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Trailing Bernie: Sanders meets the press again

en. Bernie Sanders returned to NBC’s Meet the Press on Sunday, answering foreign policy questions that he has avoided in his traditional stump speech. Sanders, who leads Democratic primary rival Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire and now Iowa as well, according to recent polls, declined to tell host Chuck Todd how many Syrian refugees the U.S. should accept as they flee their war-torn country. “I think it’s impossible to give a number until we understand the dimensions of the problem. What I do believe is that Europe, the United States, countries like Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, must address this humanitarian crisis. Continue Reading →

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Trailing Bernie: Cornell West backs Sanders

en. Bernie Sanders has picked up the endorsement of civil rights activist Cornell West, who took to Twitter Monday night to declare his support. “I endorse Brother @BernieSanders because he is a long-distance runner with integrity in the struggle for justice for over 50 years,” he said in one tweet. https://twitter.com/CornelWest/status/635997587447742465

“Now is the time for his prophetic voice to be heard across our crisis-ridden country,” West wrote in another tweet. https://twitter.com/CornelWest/status/635997733673766920

West’s endorsement could help Sanders attract more support from black voters, which the 73-year-old democratic socialist has struggled to do, according to polls. Continue Reading →

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