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Warren releases first television ad of campaign in NH, focusing on fighting 'corruption'

Massachusetts senator begins Granite State ad push with six-digit buy


WMUR Updated: 9:00 AM EST Jan 13, 2020

Elizabeth Warren’s campaign is up Monday with its first television ad of the presidential campaign in New Hampshire – a 30-second spot that focuses on her key themes of fighting corruption and delivering “a democracy that works for everyone.”

"I’m not afraid to stand up to billionaires and corrupt politicians. I’ve been doing it for years,” the Massachusetts senator says in the ad, which can be viewed here and at the end of this report. She cites her leading role in the creation of the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in 2010 and 2011.

“After Wall Street crashed our economy in 2008, I confronted the broken system head on … and created America’s first consumer watchdog to hold the big banks accountable,” Warren says in the ad, which includes a clip of her standing with former President Barack Obama and former Secretary of the Treasury Timothy Geithner outside of the White House.


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Elizabeth Warren: We can clean up corruption in Washington. We just have to fight to do it.

Universal child care, and free college, and Medicare for All — all of it can be all done, improving lives for millions of Americans.

Elizabeth Warren
Opinion contributor

People in Iowa and across America feel it in their bones: Our democracy has been hijacked by the rich and powerful.

You can see it in these past three years of cruelty and criminality under Donald Trump — and in the preceding four decades of stagnant wages, rising costs and diminishing opportunity. The most powerful people in our society have used money and influence to make Washington work for them — and leave everyone else behind.

It’s corruption, pure and simple. I’m running for president to do something about it.

And here’s the good news: Around Iowa and around this country, Democrats, independents and Republicans are united in their desire to clean up corruption in Washington and build an economy with more growth, more opportunity and more freedom.

That’s our path to beat Donald Trump in 2020. We will beat the most corrupt president in American history by campaigning on the most aggressive anti-corruption platform since Watergate. We will beat a president who has enriched himself and his rich buddies by campaigning on big, structural changes that ensure the economy works for everyone.


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Elizabeth Warren Doesn't Think a Billionaire Should Be President

In the latest installment of The Candidates Come to Cosmo, Senator Elizabeth Warren talks Harvey Weinstein, funding Medicare for All, and why Trump isn't making us safer.

By Jessica Pels
Jan 9, 2020

Jessica Pels: Welcome, Senator Warren.

Elizabeth Warren: Thank you. It’s so good to be here.

Jessica Pels: We’re so happy to have you at Cosmo, especially now that we’re officially in election year.

Elizabeth Warren: We are.

Jessica Pels: Dun dun dun.

Elizabeth Warren: *dramatic voice* 2020.

Jessica Pels: Yes.

( more ) https://www.cosmopolitan.com/politics/a30435898/elizabeth-warren-cosmopolitan-interview-iran-healthcare-wealth-tax/

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Elizabeth Warren @SenWarren The IRS has no more excuses to create its own Free File program.


( The more she articulates how she sees government should function, the better her chances become of winning the nomination. I remain hopeful. Warren 2020. )

Elizabeth Warren. Cash bail is an unreasonably punitive and financially burdensome system


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What an Elizabeth Warren Presidency Would Look Like ( Warren is a "visionary implementer." )

By Kathleen Geier

January 7 | January 2020 Issue

If Elizabeth Warren wins the Democratic presidential nomination, she will have prevailed against daunting odds. She will have overcome a potentially career-ending scandal (the DNA test debacle) and defeated not only the runner-up in the 2016 Democratic presidential contest, but a popular two-term former vice president. If she defeats President Donald Trump, it would mean an economic populist defeated a corrupt plutocrat, that the most leftwing Democratic presidential nominee in history defeated a racist reactionary, that a woman defeated America’s most famous misogynist. It would be an extraordinarily powerful moment.

Her ambitions for the presidency are not small. Warren proposes to rewrite the rules of the economy by reining in capital, empowering labor and significantly expanding the welfare state.To understand how Warren would create big structural changes as president, it’s helpful to look at how she has made change in the past.

The standard advice to freshmen senators is this: Keep a low profile and suck up to your senior colleagues. As a newly elected senator in 2013, Elizabeth Warren did neither.

