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  • Elizabeth Warren Blames Republicans for Ebola

    10/29/2014 10:11:31 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 54 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | October 28, 2014 | Pam Key
    Tuesday on "CBS This Morning," Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) blamed Republicans for the Ebola outbreak in West Africa by suggesting funding cuts to certain programs were the culprit. "Instead of making those investments up front, we wait until people die," Warren said. "Of course I'm worried, but part of this reminds me -- this is why elections matter and why they matter over time. you know, Ebola is not new. We've known about it for a long time. We were putting money into funding Ebola many years ago and the republicans have cut funding overall for medical research, for the...
  • U.S. Sen. Warren starts Grimes' weeklong push toward Election Day with high-profile surrogates

    10/28/2014 8:30:20 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 9 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 10/28/2014 | Kevin Wheatley
    Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes began her one-week sprint to Election Day flanked by one of the most popular members of her party. Before the week’s up, she’ll be joined again by a former president and his wife, whom many believe will be the Democratic nominee for president in 2016 if she decides to run. Grimes was joined by U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., before about 400 supporters at the Copper and Kings Distillery in Louisville Tuesday, and the two hemmed close to Grimes’ primary talking points on the campaign trail. In Warren, who made her second appearance...
  • Elizabeth Warren vs. Hillary Clinton: Dems say 'Why not?'

    10/28/2014 3:04:44 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/28/2014 | By Kevin Cirilli
    The Democratic field in 2016 has more than enough room for two women competing to be the nation’s first female president, according to liberal activists. They pour scorn on the notion that Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), or any other woman, ought to step aside if former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton launches a second quest for the White House. "The idea that you can't run because there's somebody else who looks like you running? Oh my God, what would all the white men do?" quipped Terry O'Neill, president of the National Organization for Women (NOW). "I think the argument that...
  • Hillary Clinton, Elizabeth Warren set to campaign for Grimes in Kentucky just before election

    10/28/2014 2:55:29 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 21 replies
    WDRB ^ | 10/28/2014
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Alison Grimes's campaign says Hillary Clinton will return to Kentucky on November first for a last minute push before Election Day. Grimes will also be welcoming Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren as well. Warren will be at a Grimes rally at Copper and Kings distillery in Butchertown on Tuesday evening. Over the weekend, Grimes will join Clinton at campaign events in Northern Kentucky and Lexington, just a few weeks after Hillary Clinton appeared in Louisville to speak on behalf of Grimes. Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren will be at an Alison Lundergan Grimes rally at Copper and Kings...
  • Adriana Cohen: Sen. Elizabeth Warren's contrived gender play

    10/24/2014 6:35:53 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 9 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | October 24, 2014 | Ariana Cohen
    An Elizabeth Warren White House would be a place where men in the media or in Congress wouldn’t be able to criticize her policy or political ideology or they’d risk being slapped as sexist. At least that’s the impression she left after a recent CNN appearance. In the interview, she said, “It’s hard to change these big, male dominated institutions. ... You know, others have said it before me. If you don’t have a seat at the table, you’re probably on the menu.” A few things are evident from Warren’s statement: First, she continues to push the phony War on...
  • Elizabeth Warren: Male Senators Treat Me Differently Because I’m a Woman

    10/22/2014 10:14:57 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 57 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | October 22, 2014 | Kelly Cohen
    Sen. Elizabeth Warren says she's been treated differently in elected office because she's a woman. While campaigning for Democratic Sen. Mark Udall in Colorado, the Massachusetts Democrat answered with a resounding “yes” when asked on CNN if male senators have treated her differently because of her gender. When asked to elaborate, Warren replied “Nope” twice, but did oblige that she didn't find her treatment surprising.
  • Elizabeth Warren: The Rich White Man’s Candidate

    10/15/2014 6:44:39 AM PDT · by SJackson · 14 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | October 15, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Elizabeth Warren: The Rich White Man’s CandidatePosted By Daniel Greenfield On October 15, 2014 @ 12:58 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 7 Comments The political establishment with its clouds of consultants, advisers and fixers rarely bothers glancing out of its enclaves of wealth and privilege to take stock of America. Instead it taps at the virtual pages of the paper of record on the appropriate app, nods its head at having its prejudices confirmed and moves on.And that is why the Elizabeth Warren political express remains convinced that a wealthy professor and government insider who occasionally says all the approved...
  • Elizabeth Warren: Obama's economic team chose Wall Street over 'families'

