Shared Circles on G+ -- Can't find anyone interesting to follow on Google+? Are you new to Google+ but don't know who to follow and circle? Well, I did all the hard work for you and you'll be seeing great content in no time! Here are some of the best people to follow on Google+! Some All-Star favorites that are included are: +Joseph Lee, +matthew rappaport, +Bobbi Jo Woods, +Amanda Blain, +Michelle Marie, +Michael Mozart, +Liza Sperling, +Keith Barrett, +Chris Pirillo, +Robert Scoble, +Daria Musk, +Hermine Ngnomire, +Carmelyne Thompson, +Christopher Lira, +Cam Meadows, +Julie Bell, +Dan Soto, +2011-11-12 07:35:07344642532CC G+
Joe Martinez4,807Best of the Best people to follow on Google+Are you new to Google+? Don't see much content being posted in your stream? Then just add this circle! These are some of the best posters you can find on Google+ and their content will definitely entertain you for hours on end. This circle has an All-Star line up of the best Google+ posters you can find like: +Robert Scoble, +Julie Bell, +christopher rizzo, +Yonatan Zunger, +Renata Sherwin, +Stephanie Van Pelt, +Lamarr Wilson , +pio dal cin, +Cynthia Yildirim, +Keith Barrett, +Amanda Blain, +matthew rappaport, +Bobbi Jo Woods, +NicKitten St Pierre, +M Monica, +Kim Beasley, +Joltrast ., +Joseph Lee, +2011-11-02 22:01:1526922518CC G+

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2014-07-16 18:09:46 (47 comments, 81 reshares, 495 +1s)

VA Details Health Care Needs: 

The Department of Veterans Affairs needs $17.6 billion to hire 10,000 doctors, nurses and other health care providers and make other reforms in order to meet the needs of a growing number of veterans and reduce long waiting times for health care, Acting Secretary Sloan Gibson told the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs on Wednesday. Gibson was responding to a question by Sen. Bernie Sanders, the committee chairman, about what the VA needs to address a large influx of veterans needing treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury and other health care needs. Without the resources to deal with veterans returning from wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, Gibson said, “the wait times just get longer.”

Continue reading here: http://www.sanders.senate.gov/newsroom/recent-business/va-details-health-care-needs

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Today's news from Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.):

VA Nominee Confirmation Hearing: President Barack Obama's choice to lead the Veterans Affairs Department pledged Tuesday to transform the VA. At a Senate confirmation hearing, Chairman Bernie Sanders said he expected Robert McDonald to be confirmed, The New York Times and The Associated Press reported. Sanders said McDonald will be a strong advocate for veterans, according to Reuters, USA Today, Bloomberg, Military Times, The Hill and Stars and Stripes. 

Why Do You Want this Job?: After listing a litany of problems facing the VA, Sen. Sanders asked McDonald why he wants the job. “I think I can make a difference," the West Point graduate said in The Wall Street Journal. Sanders suggested jokingly that senators didn't want to say anything to scare McDonald into running out of the hearing room, The Washington Postre... more »

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Climate Change and Network News: 

Major television network Sunday programs discussed climate change more during the first half of this year than they did during all of 2013. In fact, according to Media Matters, the 65 minutes of climate change coverage so far this year is the same amount of combined coverage in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 on ABC's "This Week," CBS' "Face The Nation," NBC's "Meet The Press," and Fox's "Fox News Sunday."

Continue readingh here: http://www.sanders.senate.gov/newsroom/recent-business/climate-change-and-network-news

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2014-07-21 14:55:23 (48 comments, 30 reshares, 245 +1s)

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2014-07-21 13:21:54 (3 comments, 6 reshares, 33 +1s)

Today's news from Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.):

Veterans Health Care: The House and Senate are still trying to break a logjam over concerns about the cost of reforming the Veterans Affairs Department. The aim is to get a bill to the president before recess, National Journal reported. House Veterans' Affairs Chairman Jeff Miller said he is willing to consider a deal that is not totally offset in cost, and is hoping for some give from his Senate counterpart, Bernard Sanders, according to Congressional Quarterly. 

