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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


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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


If Elizabeth Warren Is President









Posted on Feb 16, 2015 ENLARGE



How Did Wall Street Enemy No. 1 Get a Banker to Applaud? (Video)

Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s passionate speeches can win over almost anyone—including bankers, it seems.

Posted on Feb 14, 2015 READ MORE



Warren and Cummings Press Federal Reserve on Leak Investigation

In a letter to the Fed, they say “the public has the right to know” what happened after potentially market-moving information found its way into a private newsletter in 2012.

Posted on Feb 7, 2015 READ MORE


What About the Christian Terrorists?

This week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: The Rev. Madison Shockley says it’s wrong to think of terrorists as Islamic or Christian, we reality-check free speech in France, Elizabeth Warren pulls her party to the left, and Rory Fanning stands up to military recruiters.

Posted on Jan 16, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN


What About the Christian Terrorists?

This week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: The Rev. Madison Shockley says it’s wrong to think of terrorists as Islamic or Christian, we reality check free speech in France, Elizabeth Warren pulls her party to the left, and Rory Fanning stands up to military recruiters.

Posted on Jan 16, 2015 READ MORE



Mitt Romney Readies for 2016 Reboot

As if the looming prospect of a Hillary Clinton-Jeb Bush 2016 déjà vu-fest weren’t already giving us a bad case of political whiplash, here comes 2012’s square-jawed champion of the conservative elite, Mitt Romney, to further amplify Americans’ nagging feeling that we’ve all been to this rodeo before. Several times.

Posted on Jan 13, 2015 READ MORE



House Democrats Kill Deregulation Bill in New Congress

Just hours into the 114th Congress, House Republicans tried to pass a melange of 11 bills from the previous body that was meant to weaken regulation of banks and the financial industry.

Posted on Jan 9, 2015 READ MORE



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The Devil You Know

It’s not often that name recognition is a bad thing. But from a marketing standpoint, Hillary Clinton is stuck in a rut.

Posted on Dec 30, 2014 READ MORE



The Best of Larry’s List 2014

Here are some odds and ends that may have escaped you in the 2014 news cycle, as collected by our very own Larry Gross.

Posted on Dec 25, 2014 READ MORE



Is It Time for Progressives to Ditch the Democrats?

A writer argues that progressives “have no power” in the Democratic Party and “Elizabeth Warren will not save us”; an orangutan was freed in Argentina after being declared a “non-human person”; meanwhile, scientists are getting closer to finding a cure for memory loss. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Dec 24, 2014 READ MORE


Jon Stewart: Expectations of Congress May Be Low, but Budget Bill Is Not a Monumental Achievement

The “Daily Show” host is struggling to understand how so much “random stuff” ended up in the $1.1 trillion spending bill that Congress recently passed.

Posted on Dec 17, 2014 WATCH & LISTEN



White House/Pete Souza

Obama’s Boehner Bailout

How often will President Obama come to House Speaker John Boehner’s rescue even when Republican leaders aren’t willing to give much in return? And does the president want to preside over a split in his party?

Posted on Dec 15, 2014 READ MORE


The Elizabeth Warren Speech That Has Everyone Talking

The Massachusetts senator sure won’t let big banks get away with the kind of blatant robbery other members of Congress seem perfectly happy to allow.

Posted on Dec 15, 2014 WATCH & LISTEN



This Democratic Party Is Going Nowhere. Can Progressives Take it Over and Change the World?

Tuesday’s crushing defeat of the centrist Clinton/Obama Democratic Party provides an opening for the American left. The next few years are not going to be pretty, but they could be the beginning of something beautiful. 

Posted on Nov 8, 2014 READ MORE



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Elizabeth Warren Is the Star of This Show

Sen. Elizabeth Warren says she isn’t running for president. At this rate, however, she may have to.

Posted on Oct 20, 2014 READ MORE



Hysteria Over Ebola Fuels Racism, While the Real Disease Is Capitalism

Western inaction has worsened the crisis in part because there was no money to be made before the disease reached epidemic proportions.

Posted on Oct 16, 2014 READ MORE



Elizabeth Warren Breaks Silence on Israel/Gaza, Sounds Like Netanyahu

“That, ladies and gentlemen,” The Intercept’s Glenn Greenwald writes, “is your inspiring left-wing icon of the Democratic Party.”

Posted on Aug 29, 2014 READ MORE


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