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Bernie Sanders Blasts Clinton Record on Gay Rights, Keystone, Free Trade-ABCnews

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Senator Bernie Sanders delivered his sharpest criticism to date of Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton tonight at the Iowa Democratic Party’s historic Jefferson-Jackson dinner.

The Vermont senator and longest-serving independent member of Congress did not say the word "Clinton" once, but he implicitly drew contrast between his voting record and the political careers of both Hillary Clinton and her husband former President Bill Clinton. He focused in on gay rights, free trade, the Keystone pipeline and the Iraq War specifically.

"In 1996, I faced another fork in the road. A very, very difficult political situation. It was called the Defense of Marriage Act. DOMA," he said, referring to the law signed by President Clinton. "And let us all remember that gay and lesbian rights were not popular then, as they are today. It was a tough vote. ... That was not a politically easy vote.

"Now today, some are trying to rewrite history by saying that they voted for one anti-gay law to stop something worse," he said. "That is not the case. There was a small minority in the house opposed to discriminating against our gay brothers and sisters and I am proud that I was one of those members."

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/bernie-sanders-blasts-clinton-record-gay-rights-keystone/story?id=34711895
Posted by leftcoastmountains | Sun Oct 25, 2015, 01:26 AM (0 replies)

Bernie Sanders Points To Clinton's Shifts On Issues In Iowa Speech-Huffpost

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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton and Bernie Sanders dueled for support among thousands of Iowa Democrats on Saturday, seeking an edge at a high-profile fundraising dinner that could set the tone for the leadoff presidential caucuses in February.

Sanders, the independent Vermont senator, used his speech to draw sharp contrasts with Clinton on a number of issues, implicitly criticizing her delayed opposition to the Trans-Pacific Partnership and Keystone XL pipeline as well as her vote in favor of the Iraq war.

Without naming Clinton, he pointedly criticized the passage of the Defense of Marriage Act during Bill Clinton's administration, saying, "some are trying to rewrite history by saying they voted for one anti-gay law to stop something worse. That's not the case." Hillary Clinton said in an interview with MSNBC on Friday that the law was signed as a "defensive action."

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/bernie-sanders-iowa-speech_562c40c3e4b0ec0a3894b63d
Posted by leftcoastmountains | Sun Oct 25, 2015, 01:22 AM (5 replies)

Bernie Sanders draws sharpest contrast with Clinton yet-MSNBC

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Without mentioning her by name, Sanders fired off a series of back-to-back jabs clearly aimed at the weakest parts of Clinton’s resume as he portrayed himself as the true progressive in the race who “will govern based on principle not poll numbers.”

On the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal, which Clinton recently opposed, Sanders said he was there first. “I did not support it yesterday. I do not support it today. And I will not support it tomorrow,” he said. “It is not now, nor has it ever been, the gold standard of trade agreements.”

Clinton once called the TPP the “gold standard” of trade deals as she helped negotiate it as President Obama’s secretary of state.

On the Keystone XL pipeline, which Clinton seemed to favor as secretary of state but recently opposed, Sanders said he was there first, too. “If you agree with me about the urgent need to address the issue of climate change, then you would know immediately what to do about the Keystone pipeline. Honestly, it wasn’t that complicated,” he said. “To me, that was a no-brainer and that is why I have opposed the Keystone Pipeline from the beginning.”

http://www.msnbc.com/msnbc/bernie-sanders-draws-sharpest-contrast-cliton-yet
Posted by leftcoastmountains | Sun Oct 25, 2015, 01:18 AM (0 replies)

It is striking how many Sanders' supporters left after his speech. What once was raucous is

now empty.

https://twitter.com/danmericacnn/status/658122144598003712
Posted by leftcoastmountains | Sat Oct 24, 2015, 11:53 PM (12 replies)

FULL Speech: Bernie Sanders Gives Speech At Huge Jefferson Jackson Dinner In IOWA 10/24/15

Part 1


Part 2
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Posted by leftcoastmountains | Sat Oct 24, 2015, 11:47 PM (3 replies)

Without naming them, Bernie Sanders knocks Clintons on DOMA

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“In 1996, I faced another fork in the road — another very, very difficult political situation,” Sanders will say. “It was called the Defense of Marriage Act — DOMA — brought forth by a Republican-led Congress. And its purpose was clear: to discriminate against gays and lesbians into law. Let us remember, that support for gay and lesbian rights were not popular then as they are now.”

Calling the vote not “politically easy,” he went on to say that “today, some are trying to rewrite history by saying they voted for one anti-gay law to stop something worse.”

“That’s not the case,” Sanders said. “There was a small minority opposed to discriminating against our gay brothers and sisters, and I am proud that I was one of those members.”

http://www.buzzfeed.com/rubycramer/hillary-clinton-looks-to-lock-up-a-lead-on-democrats-big-nig?utm_term=.hkdmjeevp&sub=4058930_7183570#.ybnRbjjma
Posted by leftcoastmountains | Sat Oct 24, 2015, 11:09 PM (4 replies)

Watching the Jefferson Jackson Dinner

The Democratic platform has really swung to the left. Everything
that Bernie has been saying they are saying. All the local candidates
are using Bernie's platform. Berners you should be proud! If nothing else
Bernie has really brought his issues into the national debate. The question is
will they follow through? Go Bernie Go!!!!
Posted by leftcoastmountains | Sat Oct 24, 2015, 09:49 PM (2 replies)

Bernie Sanders rallies with supporters before Jefferson Jackson Dinner | 01:55 (video)

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Presidential hopeful, Bernie Sanders held a rally with supporters before holding a march to the Iowa Democratic Party’s Jefferson Jackson Dinner on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015.

http://www.desmoinesregister.com/videos/news/2893066142001/4577090486001/
Posted by leftcoastmountains | Sat Oct 24, 2015, 09:28 PM (0 replies)

Bernie Sanders DNC Women's Leadership Forum FULL Speech 10/23/2015

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Published on Oct 23, 2015

Bernie Sanders calls for a ‘political revolution’ At the DNC’s Women’s Leadership Forum, Sen. Bernie Sanders urges women, young people and the working class to come out and vote as he outlines how the U.S. is “slipping into oligarchy.”bernie sanders spoke this morning at the dnc women's leadersip forum in washington d.c. bernie sanders laid out his plan for america during his speech and discusses women's issues. Democratic National Committee 22nd Annual Women's Leadership Forum Guest speakers include President Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Martin, O'Malley, Lincoln Chaffee, and Bernie Sanders.Democratic presidential candidates spoke at the Democratic National Committee Women’s Leadership Forum in Washington, D.C. Former Governor Lincoln Chafee (D-RI) announced he would end his campaign for president.

Posted by leftcoastmountains | Fri Oct 23, 2015, 02:50 PM (1 replies)

Iowa Poll Analysis: Two-way race for the Democrats

http://www.desmoinesregister.com/videos/news/politics/2015/10/22/74410914/
Posted by leftcoastmountains | Thu Oct 22, 2015, 08:40 PM (0 replies)
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