Senator Bernie Sanders on The Daily Show!
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    • Senator Bernie Sanders on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, April 27, 2011

Watch Senator Bernie Sanders on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart! Sanders appeared last night to discuss the eight and a half hour filibuster he gave earlier this year in response to President Obama's agreement to extend Bush-era tax cuts to the wealthiest Americans. Sanders' full speech appears in his book, The Speech: A Historic Filibuster on Corporate Greed and the Decline of Our Middle Class, along with a new introduction. Sanders also spoke at length about Obama's healthcare plan (which he criticized as a windfall for insurance companies) and partisan politics in Congress, including Paul Ryan's plan to gut Medicare/Medicaid and Pell Grants while preserving tax breaks for corporations and the very wealthy.

 

Also, there was this truly amazing "Moment of Zen":

 

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    • Marissa Colon-Margolies
    • Marissa Colón-Margolies is a writer and editor based in Brooklyn, NY. The Assistant Editor at Nation Books, she has written and reported for Rhode Island Public Radio, The Nation, and the Columbia Journalism Review online.

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