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Poll: Romney leader of the large Republican 2016 pack

Poll: Romney leader of the large Republican 2016 pack

WASHINGTON, Oct. 20 (UPI) --Mitt Romney, who has said he has no plans to run for president again, leads the field of potential Republican candidates for 2016 in a new poll.
Frances Burns
Report: Latino vote unlikely to be critical in midterm elections

Report: Latino vote unlikely to be critical in midterm elections

WASHINGTON, Oct. 16 (UPI) --While Latinos are a growing share of eligible voters in the U.S., they are unlikely to be a critical factor in the midterm elections, said Pew Research Center.
Frances Burns
Democrats to invest $1 million in South Dakota Senate race

Democrats to invest $1 million in South Dakota Senate race

WASHINGTON, Oct. 9 (UPI) --A Democratic committee plans to invest $1 million in the South Dakota Senate race, where a poll this week showed its candidate running third.
Frances Burns
Republicans got big cash infusion for Senate races in Sept.

Republicans got big cash infusion for Senate races in Sept.

WASHINGTON, Oct. 7 (UPI) --The Republican National Senatorial Committee still has a smaller war chest than its Democratic counterpart, in spite of a huge pickup in September.
Frances Burns
Court: Democrats don't have to run Senate candidate in Kansas

Court: Democrats don't have to run Senate candidate in Kansas

TOPEKA, Kan., Oct. 1 (UPI) --A federal appeals court refused Wednesday to order the Democratic Party to field a candidate for the U.S. Senate in Kansas.
Frances Burns
Poll: New Hampshire Senate race tied

Poll: New Hampshire Senate race tied

CONCORD, N.H., Sept. 15 (UPI) --New Hampshire Sen. Jeanne Shaheen and her Republican challenger, former Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown, are tied at 48 percent, a new poll finds.
Frances Burns
Bernie Sanders says he may run for president in 2016

Bernie Sanders says he may run for president in 2016

WASHINGTON D.C. , D.C., Sept. 14 (UPI) --On Sunday Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont said on "Meet the Press" that he was thinking about running for president in 2016, possibly as a Democrat.
Fred Lambert
Kansas official rules Democratic Senate candidate must stay on ballot [UPDATE]

Kansas official rules Democratic Senate candidate must stay on ballot [UPDATE]

TOPEKA, Kan., Sept. 4 (UPI) --The Democratic challenger to Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., must stay on the ballot, the Kansas Secretary of State said.
Frances Burns
Report blasts Phoenix VA Health Care System

Report blasts Phoenix VA Health Care System

WASHINGTON, Aug. 26 (UPI) --Veterans seeking treatment in the Phoenix VA Health Care System endured "unacceptable and troubling lapses" in their care, a report released Tuesday said.
Frances Burns
President Obama signs $16.3 billion VA bill, 27 new facilities coming to U.S.

President Obama signs $16.3 billion VA bill, 27 new facilities coming to U.S.

FORT BELVOIR, Va., Aug. 7 (UPI) --President Obama signed into law a bill seeking to reform Department of Veterans Affairs, providing $16.3 billion in emergency funding for the troubled system.
Matt Bradwell
Senate passes VA, highway bills, heads to recess

Senate passes VA, highway bills, heads to recess

WASHINGTON, Aug. 1 (UPI) --The Senate passed two key bills Thursday, sending a fix for the Department of Veterans affairs and a highway funding patch to the president for signature.
Gabrielle Levy
House approves $17B VA deal, sends it to Senate

House approves $17B VA deal, sends it to Senate

WASHINGTON, July 30 (UPI) --The House easily passed the $17 billion deal to fix problems at the VA to allow veterans to obtain outside healthcare, add staff and improve facilities.
Gabrielle Levy
Senate approves VA Secretary Bob McDonald

Senate approves VA Secretary Bob McDonald

WASHINGTON, July 29 (UPI) --The Senate voted Tuesday to confirm former Proctor & Gamble CEO Bob McDonald to take over the beleaguered Veterans Affairs Department as secretary.
Gabrielle Levy
Lawmakers announce $17b deal to fix VA wait times

Lawmakers announce $17b deal to fix VA wait times

WASHINGTON, July 28 (UPI) --The lead negotiators crafting a fix for the troubled Veterans Affairs health system managed to hammer out a deal over the weekend.
Gabrielle Levy
McDonald promises systematic change at VA confirmation hearing

McDonald promises systematic change at VA confirmation hearing

WASHINGTON, July 22 (UPI) --Senators looked to the Veterans Affairs nominee, Robert McDonald, for answers as talks for a compromise to fix the troubled department have stalled.
Gabrielle Levy
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Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-VT, speaks during a news conference calling on President Bush to sign a veterans funding bill on Capitol Hill in Washington on November 2, 2007. (UPI Photo/Roger L. Wollenberg)
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Bernard "Bernie" Sanders (born September 8, 1941) is the junior United States Senator from Vermont. He previously represented Vermont's at-large district in the United States House of Representatives. Sanders also served as mayor of Burlington, Vermont.

Sanders is a self-described democratic socialist, and has praised European social democracy. He is the first person elected to the U.S. Senate to identify as a socialist. Sanders caucuses with the Democratic Party and is counted as a Democrat for the purposes of committee assignments, but because he does not belong to a formal political party, he appears as an independent on the ballot. He was also the only independent member of the House during much of his service there.

Sanders, the son of Jewish Polish immigrants to the United States, was born in Brooklyn, New York. He graduated from James Madison High School in Brooklyn and later attended the University of Chicago, graduating with a B.A. in political science in 1964. After graduating from college, Sanders spent time on an Israeli kibbutz, an experience which shaped his political views. In 1964, Sanders moved to Vermont, where he worked as a carpenter, filmmaker, writer and researcher, among other jobs.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Bernie Sanders."
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