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Senator Bernie Sanders continues to float the idea of a presidential run. Speaking on the NBC program "Meet the Press," he said if he goes forward he must decide whether to run as an independent or fight it out for the Democratic nomination.
The Department of Veterans Affairs needs "tens of thousands" more personnel working in VA hospitals and clinics to meet patient demand, the new VA Secretary, Robert "Bob" McDonald, told lawmakers Tuesday at a hearing of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee. The size of the staff shortage, McDonald said, explains why VA has launched "a big recruiting effort" which he kicked off recently with visits to Duke University and University of Pennsylvania medical schools to tell students there why "VA is where they want to work."
Senator Bernie Sanders indicated on Meet the Press today that he would seriously consider running for president in 2016, even if that required him to switch his party affiliation to Democrat. However, "the issue of whether you run as an independent, with the necessity of setting up a fifty-state infrastructure, running as a Democrat, that's something that I'm looking at," he continued.
Host Chuck Todd spent the better part of Bernie Sanders very first appearance on Meet the Press fishing for soundbites of Sanders attacking President Obama and Hillary Clinton. Unlike Sen. John McCain, who has been on Meet the Press sixty nine times and counting, this was Sen. Bernie Sanders first appearance on the show, so naturally host Chuck Todd wanted to spend the better part of it trying to get Sanders to attack President Obama and his potential 2016 presidential rival, Hillary Clinton.
All the elements were there for low turnout: It was a beautiful, cloudless night, the Iowa-Iowa State game had just ended, and the state's critical place in presidential politics still felt years away for most Iowans. But on Saturday night in Dubuque, Iowa, roughly 130 people showed up to see independent Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont talk about elevating the middle class, nationalizing health care and fighting the degrading influence of money in politics.
U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders says 10 community health centers in Vermont will share $2.1 million in federal funding to expand health care services in rural areas. The Vermont funding announced Friday is part of $295 million that's being awarded nationally to 1,195 health centers.
Meet The Press : White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough ; Former Secretary of State James Baker ; Sen. Bernie Sanders ; This Week : White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough ; Sen. Tom Harkin ; Secretary of Education Arne Duncan ; Fox News Sunday : Former CIA/NSA Director Gen. Michael Hayden ; Sen. Lindsey Graham ; Sen. Jack Reed ; : Brit Hume , Kristen Powers , Republican Strategist Karl Rove and Juan Williams .
Senate Republicans last week blocked an effort by DemoA crats to change the Constitution so Congress could limit how much outside groups can spend on political campaigns. The measure was designed to overturn the 2010 Supreme Court decision that struck down limits on how much money corporations and labor unions can spend to elect or defeat candidates.
White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough will get the opportunity to defend and elaborate upon President Obama's plans for tackling ISIS this weekend, as he blankets the Sunday talk shows. McDonough will appear on all but one of the major Sunday talk shows; on CBS' "Face the Nation," instead of McDonough, Secretary of State John Kerry will address questions concerning the administration's foreign policy.
Bill Maher speaks on stage at the 2014 Television Academy Hall of Fame on Tuesday, March 11, 2014, at the Beverly Wilshire in Beverly Hills, Calif. The HBO comedian said he's targeting Kline, the chair of the House Education and Workforce Committee, because he poses a "silent threat" to America with positions against gay marriage and climate change, including his 54 votes to repeal the Affordable Care Act.
Filmmaker Patrick Lovell, a Park City resident, is currently taking his documentary, "Forward 13: Waking Up the American Dream," on tour around the country. The film was spurred by his own experiences caused by the economic crash of 2008.
Oil inventories are near record highs and demand has hovered around a 10-year low. The normal rules of supply and demand would dictate a lower price.
According to a new CNN/ORC poll, 53% of all registered Democrats contacted in Iowa said they would support Hillary Clinton if the 2016 caucuses were held today. That number far outpaces the 15% that would opt for Vice President Joe Biden, 7% who would choose Sen. Elizabeth Warren and 5% who would pick Sen. Bernie Sanders.
On Friday, Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., said what a lot of us are thinking about Wall Street fat cats and how they are taking federal bailout money while handing out bonuses and pay raises to themselves. "They don't get it," she said.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is a reliable backer of the Republican Party. So it was unusual to see the organization invoke a narrative straight out of the Democratic Party playbook last week, calling for the re-authorization of the Export-Import Bank as a way to tear down barriers to the economic success of women.
Updated: Mon Sep 15, 2014 12:33 am
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