    10/13/2014 11:01:04 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 34 replies
    CNN Money ^ | 10/13/14 | Melanie Hicken
    Senator Elizabeth Warren, always outspoken on the tension between Main Street and Wall Street, took shots Sunday at a system she said is "rigged" against the little guy. In an interview in Salon, Warren, who has said she doesn't plan to seek the 2016 presidential nomination, said fellow Democrats including President Obama have not done enough to help consumers. On President Obama: Warren praised Obama for the creation of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, a federal agency aimed at enforcing consumer protection laws. But she told Salon that "there has not been nearly enough change" in the wake of the...
  • Warren dives into gov race, rips Baker

    09/29/2014 7:13:28 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 28 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | September 28, 2014 | Owen Ross
    U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren is taking swings at Charlie Baker on behalf of Martha Coakley, blasting the Republican gubernatorial candidate’s gaffe last week in a fundraising message sent out yesterday, saying that when he “dismissed a woman news reporter by calling her ‘sweetheart’ a lot of people questioned Charlie’s attitude toward women.” “My colleague Kristen Gillibrand recently pointed out that even now, in 2014, sometimes she feels like she’s living in a Mad Men episode,” Warren wrote in the message, referencing an AMC television series set in the not-yet liberated 1960s. “When I hear some of the things that Republicans...
  • Mark Levin torches Elizabeth Warren over her comments on Israel

    09/16/2014 8:20:13 PM PDT · by Nachum · 31 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 9/16/14 | The Right Scoop
    Mark Levin really lays into Elizabeth Warren over her comments in response to a question about Israel. Just listen, it’s short and it’s fantastic:
  • Carr: Tierney continues 6th District tradition

    09/11/2014 5:13:38 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 2 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | Howie Carr
    You’re Johnny Pockets Tierney, and the good news is you’ll never have to set foot in Lynn again. Finally, we have an answer to the age-old question: Just how corrupt does a politician have to be for the voters to throw him out of office in Massachusetts? You’re John Tierney, and the Democratic voters kicked you down the stairs like you were Peter Torkildsen, or Nicky Pockets Mavroules, or Mike Harrington, who was a rogue before it was vogue. Come to think of it, this is the way congressmen from the 6th District always go out, with a toe tag...
  • Elizabeth Warren endorses Tierney

    09/10/2014 3:09:55 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 16, 2014 | Abby Smith
    Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) is lending a hand to Rep. John Tierney (D-Mass.) in his Democratic primary campaign. The liberal icon and freshman senator endorsed Tierney at an event in Salem on Monday, adding her name to a long list of other Democrats who are backing the nine-term lawmaker ahead of his competitive contest. “Congressman Tierney is a tireless champion for Massachusetts families,” Warren said in a statement. “We need to send him back to Washington so he can continue fighting for a level playing field for working families.”
  • Sen. Elizabeth Warren favors repealing Mass. casino law

    09/02/2014 9:13:43 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 25 replies
    WCVB ^ | September 2, 2014 | The Associated Press
    BOSTON —Anti-gambling activists are touting a major boost from Sen. Elizabeth Warren as their campaign to repeal the state's casino law heads into the final stretch. The first-term Democrat said Monday she'll likely vote in favor of repealing the 2011 state law that opened the door for Las Vegas-style gambling in Massachusetts. The group Repeal the Casino Deal hailed the remarks as a "bold stand" by one of the state's most prominent politicians. Warren has been mentioned as a possible candidate for president in 2016, even though she has said repeatedly she's not running.
  • Elizabeth Warren's home state prefers Hillary Clinton

    08/26/2014 9:01:28 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 14 replies
    CBS News ^ | August 26, 2014 | Rebecca Kaplan/
    Among 400 Massachusetts Democrats polled, 55 percent said they would vote for Clinton while just 17.25 percent would pick Warren. Vice President Biden, who also has an eye on the 2016 race, would get just 7.75 percent of the vote.
  • Clarice Feldman: 'Yazidi is Kurdish for 'Unarmed Israeli'

    08/10/2014 9:29:09 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 27 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 10, 2014 | Clarice Feldman
    So said the brilliant Iowahawk this week as most people of the world watch in horror the spectacle of 40,000 members of this beleaguered Iraqi minority huddled without food or water on rocky Sinjar mountaintops. Below them the savages of ISIS kidnap Yazidi women, raping them and selling them into slavery. Heads of children ISIS decapitated are displayed on pikes in public parks and there are reports of distraught families tossing their beloved babies from mountaintops rather than watch them slowly starve to death. This barbarism comes after tens of thousands of Christians were raped, murdered, driven from their ancestral...
  • Exclusive:Sarah Palin Gives Conservative Response To Elizabeth Warren'S Progressive Commandments