Tax Deserters: Corporate inversions, the practice of U.S. companies reincorporating overseas to avoid U.S. taxes, have moved from the margins of the tax code to the midterm campaigns as Democrats are attempting to put heat on Republicans. A new push from the White House last week elevated the issue and mobilized a Democratic drive for immediate legislation to tighten the... more »

2014-07-20 13:02:12 (19 comments, 7 reshares, 54 +1s)

Today's news from Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.):

Medical Mistakes: A Senate hearing Thursday on preventable deaths in hospitals “was a low-key, measured but damning two-hour exploration of how huge numbers of people needlessly die,” James Warren wrote in Sunday’s New York Daily News. “We’ve not moved the needle in any demonstrable way. We are not substantially better off than we were,” Adish Jha of the Harvard School of Public Health told a panel chaired by Sen. Bernie Sanders. She was alluding to a landmark study that concluded 100,000 hospital patients die yearly due to totally preventable medical mistakes. That was nearly 15 years ago.

Veterans: A program that allows veterans with traumatic brain injuries to receive treatment in assisted living facilities is in danger of closing down. The pilot program that expires Sept. 30. An extension was proposed by Sen. Sanders,the Senate ... more »

2014-07-19 14:39:10 (2 comments, 11 reshares, 60 +1s)

Today's news from Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.): 

Corporate Deserters: The pharmaceutical giant AbbVie agreed on Friday to buy its European rival, Shire, and reincorporate in Britain in order to cut its taxes. Sen. Bernie Sanders proposed legislation to bar companies that leave America from receiving federal contracts, The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal reported. “I have a message for these corporate deserters: You can’t be an American company only when you want corporate welfare from American taxpayers or you want lucrative contracts from the federal government,” Sanders said in the Burlington Free Press. “This is an absolute outrage. It really is,” Sanders said on WCAX-TV, which reported that Mylan Pharmaceuticals, a company with a plant in St. Albans, Vermont, is one of the latest companies to make a move merging with Abbott Laboratories and reincorporating in theNetherland... more »

2014-07-19 10:24:57 (58 comments, 15 reshares, 152 +1s)

The president is right. We’ve got to end LGBT discrimination in the workplace. Vermont did this 22 years ago when it passed one of the first state laws in the country protecting lesbian and gay workers. Congress should have acted long ago, but Republicans have blocked action. The House won’t even allow a vote on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act that the Senate passed last year. That’s why the executive order that President Obama is singing on Monday is an important step in the right direction. - Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.)

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2014-07-18 21:13:09 (53 comments, 83 reshares, 386 +1s)

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2014-07-18 12:31:23 (11 comments, 5 reshares, 36 +1s)

Today's news from Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.):

Preventable Deaths Rampant in Hospitals: Preventable medical errors in hospitals are the third leading cause of death in the United States, experts told a Senate panel chaired by Sen. Bernie Sanders on Thursday, ProPublica, The Wall Street Journal, Modern Healthcare and WVNY-TV reported. As many as 440,000 people die each year from preventable medical errors in hospitals. Sanders said the current system in hospitals as dysfunctional, profit oriented and not patient centered. 

VA Reform: Acting Secretary Sloan Gibson's funding request for $17.6 billion has complicated negotiations over the VA bill, according to Politico, Bloomberg and Cronkite News Service. Sen. Sanders said he recognizes increasing health care access for veterans comes with a “very big price tag” but argued Congress needs to allocate resources to solve theimme... more »

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2014-07-17 16:11:14 (35 comments, 57 reshares, 214 +1s)

Medical Mistakes are 3rd Leading Cause of Death in U.S.: 

Preventable medical errors in hospitals are the third leading cause of death in the United States, a Senate panel was told on Thursday. Only heart disease and cancer kill more Americans. 

Read more here: http://www.sanders.senate.gov/newsroom/medical-mistakes

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2014-07-17 12:51:46 (2 comments, 9 reshares, 45 +1s)

Today's news from Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.): 

Caring for Veterans: Fixing problems at the Department of Veterans Affairs will cost $17.6 billion over the next three years, Sloan Gibson, the acting secretary, testified on Wednesday at a Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee hearing. Sen. Bernard Sanders, the committee chairman, told The New York Times that the sums discussed by Gibson would fix underlying problems that would persist and grow worse if they are not addressed now. 

