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    Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., holds a news conference to announce legislation that would tax the net worth of America's wealthiest individuals at the U.S. Capitol on Mar. 1, 2021 in Washington.Chip Somodevilla | Getty Images News | Getty Images A slew of Democrats on Capitol Hill — including progressives Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. — on Wednesday proposed a 3% total annual tax on wealth exceeding $1 billion. They also called for a lesser, 2% annual wealth tax on the net worth of households and trusts ranging from $50 million to $1 billion. The Ultra-Millionaire Tax Act aims at reining in a widening U.S. wealth gap, which has been exacerbated by the Covid pandemic. "The ultra-rich and powerful have rigged the rules in their favor so much that the top 0.1% pay a lower effective tax rate than the bottom 99%, and billionaire wealth is 40%...
    With the Golden Globes taking place virtually this year, the nominees were able to celebrate at home with their loved ones. For Cynthia Nixon, she gathered with Manhattan district attorney candidate Tahanie Aboushi, her wife Christine, and their 10-year-old son Max. Eagle-eyed fans also spotted a cardboard cutout of the viral meme of Vermont senator Bernie Sanders from President Joe Biden's inauguration and Twitter loved the tribute.  "NOT @CynthiaNixon HAVING BERNIE SANDERS IN THE BACKGROUND IM HOWLING," one Twitter user wrote. GOLDEN GLOBES 2021: COMPLETE WINNERS LIST Another said, "One benefit of a #GoldenGlobes zoom telecast...you can invite as many plus ones as you please." "CYNTHIA NIXON HAS A CARDBOARD OF BERNIE BEHIND HER I LOVE IT," said a fan. "The #GoldenGlobes for best performance of a Bernie Sanders cutout in an awards show goes to Cynthia Nixon," someone else added. (L-R) Best Supporting Actress – Television nominees Gillian Anderson, Annie Murphy, Helena Bonham Carter...
    New York : Vermont Independent Senator Bernie Sanders is the chair of the Legislative Body’s Budget Committee. Photo: Susan Walsh / . Democrats in the United States Senate and Independent Bernie Sanders they manage to include provisions in the stimulus package proposed by the Biden Administration to indirectly integrate the increase in the federal minimum wage. The move by legislators, which is still in the drafting phase, would add provisions to the bill approved in the House of Representatives this Saturday to penalize large companies that pay low wages to their employees. Members of the Senate Finance Committee, led by Ron Wyden, and the Budget Committee, led by Sanders, work on the draft of the proposal that would impose a penalty of 5% on the payroll tax to “very large” companies. that they do not pay the workers a certain amount (the amount of money...
    TAMARA Ecclestone’s beauty business has lost almost £23million — but she is still worth an estimated £215million. Tamara, daughter of ex-Formula One boss Bernie, pictured with her, is a major shareholder in SBD International Ltd. 2Ex-Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone with his daughter, Tamara Its luxury range on sale at Harvey Nichols and Harrods include a £55 hair perfume and a Swarovski-jewel encrusted bottle of oil costing £155. New accounts show the firm £22,916,004 in the red to November 2019. Shareholders agreed to provide financial support for at least the next year. The firm launched in 2010 as Tamara Ecclestone Brands Ltd, and changed its name in 2015. 2Tamara, with husband Jay Rutland, said her business'might not be about making money'Credit: Getty Images Tamara, 36, quit as a director in 2014 but retains significant control and holds 75 per cent or more of its shares. SBD International has posted losses...
    Bernie Sanders vowed to push for an increased minimum wage to be included the COVID package after the Senate parliamentarian ruled the $15 per hour hike cannot be a part of the $1.9 trillion relief plan. Sanders slammed the decision. He is one of many progressives pressuring Democratic leadership to find a way around the ruling so the wage increase can become law.  He said he'd propose an amendment that would pair the wage increase with a tax penalties on corporations that don't pay a higher minimum wage - a move that could change whether it meets the parliamentarian's criteria for inclusion. 'I will be working with my colleagues in the Senate to move forward with an amendment to take tax deductions away from large, profitable corporations that don't pay workers at least $15 an hour and to provide small businesses with the incentives they need to raise wages,' he...
    Independent Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders blasted the U.S. Senate parliamentarian’s Thursday decision to disallow a minimum wage increase in the latest coronavirus relief bill. After meeting with and hearing arguments from Senate Democrats and Republicans, Senate Parliamentarian Elizabeth MacDonough decided Thursday that a $15 per hour minimum wage hike desired by Democrats couldn’t be included under budget reconciliation to President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan. “I strongly disagree with tonight’s decision by the Senate Parliamentarian,” Sanders wrote in a Thursday evening tweet that included a statement by the Vermont senator. “But the fight to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour continues.” I strongly disagree with tonight’s decision by the Senate Parliamentarian. But the fight to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour continues. pic.twitter.com/pGwrYKjOel — Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) February 26, 2021 “I’m confident we have a majority in the United States, including the Vice...
    Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) has slammed Israel for sending coronavirus vaccines to overseas allies before sending them to the Palestinians, even though Jerusalem has sent Ramallah far more vaccines than any other foreign nation. Writing in a tweet, Sanders said: “Israel is responsible for the health of all the people under its control. It is outrageous that Netanyahu would use spare vaccines to reward his foreign allies while so many Palestinians in the occupied territories are still waiting.” As the occupying power, Israel is responsible for the health of all the people under its control. It is outrageous that Netanyahu would use spare vaccines to reward his foreign allies while so many Palestinians in the occupied territories are still waiting. https://t.co/kx4qFPtRQl — Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) February 24, 2021 He was responding to a New York Times tweet stating: “Israel’s vaccine donations to faraway countries have angered Palestinians who say Israel is...
    Democrats have been pushing for the minimum wage to be increased to $15 an hour, though at this point it’s unclear whether it would ultimately be included in the overall covid relief bill Congress is taking up. A proposal by two Republican senators has a provision raising the minimum wage to $10 an hour. Senator Bernie Sanders spoke with MSNBC’s Chris Hayes Wednesday night and said there is “not one” Republican who supports raising it to $15. Hayes asked Sanders if he thought Democrats could win a floor vote on the issue. Sanders almost immediately said, “No. No.” With a chuckle and a hand-wave, he continued, “No. As of now, there’s not one Republican who will support at $15-an-hour minimum wage.” “The only way that we are going to raise the minimum wage,” Sanders told Hayes, “is through reconciliation or ending the filibuster. In my view, I do not see...
    Bernie Sanders announced Wednesday he is postponing a vote on confirming Neera Tanden to head Joe Biden's budget office after the White House refused to back down on her nomination following revelations of tweets attacking lawmakers. The Senate Budget Committee, which Sanders chairs, was meant to meet to further Tanden's confirmation Wednesday. The committee will now hold that vote at a later, unspecified date. The Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee also postponed their vote to further Tanden’s nomination.  Tanden has faced backlash for transparency and unity issues after deleting more than 1,000 tweets before her nomination, which were found to personally attack politicians on both sides of the aisle – including Sanders. Her confirmation was effectively sunk after Democratic centrist Senator Joe Manchin said last week he would vote against her over her ‘toxic’ tweets.  Senator Bernie Sanders, who chairs the Senate Budget Committee, announced Wednesday he is postponing...
    BERNIE, Mo. (AP) — A man is facing charges in the fatal shooting of a 62-year-old man in the southeast Missouri town of Bernie. KFVS-TV reports that Anthony Jenkins Sr. was charged Monday with second-degree murder, armed criminal action and evidence tampering. He is jailed without bond. The shooting happened Sunday afternoon. Officers found Timmy D. Carwile of Bernie fatally shot in an apartment. The Stoddard County Major Case Squad continues to investigate. Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Tags: Missouri, Associated Press
    Neera Tanden is the president of the left-leaning Center for American Progress and President Joe Biden's nomination to head the Office of Management and Budget, during his administration. But her political aspirations could be thwarted in the 50-50 Senate, after a string of old tweets attacking Republicans and Bernie Sanders began to emerge and jeopardized her confirmation. 3Neera Tanden's confirmation has come under fire after a series of deleted tweets targeting her political opponents she wrote emergedCredit: AP:Associated Press What did Neera Tanden say in her now deleted tweets? Tanden quietly began deleting at least 1,000 tweets, targeting Republicans and Bernie Sanders-supporting Democrats, in November 2020. President Biden's nomination for budget chief had taken to social media to slam her political opponents in a series of posts, including one branding Senator Susan Collins, "the worst." Tanden vowed to help treat Collins' re-election rival, Sara Gideon, like a "long lost...
