Bernie Sanders

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Dr. Carol A. Moore, the former president of Burlington College, has spoken out about the college's closure earlier this year in a letter to the editor of the Chronicle of Higher Education.

In the letter, titled "What Really Happened at Burlington College," Moore blames the school's financial trouble on former board members and a large land purchase authorized when Jane Sanders was president of Burlington College.

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On August 28, 2011, Tropical Storm Irene brought torrential rain and historic flooding to Vermont. The storm stranded thousands behind washed out roads, destroyed dozens of homes, and changed the landscape of Vermont.

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Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders says despite resignations by a number of staff members of the newly-formed political organization Our Revolution, he’s confident the group will advance his agenda. 

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Many delegates from Vermont arrived at the Democratic National Convention this week ready to continue the political battle for Bernie Sanders. They’re now coming to terms with the fact that the convention in Philadelphia has marked the end of his presidential campaign.

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If the mood of the Vermont delegation is any indication, then Hillary Clinton’s acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention Thursday night played all right with Bernie Sanders supporters who have until now been skeptical of her candidacy.

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Attending the Democratic National Convention is a brutal slog, filled with meetings, speeches, travel and long nights at the convention itself. One Vermont delegate’s hectic week in Philadelphia has been especially trying, but Maria Rinaldi and her partner, Mike Csele, are accustomed to finding creative solutions to challenges.

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The media covering the Democratic convention this week have focused relentlessly on the alleged divide between Bernie Sanders’ devotees and presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. But is the Bernie-or-Bust narrative as real — or as relevant — as your news feeds might be making it out to be?

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“There’s so much to say,” Bernie Sanders began Wednesday morning.

The Democratic National Convention has seen a second night of rousing speeches in efforts to unify the party and rally around Hillary Clinton, now the official Democratic nominee for president and the first woman ever to hold that designation in U.S. history.

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On Tuesday night at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Sen. Bernie Sanders put an official end to his presidential candidacy by formally moving to nominate Hillary Clinton as the nominee.

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A new VPR poll finds that Secretary Hillary Clinton may have a tough time winning the last 30 percent of Sen. Bernie Sanders' supporters to her camp.

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Vermont’s delegates to the Democratic National Convention are in Philadelphia this week for the culmination of the 2016 presidential primary. But not all of them are going to be happy to witness the coronation of Hillary Clinton. Some Vermont delegates are struggling to pledge political allegiance to anyone other than Bernie Sanders.

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Democrats opened their national convention in Philadelphia by front-loading some of their highest profile speakers on the event's first night.

First Lady Michelle Obama made an impassioned speech; Massachusetts Senator and progressive darling Elizabeth Warren spoke as well. But there was no more anticipated speaker on stage Monday night than Vermont's own Bernie Sanders.

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All eyes were on Sen. Bernie Sanders at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia Monday night, and perhaps no contingent of supporters was more engaged than the group Vermonters who traveled to Philadelphia to support their hometown senator.

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“Unity” seems to be the one-word mantra that Democratic National Committee officials are using to frame this week’s national convention in Philadelphia. But many Vermont delegates aren’t ready to hold political hands with their party’s presumptive nominee quite yet.

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Flash back to late May 2015 when Bernie Sanders announced to 5,000 Vermont supporters and to the world that he was launching a run for the Presidency as a Democrat. Political pundits could be excused for their skepticism that an independent Democratic Socialist U.S. Senator from one of the smallest states in the country could have any success.

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The 2016 Democratic presidential primary was in some ways as much as referendum on the nominating process as it was on the candidates themselves. A key committee at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia has now moved to curb the influence of so-called superdelegates on the primary process, and several Vermonters helped lead the push for the changes.

Amid furor over an email leak that revealed a bias against Bernie Sanders inside the Democratic National Committee, U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz announced Sunday she will step down as chair.

Wasserman Schultz will still open and close the convention, she said in a statement, and "address our delegates about the stakes involved in this election not only for Democrats, but for all Americans."

With just one weekend to go before Hillary Clinton is expected to accept her party's nomination for president, WikiLeaks on Friday released almost 20,000 emails sent and received by Democratic National Committee staff members from January 2015 to May 2016 – leaving journalists scouring for information potentially damaging to the party.

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All three Democratic candidates for governor are highlighting their ties to the political agenda of presidential candidate Bernie Sanders.

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