All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Elizabeth Warren’

Elizabeth Warren, Al Franken Among Six Senators Urging a Swift Death for the Comcast/Time Warner Merger

In a letter addressed to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler and Attorney General Eric Holder, six Senators are urging the blockage of Comcast’s proposed merger with Time Warner Cable. The letter comes just one day before representatives from Comcast and Time Warner Cable are set to meet with DoJ antitrust officials in the hopes of saving a deal that …

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Elizabeth Warren Calls For Probe Into The Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Elizabeth Warren, United States senator from Massachusetts, has called for an investigation into the relationships the Federal Reserve Bank of New York has with the financial institutions it regulates. Whistler-blower Carmen Segarra gave secret tapes to “This American Life”. The program published them, and they seemed to suggested that the Fed has been far too deferential in its regulatory duties. …

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Elizabeth Warren Defends Israeli Airstrikes Hitting Schools

One of the toughest parts about making sense of the conflict between Israel and Palestine is that so many kids are getting killed. People in the faraway safety of the United States choose up sides and make their cases for who is in the wrong and why. Some use religion as their basis. Some call for cooler heads on one …

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Elizabeth Warren: Could She Run? Could She Win?

Senator Elizabeth Warren seems to have exploded out of nowhere, much like another young senator did in 2008. Warren was a Harvard Law School professor who specialized in bankruptcy law. She wrote two books about the effect of debt and the changing economy on middle class Americans. Her knowledge on the topic of how the middle class is shrinking in …

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Federal Student Loans Are Choking People

Here is a startling statistic that you may not be aware of. Outstanding student loans have surpassed credit card debt in this country. They stand at $1 Trillion. The Federal Reserve has determined that this level of debt keeps borrowers from buying homes, saving for retirement, and engaging in consumption that helps drive a healthy economy. Senator Elizabeth Warren argues …

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Elizabeth Warren Won’t Run For President

Senator Elizabeth Warren has left little room for doubt that she has no plans to run for President in 2016. In fact, many Democrats are now shifting to hope that she might run with Hillary Clinton as veep choice. But even that is in shadow as many point out that Warren, smart and fiery as she may be, lacks the …

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Elizabeth Warren Student Loan Bill Up for Senate Vote Wednesday

Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) has been working on behalf of Americans with student loan debt since she took office in 2012. The first bill the freshman senator ever filed, back in May 2013, was designed to offer new, shockingly-low student loan interest rates at a time when, barring Congressional action, the rate on federally backed Stafford loans was set to double …

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Elizabeth Warren Seeks to Lessen Student Loan Burden

On Monday, President Obama signed an executive order which would extend the ability to cap one’s student loan repayment amount at 10 percent of one’s income, finally allowing those who borrowed money before 2007 to take advantage of an opportunity many have already capitalized on. Following his own executive order, Obama continued to push student-loan legislation, however, as he endorsed …

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Elizabeth Warren as Hillary’s VP?

The United States has never had a female President. That may not seem all that strange to people in the U.S — disappointing, but not surprising. But to people in other countries, it is a real shock. Lots of other countries have had female heads of state, and not just recently. The obvious ones, like Margaret Thatcher in England (Prime …

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Student Loan Default Protection May be Near

If your heart involuntarily jumps whenever you see “student loans” trending in the news with the hopes that well— maybe they’re finally ruling them away somehow… Democratic senators Dick Durbin, Jack Reed, Elizabeth Warren and Barbara Boxer may soon become your new best friends. By this time, everyone knows about America’s trouble with student loan debt. If you are not …

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Elizabeth Warren Speaks Out Against Wall Street: Too Big Too Fail Is Even Bigger?

The view that initially got Elizabeth Warren elected to the Senate, her strict criticism of Wall Street, has surfaced again in a critical speech. Throughout her political career, she has continued to challenge the big banks, and has been viewed as a hero of the people from the work that she has done. Once again, Senator Warren slammed financial regulators …

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$22 Minimum Wage Matches U.S. Productivity, Says Senator

Though the minimum wage in the U.S. has risen in recent years, the current $7.25 per hour minimum wage is still looking sparse when considered next to the rising cost of living in the U.S. Large hikes in the minimum wage aren’t likely due to the messiness of congress, but at least one senator believes the minimum wage should be …

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