'Filibernie': Sanders blasts tax deal for six hours and counting

(Blog Post) Sanders, one of the Senate's leading liberals, is protesting Obama's deal with Republicans, which would extend tax cuts on all income that were initially signed by President George W. Bush in 2001 and 2003. Full Story »

Posted by Jon Mitchell - via Memeorandum, The Hill, Bobby Britt (t)
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Posted by: Posted by Jon Mitchell - Dec 10, 2010 - 8:16 AM PST
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Dwight Rousu
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by Dwight Rousu - Dec. 10, 2010

The journalist reporting is a bit trivial, but the speech and Bernie's stand against inside deals to enrich the rich is inspiring.

Can Mr. Smith go to Washington? Sanders for pres.

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Patrick McGuire
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by Patrick McGuire - Dec. 11, 2010

Poor journalism. Article is too brief. It was posted right after the filibuster started so there is really not much too report.

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Lynn Caporale
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by Lynn Caporale - Dec. 11, 2010

Having heard part of the speech, I was disappointed that this story did not mention a major theme--- Sanders' parents had limited education, yet worked hard and he and his siblings went to college and lived what he described as the American dream. Senator Sanders referred to a letter he received from a parent who also worked hard with the dream of sending a child to college, but wrote to say that he will be unable to do it. So, a major them of Senator Sanders' speech is the loss of the expectation that if you work hard your children will have a better life in America. This does capture the contrasting comment, that for many of the wealthy, no amount of wealth is sufficient (although it left out his description of many of the ... More »

“I am simply here today to take as long as I can to explain to the American people the fact that we have got to do a lot better than this agreement provides.” More »

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Jon Mitchell
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by Jon Mitchell - Dec. 10, 2010
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Randy Morrow
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by Randy Morrow - Dec. 11, 2010

“How can I get by on one house?” Sanders said. “I need five houses, ten houses! I need three jet planes to take me all over the world! Sorry, American people. ... More »

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