Picturesque: a large, celebratory crowd listens to inspiring oratory near the shore of Lake Champlain. The speaker is Vermont senator Bernie Sanders, announcing his candidacy for president of the United States. It’s a fiery, detailed, leftwing speech—about what you’d expect from this 73-year-old self-described democratic socialist and grandpa.
But columnist Byron York noticed something odd. “The racial issues that have dominated the news at various times in the past year were nowhere to be found.” Trayvon, Michael Brown, Freddie Gray went unmentioned. The words “Dreamers” and “executive order”—they weren’t said.
Socialist Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont announced his candidacy for the Democratic nomination on Tuesday, making him the first declared challenger to Hillary Clinton. The two candidates are not very similar. Here’s a look at some of their key differences.
The co-founders of Ben & Jerry’s say the ice cream they handed out at Sen. Bernie Sanders’ (I., Vt.) presidential kickoff event on Tuesday was fully reported to federal regulators and worth less than the limits on individual donations to federal candidates.
At his official presidential campaign announcement on Tuesday, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders will be flanked by the founders of ice cream giant Ben & Jerry’s, whose parent company is a donor to the family foundation of Democratic rival Hillary Clinton.
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) overestimated the number of underarm deodorants for sale in an interview with reporter John Harwood of CNBC, according to a Washington Free Beacon analysis.
Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders has criticized Hillary Clinton as he prepares to announce his presidential run, saying the lifestyle the Clintons live has left them out of touch with reality.
“You don’t necessarily need a choice of 23 underarm spray deodorants when children are hungry in this country,” he said.
The Vermont Teddy Bear Company has announced their latest creation: the Bernie Bear. It’s a teddy bear replica of Senator and candidate for the Democratic nomination for president Bernie Sanders (Independent-Vt.).
The 2016 presidential election will feature a matchup between a white millionaire Yale graduate from the Democratic Party (Hillary Clinton) and whichever candidate emerges from the diverse Republican field.
How diverse is this year’s crop of GOP candidates? It might be the most diverse in history, regardless of party. Let’s take a look at the current state of the 2016 race, using charts to explain everything you need to know.