    A HOPELESS romantic has been ordered to pull down a 22ft model of the Eiffel Tower he built when Covid scuppered plans for a lovey­-dovey getaway.  Nick Charman, 56, spent three months constructing the wooden replica of the Paris landmark for his front garden to surprise wife Bernie, 47, after they had to cancel the trip. ???? Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates...   5Bernie blows a kiss for husband Nick Charman who built an Eiffel Tower modelCredit: Splash News She was horrified when she first saw it but was won over when he illuminated it with Christmas lights. But despite being a hit with neighbours, dad-of-seven Nick was told the structure broke planning rules and it had to come down. He said: “People have said really nice things about it but this just puts a bad taste in the mouth.” So Nick found plans...
    Loading the player... Sen. Bernie Sanders said Saturday he is “confident” Senate Democrats will be able to keep the proposed $15 per hour minimum wage increase, which is a key part of the Biden Administration’s $1.9 trillion relief package, in the plan. “Raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour is not incidental to the federal budget and is permissible under the rules of reconciliation,” Sanders said in a statement. Read More: Biden, Democrats hit gas on push for $15 minimum wage “The CBO [Congressional Budget Office] has found that the $15 minimum wage has a much greater impact on the federal budget than opening up the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling and repealing the individual mandate penalties — two provisions that the parliamentarian advised did not violate the Byrd Rule when Republicans controlled the Senate,” Sanders continued. When he appeared on CNN on Friday, Sanders explained...
    It was a severe Friday afternoon for President Joe Biden’s Office of Management and Budget nominee, Neera Tanden, whose nomination looks to be sinking in the quagmire of Democrat-controlled Senate politics. Her unraveling nomination may not only be due to a moderate democrat like Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV), who has said he will be a “no” vote, but also because Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT), representing the party’s most ideological members as chairman of the nominating committee, was publicly attacked by the nominee. It’s unknown if Biden believed Sanders would overlook the personal insult. Sanders likely made Tanden feel uncomfortable in her Senate confirmation hearing, confronting her on her “vicious attacks” against both Republicans and progressives on Twitter, including “me, personally.” Sen. Sanders asks OMB director nominee Neera Tanden to “reflect” on the “vicious attacks” against both Republicans and progressives on Twitter, including “me, personally.” pic.twitter.com/Sgejxt7EMf — The Recount (@therecount) February 10, 2021...
    Independent Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders has made a career going after capitalism and the big businesses he believes embodies corporate greed. But, Sanders agrees with big corporations like Amazon and Walmart on a crucial policy issue: a $15 minimum wage. For most of his career, Sanders has supported raising the minimum wage, according to his campaign website, and has introduced a number of bills in order to accomplish his goal. It was not until 2015, however, until Sanders began to support a $15 minimum wage via a legislative amendment. The policy proposal ran in concert with his 2016 bid for the Democratic presidential nomination. Big businesses who once opposed increases to the federal minimum wage, according to CNN, have reversed course as the left has exerted an intense amount of internal and external social pressure against these corporations to fall in line with progressive values. Sanders’ support from...
    President Joe Biden privately told governors and mayors last week that the $15-an-hour minimum wage proposition in his $1.9 trillion COVID-19 would likely die.  On Thursday night, Politico reported new details about the meeting, which took place in the Oval Office last Friday, and included state and city leaders from both parties includng New York's Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Maryland's GOP Gov. Larry Hogan.  'I really want this in there but it just doesn't look like we can do it because of reconciliation,' Biden told the group. 'I'm not going to give up. But right now, we have to prepare for this not making it.'  Last Friday, President Joe Biden held a meeting with a bipartisan group of governors and mayors. Politico reported Thursday night that Biden told them that they needed to prepare for the $15-an-hour minimum wage hike not to make it into the final COVID-19...
    Mejuri’s New Enamel Rings Nail 2021’s Hottest Jewelry Trend How much do the F1 racers make? Michael Caine and Glenda Jackson — both two-time Oscar winners with 10 nominations between them — are teaming up for The Great Escaper, based on real events about a WWII veteran who breaks out of his care home to attend the 70th anniversary of the D-Day Landings in France. Pathe is co-producing the film and will be presenting it to buyers at the European Film Market next month. In the summer of 2014 — the 70th anniversary of the D-Day Landings — octogenarian Bernard “Bernie” Jordan (Caine) made global headlines. He staged a “great escape” from his care home to join fellow war veterans on a beach in Normandy, commemorating their fallen comrades. It was a story that captured the imagination of the world: Bernie seemed to embody the defiant, “can-do” spirit of a generation that was...
    Sen. Bernie Sanders has never been closer to achieving a $15 an hour federal minimum wage, with the Senate possibly voting on a budget reconciliation bill in the coming weeks. Sanders continued his push on Wednesday, calling the current $7.25 an hour "starvation wages." "The overwhelming majority of the American people understand that we must end starvation wages in America," Sanders tweeted. "That means raising the minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $15 an hour by 2025. Period." The overwhelming majority of the American people understand that we must end starvation wages in America. That means raising the minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $15 an hour by 2025. Period. https://t.co/Pxh3QbXNG8— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) February 17, 2021 Sanders has long been at the forefront of the minimum wage fight. One of his first pieces of legislation, introduced in 1993, was the Liveable Wage Act, which would have...
    MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski suggested on Wednesday that former President Donald Trump “had something” on Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Ron Johnson (R-WI). She made the comment in reference to Republicans, including Trump, blaming Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-KY) refusal to support $2,000 stimulus checks for Trump’s loss. Trump said in a statement on Tuesday that that decision became “Democrats’ principal advertisement.” “He blamed the loss in Georgia, which he was completely responsible for, he blamed it on Mitch McConnell refusing to send out $2,000 Covid checks, and instead supporting $600 Covid checks,” Morning Joe co-host Joe Scarborough noted. “So, he actually — he’s taking the Chuck Schumer, Nancy Pelosi, AOC, Bernie Sanders’ position on that issue as well — Donald Trump is. It’s very interesting. I guess Ron Johnson and Lindsey Graham are with AOC and Bernie now.” “Yeah, or Trump has something on them,” Brzezinski replied. Graham and Johnson...
    Imgur Happy Valentine’s Day 2021! Whether you have a special someone in your life or you’re single, you’ll likely be interested in sharing the best memes for the holiday. Since we’re all still enduring the pandemic together, and many people may be experiencing some unpleasant weather today, this is the perfect time to be sharing funny memes.Here Are Some of the Best Funny Memes for 2021Of course, the Game of Thrones inspired meme featured at the top of this article never gets old. But there are many more funny memes to inspire you for Valentine’s Day and give you a laugh if you really need one. Let’s start with this meta Game of Thrones meme: Imgur Some memes make fun of the holiday and how maybe love should be avoided. View this post on Instagram A post shared by ♡︎Emelia♡︎ (@emeliaelsaelise) This is the day when people speak...
    It seems fitting that the meme proving U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders knows how to keep warm in suboptimal temperatures has been immortalized in snow – at least until the weather warms up in Connecticut. Images of the progressive senator from Vermont hunched over in a warm coat and knitted mittens during the Biden inauguration ceremony went viral last month and instantly became a meme; Sanders was PhotoShopped into everything from therapy sessions with Tony Soprano to the "Friends" couch. Amid a cold spell in the northeast, New Haven, Conn., snow sculptor David Sepulveda carved out a 10-foot-tall Bernie statue in his front yard, FOX 61 in Hartford-New Haven reported. BERNIE SANDERS' MITTENS, MEMES RAISE $1.8M FOR CHARITY  "It was a matter of me not being able to deny the perfect conditions any longer," Sepulveda said earlier this month after hours of perfecting the sculpture, according to the New Haven Arts Council. "The...
    Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., says he’s bullish about Democrats’ chances of passing a minimum wage increase in the coronavirus stimulus bill despite at least two Democrats voicing opposition.   "We’re feeling really good. We think we’ve got a good shot," Sanders, chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, told reporters Friday at the U.S. Capitol. "We’ve got millions of workers working for starvation wages. We’ve got to raise the minimum wage to a living wage of $15 an hour and that’s what the American people want and that’s what I intend to do." Moderate Democratic Sens. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., have both said they oppose including the $15 minimum wage in the stimulus package. "What’s important is whether or not it’s directly related to short-term Covid relief. And if it’s not, then I am not going to support it in this legislation," Sinema told Politico in an interview published...
    Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders clashed with one of former President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial defense attorneys on Friday after asking him if President Biden won the 2020 election. Sanders asked in a written note submitted during the question period of Trump’s trial, “Are the prosecutors right when they claim that Trump was telling a ‘big lie’ or in your judgment did Trump actually win the election?” Trump lawyer Michael van der Veen asked incredulously, “My judgement? Who asked that?” “I did!” shouted Sanders, who lost the 2020 Democratic primary to Biden. “My judgment is irrelevant in this proceeding. It absolutely is,” van der Veen said, as Sanders bellowed a reply across the Senate floor. According to press pool reporters in the chamber, Sanders shouted back at van der Veen, “No, it isn’t!” and, “You represent the president of the United States!” Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), who is presiding over...
    More On: impeachment Trump team trolls Democrats with clips of repeated vows to ‘fight’ Trump impeachment defense says ‘reportedly’ is not evidence of anything Trump’s legal team presents opening arguments at impeachment trial Trump impeachment trial: Day 4 schedule, time and how to watch Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders clashed with one of former President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial defense attorneys on Friday after asking him if President Biden won the 2020 election. Sanders asked in a written note submitted during the question period of Trump’s trial, “Are the prosecutors right when they claim that Trump was telling a ‘big lie’ or in your judgment did Trump actually win the election?” Trump lawyer Michael van der Veen asked incredulously, “My judgement? Who asked that?” “I did!” shouted Sanders, who lost the 2020 Democratic primary to Biden. “My judgment is irrelevant in this proceeding. It absolutely is,” van der Veen said,...
    A lawyer for former President Donald Trump went after Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) for trying to pin him down on who won the 2020 election. The exchange took place during the late Friday afternoon of Trump’s impeachment trial — as the Senate posed questions to the Democratic House managers and the president’s defense team. Sanders asked the following of both sides: The House prosecutors have stated over and over again that President Trump was perpetrating a big lie when he repeatedly claimed that the election was stolen from him, and that he actually won the election by a landslide. Are the prosecutors right when they claim Trump was telling a big lie, or — in your judgment — did Trump actually win the election? After the House managers responded, Trump defense attorney Michael van der Veen expressed bewilderment at the question, and sought to identify his interrogator. “My judgment?!” van...
    A brewery has announced a special beer in homage to the memorable mittens worn by Bernie Sanders at Joe Biden's presidential inauguration.  Drinkers can pick up a can of Bernie's Smitten Mittens, a stout made by Four Quarters Brewing in Winooski, Vermont. The can has been produced just in time for Valentine's Day, this Sunday. So what does it taste like?  Bernie's Smitten Mittens is 'a warming, maple s'mores stout with maple syrup, milk sugar, cocoa powder, chocolate chips, graham cracker and marshmallow,' according to the brewers.  It was inspired after the senator's special gloves appeared to go viral.      A popular New England brewery has created a new beer, 'S'mitten Mittens'  The can features Bernie Sanders infamous pose from the Biden inauguration The Brewing Warehouse came up with the idea a few days after the inauguration and asked 'CAN SOMEONE FOR THE LOVE OF GOD PLEASE MAKE THIS BEER!'...
    New York : Representative Pramila Jayapal leads the Progressive Caucus in the United States Congress. Photo: Mandel Ngan / . / . The Independent Senator Bernie Sanders and the members of the Progressive Caucus in the House of Representatives celebrated the decision of the Democratic majority in that legislative body to maintain the income thresholds of $ 75,000 and $ 150,000 as a requirement to receive the full third stimulus check promoted by the Biden Administration. This Tuesday, Democrat Richard Neal He spearheaded the efforts by presenting a bill that states that those who win up to those amounts will be paid in full in the third round. The above guidelines are the same as those applied to the last two rounds of stimulus checks. Neal heads the Means and Forms Committee, the body charged with writing the section on the $ 1,400 stimulus check...
    The hypocrisy of Democrats accusing former President Donald Trump of inciting an insurrection with violent rhetoric despite embracing similar language is "breathtaking," Sean Hannity told viewers Wednesday following day two of Trump's second impeachment trial in the Senate. The "Hannity" host played a montage of Democratic officials who took a very different approach when it came to violence against Republicans throughout Trump’s term of office. Among those featured was Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., who famously said she threatens Trump supporters "all the time," and encouraged incivility in 2018 when she urged liberals to harass members of President Trump’s administration if they dare to show their face in public.   "If Trump is now guilty of inciting an insurrection ... then there are dozens of others that should be held to the same standard," Hannity said. DEM LAWMAKERS DIDN'T ALWAYS CONDEMN VIOLENCE The host later referenced the attack on Republican lawmakers who were practicing for the Congressional Baseball Game in 2017. The mass shooting, carried out by...
    (CNN)Neera Tanden, President Joe Biden's pick to lead the Office of Management and Budget, faced sharp questioning over her past comments critical of lawmakers on both sides of the aisle during a second Senate confirmation hearing Wednesday morning.Senators on the Budget Committee pressed Tanden, who has most recently served as the CEO and president of the left-leaning Center for American Progress, to address what she has said previously about Sen. Bernie Sanders, the Vermont independent who ran unsuccessfully against Tanden's ally Hillary Clinton in the 2016 Democratic presidential primary and is now chair of the committee.Sanders chided Tanden, saying that some of her remarks amounted to "vicious attacks" against progressives."Your attacks were not just made against Republicans. There were vicious attacks made against progressives. People who I have worked with, me personally," Sanders said.Tanden acknowledged that her statements on social media "caused hurt to people," adding, "I apologize to people...
    Sen. Bernie Sanders revisited political grievances over Neera Tanden's corporate ties just minutes into her second Senate confirmation hearing, pitting President Biden's pick for budget chief against the leader of the Democratic Party's liberal wing. The Vermont senator, who infamously clashed with Tanden during his 2016 and 2020 White House bids, has the gavel for Tanden's confirmation hearing before the Senate Budget Committee he leads. And he didn't hold back during his opening statement on Wednesday morning, opening a slow-to-heal wound that dates to her time as a senior aide to the chairman's 2016 Democratic presidential primary foe, Hillary Clinton. Given the "unprecedented" public health and economic crises amid the coronavirus pandemic, the Office of Management and Budget needs a director with "the courage at this moment in American history to think big, not small," Sanders said. The federal agency, which will oversee Biden's budget and policy implementation,...
    Neera Tanden, President Biden's nominee for budget chief, is set to face an old foe at her second confirmation hearing Wednesday: Bernie Sanders. Tanden, widely considered to be Biden's most vulnerable nominee, addressed the first major hurdle to her confirmation Tuesday by apologizing for her past social media remarks during her first hearing. But on Wednesday, she'll go head to head with the Vermont senator with whom she publicly clashed during his unsuccessful 2016 and 2020 White House campaigns. Sanders chairs the Senate Budget Committee, which has jurisdiction over confirming the White House's Office of Management and Budget director with the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. Sanders and his allies have long been openly hostile toward Tanden. They believe Tanden, an alumna of former President Bill Clinton's administration and a fierce supporter of Hillary Clinton, used the Center of American Progress, of which she was president and CEO,...
