Category: News Tracking

Inside Elizabeth Warren’s Behind-the-Scenes Strategy for Pressuring Hillary Clinton

October 31, 2016

“Treasury’s failure to issue guidance will harm borrowers and taxpayers,” she wrote in the letter, sent this month. Warren’s letter provides a window into a key strategy that the influential Massachusetts Democrat could deploy to drive progressive policies in a new presidential administration. Already, Warren and other liberal lawmakers have made it clear that they will oppose high-level appointments of people who have ties to Wall Street or who have supported free trade and financial deregulation

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Elizabeth Warren has a Message for Donald Trump: ‘Nasty Women Vote’

October 24, 2016

As Hillary Clinton laughed in the background, Sen. Elizabeth Warren turned one of Republican Donald Trump’s insults against him on Monday, warning that “nasty women” will be his undoing on Election Day. Campaigning alongside Democratic presidential nominee Clinton 15 days before the election, Warren mocked Trump as a bigot and a sexist boor. She was especially colorful on the latter point. “He thinks because he has money he can call women fat,” and rate their bodies, the Massachusetts Democrat said to whoops and applause from the Democratic crowd at Saint Anselm College.

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Clinton Names Warren Ally to Transition Team

Kimberly Hefling and Michael Stratford, Politico – August 30, 2016

Hillary Clinton has named a progressive with close ties to Elizabeth Warren to her transition team in a move that seems aimed at mollifying liberals unhappy with earlier choices. POLITICO has learned that Rohit Chopra, who battled for-profit colleges and loan servicers as the student loan ombudsman at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, has joined the team.

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If Clinton Picks Warren for V.P., is the U.S. Ready for Double-woman Ticket?

Meagan Fitzpatrick, CBC News – July 2, 2016

When Hillary Clinton and Elizabeth Warren joined forces on the campaign trail this week and put on an energetic display of enthusiasm for each other, they not only fired up the crowd. They also sparked this question: could the United States see an all-female ticket in this year’s presidential election?

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Does Hillary Clinton Really Need Elizabeth Warren on the Ticket?

John Wagner, Anne Gearan and David Weigel, Washington Post – July 1, 2016

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) looked very much like a running mate as she stood alongside Hillary Clinton and electrified a large crowd in battleground Ohio this week, punching the air, eviscerating Republican Donald Trump and declaring:“I’m with her. Yes, her.”

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Why Hillary Clinton Probably Won’t Pick Elizabeth Warren as a Running Mate

Amy Chozick and Jonathan Martin, New York Times – June 22, 2016

While the selection of Ms. Warren could help mollify liberal supporters of Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont, there are ample reasons a Clinton-Warren ticket is unlikely to come to fruition.

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What Voters Want in a VP

Jennifer Agiesta, CNN – June 22, 2016

Clinton is poised to become the first woman to lead a major party ticket at next month’s Democratic convention, and more say they would be dissuaded from backing her if she chose a woman (10%) than said they would be more likely to back her if she chose a female candidate (4%). For Trump, whose challenges with female voters have produced a nearly 20-point gender gap in overall presidential preferences, choosing a female running mate would be largely a wash: 6% say it would make them more likely to back him, 4% less likely. But among movable voters, that is those who say their minds could change between now and November, a female running mate is more of an asset for Trump. In that group, 12% say Trump’s choice of a female running mate would make them more likely to back him, 3% less likely to support him. That group tilts the other way on Clinton and is not much different from other voters on this question, with 9% saying they’d be less likely to back Clinton with a female running mate and 3% more likely to.

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Donald Trump’s Use of ‘Pocahontas’ Has Native Americans Worried

Alan Rappeport, New York Times – June 17, 2016

Donald J. Trump is heading west this weekend for rallies in Las Vegas and Phoenix and a fund-raiser at Barry Goldwater’s old estate, known as Be-nun-i-kin, Navajo for “house on top of the hill.” But it was the prospect of Mr. Trump’s gathering with members of theNavajo Nation that was creating the most intrigue around the trip of the presumptive Republican presidential nominee.

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Warren Is Top V.P. Pick for Clinton Supporters, Gingrich for Trump

John McCormick, Bloomberg – June 15, 2016

More than a third of likely voters backing Democrat Hillary Clinton in the latest Bloomberg Politics national poll say she should pick Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, a darling of the party’s liberal wing, as her running mate.

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