@BernieSanders news roundup 10/3-4 on Blog#42

Last news round up was just two days ago, but lots of new pieces have come through since. 

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Bernie Sanders Draws More Than 20,000 People At Boston Rally

The presidential contender is breaking Obama’s records on the trail.

Oct 4, 2015

Massachusetts is feeling the Bern.

More than 20,000 of its residents turned out for a Bernie Sanders rally at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center on Saturday, no small feat even in a Democratic-leaning state.

The Vermont independent senator who is campaigning for the Democratic presidential nomination appears to have broken a record for a primary candidate’s audience in the state — shooting past then-Sen. Barack Obama’s rally of 10,000 people eight years ago, according to the Boston Globe.

Sanders’ campaign has been swimming in good news lately. Earlier this week, it announced a third-quarter fundraising total of $26 million — right on the heels of Sanders’ rival Hillary Clinton and her $28 million haul.

The senator has also exceeded another Obama marker by becoming the first candidate to reach 1 million online donations nearly five months earlier than the president did.

Read the rest of this article on HuffPost

** Blogger’s note: This is the largest primary rally ever held in Boston.

Video of Bernie Sanders’ rally speech in Boston, Mass, 10/3/15

Pastor’s Mind Blowing Biblical Argument To Vote For Sanders (AUDIO)


When Bernie Sanders gave a speech at Liberty University on Monday morning, he was hoping to initiate a “civil discourse.” He has done far more than that. He inspired an evangelical pastor and counselor who was in the audience to write a sermon saying that because he stands with Jesus, he also stands with Bernie Sanders.


The evangelical’s name is Jim. He posted the sermon on Reddit and, because of the overwhelming response, issued an audio explanation of the Biblical argument that shows how he can be both an Evangelical conservative and a Bernie Sanders supporter. Jim’s most powerful statement lies in his comparison of Sanders to a Biblical figure:

Read the rest of this article on ReverbPress


Barack Obama campaining for socialist Senator Bernie Sanders

Barack Obama and Ted Kennedy traveled to Vermont to campaign for Bernie Sanders during the Congressman’s successful 2006 U.S. Senate race.

Bernie (Bernard) Sanders is an openly socialist Independent member of the United States Senate, representing Vermont. Sen. Sanders was born in 1941 in Brooklyn, New York. He is the son of Jewish Polish immigrants. He was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2006 after serving 16 years in the United States House of Representatives. He is married to Jane O’Meara Sanders.[1]

He graduated from the University of Chicago with a B.A. in political science in 1964. Then he moved to Vermont, where he worked as a carpenter, filmmaker, writer and researcher, among other jobs, before starting his political career.

Student activism

After one year at Brooklyn College, Sanders spent four years at the University of Chicago, where he joined the Young Peoples Socialist League, youth wing of the Socialist Party USA, the Congress on Racial Equality and the Student Peace Union. He also worked briefly for the communist led United Packinghouse Workers Union. At the end of his junior year Sanders worked in a mental hospital in California as part of a project for the American Friends Service Committee. […]

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Sanders Stands by Obama and Rejects Clinton Plan for a “No-Fly Zone” in Syria

October 03, 2015

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) would oppose any attempt to unilaterally impose a “no-fly zone” over Syria, breaking with fellow Democratic primary candidate Hillary Clinton, who in an interview Thursday said she would “advocate” for one in order to “create humanitarian corridors” on the ground.

In a statement emailed Saturday, Sanders expressed his support for President Barack Obama’s policy of bombing Islamic State group targets while offering support to rebel factions fighting to topple Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

An attempt to create a no-fly zone over the country, Sanders said, “could get us more deeply involved in that horrible civil war and lead to a never-ending U.S. entanglement in that region.”

“We do not want to make a very complex situation in Syria even worse,” Sanders said. “I support President Obama’s effort to combat the Islamic State in Syria while at the same time supporting those in Syria trying to overthrow the brutal dictatorship of Bashar Assad.”

Read the rest of this article on Mic.com

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