    President Joe Biden’s nomination of Neera Tanden to lead the Office of Management and Budget was considered an affront to progressives who were initially relieved by other top personnel choices. But at the time, it was an open question whether she’d even get a Senate hearing. Before Democrats reclaimed the Senate, some on the left speculated that if Republicans remained in control of the upper chamber, Tanden wouldn’t have much of a shot at getting confirmed. Equally reviled by many in the GOP and her party’s own left flank, the think tank CEO and prolifically bombastic Twitter user would ultimately be thwarted, was the thinking late last year, leaving Biden to recast a new department head. After Democratic victories in the pair of Georgia runoff elections unexpectedly flipped the Senate, Tanden’s path to a successful confirmation became more realistic, but not without some apparent cleanup. “Over the last few years,...
    New York : Sanders only agrees that no stimulus checks should be given to people who make $ 300,000 a year. Photo: MICHAEL REYNOLDS / EFE Sen. Bernie Sanders said Sunday that he opposes lowering the income threshold to be eligible for $ 1,400 economic stimulus checks. in the next coronavirus relief package. And it is that the most conservative member of the Democrats, Senator Joe Manchin, has expressed concern that stimulus checks could be sent to too many people who have high incomes, and who also did not lose their jobs during the pandemic. Because of this, it is said that some Democrats could propose phasing out the amount of the stimulus check to people making $ 50,000 or more, instead of $ 75,000, as happened with the first two stimulus checks. President Joe Biden has said he is open to negotiation to decide...
    Sea shanties, Bernie Sanders, and Olivia Rodrigo's "Drivers License" were some of the biggest memes of January 2021. @nathanevanss/TikTok; BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images; Olivia JC Olivera/WireImage Memes continue to be a crucial part of online life in 2021. Some of them are tied to major current events or pop culture fixations that dominated social media. Popular January 2021 memes included Bernie Sanders sitting and Olivia Rodrigo's "Drivers License." Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. It's early 2021, and as the coronavirus pandemic continues to rage on, we're still spending copious amounts of time online. That means that the meme cycle is just as dizzying as it was in 2020, where memes about toilet paper and washing your hands grew into more surreal reflections of pandemic life.  The first month of 2021 was a whirlwind of current events and pop culture explosions, from President Joe Biden's inauguration...
    The one who was the supreme head of Formula 1, from whom Liberty removed the position of President Emeritus after saying that he did not have “the guilt of being white or short“, A comment that the Lewis Hamilton he condemned, he has broken his silence. Bernie ecclestone has taken the opportunity to clarify that it is not behind the decision of the pilots that as Carlos Sainz They decided not to kneel against racism despite Hamilton’s request. In an interview for GQ, the former manager of 90 years He noted: “A few years ago, there was a football player who used to kneel down before games. Well the authorities got really mad about it. One or two Formula 1 drivers They talked about it but, in the end, they didn’t. They did not kneel. They said they were asked not to. They didn’t say who asked them not to,...
    ALEXANDRIA Ocasio-Cortez and Bernie Sanders have slammed President Joe Biden for cutting off $1,400 stimulus checks for "working-class" Americans as "absurd." Ocasio-Cortez took to social media on Friday evening to condemn Biden for seemingly trying to give fewer Americans Covid relief money than the Trump administration did. 12Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez took to social media on Friday evening to slam President BidenCredit: AFP or licensors 12Joe Biden's new $1.9trillion Covid budget plan was passed on FridayCredit: AP:Associated Press 12Sanders revealed on Sunday he understands why people don't want wealthy Americans getting Covid relief paymentsCredit: AFP 12Credit: Twitter AOC - the US representative for New York's 14th congressional district - tweeted: "If conservative Senate Dems institute a lower income threshold in the next round of checks, that could potentially mean the first round of checks under Trump help more people than the first round under Biden. "Do we want to do that? No?...
    New York : Sanders said that someone who makes $ 55,000 a year cannot be considered “rich.” Photo: Sean Rayford / . The senator Bernie sanders (Vermont) launched against Democrats who support “targeting” the $ 1,400 stimulus check to those who need it most, leaving out the middle class. Sanders, who is an independent senator but votes with Democrats, called the stance of his colleagues, who joined Republicans led by Susan collins (Maine). “There are some Democrats who want to lower, from $ 75,000 to $ 50,000 per person and from $ 150,000 to $ 100,000 per couple, the income of eligibility for direct payment.”he tweeted. “In other words, the working class who received checks from Trump would not receive one from Biden. Sparkly!”. Unbelievable. There are some Dems who want to lower the income eligibility for direct payments from $ 75,000 to $ 50,000...
    Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) speaks during the confirmation hearing for Secretary of Energy nominee Jennifer Granholm before the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources on Capitol Hill January 27, 2021 in Washington, DC.Pool | Getty Images News | Getty Images Sen. Bernie Sanders said Sunday that he opposes cutting the income threshold for receiving $1,400 direct payments in the next coronavirus relief bill, underscoring a split Democrats will need to resolve before they can pass the $1.9 trillion package. The caucus' most conservative member in Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.V., has raised concerns that stimulus checks as currently targeted would go to too many high-income people who did not lose their jobs during the pandemic. President Joe Biden has said he is open to negotiating eligibility for payments, which as proposed would go in full to individuals making up to $75,000 and couples earning up to $150,000. Sanders, a Vermont...
    Sen. Bernie Sanders said he's fighting to include a federal $15 minimum wage provision in the coronavirus relief bill, despite President Joe Biden doubting that it will make its way into the legislation. "Well I hope he is [wrong]," Sanders, who helms the Senate Budget Committee, told CNN's Jake Tapper on Sunday after being reminded of Biden's reservations on the wage hike. "The president supports the $15 an hour minimum wage. I do. Last poll I saw has 62% of the American people supporting it. Because at the end of the day, we are in the midst of massive income and wealth inequality. People on top are doing phenomenally well, yet we have literally tens of millions of Americans working for starvation wages. You cannot make it in any state in this country on nine or 10 bucks an hour, you gotta raise that minimum wage to 15 bucks...
    BERNIE Sanders denounced President Joe Biden on Saturday for giving fewer Americans Covid relief money than the Trump administration did. The 79-year-old Vermont senator's commentary comes after Joe Biden's new $1.9trillion Covid budget plan was passed in the Senate on Friday morning. 8Bernie Sanders took to Twitter on Saturday evening to denounce President BidenCredit: Getty Images - Getty 8Joe Biden's new $1.9trillion Covid budget plan was passed on FridayCredit: AFP or licensors 8Credit: Twitter 8Credit: Twitter Shortly after, the House - on a near party line vote - approved the Senate-passed budget resolution. Sanders' criticism comes as President Biden vowed "to act fast" to get $1,400 stimulus checks to Americans. However, the relief money will reportedly be restricted to people on certain incomes. Sanders tweeted on Saturday evening: "Unbelievable. There are some Dems who want to lower the income eligibility for direct payments from $75,000 to $50,000 for individuals, and...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The Bernie Sanders inauguration meme made the rounds on social media, and it has now inspired an act of kindness in Pittsburgh. On Jan. 22, Commonwealth Press, a Pittsburgh-based screen printing company, announced on Instagram that they made “YARD BERNIE” using the viral image of the Vermont senator from President Joe Biden’s Inauguration ceremony. The yard signs were available for purchase on the company’s website. (Photo Credit: Commonwealth Press/Instagram) A few days ago, Commonwealth Press posted an update to their Instagram, saying that they had donated all the profits from the yard signs to two local charities. “Well we donated 100% of that money to hyper-local charities that mirror the ones Bernie himself donated. Thanks for not listening. Yinz rule,” Commonwealth Press wrote. They said they chose to donate the profits to Shadow Student Athletes and the Brashear Association....
