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WASHINGTON (AP) — Just hours into his Democratic presidential bid, Sen. Bernie Sanders says questions about the Clinton Foundation's activities are fair game.

The independent senator from Vermont also noted today that Hillary Rodham Clinton hasn't yet taken a position on contentious trade legislation, or on the proposed Keystone X-L pipeline.

As for his own positions on those issues -- he says he's helping to lead the opposition to a measure that would strengthen President Barack Obama's hand in future trade talks. And he says he opposed legislation that would permit construction of the pipeline.

Sanders told reporters on Capitol Hill that he wants to create "an economy that works for all of our people." He says, "The wealthiest people in the country and the largest corporations" must stop shipping jobs overseas and start paying their fair share of taxes.

Clinton responds with a tweet saying she agrees with Sanders that the "focus must be on helping America's middle class."

Sanders is the first major challenger to enter the race against Clinton, who launched her own bid for president earlier this month.

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