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Politics Bernie Sanders


  • SILVER SPRING, Md.— Hillary Rodham Clinton on Thursday offered some support for a proposal in the Senate that would raise the federal minimum wage to $12 an hour, hinting that the higher rate sought by labor unions doesn't have enough support. Patty Murray that would increase the rate to $12 an hour by 2020, which is several dollars less than the $15 backed by labor...

  • NASHUA, N.H.— Hillary Rodham Clinton dodged questions Tuesday about her positions on trade and the Keystone XL pipeline, telling a New Hampshire voter that if the future of the project opposed by environmentalists remains "undecided when I become president, I will answer your question." Bernie Sanders told The Associated Press. Environmental groups vigorously...

  • DES MOINES, Iowa, July 27- U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Monday described climate change as "one of most urgent threats of our time" and vowed to meet the challenge with a plan to generate enough clean energy to power every U.S. home by 2027.. Clinton promised to have more than half a billion solar panels installed nationwide within four years if she...

  • AMES, Iowa, July 26- Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton called on Sunday for a dramatic national shift to energy sources such as solar and wind, setting a goal of generating enough clean renewable energy to power every U.S. home within her first decade in office. "I want more wind, more solar, more advanced biofuels, more energy efficiency," Clinton...

  • WASHINGTON, July 26- Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton promised on Sunday to push for a dramatic increase in renewable power production, setting a goal of generating enough clean renewable energy to power every U.S. home within 10 years of taking office. Clinton will discuss the proposals during a campaign stop on Monday at an...

  • NEW YORK, July 25- In a possible setback for Hillary Clinton, the AFL-CIO's political committee has recommended the nation's largest labor union federation delay endorsing a candidate for the 2016 presidential race as it seeks to push her to be more supportive of its policies on issues such as trade and wages. The move highlights the pressures Clinton is facing...

  • NEW YORK— Hillary Rodham Clinton wants to shift the mindset of corporate America from "quarterly capitalism" to a more long-term approach to the economy and plans to unveil proposals to hike capital gains taxes, review executive compensation rules and warn that shareholder activism can sometimes go too far. Her speech at New York University's Stern School of...

  • Bernie Sanders is pressing Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton to support a federal minimum wage of $15 an hour as he pushes legislation to boost pay. His bill would phase in increases in the minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2020. While it's unlikely to pass in the Republican-controlled Congress, it puts pressure on Clinton to support...

  • WASHINGTON, July 20- Presidential contender Hillary Clinton's proposed plan to overhaul capital gains taxes aims to foster long-term growth by taxing some short-term investments at higher rates, an aide for her campaign said on Monday. Under her proposal, first reported by the Wall Street Journal, the rate for the shortest-held investments "would be no lower...

  • Wall Street doesn't fear Hillary...yet Tuesday, 14 Jul 2015 | 12:57 PM ET
    Democratic U.S. presidential hopeful and former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton leaves the podium after she spoke to members of the media July 14, 2015 on Capitol Hill in Washington.

    A much-anticipated economic speech from Hillary Clinton has left Wall Street so far with little to worry about, Politico's Ben White says.

  • Leaders with the AFL-CIO, an umbrella group for 56 member unions representing more than 12.5 million workers, will press her on issues such as trade, infrastructure and the types of officials she would name to the Federal Reserve's Board of Governors. During its gathering in Silver Spring, Maryland, on July 29-30, the AFL-CIO's executive council will also have...

  • Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla of Puerto Rico dropped a bombshell on debt holders a week ago by saying he wanted to restructure debt and postpone bond payments. He urged changes to U.S. bankruptcy laws that currently exclude Puerto Rico. Like U.S. states, Puerto Rico cannot file for bankruptcy protection.

  • Eliminating the race-wealth gap: Ex-NFL star Tuesday, 30 Jun 2015 | 11:12 AM ET
    Jack Brewer of the New York Giants in December, 2004

    To solve the race and wealth gap, the country must focus on "fair capitalism," says former NFL safety Jack Brewer.

  • Bernie's long odds vs. Hillary: NBC-WSJ poll Monday, 22 Jun 2015 | 6:31 PM ET
    Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Bernie Sanders greets guests at Drake University on June 12, 2015.

    Seventy-five percent of national Democratic primary voters polled say Hillary Clinton is their first choice vs. 15 percent for Bernie Sanders.

  • Hillary's campaign stumbles on trade Friday, 19 Jun 2015 | 12:54 PM ET
    Democratic presidential hopeful and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton hosts a small business forum in Cedar Falls, Iowa.

    Hillary Clinton remains a likely nominee for president. But her campaign now is a hot mess, especially on trade, Politico's Ben White says.

  • BERLIN, June 9- Likely Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush on Tuesday criticized the 2010 Dodd-Frank Wall Street oversight law, saying it did not stop banks from becoming "too big to fail" and may have contributed to new risks in the U.S. financial system. Bush, the former governor of Florida, is expected to formally launch his bid for the White House on June 15,...

  • Bernie Sanders' call for equality Tuesday, 26 May 2015 | 4:45 PM ET
    Bernie Sanders' call for equality

    CNBC's John Harwood spoke to Democratic Presidential Candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders as he prepares to kick off his run for the White House.

  • Sanders: 'I would not play the role of the spoiler' Tuesday, 26 May 2015 | 9:30 AM ET
    Sanders: 'I would not play the role of the spoiler'

    CNBC's John Harwood asks Sen. Bernie Sanders whether he considered running as a third-party candidate.

  • Sanders: 'Obama is dead wrong' on trade Tuesday, 26 May 2015 | 9:30 AM ET
    Sanders: 'Obama is dead wrong' on trade

    Sen. Bernie Sanders stands firm against the Trade Promotion Authority, denying President Obama's claim that it is progressive.

  • Sanders: GDP doesn't matter when 45 million people live in poverty

    Sen. Bernie Sanders criticizes the surplus of growth producing products in the U.S., considering income disparity.