Sanders boasts one million online contributions

Just in time for the FEC filing deadline, Bernie Sanders received his one-millionth online campaign contribution.

The announcement was first made in a post to the grassroots-run Sanders for president community on Reddit, with emails being sent out to supporters around the same time.

Bernie Sanders, an independent Senator from Vermont, has received the most donations out of any candidate for president this cycle, and is expected to report total revenues in the tens of millions in the next FEC filing.

It wasn’t until February 2008 that Barack Obama reached his one-millionth campaign contribution, and that number included donations both online and offline.

At the last FEC filing, Bernie 2016 reported revenues of $15 million, compared to Clinton’s $47 million.

Bernie Sanders speaks to Rachel Maddow

Bernie Sanders joined popular MSNBC host Rachel Maddow to talk about a wide range of topics from the GOP debate to vaccines and veterans’ healthcare.

Maddow asked Sanders how he felt about how his campaign was going, since a lot had changed since the last time they had spoke in June. Bernie replied humbly that he was “in a slight state of shock” and “thought he had a message that would resonate with the American people” also that it was crazy to look out at the crowd of 28,000 people in Portland, to hear him speak.

When asked about the fact that the Republicans had already had two debates and the Democrats first debate was still about a month away Sanders replied, “”From day one, I did not think it was a good idea to limit the debates to six.” The exclusivity law enacted this year by the Democratic National Committee significantly limits the amount of debates to just six DNC sanctioned debates compared to the twenty-six that were held in 2008.

Maddow then asks him about his grassroots organization, stating he has issued a mass hiring call recently in the ‘super Tuesday” states.

Bernie continues to say that there are over 200,000 volunteers alone across the country mostly grass roots. Sanders said it was surprising to him to read about things in the paper and a lot of the events and organizing that is happening is spontaneous and it’s very moving. Volunteers are currently emphasizing on knocking door to door, and talking to people in many states.

Bernie insists that this is bigger than himself, ‘If ordinary people are not involved the billionaire class will continue to dominate what goes on in this country’.

Have you played the 2006 Bernie Sanders video game?

Rachel Maddow featured the 2006 ‘Bernie Arcade’ game on her program on Thursday night, after it was uncovered this week.

Anyone who followers Bernie Sanders will love this game. It features his policies, statements and ideas which have remained consistent over his political life.

Why not give it a shot? You can play Bernie Arcade in the internet archives here.

Sanders raises $1.2m after attack from Clinton PAC

Bernie Sander’s presidential campaign turned the attempted attack from pro-Clinton Super PAC into $1.2 million, reports the Huffington Post.

Earlier this week, pro-Clinton super PAC, “Correct the Record” sent out an e-mail to reporters in attempts to slander him based off of controversial comments of Jeremy Corbyn (UK Labour Party leader) about the late Hugo Chavez, and him negotiating a [bipartisan] deal with a Venezuealan oil company in 2006 to provide low income Vermonters discounted fuel. Needless to say it was a far reach.

What Bernie Sanders did in that moment was turn to his supporters saying “Yesterday, one of Hillary Clinton’s most prominent Super PACs attacked our campaign pretty viciously,” the email read. “It was the kind of onslaught I expected to see from the Koch Brothers or Sheldon Adelson, and it’s the second time a billionaire Super PAC has tried to stop the momentum of the political revolution we’re building together.”

Sanders also called for a contribution from supporters, ending with “They should not underestimate us”. And boy was he right! Within 48 hours, the campaign raised just over 1.2 million dollars.

“We’ve never seen an immediate donor response like what the Sanders campaign received on Tuesday. At one point, it drove 180 contributions through our platform per minute,” said Erin Hill, executive director of ActBlue. “Over its 11-year history ActBlue has sent money to over eleven-thousand campaigns and committees — and the Bernie Sanders campaign holds the record for the two biggest donor days ever for a campaign on our platform.”

Bernie Sanders is on the front cover of Time

Senator Bernie Sanders will grace the front cover of Time this week with the headline “Socialize this, America.”

The announcement was met with mixed reactions on Twitter.

One user said it was the “greatest thing I’ve seen so far today,” while another said “hopefully he’ll explain why being a ‘democratic socialist’ isn’t a SCAREY [sic] thing.”

Sanders to appear on Rachel Maddow’s program

Bernie Sanders will appear on the Rachel Maddow Show tonight at 9pm ET.

Maddow tweeted just hours ago that Sanders would be interviewed in person.

Don’t miss Bernie Sanders on the Rachel Maddow Show tonight from 9pm ET on MSNBC, live from New York City.

Twitter loved this humorous tweet from Bernie Sanders

Bush was a great president, no doubt, and it’s all Obama’s fault, wrote Bernie Sanders last night on Twitter during the GOP debate.

It was Twitter’s favourite tweet of the night, by far. Bernie Sanders made the sarcastic tweet last night while commentating the GOP debate live.

The tweet quickly attracted thousands of retweets, and many more favorites.

Was Sanders just endorsed by Donna Brazile?

The political strategist and commentator made this tweet on Wednesday night, which caught the eyes of Democrats nationwide.

The vice-chair of the Democratic National Committee posted this tweet.

Supporters of both Sanders and Clinton were quick to respond, with one Clinton supporter tweeting that Bernie Sanders was “worse than Trump,” and not a Democrat.

Perhaps Brazile was just offering equal commentary to leading candidates.

However, the chair of the Democratic National Committee, Debbie Wasserman Schultz has been criticized for allowing only six Democratic presidential debates this cycle. Brazile has yet to make her position clear on allowing more debates.

Sanders wins GOP debate on Twitter

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders made huge gains on the social networking site during the CNN Republican presidential debate.

Bernie Sanders gained roughly 50,000 new Twitter followers after he live-tweeted the Republican presidential debate, hosted by Jake Tapper on CNN on Wednesday night.

That’s double what the leading Republicans picked up on Twitter in the same period. Following the debate, Carly Fiorina had attracted 26,000 new followers, while Ben Carson saw 25,000 new followers.

Republican frontrunner and businessman Donald Trump saw his Twitter following increase by 14,000 over the period of the debate.

If the Twitter following is anything to go by about who won this debate, the result is very clear.

Wall Street bankers might soon be in prison

The Justice Department admitted they have approached this issue the wrong way, and now say they have a plan to go after banking criminals.

Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates says the Department will hone in on individuals in a bid to deter banking crimes in the future.

Yates also while it is impossible to put a company in prison, looking at the actions of individuals will assist in bringing more accountability into banking.

Going forward, the plan is to have companies turn over the names of suspected banking criminals so prosecutions are able to take place, should there be sufficient evidence.

In his speeches, Bernie Sanders has made a point of mentioning that while thousands of Americans are in prison for using small amounts of drugs, not one banker on Wall Street is in prison for their actions surrounding the Global Financial Crisis.