    08/07/2014 3:17:11 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 35 replies
    breitart ^ | Tony Lee
    Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin gave a "commonsense conservative" response to Sen. Elizabeth Warren's (D-MA) progressive commandments on her SarahPalinChannel. Long before Warren and Republican Dave Brat, Palin was attacking the bipartisan permanent political class and their embrace of crony capitalism. That is why Palin has always appealed to Reagan Democrats and independents fed up with both parties. After Palin's landmark 2011 speech in Indianola, Iowa, Republicans who enabled the cronyism associated with George W. Bush and the GOP-controlled Senate were forced to slowly combat it. So it is only fitting that after Warren introduced her 11 progressive commandments at...
  • Liz Warren Asks Imperial President to Mandate “Corporate Patriotism”

    08/06/2014 6:56:06 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 45 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 6, 2014 | Michael Schaus
    Not content with imposing the highest corporate tax structure in the “free” world, Democrat hacks in the legislature are now asking the Imperial President to unilaterally take action. A group of tax happy corporate protectionists are hoping the President uses his "pen and his phone" to start punishing American businesses that have the audacity to lower their corporate tax burden. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass), Dick Durbin (D-Ill), and Jack Reed (D-RI), have crafted a letter (yeah… It took three of them) to President Obama requesting that action be taken toward businesses that have sheltered themselves from some US taxes. According to...
  • Kennedys pushing Warren to run against Hillary in 2016

    08/03/2014 3:39:12 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 54 replies
    NY Post ^ | August 3, 2014 | Edward Klein
    In an echo of 2008 — when Ted and Caroline Kennedy backed upstart Barack Obama over Hillary Rodham Clinton — members of the Kennedy clan have been quietly wooing Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren and encouraging her to throw her hat in the ring, sources tell me. The question of whom to back in the 2016 presidential race has split the Kennedys down the middle. Robert Kennedy’s widow, Ethel, and their eldest son, former US Rep. Joe Kennedy II, favor Warren — the darling of the party’s left-wing base who now sits in Ted Kennedy’s old seat — while Bobby Jr....
  • Sen. Elizabeth Warren to liberals: I’m fighting back

    07/18/2014 3:09:23 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 40 replies
    Fresno Bee ^ | July 18, 2014 | By Lesley Clark, McClatchy
    DETROIT — Sen. Elizabeth Warren wowed a friendly crowd of influential liberal activists Friday in Detroit, pledging to fight against Republicans and the “sleazy lobbyists” she says have rigged the rules in Washington and harmed the middle class. Warren took the stage in a crowded ballroom to calls of “Run, Liz, run” by activists waving “Elizabeth Warren for President” signs and did little to disappoint. Speaking before the nation’s largest gathering of liberal activists, she railed against giant corporations, secret trade deals and Republicans she said were too cozy with big business. Conservatives, she charged, are “guided by an internal...
  • Hobby Lobby: Trying to get DemProgs to understand what it means (Read the hypothetical scenario)

    07/07/2014 6:06:41 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 6 replies
    Bookwormroom.com ^ | 7-5-2014 | Bookworm
    Impressed by the ill-informed hysterical reaction that my “real me” Facebook friends had to the Hobby Lobby decision, I explained to them that the decision is very narrow and will not (a) ban contraceptives across America and (b) lead to anti-gay lynch mobs. Here’s a slightly revised version of my Facebook post, which still failed to satisfy their paranoia and inability to understand the law. I’ve also added a little hypothetical that might open their minds. (No, don’t say it. It’s improbable, but not impossible, that a DemProg mind can open). The Hobby Lobby decision addresses one thing only: whether...
  • This means Warren: Obama backs challenger to Hillary

    07/06/2014 3:41:15 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 67 replies
    Ny Post ^ | 7/6/14 | Edward Klein
    This means Warren: Obama backs challenger to Hillary By Edward Klein President Obama has quietly promised Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren complete support if she runs for president — a stinging rebuke to his nemesis Hillary Clinton, sources tell me. Publicly, Obama has remained noncommittal on the 2016 race, but privately he worries that Clinton would undo and undermine many of his policies. There’s also a personal animosity, especially with Bill Clinton, that dates from their tough race six years ago. A former Harvard law professor and administration aide, Warren would energize the left wing of the Democrat Party just as...
  • Could Elizabeth Warren become the go-to Democrat this election cycle?

