An unusual coalition of very conservative and very liberal groups is backing
Senator Bernies Sanders effort to block the confirmation of
Federal Reserve Board chairman Ben Bernanke to a second term in office.
Senator Bernie Sanders, who is one of two independent members of the Senate, is telling the Democrats
that he might vote against their health care reform bill if steps aren’t taken to strengthen the
Senator Bernie Sanders has introduced a bill that would require stricter oversight of the Federal Reserve. Sanders talks with VPR’s Jane Lindholm about why he thinks that is necessary, and we hear from a Tuck Business School professor who has some reservations.
Senator Bernie Sanders says some of the critics of the health care reform bill who are disrupting town
hall meetings across the country are acting in an "undemocratic manner" as part
of a right wing effort to spread lies about the legislation.
Senator Bernie Sanders has proposed expanding community health centers as a step toward national health care reform; during town meeting next week, one central Vermont town will vote whether to reopen a small hydroelectric dam;