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Very interesting. Thanks, Addie :kiss:
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This Was Elizabeth Warren’s Plan All Along

The policy system she built in her Senate office now fuels her 2020 Democratic presidential bid.


When Elizabeth Warren came to Washington — not the first time, as a bankruptcy expert, or the second time, to oversee the bank bailout during the Great Recession — but the third time, when she was elected to the United States Senate, she wanted to solve a growing problem: student debt.

During her campaign, against Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.), Warren had talked a lot about student loan debt and making college more affordable. She had run television ads about it, saying young people were “left drowning in debt to get an education.” So, as her Senate office began to staff up, the boss wanted to roll out a policy proposal to bring down the cost of student loans. Her staff did what they always did when working for Warren: They looked for the best existing plans and the best data to show her the root causes of the problem. What they found was lacking. ...

Policy development in Washington normally runs through think tanks. Think tanks need to raise money for policy programs. But since there was no money devoted to developing a policy to relieve student loan debt, there were relatively few experts in Washington on the issue at the time. So Warren hired a top academic expert to develop student loan debt relief policy on her staff.

In the seven years since, Warren has become the most active politician in America when it comes to investigating, transforming and eliminating student debt. As the problem has grown, her proposed solutions grew. She started by fighting to lower interest rates and pushing the Obama administration to investigate for-profit colleges with high default rates, and she slowly reached the point where it was time to push for the near-total elimination of student debt.

This is how Warren has pushed the boundaries of progressive policy since coming to Washington. Instead of relying on the traditional D.C. think tank world, she made her office into her very own think tank. This vast, over-qualified policy team then consulted with a kitchen cabinet of legal academics, economists and other scholars outside the Beltway. Her goal all along has been to craft and sell policies to help solve one overarching problem: inequality in American society.

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Elizabeth Warren, in detailed attack on private equity, unveils plan to stop ‘looting’ of U.S. companies

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) on Thursday released a plan to attack some of the most controversial methods of private equity firms, the financiers who buy and sell companies for profit.

The plan from the 2020 Democratic presidential contender would take several significant steps to rein in the industry, including measures to block the private equity firms from stripping cash, real estate and other assets from the companies they take over.

Most critically, however, the plan would hold private equity firms responsible for the large debts that they use to buy companies. These debts, a hallmark of private equity investment, typically wind up as a burden to the targeted company, not the private equity firm, and have precipitated many bankruptcies.

Private equity firms invest a half-trillion dollars in U.S. companies every year, according to the American Investment Council, but their role in the U.S. economy has drawn increasing resentment from economic populists.

The role of private of equity in the companies they control is often invisible to consumers and workers, but their big profits and their participation in the bankruptcies of major U.S. companies such as Toys R Us, the HCR ManorCare nursing home empire, Friendly’s restaurants — and many others — have highlighted their importance.

“For far too long, Washington has looked the other way while private equity firms take over companies, load them with debt, strip them of their wealth, and walk away scot-free — leaving workers, consumers, and whole communities to pick up the pieces, ” Warren said in a statement announcing the proposal, which is also a bill that has the support of a number of other Democratic lawmakers in the House and Senate.

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Post by Hurtzi » Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:47 am

Warren warns of ‘coming economic crash’
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Post by Addie » Mon Jul 22, 2019 2:44 pm

Medium - Elizabeth Warren: The Coming Economic Crash — And How to Stop It

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Post by Addie » Wed Jul 31, 2019 7:00 pm

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Rep. Andy Levin endorses Warren for president

Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren picked up her first endorsement from Michigan's congressional delegation Tuesday ahead of her appearance on the debate stage in Detroit.

Freshman Rep. Andy Levin,who represents part of Macomb County, on Tuesday became the first Michigan lawmaker in Congress to back one of the 25 Democratic presidential candidates.

"I’m just for her. I’ve been following this, and I just feel like she is the person who can beat Donald Trump and can take our country in a new direction of more broadly shared prosperity and justice," Levin said in an interview.

