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2 months ago

Suspect nabbed in arson fire at Sen. Bernie Sanders' office

Federal charges were filed Sunday against a 35-year-old man who allegedly set fire to the door of Sen. Bernie Sanders' office in Burlington, Vermont, officials said.
2 months ago
Damage caused to Sen. Bernie Sanders' office door in Burlington, Vermont, on April 5, 2024, is shown in this image released included in a federal criminal complaint filed against suspect Shant Michael Soghomonian, 35.
2 months ago

Suspect in fire at Sen. Bernie Sanders' Vermont office arrested

The suspect was charged with using fire to damage a building used in interstate commerce and as a place of activity affecting interstate commerce.
2 months ago
The suspect was charged with using fire to damage a building used in interstate commerce and as a place of activity affecting interstate commerce.
2 months ago

Suspect sought in alleged arson at Sen. Bernie Sanders' Vermont office: Police

A suspect is sought in an alleged arson incident at Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders' Burlington office, police said.
2 months ago
Authorities respond to an arson incident at the Sen. Bernie Sanders' office in Burlington, Vermont, April 5, 2024.
2 months ago

Bernie Sanders, Biden share plan to cut 'outrageous' health care costs

President Joe Biden was joined by Sen. Bernie Sanders at the White House Wednesday to highlight the administration's efforts to lower health care costs for Americans.
2 months ago
President Joe Biden stands with Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., after speaking about lowering health care costs in the Indian Treaty Room at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington, April 3, 2024.
1 year ago

‘National disgrace’ minimum wage gets a boost from Bernie Sanders

Sen. Sanders announced upcoming legislation to raise the minimum wage to $17/hour over a five-year period.
1 year ago
Sen. Sanders announced upcoming legislation to raise the minimum wage to $17/hour over a five-year period.
2 years ago

Sanders opposes eliminating debt ceiling, argues GOP has no real economic plan

Bernie Sanders said he opposes eliminating the debt ceiling, which is set to produce fierce clashes if the GOP wins back one or both chambers of Congress in the midterms
2 years ago
Sen. Bernie Sanders speaks with reporters on his way to a vote at the U.S. Capitol, Sept. 27, 2022.
2 years ago

I don't hear 'Republicans squawking' about billionaires: Sen. Bernie Sanders

George Stephanopoulos interviews Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., on "This Week."
2 years ago
VIDEO: 1-on-1 with Sen. Bernie Sanders
2 years ago

Sanders pushes back on 'Republicans squawking' over Biden's student loan forgiveness

Sen. Bernie Sanders on Sunday pushed back on Republicans who called President Joe Biden’s student loan forgiveness plan as unfair
2 years ago
Senator Bernie Sanders is interviewed by George Stephanopoulos of ABC News on "This Week", Aug. 28, 2022.
2 years ago

Joe Manchin is 'intentionally sabotaging the president's agenda': Bernie Sanders

Bernie Sanders on This Week blasted Joe Manchin after Manchin said he wouldn't support legislation this month dealing with climate change
2 years ago
Sen. Bernie Sanders endorses Pa. state Rep. Summer Lee, who is seeking the Democratic Party nomination for Pennsylvania's 12th District U.S. Congressional district, at a campaign stop in Pittsburgh, May 12, 2022.
2 years ago

Saudi Arabia shouldn't have been 'rewarded' with Biden's visit: Bernie Sanders

Martha Raddatz interviews Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., on "This Week."
2 years ago
VIDEO: 1-on-1 with Sen. Bernie Sanders
2 years ago

Sen. Bernie Sanders warns of 'drumbeats' of war in Washington

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., took to the Senate floor to strongly advise against war amid growing tensions with Russia over Ukraine.
2 years ago
Bernie Sanders leaves the Capitol following a vote on January 31, 2022 in Washington, DC.
3 years ago

Sen. Bernie Sanders calls move to block voting rights reform bill 'a total outrage'

The Vermont senator also weighs in on how he believes the U.S. should handle the Israel-Palestine conflict, telling "The View" that he wants to see America "play an even-handed role."
3 years ago
VIDEO: Sen. Bernie Sanders calls move to block voting rights reform bill 'a total outrage'
3 years ago

