Bernie Sanders

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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?

Emily Alfin Johnson / VPR

“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.

Emily Alfin Johnson / VPR

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.

Angela Evancie / VPR

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.

Emily Alfin Johnson / VPR

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.

John Locher / AP

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.

Peter Hirschfeld / VPR

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.

Emily Alfin Johson / VPR

“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.

John Locker / AP

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.

Alex Brandon / AP

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.

Bob Kinzel; Peter Hirschfeld; Bob Kinzel / VPR

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

Jim Cole / AP

On Tuesday morning in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders made an announcement that many people have been waiting for. He endorsed rival Hillary Clinton for the nomination.

Andrew Harnik / AP

Although Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders was not successful in winning the party's nomination, many political observers believe the Sanders campaign has had a big impact on the drafting of the Democratic Party's platform. And Sanders says the proposed platform is "the most progressive" in the history of the Democratic Party.

Andrew Harnik / AP

Sen. Bernie Sanders endorsed former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination for president Tuesday.

The campaigns for Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders announced in coordinated statements that they will campaign together Tuesday in Portsmouth, N.H.

"On Tuesday, July 12, U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders will join Hillary Clinton for a campaign event at Portsmouth High School to discuss their commitment to building an America that is stronger together and an economy that works for everyone, not just those at the top," said the statement released by both campaigns.

Noah Berger; Julio Cortez / AP

Democratic Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders says he expects to endorse presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton in the near future. But before that happens, Sanders says he has more work to do to make certain that the Democratic platform reflects his key economic priorities.

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The U.S. Senate on Wednesday took the first step to pass legislation that would overturn Vermont's law that requires the labeling of food that contains genetically modified ingredients. The proposed federal bill would prohibit individual states from enacting their own GMO labeling standards.

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