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  Students and Leaders: Congressman Bernie Sanders
Bernie and Jane are the very proud parents of four children.
Bernie was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1941, the son of a paint salesman who immigrated to this country as a young man. His mother raised her two sons in a small apartment while his father earned a steady but limited income.
Sanders' family circumstances, in which money was often tight, heavily influenced his understanding about the financial difficulties that face many working class families.
www.studentsandleaders.org /dc/speakers/rep_sanders.asp   (636 words)

 Bernie Sanders - Voyager, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The son of a Polish immigrant, Sanders was born in Brooklyn and educated at Brooklyn College and the University of Chicago.
Sanders is a co-founder of the House Progressive Caucus and chaired the grouping of mostly left-leaning Democratic congressmen for its first eight years.
Sanders voted against the resolution authorizing the use of force against Iraq in the fall of 2002 and opposed the subsequent invasion.
www.voyager.in /Bernie_Sanders   (1305 words)

 Sirotablog: Who Is Bernie Sanders?
Sanders has confirmed that he will, in fact, be running for the Senate, so here are a few snippets to get you acquainted with why Bernie's election is so important to progressives:
He was also the original author of the $300 tax rebate that ultimately passed with President Bush's unfair 2001 tax cuts (Sanders offered his rebate as a substitute for Bush's tax cuts, and the rebate ended up being, by far, the most progressive piece of that tax legislation).
Vermont's Independent Congressman Bernie Sanders doesn't take corporate PAC money, so he's going to need all the grassroots help he can get in his upcoming 2006 campaign for the U.S. Senate.
www.davidsirota.com /2005/04/who-is-bernie-sanders.html   (792 words)

 Independent News Portal COAnews: coanews.org : Vermont's Bernie Sanders Becomes First Socialist Elected to U.S. Senate
In Vermont, Bernie Sanders to become the country's first self-described socialist to be elected to the U.S. Senate.
In Vermont, voters have elected Bernie Sanders to become the country's first self-described socialist to be elected to the U.S. Senate.
BERNIE SANDERS: We are running against, it's hard to say, maybe the wealthiest fellow in the state of Vermont, who is going to spend more money per votes than has ever been spent in the history of the United States Senate.
www.coanews.org /tiki-read_article.php?articleId=1435   (1386 words)

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Before people even showed up at the victory party, the first election of 2006 had been called — Bernie Sanders is the next U.S. Senator from Vermont.
Bernie has had an incredible journey since his first win as mayor of Burlington by 12 votes in 1981.
His strong eight-term record in the House solidified Bernie as a champion for the working class, a protector of the environment, a voice for our nation’s veterans, an advocate for universal healthcare and a defender of the country’s basic civil liberties.
www.bernie.org   (160 words)

 USA PATRIOT Act - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Bernie Sanders (I-VT) with Reps. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), John Conyers Jr.
On June 15, 2005, a second attempt to limit Section 215 was successful in the House of Representatives.
The Sanders amendment prevents the funds provided by the bill from being used by the FBI and the Justice Department to search library and book store records as authorized by Section 215 of FISA.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Patriot_Act   (6252 words)

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