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Senate confirms Pritzker as commerce secretary

WASHINGTON, June 25 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate voted 97-1 Tuesday to confirm President Barack Obama's nomination of Penny Pritzker as secretary of the Department of Commerce.
Proposed bills would limit NSA' s surveillance programs

Proposed bills would limit NSA' s surveillance programs

WASHINGTON, June 14 (UPI) -- Senators critical of the National Security Agency's surveillance programs are introducing legislation to curtail collection of data.

Amazon reports spike in sales of George Orwell's '1984'

SEATTLE, June 12 (UPI) -- George Orwell's dystopian novel "1984" is enjoying a spike in sales in the wake of revelations on surveillance in the United States.

U.S. Postal Service finances remain wobbly

WASHINGTON, May 28 (UPI) -- Two lawmakers -- an independent and a Democrat -- are sponsoring bills to eliminate a financial mandate that some say is threatening the U.S. Postal Service.
The Issue: Plenty to love, loathe in Obama's 2014 budget

The Issue: Plenty to love, loathe in Obama's 2014 budget

Congressional Republicans and Democrats began voicing their displeasure over U.S. President Obama's 2014 budget plan, either saying it didn't go far enough to cut spending, or it raised taxes or it intruded too much on entitlements or left seniors in a lurch.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International

Social Security petitions delivered to WH

WASHINGTON, April 9 (UPI) -- Advocates Tuesday delivered more than 2 million petition signatures to the White House, protesting a planned switch in calculating Social Security benefits.

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Boehner: Budget holds reforms 'hostage'

Boehner: Budget holds reforms 'hostage'

WASHINGTON, April 5 (UPI) -- House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, said President Barack Obama, in the budget he previewed Friday, is holding entitlement reforms "hostage for more tax hikes."

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Survey: Few senators plan to return pay

Survey: Few senators plan to return pay

WASHINGTON, April 3 (UPI) -- Few U.S. senators say they'll give up part of their congressional pay during the federal budget sequester but most aren't saying what they'll do, The Hill said.
Entitlement cuts raise liberal hackles

Entitlement cuts raise liberal hackles

WASHINGTON, March 13 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama told House Republicans balancing the budget is not his top priority, lawmakers said after meeting with the president Wednesday.

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Liberals weigh in on regulatory posts

Liberals weigh in on regulatory posts

WASHINGTON, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- Federal appointments at the U.S. Treasury Department and other finance regulators require strong consumer advocates to fill them, liberals are saying.

Sanders: Foxes guard Fed hen house

WASHINGTON, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- Vermont's independent Sen. Bernie Sanders said it is time to stop placing top Wall Street executives on the board of regional branches of the Federal Reserve.
Fiscal Cliff: Social Security, Medicare could be cut to rein in spending

Fiscal Cliff: Social Security, Medicare could be cut to rein in spending

As the clock ticked down on 2012 and the "fiscal cliff" loomed ever larger, concerns mounted among seniors and their advocates any solution to U.S. fiscal problems would be resolved at least partially on their backs.
MARCELLA S. KREITER, United Press International
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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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