"We have to win Macomb County and have to have someone with an economic message that's both inspiring and practical. She’s rolled out wave after wave of bright and interesting, right-on economic policies.

"I’m going for the kitchen-table stuff — trade, wages, good jobs, education, health care. I think she’s the whole package and I’m really excited to support her."

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Daily Beast: Elizabeth Warren Suggests She’d Repeal Biden’s 1994 Crime Bill

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Post by Jeffrey » Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:25 pm

Could be cross-posted to the Kamala Harris thread but she's not doing too well in the polls:
Harris, Warren Wrong About Brown Shooting
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Post by Addie » Sat Aug 17, 2019 11:28 am

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Elizabeth Warren Offers a Policy Agenda for Native Americans

Ms. Warren’s campaign got off to a rocky start amid a controversy over her ancestry. Now she is making an effort to show how she would help Native people.


WASHINGTON — Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts on Friday laid out a collection of policy proposals intended to help Native Americans, pledging to protect tribal lands and to bolster funding for programs that serve Native people.

In releasing the proposals, Ms. Warren is drawing attention to Native American issues after months of largely refraining from doing so in the wake of a controversy over her ancestry. Ms. Warren put out the plans ahead of a scheduled appearance on Monday at a presidential forum in Sioux City, Iowa, that is dedicated to Native American issues.

Among the proposals, Ms. Warren said that if elected president, she would revoke the permits for the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines, two projects that have been opposed by many Native Americans. No energy project significantly affecting tribal lands should go ahead, she said, “without the free, prior and informed consent of the Tribal Nation concerned.”

She also called for expanding the ability of tribes to prosecute non-Indians for crimes committed on tribal land, and she proposed creating a nationwide alert system for missing indigenous women.

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“As a nation, we are failing in our legal, political and moral obligations toward tribal governments and indigenous peoples,” Ms. Warren wrote in a lengthy Medium post. “That this failure is simply the latest chapter in generations of prior failures is no excuse.”

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Post by Addie » Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:24 pm

FiveThirtyEight: Elizabeth Warren Is Attracting More Supporters And More Media Attention

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Post by Addie » Tue Aug 20, 2019 10:40 am

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Elizabeth Warren releases sweeping plan to overhaul criminal justice system

Senator Elizabeth Warren on Tuesday proposed a host of new initiatives in a sweeping overhaul of the nation’s criminal justice system, outlining changes that would affect policies ranging from school disclipline to sentencing guidelines to the use of force by police.

Warren released her plan just days after 2020 Democratic rival Senator Bernie Sanders outlined his proposals on the hot-button campaign issue, setting an ambitious goal of cutting the prison population in half. Warren highlighted inequities in the criminal justice system ahead of a forum she will attend on the issue in Minnesota Tuesday.

“It’s not equal justice when a kid with an ounce of pot can get thrown in jail, while a bank executive who launders money for a drug cartel can get a bonus. It’s long past time for us to reform our system,” Warren wrote in a lengthy post on the Medium website.

Similar to her approach on voting rights, Warren’s plan relies on the use of federal money as leverage to encourage local law enforcement and local prosecutors to adopt many of her changes.
Medium - Elizabeth Warren: Rethinking Public Safety to Reduce Mass Incarceration and Strengthen Communities

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Post by Addie » Wed Aug 21, 2019 12:43 pm

GQ: The Summer of Warren

Julia Ioffe joins Elizabeth Warren on the campaign trail, where the surging senator has spent the season overcoming her campaign's wobbly start and getting down to business—trouncing debate foes, climbing in the polls, and somehow making a slew of policy plans feel exciting. Suddenly, she's winning over Democrats by making the grandest ideas sound perfectly sensible, including her biggest pitch of all: That she's the one to beat Trump.
Salon: Elizabeth Warren's criminal justice reform plan takes aim at both Joe Biden and Kamala Harris

Warren's plan confronts two past political positions which have come back to haunt her rivals on the campaign trail

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Post by SLQ » Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:11 pm

I just signed up for her town hall, which will be coming to my city very soon. Should be cool.
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Post by Addie » Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:54 pm

That's great. Have Fun. :bighug:
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I just signed up for her town hall, which will be coming to my city very soon. Should be cool.

