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Sen.Sanders interview with Jake Tapper (videos)

Arriving at #SNL (pic) and more


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Official proof that they're not the same person after all.

Sen. Sanders on Face the Nation, Meet the Press, and CNN's State of the Union

Don't miss our interview with Sen @BernieSanders on Face the Nation tomorrow morning from New Hampshire!

BernieSanders will make a cameo on @nbcsnl tonight. Tune into #MTP tomorrow to hear from him on the #NHPrimary.

Despite his big lead, @BernieSanders predicts a close race in New Hampshire

Don't forget he's on SNL tonight

Sanders Statement on Detrimental Effect Flint Humanitarian Crisis is Having on Aspiring Americans

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders on Saturday released the following statement after it was reported that undocumented immigrants in Flint cannot obtain clean water because of their immigration status:

“It is outrageous and totally unacceptable that aspiring Americans and others in Flint cannot get the clean drinking water they desperately need because they don’t have the proper identification. This is a humanitarian crisis. No one should live in fear of being deported for getting a bottle of water for their family. All people, including immigrants, should have access to clean and drinkable water, regardless of immigration status or lack of identification.

“The state of Michigan and the National Guard should provide all emergency services to the approximately 1,000 aspiring Americans that reside in Flint and provide comprehensive bilingual information on the dangers of drinking this poisonous water.

“The federal government must also halt all immigration raids immediately. These inhumane raids are having a chilling effect across the country, especially in Flint, preventing some of the most vulnerable people in this country from stepping out of their homes, let alone seeking clean water for their families.”


Red Hot Chili Peppers cover David Bowie’s “Cracked Actor” at Bernie Sanders fundraiser



Red Hot Chili Peppers performed at a Bernie Sanders fundraiser in Los Angeles on Friday night. It marked the first the band’s first on-stage since the death of David Bowie, and they paid tribute to the Thin White Duke by covering the Aladdin Sane track “Cracked Actor”. What’s more, Chad Smith’s custom drum head featured a morphing of Sanders with Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust persona.

Red Hot Chili Peppers performed at a Bernie Sanders fundraiser in Los Angeles on Friday night. It marked the first the band’s first on-stage since the death of David Bowie, and they paid tribute to the Thin White Duke by covering the Aladdin Sane track “Cracked Actor”. What’s more, Chad Smith’s custom drum head featured a morphing of Sanders with Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust persona.

(more videos at link)

Sen. Sanders Statement on New Flint Revelations

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders issued the following statement on Friday after it was reported that Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder’s administration knew a recent outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease was potentially connected to the water crisis in Flint:

“The latest revelation about the public health crisis in Flint is horrifying. It is unacceptable that anyone on Gov. Snyder’s team would not act swiftly at even the slightest chance that residents were becoming seriously ill from the drinking water in Flint. Because of the conduct by Gov. Snyder’s administration and his refusal to take responsibility, families will suffer from lead poisoning for the rest of their lives. Children in Flint will be plagued with brain damage and other health problems.

“Not only should Gov. Snyder resign immediately, the Justice Department must hold everyone accountable who knew about this crisis and did nothing. The federal government needs to take every possible measure to ensure that the people of Flint get clean drinking water as soon as possible.”


Bernie Sanders Calls For Federal Criminal Investigation Into Rick Snyder For Poisoning Flint
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders is calling for a federal criminal investigation into Gov. Rick Snyder and his administration after it was revealed that the Snyder administration knew of a potential link between a Legionnaires' disease outbreak and the water in Flint, Michigan.

Flea: Why I Support Bernie Sanders

"The concept of a president in this country who is not beholden to corporate lobbyists is such a beautiful idea," Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist says

I first learned about Bernie Sanders through a teacher of mine who lived in Vermont. He was telling me that the state, in most categories, has the highest standard of life in the United States in terms of employment, education, health care and all the things that you measure a standard of life by. He told me about Bernie and how much he admired him, so he's been on my radar for a while.

