May 26, 2012 |
Kevin Costner, James Garner, Johnny Depp, James Earl Jones, Chuck Norris, Cameron Diaz. You guessed it (no, you probably did not). This is a partial roster of the people included in Wikipedia's “List of People of Self-Identified Cherokee Ancestry,” which, inexplicably, does not include Elizabeth Warren. Yet. Warren's candidacy for Senate in Massachusetts took a bizarre (left? right?) turn in the past week when it was revealed that she had claimed, without apparent proof, to have Cherokee ancestry.
December 9, 2011 |
Elizabeth Warren, the consumer advocate-turned-Massachusetts Senate candidate, is fighting back after a new ad from an independent group founded by Karl Rove accuses her of being too close to big business. Warren has emerged as an early target of Rove's Crossroads GPS, which plans to be active in the 2012 races for House and Senate, as it was in the 2010 midterm elections. Warren is the likely Democratic candidate to face incumbent Republican Sen. Scott Brown, who won the seat once held by Edward M. Kennedy in a 2010 special election.
February 18, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a darling of liberals who has been mentioned as a potential 2016 presidential contender, had kept a deliberately low profile since her election in November. In less than five minutes last week, however, the new Massachusetts senator announced her presence in the nation's capital and showed she plans to be a thorn in the side of the big financial institutions. At her first hearing as a member of the Senate Banking Committee on Thursday, Warren chastised banking regulators for not trying to put more executives from big banks in jail for their roles in the financial crisis.
October 27, 2011 |
Even as she has drawn closer to securing the Democratic nomination in the U.S. Senate race in Massachusetts, Elizabeth Warren is under fire for comments that were viewed by some as taking credit for the Occupy Wall Street movement. Warren's candidacy got a boost this week when rival Alan Khazei dropped out of the race, joining Setti Warren, another former Senate candidate, on the sidelines and seemingly giving a clear shot for the Harvard University law professor to take on incumbent Republican Sen. Scott Brown next fall.
October 26, 2010 |
On the fifth floor of an office building near the White House, consumer advocate Elizabeth Warren has begun shaping the centerpiece of the recently enacted Wall Street reform law -- the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Both Warren and the new agency are controversial. Most Republicans and much of the financial industry opposed creation of the agency, which will have broad authority to write and enforce rules covering mortgages, credit cards and other consumer lending products.
August 3, 2010
Good watchdog? Re "Wall Street nervous about watchdog's bite," Aug. 1 The only reason why the financial community and those politicians who offer unwavering support of it don't want Elizabeth Warren to be the boss of the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is because she speaks the truth — and she speaks to their collective wallets. Profit is the goal. And anyone who scrutinizes that profit is not going to be welcomed into the old boys club, especially if that person is a strong woman.
July 21, 2011
One that got away Re "Obama should have fought for Warren on consumer agency," Business, July 19 I agree with David Lazarus that Elizabeth Warren is the most qualified person to run the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. So I'm stunned that President Obama, who touts his support for consumers, would so quickly abandon his support for Warren. Lazarus notes that Warren had "drawn fire from the financial services industry [and] its friends in the Republican Party.
July 19, 2011 |
President Obama shouldn't have backed down. In announcing Monday that he's nominating former Ohio Atty. Gen. Richard Cordray to run the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Obama clearly hoped to leapfrog over opposition to his original pick: Harvard professor Elizabeth Warren. Warren had drawn fire from the financial-services industry and its friends in the Republican Party for her passionate and unyielding commitment to consumer protection. They rightly perceived her as someone who would no longer accept banks' business as usual as business as usual.
August 1, 2010 |
For a soft-spoken, unfailingly polite university professor, Elizabeth Warren has a surprising knack for making people squirm — particularly on Wall Street. She's done it to Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner and other administration officials. As head of the watchdog panel monitoring the $700-billion federal bank bailout fund and a former high school debating champion, Warren often has put them on the defensive with pointed questions, such as: "Do you know where the money went?"