More Docs Needed: With more than 600,000 veterans still waiting at least a month for appointments and about 8,000 waiting at least four months, Sanders said there is “an immediate crisis” and asked Acting Secretary Gibson, “What are the legitimate needs?” CNN reported. The VA needs to hire 10,000 doctors, nurses and other health care providers and make other reforms in order to meet the needs of agrowing num... more »

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2014-07-16 18:09:46 (47 comments, 81 reshares, 495 +1s)

VA Details Health Care Needs: 

The Department of Veterans Affairs needs $17.6 billion to hire 10,000 doctors, nurses and other health care providers and make other reforms in order to meet the needs of a growing number of veterans and reduce long waiting times for health care, Acting Secretary Sloan Gibson told the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs on Wednesday. Gibson was responding to a question by Sen. Bernie Sanders, the committee chairman, about what the VA needs to address a large influx of veterans needing treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury and other health care needs. Without the resources to deal with veterans returning from wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, Gibson said, “the wait times just get longer.”

Continue reading here: http://www.sanders.senate.gov/newsroom/recent-business/va-details-health-care-needs

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2014-07-16 13:07:57 (13 comments, 13 reshares, 76 +1s)

Today's news from Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.):

Dark Money: Undisclosed political spending known as “dark money” threatens to fundamentally undermine American democracy as high-dollar, secret donors increasingly influence elections, Sen. Bernie Sanders told Ronan Farrow Tuesday on MSNBC. “Republicans understand what is at stake here and what they want is to have the billionaires be able to put as much money into the political process as possible and without disclosure,” Sanders said. 

Americans Overwhelm FCC Website: A Federal Communications Commission comments webpage buckled under pressure Tuesday as thousands of Americans rushed to file comments on the commission’s proposed Internet regulations. The commission extended Tuesday’s deadline until midnight Friday. Sen. Sanders joined 12 other senators in urging FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler to stop Internet providers fromcreating ‘fa... more »

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2014-07-15 22:16:54 (57 comments, 71 reshares, 363 +1s)

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2014-07-15 17:54:38 (39 comments, 100 reshares, 384 +1s)

Save Net Neutrality: http://www.sanders.senate.gov/newsroom/recent-business/save-net-neutrality-07-15-2014

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2014-07-15 13:22:38 (2 comments, 6 reshares, 43 +1s)

Today's news from Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.): 

Net Neutrality: A letter to the Federal Communications Commission signed by Sen. Bernie Sanders and others was part of what The Hill called an avalanche of net neutrality comments highlighting the passions stirred over whether Internet service providers like Comcast should be allowed to charge companies more money for quicker delivery of their movies and television shows. Sens. Sanders, Ed Markey, Chuck Schumer and Al Franken urged the FCC to protect public access to online information through a free and open Internet, National Journal reported.

Tax Carbon to Curb Global Warming: Hundreds of Citizen Climate Lobby activists from around the country converged recently in Washington, D.C., to urge members of Congress to support legislation by Sens. Barbara Boxer and Sanders to assess a fee on carbon-based fuel, the Lawrence (Kansas)... more »

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2014-07-14 17:25:19 (62 comments, 93 reshares, 437 +1s)

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2014-07-14 13:07:56 (2 comments, 5 reshares, 33 +1s)

Today's news from Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.):

Veterans: Lawmakers will have a busy week as they review reform efforts at the Veterans Affairs Department. Acting VA Secretary Sloan Gibson will testify Wednesday before the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee, his first appearance on Capitol Hill since scandals over falsified patient wait times forced former Secretary Eric Shinseki to resign in May. The hearings could inform negotiators trying to hammer out a conference bill. President Obama’s nominee for VA secretary, Robert McDonald, will continue meeting with senators ahead of his confirmation hearing. McDonald last week sat down with a handful of lawmakers, including Senate VA panel Chairman Bernie Sanders, who came away impressed by his qualifications, The Hill reported. 