    As the entire world awaits the ignition of rivalry between Sir Lewis Hamilton and the flying Dutchman, Max Verstappen, the recent rumor regarding Lewis’s veto power did not land well among the fans. If at all the Briton demanded the veto over his teammate, it was assumed that he was doing it to make sure that his potential title threat, Max, does not end up with the same car. Hence, opinions varied among the fans and other personalities who were once a part of the F1 community as well. For instance, Damon Hill mentioned that he would “do the same” if he was in Lewis’s position. Meanwhile, quite a lot of people, including former F1 CEO Bernie Ecclestone, slammed the seven-time world champion, opining that a driver can only hold a certain amount of influence on a team. Bernie’s view on the recent Lewis Hamilton rumor Speaking to F1-Insider, the...
    NEW HAVEN, Connecticut (WABC) -- A man in Connecticut is making use of the recent massive snowstorms to recreate the inauguration meme of Sen. Bernie Sanders.New haven resident David Sepulveda is displaying a new snowman-like figure in front of his home.It features the Vermont senator in a coat and mittens like the ones he wore to President Joe Biden's inauguration."You had to make snow forts, have snowball fights, that whole thing, so I've always loved working in snow and with snow," Sepulveda said.Sepulveda has been making such snow creations for years.His past displays include dragons, buddhas, and a president 'Snowbama.'3rd stimulus check: Why you shouldn't expect another payment for weeks -- if at allEMBED More News Videos Biden says will not wait for GOP lawmakers to get behind the COVID-19 relief package. ----------* More Connecticut news* Send us a news tip* Download the abc7NY app for breaking news alerts *...
    NAPERVILLE (WLS) -- Naperville's Lauren Finaldi is calling her snowman Brrrnie Sanders, after recreating the Vermont senator's famously modest pose at the presidential inauguration as a snow sculpture in her backyard."I don't know how to photoshop, so this was the only way I could put him somewhere. And I could put him actually at our house," Finaldi said, referring to the meme of Sanders which has helped raise millions of dollars for charity."A lot of people think he's a snow-cialist," Finaldi joked. "I just wanted to capture his cute posture that he had and the mittens."Finaldi, a retired high school Spanish teacher, created the entire sculpture in four hours during the two-day snowstorm earlier this week. Her only tools were hands and a butter knife. Although she put in a lot of time, she didn't expect her snowman to trend as much as it did."My husband is pretty big on...
    President Joe Biden has called for a $15 federal minimum wage, but in a new interview he said it’s unlikely to be included in the covid relief bill. CBS News’ Norah O’Donnell questioned Biden about it and asked, “Is that something you would be willing to negotiate on in order to get Republican support?” Biden remarked, “Well, apparently, that’s not going to occur because of the rules of the United States Senate… My guess is it will not be in it.” Asked whether a $15 minimum wage being included in the COVID-19 relief bill is negotiable in order to get GOP support, Pres. Biden tells @NorahODonnell “I dont think its going to survive.” Pres. Biden says he’s “prepared” to have a “separate negotiation on minimum wage.” pic.twitter.com/BdTRzj7DM9 — CBS Evening News (@CBSEveningNews) February 6, 2021 He continued to push for it and said, “I am prepared, as...
    WASHINGTON — Sen. Bernie Sanders has been elevated to the powerful role of Senate Budget Committee Chairman as the Democratic Party continues its metamorphosis under the new Biden administration. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer on Tuesday announced the committee memberships for the new 117th Congress and also confirmed that West Virginia centrist Sen. Joe Manchin, who is quickly emerging as a powerful voice in the upper chamber, would lead the Senate Energy & Natural Resources Committee. After damaging allegations about her flagging mental acuity emerged in the press late last year, 87-year-old Sen. Dianne Feinstein also stepped aside and has been replaced as the chair of the powerful Senate Judiciary Committee by Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin. Manchin and Sanders both served as the minority leaders on their respective committees but were elevated to the chairmanships after Republicans lost the Senate majority earlier this year. As chair of the budget committee,...
    A San Francisco high school teacher was taken to school herself on Twitter after penning an opinion piece complaining that the recent Internet memes celebrating Sen. Bernie Sanders inaugural attire displayed white male privilege. Writing in the San Francisco Chronicle, Ingrid Seyer-Ochi, claimed the memes, which feature photos of the Vermont independent in a casual gray winter coat and mittens made from a recycled sweater, were a contrast to others at the ceremony in fancier attire. "Sen. Sanders is no white supremacist insurrectionist, but he manifests privilege, white privilege, male privilege and class privilege, in ways that my students could see and feel," Seyer-Ochi wrote. She said she talked with her students over Zoom "about gender and the possible meanings of the attire chosen by Vice President Kamala Harris, Dr. Jill Biden, the Biden grandchildren, Michelle Obama, Amanda Gorman, and others. We referenced the female warriors inspiring these women, the...
    What do you see when you see an older man in giant mittens? If you say, "Mike Tyson at a rematch," you'd be right. It’s the same, if you said, "Bernie Sanders at the inauguration." But if you say, "ah, that’s proof of white privilege," you're an attention-seeking teacher pushing a mind-cult. SAN FRANCISCO TEACHER SAYS BERNIE SANDERS' MITTENS EPITOMIZED WHITE 'MALE PRIVILEGE' A public school teacher, writing in an op-ed for the San Francisco Chronicle, says that Bernie’s mittens and puffy jacket on inauguration day embodied White, male, and class privilege. (She left out bald and near-sighted privilege.) But his apparel at that event proved systemic racism. So, how do you know when you're in a cult? When one claim addresses every aspect of life. If you can see white privilege anywhere, then you've got it on the brain. TEACHER WHO MADE BERNIE SANDERS' MITTENS NOW WORKING WITH VERMONT TEDDY BEAR COMPANY TO...
    More On: bernie sanders Why a teacher says Bernie Sanders’ mittens are a ‘lesson in white privilege’ Deal us in, please: GOP senators want to work with Biden on COVID relief bill Jen Ellis, maker of Bernie Sanders’ meme mittens, collabs with teddy bear company Bern notice? Sanders won’t say if he’ll move forward with Biden pick WASHINGTON — Socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders has been elevated to the powerful role of Senate Budget Committee Chairman as the Democratic Party continues its metamorphosis under the new Biden administration. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer on Tuesday announced the committee memberships for the new 117th Congress and also confirmed that West Virginia centrist Sen. Joe Manchin, who is quickly emerging as a powerful voice in the upper chamber, would lead the Senate Energy & Natural Resources Committee. After damaging allegations about her flagging mental acuity emerged in the press late last year, 87-year-old...
    Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) lectured Republicans on Monday, presenting them with an analysis of the direction of the party as a whole and declaring that they must decide, once and for all, if they are an “authoritarian party” driven by conspiracy theories and violence or “a conservative party functioning within a democratic society.” “The Republican Party has a fundamental decision to make. Will it be a conservative party functioning within a democratic society?” the Vermont lawmaker asked. “Or will it be an authoritarian party built upon the Big Lie, conspiracy theories and violence?” he continued, concluding that it “cannot be both”: The Republican Party has a fundamental decision to make. Will it be a conservative party functioning within a democratic society? Or will it be an authoritarian party built upon the Big Lie, conspiracy theories and violence? It cannot be both. — Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) February 1, 2021 Sanders’ warning...
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    A California high school teacher blasted Independent Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders for allegedly flaunting his “white privilege” during President Joe Biden’s inauguration in a Monday op-ed for the San Francisco Chronicle. “Sen. Sanders is no white supremacist insurrectionist,” Ingrid Seyer-Ochi wrote. “But he manifests privilege, white privilege, male privilege and class privilege, in ways that my students could see and feel.” “Sen. Sanders is no white supremacist insurrectionist. But he manifests privilege, white privilege, male privilege and class privilege, in ways that my students could see and feel.” https://t.co/uyAGMpAuR9 — SFChronicle Opinion (@sfc_opinions) February 1, 2021 A photo of Sanders looking “grumpy chic” went viral during the inauguration and over the following week. Sanders was dressed in a taupe coat, grey pants and large mittens. Seyer-Ochi said she “puzzled and fumed” over this, opening her op-ed by identifying the pro-Trump rioters that stormed the Capitol building Jan. 6 “white...