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Post by Addie » Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:09 pm

The American Prospect - David Dayen: How Elizabeth Warren Works the Political System

She has an approach that involves identifying ways to make progress and focusing relentlessly on achieving them.

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Post by Addie » Thu Aug 22, 2019 3:19 pm

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Warren takes aim at crime policies once embraced by Biden, Harris and Booker

Sen. Elizabeth Warren said Tuesday that as president she would eliminate the death penalty, end the use of private prisons, curtail the cash bail system and overhaul the use of presidential pardons.

The announcement was the Massachusetts Democrat’s entry into the volatile debate over criminal justice reform, an issue that is resonating especially in the African American community. Unlike with earlier policy announcements, Warren did not hesitate to take implicit but unmistakable aim at several specific policies embraced in the past by her rivals, especially former vice president Joe Biden and Sens. Kamala D. Harris (D-Calif.) and Cory Booker (D-N.J.).

“We will reduce incarceration and improve justice in our country by changing what we choose to criminalize, reforming police behavior and improving police-community relations, and reining in a system that preferences prosecution over justice,” Warren said.

The plan is largely aimed at rooting out policies that have led to the imprisonment of a disproportionate number of black and brown Americans. Although Warren has gained political strength in recent weeks, ranking second behind Biden in many Democratic primary polls, she has yet to make major inroads among African American voters.

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Post by jmj » Thu Aug 22, 2019 3:37 pm

An distant acquaintance of mine got a little more attention than she expected when she went to an Elizabeth Warren rally this past week and intentionally dressed up a bit like Warren.

Elizabeth Warren just met her look-alike at a rally. Can you tell them apart?
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Post by Sterngard Friegen » Thu Aug 22, 2019 4:42 pm

Nah. Smaller chin and no dimples.

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Post by Addie » Sun Aug 25, 2019 8:04 am

Long, biographical.

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Elizabeth Warren’s rise started by looking at the bottom



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As a young scholar, Elizabeth Warren traveled to federal courthouses, studying families overwhelmed by debt. She brought along a photocopier, gathering reams of statistics as she tried to answer one question: Why were these folks going bankrupt?

Warren, then a law professor, wasn't satisfied with textbook explanations; she wanted to hear directly from people drowning in debt. So she sat in courtrooms, listening to one hard-luck story after another. She interviewed lawyers and judges, duplicated bankruptcy filings on a sturdy copier — nicknamed R2-D2 — that she hauled around to save printing costs. And she was joined in her research by two professor-colleagues who teamed with her to study those documents and build a database.

Warren had suspected bankruptcy court might be a last stop for deadbeats, or maybe the very poor. Instead, she discovered mostly middle-class people, many of them homeowners with college degrees who'd suffered one bad break — an illness, a divorce, a job loss. It was the kind of cruel twist that seemed all too familiar: When Warren was 12 years old, her father, a carpet salesman, had a heart attack. The family's station wagon was repossessed, and her mother went to work in a minimum-wage job at Sears to pay the bills.

Warren's foray into bankruptcy was the first step in a four-decade journey that has come to define her public profile and shape her worldview. As a law professor, bankruptcy expert, consumer watchdog, Massachusetts senator and Democratic presidential candidate, Warren has consistently championed economic reforms — with mixed results — to boost the middle class.

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Post by Addie » Mon Aug 26, 2019 11:58 am

New York Times - Jonathan Martin
What Elizabeth Warren Is Quietly Telling Democratic Insiders

With phone calls, texts and handwritten notes, the Massachusetts senator is continuing an unusually determined outreach effort to show party officials she is aligned with them.


