Warren 'hopes' Clinton runs in 2016, softens previous criticism
April 27th, 2014
01:04 PM ET
8 months ago

Warren 'hopes' Clinton runs in 2016, softens previous criticism

(CNN) – Sen. Elizabeth Warren said Sunday that Hillary Clinton is "terrific" and she hopes the former secretary of state will run for president in 2016.

"You know, all of the women - Democratic women, I should say, of the Senate urged Hillary Clinton to run. And I hope she does," the freshman Democrat from Massachusetts said on ABC.

But Warren didn't give a firm answer when asked by host George Stephanopoulos if she'd endorse Clinton, the overwhelming favorite for the Democratic nomination, should she launch a campaign.

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Filed under: 2016 • Elizabeth Warren • Hillary Clinton
April 23rd, 2014
08:49 PM ET
8 months ago

Elizabeth Warren: The system's 'rigged' against middle class

(CNN) – Elizabeth Warren contends America's middle class struggles against a system that's "rigged" and favors those who wield power in money and politics.

It's a refrain the freshman Democratic Massachusetts senator and former consumer protection advocate repeats often since entering national politics where she is already viewed as a possible presidential candidate in 2016 even though she says she's not running.

It's also the crux of her new book, "A Fighting Chance," released this week.

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Book club with political bent
April 22nd, 2014
08:11 AM ET
8 months ago

Book club with political bent

Washington (CNN) - A leading grassroots liberal group is forming a book club to try and help boost Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren's new book to best seller status.

The Progressive Change Campaign Committee announcement Tuesday that it's forming a national progressive book club comes on the same day of the official book release from the freshman senator from Massachusetts. The group is encouraging its nearly one million members to purchase Warren's memoir, titled "A Fighting Chance," and spread it on social media.

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Filed under: 2016 • Elizabeth Warren • Massachusetts • PCCC
April 21st, 2014
09:48 AM ET
8 months ago

Inside Politics Speed Read: Should Justice Ginsburg retire?

Here's our morning roundup of the big stories Inside Politics on CNN:

The justice and her plans: She’s 81, has had two bouts with cancer and has been on the Supreme Court for 21 years, but Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has made it clear she won’t be rushed off the bench.

It’s no secret that a lot of Democrats would like to see her step down.

There’s certainly no guarantee a Democrat will win the White House in 2016. And more immediately, there’s no guarantee that Democrats will keep their majority in the Senate in 2014. Both elections could complicate Democrats’ hope to replace Ginsburg with an equally liberal justice. FULL POST


Filed under: Elizabeth Warren • Inside Politics • Joe Biden • Michelle Obama
Warren repeats she's 'not running for president'
April 20th, 2014
12:23 PM ET
8 months ago

Warren repeats she's 'not running for president'

(CNN) – Days before the release of her new book, Sen. Elizabeth Warren reiterated that she's not angling for a White House bid.

"I'm not running for president," the Massachusetts Democrat said in an interview that aired Sunday on CBS's "Sunday Morning."
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Filed under: 2016 • Elizabeth Warren
April 3rd, 2014
09:18 AM ET
9 months ago

Inside Politics: Could more money (and transparency) be a good thing?

Here's what we're watching Thursday Inside Politics:

Turns out money is the same thing as speech in the eyes of the U.S. Supreme Court.

SCOTUS campaign finance in a nutshell: After the Supreme Court ruling in McCutcheon v. FEC yesterday, you can't just give as much money as you want to any candidate. Those limits are still set at $5,200 every two years. But there's now no limit on how much total you can give to all candidates. The old limit was $123,000 every two years. As Jeffrey Toobin put it on CNN just after the decision, essentially, in the eyes of the court, corporations are people and money is speech.

John Roberts’ majority ruling: “Money in politics may at times seem repugnant to some, but so too does much of what the First Amendment vigorously protects. If the First Amendment protects flag burning, funeral protests and Nazi parades - despite the profound offense such spectacles cause - it surely protects political campaign speech despite popular opposition.”

Stephen Breyer’s dissent: The decision “creates a loophole that will allow a single individual to contribute millions of dollars to a political party or to a candidate’s campaign. Taken together with Citizens United v. FEC, today’s decision eviscerates our Nation’s campaign finance laws, leaving a remnant incapable of dealing with the grave problems of democratic legitimacy that those laws were intended to resolve.”

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Poll: Warren and Clinton hot; Christie cools off
April 3rd, 2014
08:43 AM ET
9 months ago

Poll: Warren and Clinton hot; Christie cools off

(CNN) - Freshman Sen. Elizabeth Warren is the hottest politician in the country right now, according to a new national poll.

The latest edition of Quinnipiac University's National Thermometer, released Thursday, also indicates that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton remains hot, with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is cooling off.

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Filed under: 2016 • Chris Christie • Elizabeth Warren • Hillary Clinton • Polls
Elizabeth Warren, PCCC back Braley for Senate seat
March 27th, 2014
11:00 AM ET
9 months ago

Elizabeth Warren, PCCC back Braley for Senate seat

(CNN) – Populist darling Elizabeth Warren, along with the Progressive Change Campaign Committee, threw their support Thursday behind Bruce Braley in the race for an open U.S. Senate seat in Iowa.

Braley, a four-term congressman is hoping to keep the seat longtime Democratic Sen. Tom Harkin, who's retiring at the end of this year, in party hands.

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Filed under: 2014 • Elizabeth Warren • Iowa • PCCC • South Dakota
Warren: 'I'm not running for president'
December 4th, 2013
04:22 PM ET
1 year ago

Warren: 'I'm not running for president'

(CNN) - Sen. Elizabeth Warren says she's "not running for president" in 2016 and the Massachusetts Democrat is pledging to "serve out" her term, which goes through 2018.

The freshman Senator, who's a darling of many progressives, made her comments Wednesday at a news conference for Boston Mayor-elect Marty Walsh.

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Filed under: 2016 • Elizabeth Warren • Hillary Clinton • Massachusetts • Uncategorized
Warren: End ‘too big to fail’
November 12th, 2013
03:36 PM ET
1 year ago

Warren: End ‘too big to fail’

Washington (CNN) - Sen. Elizabeth Warren has been in the 2016 presidential spotlight recently, but on Tuesday she was focused on the issue that helped get her to the Senate in 2012 – Wall Street reform.

The Massachusetts Democrat spoke about the merits of stricter financial regulation in remarks on Capitol Hill to a pair of liberal-leaning groups: Americans for Financial Reform and the Roosevelt Institute.
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