You can call what I am doing today anything you want. You can call it a filibuster. You can call it a very long speechSanders: Oratory not a filibuster Dec 11, 2010
Any member of the administration, in any party, should come before Congress should defend what he or she is doingAnalysis: FDA chief grilled over testimony Mar 11, 2004
The bottom line here is that GlaxoSmithKline has no right in telling Americans that they cannot continue to purchase safe and affordable prescription drugs in CanadaBill would fine co's blocking cheap drugs Feb 27, 2003
The pharmaceutical industry will say and do anything to protect their profits, regardless of the consequence of their actions on the real lives and health of American peopleBill would fine co's blocking cheap drugs Feb 27, 2003
There's a lot of television promoting greed and self-interest, but how many programs speak to the 'justice' of the richest 1 percent's owning more wealth than the bottom 95 percent? Or of the chief executive officers of major corporations earning 500 times what their employees makeHot Buttons: Talk show topics Jun 28, 2002
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.