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Sanders courts supporters, students in New Hampshire

NORTH CONWAY, N.H. — On his final day in New Hampshire before shifting his attention to Iowa, Sen. Bernie Sanders stuck to his campaign’s core themes and largely avoided calling out his chief rival. In fact, Sanders only referenced Hillary Clinton, the former secretary of state, New York senator and first lady, once when discussing his plan to boost Social Security. His town hall meeting at the North Conway Community Center Gymnasium Friday morning was a more intimate affair with about 650 supporters than some of his previous rallies that have drawn thousands of supporters. But his message was the same. Sanders promoted his plan to force more regulations on Wall Street, called for a single-payer health care system that covers all Americans and again called for tuition-free colleges and universities. Continue Reading →

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Trailing Bernie: Sanders surges again, as Clinton steps up attacks

ew polling in the Democratic Party’s presidential primary shows Sen. Bernie Sanders leading rival Hillary Clinton in both Iowa and New Hampshire, prompting Clinton to step up her attacks. A Quinnipiac poll released Tuesday shows Sanders, the 74-year-old self-described democratic socialist, with a 49 percent to 44 percent edge over the former secretary of state and first lady among likely Democratic caucus-goers. It’s the first time Sanders has had a lead over Clinton in the poll. The same poll on Dec. 15 gave Clinton a 51 percent to 40 percent lead. Continue Reading →

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Vermont senators seek Social Security boost

MONTPELIER — Vermont Sens. Patrick Leahy and Bernie Sanders have joined with Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren and 17 other Democrats in seeking a cost-of-living increase for seniors on Social Security. The Seniors and Veterans Emergency Benefits Act, introduced by Warren, a first-term Democrat, seeks to boost payments to about 70 million seniors, veterans and people with disabilities with a bonus payment of just under $600. It was determined in October by the Social Security Administration that there will be no increase on Jan. 1 for beneficiaries. Continue Reading →

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