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‘My Party Has Lost Its Soul’


In a Salon review Sunday of Ralph Nader’s spring 2014 book “Unstoppable,” Bill Curry, former White House counselor to President Bill Clinton, takes Democrats led by Clinton and Barack Obama to task for making their party an indentured servant of Wall Street and gifting economic populism to the right.

Posted on Jul 28, 2014 READ MORE

Elizabeth Warren on Running for President: ‘No Means No’


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Despite unceasing speculation that she might be a credible progressive challenger in the 2016 election, the senator from Massachusetts is adamant that she is not in the race.

Posted on Jul 22, 2014 READ MORE

Dead Gazans Missing From Senate Endorsement of Israeli Invasion


On Thursday, all 100 U.S. senators—including progressives Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Al Franken and Sherrod Brown—voted to pass an AIPAC-drafted resolution supporting the Netanyahu government’s military invasion of the Gaza Strip.

Posted on Jul 20, 2014 READ MORE

We Need Elizabeth Warren on the Supreme Court


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Elizabeth Warren is uniquely positioned to revive the flagging spirits of the left, and help restore the country’s confidence in the Supreme Court, which has sunk to record lows.

Posted on Jul 16, 2014 READ MORE

It’s Time Several Women, Not Just Hillary Clinton, Ran to Run America (Ahem, Elizabeth Warren)


There are several strong female contenders, including one Massachusetts senator, who should challenge the former secretary of state for the Democratic presidential nomination; spies are being recruited on college campuses; meanwhile, the U.S. government will financially reward people who support TAFTA. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Jun 28, 2014 READ MORE

Student Debt: Blame Lawmakers, Tax-Shirking Rich, War on Drugs, Not Universities


Why is tuition so high in state universities that The New York Times is wondering whether families will go on being able to afford it?

Posted on Jun 10, 2014 READ MORE

Elizabeth Warren’s ‘Bank on Students’ Emergency Loan Refinancing Act to Get Obama’s Endorsement


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After some initial resistance, President Obama is expected to announce his support Monday for an overhaul of the federal student loan program proposed by Sen. Elizabeth Warren.

Posted on Jun 9, 2014 READ MORE

Elizabeth Warren and Thomas Piketty Explain How Wealth Trickles ‘Up,’ Not Down

The two best-selling authors discuss the American economy and the growth of income disparity plaguing the nation in a HuffPost Live segment that shouldn’t be missed.

Posted on Jun 4, 2014 READ MORE

The Top 40 Threats to Free Speech

This week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: What do sex-obsessed nipplephobes and Director of National Intelligence James Clapper have in common? Also: Why the U.S. won’t give American banks the Credit Suisse treatment, and the logic behind Elizabeth Warren for president.

Posted on May 23, 2014 READ MORE

The Top 40 Threats to Free Speech

This week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: What do sex-obsessed nipplephobes and Director of National Intelligence James Clapper have in common? Also: Why the U.S. won’t give American banks the Credit Suisse treatment, and the logic behind Elizabeth Warren for president.

Posted on May 23, 2014 READ MORE

Stephen Colbert Meets His Match in Elizabeth Warren

Even the pseudo right-wing pundit falls victim to Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s compelling arguments.

Posted on May 20, 2014 READ MORE

The Six Principles of the New Populism (and the Establishment’s Nightmare)


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More Americans than ever believe the economy is rigged in favor of Wall Street and big business and their enablers in Washington.

Posted on May 7, 2014 READ MORE

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Posted on May 6, 2014 READ MORE

Wall Street Republicans Prefer Hillary Clinton to Elizabeth Warren or Rand Paul


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For Republican financiers, Hillary Clinton is apparently the next best thing to Jeb Bush and Chris Christie.

Posted on Apr 28, 2014 READ MORE

Elizabeth Warren on Being a Woman in Politics and How Government Turned Into a ‘Rigged Game’

The Massachusetts senator went on “The Daily Show” on Tuesday night to talk about “A Fighting Chance,” her new book, but ended up explaining all the things that are terribly wrong with our country these days.

Posted on Apr 24, 2014 READ MORE

Warren’s Post Office Proposal: Palast Aims at the Wrong Target


Investigative reporter Greg Palast is usually pretty good at peering behind the rhetoric and seeing what is really going on. But in tearing into Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s support of postal financial services, he has done a serious disservice to the underdogs—both the underbanked and the U.S. Postal Service itself.

Posted on Mar 13, 2014 READ MORE

Brains Lost in Mail—Postal Bank Bunkum


As a card-carrying progressive, I’m told I must never write about Sen. Elizabeth Warren unless I first shout, “Warren akbar!”—Liz is Great!—while bowing reverentially toward Boston.

Posted on Mar 9, 2014 READ MORE

Is Elizabeth Warren Stepping Into Sharkskin?


The respected Massachusetts senator wants “to turn post offices into loan-sharking bodegas in low income neighborhoods,” investigative reporter Greg Palast writes at Reader Supported News.