Sen. Bernie Sanders explains why minimum wage must be raised in COVID-19 relief

The Vermont senator also discusses why he believes Republicans are “at a crossroads.”
3 years ago
VIDEO: Sen. Bernie Sanders explains why minimum wage must be raised in COVID-19 relief
3 years ago

Bernie Sanders turns mitten meme into official merch for charity

Bernie Sanders' mitten meme officially has merchandise
3 years ago
Former presidential candidate, Senator Bernie Sanders, sits in the bleachers on Capitol Hill before Joe Biden is sworn in as the 46th President on Jan. 20, 2021, at the US Capitol in Washington, D.C.
3 years ago

Meet the woman who wove Bernie Sanders' wool mittens

Jen Ellis, a second grade teacher from Vermont, made wool and fleece recycled material mittens for Bernie Sanders as he left for the campaign trail.
3 years ago
Former presidential candidate, Senator Bernie Sanders, sits in the bleachers on Capitol Hill before Joe Biden is sworn in as the 46th President on Jan. 20, 2021, at the US Capitol in Washington, D.C.
3 years ago

Meet the woman behind Bernie Sanders’ famous mittens

The mittens were handmade with love by Vermont second grade teacher Jen Ellis and went viral when the state's senator donned them at President Joe Biden's inauguration this week.
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Sen. Bernie Sanders becomes unlikely inauguration fashion star

Plus, get all the details of the American designers behind Jill Biden, Kamala Harris and Michelle Obama’s inauguration looks.
3 years ago
VIDEO: Sen. Bernie Sanders becomes unlikely inauguration fashion star
3 years ago

Sen. Bernie Sanders on the inauguration

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders shares his thoughts on the presidential inauguration.
3 years ago
VIDEO: Sen. Bernie Sanders on the inauguration
4 years ago

Bernie Sanders: Everything you need to know about about the presidential candidate

Sen. Bernie Sanders, who ran in 2016 as a Democrat, was one of the most well-known presidential candidates in a field with relatively lower-profile candidates.
4 years ago
Sen. Bernie Sanders attends an event to introduce the Raise The Wage Act at the U.S. Capitol, in Washington, D.C, Jan. 16, 2019.
4 years ago

Sanders, acknowledging 'narrow path' to nomination, pushes agenda amid pandemic

Sen. Bernie Sanders focuses on COVID-19 response as his path to nomination narrows.
4 years ago
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders delivers a campaign update at the Hotel Vermont on March 11, 2020, in Burlington, Vt.
4 years ago

Coronavirus and the 2020 campaigns: Sanders assessing his campaign

After a primary night in which Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders lost every state contest, his campaign manager issues statement, saying he’ll be assessing his campaign.
4 years ago
Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Bernie Sanders takes part in a presidential debate in Washington, D.C., March 15, 2020.
4 years ago

Sanders double downs on his medicare-for-all plan as the coronavirus spreads

Bernie Sanders strengthens his strategy for approaching mini Super Tuesday and how important a Michigan win is for his chances of competing with Joe Biden.
4 years ago
VIDEO: Sanders double downs on his medicare-for-all plan as the coronavirus spreads
4 years ago

Newly revealed letter highlights Sanders' complicated history on gun control

A newly revealed letter highlights Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders' complicated record on guns that's at odds with many Democrats.
4 years ago
Democratic presidential hopeful Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders gives an interview in the spin room after participating in the tenth Democratic primary debate in Charleston, S.C., Feb. 25, 2020.
4 years ago

Sanders slammed by pro-Israel group for boycotting their conference

Sanders said he won't attend AIPAC event, calling it a "platform for bigotry."
4 years ago
Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders speaks to a crowd in Austin, Feb. 23, 2020.
4 years ago

Bernie Sanders says he was briefed on Russian effort to help campaign

U.S. intelligence officials briefed the presidential hopeful last month, he said.
4 years ago
VIDEO: New body camera footage released from deadly shooting rampage in New Jersey
4 years ago

