As a recent study indicates that college and universities are giving financial aid to rich students at the expense of poor ones Senator Elizabeth Warren is offering a bill to bring student debt relief. Warren says students should get the same rates as Wall Street.
|By: DSWright Friday May 10, 2013 12:25 pm|
|By: Jon Walker Monday March 18, 2013 1:05 pm|
It is time to take a moment to again reflect on just how much progress has been made on the issue of marriage equality in the last decade.
Back during the 2008 Democratic primary none of the strongest candidates supported same-sex marriage. Now with the recent endorsement of Hillary Clinton, every Democrat that is viewed as a possible top tier candidate in the 2016 Presidential primary has come out in favor of marriage equality.
|By: DSWright Friday March 8, 2013 10:45 am|
In a nation that has imprisoned millions (mostly poor, mostly minorities) of people for minor drug offenses a bank that laundered billions of dollars in drug money, HSBC, has walked away with a small fine. No jail time, no charter removal, just a few weeks profit and on the game goes.
Senator Elizabeth Warren is irritated by this clear double standard for the rich and decided to let the regulators know of her displeasure in a Senate hearing.
|By: DSWright Tuesday February 19, 2013 7:43 am|
After Politico speculated Warren would keep a low profile it appears Senator Warren plans on open combat. The Senator laid into do-nothing bank regulators at her first committee hearing.
|By: dakine01 Saturday February 16, 2013 8:00 pm|
Every day we see a new outrage of some form or another. And it really makes no difference what side of a topic you are on – the outrage is there for all. Of course, one person/side’s outrage may be the other sides’ well deserved schadenfreude.
|By: DSWright Tuesday February 5, 2013 7:57 am|
Last night a memorial service was held in Washington D.C for internet activist Aaron Swartz. The event brought out activists and politicians from both the left and right who committed to reform the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act in Aaron’s name – amendments that will become known as Aaron’s Law.
|By: DSWright Thursday January 31, 2013 10:28 am|
Elizabeth Warren is not wasting any time trying to get answers from Wall Street’s regulators. Warren asked for documents relating to the recent mortgage settlement.
|By: Jon Walker Saturday January 26, 2013 7:35 am|
It is possible that President Obama has handed Republicans a Senate seat by nominating Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) to be Secretary of State. If former Senator Scott Brown (R) decides to run in the special election he would start off with a large lead over the likely Democratic nominee Ed Markey, according to a new poll by MassINC.
|By: David Dayen Wednesday December 12, 2012 2:01 pm|
Senator-elect Elizabeth Warren officially received her committee assignments today, and she will sit on the Senate Banking Committee, with key oversight over Wall Street and the financial system. Progressives agitated for weeks for Warren to get this spot, and in the end it wasn’t that difficult a lift. I’m looking forward to future hearings from the committee, especially when Wall Street’s finest makes the trip to testify.
|By: David Dayen Tuesday December 4, 2012 8:40 am|
It will be a welcome sight to see an actual cross-examiner in committee hearings, to see Wall Street executives actually grilled by at least one member rather than the love-fests we normally see. Warren has stated that she envisions the Senate as a platform to highlight her views. I can’t think of a better foundation for that platform than the Banking Committee.