    06/28/2014 5:56:58 PM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 58 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Jun 25, 2014 | Nia-Malika Henderson
    How well will a Massachusetts liberal fit in among Southern blue-collar Democrats? That question will be answered over the next couple of weeks, when Elizabeth Warren goes to West Virginia to stump for Natalie Tennant, who is seeking to replace retiring Sen. Jay Rockefeller in a hotly contested race in coal country against Republican Rep. Shelley Moore Capito. On July 14, Warren will head to the Eastern Panhandle, as Tennant, who is currently secretary of state, rolls out her education plan. Warren also plans to appear in Kentucky later this month with Alison Lundergan Grimes, the Democratic nominee for Senate....
  • Grimes campaign holding contest for supporters to attend brunch fundraiser with Elizabeth Warren

    06/23/2014 6:21:58 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 39 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 6/23/2014 | Jacqueline Pitts
    The campaign of Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes is holding a contest for supporters to win an invitation to a fundraiser the candidate is having with Massachusetts U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren in Louisville. In an email to supporters, the Grimes campaign told recipients that by contributing to the campaign they are automatically entered into the running to get an invite for that person and a guest to attend a brunch fundraiser with Grimes and Warren in Louisville on Sunday, June 29. The Grimes campaign had previously announced that Warren would be making campaign stops with the candidate during...
  • [Elizabeth Warren] Claim To Be First Nursing Mother To Take NJ Bar Exam

    06/21/2014 7:13:27 PM PDT · by expat1000 · 74 replies
    elizabethwarrenwiki.org ^ | June 21, 2014 | none H/T Legal Insurrection
    While giving a speech at the Chicago Humanities Festival in 2011, Elizabeth Warren asserted that she was the first nursing mother to take the New Jersey Bar Exam, as reported at The Boston Herald (link now dead, reprinted at Legal Insurrection[1]) (emphasis added): Warren, who had no public events yesterday, again refused an interview request from the Herald, responding to questions instead through a spokeswoman by email. Meanwhile, campaign officials scrambled to address another claim Warren’s made about her life’s story. “I was the first nursing mother to take a bar exam in the state of New Jersey,” Warren told...
  • Dem student loan bill fails

    06/11/2014 9:34:03 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 11, 2014 | Ramsey Cox
    Greg Nash Senate Republicans blocked consideration of a bill that would allow people to refinance their student loan debt in a 56-38 vote on Wednesday. Democrats needed 60 votes to advance the refinancing measure, but Sens. Susan Collins (Maine), Bob Corker (Tenn.) and Lisa Murkowski (Alaska) were the only Republicans to vote with Democrats. “In America today, millions of Americans are caught in financial quicksand, and they are looking for a helping hand to pull them to safety,” Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said. “Instead, the Republican leader has reaffirmed his commitment to the status quo. Why reform...
  • Obama To Shift Student Debt Burden To Taxpayers

    06/10/2014 4:18:33 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    Investors.com ^ | June 10, 2014 | IBD Editorial
    Entitlements: President Obama's working feverishly with Senate Democrats to build political pressure to force taxpayers to pay for mounting student debt with loan forgiveness schemes. Hold on to your wallets. This week, Obama signed an executive order capping the payments that millions of student borrowers make on their school debt at 10% of their income, no matter how much they owe. After 10 years, their debts are entirely forgiven if they work for the government or a nonprofit. The plan would cost more than $7 billion in the first year alone. And later this week, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid...
  • Government Agency Scraps Employee Ratings To Avoid ‘Discrimination’

    05/26/2014 4:34:34 PM PDT · by Libloather · 20 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 5/25/14 | Scott Greer
    One government agency has decided that the results of employee ratings are too discriminatory, and eliminated the process entirely. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced on Monday that it will now award all employees the highest rating regardless of performance reviews. The CFPB, which oversees transactions in the financial sector for the federal government, decided to no longer conduct employee reviews because there were just too many apparent “significant disparities” between the races, ages, and locations of its employees. According to American Banker, this new policy is set to cost over $5 million dollars, as it will now pay employees...
  • Elizabeth Warren Offers Latest Version of Debunked 'Elopement' Story In New Book