Corporate Democrats: “The trend since the 1980s has been economic/environmental decline alongside thesolidi... more »

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2014-07-13 17:49:42 (67 comments, 22 reshares, 136 +1s)

Tell Bernie your ideas here: http://www.sanders.senate.gov/newsroom/recent-business/we-need-a-political-revolution

The status of American democracy is frighteningly dismal. 

In the coming November elections, it is estimated that 60 percent of Americans will not vote. Worse, 70-80 percent of those hurting most economically, low and moderate income workers, will not be participating in the election.

Further, political consciousness in this country is extremely low, with most people not knowing who their member of Congress is or which political political parties control the U.S. House and U.S. Senate.

Meanwhile, while tens of millions of American workers have given up on the political process and no longer see government as relevant to their lives, the billionaire class is more active politically than ever before. As a result of the disastrous Citizens United... more »

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2014-07-13 13:13:09 (9 comments, 8 reshares, 45 +1s)

Today's news from Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.): 

Land Mines: Sen. Patrick Leahy has pushed for years for the United States to join an international land mine treaty. The White House recently signaled that the U.S. would no longer produce or acquire land mines, but the Obama administration stopped short of saying it would sign the treaty. In the Senate, Leahy got 68 Senate signatures on a 2010 letter imploring Obama to join the convention. “Senator Leahy has been the most forceful and clearest voice in America and a leader internationally in urging the United States to join 161 other countries that have signed a treaty outlawing land mines,” said Sen. Bernard Sanders, who signed the 2010 letter. “Vermonters should be proud that Senator Leahy has pushed our country in the right direction,” Sanders told the Rutland Herald and Times Argus. 

Israel Deploys Troops in Gaza:Israel br... more »

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2014-07-12 12:44:03 (5 comments, 2 reshares, 42 +1s)

Today's news from Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.): 

Patchwork Plans Emerge for Roads: Rival stopgap measure to boost a rapidly dwindling transportation trust fund are gaining traction in Congress. Instead of raising new revenue, the House would extend expiring customs fees on importers, transfer money from a fund for leaking underground storage tanks and change rules on private pension contributions. The Senate uses those provisions, but scales back pension changes in favor of better compliance with existing tax laws. Sen. Bernard Sanders, speaking Thursday on the Vermont PBS show “Report from Washington,” called it “insanity” that congressional Republicans refuse to consider raising revenue to shore up the highway fund. “So this is pretty crazy,” he added in the Times Argus and Rutland Herald. “These Republicans are obstructing, obstructing, obstructing.”

HighwayTrust Fund: Pass... more »

2014-07-11 20:04:42 (3 comments, 2 reshares, 38 +1s)

The Week in Review: 

“He is not intimidated by well-dressed people with, you know, $2-, $3,000 suits. That’s not Bernie. And that’s not us either,” Randy Meade, a dairy farmer in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom, explained to NPR’s Ailsa Chang. Her report about Vermonters’ views on Sen. Bernie Sanders aired Thursday on “Morning Edition.” That evening, Sanders was on Vermont PBS’ “Report from Washington.” He took questions for an hour on topics ranging from how Republicans have put thousands of road construction jobs in jeopardy to his meeting on Tuesday with Robert McDonald, President Barack Obama’s pick to head the VA.

Continue reading here: http://www.sanders.senate.gov/newsroom/recent-business/the-week-in-review-071114 

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2014-07-11 16:53:39 (39 comments, 94 reshares, 376 +1s)

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2014-07-11 12:39:27 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 34 +1s)

Today's news from Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.):

IBM: “Clearly this is a very frightening situation,” Sen. Bernie Sanders said Thursday on Vermont PBS in response to reports that IBM may sell off its Vermont operations that employ some 4,000 workers. State officials have worked to make IBM and a company rumored to be buying its microelectronics division aware that Vermont wants to keep the business in the state. Vermont's congressional delegation efforts go back decades. Sanders played a role in securing for the IBM campus a $3 million solar test center funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, the Burlington Free Press reported. 

