Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Michael Levenson Globe Staff January 14, 2019 Has the fire Berned out?Yes, supporters of Senator Bernie Sanders are hosting house parties and signing petitions this month to show the Vermont independent that his loyal followers are still feeling the Bern and want him to run for president again in 2020.But as Sanders weighs another campaign, some say that even as he has moved the Democratic Party ideologically — pushing issues such as Medicare for all, free college tuition, and a $15 minimum wage into the mainstream — the party has moved past him personally. Advertisement “I don’t see a lot of lasting energy for Bernie,” said Markos Moulitsas, the founder and publisher of Daily Kos. Get Metro Headlines in your inbox: The 10 top local news stories from metro Boston and around New England delivered daily. Thank you for signing … [Read more...] about Has the Democratic Party moved beyond Bernie Sanders?
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Steve Peoples, Associated Press Updated 9:35 pm PST, Thursday, January 10, 2019 Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., center, joined from left by Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt., Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., and Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., speaks to reporters as he prepares to introduce new legislation that aims to reduce what Americans pay for prescription drugs, especially brand-name drugs deemed "excessively priced," during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019. less Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., center, joined from left by Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt., Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., and Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., speaks to reporters as he prepares ... more Photo: J. Scott Applewhite, AP Photo: J. Scott Applewhite, AP … [Read more...] about Bernie Sanders faces questions about political future
Eliza Relman, provided by Published 10:05 am CST, Thursday, January 10, 2019 Getty/Tasos Katopodis A young female former staffer on Sen. Bernie Sanders' 2016 presidential campaign has accused a former top campaign aide, Robert Becker, of forcibly kissing her in July 2016. Several other former campaign staffers told Politico that Becker, who "categorically" denies the claims, engaged in inappropriate behavior. This comes as dozens of former Sanders campaign staffers have made complaints about mistreatment of female staffers and pay disparities between women and men on the campaign. A young woman has accused a former top aide on Sen. Bernie Sanders' 2016 presidential campaign of forcibly kissing her. Several other former campaign staffers have also accused the aide, Robert Becker, of inappropriate conduct. The woman told Politico that Becker, now 50, approached her at a bar on the last night of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, grabbed her … [Read more...] about A top Bernie Sanders 2016 campaign aide has been accused of forcibly kissing a young female staffer
On the final night of the Democratic National Convention in July of 2016, Bernie Sanders’ staffers went out to a Mediterranean restaurant and hookah bar in Center City Philadelphia to celebrate and mourn the end of the campaign. Sitting at the bar sometime after midnight, convention floor leader Robert Becker—who oversaw Sanders’ Iowa campaign, then helped lead his efforts in Michigan, California, and New York as deputy national field director—began talking with a female staffer who had worked under him along with her boyfriend.Story Continued Below Becker, now 50 years old, told the 20-something woman that he had always wanted to have sex with her and made a reference to riding his “pole,” according to the woman and three other people who witnessed what happened or were told about it shortly afterward by people who did. Later in the night, Becker approached the woman and abruptly grabbed her wrists. Then he moved his hands to her head and forcibly … [Read more...] about Top Bernie Sanders 2016 adviser accused of forcibly kissing subordinate
Mariana Alfaro, provided by Published 10:12 am CST, Wednesday, January 9, 2019 Patrick Semansky/AP Following President Donald Trump's prime-time address, Bernie Sanders on Tuesday said the biggest threat facing the US was climate change, not immigration. The Vermont senator also said Trump should focus on providing healthcare and addressing college debt or poverty. "The scientific community has made it very clear in telling us that climate change is real and is causing devastating harm to our country and the entire planet," Sanders said in his rebuttal. Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont issued a fiery rebuttal to President Donald Trump's prime-time address Tuesday night: Climate change is a bigger threat to the US than what Sanders called the "artificial" immigration crisis Trump was talking about. "The scientific community has made it very clear in telling us that climate change is real and is causing devastating harm to our country and the entire planet," Sanders said. … [Read more...] about ‘President Trump lies all of the time’: Bernie Sanders issues fiery response to Trump’s Oval Office address