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Sanders to Visit New Hampshire on Labor Day

BURLINGTON, Vt. – U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders on Monday will travel to New Hampshire. The Democratic Party presidential candidate will make stops in Manchester, Milford, Amherst and Concord. Here is the itinerary: Monday, September 7 11:30 a.m. 2015 NH AFL-CIO Labor Day Breakfast Keynote Address, St. George Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 650 Hanover St., Manchester 1 p.m. Milford Labor Day Parade, Location start: Milford High School, 100 West St., Milford. Information for the public can be found here. 3:45 p.m. Amherst Democrats Labor Day Barbecue, Amherst Country Club, 72 Ponemah Road, Amherst Tickets can be purchased here. 5 p.m. Concord Office …

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Sanders Shifts to Larger Venues in Iowa

BURLINGTON, Vt. – With turnout projections mounting, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders’ campaign has shifted locations of town meetings in Grinnell and Cedar Rapids. The Democratic Party presidential candidate is scheduled to make stops in Grinnell, Ottumwa, Burlington, Muscatine, the Meskwaki Nation in Tama, Cedar Rapids and Altoona. Here is the updated itinerary: Thursday, September 3 2 p.m. Grinnell Town Meeting, Central Park, Grinnell Doors open at 1:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Admission is first come, first served. Tickets are not required, but an RSVP is strongly encouraged. 5 p.m. Ottumwa Campaign Headquarters Opening, 105 …

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Sanders Plan Would Stop Runaway Prescription Drug Prices

BURLINGTON, Vt. – Letting Medicare negotiate with drug companies for lower price prescription medications and cracking down on pharmaceutical industry fraud are among proposals that Democratic Party presidential candidate Bernie Sanders outlined Tuesday as part of a package to rein in runaway prices for prescription medicine. Prescription prices jumped 12.6 percent last year in the United States, according to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. That increase was more than double the rise in overall medical costs. “Americans should not have to live in fear that they will go bankrupt if they get sick. People should not have to …

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Sanders Returns to Iowa

BURLINGTON, Vt. – U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders on Thursday kicks off a three-day swing through Iowa. The Democratic Party presidential candidate will make stops in Grinnell, Burlington, the Meskwaki Tribal Center in Tama and Cedar Rapids. Here is the itinerary: Thursday, September 3 2 p.m. Grinnell Town Meeting, Grinnell Community Center, B G Voertman Theater, 927 4th Ave., Grinnell Doors open at 1:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Admission is first come, first served. Tickets are not required, but an RSVP is strongly encouraged. 5 p.m. Ottumwa Campaign Headquarters Opening, 105 N. Court Street, Ottumwa …

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Sanders Slams ‘Corrupt’ Campaign Finance System

BURLINGTON, Vt. – U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders on Sunday said that super PACs, the campaign financing schemes spawned by a disastrous Supreme Court ruling, have corrupted American politics. “People do not like the idea that as a result of Citizens United our campaign finance system has become corrupt and politicians have become dependent on billionaires and super PACs for money,” Sanders said on CNN’s “State of the Union.” Sanders also was interviewed Sunday on ABC’s “This Week.” Sanders has actively discouraged super PAC support and instead relied on more than 400,000 donors whose average contribution to him is $31. With …

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Hurricane Katrina and Bernie Sanders: From Neoliberal Disaster to ‘Political Revolution’

The 10th anniversary of the devastation of New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina has been an occasion for reflection on that horrific event and the state of the city’s recovery. Much of that commemoration, especially locally, has centered on the theme of resilience. This is understandable; in many ways the city has recovered, and many people have sacrificed much to make that recovery happen. In a city so dependent economically on tourism it is important to stress that New Orleans remains a desirable destination. It also makes sense that local officials, and New Orleanians generally, would want to celebrate …

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