Health Centers: The Department of Health and Human Services announced $100 million in funding for 150 new community health centers. Sen. Bernie Sanders has launched an early effort to renew and boost health center funding through 2020, Roll Callrepo... more »

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2014-07-10 15:20:44 (127 comments, 24 reshares, 218 +1s)

Why We Need a Carbon Tax - Sen. Bernie Sanders: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rep-bernie-sanders/why-we-need-a-carbon-tax_b_5571408.html

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2014-07-10 13:19:54 (4 comments, 5 reshares, 36 +1s)

Today's news from Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.): 

Sanders and the Suits: Trouble at the Department of Veterans Affairs has put a spotlight on Sen. Sanders, the veterans committee chairman. When Sanders first ran for office in the 1970s, he barely got 2 percent of the vote. Now he’s thinking about running for president. To understand why he is so popular, National Public Radio went to the most conservative and poorest part of Vermont, the Northeast Kingdom, where one dairy farmer said he and Sanders don’t agree on everything but he always votes for Sanders because the senator “is not intimidated by well-dressed people with, you know, $2,000 or $3,000 suits. That’s not Bernie. And that’s not us either.” 

VA Nominee Praised by Sanders: Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee Chairman Sanders voiced support Wednesday for President Barack Obama’s pick for secretary of theDepartment of Vet... more »

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2014-07-09 21:25:11 (70 comments, 16 reshares, 96 +1s)

Why We Need a Carbon Tax:

“The scientific community is clear: Global warming is real and it is caused by human activity. In terms of droughts, heat waves, floods, forest fires, disease, rising sea levels and extreme weather disturbances, global warming is already causing devastating problems. The simple truth is that if we do not act boldly and quickly these problems will only get much worse in the years to come. A carbon tax must be a central part of our strategy for dramatically reducing carbon pollution,” Sen. Bernie Sanders wrote in a column posted Wednesday on The Huffington Post. “I am proud to have joined with Sen. Barbara Boxer, the chair of the environment committee in the Senate, in introducing the Climate Protection Act. Our legislation, which creates a straightforward carbon and methane fee, is the boldest carbon bill ever introduced. Now is the time to rally the American peoplein su... more »

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2014-07-09 13:20:56 (2 comments, 5 reshares, 30 +1s)

Today's news from Sen.Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.):

Immigration Emergency: Sen. Bernie Sanders and Vermont’s congressional delegation on Tuesday supported President Barack Obama’s call for $3.7 billion in emergency aid to help deal with an immigration crisis along the United States border with Mexico, Vermont Public Radio reported. Calling it “an urgent humanitarian situation, Obama sought the funds to address a surge of young migrants from Central America crossing the border into Texas. Sanders said it was imperative that the funding isn’t taken from existing refugee resettlement programs. 

Road Fund Crisis: The Vermont Agency of Transportation will have to put $100 million worth of bridge, road and rail projects on hold if Congress does not shore up the federal highway trust fund by August 1. Sen. Sanders, who serves on the Senate public works committee, said the trust fundgap coul... more »

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2014-07-08 19:38:29 (87 comments, 75 reshares, 260 +1s)

Do Republicans Want America to Become a Third World Country? 

The federal Highway Trust Fund is expected to go broke in early August unless Congress comes up with a new source of revenue to augment the federal gasoline tax. If the fund dries up, road and bridge construction projects could be put on hold across the country during the peak of the summer construction season. Altogether, an estimated 112,000 construction projects could be cancelled and 700,000 jobs lost. The Vermont Transportation Agency already has announced that it is poised to delay 38 bridge, rail and road projects.

Continue reading here: http://www.sanders.senate.gov/newsroom/recent-business/do-republicans-want-america-to-become-a-third-world-country

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2014-07-08 13:30:46 (88 comments, 15 reshares, 69 +1s)

Today's news from Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.):

Higher Wages for Working People Boost the Economy: States where the minimum wage increased this year have experienced higher average job growth than states that did not change their wage laws, according to a new study. Sen. Bernie Sanders said raising the minimum wage would boost pay for some 28 million Americans and stimulate the economy through increased consumer spending. “We need to raise the minimum wage to put real dollars in the hands of working people,” Sanders told the Rev. Al Sharpton during an interview on MSNBC. 

Republicans Want to Abolish the Minimum Wage: Republicans in Congress want to get rid of the minimum wage altogether. Sen. Lamar Alexander recently told Sen. Sanders at a hearing that he does not believe in the concept of minimum wage, according to The Huffington Post.  