Posted on Feb 28, 2014 READ MORE

Elizabeth Warren’s Post Office Banking Plan Gains Public Support


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A new poll finds significant backing for expanding the post office’s offerings to include financial transactions, with 44 percent of those surveyed favoring the idea.

Posted on Feb 14, 2014 READ MORE

Elizabeth Warren Wants to Save the Post Office by Having It Replace Payday Lenders


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Sen. Elizabeth Warren endorsed a proposal by the United States Postal Service’s inspector general over the weekend that could prevent the poor from having to shell out billions of dollars in fees and maybe even save the post office from sinking.

Posted on Feb 4, 2014 READ MORE

What Is Elizabeth Warren Going to Do in 2014?

Had enough of Sen. Elizabeth Warren? We haven’t either. Here’s a must-watch interview in which she discusses her plans for the new year and talks about how politics are rigged against people trying to make a difference.

Posted on Jan 27, 2014 READ MORE

Elizabeth Warren to Republicans: ‘Are You Kidding Me? We Have People Out There Who Are Suffering’

The Senate failed to pass a jobless insurance extension Tuesday thanks to Republican obstruction, but Sen. Elizabeth Warren believes the time is still ripe to start fighting back.

Posted on Jan 16, 2014 READ MORE

Elizabeth Warren’s Bill Could Mean Billions for Taxpayers


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Sen. Elizabeth Warren has teamed up with Republican Sen. Tom Coburn of Oklahoma to introduce a bill that takes aim at the efficacy and malfeasance of government settlements on corporate wrongdoing and could bring billions of dollars back to taxpayers. If corporations have the same rights as people, then they should have to suffer the same consequences.

Posted on Jan 13, 2014 READ MORE

The Resurgent Progressives


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The re-emergence of a Democratic left will be one of the major stories of 2014.

Posted on Jan 1, 2014 READ MORE

Elizabeth Warren’s New Bill Aims to Stop Employers Discriminating Against the Poor


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Citing “basic fairness” as motivation for introducing a bill that would prevent employers from using credit reports as criteria when hiring a new employee, Warren, along with six other senators, is once again fighting battles for the disadvantaged. Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton is busy assuaging Wall Street’s fears about populism.

Posted on Dec 17, 2013 READ MORE

How Elizabeth Warren Is Scaring the Crap Out of Think Tanks and Banks


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The Massachusetts senator caused a stir this week after the Third Way think tank wrote an op-ed Monday warning Democrats not to follow Warren “over the populist cliff.” But what’s truly behind this resentment toward Warren? Fear, of course.

Posted on Dec 7, 2013 READ MORE

Why Elizabeth Warren Should Run for President

This week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: It’s Elizabeth Warren’s country. Hillary Clinton just lives in it. Why Wal-Mart should be worried. Truthdigger of the Week Jeremy Hammond is sentenced to a decade in prison, and we get an update on the Philippines.

Posted on Nov 21, 2013 READ MORE

Why Elizabeth Warren Should Run for President

This week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: It’s Elizabeth Warren’s country. Hillary Clinton just lives in it. Why Wal-Mart should be worried. Truthdigger of the Week Jeremy Hammond is sentenced to a decade in prison, and we get an update on the Philippines.

Posted on Nov 21, 2013 READ MORE

Elizabeth Warren: ‘Make No Mistake, There Is a [Retirement] Crisis’

After The Washington Post mocked the idea of Americans facing a looming retirement crisis, the inimitable senator from Massachusetts took to her chamber’s floor to remind us that talking about Social Security benefits isn’t about “math, [it’s] about our values.”

Posted on Nov 21, 2013 READ MORE

Will Democrats Side With Hillary Clinton or Elizabeth Warren?


Unfortunately for the former secretary of state, the Democrats’ 2016 presidential candidate will likely be someone who aims to keep Wall Street in check; as many as 87 countries possess drones in some form; meanwhile, teens’ interests have veered from clothes to phones. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Nov 13, 2013 READ MORE

Elizabeth Warren Is Not Celebrating End of $24 Billion Shutdown


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The senator is relieved that government services are once again available to everyone. But she’s not tipping a glass to the end of a shutdown by a “reckless faction in Congress that took the government and the economy hostage for no good purpose and to no productive end,” she wrote in an email to supporters.

Posted on Oct 17, 2013 READ MORE

Elizabeth Warren on the Government’s Hostage Tactics on Birth Control (Video)


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As the government was on the verge of shutting down, the Massachusetts Democrat exclaimed Monday that she was in a “state of disbelief” because Republicans have decided the “single most important issue facing our nation” is women’s access to birth control thanks to the Affordable Care Act.

Posted on Oct 1, 2013 READ MORE

Elizabeth Warren Slams the Corporate Court


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“You follow this pro-corporate trend to its logical conclusion, and sooner or later you’ll end up with a Supreme Court that functions as a wholly owned subsidiary of big business,” Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., said in a speech Sunday to the AFL-CIO convention in Los Angeles.

