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Sun Jan 31, 2016, 07:44 PM

Des Moines Rally with Sen. Sanders

These guys have been live streaming all day long. It's says Waterloo but I think
they are going to stay with this window.

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Mon Feb 1, 2016, 05:08 AM

1. Bernie Rocking Iowa in Closing Days


Just two days before the Iowa Caucus, Bernie Sanders joined popular pop band Vampire Weekend onstage in Iowa City and sang along to “This Land Is Your Land.” It was the close of a concert for Bernie on the campus of the University of Iowa. A few minutes before, Sanders wrapped up a spirited address to 5,000 Iowans. Nearly 4,000 people were allowed into the venue. Another 500 listened in an overflow area, and 500 were at a watch party set up by the campaign.

It was the largest event put together by any campaign on their own in Iowa this year.

Lead singer Mark Foster of the indie pop band Foster the People performed an acoustic set just before Dr. Cornel West took the stage to introduce Vampire Weekend. West asked the crowd if they were ready to make history on Monday night.

Hunger games actor Joshua Hutchinson also gave an impassioned plea to the crowd to caucus on Monday. Hutchinson talked about how lucky he is that he could pay his younger brother’s tuition at Georgia Tech. He said Bernie Sanders will make sure everyone can afford a college education.

Sanders has surrogates fanned out across Iowa. Minnesota congressman Keith Ellison is stumping throughout the state. “I certainly think that Iowa will start a chain of events … I think you can assume if it’s playing in Iowa, it’s probably playing in Minnesota,” Ellison said, adding that the two states share “common sensibilities.”

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Mon Feb 1, 2016, 05:10 AM

2. Huge Crowds, Surging Polls for Sanders as 'Revolution' Revs Engine Ahead of Iowa


With wall-to-wall crowds, climbing poll numbers, and a wave of critical new endorsements, less than one week before the primary contests officially commence, Bernie Sanders is riding high.

Two new polls out on Wednesday show that the senator from Vermont is not only holding fast on his lead in Iowa, but also continues to gain against frontrunner Hillary Clinton nationally.

The voter enthusiasm that has defined much of Sanders' candidacy was on full display Tuesday evening when an overflowing crowd of 14,000 people rallied at an exhibition center in St. Paul, Minnesota, following an afternoon rally in Duluth that saw a crowd of 6,000 people.

"You, and millions of other people, need to come together," Sanders said in Duluth. "You need to say loud and clear that when so many men and women fought and died to save our country, that we the people are going to have a government that represents us, not just a handful of billionaires."

Sanders' message—that in order for political revolution to happen, voters must come out to the polls—echoed statements he made earlier in the day Tuesday during a campaign stop in Iowa.

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