    04/24/2014 6:06:39 PM PDT · by george76 · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 23 Apr 2014 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    In her new autobiography, Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) reiterates claims that her parents "eloped" despite the existence of a marriage certificate and contemporaneous press accounts of their wedding. Although the subject caused her a major headache during her 2012 campaign for Senate, Warren devotes less than 1,500 words in the book to her claims of Native American heritage. ... Regarding the broader claim of Native American heritage, Warren's standard of proof in the book is simply "family folklore," unsubstantiated assertions made to her by family members about Cherokee and Delaware ancestors. Despite a protacted public debate on the subject and...
  • Elizabeth Warren Details Middle-Class Struggles, Political Fights in New Book

    04/21/2014 4:13:43 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 49 replies
    ABC News ^ | April 21, 2014 | By ARLETTE SAENZ
    Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., has served in the U.S. Senate for less than two years, but her message of economic populism and boosting the middle class has catapulted her to stardom with Democrats nationwide. In her new book, "A Fighting Chance," Warren reflects on growing up in a middle-class family in Oklahoma and shares how that upbringing shaped her mission to help struggling middle-class families. “I wrote this book out of gratitude. I am the daughter of someone who ended up as a maintenance man, a woman who worked a minimum-wage job at Sears. And I ended up in the...
  • Carr: Elizabeth Warren, take my DNA challenge! Prove you're an Indian!

    04/18/2014 3:45:49 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 19 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 4/18/2014 | Howie Carr
    There is only one way to settle once and for all the question of whether the fake Indian is or is not a real Indian. She needs to take a DNA test. I dare you, Sen. Warren. It only costs about $200. If you insist, I’ll pay for it. In fact, I’ll take one myself. It’s easy. Just swab the inside of your mouth. Check my photo on the left, I’ll show you how to do it. No more of this fact-free nonsense about your “high cheekbones,” or these ridiculous fables about your parents “eloping” to escape the racism of...
  • OPINION: 17 Million Reasons to Raise the Minimum Wage

    03/25/2014 3:15:31 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 69 replies
    ABC News ^ | March 25, 2014 | By Sen. Elizabeth Warren
    I have 17 million reasons for wanting to increase the minimum wage. Yes, 17 million—the number of children whose lives would be a little more secure if their moms and dads earned at least $10.10 an hour. When I was in junior high, my daddy had a heart attack. He was home for a while, the medical bills piled up, and we lost our family station wagon. So my mother did what she had to do: She went to work answering the phones at Sears. The job paid only minimum wage, but it was enough to make sure we could...
  • It's Elizabeth Warren's Party. Barack Obama Is Just Living in It.

    02/04/2014 1:12:20 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 13 replies
    The National Journal ^ | 2-4-14 | Alex Seitz-Wald
    When Elizabeth Warren announced her Senate candidacy in September 2011, President Obama had just signed into law the Budget Control Act, which raised the debt ceiling but also made concessions to Republicans that would eventually lead to $1 trillion in sequestration cuts. Deficit control was a top priority for both parties, and something that Obama pledged to continue to pursue in a rare address to a joint session of Congress that month on his jobs plan. But the speech Obama gave last week to a similar joint session of Congress felt very different. His 2014 State of the Union address...
  • Warren Mayor Jim Fouts Calls Video Of Him And Young Assistant In Chicago 'An Attack'

    01/24/2014 1:17:56 PM PST · by Nachum · 43 replies
    Warren Mayor Jim Fouts squirmed, acting uncomfortable, when he answered questions from WXYZ-TV's Jim Kiertzner about a video that is circulating online that appears to show Fouts walking in Chicago, holding hands with his executive assistant, Amanda Mika. The pair also appears to show the pair checking into the Drake Hotel, dining and visiting an Apple store. Fouts is 71. Mika is reportedly 25. The six-minute video, which carries a November 2012 time stamp, is posted to YouTube by someone with the screen name Warren DeepThroat, and suggests the mayor’s assistant received a pay raise at a time when health-care...
  • Battenfeld: Wild West shoots down Hillary Clinton and Elizabeth Warren

    01/03/2014 8:00:14 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 17 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | January 3, 2014 | Joe Battenfeld
    As a Tea Party troublemaker and liberal lightning rod, former Florida Congressman Col. Allen West is used to fending off attacks from Democratic critics. But he admits getting nervous when he thinks about a certain Massachusetts Democrat running the White House. “I’m more ... concerned about Elizabeth Warren than I am about Hillary Clinton,” West said in an interview on Boston Herald Radio.
  • (Rochester NY) Mayor-Elect Warren Reveals Husband’s Criminal Record