Instead, Warren used her perch on the Senate Banking Committee to excoriate ineffectual regulators, duplicitous CEOs, profiteering student lenders and other financial industry ne’er-dowells (interrogations made famous in videos that went viral). She publicly clashed with establishment Democrats such as Sens. Max Baucus (Mont.) and Joe Manchin (W.V.). She even took on President Barack Obama, leading the fight against several administration priorities, including the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal and a pharmaceutical bill she described as “a bunch of special giveaways” to Big Pharma. Warren succeeded in getting under Obama’s skin to such an extent that he took the rare step of criticizing her repeatedly by name.


Elizabeth Warren's new plan to reform bankruptcy law, explained

A return to her political roots.
By Matthew Yglesias

Jan 7, 2020, 9:10am EST

With a new plan out Tuesday, Sen. Elizabeth Warren is returning to her roots — proposing to roll back bankruptcy changes made in 2005 while also pitching a series of new reforms. The plan reflects both her longtime vision of how bankruptcy should work and her more recent focus on the idea that rich people have rigged the system for their benefit.

Warren’s transition from academic expert to politician was driven by her work over years as an opponent of bankruptcy reform legislation — legislation that researchers believe exacerbated the Great Recession by inducing more foreclosures – that eventually passed over her objections in 2005. Her interests have broadened out over the past 15 years to the point where most people following the 2020 presidential campaign might not even realize this was both her original area of scholarly expertise and motivation for taking on a larger role as an advocate and, eventually, a politician.

It’s a plan from a former law professor on the federal bankruptcy code, so there are a lot of details, and not necessarily a catchy slogan. But the big picture is easy enough to understand.

In 2005, federal law was changed to make it harder for middle-class families to discharge debts in bankruptcy. That was good for credit card companies and others that want to collect those debts, and was said by its proponents to have the secondary consequence of making cheap credit easier to obtain (in practice, credit card interest rates went up rather than down so this rationale seems dubious anyway).


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Video Diary of Apocalypse: A Family Flees Australia's Fires


Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II. May this New Year mean the same thing



My dream candidate exists - and her name is Elizabeth Warren by Rebecca Solnit

She’s overcome misogyny, billionaires’ wrath, and media smears to get to the front of the race, and she brings a special brand of Big Structural Mom Energy

Tue 31 Dec 2019 06.15 EST
Last modified on Tue 31 Dec 2019 06.24 EST

If I was going to invent a dream candidate, she would be grounded in small-town, rural or heartland America but able to hold her own in the citadels of power on the coasts. She would comfort the afflicted with the same passion with which she afflicts the comfortable, and she would understand the causes of those afflictions and have good ideas about how to remedy them. She would be moved by compassion but wouldn’t ask us to rely on compassion; she would have tangible strategies for widening our distribution of income, healthcare, education and opportunity, and she would be smart about the intersections of race, gender, class and the rest.

She would have been around long enough to remember that since the 1980s the government has dismantled a lot of systems that made us more safe and more equal, and she’d be fresh enough to imagine new ways out of the consequences of that catastrophic dismantling. Also she would have to be funny and have big plans to address climate change. OK, she already exists, and I’m talking about Elizabeth Warren. She is, to me, a better candidate for president than I ever expected we’d have.

My dream candidate would’ve been a woman of color with all these qualities, and my dreamiest dream candidate would be a woman of color with Medusa hair who could turn the entire Republican Senate to stone with a glance, but Warren is who’s left in the race, and she is magnificent, and superheroes from Megan Rapinoe to Roxane Gay agree. Also, she pretty much turned Wells Fargo’s CEO into stone in a 2016 Senate banking committee hearing, more than a decade after she became one of the most outspoken experts telling Wall Street why it’s vicious and half a decade after she endorsed Occupy Wall Street. The strength of her candidacy is shown by how she’s made it to the front of the race despite misogyny from across the political spectrum, the wrath of the billionaires pouring money – and themselves – into the race, and the smears and distortions of the mainstream media.

Really I see her as a combination of three superpowers: wonkiness, radicalness and what for lack of a better term I would call Big Structural Mom Energy. The wonkiness is how she set new standards in primary campaigns with those famous plans – far more detailed, with the costs accounted for, than was usual before she arrived. The depth with which she understands the economic system – taxes, banks, bankruptcies, credit cards, home and student loans, redlining – is the depth with which she can change it.


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