Bernie Sanders Says Biden Campaign Treated Him Significantly Better than Clinton Campaign

In 2016, Hillary Clinton won the Democratic nomination for president and in 2020, Joe Biden had that honor. In each year, the runner up was the same person, Bernie Sanders.

Sanders represents the progressive wing of the Democratic party and has millions of supporters. In 2020, he worked much harder on rallying those supporters. The reason, he says, is that he was treated much better by Biden. read more

Sanders Praises Biden for Pledging to Pull Out of Afghanistan, Says Trump Was Right About Ending “Endless Wars”

Bernie Sanders ends his presidential campaign

Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) praised President Joe Biden for pledging to pull troops out of Afghanistan and noted that former President Donald Trump was correct about trying to end “endless wars.”

“What President Biden is doing is picking up on the negotiated agreement that President Trump put together,” Sanders said during an interview with Wolf Blitzer on CNN read more

Sanders: Bezos is Afraid of Workers Unionizing Because They Would “Take on His Greed”

Bernie Sanders Says Democrats Have The Votes To Pass COVID Bill

Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) said Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is afraid of his workers unionzing because they would “take on his greed.” Sanders’s statements come amid the news surrounding the union drive at an Amazon warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama and today’s deadline for handing ballots over to the regional National Labor Relations Board office.

“Jeff Bezos, worth $180 billion, is getting nervous. He’s afraid that if Amazon workers in Alabama vote to unionize, it’ll give workers all over America the courage to take on his greed & win economic justice. He’s spending millions against this union to keep billions for himself,” Sanders said. read more

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden Signals “Plan B” to Raise Minimum Wage to $15 an Hour

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) has signaled he and Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) are pursuing a workaround to raise the federal minimum wage to $15. Wyden’s announcement comes after the Senate parliamentarian ruled that a proposal from House Democrats to raise the minimum wage did not meet special budgetary rules.

Under Wyden’s proposal, large corporations would face a tax penalty of five percent if any of their workers earn less than a certain amount. The penalty would increase over time. The language would place large corporations in a position where raising wages would be financially prudent even if they’re not mandated by law to do so. The plan would also include ways to prevent companies from outsourcing jobs in an effort to avoid raising wages.

“As chair of the Finance Committee, I’ve been working on a ‘plan B’ that would make big companies pay for mistreating their workers. My plan would impose a 5 percent penalty on a big corporations’ total payroll if any workers earn less than a certain amount. That penalty would increase over time,” Wyden said in a statement. He added that “if a profitable mega corporation like Walmart fires a store’s security guard and replaces him with a contractor who makes far less, my proposal would still require that Walmart pays a penalty.”

Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) has thrown his support behind the idea.

“For decades, the wages of everyday, working Americans have remained stagnate [sic] while monopoly corporations have consolidated industry after industry, securing record profits for CEOs and investment bankers,” Hawley said in a statement. “Mega-corporations can afford to pay their workers $15 an hour, and it’s long past time they do so, but this should not come at the expense of small businesses already struggling to make it.”

Brian Kilmeade Says Those Who Want Higher Wages Should Simply “Get Another Job”

“Fox and Friends” co-host Brian Kilmeade criticized efforts to raise the federal minimum wage, which has remained at $7.25 an hour for more than a decade, the longest amount of time without an increase.

Kilmeade defended paying workers $7.25––an amount data shows no one can realistically live on––saying, “What you do is you work your way up on that wage and in the meantime you do what almost everyone else has done in the past, you get another job to supplement as you work your way through.”

“Even if it means going to school at night, you find a way,” he continued. “You don’t ruin a business in order to… in order to… I guess get votes from people.”

The “Fox and Friends” segment comes after Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Congressional Democrats announced a $15 minimum wage bill during a video conference yesterday.

The Raise the Wage Act “would increase the federal minimum wage to $15 in five steps over the next four years, increasing pay for nearly 32 million workers,” according to a press release.

The move is supported by workers’ rights groups, while those advocating on behalf of small businesses say raising wages would slow the country’s economic recovery.