Bernie Sanders 1-on-1

The presidential candidate talks Iowa chaos, New Hampshire primary and Democratic field.
4 years ago
VIDEO: Bernie Sanders 1-on-1
4 years ago

Sanders' 'authenticity' could overtake Trump, former Clinton aide says

Ahead of the New Hampshire primary, former Hillary Clinton aide Brian Fallon told "Powerhouse Politics" he's "intrigued" by Sen. Bernie Sanders' campaign strategy.
4 years ago
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, second from left, Traveling Press Secretary Nick Merrill, right, speaks with National Press Secretary Brian Fallon, left, aboard her campaign plane in White Plains, N.Y., Oct. 3, 2016, before traveling to Toledo, Ohio.
4 years ago

Sanders bets big on new voters at Iowa caucuses: ANALYSIS

Senator Bernie Sanders is hoping new voters offer his campaign a big surprise at the Iowa caucuses.
4 years ago
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders hosts a climate rally in Iowa City, Iowa, Jan. 12, 2020.
4 years ago

Former RNC official sees 'ghosts' of Trump's 2016 race in Sanders' campaign

Former RNC spokesperson Tim Miller shares similarities between Bernie Sanders in the 2020 presidential race and President Donald Trump in the 2016 race.
4 years ago
Sen. Bernie Sanders, a Democratic presidential candidate, speaks at a climate rally at the Graduate Hotel in Iowa City, Iowa, Jan. 12, 2020.
4 years ago

Hillary Clinton on Sen. Bernie Sanders: 'Nobody likes him'

Hillary Clinton would not pledge to support Bernie Sanders if he won the Democratic nomination.
4 years ago
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton walks past fellow candidate and Senator Bernie Sanders during a break at the second official 2016 U.S. Democratic presidential candidates debate in Des Moines, Iowa, Nov. 14, 2015.
4 years ago

Bernie Sanders builds momentum with progressive groups ahead of Iowa caucus

Sen. Bernie Sanders and Sen. Elizabeth Warren are jockeying for support from the progressive wing of the Democratic Party.
4 years ago
Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders hosts a climate rally with Rep. Rashida Tlaib and Rep. Ro Khanna in Iowa City, Iowa, Jan. 12, 2020.
4 years ago

Bernie Sanders tops new poll ahead of Iowa caucuses

A new Des Moines Register poll shows Bernie Sanders in the lead but with three weeks before the caucuses the tight race is still up for grabs.
4 years ago
VIDEO: Bernie Sanders tops new poll ahead of Iowa caucuses
4 years ago

Nearly 3 months after heart attack, Bernie Sanders in 'good health': Physicians

Sen. Bernie Sanders is currently in "good health" nearly three months after he suffered a heart attack, doctors wrote in letters released by his campaign.
4 years ago
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders arrives for a campaign event in West Des Moines, Iowa on Dec. 30, 2019.
4 years ago

Bernie Sanders in 'good health' after heart attack

Sen. Bernie Sanders is currently in "good health" nearly three months after he suffered a heart attack, doctors wrote in letters released by his campaign.
4 years ago
Sen. Bernie Sanders is currently in "good health" nearly three months after he suffered a heart attack, doctors wrote in letters released by his campaign.
4 years ago

'Do I buy that Bernie has a shot at the nomination? Definitely': Nate Silver

FiveThirtyEight's Nate Silver looks into Bernie Sanders' chances of winning the Democratic nomination on "This Week."
4 years ago
VIDEO: ‘Do I buy that Bernie has a shot at the nomination? Definitely’: Nate Silver
5 years ago

Veteran who contemplated suicide reunites with Bernie Sanders

The Naval Air Force veteran said he was buried in medical debt at a Bernie Sanders campaign event in September.
5 years ago
Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders speaks before about 200 people at a rally at a community center on tribal land in Carson City, Nev., Monday, Dec. 9, 2019.
5 years ago

Staffer who allegedly posted vulgar tweets no longer with Sanders' campaign

A Sen. Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign hire is no longer with his staff after a series of decade-old vulgar tweets were reported.
5 years ago
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders speaks during the third Democratic primary debate of the 2020 presidential campaign season hosted by ABC News in partnership with Univision at Texas Southern University in Houston, Texas, Sept. 12, 2019.
5 years ago

