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After briefings, Scott more comfortable with vetting of refugees

MONTPELIER — Lt. Gov. Phil Scott says he has become more comfortable with the vetting of Syrian refugees after learning more from state and federal officials about the process. Listen: Vermont Press Bureau Report for VPR News

Scott, who is a candidate for the Republican Party’s nomination for governor, called for a pause in allowing Syrian refugees to be relocated in Vermont following the Nov. 13 terror attacks in Paris. Former Wall Street executive Bruce Lisman, Scott’s primary opponent in the gubernatorial race, has called for a similar halt to the program. The attacks have sparked a debate across the country, and in Vermont, about whether Syrian refugees pose a national security risk. Continue Reading →

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Trailing Bernie: Sanders casts himself as FDR 2.0

en. Bernie Sanders’ campaign is on the air in the early voting states of Iowa and New Hampshire with two fresh television ads that continue to focus on his core economic message. The 74-year-old democratic socialist is looking to reignite his insurgent campaign against Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton by focusing on income inequality — even as many Americans have focused their attention on foreign policy following the Nov. 13 terror attacks in Paris. One of the new ads, titled “Works For All of Us,” calls for wage increases and pay equity. Continue Reading →

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