    (CBS) — That viral Sen. Bernie Sanders meme keeps on giving – and now it’s being used to encourage safe driving in a snowstorm. Rockingham Alert, a New Hampshire-based Facebook page, shared a photo showing multiple Sanders with his famous inauguration mittens on a snow-covered road with the caption “The Sanders are out!” It’s a creative way to remind drivers “don’t crowd the plow” following a storm that dumped up to two feet of snow in the region. In just a few hours, the post got more than 1,500 shares. The mittens seen around the world were made with recycled wool by Vermont elementary school teacher Jen Ellis. She announced recently that she has partnered with the Vermont Teddy Bear Company to make a line of the mittens, with a portion of proceeds going to Make A Wish Vermont.    
    To most people, Sen. Bernie Sanders's Inauguration Day mittens were just a meme, but one San Francisco high school teacher says the public is missing the broader point. In a recent op-ed, Ingrid Seyer-Ochi said Sanders's outfit was an example of white privilege, one that was on full display during the swearing-in of President Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris. "What did I see? What did I think my students should see? A wealthy, incredibly well-educated and -privileged white man, showing up for perhaps the most important ritual of the decade, in a puffy jacket and huge mittens," Seyer-Ochi wrote in the San Francisco Chronicle. Sanders's outfit quickly became an internet sensation, with a photo of him with crossed arms being repasted onto other images. Seyer-Ochi said she was surprised people didn't pick up on the themes of privilege that were present in Sanders's attendance, saying he seemed distant at...
    A San Francisco high school teacher is taking heat for saying that Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., displayed "white privilege" when he attended President Biden's inauguration in a casual coat and mittens and captured the attention of the internet. "Sen. Sanders is no white supremacist insurrectionist. But he manifests privilege, white privilege, male privilege and class privilege, in ways that my students could see and feel," Ingrid Seyer-Ochi, a former UC Berkeley professor, wrote in an op-ed for the San Francisco Chronicle. TEACHER WHO MADE BERNIE SANDERS' MITTENS NOW WORKING WITH VERMONT TEDDY BEAR COMPANY TO MAKE MORE Social media users found a photo of Sanders, 79, looking cold and grumpy at the inauguration so funny they circulated it for days, making jokes and memes. Seyer-Ochi wrote that she "puzzled and fumed" over this. Former presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-Vt.) sits in the bleachers on Capitol Hill before Joe...
    A San Francisco high school teacher wrote an Op-ed claiming Sen. Bernie Sanders “manifests privilege” for wearing his meme-evoking inauguration outfit. Ingrid Seyer-Ochi, a former UC Berkeley professor, wrote in the San Francisco Chronicle that the Vermont senator’s choice of recycled wool mittens mittens was integrated into her class discussion on US diversity and discrimination. Initially, on Inauguration Day, Seyer-Ochi said her class talked about the deeper meanings of the historic day — including “the vulnerability of democracy” and “the power of ritual” and gender. Sanders, the teacher said, was not even on their radar until he became an instant internet sensation over his mittens and brown parka. “I puzzled and fumed as an individual as I strove to be my best possible teacher. What did I see? What did I think my students should see?” Seyer-Ochi wrote. “A wealthy, incredibly well-educated and -privileged white man, showing up...
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    A HIGH school teacher has been mocked for claiming that Bernie Sanders wearing mittens at Joe Biden's inauguration was an example of "white ... male privilege”. San Francisco-based teacher Ingrid Seyer-Ochi wrote the San Francisco Chronicle op-ed published on Sunday, nearly two weeks after Sanders and his hand-made mittens became an internet sensation. 
    A San Francisco teacher is under fire for her 'performative wokeness' after she claimed that viral Bernie Sanders wearing mittens at President Joe Biden's inauguration was a lesson in 'white privilege and male privilege.' High school teacher Ingrid Seyer-Ochi penned the San Francisco Chronicle article nobody wanted, published on Sunday, nearly two weeks after Sanders and his mittens took the internet by storm on January 20. Seyer-Ochi, who works for the San Francisco Unified School District, has managed to receive as much bipartisan criticism for lambasting Sanders as his mittens received bipartisan adulation. Ingrid Seyer-Ochi, a high school teacher in San Franscisco, has received criticism after publishing an op-ed calling Bernie Sanders' mittens a lesson in 'white privilege' Bernie Sanders was seen wearing knit mittens and a puffy jacket during the inauguration of Joe Biden 'Sen. Sanders is no white supremacist insurrectionist. But he manifests privilege, white privilege, male...
    (CNN)January 20 was supposed to be about President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris' inauguration, but all eyes were on Jen Ellis' mittens. The brown-and-white patterned mittens Sen. Bernie Sanders wore on Inauguration Day were instantly iconic -- so much so that they're going to be produced for the masses. Ellis, the second-grade teacher from Vermont who gave Sanders the mittens on a campaign stop years ago, has partnered with Vermont Teddy Bear to sell "Bernie mittens." An undisclosed portion of the proceeds will benefit Make-A-WIsh Vermont, which shares an office space with the Shelburne teddy bear business. She won't be sewing them herself anymore -- she's got her hands full with teaching -- but she taught the company's designers how to replicate her patterns to the T. She's thrilled, she said, that the mittens she sewed for Sanders have proven so memorable."I did one thing years ago and...
    The San Francisco Chronicle published an op-ed on Monday by former college professor and school district principal Ingrid Seyer-Ochi which claims that self-proclaimed Democratic socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) manifests “white privilege, male privilege and class privilege,” as indicated from the viral image of him at the recent presidential inauguration. Seyer-Ochi, who currently serves as a San Francisco Unified School District high school teacher, begins the essay — titled “S.F. high school students get a lesson in subtle white privilege” — by describing the discussions that took place between her and her students about the recent presidential inauguration. "Sen. Sanders is no white supremacist insurrectionist. But he manifests privilege, white privilege, male privilege and class privilege, in ways that my students could see and feel." https://t.co/uyAGMpAuR9 — SFChronicle Opinion (@sfc_opinions) February 1, 2021 Analyzing images from the January 20 inauguration together with her students, Seyer-Ochi discusses what they saw.  “We...
    The teacher who created the recycled wool mittens that U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders wore to the presidential inauguration — engendering countless memes — is partnering with the Vermont Teddy Bear Company to create a whole mitten line to meet soaring demand, with some of the proceeds going to Make-A-Wish Vermont. "I can't be more thrilled, because I personally can't make 18,000 pairs of mittens," Jen Ellis said Saturday, estimating how many people have contacted her. "Everybody will get their mittens — everybody." Former presidential candidate, Senator Bernie Sanders (D-Vermont) sits in the bleachers on Capitol Hill before Joe Biden is sworn in as the 46th US President on January 20, 2021, at the US Capitol in Washington, DC. ((Photo by Brendan SMIALOWSKI / AFP) (Photo by BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images)) BERNIE SANDERS' MITTENS DRAW ATTENTION TO VERMONT'S WINTER ATTIRE Ellis, a Vermont elementary school teacher who has a...
    During an appearance on ABC’s This Week on Sunday, Sen. Bernie Sanders claimed that Democratic lawmakers have enough votes to pass a coronavirus relief package without Republican support, Breitbart reported. “Yes, I believe that we do because it’s hard for me to imagine any Democrat, no matter what state he or she may come from, who doesn’t understand the need to go forward right now in an aggressive way to protect the working families of this country,” he said when asked if Democrats have enough support for a relief bill. Sanders noted that there are concerns with the current $1.9 trillion relief proposal but claimed that ultimately, Democratic lawmakers are going to support President Joe Biden’s proposal to provide relief to Americans amid the pandemic. The former presidential candidate said he is “absolutely confident” about his party’s support for the package and argued that lawmakers must make good on the...