SAN FRANCISCO — When Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts addressed a few hundred donors last week at a fund-raiser for the Democratic National Committee, she called for “big, structural change” and hurled her familiar populist lightning bolts at the forces of concentrated wealth.

But Ms. Warren did not attend the event just to recite her stump speech. She had another, more tailored message for the Democratic check writers, state party leaders and committee members who were gathered at the elegant Fairmont San Francisco.

“Last year, I was running for re-election, but I didn’t hold back,” she said, reminding attendees that in the midterms she had helped more than 160 congressional candidates and nearly 20 hopefuls in governors’ races. “In fact, I raised or gave more than $11 million helping get Democrats elected up and down the ballot around the country” and “sent contributions to all 50 state parties, the national committees and the redistricting fight.”

Her point was easy to grasp: While her liberal agenda may be further left than some in the Democratic establishment would prefer, she is a team player who is seeking to lead the party — not stage a hostile takeover of it.

As Ms. Warren steadily rises in the polls she is working diligently to protect her left flank, lining up with progressives on nearly every issue and trying to defuse potential attacks from supporters of Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont. “I’m with Bernie,” she responds when asked about what is perhaps the most contentious issue of the primary race: “Medicare for all.”

Yet publicly, and even more in private, she is signaling to party leaders that, far from wanting to stage a “political revolution” in the fashion of Mr. Sanders, she wants to revive the beleaguered Democratic National Committee and help recapture the Senate while retaining the House in 2020.

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Post by TexasFilly » Mon Aug 26, 2019 2:22 pm

I've been telling Mr. Filly for months that there was a huge opening for Elizabeth Warren.

I like her. I recall seeing her on Frontline probably 20 years ago, discussing credit card companies. She has an incredible ability to impart complicated information in digestible form. Her speech on "socialism" (the traffic lights, the library etc.) is a great example.

I know it is ridiculous to suggest two teeny appearance improvements with Fat Nixon in the White House, but she should modify her hairstyle a bit. She moves her head a lot when she speaks and the hair bouncing around is distracting. Also, too, they need to get her some better suit jackets. I have no problem with the black "uniform" (works for Maddow) but Elizabeth is slim and can pull off some tailored jackets that don't look like they came from and old lady's closet. That is all.
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WaPo - Peter Marks (theater critic)
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Warren knows the power of words


TEMPE, Ariz. — She enters in an ordinary blouse and slacks, not a toga. And yet, when Sen. Elizabeth Warren takes the stage of a music hall in this sweltering Sun Belt city, it is with a command of the occasion that might have “Julius Caesar’s” Marc Antony taking notes.

The vocal modulation. The oratorical rhythm. The instinct for a good story: She’s got the ingredients for a magnetic performance. And she delivers. When Warren speaks, you lean in.

“Friends, Romans, countrymen” is not exactly where the talk goes in her 45-minute strut upon the Tempe stage on this August evening in the Marquee Theatre, capacity 2,500. It is so packed, some of the crowd must remain outside in the 100-degree heat. Still, the sense of drama Warren radiates replicates the momentum of an actor at the climactic point of a play. Her speech may not convey the compact lyrical eloquence of Marc Antony, but the sights and sounds of her presentation deliver the centrifugal emotional force of a potent soliloquy.

Just as Antony fashioned an address to provoke a passionate response, in which “every wound of Caesar” should “move the stones of Rome to rise and mutiny,” Warren has a gift for infusing a call to action with raw, clarifying emotionality. Antony appeals to the crowd’s desire to control its destiny. So does Warren.

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Post by SLQ » Mon Aug 26, 2019 8:20 pm

I have to say that I really enjoyed her town hall (and I volunteered!) I learned more about her story, which was inspiring and down to earth at the same time. 15,000 people were there. :shock:
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Post by Addie » Mon Aug 26, 2019 9:06 pm

Wonderful :-D We're the Fogbow. We got BOTG. :happyfamily:

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