Socialist Bernie Sanders refused to retreat from his romantic views on Cuba and its late dictator Fidel Castro, even as the audience of the Democratic presidential debate in Charleston loudly booed him. The Vermont senator took repeated incoming fire from fellow candidates on stage after he lauded Castro’s literacy program in the 1960s in a...
Sean Hannity continued to focus on Democratic frontrunner Bernie Sanders Tuesday, calling him out for praising Fidel Castro, his proposed socialist policies and another controversial article from the Vermont senator's past.
Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., reacted Tuesday to Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., praising some aspects of the Fidel Castro regime in Cuba -- a regime which some of his relatives escaped in order to seek a new life in the U.S.
It wasn't wise for Bernie Sanders to say things about Fidel Castro that he must have known would alienate so many Miami Cuban and Venezuelan exiles, given that Florida is likely to be a crucial swing state in the general election; that said, argues Cuba scholar Rebecca Bodenheimer, what Sanders said shouldn't be viewed as wholly controversial.
Bernie Sanders defended on Tuesday evening his past comments praising the Cuban government’s strides on education and healthcare under the Castro regime, saying he has opposed authoritarian regimes across the globe but that sometimes they “do some things good.”
Bernie Sanders faced quick criticism in Tuesday night's Democratic debate, as the self-described democratic socialist for the first time is considered the race's undisputed frontrunner -- even as he has rankled several members of his own party with some head-turning comments on communism in Cuba.
Sen. Bernie Sanders has come under attack from Democrats and Republicans over his praise for social programs implemented by the late Cuban dictator Fidel Castro, a sign of the increasing scrutiny the Vermont senator faces as he has ascended to become the front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination.
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