The Kooky Koch Brothers:Sen. ... more »

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2014-07-07 13:15:34 (16 comments, 11 reshares, 45 +1s)

Today's news from Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.):

Declaration of Independence: “While the very rich become richer, the poor become poorer and the middle class disappears … now is the time to alter our government. Now is the time to stop the movement toward oligarchy. Now is the time to create a government which represents all Americans, and not just the 1 percent,” Sen. Sanders wrote in a column for The Huffington Post. 

VA Reforms: Lawmakers involved in conference negotiations over Veterans Affairs reforms are still working to contain costs and have been consulting with the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office. Republicans have raised questions about the legitimacy of estimates that the legislation could cost as much as $50 billion a year. No formal public meetings have been scheduled and the real negotiating is expected to take place largely behind the scenes. Meantime,the Se... more »

2014-07-06 13:09:52 (7 comments, 9 reshares, 57 +1s)

Today's news from Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.): 

Independence Day: Sen. Bernie Sanders, in an Independence Day message, urged Americans to remember the “profound vision embodied in the Declaration of Independence” and to “liberate yourself from the political dominance of the wealthy.” Sanders added: “Now is the time to alter our government. Now is the time to stop the movement toward oligarchy. Now is the time to create a government which represents all Americans, not just the 1 percent,” according to The Raw Story.

VA Reform: In Congress, a bipartisan House and Senate committee met to craft legislation to change the way the nation's largest integrated health care system does business. The goal is to get a bill to President Obama this month, but it has been delayed because of the bill's potential cost. Lawmakers are hoping to reconcile elements of aHouse-approv... more »

2014-07-05 18:15:57 (15 comments, 5 reshares, 42 +1s)

Today's news from Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.): 

American Heroes: To celebrate Independence Day, The Guardian put together a list of American heroes including Bayard Rustin, the lead organizer of the 1963 march on Washington; Cesar Chavez, the farmworker organizer and one of the most respected civil rights leaders of the 20th century; and Bernie Sanders, “the longest-serving independent in U.S. congressional history, and a healthy note of plurality in a heavily two-party system.”

VA Reform: Sen. Sanders is optimistic that a comprehensive VA health care reform package will win final approval in Congress in the near future. Sanders said the proposal is needed to ensure that all veterans receive critical medical services in a timely manner. As the chairman of the Senate’s Veterans Affairs committee, Sanders has played a key role in developing a plan to deal with a crisis facingthe VA... more »

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2014-07-04 14:33:30 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 42 +1s)

Today's news from Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.):

Road Money Drying Up Vermont’s Agency of Transportation is preparing to delay 38 bridge, rail and road projects as the federal Highway Trust Fund is expected to become insolvent in early August. The U.S. Senate Finance Committee reportedly is working on a short-term financing plan to be unveiled next week when senators return from their July Fourth break, Sen. Sanders’ staff told the Burlington Free Press.

Birth Control Order Deepens Court Divide: In a decision that drew an unusually fierce dissent from the three female justices, the Supreme Court sided Thursday with religiously affiliated nonprofit groups in a clash between religious freedom and women’s rights. The decision temporarily exempts a Christian college in Illinois from part of the regulations that provide contraception coverage under the Affordable Care Act, The NewYork ... more »

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2014-07-03 16:03:06 (59 comments, 86 reshares, 323 +1s)

Poverty is a Death Sentence: http://www.sanders.senate.gov/newsroom/recent-business/poverty-is-a-death-sentence-2014

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2014-07-03 13:07:11 (16 comments, 5 reshares, 43 +1s)

Today's news from Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.):

Gas Prices Going Up: Ahead of a holiday weekend, gasoline prices are at a six-year high. Sen. Bernie Sanders blames excessive speculation in commodity markets. He introduced a bill that would require federal regulators to clamp down. “There is more supply today than there was five years ago, and less demand, so if you had a normal functioning market with supply and demand the price should go down,” Sanders told Ed Schultz during an interview Wednesday on MSNBC.