    Vermont Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders admitted Sunday that he has “concerns” over President Joe Biden’s proposed $1.9 trillion relief bill, but that it will pass through Congress. Sanders discussed the bill while appearing on ABC’s “This Week” alongside host Martha Raddatz, who asked him if the legislation had enough votes to pass if the Democrats decide to use the budget reconciliation process. WATCH: “I believe that we do because it’s hard for me to imagine any Democrat, no matter what state he or she may come from, who doesn’t understand the need to go forward right now in an aggressive way to protect the working families of this country,” Sanders responded. Biden released the details of his proposed package on Jan. 14 and has expressed his desire for a bipartisan approach to its passage. A number of Republicans, and a few Democrats, have expressed concern over the high cost...
    Senator Bernie Sanders said on ABC’s This Week Sunday that while Democrats are “going to look forward to working with Republicans” on covid relief, they can’t wait too long before acting on the “unprecedented set of crises” facing the country. Martha Raddatz asked about the ten Republican senators pushing a counterproposal and whether it would be a “mistake” for Democrats “to consider abandoning bipartisanship negotiations so soon.” “The issue is not bipartisanship or not,” Sanders said. “The issue is, are we going to address the incredible set of crises and the pain and the anxiety which is in this country?… If Republicans want to work with us, they have better ideas on how to address those crises, that’s great. But, to be honest with you, I have not yet heard that.” “All of us will have differences of opinion. This is a $1.9 trillion bill. I have differences and...
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    The teacher who created the recycled wool mittens that U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders wore to the presidential inauguration — engendering countless memes — is partnering with the Vermont Teddy Bear Company to create a whole mitten line to meet soaring demand, with some of the proceeds going to Make-A-Wish Vermont. “I can’t be more thrilled, because I personally can’t make 18,000 pairs of mittens,” Jen Ellis said Saturday, estimating how many people have contacted her. “Everybody will get their mittens — everybody.” Ellis, a Vermont elementary school teacher who has a side business making mittens out of recycled wool, gave Sanders a pair as a gift, and he wore them to President Joe Biden’s inauguration. His fashion look, also featuring a winter jacket made by Burton Snowboards, sparked countless memes prompted by the photo taken by Agence France-Presse: The former presidential candidate could be found on social media timelines...
    More On: bernie sanders Bern notice? Sanders won’t say if he’ll move forward with Biden pick Biden gives up on ‘unity’ for his first action item People are getting Bernie Sanders’ mittens meme tattooed Sanders: Dems ready to use rare tactic to push through COVID-19 bill The teacher who created the recycled wool mittens that U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders wore to the presidential inauguration — engendering countless memes — is partnering with the Vermont Teddy Bear Company to create a whole mitten line to meet soaring demand, with some of the proceeds going to Make-A-Wish Vermont. “I can’t be more thrilled, because I personally can’t make 18,000 pairs of mittens,” Jen Ellis said Saturday, estimating how many people have contacted her. “Everybody will get their mittens — everybody.” Ellis, a Vermont elementary school teacher who has a side business making mittens out of recycled wool, gave Sanders a pair...
    (CBS/AP) – The teacher who created the recycled wool mittens that U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders wore to the presidential inauguration — engendering countless memes — is partnering with the Vermont Teddy Bear Company to create a whole mitten line to meet soaring demand, with some of the proceeds going to Make-A-Wish Vermont. Jen Ellis announced the news on Twitter Saturday, writing, “I have amazing news! I’m partnering with Vermont Teddy Bear to make Bernie’s Mittens for EVERYONE!! AND a portion of the proceeds will go to Make A Wish Vermont! I knew there had to be a way to get them to you- and I found it!!” I have amazing news! Im partnering with Vermont Teddy Bear to make Bernies Mittens for EVERYONE!! AND a portion of the proceeds will go to Make A Wish Vermont! I knew there had to be a way to get them to you- and...
    The teacher who created the recycled wool mittens that U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders wore to the presidential inauguration — engendering countless memes — is partnering with the Vermont Teddy Bear Company to create a whole mitten line to meet soaring demand, with some of the proceeds going to Make-A-Wish Vermont. “I can’t be more thrilled, because I personally can’t make 18,000 pairs of mittens,” Jen Ellis said Saturday, estimating how many people have contacted her. “Everybody will get their mittens — everybody.” Ellis, a Vermont elementary school teacher who has a side business making mittens out of recycled wool, gave Sanders a pair as a gift, and he wore them to President Joe Biden’s inauguration. His fashion look, also featuring a winter jacket made by Burton Snowboards, sparked countless memes prompted by the photo taken by Agence France-Presse: The former presidential candidate could be found on social media timelines taking...
    (CNN Español) –– Carlos de la Fuente nació en Reynosa, en el estado mexicano de Tamaulipas, y llegó a EE.UU. cuando tenía solo 6 años. Desde entonces vive en la ciudad de Dallas, Texas. En 1990, decidió abrir una frutería. «Es lo que he hecho toda mi vida», dijo De la Fuente a CNN en Español. Después, el negocio se convirtió en una piñatería y actualmente ABC Party HQ ofrece insumos para todo tipo de fiestas en el vecindario Bishop Heights de Dallas. Pero el artículo más codiciado por sus clientes en los últimos días es la piñata del senador Bernie Sanders, independiente por Vermont, y sus guantes tejidos. Bernie Sanders recauda US$ 1,8 millones para caridad con mercancía inspirada en el meme de la toma de posesión «Yo siempre estoy al tanto de las noticias y al día con lo que está sucediendo. Y de ahí me nacen las...
    A sarcastic Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., shot back at billionaire Leon Cooperman, who had complained about the term “fair share” when it comes to the wealthy paying taxes. Cooperman, a hedge-fund pioneer, told CNBC on Thursday, that he viewed higher taxes as likely. But he was critical of Democrats for saying rich Americans must pay their  “fair share.” “I hate that expression with a passion,” Cooperman said. “This fair share is a bull**** concept. It’s just a way of attacking wealthy people, and I think it’s inappropriate. We’ve all got to work together and pull together.” Sanders took to Twitter to respond. He wrote: “Oh look, another billionaire is mad that he might have to pay more taxes while children in America go hungry and veterans sleep on the street. Cry me a river. Yes. We will make Wall Street billionaires pay their fair share of taxes and create an...
    Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersOmar proposes tax on trades in response to GameStop stock Sanders spotted wearing his iconic inauguration look a week later The Hill's Morning Report - Dems question trial; January becomes deadliest pandemic month MORE (D-Vt.) responded on Twitter to criticism from billionaire Leon Cooperman who said the idea of a “fair share” was “bull----.” “Oh look, another billionaire is mad that he might have to pay more taxes while children in America go hungry and veterans sleep on the street,” Sanders tweeted. “Cry me a river.” Oh look, another billionaire is mad that he might have to pay more taxes while children in America go hungry and veterans sleep on the street. Cry me a river. Yes. We will make Wall Street billionaires pay their fair share of taxes and create an economy that works for all of us. https://t.co/61lHgQO0Jr— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) January 29, 2021...
    The Guardian Crochet artist turns viral Bernie Sanders image into a doll that sells for $20,000 ‘I really hope he thinks this is something cool,’ said Tobey King, who made the doll and plans to donate the proceeds to charity The crochet Bernie Sanders doll made by Tobey King, of Corpus Christi, Texas. Photograph: Billy Calzada/AP Bernie Sanders is widely beloved for his crotchety public demeanour, making it fitting that a crocheted doll of the 79-year-old Vermont senator – wearing chunky mittens and hunched cross-legged against the cold at Joe Biden’s inauguration last week – added no less than $20,300 to charitable efforts featuring the much-memed image. Sanders said merchandise featuring the image had raised nearly $2m for charities including Meals on Wheels, which brings food to isolated older people. Last week, the picture of the be-mittened and socially distanced senator rippled across the internet. Users were gleefully “placing” the...
