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Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders pays his campaign interns, but most


Pay Fail
Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders pays his campaign interns, but most (if not all) of the other major presidential candidates do not.

CLAIM: Bernie Sanders is one of the few 2016 presidential candidates (if not the only one) to pay his campaign interns.


First, the candidates offering unpaid internships are not breaking any laws. In most cases, it is perfectly legal to hire interns for non-paying positions as long as those interns receive some tangible benefit (such as school credit or valuable work experience) in return. Second, some candidates, such as Republican Ben Carson, do offer their interns others forms of compensation, such as stipends for food or travel. And neither we nor the Washington Post have unable to determine if GOP candidate Donald Trump's campaigns offers internships (or, if so, whether those internships are paid positions), although we note that interns at Trump Entertainment Resorts are reportedly paid $10 an hour.

The campaign teams of Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Hillary Clinton and Chris Christie have all recently posted advertisements seeking interns for non-paying positions. A recent posting on Bernie Sanders' web site, on the other hand, advertises a paid internship position (although such ads do not necessarily indicate that all campaign internship positions are paying ones):

NY Daily News Does it Again:Dawn of the Brain Dead


Big win for Sanders in New Hampshire

Bernie Sanders has won the Democratic presidential primary in New Hampshire.

CBS News, CNN and The Associated Press called the race at about 8 p.m., just after the polls closed.

At about 9:30 p.m., Sanders declared victory in a speech before an elated crowd of supporters at his watch party in Concord.

"Thank you, New Hampshire!" Sanders said to cheers. "Together we have sent a message that will echo from Wall Street to Washington, from Maine to California. And that is that the government of our country belongs to all of the people, and not just a handful of wealthy campaign contributors and their super PACs."


Bernie Sanders killing time playing basketball with his family



Sen. Sanders: When We Stand Together, We Win! Thank You New Hampshire


Bernie Sanders Wins Every Demographic Group

Senator Bernie Sanders beat Hillary Clinton among nearly every demographic group in the Democratic New Hampshire primary, according to exit polls.

He carried majorities of both men and women. He won among those with and without college degrees. He won among gun owners and non-gun owners. He beat Mrs. Clinton among previous primary voters and those participating for the first time. And he ran ahead among both moderates and liberals.

Even so, there were a few silver linings for Mrs. Clinton. While Mr. Sanders bested her among all age groups younger than 45, the two candidates polled evenly among voters aged 45 to 64. And Mrs. Clinton won the support of voters 65 and older. And, though Mrs. Clinton lost nearly every income group, she did carry voters in families earning over $200,000 per year.


ABC News: Bernie Sanders Projected to Win New Hampshire Democratic Primary

ABC News projects Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders will win the New Hampshire Democratic primary, based on exit poll data and vote analysis.

Sanders led former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in recent polls in the Granite State and following a close race in Iowa between the two contenders for the Democratic presidential nomination, which Clinton barely won, both campaigns ramped up their attacks in New Hampshire.

The Sanders campaign invested heavily in the Granite State and aggressively advertised on televisions from the north to the suburban Boston enclaves in southern New Hampshire.

In a state that values retail politics, both Clinton and Sanders spent time knocking on doors and greeting patrons at local coffee shops in the days leading up to the primary. But no matter how many selfies Clinton took or country roads she crisscrossed, she was unable to catch the Vermont senator.


A Racist, Sexist Demagogue Just Won The New Hampshire Primary Seriously. (Trump)


The businessman's resounding victory amid a crowded field of more experienced and accomplished candidates is a stunning turn of events for a party that vowed just four years ago to be more inclusive to minorities after failing to unseat President Barack Obama in the bitter 2012 election. What the GOP got instead is a xenophobic demagogue who's insulted pretty much everyone and even earned the endorsement of white supremacists. Trump's victory in New Hampshire likely points to a drawn-out slog between Trump and at least one of his rivals as they battle to secure enough delegates in hopes of winning their party's nomination this summer.

By a huge margin, Trump defeated a crop of experienced candidates Tuesday, including New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Ohio Gov. John Kasich and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, all of whom seemed more interested in fighting each other than taking on the longtime leader of the polls in the Granite State. Trump also fended off two well-spoken conservative senators -- Marco Rubio of Florida, who'd surged in the days before the primary, and Ted Cruz of Texas, who won the Iowa caucuses last week.

The message from New Hampshire was clear: Voters fed up with Democrats and Republicans alike desire a politically incorrect outsider, one not beholden to special interests or rich donors, one who can actually break the perpetual gridlock in Washington. At least, that's what Trump claimed in his victory speech Tuesday night.

Trump declared his candidacy for the Republican nomination in June following weeks of mockery in the press, with plenty of skeptical commentators noting that he'd been making similar noises about running for president for years. When he finally announced his bid, many pundits and party officials alike viewed Trump's candidacy as essentially a comic spectacle.

Bernie Sanders slams “overt partisanship” of GOP leaders who rejected Obama’s final budget

Bernie Sanders slams “overt partisanship” of GOP leaders who rejected Obama’s final budget before it was even released
For the first time in history, Congressional Republicans refuse to even hold a hearing on the President's budget

Congressional Democrats, of course, are fuming over the Republicans’ displays of boastful intractability they describe as “disrespectful to the committee members, the public and the president.”

Vermont Independent and Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, who has ruffled some feathers on Capitol Hill with his denouncement of Hillary Clinton’s congressional support as “the establishment,” lead Senate Democrats in railing against the Republicans’ breach of decorum today after their counterparts in the House decried the GOP’s move earlier this week.

“The president’s budget is more than a political document; it is a compilation of the opinions of experts throughout the government,” Sanders, the ranking member of the Senate Budget Committee, wrote in a letter with his Democratic colleagues (and Angus King) to Sen. Enzi. Sanders and the Senate Democrats said they were “disappointed” and “dismayed” with the Republicans’ behavior.

Going a step further than Sanders and the Senate Democrats, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, (D-Calif.), blasted Rep. Price, saying his “contemptuous attitude is unworthy of the U.S. Congress and the American people” and calling out what she called the “corrosive radicalism” that has taken a stranglehold of the Republican Party.


Bernie Sanders Prevails and G.O.P. Has 3-Way Tie as 3 New Hampshire Towns Vote

Bernie Sanders Prevails and G.O.P. Has 3-Way Tie as 3 New Hampshire Towns Vote

Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont emerged as the Democrats’ big winner of the wee hours on Tuesday, with 17 votes in total, while Hillary Clinton received nine.

On the Republican side, Senator Ted Cruz of Texas, Donald J. Trump and Gov. John R. Kasich of Ohio each had nine votes.

Honored to have the unanimous support of the people of Dixville Notch. First votes cast in the #FITN.
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