The Chili Peppers are doing a show for Bernie this weekend and it's something like $30,000 to rent the venue. We said, "Oh, we'll pay for the cost of the venue rental." And he wouldn't accept it! He said, "We can't accept you guys; you're a group — you're incorporated — so I can't accept that money." He can accept the ticket cost because each one is a small donation, but the 30 grand? "No, I don't accept money like that."

If he's elected, I would hope that a Sanders presidency would make it so 1) he wouldn't go off into any wars unless if it really was to protect other human beings, 2) that he would make high-quality health care accessible to everybody regardless of how much money they have, and 3) that he would make higher education available for everybody. And that means everybody. That means people who live in very poor communities and are struggling who deserve as good as an education as people in rich communities. The playing field is rigged. And if you're poor and a minority, you don't have a chance, man. Or your chance is like a needle in a haystack. I want everybody to have an equal chance.

The concept of politics itself is of absolutely no interest to me. The concept of human beings caring for one another holds great interest to me. I care about the welfare of people. I care about love and kindness and empathy and reaching out to those who are less fortunate and struggling to get by in a really difficult world. The candidate who actually represents the well-being of human beings in the United States and cares about people is Bernie Sanders, and that's why I stand by him.

Bernie Sanders headed to New York for expected ‘Saturday Night Live’ cameo

Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders is planning a trip Saturday to New York, where he is likely to make an appearance on “Saturday Night Live,” according to a source with direct knowledge of plans.

The show is being hosted this week by comedian Larry David, who has played the Vermont senator with uncanny precision in multiple skits this season — even winning praise from Sanders. As of Friday morning, it was unclear what Sanders’s role on the long-running late-night comedy show would be.

The person familiar with his plans spoke on the condition of anonymity because neither "Saturday Night Live" nor the campaign was prepared to announce Sanders’s appearance.


Bernie Sanders Heading to ‘SNL’ To Join Larry David
“He is going,” CNN senior Washington correspondent Jeff Zeleny reported moments ago, citing a senior campaign advisor. “He has been invited,” Zeleny said, but quickly added, “there are no official announcements because Saturday Night Live keeps its programming close to the vest. But he is heading there and he believes he will be on SNL and there’s every reason to believe he will be because Larry David has been playing him for so long.”

“That’s going to be quite the show – quite a debut on that stage,” he added.

Bernie Sanders to Do ‘S.N.L.,’ With Larry David Hosting

Here's One Thing Bernie Sanders Could Have Told Hillary Clinton About Wall Street Influence

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton insisted at Thursday night's Democratic debate that campaign contributions and speaking fees from Wall Street and other major corporate sectors have not influenced her politically, challenging Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) to name a single way in which they had.

"Let's talk about why in the 1990s Wall Street got deregulated," Sanders responded. "Did it have anything to do with the fact that Wall Street spent billions on lobbying and campaign contributions? Well, some people might think, yeah, that had some influence."

But Clinton had set a high bar, asking for a specific way in which specific contributions influenced her.

Sanders could have brought up Blair Effron after Clinton herself slammed what are known as corporate "inversions," specifically citing the company Johnson Controls, which pulled off an egregious example of a move done to reduce a company's U.S. tax bill. Effron is a founding partner of Centerview Partners, an investment firm that played a major role in the Johnson inversion.


Bernie Sanders won the debate’s Google fight — in more ways than one

Usually on debate night, we track what people are searching for on Google as a way of assessing what people are curious about as the candidates tussle.

In that regard, Bernie Sanders eked out a narrow victory, getting more search attention both nationally and in New Hampshire, where it counts ahead of Tuesday's primary.

The first and fifth questions, like the question about where Clinton is, are for people to go hear from the candidate. "Why Bernie Sanders" is a question about why his candidacy should be considered.

But none of that matters once you get to No. 4. The fourth-most-Googled question about Bernie Sanders is how can I give him money.


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