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Bernie Sanders says we’re in an oligarchy, hints at presidential run

Andrew Prokop is a senior politics correspondent at Vox, covering the White House, elections, and political scandals and investigations. He’s worked at Vox since the site’s launch in 2014, and before that, he worked as a research assistant at the New Yorker’s Washington, DC, bureau.

On Monday, the Senate's only self-described socialist, Bernie Sanders of Vermont, hinted again that he might run for president in 2016. In an interview when Jeff Zeleny of Yahoo! News, Sanders said the US was now in an oligarchy, and that if the public understood how the social welfare state worked in countries like Denmark and Sweden, they'd strongly support it. Asked if he was offering a possible platform for a presidential run, Sanders said, "I think it's a damn good platform." Watch his comments below:

Sanders, though, made sure to offer some praise to the Democratic front-runner. "I’ve known Hillary Clinton for many many years," Sanders told Zeleny. "I have a lot of respect for Hillary Clinton and she has accomplished a lot of very positive things in her career. But I’m not quite sure that the political process is one in which we anoint people." Sanders will travel to Iowa this September. Head over to Yahoo! News for more.

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