    01/01/2014 6:59:31 AM PST · by Third Person · 34 replies
    YNN NY State of Politics ^ | December 31, 2013 | Staff
    Just hours before her swearing in as Rochester’s first woman mayor, Lovely Warren released a statement regarding the criminal history of her husband, Timothy Granison, when he was a teenager. Warren said her statement came in response to a question posed today by a reporter about her husband’s past. She said in 1997, when Granison was 17 years old, he was “was involved in a situation instigated by other youth that resulted in an encounter with the criminal justice system.” “Because of his age and the nature of the alleged offense, he was adjudicated a youthful offender,” Warren said. “The...
  • Democratic senators push for end to pre-employment credit checks ("women and minorities")

    12/18/2013 12:06:42 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 102 replies
    http://www.pottsmerc.com ^ | December 18, 2013 | Danielle Douglas
    WASHINGTON — Hank Ronan knew he would get the job. He had sailed through three rounds of interviews and hit it off with the doctors at the diagnostic center in Annandale, Va., where he had applied to be a driver for $11 an hour. Shuttling patients to appointments was a world away from his 20 years as a software engineer, but it was the best that Ronan could find after being laid off in 2011. He was eager to get back to work and granted the doctor’s office permission to run a credit check. Ronan never heard back, he said...
  • [Piers] Morgan to [Rick] Warren: Will Christians’ Perspective on Gay Marriage ever ‘Evolve’?

    12/07/2013 7:30:54 AM PST · by markomalley · 35 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 12/7/2013 | Bradford Thomas
    On Piers Morgan Live Friday, Morgan asked Pastor Rick Warren whether he thought Christians’ views on homosexuality and same-sex marriage would ever “evolve” as they had for other perspectives in the Bible that “seem very anachronistic.” Warren replied no, adding, “I fear the disapproval of God more than I fear your disapproval or the disapproval of society.” Morgan invited Warren to discuss several topics, including Warren’s opinion of the new Pope, homosexuality, and same-sex marriage. In a mutually respectful dialog, the two differed on many issues, most notably same-sex marriage. Warren: Tolerance, Piers, used to mean we treat each other with mutual respect, even if you...
  • Sen. Warren defends President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act shift on insurance policies

    11/19/2013 1:47:22 PM PST · by matt04 · 18 replies
    U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, a Massachusetts Democrat, on Friday defended President Barack Obama’s decision to allow health insurers to issue plans for one more year that do not meet the standards set out by the Affordable Care Act, as a transitional move. “What the president’s done is said no one for a year, no insurance company, needs to cancel its coverage because of the Affordable Care Act,” Warren said, speaking to reporters after an Associated Industries of Massachusetts breakfast at the Westin Hotel in Waltham. “They’re trying to make the transition work. They’re trying to do everything they can to...
  • Sen. Elizabeth Warren defends President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act shift on insurance

    11/15/2013 8:54:17 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 28 replies
    masslive.com ^ | November 15, 2013 | Shira Schoenberg
    WALTHAM - U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, a Massachusetts Democrat, on Friday defended President Barack Obama’s decision to allow health insurers to issue plans for one more year that do not meet the standards set out by the Affordable Care Act, as a transitional move. “What the president’s done is said no one for a year, no insurance company, needs to cancel its coverage because of the Affordable Care Act,” Warren said, speaking to reporters after an Associated Industries of Massachusetts breakfast at the Westin Hotel in Waltham. “They’re trying to make the transition work. They’re trying to do everything they...
  • Sen. Warren says 'system is rigged for powerful interests,' addresses fight to enact new gun control

    11/07/2013 4:25:32 PM PST · by matt04 · 20 replies
    In a speech to be delivered at the National Consumer Law Center's three-day Consumer Rights Litigation Conference starting today in Washington, U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., talks about a myriad of issues including the battle to enact federal gun control legislation and the successes of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Warren, who took office a year ago in a pricey Senate race against Republican Scott Brown, reiterates her position in the speech that the system is rigged for corporations and big business. But she ads that with common sense solutions, government can be part of the solution rather than another...
  • August LPS Monitor: Foreclosure Pipeline Continues to Shrink Along With Refis

