Wednesday, April 1, 2015
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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
Elizabeth Warren

Liberals Rise, But At A Cost To Democratic Party

Will Democrats face the same type of divisions that have plagued the GOP for the past six years?

December 29, 2014
Elizabeth Warren

Unzipping The Elizabeth Warren Package

When it comes to Wall Street, Senator Warren is actually far more conservative than the GOP.

December 23, 2014
US Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (C), and Speaker of the House John Boehner, attend a ceremony at the US Capitol, Washington, DC, December 10, 2014 (AFP/Saul Loeb)

The ‘Hunger Games’ Economy

The “cromnibus” spending bill embodies the worst qualities of our government — and our media.

December 15, 2014
Elizabeth Warren

Congressional Dealmaking Isn’t Extortion

Is Elizabeth Warren the new Ted Cruz? Not exactly.

December 12, 2014
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‘The Imperial Congress’

Here’s how progressives can stand up to the Republican legislature.

December 1, 2014
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Elizabeth Warren Assures Harry Reid

Senator Warren isn’t running for president (unless she is.)

November 17, 2014
Elizabeth Warren

Elizabeth Warren Gets Seat At Leadership Table

Learn more about Senator Warren’s big new job.

November 13, 2014
Clinton jones Kay Hagan for early vote event

Plutocrat Or Populist? Actually, Hillary Clinton Is Neither

Is Hillary Clinton a populist, a plutocrat — or a firm believer in the American middle class?

October 30, 2014
Clinton jones Kay Hagan for early vote event

The Secrets Behind 2014

Four reasons that Democrats could survive on election day.

October 27, 2014
Elizabeth Warren

Elizabeth Warren Is Right: America’s Middle Class Needs A Boost

The Massachusetts senator has an important message for voters: elections matter.

October 22, 2014
Jim Webb

The Democratic Presidential Race Might Be Fun After All

Hillary Clinton is still the overwhelming favorite — but an interesting debate is gathering on her left.

September 25, 2014

Endorse This! We’re Worried About Sarah Palin

Sarah Palin’s video response to Elizabeth Warren’s speech at last month’s Netroots Nation is…completely incoherent. In just 47 seconds, John McCain’s former running mate managed to completely baffle us with a rant about fast food wages, veganism, liberals, and…Purgatory. We don’t get it either. This incomprehensible performance must be seen to be believed. Click above […]

August 11, 2014
Elizabeth Warren

Sen. Warren Is Tribune Of Left And Its Fondest White House Wish

By Lesley Clark, McClatchy Washington Bureau DETROIT — “Is this the line for the groupies?” Amanda Knief asked the question with a laugh, but liberal fervor for Sen. Elizabeth Warren runs deep, as evidenced by the fans who’d gathered some 90 minutes before the Massachusetts Democrat took the stage in Detroit recently at the nation’s […]

July 31, 2014
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Senator Elizabeth Warren To Liberals: I’m Fighting Back

By Lesley Clark, McClatchy Washington Bureau DETROIT — Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) wowed a friendly crowd of influential liberal activists Friday in Detroit, pledging to fight against Republicans and the “sleazy lobbyists” she says have rigged the rules in Washington and harmed the middle class. Warren took the stage in a crowded ballroom to calls […]

July 18, 2014
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The Democratic Party Is The Only Home For Centrists

This is a letter to political centrists. For those of you alarmed that Rep. Eric Cantor was not conservative enough for Republicans in Virginia’s 7th congressional district, I encourage you to read Charles Wheelan’s The Centrist Manifesto. Wheelan, a professor of economics at Dartmouth College, puts to words what we can all sense: Partisan gridlock is […]

June 16, 2014
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Elizabeth Warren Decries Student Loan Debt, Calls On Government To Help Solve Problem

By Jim Brunner, The Seattle Times SEATTLE—Calling the $1.2 trillion in student-loan debt owed by U.S. college graduates a drag on prosperity, U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren told a Seattle crowd Thursday the government should come to the rescue. Speaking to nearly 1,700 people at U.S. Sen. Patty Murray’s annual Golden Tennis Shoe Awards fundraiser at […]

May 30, 2014
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WATCH: Elizabeth Warren Rallies Fight For Progressive Values

Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) laid out an unabashedly liberal economic vision on Thursday, calling for a higher minimum wage, tougher Wall Street regulations, and other liberal crowd-pleasers during her speech to the Campaign for America’s Future’s New Populism Conference. Addressing an enthusiastic crowd at the Capitol Hill gathering, Warren decried the “powerful interests” that “have tried […]

May 23, 2014
Elizabeth Warren

The Liberals’ Defense Counsel

BOSTON — Elizabeth Warren is cast as many things: a populist, a left-winger, the paladin against the bankers and the rich, the Democrats’ alternative to Hillary Clinton, the policy wonk with a heart. The senior senator from Massachusetts is certainly a populist and her heart is with those foreclosed upon and exploited by shady financial […]

May 19, 2014

WATCH: Why The Minimum Wage Should Be At Least $18 An Hour

Democrats are still pushing to raise the minimum wage, even after a report from the Congressional Budget Office helped Republicans make the hollow argument against raising the lowest legal amount that workers can earn. On ABC’s This Week, former George W. Bush advisor Matthew Dowd explained how wages do not reflect advances in our economy, […]

February 23, 2014

WATCH: Elizabeth Warren Says Debt Leads Students To A ‘Life Of Financial Servitude’

Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) rose to the floor of the Senate on Wednesday to call on Congress to confront the escalating crisis resulting in students amassing a lifetime of debt while pursuing higher education. “Adjusted for inflation, a young person today will pay 300 percent of what her parents paid just 30 years ago,” Warren […]

February 14, 2014

WATCH: Elizabeth Warren Calls Out Rand Paul And Paul Ryan’s Insults To The Unemployed

After Republicans killed another attempt to extend emergency unemployment benefits for the long-term unemployed, Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) rose to the floor of the Senate to call out her colleagues for breaking the commitment America has made to those who are struggling. The senator pointed out that Republicans helped George W. Bush extend unemployment benefits […]

February 10, 2014