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The speech Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) gave at the 2013 AFL-CIO convention over the weekend is making headlines for her attack on the “corporate capture of the federal courts.” She has warned for months that the Supreme Court is becoming a subsidiary of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

She described how in her little over half a year in Washington D.C., she’s won and lost some battles. But her influence has already been felt, especially in her focus on properly regulating the financial institutions that were responsible for the financial crisis.

In the closing of her speech, she displayed why her voice resonates with those focused on rebuilding the middle class with an agenda broad enough to possibly translate to a national campaign, including immigration reform and raising the minimum wage.

“Our agenda is America’s agenda,” she said. “The American people know that the system is rigged against them and they want us to level the playing field. That’s our mandate. That’s what we’re here to do. And if we fight for it, we win. We win.”

Elizabeth Warren at AFL-CIO

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