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Elizabeth Warren Skipped 2016 Run, But Has Stayed In Picture

Warren has been noticeably reluctant to lend her name to Sanders’s presidential campaign, because, her advisers say, she’s determined that Democrats should hold on to the White House after Obama leaves office and is not convinced Sanders could win.

January 18, 2016
Democratic presidential candidate and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton shakes hands with rival candidate and U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders (L) and thanks him for saying that he and the American people are sick of hearing about her State Department email controversy and want to hear about issues that effect their lives as they participate in the first official Democratic candidates debate of the 2016 presidential campaign in Las Vegas, Nevada October 13, 2015. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Carbon Tax, ExIm Bank, Glass Steagall: Hard Questions For Democratic Debaters, Please

The Democratic candidates ought to be asked about their differences in dealing with the most challenging issue of our time: global climate change. So far Clinton has failed to endorse a tax on carbon emissions, which Sanders supports and many experts believe is essential if the world is to avoid a climate calamity.

November 13, 2015
U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Clinton speaks at the Community Forum on Substance Abuse at The Boys and Girls Club of America campaign event in Laconia New Hampshire

Will Debate Be Hillary Clinton’s Moment Of Economic Truth?

Hillary Clinton has drifted noticeably leftward on economics to fend off attacks from Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who did not enter the race for the Democratic presidential nomination, and from Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, who did.

October 12, 2015
Democratic presidential candidate Clinton addresses the Democratic National Committee (DNC) Summer Meeting in Minneapolis

Hillary Clinton Supports Ban On ‘Revolving Door’ Corporate Bonuses

U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton endorsed a proposed law on Monday that would prevent corporate firms paying bonuses to their executives for leaving to take senior government jobs.

August 31, 2015
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden smiles during the U.S.-Ukraine Business Forum in Washington

More Democrats Crack Open Door For Biden Presidential Run

Speculation grew on Saturday that Biden may soon challenge Clinton for the Democratic nomination as the vice president met with Senator Elizabeth Warren.

August 23, 2015

Obama’s Lonely Road

Foes of a Trans-Pacific Partnership argue that it would ignore environmental and labor standards. Actually, it would impose rules that did not exist before.

June 30, 2015
Members of the House of Representatives meet on Capitol Hill on January 6, 2015 in Washington, DC

In Case You Missed It: What To Know About Trade Promotion Authority

The Obama administration has been pushing trade promotion authority in order to sign the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement, but the fight hasn’t been easy. Here are 5 things to know about the upcoming vote.

June 11, 2015

Endorse This: Elizabeth Warren Goes ‘Network’

Watch Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) slam the inaction by politicians on issues such as our decaying infrastructure and income inequality — and channel her inner Howard Beale to deliver an ultimatum.

May 28, 2015
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Senate Passes Fast-Track Trade Authority For Obama, But House Fight Looms

The authority would allow the president to submit a negotiated pact knowing that Congress must vote it up or down with no amendments.

May 23, 2015
Eliabeth Warren

Progressive Frenemies

It seems that there is a big struggle over the Democratic Party’s soul and the meaning of progressivism. After all, that’s what the media talk about incessantly.

May 21, 2015
Right to Work Michigan

A Future For Unions, If They Can Keep It

The path forward for unions is murky. Union members are ebbing. Campaigning for issues takes money, which takes members who pay dues.

May 21, 2015
Barack Obama

Obama’s Ugly Show of Presidential Petulance

Why an American president — especially a Democrat — would embrace this private usurpation of our people’s sovereignty is a mystery, but the great majority of congressional Democrats are not going along.

May 20, 2015
Elizabeth Warren

The Left Is So Wrong On Trade

The left’s success in denying President Obama fast-track authority to negotiate the Trans-Pacific Partnership is ugly to behold. The case put forth by a showboating Sen. Elizabeth Warren is almost worse than wrong. It is irrelevant.

May 14, 2015
Bill De Blasio

The Magnetic Left: How Non-Candidates Are Changing The Conversation

By capturing the spotlight and forcing the conversation, progressives are gently nudging the Democratic party’s needle towards broad reforms.

May 12, 2015
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Senate Democrats Filibuster Obama-Backed Trade Measure

Senate Democrats fight on behalf of the U.S. dollar and the middle-class by voting against Obama’s Trans-Pacific Partnership.

May 12, 2015

ISDS: A Corporate Cluster Bomb To Obliterate Our People’s Sovereignty

ISDS — which creates a system of private, international tribunals — is an intentionally arcane phrase meant to hide its democracy-destroying impact.

April 29, 2015

5 Ways Hillary Clinton And Progressives Could Win The Democratic Primary

Unless a viable opponent arises, most Democratic debate will take place inside Hillary Clinton’s campaign. Here are five ways the front-runner can signal that she plans to win with progressives and heed their priorities.

April 20, 2015
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Late Night Roundup: A Spandex Bodysuit Tuxedo & Larry Wilmore

Yes, that is Larry Wilmore hosting “The Nightly Show” in a spandex tuxedo.

April 10, 2015
Elizabeth Warren, Bruce Mann

The Left Is Building A Movement Of Movements To Pressure Hillary

In the absence of a genuine challenger to former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton — in the absence, most particularly, of Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s candidacy — a sort of movement of leftist movements has emerged to bring pressure on the presumptive nominee.

April 9, 2015

Late Night Roundup: The GOP Alternative On Iran

The Daily Show looked at Republican opposition to the Iran deal, and what the GOP would want to do instead — with an incredible performance by correspondent Hasan Minhaj.

April 8, 2015

Poll: Should Elizabeth Warren Run In 2016?

Elizabeth Warren — the progressive voice for the 2016 election?

April 7, 2015

Late Night Roundup: David Letterman For Senate?

Senator Al Franken (D-MN) made a suggestion to his old friend David Letterman, to deal with the controversies back in Indiana.

April 2, 2015
ouse Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) (Photo: House GOP via Flickr)

Republicans In Congress Begin New Effort To Water Down Dodd-Frank Law

Congressional Republicans wasted no time before trying to roll back Wall Street reforms.

January 14, 2015
US congressional negotiators have finalized a huge spending bill that funds most federal operations through next September, concluding weeks of haggling to avoid a looming government shutdown (AFP Photo/Jewel Samad)

8 Lawmakers To Watch In The 114th Congress

These men and women will play key roles in the 2015 congressional battles.

January 2, 2015
Hillary Clinton

Clinton And 2016 Raise Other Questions Beyond ‘Will She Or Won’t She?’

Democratic insiders worry that Hillary Clinton could face pressure from both liberals and centrists.

January 1, 2015
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