8:32 AM, Dec 19, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
Congressman Keith Ellison wants Elizabeth Warren to run for president of the United States.
“I would love to see Elizabeth Warren in this race. I think it would be fantastic. I think that it would help the quality of the debate and she may win,” Ellison told liberal activists who are urging a Warren run, according to MSNBC. “But even if she doesn’t, I think she’ll make Hillary Clinton a better candidate.”
MSNBC points out:
That’s the closest any major elected official has come to endorsing the Massachusetts Democrat, who has said repeatedly that she is not going to run for president.
Ellison added that he feared Clinton, the presumed frontrunner for the nominee, “could just walk into the general [election] without having committed to some important real, real economic populism.”
“So, I’m supportive of what [DFA] is doing, I’m supportive of what MoveOn is doing, and I think Elizabeth Warren is one of the great, bright lights of our time,” he added.
MoveOn.org and DFA, which grew out of Howard Dean’s 2004 presidential campaign, officially kicked off their campaign to draft Warren Wednesday in Iowa, and have together committed $1.25 million to the effort.
Ellison is chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus.
Just saying no to Elizabeth Warren isn’t enough.Dec 29, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 16 • By JAY COST
Last week, Massachusetts senator Elizabeth Warren threatened to derail the omnibus continuing resolution (“cromnibus”) that funds most of the government through the end of the fiscal year. She objected to the elimination of an obscure rule in the Dodd-Frank financial reform law known as “push-out.” Under Dodd-Frank, federally backed financial institutions must spin their “swap trades” off to uninsured subsidiaries; after cromnibus, they will no longer have to do this.
8:08 AM, Dec 15, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
Elizabeth Warren says she currently is not running for president. But in an NPR interview, the Democratic senator from Massachusetts refuses to go beyond the present tense.
1:11 PM, Dec 14, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick again would not commit to supporting Hillary Clinton for president, and voiced admiration for Senator Elizabeth Warren.
He made the comments in an interview today on CNN:
"I need a yes or no," said the CNN host, "because I got to move on: should Elizabeth Warren run for president this time around?"
10:05 AM, Dec 12, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
A group of more than 300 hundred former Obama staffers have written an open letter urging Elizabeth Warren to run for president of the United States. "We helped elect Barack Obama — now we’re calling on Elizabeth Warren to run in 2016," the letter is titled.
We believed in an unlikely candidate who no one thought had a chance.
9:05 AM, Nov 18, 2014 • By JERYL BIER
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), the 2007 brainchild of now-Senator Elizabeth Warren, was formed in 2010 as part of the Dodd-Frank Act. An annual audit by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) for the year ending September 30, 2014 found that the fledgling agency is continuing to struggle with internal controls to keep its own financial house in order.
Nov 10, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 09 • By THE SCRAPBOOK
It turns out Elizabeth Warren, favorite senator of the left, is not only a self-described Cherokee without evidence of Cherokee ancestry, but a self-described consumer -finance expert without evidence of any financial savvy. Joining two of her favorite themes, women’s oppression and the cruel inadequacy of the minimum wage, she wrote this in a “tweetstorm” she cohosted the other day with fellow Democratic senator Kirsten Gillibrand: “2/3 of minimum wage workers are women, but the minimum wage no longer keeps a mom & her baby out of poverty.”
1:41 PM, Oct 28, 2014 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Massachusetts senator Elizabeth Warren praised her fellow Senate colleague Jeanne Shaheen on Tuesday's episode of The View, saying the New Hampshire Democrat is "working hard for the people of Vermont."
Shaheen, Warren said, is "the only woman in the history of the United States who has been both a governor and a senator, and independent and out there working for the people of Vermont." Watch the video below:
5:31 PM, Sep 15, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
At an event today at Tufts University in Massachusetts, Democratic senator Elizabeth Warren said it was "fair" when an activist compared Israel’s actions in Gaza to the Holocaust.
“Eva Moseley, I’m not a student, I’m not an alumnae, but was in faculty life. I was also a Holocaust refugee and I’m extremely concerned that Jews don’t do to another people what was done to them,” said the activist.
10:18 AM, Aug 20, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
Elizabeth Warren, the popular Democratic senator from Massachusetts, declined an opportunity to say whether Hillary Clinton is the best choice to be president in 2016:
A reporter asked, "Do you believe that Hillary Clinton is still the best choice coming up for your party coming up for 2016?"
"Hillary is terrific," Warren said, dodging the question.
"But is she still the best choice?" the reporter pressed.
Hosted by Michael Graham.12:35 PM, Aug 15, 2014 • By TWS PODCAST
The WEEKLY STANDARD podcast with editor William Kristol on Hillary Clinton's recent remarks may prompt Elizabeth Warren to run against her in the Democratic primary, and the events in Ferguson, Missouri.
Elizabeth Warren leads the party’s leftward march.Aug 18, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 46 • By FRED BARNES
Republicans had Barry Goldwater. Democrats now have Elizabeth Warren. What do they have in common? Years back, he pointed the way for his party, and now she’s doing the same thing for hers.
Goldwater was already a force in Republican politics when his Conscience of a Conservative was published in 1960. He pushed the party toward a conservative future. Warren is riding a liberal surge among Democrats and prodding them in an even more liberal direction.
8:36 AM, Jul 8, 2014 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Hillary Clinton's tour promoting her book Hard Choices may be having an effect—though perhaps not the one the 66-year-old former secretary of state might have wanted. A new poll of the potential 2016 presidential field from Quinnipiac, conducted at the end of June, found support for Clinton among Democratic primary voters at 58 percent.