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Q&A: Bernie Sanders on Hillary, 2016 and personality politics
Q&A: Bernie Sanders on Hillary, 2016 and personality politics

Bernie Sanders, one of Vermont's U.S. senators, is mulling a 2016 run for president, as either a Democrat or independent. He is expected to announce his decision in a few weeks. During a recent testing-the-waters swing through Iowa, the self-described Democratic socialist -- elected as an independent -- sat down for a 45-minute interview at Iowa City's Bluebird Diner. Here are selected excerpts: Q: Setting aside political labels, how would you describe yourself and your political philosophy? A: Setting aside labels, I am somebody who believes that government in a democratic society should be representing the needs of the vast majority of the people who are middle-class...

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