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Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren's TPP critique puts Democrats at a key crossroads.

What Elizabeth Warren’s Trans-Pacific Partnership Critique Means For The Democratic Party

Elizabeth Warren can change her party. And she knows it. As the media speculates on the possibility of a Clinton-Warren ticket, the progressive Massachusetts senator is calling on the Democratic Platform Committee to take an explicit stand against the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

July 7, 2016
Elizabeth Warren, candidate for the U.S. Senate in Massachusetts, addresses the second session of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S. September 5, 2012. REUTERS/Jason Reed/File Photo

Elizabeth Warren’s Still In Hot Water With Fellow Progressives Over Her Clinton Endorsement

“I Iiked Elizabeth Warren until the time she started being so opportunistic,” said Ted Zatlyn, a Sanders supporter and former managing editor for the Los Angeles Free Press, a now-defunct granddaddy of alt weeklies in California. He described Warren as a politician “in the negative sense.”

July 7, 2016
Hillary Clinton after being introduced by Senator Elizabeth Warren at a campaign rally in Cincinnati, Ohio. REUTERS/Aaron Josefczyk

Fear Of A Female Administration? We’ll See

Two women? Could voters possibly be progressive enough to support such an estrogen-heavy ticket? Some turned the question around: Who second-guesses a ticket with two men? Nobody, because we’ve been doing it that way for centuries. But sexism is a fact of American politics.

July 2, 2016
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#EndorseThis: Radio Host Refers To Elizabeth Warren With Stereotypical ‘War Whoops’

Cue Howie Carr, the conservative Boston talk-radio host, who introduced Maine Gov. Paul LePage and referred to Elizabeth Warren by placing his hand on his mouth in a stereotypical Native American war cry.

June 30, 2016
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#EndorseThis: Elizabeth Warren Calls Trump “A Small, Insecure Money-Grubber”

Warren appeared on the campaign trail with Hillary Clinton for the first time, saying she had “a good heart” and repeating the campaign’s slogan that Clinton “fights for us.”

June 27, 2016
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Major Wall Street Donors Threaten To Pull Support For Clinton If Warren Is Named VP

“It’s very clear that Wall Street guys don’t like her because she has been a lot more effective than most in communicating an anti-Wall Street message that has been part of the Democratic Party for 80 years, since the 1930s,” Wall Street historian Charles Geisst told White.

June 21, 2016
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Warren’s American Constitution Society Speech Previews Democrat Attacks on Trump

Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren delivered an incisive 30-minute speech excoriating both Donald Trump and Senate Republicans on their approach to judicial issues. Warren has been widely named as a potential running-mate for Hillary Clinton.

June 10, 2016
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Closing The Payday Loan Trap: New Rules Will Help Borrowers

It’s high time something was done about Payday Loan outfits fleecing poor people. Payday loan borrowers often pay more in fees than original loan.

June 2, 2016
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Is ExxonMobil Responsible For Lying About Climate Change? Republican Senators Say Fraud Is ‘Free Speech’

A group of Republican senators has written a letter to the U.S. Attorney General to stifle any future federal inquiries concerning climate change, claiming it violates the First Amendment rights of corporations like Exxon, which suppressed its research into the phenomenon for several decades.

May 27, 2016
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Elizabeth Warren Is Now A Comic Book Hero

The Massachusetts senator plays the title role in “Female Force: Elizabeth Warren,” which chronicles her journey from a working-class upbringing in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, to becoming Wall Street’s biggest foe in Washington, D.C.

April 18, 2016
U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren speaks with a fellow guest as they arrive for U.S. President Barack Obama to sign the Every Student Succeeds Act into law in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building at the White House in Washington, December 10, 2015. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Elizabeth Warren Takes On Tax Preparation Industry With New Legislation To Make Filing Easier

The bill would direct the IRS to create a free tax preparation and filing service.

April 13, 2016
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Bernie Sanders Should Stick To The High Road

The Democrats have respected his candidacy. And it has given him a platform he’d never have gotten on his own. But the welcome mat shows holes.

April 5, 2016
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Warren: Voting For Trump Like Calling An Arsonist For A House Fire

Elizabeth Warren loathes Donald Trump, and she’s made no secret of it.

March 31, 2016
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Elizabeth Warren Calls Donald Trump A Loser On Twitter, Facebook

Yes, it’s news when a beloved progressive — and Senator — attacks the Republican frontrunner.

March 21, 2016
Democratic U.S. presidential candidates Senator Bernie Sanders and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrive on stage ahead of the PBS NewsHour Democratic presidential candidates debate in Milwaukee

His Respected Friend: But What Does Bernie Really Think Of Hillary?

It is wrong to accuse Clinton of “pay for play” when the available evidence doesn’t support that accusation. And if Sanders wants to hold her to a standard of absolute purity, he should apply that same measure to himself.

February 13, 2016
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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