Posted on Sep 8, 2013 READ MORE

Four Questions for Fed Chair Candidates


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In our view, the president’s nominee for Fed chair must be committed to improving the lives of working Americans who are still struggling through the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression. To that end, we have four questions.

Posted on Aug 12, 2013 READ MORE

Elizabeth Warren for President?


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She has been a United States senator only since January, but could Elizabeth Warren be considered a formidable Democratic contender in the next presidential election? A new poll suggests the answer might be “yes.”

Posted on Aug 6, 2013 READ MORE

The True Cost of Paying McDonald’s Workers a Livable Wage


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How much more would you have to pay for a Big Mac or Dollar Menu items in order for low-income workers at the fast food giant to make a livable wage? A University of Kansas researcher does some number crunching to find out.

Posted on Jul 30, 2013 READ MORE

Whom Does Sen. Warren Want to Head the Fed?


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Since taking office earlier this year, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass, has been a staunch consumer advocate, a champion of the middle class and a thorn in Wall Street’s side, which is why we should pay close attention to whom she’s backing to replace Ben Bernanke as head of the Federal Reserve.

Posted on Jul 28, 2013 READ MORE

Warren Balks at Student Loan Deal That Would Give ‘Outrageous Profits’ to Government


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“We should not go along with any plan that demands that our students continue to produce huge profits for our government,” Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass, wrote in an email to supporters Tuesday. “Making billions and billions in profits off the backs of students is obscene.”

Posted on Jul 23, 2013 READ MORE

Controversial Abortion Law Blocked, ‘The View’ Skewers Ken Cuccinelli, and More


A look at the day’s political happenings, including Massachusetts Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey speak up about “stand your ground” laws in the wake of George Zimmerman’s acquittal in the death of Trayvon Martin and an embattled aide to Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul resigns.

Posted on Jul 22, 2013 READ MORE

CNBC Hosts Try to School Sen. Warren on Financial Regulations, Fail Miserably

Some smug CNBC hosts learned the hard way that it’s never—repeat never—a good idea to argue with Sen. Elizabeth Warren over financial regulatory issues, especially on legislation that she herself has proposed.

Posted on Jul 17, 2013 READ MORE

Elizabeth Warren’s Senate Win, Liz Cheney to Run for Office, and More


A look at the day’s political happenings, including Attorney General Eric Holder condemns “Stand Your Ground” laws and Jeremy Scahill stops by “The Colbert Report” to discuss President Obama’s drone strike policy.

Posted on Jul 16, 2013 READ MORE

The Return of Lawrence Summers, Mr. Spectacular Failure


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The guy who tops the list of those responsible for sabotaging the world’s economy is lobbying to be the next chairman of the Federal Reserve.

Posted on Jul 15, 2013 READ MORE

The Quiet Gender Revolution


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American politics has gone through a gender revolution that has barely been noticed. Take the discussions of the 2016 presidential election which, as a matter of habit, we have begun even before the end of the first year of the current president’s second term.

Posted on Jul 14, 2013 READ MORE

Senators Introduce New Glass-Steagall, ‘Motorcyle’ Abortion Bill Passes, and More


A look at the day’s political happenings, including a Koch brother campaigns to get rid of the minimum wage and the Texas woman who was silenced by state lawmakers while testifying against a restrictive abortion bill gets “the last word.”

Posted on Jul 11, 2013 READ MORE

Warren Pressures Senate GOP, Florida May Have Banned Computers, and More


A look at the day’s political happenings, including what Texas Republicans say is the real reason Gov. Rick Perry won’t run for re-election next year and watch what happens when a woman bravely calls out Texas lawmakers over the state’s abominable anti-abortion measure.

Posted on Jul 9, 2013 READ MORE

Wendy Davis Won’t Back Down, Maher Rips Voting Rights Act Decision, and More


A look at the day’s political happenings, including Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s latest fight against student loan rate increases and what the top two Senate Republicans are requesting of the NFL and other major American sports leagues.

Posted on Jun 30, 2013 READ MORE

Howard Dean, Andrew Cuomo Join Speculative List of 2016 Candidates


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Although at least one super PAC has already formed to oppose Hillary Clinton’s unannounced 2016 presidential campaign, the Democratic Party is not without other talented politicians, some of whom are also considering a run.

Posted on Jun 21, 2013 READ MORE

Warren Opposes Obama Nominee, Lawmaker Urges Gender-Role Class for Kids, and More


A look at the day’s political happenings, including a third GOP senator throws her support behind legalizing gay marriage and a Democratic lawmaker takes a major step to end corporate personhood.

Posted on Jun 19, 2013 READ MORE

Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s Supreme Court Warning

The Massachusetts Democrat vocalized concerns that the Supreme Court is being captured by corporate special interest groups during a speech at the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy National Convention.

Posted on Jun 19, 2013 READ MORE

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