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Senator Bernie Sanders is the longest serving independent in congressional history.
Senator Bernie Sanders is the longest serving independent in congressional history.

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Mitt Romney’s winners and losers - By Sen. Bernie Sanders: http://ow.ly/esBiP

Coming up at 8:50pm: Sen. Sanders is talking about Rep. Paul Ryan's budget plan on MSNBC.

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Between December 2000 and December 2010, 38 percent of the manufacturing jobs in Ohio were lost, 42 percent of the manufacturing jobs in North Carolina were lost and 48 percent of the manufacturing jobs in Michigan were lost.

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Happening now from 12:30-1:30pmET: Sen. Sanders and others are on the floor of the senate talking about climate change. You can watch live here: http://www.sanders.senate.gov/

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NEWS: Sanders Backs Bill to Relieve Prescription Drug Shortages:
WASHINGTON, Feb. 2 - Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) has cosponsored bipartisan legislation to address critical shortages of drugs to treat many life-threatening illnesses. "This legislation is a step forward in addressing drug shortages that have created a serious public health problem for many Vermonters and other Americans," said Sanders, a member of the Senate health committee.
Read more here: http://www.sanders.senate.gov/newsroom/news/?id=8cecec41-e1f4-4d74-b7e4-3db32bcaeb76

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Today's News from Sen. Sanders:
-Postal Service: The U.S. Postal Service must modernize to avert massive job cuts, Sen. Bernie Sanders said Tuesday in a Senate speech. "We need to develop a new business model for the Postal Service. Get them involved in the digital age - not run away from it," he said on WCAX-TV, WVNY-TV and Fox 44.

-Home Heating: Rep. Peter Welch signed a bipartisan letter to President Obama calling for full funding of home heating aid. Along with Sens. Patrick Leahy and Sanders, Welch is cosponsoring legislation to provide at least as much money as last year, the Brattleboro Reformer reported.

-Older Americans: "One way for the federal government to address the rising HIV-positive senior population is to reauthorize the Older Americans Act," wrote the American Independent. Sen. Sanders introduced a reauthorization bill last week.

-Citizens United: Sen. Sanders said he will work to undo a Supreme Court decision that gave corporations the same First Amendment rights as people. "There are about five people in this country who believe that a corporation is a person. Unfortunately, they are all on the Supreme Court," Sanders said on OpEd News.

Read the full news here: http://www.sanders.senate.gov/newsroom/news/?id=4E36A63F-F287-40DB-A9EC-0884C73A7D94

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Today's News from Sen. Bernie Sanders:
-Credit Cards: When Washington puts policy on the auction block, bankers are consistently the highest bidders. Despite widespread public support, an attempt in 2009 by Sens. Sanders and Dick Durbin to cap interest rates was doomed by industry opposition, The Huffington Post reported in one of a series of articles in collaboration with "The Dylan Ratigan Show."

-Frugal Senators: Sen. Sanders ranked 12th in the Senate in terms of unspent office funds returned to the treasury. Politico said Sanders returned $1.7 million, or 17 percent, of $6.16 million allotted in the past two years. Sen. Patrick Leahy ranked 35th returning $633,321 or 10 percent of the same allotment. Sen. Richard Shelby has returned more than any other senator. Sen. Barbara Boxer consistently gave back the least.

-Saving Democracy: "We are moving in the direction of having our elections determined by a small group of very wealthy individuals and corporations," Sen. Sanders said Monday on the Ed Schultz radio show in a discussion about his constitutional amendment to curb corporate campaign cash.

-The Fed: Before the housing bubble burst, "the Federal Reserve was a placid herd of clueless blockheads," led by a chairman who later "battled ferociously" to block an audit sought by Sen. Sanders and Rep. Ron Paul, who were "united by their disgust at the Fed's stealth policy-making," Glenn Garvin wrote in The Miami Herald.

Read the full news here: http://www.sanders.senate.gov/newsroom/news/?id=72E7ED32-9E40-4D87-BBE8-93FA4D1A63CD

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Addressing the National League of Postmasters on Monday at a conference in Crystal City, Va., Sen. Bernie Sanders was greeted with a standing ovation from local officials who welcomed his effort to block widespread closings of post offices and processing plants. http://youtu.be/B4kVF2YKoqE
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