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Jimmy Carter on Bernie Sanders: ‘Can you all see why I voted for him?’

9:19 am May. 9, 2017

Former President Jimmy Carter on Monday suggested that had voted for Bernie Sanders in last year’s presidential primary. Our AJC colleague Jill Vejnoska monitored the Carter Center event that featured the two men, and had this:

President Jimmy Carter was absent from a list of Georgia Democratic supporters her campaign rolled out in October 2015 to forestall Sanders. But Carter’s grandson, former gubernatorial candidate Jason Carter, was on

Bernie Sanders lays out how Democrats can exit the political wilderness

10:42 am Nov. 17, 2016

The way forward for the Democratic Party after a disastrous election is to buck corporate interests and become a grassroots party that appeals to the working class, according to Vermont U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders.

The former Democratic presidential candidate, who released a new book this week, said “it is time for soul-searching within the Democratic Party” after losing the White House, both chambers Congress and state house seats across the country.

“I think at

Democratic convention roundup day 4: Baited

5:00 am Jul. 29, 2016

She embraced the wonkiness, acknowledging that she is not an orator like her husband or the current Oval Office holder, but Hillary Clinton can fight. After Katy Perry delivered a ‘Roar,’ Clinton spoke over intermittent protests to deliver

Democratic convention roundup day 3: Contrast

5:00 am Jul. 28, 2016

Philadelphia’s Wednesday night was all about taking down Donald Trump. Joe Biden delivered a sotto voce appeal to reason; Michael Bloomberg tried to show he was a better billionaire; Tim Kaine pulled out an impression that won’t get him any SNL

Democratic convention day 2 roundup: His story

5:00 am Jul. 27, 2016

Hillary Clinton, finally and officially, became the first female major party presidential nominee in American history by acclamation of none other than Bernie Sanders — but that could not quiet many in his legions, who continued