Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) is having a rough week. A new poll by Morning Consult has him trailing former Vice President Joe Biden, fresh off his official entry into the Democratic primary, by 14 percentage points. Another poll of New Hampshire voters shows Sanders tied for second with South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg at 12 percent, with Biden leading the pack at 20 percent.
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.), the frontrunner to win the Democratic nomination in 2020, is not backing down from his support for extending voting rights to incarcerated felons, including terrorists and mass-murders such as convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. “What our campaign is about, and what I believe, is creating a vibrant democracy,” Sanders said …
Prisoners incarcerated in California took in $3.5 million in Social Security payments from taxpayers.
The inspector general for the agency reported 123 inmates received the disability and retirement payments despite the Social Security Act prohibiting payments to individuals “confined to a jail, prison, or certain other public institutions for committing a crime.”