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Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) entered the Senate bearing the tremendous expectations of a progressive movement that has been cheering her as she moved from an academic warning of a crisis about to hit the middle class to a public servant building an institution designed to protect consumers.

And she’s met and exceeded them.

In addition to pushing legislation that helped drive the debate to the left on student loans, the minimum wage and expanding Social Security, she was a driving force in turning the tide toward better regulation of the nation’s biggest banks.

“Senator Warren used her new position on the Senate Banking Committee to raise the profile of financial reform,” Mike Konczal points out. “She completely restarted the conversation about criminal settlements and trials for Wall Street wrongdoing.”

And in her spare time, she delivered a little adult education to some cable TV hosts, as you’ll notice in the video above.

You can enjoy more some of Senator Warren’s greatest hits here, or watch this interview summing up her first year and describing her agenda below.

And if you enjoy awesome ladies, here’s Meryl Streep explaining how Hillary Clinton has made the world a better place for women.

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From left Reps. Paul Gosar, Marjorie Taylor Greene, Matt Gaetz, and Louis Gohmert

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Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) and three other “Sedition Caucus” Republicans held a press conference Tuesday allegedly to decry the conditions at the D.C. jail, which is housing accused suspects awaiting trial for actions during the January 6 Capitol riot. But Greene and her three co-members used the event primarily to further false far-right claims about the insurrection, while wrongly claiming they are being “persecuted” by the government – a talking point Russian President Vladimir Putin has repeatedly used.

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Jeff Danziger lives in New York City. He is represented by CWS Syndicate and the Washington Post Writers Group. He is the recipient of the Herblock Prize and the Thomas Nast (Landau) Prize. He served in the US Army in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star and the Air Medal. He has published eleven books of cartoons, a novel and a memoir.

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