U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders slammed billionaire Michael Bloomberg's possible White House run, a move that could greatly disrupt the Democratic field just three months before the first nominating contests.
Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders - at a Saturday night rally with progressive firebrand Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in Des Moines, Iowa - blasted billionaire Michael Bloomberg, who is reportedly considering entering the race for the White House.
(SOUND BITE) (English) U.S. SENATOR BERNIE SANDERS, SAYING: "What we need is a dynamic democracy.
A democracy where all of us play a role in shaping public policy.
Not some billionaire who decides that he wants to run for President of the United States, because he’s a billionaire." Sanders, a top contender for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020, has railed against billionaires who he says wield too much influence in politics.
(SOUND BITE) (English) U.S. SENATOR BERNIE SANDERS, SAYING: "We must address the obscene level of income and wealth inequality, where three people now own more wealth than the bottom half of American society." Bloomberg, a former three-term mayor of New York City, has seriously considered running for president before, both as an independent and a Democrat.
A spokesman for Bloomberg said he is skeptical that any of the current crop of Democratic candidates can defeat President Donald Trump in next year’s general election.
From high profile athletes like LeBron James to former presidential candidates like Michael Bloomberg; high powered names are fronting millions of dollars to pay off former felons' debts in Florida. Story: https://bit.ly/336EEc1
Donald Trump has ridiculed election rival Joe Biden at a rally in Arizona,while a crowd called for the Democratic presidential candidate to be 'lockedup'. Mr Trump was addressing a rally in the last days before the election.
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After a coronavirus outbreak occurred in a Vermont prison over the summer, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has restructured its guidelines as to what qualifies as "close contact" with a person infected with COVID-19.
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Appearing virtually for the confirmation hearing of President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Senator Patrick Leahy, a Democrat from Vermont, on Monday criticized the confirmation process of Amy Coney Barrett going ahead so close to the election.
Ben & Jerry's is the best-selling single ice cream brand in the world. It's gained a cult following thanks to classic flavors like Half Baked and Cherry Garcia. The company is on a mission to use ice cream to fight for equality. Business Insider visits the plant in St. Albans, Vermont, to see how Ben & Jerry's pumps out nearly 1 million pints a day. It takes hundreds of workers, special machinery, and a 24/7 operation to package up these pints.