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‘Enough to Make Me Gag’: Warren and Sanders Decry Latest Big Pharma Giveaway (Video)

Sen. Elizabeth Warren vows to fight the 21st Century Cures Act “because I know the difference between compromise and extortion.”

Posted on Nov 30, 2016 READ MORE


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Elizabeth Warren Sends Letter to Trump: ‘You Already Appear to Be Failing’ on Campaign Promises

The Massachusetts senator has put the president-elect on notice about his transition team.

Posted on Nov 15, 2016 READ MORE


Elizabeth Warren: Democracy Demands That We Work Together on America’s Agenda

The Massachusetts senator is ready to help President-elect Trump rebuild the U.S. economy. But if Republicans attempt to remove Wall Street regulations or gut the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, she will fight them.

Posted on Nov 11, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


Democrats Have a Chance to Take Back the Senate—Here’s Why Progressives Should Care (Video)

By Robert Reich / RobertReich.org

There are at least 12 races in play. Win five, and Democrats are in control regardless of the outcome of the presidential election. This would be great news for progressives for a number of reasons.

Posted on Oct 19, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Ruling Against Wall Street Watchdog Decried as ‘Reckless and Partisan’

A three-judge panel said Tuesday that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, brainchild of Sen. Elizabeth Warren, has an unconstitutional structure.

Posted on Oct 11, 2016 READ MORE



Wishful Thinking: The First Hundred Days After Nov. 8

If Hillary Clinton is elected president, hopefully Elizabeth Warren will challenge her in the 2020 Democratic primaries if Clinton isn’t sufficiently progressive and bold during her first term.

Posted on Oct 9, 2016 READ MORE


Samantha Bee on Tim Kaine: Remind Me, Why Isn’t Elizabeth Warren on the Ticket? (Video)

After Kaine’s performance at the vice presidential debate Tuesday, the “Full Frontal” host expresses her dismay at Hillary Clinton’s choice of running mate.

Posted on Oct 6, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Elizabeth Warren Skewers Wells Fargo CEO, Accusing Him of Greed and ‘Gutless Leadership’ (Video)

“You should resign, you should give back the money you took while this scam was going on and you should be criminally investigated by both the Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission.”

Posted on Sep 20, 2016 READ MORE



Elizabeth Warren Demands Investigation Into President Obama’s Failure to Jail the Banksters

“I can think of no matter of ‘intense public interest’ about which ‘the American people deserve the details’ than the issue of what precisely happened to the criminal referrals that followed the 2008 crash.”

Posted on Sep 15, 2016 READ MORE



More Than 200 Scholars Decry the Trans-Pacific Partnership’s ‘Frontal Attack’ on Law and Democracy

“Today’s letter from top legal experts makes clear: ISDS [the Investor-State Dispute Settlement, part of the TPP] undermines the American judicial system and tilts the playing field further in favor of big multinational corporations,” Sen. Elizabeth Warren declares.

Posted on Sep 8, 2016 READ MORE



Phony Populism Doesn’t Feed the Family

The 2016 election was supposed to be the one in which the interests of the non-elite got a hearing. We still have two months to make it happen.

Posted on Sep 6, 2016 READ MORE



Democratic Convention Live Blog, Day 2: Hillary Clinton Clinches the Democratic Nomination (Video)

After Monday’s tumultuous and charged launch in Philadelphia, the second day of the Democratic National Convention began with more than a few hefty questions still unanswered. But by Tuesday afternoon, Hillary Clinton had made history as the nation’s first female presidential nominee from a major party.

Posted on Jul 26, 2016 READ MORE



The Most Surprising Aspect of the GOP Platform? A Call to Revive Glass-Steagall

Donald Trump and archnemesis Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts actually agree on this banking policy proposal.

Posted on Jul 21, 2016 READ MORE



R.I.P., GOP?

Republicans who are not in the least progressive have reason to mourn what may come to pass: the transformation of the party of Lincoln and Dwight Eisenhower into the party of Trump.

Posted on Jul 19, 2016 READ MORE



Matt Taibbi Warns That an ‘Even Less Responsive Oligarchy’ Could Follow a Trump Defeat

Another terrifying movement has risen in response to right-wing demagoguery; a University of Michigan professor is suing the U.S. government over “the law that killed Aaron Swartz”; meanwhile, five lawyers are responsible for 440 death sentences. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Jul 4, 2016 READ MORE



Bernie Sanders Is Making His Goodbye Count

Though Sanders may have failed to achieve victory in a presidential contest, he will have an influence on where American politics moves next.

Posted on Jun 30, 2016 READ MORE


Hillary Clinton and Elizabeth Warren Campaign Together for First Time (Video)

Warren and Clinton have had their differences in the past, but the two Democrats now share a common cause: Never Trump.

