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  • RENO, Nev.— Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton on Thursday vowed to protect veterans from aggressive for-profit colleges and predatory lenders while preserving the dominance of the U.S. military. The 90 percent cap doesn't count Defense Department grants or VA benefits, which entices for-profit colleges to market to veterans.

  • 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: '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.

  • 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.

  • Bernie Sanders on income inequality and the Clintons Tuesday, 26 May 2015 | 6:23 AM ET
    Sanders: Income inequality & the Clintons' wealth

    Democratic Presidential Candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders discusses income inequality, with CNBC's John Harwood.

  • Sanders on Clinton: 'When you hustle $$$ like that...' Tuesday, 26 May 2015 | 6:09 AM ET
    Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt.

    Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders tells CNBC's John Harwood "don't underestimate me ... we've got a shot to win this thing."

  • WASHINGTON, May 22- A group of 18 mostly Democratic U.S. senators on Friday urged the Obama administration to stop Royal Dutch Shell's preparations for oil exploration in the Arctic, saying the region has a severely limited capacity to respond to accidents. The appeal was spearheaded by Senator Jeff Merkley of Oregon and the letter was signed by other liberals,...

  • The case for why it's Hillary's race to lose Tuesday, 19 May 2015 | 11:59 AM ET
    Hillary Clinton

    The GOP has a target-rich environment to go after Hillary Clinton. But will that keep her from the White House? Politico's Ben White takes a look.

  • WASHINGTON, May 17- Top Republicans predicted on Sunday that both chambers of Congress would muster the votes to pass the "fast-track" authority sought by President Barack Obama to negotiate major trade deals, despite opposition from Obama's fellow Democrats. We'll pass it later this week, "Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said in an interview with ABC.

  • *U.S. appeals court says Congress did not authorize spy program. *White House and Congress work on an alternative program. NEW YORK, May 7- A U.S. spying program that systematically collects millions of Americans' phone records is illegal, a federal appeals court ruled on Thursday, putting pressure on Congress to quickly decide whether to replace or end a...

  • While stopping short of declaring the program unconstitutional, the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan said Congress did not authorize the National Security Agency to collect Americans' phone records in bulk. Lynch said it is for Congress to make clear whether it considers the NSA program permissible. Federal appeals courts in Washington, D.C. and...

  • WASHINGTON, May 5- Bernie Sanders, a self-described socialist U.S. senator who has launched a bid for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination, said on Tuesday he will introduce a bill to break up the biggest banks, a position far to the left of the party's front runner, Hillary Clinton. Under the Sanders proposal, regulators on the existing Financial Stability...

  • NEW YORK, April 24- Teva Pharmaceutical Industries' bid for Mylan NV would create a company controlling nearly 25 percent of the U.S. generics market, including drugs in short supply, according to industry experts and a Reuters review of regulatory filings. It is also pursuing a hostile takeover of drugmaker Perrigo Co Plc. Teva has already looked at the...

  • Minimum wage floor Democrats are rallying around Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 9:09 AM ET
    Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) speaks at a rally calling for an increase in wages for low-wage government contract workers, on Capitol Hill in Washington, April 22, 2015.

    Senator Patty Murray plans to introduce a bill to increase the minimum wage from $7.25 to $12 by 2020, the NYT rpeorts.

  • Hillary Clinton may kick off campaign on Sunday Friday, 10 Apr 2015 | 8:05 AM ET
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton

    Sources say Hillary Clinton will announce her candidacy for president of the United States "as early as Sunday," NBC News reports.

  • Sanders, top opposition member on the U.S. Senate Budget Committee, released a report decrying what he called "legalized tax fraud." Using the Cayman Islands, Bermuda and other tax havens, these companies have saved more than $280 billion in tax liabilities, Sanders concluded in the report. The senator from Vermont delivered his broadside a day ahead of a media...

  • Sen. Sanders: Greece in midst of great depression Monday, 9 Feb 2015 | 3:36 PM ET
    Sen. Sanders: Greece in midst of great depression

    Sen. Bernard Sanders, (I-Vt.), is calling for the Federal Reserve and the U.S. government to remind the ECB of their obligation to pursue financial stability in Greece.

  • Senator Gives an 'F' to Student Loan Rate Jump Monday, 1 Jul 2013 | 12:10 PM ET

    Sen. Bernard Sanders, I-Vt., called a student loan rate increase "absurd" and proposed a rate freeze.