Kilmeade also criticized Sanders, saying that a measure to improve wages should not be trusted “with a socialist leading the charge.”

You can watch Kilmeade’s comments in the video below.

Brian Kilmeade lies that the minimum wage is supposed to be "entry-level," to dismiss workers' needs by telling them to simply work their way to higher wages, which are "going up naturally" anyway — or just get a second job like "almost everyone else has done in the past." pic.twitter.com/sJnwE3ZWLU read more

Sanders and Congressional Democrats to Announce a $15 Minimum Wage Bill Today

Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Congressional Democrats will announce a $15 minimum wage bill during a video conference at 11:30 a.m. EST today.

The Raise the Wage Act “would increase the federal minimum wage to $15 in five steps over the next four years, increasing pay for nearly 32 million workers,” according to a press release.

Those involved in the call.

  • Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Incoming Chair of Senate Committee on Budget
  • Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.), Incoming Chair of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
  • Chairman Robert C. “Bobby” Scott (D-Va.), Chair of House Committee on Education and Labor
  • Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.), Chair of Congressional Progressive Caucus
  • Rep. Stephanie Murphy (D-Fla.)
  • Fran Marion, Fight for $15 and a Union Leader
  • Mike Draper, Owner of Raygun Clothing and Home Goods
  • read more

    Bernie Sanders Will Campaign for Biden This Weekend

    Senator Bernie Sanders will campaign for Joe Biden in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania this weekend. The Biden campaign will make a formal announcement later this morning. Sanders will be present at two events in North Side and Rankin. Sanders will be joined by Pennsylvania state Representative Jake Wheatley, a Biden surrogate whose district includes the two aforementioned neighborhoods.

    Sanders “

    will be here to help turn out union members to vote for Mr. Biden, and it will start with a rally with campaign volunteers and members of the Service Employees International Union, Local 32BJ, on CCAC’s Allegheny campus on Saturday morning,” writes Julian Routh, a Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reporter. read more

    Rumor: Bernie Sanders Is Angling To Be Biden’s Labor Secretary

    When a candidate wins an election, it is typical that they reward the people that supported them with plum positions in the cabinet. Donald Trump made Jeff Sessions his Attorney General and made Ben Carson the head of Housing and Urban Development.

    If Joe Biden is to win the election, he will have to fill multiple positions with competent people. And some people are reportedly trying to angle for jobs. According to a new report, one of these people is  Bernie Sanders.

    A source close to the Vermont senator told the website that Sanders is interested in becoming the next Secretary of Labor. “ can confirm he’s trying to figure out how to land that role or something like it,” the source says. “He, personally, does have an interest in it.”

    Faiz Shakir, who ran Sanders’ presidential campaign, said, “

    He’s 100 percent in Joe Biden’s court. We’ve had a good working relationship with the Biden team and I expect we’ll maintain that all the way through.” read more

    Trump Claims “Nobody Wants Sleepy Joe” Biden to Lead

    President Donald Trump took to Twitter the morning after the first presidential debate of the election cycle to claim that no one wants his rival, Democrat Joe Biden, to lead the country, saying he disrespected Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders (I), with whom Biden has worked on the policy that shaped his campaign’s platform.

    Nobody wants Sleepy Joe as a leader, including the Radical Left (which he lost last night!). He disrespected Bernie, effectively calling him a loser!” Trump wrote.

    The matter of the fact is that I beat Bernie Sanders,” Biden said during the debate, “By a whole hell of a lot.”

    “My party is me,” he added. “I am the Democratic Party right now. The platform of the Democratic Party is what I approved of.”

    Biden: "The fact of the matter is I beat Bernie Sanders."

    President Trump: "Not by much." pic.twitter.com/181a3YapmL read more

    Bernie Sanders and Chuck Schumer Want Special Committee to “Ensure Election Security”

    Bernie Sanders and Chuck Schumer want the Senate to create a special committee in advance of the November elections in order to guarantee their “security and legitimacy”.

