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Elizabeth Warren's Star Rises Amid Confrontation

Posted by New Leaders Council 4 Admin on December 29, 2014 at 12:36 PM

Senator Elizabeth Warren might not want to run for President in 2016, but there is plenty she would like to see change in the Democratic Party. Here Perry Bacon Jr. addresses this in NBC News, published on December 12, 2014. 

Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren is taking aggressive steps to push the Democratic Party and President Obama to the left, in effect trying to be the true leader of the party even as Obama remains in office and Hillary Clinton is heavily favored to be the Democrats' next presidential nominee.

The first-term senator's decision to forcefully urge other Democrats to oppose a government funding bill because it would weaken a plank of the Dodd-Frank bill that regulates Wall Street is a direct confrontation with her party's leadership: top Senate Democrats negotiated the compromise that Warren is blasting, and it was endorsed by Obama. Most House Democrats, following Warren's lead, opposed the legislation, nearly scuttling it on Thursday.

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