Global Warming: A new study by Regional Economics Modeling Inc. concluded that a revenue-neutral carbon fee collected on all fossil fuels would create more than 2 million jobs while reducing total emissions of greenhouse gasses that cause global warming. Sen. Sanders introduced a comprehensive climate change bill that uses a similar fee and dividend structure, SandraO’F... more »

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2014-07-02 18:53:30 (34 comments, 46 reshares, 281 +1s)

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2014-07-02 13:09:58 (20 comments, 4 reshares, 39 +1s)

Today's news from Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.):

Gas Prices Up for 4th of July: Gas prices for the long Fourth of July holiday weekend are at their highest level since before the start of the recession. Speculation in commodities markets is one factor driving the increase, said Tom Kloza, chief oil analyst at GasBuddy.com, a website that tracks prices of the fuel in real time. Sen. Bernie Sanders and Rep. Rosa DeLauro introduced legislation that would require federal regulators to stop excessive speculation in oil futures markets, the New Haven (Connecticut) Register and other McClatchy newspapers reported. Sanders is part of a growing and diverse coalition of market watchers who believe speculators are partly responsible for rising oil and gas prices, National Journal reported.

Union Workers: The Supreme Court on Monday dealt a significant blow to organized labor in a 5-4 ruling... more »

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2014-07-01 13:21:49 (18 comments, 8 reshares, 69 +1s)

Today's news from Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.):

Court Rules Against Women: “Bosses should not be able to impose their religious beliefs on their employees,” Sen. Bernie Sanders said on WPTZ-TV after the Supreme Court ruled Monday that two Christian-owned companies do not have to pay for insurance coverage for contraception. “There is no valid reason to restrict a woman's access to safe, widely-used preventive services simply because her employer does not approve,” Sanders said on WVNY-TV. Sanders, who joined a group of senators in filing a friend-of-the-court brief in the case, called the ruling “another attack on the rights of working people by the 5-4 conservative majority on the Supreme Court,” the Times Argus and Rutland Herald reported.

Court Rules Against Unions: The Supreme Court dealt a blow to organized labor on Monday by ruling that some governmentemployees d... more »

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2014-06-30 14:49:42 (161 comments, 105 reshares, 434 +1s)

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2014-06-30 13:11:55 (3 comments, 6 reshares, 38 +1s)

Today's news from Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.): 

President Obama Taps Ex P&G Exec to Lead VA: President Barack Obama plans to nominate former Proctor & Gamble executive Robert McDonald as the next Veterans Affairs secretary. Senate Veterans Affairs Committee Chairman Bernie Sanders said he looks forward to meeting with McDonald to get his views on important issues which, Sanders said, include increased funding for the VA to hire more doctors, nurses and other medical staff, The Associated Press reported. 

Chairman Sanders is ‘Neutral’ and ‘Cautious’: Sen. Sanders “offered a neutral reaction to Mr. Obama’s choice,” The New York Times reported. He “struck a neutral tone,” The Wall Street Journal said. Sanders “delivered a cautious statement on the news,” according to The Washington Post. A Fox News Radio reporter interpreted what Sanders’ statementmeans for McDonald’s conf... more »

2014-06-30 00:47:28 (21 comments, 8 reshares, 67 +1s)

Veterans Affairs: 

President Barack Obama on Monday will nominate Robert McDonald, a former Procter & Gamble executive and West Point graduate, to be secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs, the White House indicated on Sunday. “The VA needs significantly improved transparency and accountability and it needs an increased number of doctors, nurses and other medical staff so that all eligible veterans get high-quality health care in a timely manner. I look forward to meeting with Mr. McDonald next week in order to ascertain his views on these important issues,” said Sen. Bernie Sanders. He chairs the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee.

Continue reading here: http://www.sanders.senate.gov/newsroom/recent-business/veterans-affairs

2014-06-29 13:07:00 (8 comments, 3 reshares, 33 +1s)

 Today's news from Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.): 

Iraq Media Coverage is Hawkish: The New York Times is amplifying the voices of hawkish neoconservatives while failing to give voice to those who opposed the war last time or those who reject the use of force now, the public editor concluded in a Sunday column.