    Schumer, a Democrat and Senate Minority Leader, joined the independent Vermont senator in writing a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

    Nothing is more fundamental to our democracy than the integrity of our elections,” the senators wrote. read more

    Obama Says Biden and Sanders’ Goals Aren’t That Different: They Both Want Healthcare for Everybody

    Barack Obama has said there’s little difference between Bernie Sanders’ and Joe Biden’s political goals. The former President pointed to their approach to healthcare among other issues.

    Obama spoke to the New Yorker about his former Vice President and the Vermont Senator, drawing a positive contrast between them.

    If you look at Joe Biden’s goals and Bernie Sanders’s goals, they’re not that different, from a 40,000ft level,” Obama said. read more

    Bernie Sanders Warns Trump Is “Sabotaging Our Democracy”

    Bernie Sanders ends his presidential campaign

    Bernie Sanders has warned that Donald Trump is trying to suppress the vote in November’s presidential election. He pointed to the crisis at the U.S. Postal Service.

    The Vermont Senator spoke to Chuck Todd on Meet the Press on Sunday and accused the President of trying to undermine Americans’ ability to vote in 2020.

    What you are witnessing is a president of the United States who is doing everything he can to suppress the vote,” he said. read more

    John Kasich and Bernie Sanders Will Speak on the Same Night of Democratic Convention

    John Kasich and Bernie Sanders will both make their speeches on the same night of the Democratic National Convention. The decision is being viewed as a show of Joe Biden’s broad support.

    The former Republican governor of Ohio and Senator Sanders will speak at the convention on the same evening, according to new reporting from Politico on Friday.

    “B

    ernie Sanders and John Kasich will share a night in the spotlight, and both Clintons are slated to have prominent speaking roles at the all-virtual Democratic National Convention in less than two weeks,” Politico reports. read more

    Trump Suggests Biden and Sanders Working Together on Policy Will Mean The “Guaranteed Destruction of America”

    Trump claims operation desert storm happened in Vietman

    Earlier this morning, President Donald Trump attempted to tie his electoral opponent, former vice president Joe Biden, to the “radical left.” suggesting that Biden’s work with Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders (I), a noted democratic socialist, on their joint unity task force will mean “The guaranteed destruction of America.”

    “Has anybody seen or reviewed the written ‘pact’ between Bernie Sanders & Sleepy Joe. It is further left than even Bernie had in mind,” Trump tweeted. “Open Borders, crime, really bad to cops and military – The guaranteed destruction of America. Joe never told us this. Never been so CLEAR!!!”

    Has anybody seen or reviewed the written “pact” between Bernie Sanders & Sleepy Joe. It is further left than even Bernie had in mind. Open Borders, crime, really bad to cops and military – The guaranteed destruction of America. Joe never told us this. Never been so CLEAR!!! read more

    Sanders Slams Trump for Moving Ahead with Tulsa Rally

    Bernie Sanders african-Americans establishment conspiracy

    Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders (I) rebuked President Donald Trump for his decision to move ahead with a planned rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma this Saturday.

    “I find it literally incomprehensible that the president, who is an extraordinary narcissist, is willing to sacrifice the health not only of the people who attend his indoor rally, but those people who come into contact with the people who attend the indoor rally,” Sanders told The Associated Press.

    “You have public officials in Oklahoma begging him not to do this rally. It is in defiance of what science is telling us is appropriate. And the leader of the United States government is defying science in order to hear cheers from his supporters,” he added. “It is incredibly irresponsible.”

    White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany has pushed back against criticism of the president’s decision.

    “As in any event you assume a personal risk. That is just what you do. When you go to a baseball game, you assume a risk. That’s part of life. It’s a personal decision of Americans as to whether to go to the rally or whether not to go to the rally,” McEnany said. She added that the Trump campaign is providing masks and hand sanitizer to those who attend.

    But those statements go against the advice Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and the national authority on the novel coronavirus. He cautioned Americans not to attend Saturday’s event.

    “I’m in a high-risk category. Personally, I would not. Of course not,” Fauci, who is 79, said.

    The rally remains a point of contention for many critics, particularly the Tulsa Health Department, which has urged the president to cancel the event altogether, citing fears that it would set off a spike in coronavirus infections in the state.