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“These people can now stop pretty much anyone they want”: Wall Street in the Elizabeth Warren era

The financial industry confronts a Democratic Party in which the progressive populist is increasingly influential

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Celebs (like Mark Ruffalo and Chloe Sevigny) may be ready for Elizabeth Warren

  Hillary Clinton isn’t the only potential 2016 presidential wannabe who can draw a crowd of celebrities. A gathering on Thursday in New York of  “Artists for Warren” included some notable possible supporters of Sen. Elizabeth Warren, the Massachusetts Dem who keeps insisting that she’s not running despite clamor among the fans of her populist message. […]

He’s not suddenly Paul Krugman: Let’s not morph Obama into Elizabeth Warren quite yet

Populist State of the Union with a fiery tone has liberals excited. They'd be wise to remember Obama's true nature

Warren Calls Anti-Obamacare Bill 'Corporate Welfare'

A bill that would redefine a full-time work week under the Affordable Care Act as 40 hours instead of 30 actually amounts to a break for corporations, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) argued in a hearing Thursday. "This bill is corporate welfare," Warren said at a hearing held by the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions. Show More Summary

Elizabeth Warren takes on big pharma

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) has been championing increased spending for the National Institutes of Health and greater investments in health research. The problem is, austerity still reigns in Congress and finding that funding means slicing the budgets of other programs. Show More Summary

Elizabeth Warren Gets Bigger Senate Platform for Her Populist Message

With a new senior Senate subcommittee post, Elizabeth Warren just got an even bigger platform for her populist message.

Elizabeth Warren Scolds GOP Senate: ‘This Bill Is Corporate Welfare’

Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) scolded the Senate on Thursday over a bill that will redefine a full-time work week under the Affordable Care Act as 40 hours instead of the current 30 hours, saying, “This bill is corporate welfare.”...Show More Summary

Where PolitiFact Falls Short on Elizabeth Warren and Wage Growth

Salim Furth: Research suggests that Sen. Warren started with an unreliable statistic on income growth, inaccurately relabeled and applied it.

Elizabeth Warren's "Pharma Swear Jar" Idea

Elizabeth Warren has come out with a proposal for what she's calling a "pharmaceutical swear jar". Once a drug company had been fined, this bill would earmark a percentage of their profits over a multiyear period for use in NIH funding. Show More Summary

Elizabeth Warren Has a New Target People Hate Almost As Much As Wall Street

Sen. Elizabeth Warren is worried about more than big banks. She's got Big Pharma in her sights too. On Thursday, the Massachusetts Democrat announced a new bill, the Medical Innovation Act, which she says would address two major problems: dwindling government investment in medical research and illegal practices by major pharmaceutical companies. Show More Summary

Hatch Sees Warren as the New Kennedy

Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) told Yahoo News that he thinks Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), “who showed up at a well-attended reception to celebrate Hatch’s chairmanship of the Senate Finance Committee and said a few words in his honor, would like [...] The post Hatch Sees Warren as the New Kennedy appeared first on Political Wire.

Orrin Hatch is the happiest senator in Washington

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The longest-serving Republican senator talks about his role as the Senate's bipartisan mediator and his friendship with Elizabeth Warren.

Elizabeth Warren Is Not Ready to Run for President

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Why Obama's State of the Union Was a Triumph for Elizabeth Warren, Too

President Obama's 2015 State of the Union address reminded many of us exactly why we'd worked so hard to elect and re-elect the guy: He's on our side. And by "our," I mean the 99 percent of Americans who would be better off if our economic system weren't rigged by the other one percent. Show More Summary

The 2015 State of the Union Address … Brought to You By Elizabeth Warren

Dan Schnur: The speech that Barack Obama delivers Tuesday night would not exist if it were not for Sen. Warren and her increasingly effective efforts to drive a more progressive and populist Democratic Party agenda.

Republicans talk about inequality. But how serious are they?

The way things look, if Jeb Bush or Mitt Romney gets the 2016 GOP nomination, he may pick Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) as his running mate.

Why Elizabeth Warren Strikes Such a Chord

It seems like just about everyone these days is talking about Elizabeth Warren. I saw Jay Leno -not a very political guy or especially progressive- the other day on Bill Maher's show, talking about how shocked he was that Elizabeth Warren was only 18 months younger than Hilary because of how vital and energetic she seemed. Show More Summary

Clinton’s allies guide her toward moderate economic approach

Inside the Democratic Party, economic policy is often seen as a contest between President Barack Obama's track record and the anti-Wall Street approach advocated by Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren. As Hillary Rodham Clinton heads for an expected 2016 run for president, her allies are pointing her toward something in-between. Show More Summary

Warren, public opinion, and inequality

Paul Rosenberg has a good response to Amitai Etzioni’s rather lame attempt at a hatchet-job on Elizabeth Warren at The Atlantic: Taking Norton and Ariely’s results seriously, we can say that the American people want a much fairer society than they live in, but that the means for articulating this desire—the stories, concepts, policy proposals, etc.—are in […]

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