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101 Facts About Bernie Sanders
2. Bernie Sanders delivered a 28-minute rebuttal to President Donald Trump's State of the Union on Tuesday that focused on what the president left out of his own speech: Climate change.
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3. Bernie Sanders responded soon after, arguing that stock buybacks benefit wealthy Americans rather than workers.
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4. Bernie Sanders pointed out that Trump did not mention in detail the challenges facing "ordinary Americans", including health care costs, low wages and unaffordable rent.
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5. Bernie Sanders pointed out that Trump did not mention in detail the challenges facing "ordinary Americans", including health care costs, low wages and unaffordable rent.
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7. Bernie Sanders pointed out that Trump did not mention in detail the challenges facing "ordinary Americans", including health care costs, low wages and unaffordable rent.
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8. In 2017, Bernie Sanders gave a 14-minute long response in a video that he posted to Facebook.
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11. Chuck Schumer after Bernie Sanders spoke at a press conference on Medicare benefits.
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15. Bernie Sanders announced in April 2015 that he was seeking the presidential nomination for the Democratic Party.
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17. Bernie Sanders lived on a kibbutz in Israel before settling in Vermont after his graduation.
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25. Bernie Sanders was the standout at both of the post-election annual conferences of J Street, the liberal Jewish Middle East policy group.
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30. Bernie Sanders has praised Pope Francis' statements denouncing greed, wealth, and the state of the economy.
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31. Bernie Sanders was born to Jewish parents in Brooklyn, New York.
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32. Bernie Sanders has advocated for expanding voting rights and opposed the Supreme Court decision to disband part of the landmark Voting Rights Act.
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33. Bernie Sanders champions campaign reform and advocates for an amendment to overturn the Supreme Court decision on Citizens United.
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34. Bernie Sanders sought to switch to the Senate in 2006, running against Republican businessman Richard Tarrant.
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36. In 2007, Bernie Sanders won election to the US Senate and was reelected in 2012.
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40. Bernie Sanders was the stand-out at both of the post-election annual conferences of J Street, the liberal Jewish Middle East policy group.
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41. Bernie Sanders took heat Monday for saying he did not support the BDS movement.
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45. Bernie Sanders has attended yahrzeit observances in memory of the deceased, for the father of a friend, and he attended a Tashlikh, an atonement ceremony, with the mayor of Lynchburg on the afternoon of Rosh Hashanah in 2015.
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55. Bernie Sanders criticized Trump's rolling back the Clean Power Plan of former President Barack Obama, noting the scientifically reported effect on climate change of human activity and citing Trump's calling those reports a hoax.
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57. Bernie Sanders strongly opposes the Trans-Pacific Partnership, which he says was "written by corporate America and the pharmaceutical industry and Wall Street.
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60. Bernie Sanders supported the Affordable Care Act, though he said it didn't go far enough.
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61. In 1990, Bernie Sanders was supported by the NRA in his bid to become a US Representative in exchange for opposing both the competing campaign of Peter Smith, who had reversed his stance on firearm restrictions, and waiting periods for handgun purchases.
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62. In September 2017, Bernie Sanders said that Saudi Arabia is "an undemocratic country that has supported terrorism around the world, it has funded terrorism.
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63. Bernie Sanders had earlier praised Jeremy Corbyn's stance on class issues.
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64. Bernie Sanders wrote in The New York Times that "the British elections should be a lesson for the Democratic Party" and urged the Democrats to stop holding on to an "overly cautious, centrist ideology", arguing that "momentum shifted to Labour after it released a very progressive manifesto that generated much enthusiasm among young people and workers".
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67. Bernie Sanders was in Phoenix, Arizona, on that date, speaking to a rally larger than any of the others, but his speech was not mentioned, let alone broadcast.
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70. Bernie Sanders appointed economics professor Stephanie Kelton, a modern monetary theory scholar and self-described "deficit owl", as the chief economic adviser for the committee's Democratic minority and presented a report aimed at helping "rebuild the disappearing middle class", which included proposals to raise the minimum wage, boost infrastructure spending, and increase Social Security payments.
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71. On September 5, 2018, Bernie Sanders partnered with Ro Khanna to introduce the Stop Bad Employers by Zeroing Out Subsidies Act, which would require large corporations to pay for food stamps and Medicaid benefits their employees receive, rather than shifting the burden onto taxpayers.
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72. On May 9, 2018, Bernie Sanders introduced the Workplace Democracy Act, a bill that would expand labor rights by making it easier for workers to join a union, ban right-to-work laws and some anti-union provisions of the Taft Hartley Act, and outlaw some union-busting tactics.
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73. Bernie Sanders opposed Neil Gorsuch's nomination to the Court, saying that Gorsuch had "refused to answer legitimate questions.
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75. Bernie Sanders calls for comprehensive financial reforms, such as breaking up "too big to fail" financial institutions, restoring Glass–Steagall legislation, reforming the Federal Reserve Bank and allowing the Post Office to offer basic financial services in economically marginalized communities.
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80. Bernie Sanders was a vocal critic of Federal Reserve Chair Alan Greenspan; in June 2003, during a question-and-answer discussion with the then-Chairman, Sanders told him that he was concerned that Greenspan was "way out of touch" and "that you see your major function in your position as the need to represent the wealthy and large corporations".
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82. In 1991, Bernie Sanders co-founded the Congressional Progressive Caucus, a group of mostly liberal Democrats that Sanders chaired for its first eight years, while still refusing to join the Democratic Party or caucus.
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84. Bernie Sanders collaborated with 30 Vermont musicians to record a folk album, We Shall Overcome, in 1987.
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85. In 1981, Bernie Sanders campaigned against the unpopular plans by Burlington developer Tony Pomerleau to convert the then-industrial waterfront property owned by the Central Vermont Railway into expensive condominiums, hotels, and offices.
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86. Bernie Sanders lectured in political science at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government that year and at Hamilton College in 1991.
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89. Bernie Sanders wrote several articles for the alternative publication The Vermont Freeman.
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93. Bernie Sanders won an election, and 50 million people died as a result of that election in World War II, including 6 million Jews.
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94. Bernie Sanders served as a Representative for 16 years before being elected to the US Senate in 2006.
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96. Bernie Sanders rolls out bill aimed at getting Walmart to raise wages.
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97. Bernie Sanders targets Walmart: Bill would block stock buybacks unless workers get $15 minimum wage.
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99. Bernie Sanders digs up old figure in fresh attack on Walmart's wages.
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100. Bernie Sanders targets Walmart with bill that would prevent stock buybacks unless companies pay workers $15 minimum wage.
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101. Bernie Sanders launched a similar effort Thursday that targets Walmart.
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