Bernie Sanders

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In 2017, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders published an instructional guide for regular Americans on how to organize social movements, and his strongest supporters are now using his manifesto as a playbook for the 2020 presidential race.

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California will hold the nation’s largest presidential primary on Tuesday, and the path to victory for Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders runs through Los Angeles County, according to campaign staffers there.

The 2020 Democratic nomination is now Sen. Bernie Sanders' to lose.

The independent from Vermont ⁠— who is running as a Democrat and often speaks about the ills not just of Republicans, but also of Democrats ⁠— handily won the Nevada Democratic caucuses.

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is rising in the polls among Democrats, but questions about his electability against President Trump persist because he self-identifies as a democratic socialist.

A new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll backs up the idea that the label could hurt him.

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More than halfway into his second term, Gov. Phil Scott enjoys widespread popularity and a huge advantage over his potential Democratic rivals. And Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders appears poised to coast to victory in his home state's presidential primary.

These are two of the big takeaways from a new VPR - Vermont PBS poll released Tuesday.

For centrist Democrats the most important theme to emerge from the New Hampshire primary was "don't count us out."

For weeks they have been grappling with the reality that Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., a self-proclaimed democratic socialist, is shaping up to be their party's front-runner for president. Moderates say surging support for two more moderate Democrats is a signal that their wing of the party has a chance to take the nomination. But there is growing pressure on centrists to unite around a single candidate before Sanders becomes unbeatable.

A triptic of Sen. Bernie Sanders, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, and Mayor Pete Buttigieg
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Sen. Bernie Sanders claimed victory in Tuesday's New Hampshire primary, but only just: he and former South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg will each get nine pledged delegates, while Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar was within 5% of the front runners, claiming six delegates. But New Hampshire voters were open about their concern as to whether the party would unite behind a centrist candidate or, as one voter phrased it, if they're starting to "spoil for is a real left versus right fight."

Sen. Bernie Sanders’ closing argument in the New Hampshire Primary has been that, to defeat Donald Trump, Democrats need a candidate who can grow the base; someone who can bring out young voters and disaffected voters in historic numbers. In the final weekend before voting begins, that strategy was on full display.

Bernie Sanders stands at a podium with a microphone in his hand.
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Monday marks the final day of campaigning for candidates before the New Hampshire presidential primary. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders will travel all over the state in a final pitch to voters. That builds on a full weekend of events, from canvassers knocking on doors to the candidate rallying supporters.

Sen. Bernie Sanders addresses an audience at the Derry Opera House at a campaign rally on Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020, in Derry, NH.
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The Democratic primary race shifts to New Hampshire this week, where Sen. Bernie Sanders hopes to repeat his big 2016 primary victory. We'll look at the state of the race after Iowa and ahead of Tuesday's primary with live updates from New Hampshire.

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Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont is declaring victory in the Iowa caucuses, three days after that contest concluded.

After a day of confusion and incomplete information,  the two candidates who, at least for now, appear to have finished first and second in the Iowa Caucuses – Pete Buttigieg and Sen. Bernie Sanders – spoke to enthusiastic crowds Tuesday evening. Both of them claimed Iowa New Hampshire.

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VPR’s Henry Epp is on the ground in the Midwest, reporting on Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders from Iowa.

On this Vermont Edition: Sounds and voices from the first-in-the-nation caucus state. We check in with Henry as he wraps up his assignment.

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Henry Epp / VPR

Following difficulties with precincts reporting outcomes, the winner of the Iowa Caucus was unknown early Tuesday morning.  VPR's Henry Epp was there for the long, result-free night  — here's what he saw and heard.

Bernie Sanders stands at a podium with a crowd in the background.
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Monday night, Iowans will head to schools, gyms, and church basements to make their choices for the next Democratic presidential nominee. For Sen. Bernie Sanders, victory in Iowa – where he’s led several recent polls – could create significant momentum for his presidential bid.

A year ago, some New Hampshire progressives, who had elevated Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders to a decisive victory in the 2016 Democratic presidential primary there, told NPR they weren't so sure they wanted to see him run for president again.

College students sitting in front of a Bernie Sanders poster.
Howard Weiss-Tisman / VPR

As voters get ready to cast their ballots in Iowa and New Hampshire, recent polls in both states have Sanders leading other Democratic presidential candidates. A key part of Sanders' campaign strategy is to get a lot more young people to turn out and vote.

The Exchange sat down with Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders on Sunday, Jan. 19, before a live audience to discuss the Senator's views on Medicare for All, gun policy, foreign policy and other issues on voters' minds this election cycle. 

Sanders, who won the 2016 New Hampshire Democratic presidential primary by a large margin, finds himself in a close race for the 2020 contest. He was recently endorsed again by the SEA SEIU Local 1984, one of the largest labor unions in the Granite State. 

With the Iowa Caucus less than three weeks away, and the New Hampshire Primary a week after that, Bernie Sanders is surging. He is raising more money than any of his Democratic competitors, and is at or near the top in several recent polls.

“I just feel that he is the one who can beat Trump by a wide margin,” said Diane St. Germain, of Bedford, New Hampshire, who supported Sanders in 2016 and has been knocking on doors for him over the past three months.

Updated at 7:28 p.m. ET

The Senate overwhelmingly approved a revised North American trade pact in a rare bipartisan vote Thursday that hands President Trump a victory on a key campaign promise just as lawmakers are preparing his impeachment trial.

The U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, or USMCA, passed by a vote of 89-10. The trade pact, signed by the president in November 2018, received a similar bipartisan vote in the House last month.