Elizabeth Warren

Elizabeth Warren is a United States Senator from Massachusetts. Before becoming a U.S. Senator, Warren served as chair of the Congressional Oversight Panel that was created to oversee TARP - the Troubled Asset Relief Program. Warren was also a Harvard Law School professor. Senator Warren is an active consumer protection advocate whose work led to the conception and establishment of the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. She has written a number of academic and popular works, and is a frequent subject of media interviews regarding the American economy and personal finance. You can find several articles about Elizabeth Warren on this page. Please share with you friends and family.

The Underdogma of Elizabeth Warren

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Lauren Windsor: In this edition, we feature a particularly fiesty Elizabeth Warren, who takes down GOP leading men Paul Ryan and Ted Cruz in her speech at the recent Humphrey-Mondale Dinner in Minnesota.

Wall Street Pulls an Enron With Commodities

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Joseph Palermo: Even before we’ve had a chance to recover from the Great Recession caused by their earlier malfeasance, the usual suspects among Wall Street’s “too big to fail” banks continue to plunder our society by artificially driving up commodity prices.

No Social Security Cuts

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Brent Budowsky: The Senate becomes a farce: Democrats propose, Republicans filibuster. Democrats retreat, Congress recesses. Tiny victories are hailed as great achievements. The Democratic legacy is dumbed down by the day. The voice of a generation is silenced.

Would Republican Cordray Filibuster Propel Elizabeth Warren?

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Brent Budowsky: Senate Republicans are on the brink of launching a filibuster against the nomination of Richard Cordray to lead the new consumer agency that will could propel Sen. Elizabeth Warren to a national stature from the Senate reminiscent of Robert F. Kennedy.

Netroots Nation 2013

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Netroots Nation 2013 – Anyone who is a political activist, blogger, journalist, politician, reporter, social justice proponent, or is just curious about issues, current events and technology — will benefit by attending.

Scott Brown Should Stand Down for John Kerry

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Brent Budowsky: It appears that Senate Republicans are nominating Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) for the Congressional Medal of Honor and the Nobel Peace Prize put together.

Mitch McConnell and the Art of Dysfunction

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Stanley Kutler: McConnell wanted the president not to propose his own agenda and policies, but to offer “solutions” that would satisfy Republicans — and undoubtedly on their own terms.

Elizabeth Warren: The Senate’s Conscience

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Brent Budowsky: Elizabeth Warren makes me prouder than any candidate I have ever supported in since this once-young man supported a gentleman named Robert Francis Kennedy.

Let’s Rethink Presidential Debates

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Charley James: Voters are not becoming better informed and candidates get away with saying almost anything that pops into their heads. It was especially bad this year when Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan simply lied at every chance.

The Great Realignment

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Brent Budowsky: President Obama blew it, but he can still lead Democrats to a landslide victory in 2012 by understanding the sources of the third great realignment in more than a century, which should have been realized after his election in 2008.

Biden Smokes Ryan, Energizes Democrats

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Randy Shaw: Joe Biden gave the type of debate performance that, if given by Barack Obama last week, would have ended the race. Obama supporters can only hope that the President was carefully taking notes.

New Horizons for City of Bell

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Amjuli Kronheim and Ana Maria Quintana: Ana Maria Quintana, a Councilmember of the City of Bell elected in 2011, has started talking to California Common Cause about what kinds of reforms might help the City of Bell and serve as an example for other cities.

Why Romney Is Losing

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Brent Budowsky: Romney is losing because he now embodies an attitude of demeaning, derision and disrespect that poisons Republicans today in ways that Ronald Reagan, Jack Kemp and William F. Buckley would never have accepted.

Olympians Represent the Best of Our Team Efforts

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Tina Dupuy: The Summer Olympics are not just about seeing who throws farther than other people who can throw far. The Summer Olympics are a metaphor for what we idealize as the American Dream.

