'Feel the Bern' — Sanders winning over US Democrats

US Senator Bernie Sanders waves to the crowd before delivering remarks during a campaign rally in Manassas, Virginia on September 14, 2014At 74, Bernie Sanders is this year’s Democratic phenomenon in the White House race, urging Americans to launch a “political revolution” against billionaires and elites — including his chief party rival, Hillary Clinton. A substantial slice of Americans are frustrated with how Democratic leadership — nearly seven years into Barack Obama’s presidency — has bumped up against the hard limits of political power, especially under a Republican-led Congress. Sanders, the independent senator from Vermont, is no newcomer to politics: he served as mayor of Burlington from 1981 to 1989, and has been entrenched in Congress for nearly a quarter century.

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