06 May 2010

Bernie Sanders Helps Obama Shield Fed and Too-Big-To-Fail Banks From Scrutiny

Unable to whip the votes against Audit the Fed in the Senate, the White House prevailed upon Bernie Sanders to limit the audit to only going back to 2007, and Bernie complied.  What does that mean?  Scarecrow: The key is not when they audit, it’s what the get to audit.

06 May 2010

Bernie Sanders Changes Audit the Fed Amendment, Dodd Now Cosponsor

Here’s what Bernie Sanders just said from the floor of the Senate, announcing that he is changing his amendment: SANDERS:  In other words, Mr. President, we now have 59 senators who, as part of the budget resolution, voted on this issue, 320 members of congress, the house, two u.s. courts

11 Mar 2010

Bernie Sanders to Make Sure Public Option Gets Up-or-Down Vote, Defying Reid, Durbin

Bernie Sanders indicates he’s willing to defy party leaders to ensure the public option receives an up-or-down vote in the Senate.

10 Mar 2010

Bernie Sanders Contradicts Obama, Says Senate Does Have 50 Votes for Public Option

Senator Bernie Sanders is saying that the Senate has a majority for a public option–in direct contradiction to claims by President Obama

01 Oct 2008

Bernie Sanders to Henry Paulson and the rest of the rich: “You broke it, you pay for it.”

The Senate will vote on the bailout package tonight. Bernie Sanders has a great amendment that he will introduce.