Anti-war voices are praising a new “must-read” New York Timesop-ed in which Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) called on Congress “to redefine our relationship with Saudi Arabia, and to show that the Saudis do not have a blank check to continue violating human rights” by revoking U.S. support for the Saudi and UAE-led war in Yemen.
(John Bat) Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vermont, and his wife, Jane Sanders have hired prominent defense attorneys amid an FBI investigation into a loan Jane Sanders obtained to expand Burlington College while she was its president, CBS News confirms.
Politico Magazine first reported the Sanders had hired lawyers to defend them in the probe. Sanders’ top adviser Jeff Weaver told CBS News the couple has sought legal protection over federal agents’ allegations from a January 2016 complaint accusing then-President of Burlington College, Ms. Sanders, of distorting donor levels in a 2010 loan application for $10 million from People’s United Bank to purchase 33 acres of land for the institution.
According to Politico, prosecutors might also be looking into allegations that Sen. Sanders’ office inappropriately urged the bank to approve the loan.
(Donn Marten) The old socialist crank Bernie Sanders has just confirmed exactly what all the skeptics and wise men always knew that he would do, he sold out his army of loyal followers for pennies on the dollar. It was as inevitable as the fall of the Berlin Wall that Bernie would eventually betray his own revolution and he did so in grand style on Thursday. After a much-hyped visit with Emperor Obama he emerged from the White House promising to work with Queen Hillary to save America from the horror of a Donald Trump presidency.
Jonas A.: Yeah…radiation..Made in Japan…how sad this world is 🙁
Claudia C.: The Japanese could have handled the situation better. To not taint their “oh so pure image” they decided to lie and try to contain the disaster on their own, refusing much needed help. Their irresponsible behavior ultimately led to a disaster that could have been contained
From 1980 until 2005, 80 percent of all income went to the top 1 percent. Today, the Wall Street executives–the crooks on Wall Street whose actions resulted in the severe recession we are in right now; the people whose illegal, reckless actions have resulted in millions of Americans losing their jobs, their homes, their savings–guess what? After we bailed them out, those CEOs today are now earning more money than they did before the bailout.
My Commentary: The following speech was delivered by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), from the floor of the Senate on November 30, 2010. Being one of only two Independents in the whole senate, and not as encumbered by the pitfalls of the false two-political-party paradigm as the majority of his peers, he is able to freely expose the economic terrorism that America’s billionaires are directing against the middle class. He believes these pirates are turning our country into a Banana Republic States of America, with the threat of debt slavery looming over the heads of all future generations of citizens if something drastic is not done soon. Sanders correctly assigns blame where some of the blame is due: the crooks on Wall Street, the CEOs of the Big Business, the Banksters and certain members of Congress!