Obama Seeks Emergency Funds on Immigration: The Obama administration, in a dramatic escalation of its border control strategy, will seek $2 billion in emergency funds to help stem an influx of Central American women and children entering the country illegally and new measures to more quickly deport those already here, The Washington Post reported.

Continue reading here: http://www.sanders.senate.gov/newsroom/newswatch/062914

2014-06-27 19:54:37 (10 comments, 8 reshares, 49 +1s)

The Week in Review 

Are Republicans listening to warnings from scientists about global warming? While many in Congress write off climate change as a hoax, it turns out some leading Republican figures are beginning to take the problem seriously. Big Oil and Wall Street speculators used turmoil in Iraq as a bogus excuse to raise oil and gas prices. Sen. Bernie Sanders on Thursday introduced legislation to stop runaway speculation.  A Senate and House conference committee met Tuesday to try to thrash out differences in legislation to reform health care services for veterans.  Sanders chairs the Senate veterans committee. As Congress broke for a Fourth of July recess, however, he voiced frustration with members of Congress who are willing to send troops into war but balk at paying for the health care that was promised to those who fought our wars. He spoke about that and other issues on Fridaydu... more »

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2014-06-27 11:32:09 (3 comments, 2 reshares, 40 +1s)

Today's news from Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.):

Gas Prices: Sen. Bernie Sanders on Thursday introduced legislation to make federal regulators invoke emergency powers to stop speculators from taking advantage of turmoil in Iraq to drive up oil prices and make motorists pay more for gasoline, the Burlington Free Press and Los Angeles Times reported. “I am getting tired of big oil companies and Wall Street speculators using Iraq as an excuse to pump up oil and gas prices,” Sanders said. 

VA Reform: Sen. Sanders, who is chairman of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee, and Sen. John McCain led the push for Senate passage of VA reform measure that would let veterans visit civilian doctors in certain circumstances. But Sanders worries that allowing visits to physicians outside the system will lead to the privatization of veterans care. He told The Associated Press that the realproble... more »

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2014-06-26 21:30:33 (66 comments, 32 reshares, 195 +1s)

The fact is that high gasoline prices have less to do with supply and demand and more to do with Wall Street speculators. 

Watch Sen. Sanders here: http://youtu.be/MFLwZKyWNVw

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2014-06-26 15:01:12 (91 comments, 84 reshares, 322 +1s)

Speculators Exploit Iraq to Spike Oil and Gas Prices: http://www.sanders.senate.gov/newsroom/recent-business/speculators-exploit-iraq-to-spike-oil-and-gas-prices

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2014-06-26 13:04:26 (4 comments, 5 reshares, 33 +1s)

Today's news from Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.):

VA Shakeup: Two top Department of Veterans Affairs officials are stepping down, the beleaguered agency announced Wednesday as it continued reeling from complaints that thousands of veterans have endured long waits for appointments and poor medical care. Will Gunn is resigning as general counsel and Dr. Robert Jesse, who has been acting undersecretary for health, is leaving that post. Acting VA Secretary Sloan Gibson made the moves less than a month after he replaced Eric Shinseki as head of the agency. “What Gibson is trying to do is bring people in who he thinks will be as responsive as possible,” Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee Chairman Bernie Sanders told The Associated Press. 

VA Reform: Congressional leaders met this week to discuss the differences between House and Senate proposals aimed at reforming the Department ofVetera... more »

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2014-06-25 13:20:59 (2 comments, 10 reshares, 45 +1s)

Today's news from Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.):

VA Reform: House and Senate negotiators opened talks Tuesday on legislation to expand health care for veterans and reform the Department of Veterans Affairs. "The simple truth of the matter is that the VA needs more doctors, more nurses, more mental health providers, and, in certain parts of the country, more space for a growing patient population," said Sen. Bernie Sanders, the Vermont independent who chairs the Senate veterans committee, The Associated Press and Bloomberg reported. Sen. John McCain, who developed the Senate bill along with Sanders, told Roll Call before the meeting, “I don’t think it’s going to be easy, but we can get something done.” 

The Cost of War: House and Senate conferees wrapped up their first session Tuesday without a clear picture of how to handle the bill’s hefty price tag. ChairmanSanders is... more »

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