Bernie Sanders tops polls in New Hampshire

Sanders leads Elizabeth Warren by 3 points in the key primary state.
5 years ago
Sanders leads Elizabeth Warren by 3 points in the key primary state.
5 years ago

Bernie Sanders back on campaign trail after heart attack

Sanders is the oldest candidate in the race, but picked up an endorsement from youngest woman in Congress: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
5 years ago
VIDEO: Bernie Sanders back on campaign trail after heart attack
5 years ago

Sen. Bernie Sanders receives support from Ocasio-Cortez at NYC rally

Sen. Bernie Sanders returned to the campaign trail Saturday with a rally in New York City, supported by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
5 years ago
2020 Democratic presidential hopeful US Senator Bernie Sanders (D-VT) and representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) wave to a crowd of supporters during a campaign rally on October 19, 2019  in New York City.
5 years ago

Bernie Sanders’ team says Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to endorse his presidential bid

Sen. Bernie Sanders' campaign announced Tuesday night that Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez plans to endorse Sanders' presidential campaign.
5 years ago
In this file photo taken on June 24, 2019. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks alongside Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., during a press conference to introduce college affordability legislation outside the U.S. Capitol.
5 years ago

Bernie Sanders draws contrast with 'capitalist' Elizabeth Warren

With Sen. Elizabeth Warren climbing in polls, Sen. Bernie Sanders highlighted a key difference in their core economic philosophies in an interview on ABC's "This Week."
5 years ago
In this July 17, 2019, file photo, Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders speaks about his "Medicare for All" proposal at George Washington University in Washington.
5 years ago

Sanders surrogate says heart attack won't stop him from returning to campaign trail

Campaign surrogate Nina Turner told ABC News' "Powerhouse Politics" hosts that Bernie Sanders will continue campaigning, despite last week's heart attack.
5 years ago
Nina Turner and  Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders hug on stage at the campus of the University of Chapel Hill during a campaign rally, Sept. 19, 2019, in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
5 years ago

Democratic presidential candidate: ‘I was dumb’ for not listening to body

Bernie Sanders got candid about the toll of the campaign trail and admits he should've paid more attention to the signs his body was giving him.
5 years ago
VIDEO: Democratic presidential candidate: ‘I was dumb’ for not listening to body
5 years ago

Bernie Sanders addresses campaign plans after heart attack

The 2020 Democratic presidential candidate said he was "dumb" for not listening to his body ahead of his heart attack, and vowed to continue on the campaign trail.
5 years ago
VIDEO: Bernie Sanders speaks out about campaign after heart attack
5 years ago

Bernie Sanders says he’ll be returning to the trail ‘soon’

The senator made the statement while going for a walk with his wife Jane.
5 years ago
Bernie Sanders says he’ll be returning to the trail ‘soon’
5 years ago

Bernie Sanders is back home in Vermont

After suffering a heart attack and two stents implanted, Sanders has returned home and says he will be in the next Democratic debate.
5 years ago
VIDEO: Bernie Sanders is back home in Vermont
5 years ago

The public battles that await the ever-private Bernie Sanders: ANALYSIS

It was a struggle to keep up with Sen. Bernie Sanders during the 2016 presidential primary.
5 years ago
Democratic presidential candidate and US Senator from Vermont Bernie Sanders speaks at a rally in support of Chicago Public School teachers in Chicago, Ill., Sept. 24, 2019.
5 years ago

Bernie Sanders released from hospital

The senator was hospitalized after a heart procedure to clear a clogged artery, but his campaign promises he will be on the debate stage in less than two weeks.
5 years ago
Bernie Sanders released from hospital
5 years ago

Bernie Sanders' health incident diagnosed as heart attack

Bernie Sanders, hospitalized on Tuesday, had a heart attack, his doctor confirmed.
5 years ago
Democratic presidential candidate and US Senator from Vermont Bernie Sanders speaks at a rally in support of Chicago Public School teachers in Chicago, Ill., Sept. 24, 2019.