Posted on Jun 27, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



New Clinton Endorsements Prompt Questions About Where She Stands

Many Wall Street leaders have expressed their distaste for a potential Elizabeth Warren vice presidency, but some think otherwise. And Wednesday’s thumbs-up by a top George H.W. Bush adviser is also raising eyebrows.

Posted on Jun 22, 2016 READ MORE



Reports: Elizabeth Warren, Tim Kaine, Julián Castro on Hillary Clinton’s VP Short List

Although the Democratic presidential candidate does not have her party’s nomination officially in the bag, she is said to be busy sizing up prospects for her running mate.

Posted on Jun 21, 2016 READ MORE



Elizabeth Warren Slams For-Profit College Accreditor for ‘Appalling Record of Failure’

The Massachusetts senator released a detailed report on embattled for-profit accreditor ACICS, urging the federal government to take “aggressive” action.

Posted on Jun 14, 2016 READ MORE


John Oliver, Outraged Over His 401(k), Tells Us All We Need to Know About Retirement Plans (Video)

Financial advisers chose the wrong late-night show host to try to bamboozle with complicated retirement plans full of hidden fees.

Posted on Jun 13, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


Is Elizabeth Warren a Phony Progressive for Failing to Endorse Bernie Sanders?

Cenk Uygur of “The Young Turks” views the progressive senator’s behavior during the Democratic primary—which perplexed many of her supporters—as a sign of misunderstanding the tactics of power.

Posted on Jun 11, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


Matt Damon Talks Banks, Brexit, Climate Change and Inequality at MIT Commencement (Video)

“There’s more at stake today than in any story ever told,” said the actor who starred in “Good Will Hunting,” set at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, as he took the stage at the school’s graduation ceremony Friday.

Posted on Jun 5, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



New Rule Would Allow People to Sue Banks

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau wants to return to consumers the right to bring class-action lawsuits against financial institutions, and the banks are not pleased.

Posted on May 9, 2016 READ MORE



Elizabeth Warren: I’ll ‘Fight My Heart Out’ to Ensure Donald Trump ‘Never Reaches the White House’

Arguing that the real estate mogul would be a dangerous choice to lead the U.S., the Massachusetts senator is making her plea to voters and lawmakers across the political spectrum.

Posted on May 4, 2016 READ MORE



Elizabeth Warren Calls for Total Overhaul of Student Loan System

“Everyone in government who is serious about standing up for the tens of millions of student loan borrowers in this country should embrace [these reforms],” the Massachusetts senator said of her five-point plan.

Posted on Mar 31, 2016 READ MORE


Elizabeth Warren: Electing Donald Trump President Is Like Calling an Arsonist to Put Out a Fire

The Republican presidential front-runner is a “loser” who got where he is by inheriting wealth and “cheating and defrauding people,” the Massachusetts senator said on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.”

Posted on Mar 31, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Elizabeth Warren Joins Groups Demanding GOP Leaders Reverse Supreme Court Blockade

“To refuse to act on a nomination of this magnitude is a failure to govern. We urge these senators to take a step back and consider what legacy of governance they want to leave for our country.”

Posted on Feb 24, 2016 READ MORE



Sanders’ Call to Rein In Wall Street, Artfully Clear (VIDEO)

At the heart of the matter is Bernie calling out the way Wall Street money has corrupted our democracy and perhaps most especially our election process. So when I went looking for ways to illustrate how that might have come into play on issues of deep concern to me, I found something that was instructive.

Posted on Feb 10, 2016 READ MORE



Truthdigger of the Week: Progressive Congressional Candidate Tim Canova

This reform-minded lawyer and law professor with a history of progressive advocacy is answering Bernie Sanders’ call for a political revolution by challenging Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida for her congressional seat. Here, Truthdig interviews him, and we like what he has to say.

Posted on Jan 31, 2016 READ MORE


VIDEO: Elizabeth Warren Has Known for Years Where Hillary Clinton’s True Loyalties Lie

An old clip of the Massachusetts senator shows she’s known the truth about Hillary Clinton’s relationship with Wall Street for quite some time.

Posted on Jan 31, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


VIDEO: Elizabeth Warren: Anyone Who Says ‘Change Is Just Too Hard’ Is in ‘Bed With the Billionaires’

The Massachusetts senator’s fiery speech on the Senate floor Friday echoed some of Bernie Sanders’ powerful criticisms of Hillary Clinton.

Posted on Jan 25, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


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Wall Street Critic Elizabeth Warren ‘Glad Bernie Sanders Is Fighting to Hold Big Banks Accountable’

Praise from the Massachusetts senator follows a speech by the presidential hopeful in which he vows to crack down on “too big to fail” banks.

