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Bernie Sanders Hasn't Ruled Out A Presidential Run

Despite recent reports that Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) was cooling to the idea of a 2016 presidential run, the progressive lawmaker said this week that the possibility is still on the table.<p>During a Monday visit to New Hampshire -- an important early primary state where likely GOP candidates …

If We Don't Overturn Citizens United, Congress Will Become Paid Employees of the Billionaire Class

I recently introduced an amendment at the Senate Budget Committee. It was pretty simple. It asked my Senate colleagues to begin the process of overturning the disastrous Supreme Court ruling on Citizens United, and to bring transparency and disclosure to the political process. The link to that …

Bernie Sanders to propose ‘war tax’ amendment to GOP budget that’s bad for middle class

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is not a fan of the Republican budget that is working its way through Congress. The self-described democratic socialist …

Bernie Sanders Hates Campaign Cash, the Very Thing He'll Need to Beat Hillary Clinton

Much of Bernie Sanders' career is centered around his disgust for money in politics. He hates the fact of it, hates its effects, and, naturally, he …

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John Boehner, Nancy Pelosi, Kevin McCarthy & Bernie Sanders Read 'Mean Tweets'

What does Speaker of the House John Boehner have to promise his constituents to keep getting reelected? What new job should House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi try? Who does Sen. Bernie Sanders most resemble? And what does Rep. Kevin McCarthy really need to do?<p>In the spirit of late night host Jimmy …

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White House Reaches Out To Uninsured Americans, Jarrett Says

The deadline to sign up for health coverage for 2015 under the Affordable Care Act is Sunday. Renee Montagne talks to presidential adviser Valerie Jarrett about the looming deadline.<p>Transcript<p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:<p>And a big focus back home for President Obama this week is health care. The deadline …

Dismemberment killing trial opens in Canada

A Canadian man accused of dismembering his Chinese lover and mailing the body parts to schools and political parties around the country has admitted to the killing in court, but his lawyer says he is not criminally responsible due to his mental health.<p>The trial against Luka Magnotta, 32, in …

Scottish independence: Voting under way in referendum

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/news_scotland/1109000/1109332_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1518115813_5746292f6295abf922e59fa8acadd557<p><b>People in Scotland are voting on whether the country should stay in the UK or become an independent nation.</b><p>Voters are answering "Yes" or "No" …

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Craigslist killers Miranda and Elytte Barbour get life term

<b>A newlywed couple who killed a man after luring him with an advert on the website Craigslist have been sentenced to life in prison without parole.</b><p>A Pennsylvania judge told Miranda and Elytte Barbour, 19 and 22 respectively, that they must be permanently removed from society.<p>They pleaded guilty last …

Obama's no 'strategy yet' comment on ISIS in Syria sparks a political uproar

When is a strategy not a strategy? When it's a political football.<p>President Barack Obama has ignited fresh conservative criticism by saying "we don't have a strategy yet" for airstrikes against ISIS targets in Syria.<p>Republicans immediately jumped on the President's comment during a news conference …

Syria chemical weapons 'could go in a month'

Syria's chemical weapons that should be destroyed outside the country could be removed by April 13, a Russian Foreign Ministry official has said, adding there was no need to adjust the timeframe.<p>"If there are no difficulties then in a month, on April 13, the removal will be practically finished," …

Russia risks 'massive damage' over Ukraine

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has issued a stark warning to Russia, saying it would suffer "massive" economic and political damage if it did not change its course over Ukraine.<p>In an address to the German Bundestag on Thursday, Merkel told politicians that the European Union was ready to impose …