10 Most Read Articles: 2-9 June 2012

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Berry Craig’s ” Young Mitt Romney: Sixtyish Saber-Rattlers,” led the pack this week, matching tough-talk rhetoric today with his service-dodging behavior during his generation’s war.

Why the Right, GOP, Some Dems Fear Elizabeth Warren and Occupy

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Brent Budowsky: The right and the Republicans fear Occupy Wall Street and Elizabeth Warren because they know that a majority of voters agree with them about eliminating financial abuses that plague so many Americans.

Michelle, Hillary, Elizabeth

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Brent Budowsky: Elizabeth Warren is the honorable, principled, unbought, unbossed and incorruptible champion of the men and women of the 99 percent.

Friday Feedback: Real Social Security: A Just Distribution of Wealth

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Friday Feedback: This week, John comments on “Real Social Security: A Just Distribution of Wealth” by Charles Hayes.

Real Social Security: A Just Distribution of Wealth

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Charles Hayes: When I hear senate candidate Elizabeth Warren explain to an audience that no one makes a fortune in America all on their own, I can’t help but wonder why it has taken so long for this argument to surface.

The ‘Socialist Whore’ and Her ‘Foreign-Born’ Boss

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Berry Craig: Elizabeth Warren kept her cool. She swore the heckler, who said he had been unemployed for more than a year, didn’t make her mad. “There’s someone else pre-packaging that poison — and that’s who makes me angry.”

The Bailed-Out Bankers’ Boys

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Brent Budowsky: Rick Perry’s impersonation of Ron Paul is caused by Perry’s panic while his campaign collapses, while terrified Republicans try to entice the freshman governor and unqualified Chris Christie to enter the race.

Elizabeth Warren’s Moment

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Brent Budowsky: Elizabeth Warren, one of the most brilliantly qualified candidates in modern history to be passed over for an important post, appears poised to run for the Senate seat once held by the man we miss so much, Teddy Kennedy.

Obama’s Progressive Blacklist

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Randy Shaw: In bypassing Elizabeth Warren, it is now clear that Van Jones’ appointment was a complete aberration, and that Obama imposed a progressive blacklist from the start

Warren Congressional Foe in Bed with Banksters

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Lee Fang: Rep. McHenry received $63,800 from lobbyists and executives from banks, mortgage companies, payday lenders, and other predatory lenders in the last three months alone.

A Tale of Two Town Halls

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Joseph Palermo: The Republican House members who voted for Paul Ryan’s Ayn Rand wet-dream budget are apparently getting an earful from their constituents.

Elizabeth Warren for Senator

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Brent Budowsky: If Elizabeth Warren runs, she would bring the serious, honest, baloney-free and respectful debate that is long overdue in American politics.

Recession Is Over! (If You Want It)

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Joseph Palermo: The National Bureau of Economic Research tells us the Great Recession is “over.” The only thing this announcement reveals is just how out of touch and compassionless those who view human society through the lens of quantitative measurements can be.

Angry Left Needs Hugs and Kisses

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Jules Siegel: The angry left presumes that the president is in full control of the government, when he’s obviously not. Even George W. Bush learned that and he was a Republican.

LA Progressive Articles — May 30 to June 5, 2010

Articles by Norman Solomon, Sherwood Ross, Michaelangelo Price, Tina Dupuy, Tim Gatto, Georgianne Nienaber, Robert Illes, Lawrence Wittner, Seth Hoy, Ivan Eland, Shamus Cooke, Robert Reich, Linda Milazzo, Tom Degan, Ivan Eland, William Lambers, Michael Sigman, Anthony Samad, Michael Sigman, Jim Fuller, Andrea Nill

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The New Sheriffs Of Wall Street

Wendy Block: I don’t know if the world would improve if women ran it. Our decision-making and problem-solving brain centers are proportionally larger than men’s. Same with emotions, perhaps a mixed blessing. And anxiety tends to lead women to reach out to others, often at their own expense, whereas men generally get all “fight or flight.”

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