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November 19, 2011
I thought, 2008, that’s it, that is the watershed moment,” Warren says. “We put sensible people in the House, in the Senate and in the White House.” But even with the new leadership, Warren said, “the people who broke the market doubled down on the failed policies. This was not supposed to happen. But it did happen.
Massachusetts Senatorial candidate, Elizabeth Warren, discussing “the dissonance of what happened when the last change-peddlers hit Washington,” in a great New York Times Magazine profile. (via joshsternberg)

Regarding the last post, we do recommend you get beyond the headline, though. :) 

(Source: joshsternberg, via brooklynmutt)

17:08 // 2 years ago
While Massachusetts Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren obviously deserves much kudos from folks on the left for her bold stands on issues — which, unlike many Democratic politicians, aren’t afraid to show teeth — think the New York Times is overselling this with the headline “Heaven Is a Place Called Elizabeth Warren”? Sure, she could be an awesome member of the Senate, and might have aspirations beyond that, even. But before we get so far as to nickname her “Heaven”, let’s get a little closer to the election.

While Massachusetts Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren obviously deserves much kudos from folks on the left for her bold stands on issues — which, unlike many Democratic politicians, aren’t afraid to show teeth — think the New York Times is overselling this with the headline Heaven Is a Place Called Elizabeth Warren? Sure, she could be an awesome member of the Senate, and might have aspirations beyond that, even. But before we get so far as to nickname her “Heaven”, let’s get a little closer to the election.

17:04 // 2 years ago
September 22, 2011

dcdecoder:

Warren, a Massachusetts Senate candidate, saw her comments on the stump blow up the Tumblr-verse (h/t Wil Wheaton) and the liberal blogosphere. The quote is good. But the delivery is even better.

Great piece. Read for more.

12:58 // 2 years ago
September 20, 2011

Elizabeth Warren leapfrogs Scott Brown in Massachusetts Senate race

  • ThenIn June, Scott Brown looked invincible. The Senator led every potential challenger by at least nine points, and Elizabeth Warren, perceived to be Democrats’ best shot against him, trailed by fifteen.
  • Now Since Warren declared her candidacy earlier this month, she’s skyrocketed in the polls and now leads Brown by two points. That’s a seventeen-point gain in a little over three months. source

» Hey, wha’ happen? Warren’s rise may be due in part to an “announcement boost;” she was long-rumored as a candidate, and her official entry in the race may have fired up a contingent of Democratic voters. Perhaps more significant of a factor, however, is Brown’s plummeting popularity. Back in December, he was the 16th most popular Senator in the country, out of 87 polled. Now, Brown is in 61st place, and his favorability has dropped by 25 points.

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21:08 // 2 years ago
September 14, 2011
pantslessprogressive:

“I can be outspent, but I cannot be outworked.” - Elizabeth Warren, Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate, responding to MA Senator Scott Brown’s $10 million campaign war chest.

Random thought: If she wanted to go that way, Warren would make an interesting presidential candidate someday. But would she want the job?

pantslessprogressive:

“I can be outspent, but I cannot be outworked.” - Elizabeth Warren, Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate, responding to MA Senator Scott Brown’s $10 million campaign war chest.

Random thought: If she wanted to go that way, Warren would make an interesting presidential candidate someday. But would she want the job?

21:53 // 2 years ago
September 13, 2011

Elizabeth Warren will run for Senate in Massachusetts, taking on Scott Brown

  • then President Obama decided that Harvard law professor Elizabeth Warren wouldn’t head up the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Despite the CFPB being Warren’s brainchild, it was clear the GOP would not vote for her confirmation in any measure.
  • now Warren’s set her sights on a job for which she doesn’t need Republican approval — she just needs to beat them. Warren is expected to announce her candidacy for the U.S. Senate in Massachusetts tomorrow, running against GOP Sen. Scott Brown. source
15:42 // 2 years ago
August 19, 2011

Elizabeth Warren vs. Scott Brown — it’s on like Donkey Kong!

  • YES Elizabeth Warren is running for Senate in Mass. source

» Well, technically, she’s not in the race yet; she’s just formed an exploratory committee. But if Warren gets in, this will be a nice coup for Democrats, as she’s absolutely adored by progressives and could stand a shot at unseating Scott Brown. If “Downtown Scotty Brown” goes down, and Democrats gain a Senate seat they would have probably otherwise lost, Republicans will probably regret preemptively blocking Warren’s appointment to the CFPB.

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0:44 // 2 years ago
July 18, 2011
22:13 // 3 years ago
Until President Obama addresses our concerns by supporting a few reasonable structural changes, we will not confirm anyone to lead it. No accountability, no confirmation.
Sen. Richard Shelby • Offering an ultimatum about the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, particularly in regards to its leadership. Obama recently chose former Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray as his pick — a slight over noted financial industry critic Elizabeth Warren, but one that will nonetheless face a tough Senate  confirmation battle. The GOP wants to push a five-member commission structure for the organization, but while Obama may offer concessions to please Republicans, that particular idea is off the table. source (viafollow)
0:56 // 3 years ago
July 15, 2011

swagandpassion says: Is the Elizabeth Warren report being eliminated by Obama, a political situation? I would assume she would be ideal, but how big a fight would it be to restructure the agency if she was appointed?

» SFB says: As far as we can tell, that’s what happened. From an LA Times piece on the matter: "Warren appeared the obvious choice for the agency’s powerful director. But strong Republican opposition made the White House nervous that the nomination would be filibustered in the Senate, preventing Warren from playing any role in organizing the agency." In case you aren’t familiar with this drama, this video basically confirms this fact. If you ask us, GOP distrust of Warren had much less to do with Warren herself and more to do with the fact that they want to weaken the organization right off the bat. Remember, the law creating the organization passed with only two GOP votes in the Senate. — Ernie @ SFB

» SFB also says: There are rumblings that Warren is considering running for Scott Brown’s Senate seat in Massachusetts next year. It’s possible that she’s already informed Obama of her intent to run, which would a) save the President a long, protracted nomination battle, and b) potentially flip a Senate seat to the Democrats. Conversely, if she hadn’t yet decided, Obama’s decision not to appoint her to CFPB might make that decision a bit easier. Of course, this is all pure speculation, but it’s worth keeping in mind. — Seth @ SFB

21:37 // 3 years ago