Posted on Jan 6, 2016 READ MORE



SEC Chair Seeks to Oust Regulator Who Regulated Auditing Firms

The head of the Securities and Exchange Commission says she will replace the chair of a group formed to keep auditors of publicly traded companies honest with someone likely to be more amenable to corporate interests.

Posted on Sep 25, 2015 READ MORE



Why Biden’s Bankruptcy Bill Could Complicate a Presidential Run

A Joe Biden campaign risks confronting the scorn of one of the party’s most influential progressives, Sen. Elizabeth Warren. Though Biden has reportedly sought her favor, Warren has historically refrained, accusing him of acting as a tool of the credit card industry by limiting debt relief for people grappling with financial trouble.

Posted on Sep 4, 2015 READ MORE



California Attorney General Kamala Harris Must End the Barbaric Practice of Solitary Confinement

If she settles a Pelican Bay prisoners’ lawsuit, Harris will seize an opportunity to serve justice—and her political career as well.

Posted on Aug 16, 2015 READ MORE


VIDEO: Elizabeth Warren’s Furious Response to Republicans Who Are Trying to Roll Back Women’s Rights

“Did you fall down, hit your head and think you woke up in the 1950s?” began the Massachusetts senator’s angry address to her Republican colleagues on the Senate floor Monday.

Posted on Aug 5, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN



Hillary Clinton’s Glass-Steagall

Hillary Clinton won’t propose reinstating a bank breakup law known as the Glass-Steagall Act—at least according to Alan Blinder, an economist who has been advising Clinton’s campaign.

Posted on Jul 14, 2015 READ MORE



If Trade Is War, It’s Time We Fought Back

For decades we have heard that free trade would result in prosperity for all. But in fact, the rich have gotten richer, the poor poorer, and the planet has been thrown into peril.

Posted on May 21, 2015 READ MORE



Where Does Israel Get the Right to Lock Thousands of Civilians Behind a Gate?

For weeks, Israeli forces have shut a village of 6,000 people out from entering Jerusalem from the occupied West Bank; scientists find that when it comes to fighting bacteria that resist antibiotics, viruses may come in handy; meanwhile, one writer explains why Elizabeth Warren is right about the Trans-Pacific Partnership. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on May 21, 2015 READ MORE



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Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren Want Obama to Join the ‘Fight for $15’ to Raise Minimum Wage

The effort to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour is gaining momentum, and two of American progressives’ biggest allies are doing what they can to get the executive branch behind the movement.

Posted on May 16, 2015 READ MORE



Sen. Warren’s Critique of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Puts Prickly Obama on Defense

The senator’s unyielding criticism of the proposed trade treaty has driven the president into uncharacteristic contortions as he defends what he alleges to be “the most progressive trade deal in history”—a deal that contains certain elements he won’t allow the public to see.

Posted on May 14, 2015 READ MORE



Sen. Bernie Sanders and Rep. Brad Sherman Unveil Bill to Bust Up Mega-Bank Menace

It’s going to take more than just a well-aimed blow from an underdog’s slingshot to bring down the banking monster that our current system of grabby-hands capitalism and compliant government has created.

Posted on May 6, 2015 READ MORE



Make the Rich Panic

As we saw in Baltimore, the corporate elites who hold absolute power react only when they become afraid. And they become afraid only when we take to the streets.

Posted on May 3, 2015 READ MORE


Elizabeth Warren’s Latest Interview With Jon Stewart May Make Your Jaw Drop

Ever wonder how the U.S. government justifies making an annual $60 billion off students? Allow Sen. Elizabeth Warren to explain.

Posted on Apr 13, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN



For Nader, Defiance Is a Way of Life

Our democracy may be farce, our citizens may be entranced by electronic hallucinations and our ecosystem may be collapsing, but the longtime gadfly, armed with his 50-year-old typewriter, will not give up.

Posted on Apr 12, 2015 READ MORE



A Deepening Democratic Party Divide

For those pining for a Democratic Party that tries to represent more than the whims of the rich and powerful, these are, to say the least, confusing times.

Posted on Apr 4, 2015 READ MORE



The Romanticization of Elizabeth Warren

The fervor for an Elizabeth Warren presidential candidacy stems from a dearth of women politicians and shows how much American politics is about ticking off boxes.

Posted on Mar 31, 2015 READ MORE



Will Liberals and Conservatives Unite to Defeat Fast Track and the TPP?

A proposal to give President Obama the power to sign two international trade deals without congressional oversight has commentators on the left and right fuming.

Posted on Mar 8, 2015 READ MORE



The Majority of Americans Want to Raise Taxes on the Rich, So What Gives?

Elected officials are usually voted in to represent their constituents. So why do Republicans in Congress oppose Obama’s plan to raise investment taxes on the rich when two-thirds of Americans think the wealthy aren’t paying enough in taxes?

Posted on Feb 25, 2015 READ MORE


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