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Bernie Sanders inspired a political movement with his insurgent 2016 run for the Democratic presidential nomination. Yet he's been reluctant to acknowledge that his campaign likely got some help from a Russian covert propaganda campaign.

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President Trump is speaking at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference. His comments come amid a debate about gun laws after a shooting a high school in Parkland, Fla.

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In an interview Wednesday, Sen. Bernie Sanders said he was unaware that Russian interference was promoting his 2016 presidential campaign.

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NPR is reporting that "a federal grand jury has indicted 13 Russians and three Russian entities in connection with the attack on the 2016 presidential election."

Included in the indictment are details of how the accused allegedly used social media to disseminate information in support of Sen. Bernie Sanders' and Donald Trump's presidential campaigns.

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After President Donald Trump's first State of the Union address, multiple responses — both official and otherwise — are to be delivered. Here's what we know and how you can follow along.

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President Donald Trump delivered his first State of the Union address Tuesday night at the Capitol building in Washington, D.C.

Jean-Marc Landry, owner of Pratiko, holds up a wheelchair.
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The sixth round of negotiations on NAFTA, the North American Free Trade Agreement, is underway in Montréal. The outcome of the talks could have a significant impact on Vermont businesses that export goods to Canada and Mexico.

Sen. Bernie Sanders, pictured here at a Senate Budget Committee hearing back on Nov. 28, 2017,
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Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is encouraging Democrats to withhold support of any proposed Republican budget agreement unless it includes provisions to protect essential domestic programs and provides legal status to the children of undocumented workers, often known as "Dreamers."

Sen. Patrick Leahy, the most senior member of the Senate Judiciary committee, is expressing strong concerns about President Trump's new Supreme Court nominee, appeals court judge Brett Kavanaugh
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Sen. Patrick Leahy says he strongly opposes a decision by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions to have the Department of Justice crack down on states that have legalized marijuana and Leahy says he will do everything that he can to block this new policy from going into place.

Members of Vermont's congressional delegation strongly oppose plans by the Federal Communications Commission to roll back "net neutrality" regulations
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All three members of Vermont's congressional delegation are urging the Federal Communications Commission not to repeal internet policies known as "net neutrality."

One Year On: Trump's 2016 Victory Speech, Annotated

Nov 7, 2017
President Donald Trump speaks, accompanied by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during a joint news conference at the Akasaka Palace, Monday, Nov. 6, 2017. A year ago, Trump won the 2016 presidential election.
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NPR reporters across the newsroom have annotated President Donald Trump's election night remarks, providing context and analysis to his policy promises and noting who among the people he thanked are still in the inner circle a year later.

President Trump has appointed Rutland City Treasurer Wendy Wilton to lead Vermont’s office of the Farm Service Agency.

Rep. Peter Welch wants House Republican leaders to hold a vote on several gun control proposals
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President Trump surprised a lot of Republicans and Democrats over the last few weeks by backing plans proposed by Congressional Democrats. But it's unclear how long the trend will last. 

The future for thousands of young people in Massachusetts is unclear after Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Tuesday that the Trump administration would end the program known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA.

Rep. Peter Welch backs plan to end secrecy of settlements in cases of sexual harassment involving members of Congress
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Rep. Peter Welch says the Trump administration’s decision to reverse the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy, also known as DACA, is the “height of cruelty.”

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The Trump administration Tuesday formally announced it will end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program — also called DACA — putting an expiration date on the legal protections granted to roughly 800,000 people known as "DREAMers," who entered the country illegally as children.

President Trump issued a statement, saying, "I do not favor punishing children, most of whom are now adults, for the actions of their parents. But we must also recognize that we are nation of opportunity because we are a nation of laws."

Vermont senator and former presidential candidate Bernie Sanders made two stops in New Hampshire on Labor Day.

Senator Sanders started his day at the annual AFL-CIO breakfast in Manchester where he spoke alongside New Hampshire senators Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan.

All three members of Vermont's Congressional delegation say they will vote against a short term budget bill if it fails to include Democratic priorities
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When Congress returns to Washington after the Labor Day recess, it will immediately face a significant budget crisis.

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President Trump declared that a hasty withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan "would create a vacuum" and that America is "not nation-building again; we are killing terrorists."

Rep. Peter Welch wants House Republican leaders to hold a vote on several gun control proposals
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Rep. Peter Welch says the time has come to take down all statues of Confederate military leaders throughout the country.

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