    The Guardian Crochet artist turns viral Bernie Sanders image into a doll that sells for $20,000 ‘I really hope he thinks this is something cool,’ said Tobey King, who made the doll and plans to donate the proceeds to charity The crochet Bernie Sanders doll made by Tobey King, of Corpus Christi, Texas. Photograph: Billy Calzada/AP Bernie Sanders is widely beloved for his crotchety public demeanour, making it fitting that a crocheted doll of the 79-year-old Vermont senator – wearing chunky mittens and hunched cross-legged against the cold at Joe Biden’s inauguration last week – added no less than $20,300 to charitable efforts featuring the much-memed image. Sanders said merchandise featuring the image had raised nearly $2m for charities including Meals on Wheels, which brings food to isolated older people. Last week, the picture of the be-mittened and socially distanced senator rippled across the internet. Users were gleefully “placing” the...
    (CBS Boston/CBS Local) – Crocheters around the country and in Massachusetts are recreating Bernie Sanders’ winter fashion statement with a doll. Sanders and his hand-sewn mittens stole the show on Inauguration Day. Memes of the Vermont senator sitting cross legged and looking unimpressed flooded the internet in the week that followed. Now, lifelong friends Donielle Broderick and Alex Borges are commemorating the winter outfit with crochet Bernie dolls. “My phone was just blowing up nonstop with messages from so many people,” Broderick told WBZ-TV in Boston. “He just becomes a mood. The way he’s sitting you know. Arms and legs crossed, just like un-phased, kept to himself just in his own little world,” Borges said. It all started when Texas-based blogger Tobey King crocheted a Bernie doll last week. It’s since been auctioned off on Ebay and raised more than $40,000 for Meals on Wheels. King sells the pattern on...
    BOSTON (CBS) – Crocheters around the country and here in Massachusetts are recreating Bernie Sanders’ winter fashion statement with a doll. Sanders and his hand-sewn mittens stole the show on Inauguration Day. Memes of the Vermont senator sitting cross legged and looking unimpressed flooded the internet in the week that followed. Now, lifelong friends Donielle Broderick and Alex Borges are commemorating the winter outfit with crochet Bernie dolls. “My phone was just blowing up nonstop with messages from so many people,” Broderick told WBZ-TV. “He just becomes a mood. The way he’s sitting you know. Arms and legs crossed, just like un-phased, kept to himself just in his own little world,” Borges said. It all started when Texas-based blogger Tobey King crocheted a Bernie doll last week. It’s since been auctioned off on Ebay and raised more than $40,000 for Meals on Wheels. King sells the pattern on Etsy for...
    (CNN) — El senador Bernie Sanders ha recaudado US$ 1,8 millones para la caridad a través de la venta de mercancía inspirada en la foto viral de él y sus guantes el día de la toma de posesión del presidente Joe Biden. El equipo del senador de Vermont comenzó a vender sudaderas y camisetas con la foto, que inspiró innumerables memes, en su tienda de campaña el jueves pasado. La sudadera negra de cuello redondo de US$ 45 parece ser tan popular como el meme: la primera tirada del producto se agotó en menos de 30 minutos el jueves por la noche, según un comunicado de prensa de la oficina de Sanders. «Se agregaron más artículos durante el fin de semana y se agotaron el lunes por la mañana», dijo el comunicado de prensa. Todo el dinero recaudado se distribuirá a varias organizaciones benéficas en su estado natal de Vermont,...
    Congressional Democrats have started their push to get a bill raising the minimum wage to $15 through a divided Congress, as Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders threatened to try to use his powerful budget post to force it through if Republican opposition holds. Democrats have pushed for the wage hike for years, and finally have the opportunity to try to more than double the $7.25 federal minimum after watching years of action in the states. But the idea is already running into Republican opposition, as well as resistance from Democrats in swing states amid business arguments that a wage hike would harm businesses struggling during the pandemic.   'In the richest country in the history of the world, if you work 40 hours a week, you should not be living in poverty,' said Sanders, a self-described Democratic socialist who was defeated by Joe Biden in the primaries but maintains influence...
    Independent Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders raised a whopping $1.8 million for charity after selling merchandise branded with his now viral Inauguration Day look. “Jane and I were amazed by all the creativity shown by so many people over the last week, and we’re glad we can use my internet fame to help Vermonters in need,” Sanders said in a press release. “But even this amount of money is no substitute for action by Congress, and I will be doing everything I can in Washington to make sure working people in Vermont and across the country get the relief they need in the middle of the worst crisis we’ve faced since the Great Depression.” The senator began selling “Chairman Sanders Crewneck” sweatshirts depicting a cold Sanders bundled up in a puffy winter coat with handcrafted mittens sitting cross-legged at President Joe Biden’s swearing in, an image that went viral immediately following...
    (CNN)Sen. Bernie Sanders has raised $1.8 million for charity through the sale of merchandise inspired by the viral photo of him and his mittens on Inauguration Day.The Vermont senator's team began selling sweatshirts and T-shirts featuring the photo, which inspired countless memes, on his campaign store last Thursday.The $45 black crewneck sweatshirt seems to be as popular as the meme -- the first run of the product sold out in under 30 minutes on Thursday night, according to a news release from Sanders' office. "More items were added over the weekend, and sold out by Monday morning," the news release said.Senator Bernie Sanders is selling this sweatshirt with the inauguration photo that became an internet sensation.All the money raised will be distributed to several charities in his home state of Vermont, according to the release.Read More"Jane and I were amazed by all the creativity shown by so many people over...
    Bernie Sanders went from becoming a hit meme to a nearly $20,000-crochet doll in less than a week. After the Vermont senator went viral on social media for his simple Inauguration Day fashion choices of quirky brown mittens and over-sized olive green coat, Tobey King in Texas got to crocheting. She turned the sensational meme that trended for days into a crochet doll. It sold for $20,300. Yes, you read that right. “It’s mind-blowing because I knew Bernie was trending because of that picture, and I already had a Bernie pattern and a Bernie doll. So, I just went and got that and I modified that super quick,” King said. But recreating Sanders’ exact look that captured people’s eyes, and laughs, took King about seven hours of non-stop crocheting, in addition to the time she had invested in the design a year ago. And her attention to detail is...
    About those wooly mittens that U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders wore to the presidential inauguration, sparking endless quirky memes across social media? They've helped to raise $1.8 million in the last five days for charitable organizations in Sanders' home state of Vermont, the independent senator announced Wednesday.  The sum comes from the sale of merchandise with the January 20 image of him sitting with his arms and legs crossed, clad in his brown parka and recycled wool mittens.   Sanders put the first of the so-called "Chairman Sanders" merchandise, including T-shirts, sweatshirts and stickers, on his website Thursday night and the first run sold out in less than 30 minutes, he said. More merchandise was added over the weekend and sold out by Monday morning, he said.   Meme of Senator Bernie Sanders Goes Viral Worldwide The web is smitten over Sanders in coat and mittens "Jane and I were...
    The mittens Senator Bernie Sanders wore to the presidential inauguration did more than just keep him warm and spark a viral meme — over the past five days, they raised over $1.8 million dollars for charities in Vermont. After a photo of Sanders wearing a parka and the handmade mittens at the inauguration went viral, fans and foes alike began editing the Senator into still lifes, movie posters, and even famous paintings. “This could’ve been an email” pic.twitter.com/kn68z6eDhY— Ashley K. (@AshleyKSmalls) January 20, 2021 The now-sold out merchandise with the photo, dubbed "Chairman Sanders," was first placed on his website last Thursday. The first item available sold out in under 30 minutes, with each additional drop selling out shortly after. "Jane and I were amazed by all the creativity shown by so many people over the last week, and we're glad we can use my internet fame...