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DeVos

Betsy DeVos Flunks Her First Test

Washington confirmation hearings are both theater and ritual. Behind the ostentatious displays of deference that senators and would-be cabinet secretaries must display toward each other is a useful democratic exercise. During Betsy DeVos’ confirmation hearing, senators learned that Trump’s nominee for Education Secretary is clueless, rich, and deceptive.

January 19, 2017
DeVos

DeVos Confirmation Hearing: Guns, Charters, And ‘Potential Grizzlies’

While Republicans for the most part used their allotted five-minute questioning periods to praise DeVos or ask questions that didn’t challenge the nominee, Democrats tried to portray her as both inexperienced and inflexibly ideological. In one devastating exchange, Murphy forced DeVos to admit that she would, in theory, support guns in schools.

January 18, 2017
Business, Trump

Business Euphoria Over Trump Gives Way To Caution And Confusion

Early optimism among business lobbyists and executives that Donald Trump’s election heralded better days has slowly given way to uncertainty as the president-elect fires off mixed and sometimes confusing messages on healthcare, taxes, and trade.

January 18, 2017
Senate Democratic leader Schumer warns against Obamacare repeal

Rebranding The Democratic Party In The Era Of Trump

Reorienting the Democratic Party toward its millennial base is a long-term process, however, one that will require not only elevating younger voices but also rebuilding the Democrats’ thin bench, decimated by years of losses at the state level.

December 19, 2016
Romney

Bring ‘Your Binders Full of Women,’ Warren Tells Romney

Elizabeth Warren continued with her attacks against the transition to the Donald Trump White House on Friday by advising Mitt Romney to bring his “binders full of women” to his weekend meeting with Trump.

November 19, 2016
U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) shows company documents to Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf during his testimony before a Senate Banking Committee hearing on the firm's sales practices on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., September 20, 2016. REUTERS/Gary Cameron

Warren To Trump: ‘I Will Oppose You, Every Step Of The Way’

Warren penned an open letter to Donald Trump calling out his “con” of a campaign and promising to “champion the millions of Americans you will fail to protect.”

November 16, 2016
Elizabeth Warren throws down the gauntlet

Elizabeth Warren Throws Down The Gauntlet To Donald Trump

“If Trump and the Republican Party try to turn loose the big banks and financial institutions so they can once again gamble with our economy and bring it all crashing down, then we will fight them every step of the way,” Warren said.

November 10, 2016
Elizabeth Warren campaigns for Hillary Clinton

Elizabeth Warren Mobilizes ‘Nasty Women’ During Clinton Campaign Rally

Get this Donald, nasty women are tough,” Warren said. “Nasty women are smart. And nasty women vote. And on Nov. 8 we nasty women are gonna march our nasty feet to cast our nasty votes to get you out of our lives forever.”

October 24, 2016
Hillary Clinton laughs as Elizabeth Warren delivers a fresh, nasty message to Trump

#EndorseThis: Elizabeth Warren’s Fresh, Nasty Message To Donald Trump

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), has a fresh message for Donald Trump. Sitting next to her, Hillary Clinton laughed. We think you will too.

October 24, 2016
Curt Schilling

Former Red Sox Pitcher Considering Senate Bid Against Elizabeth Warren

“I’ve made my decision. I’m going to run,” Schilling said during an interview on WPRO-AM radio in Providence, Rhode Island.

October 18, 2016
Hillary Clinton

Campaigning In Ohio, Clinton Promises To Hold Wells Fargo Accountable

“Really shocking isn’t it? One of the nations’ biggest banks bullying thousands of employees into committing fraud against unsuspecting customers,” Clinton told a crowd in Toledo.

October 3, 2016
Hillary Clinton stands along side Senator Elizabeth Warren at a campaign rally in Cincinnati, Ohio. REUTERS/Aaron Josefczyk

If Elected, Clinton Under Pressure To Appoint Tough Wall Street Sheriffs

Progressive groups meeting with Hillary Clinton have urged her to break with the bank-friendly economic advisors who served her husband and President Obama.

September 29, 2016

Cartoon: New Tales Of Wells Fargo

“This is highway robbery!”

September 22, 2016
U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) shows company documents to Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf during his testimony before a Senate Banking Committee hearing on the firm's sales practices on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., September 20, 2016. REUTERS/Gary Cameron

Warren Slams Clinton’s Revolving-Door Donors

In a speech to the Center for American Progress — which was set up and is run by former Clinton aides — the Massachusetts Democratic senator said groups backing Clinton’s election campaign should be focused on making sure that a prospective Clinton administration is run by those who intend to enact a progressive agenda.

September 22, 2016
Delegates wave Michelle Obama signs as she speaks during the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. July 25, 2016. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

The Democrats Are Actually Unified

By Thursday, the divisions on display at Monday’s Democratic National Convention will have vanished. Hillary Clinton will be the first woman to be nominated for president by a major party in the U.S.

July 26, 2016
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

#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

#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
Elizabeth Warren

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
Elizabeth Warren speaking at the American Constitution Society's 2016 Convention

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
payday loans

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
A sign is seen at the entrance of the Exxonmobil Port Allen Lubricants Plant in Port Allen, Louisiana, November 6, 2015. REUTERS/Lee Celano

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