    10/07/2013 6:37:10 AM PDT · by whitedog57 · 2 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 10/07/2013 | Anthony B. Sanders
    The August LPS Mortgage Monitor was released this morning. It shows good news and bad news. The good news (if you are Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac). The GSE mortgage share (blue line) has risen since 2011. mtgmktshare The bad news? The percentage of mortgages that are “out of the money” for refinancing has topped 50%. Again. %inmoney The good news? The mortgage pipeline is shrinking rapidly, particularly in judicial foreclosure states. forecpipecl The bad news? Judicial foreclosure states like New York, New Jersey and Hawaii have stubbornly high foreclosure pipeline ratios. For non-judicial foreclosure states, Massachusetts leads the nation....
  • Elizabeth Warren surges in new Prez poll

    10/06/2013 6:25:59 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 152 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | October 6, 2013 | Matt Stout
    She’s reportedly waiting until 2014 before she starts thinking about 2016, but Hillary Clinton, according to one national poll, is your frontrunner for the White House — by a wide margin.And Elizabeth Warren is your fastest rising star.The former secretary of state and first lady dominated last week’s new Quinnipiac University survey, which showed her gobbling up 61 percent of support and beating any Republican challenger — be it New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Kentucky U.S. Sen. Rand Paul or Texas U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz — by anywhere from 13 to 23 points.
  • Elizabeth Warren slams House GOP’s “anarchy gang”

    10/04/2013 1:34:06 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 37 replies
    salon.com ^ | October 04, 2013 | Elias Isquith
    In a speech given on Thursday from the Senate floor, Elizabeth Warren laid into what she called the House’s “anarchy gang” and defended a vision of government as what “we as Americans have chosen to do together.” “The anarchy gang is quick to malign government,” Warren said, “but when was the last time anyone called for regulators to go easier on companies that put lead in children’s toys, or for food inspectors to stop checking whether the meat in our grocery store is crawling with deadly bacteria, or for the FDA to ignore whether morning sickness drugs will cause horrible...
  • Are Fannie Mae And Freddie Mac REALLY Profitable? Freddie Mortgage Rate Rises to 4.58%

    08/22/2013 12:23:23 PM PDT · by whitedog57
    Confounded Interest ^ | 08/22/2013 | Anthony B. Sanders
    Since I will be chatting about housing finance reform (re: what to do with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac), I am preparing a presentation that I will be posting next Wednesday. Chris Whalen has an interesting blog at Zero Hedge entitled: “Are Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Really Profitable? Really?” His takeaway: “Given the above analysis, a strong case can still be made that FNM and Freddie Mac ought to be moved to receivership and liquidated. This process would extinguish the supposed claims by “investors” like John Paulson and move the assets of the GSEs into private hands as quickly...
  • Are Fannie Mae And Freddie Mac REALLY Profitable? Freddie Mortgage Rate Rises to 4.58%

    08/22/2013 12:20:33 PM PDT · by whitedog57 · 1 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 08/22/2013 | Anthony B. Sanders
    On the heels of the news that Wells Fargo is cutting 2,300 workers from the mortgage production operations, we have learned from the Office of Mortgage Settlement Oversight that consumer mortgage relief has totaled $51 billion, averaging $80,000 per borrower. Now THAT’s a Big Twinkie! Here are the consumer relief highlights from the National Mortgage Settlement (NMS): Program to Date: March 1, 2012 – June 30, 2013 • 643,726 borrowers benefited from some type of Consumer Relief totaling $51.332 billion, which, on average, represents about $79,742 per borrower. This figure includes both completed Consumer Relief and active first lien trial...
  • Consumer Mortgage Relief Totals $51 Billion ($80k Per Borrower), Holder & Warren Demand Blood

    08/22/2013 9:25:37 AM PDT · by whitedog57 · 8 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 08/22/2013 | Anthony B. Sanders
    On the heels of the news that Wells Fargo is cutting 2,300 workers from the mortgage production operations, we have learned from the Office of Mortgage Settlement Oversight that consumer mortgage relief has totaled $51 billion, averaging $80,000 per borrower. Now THAT’s a Big Twinkie! Here are the consumer relief highlights from the National Mortgage Settlement (NMS): Program to Date: March 1, 2012 – June 30, 2013 • 643,726 borrowers benefited from some type of Consumer Relief totaling $51.332 billion, which, on average, represents about $79,742 per borrower. This figure includes both completed Consumer Relief and active first lien trial...
  • Harry Reid Helps Warren Buffett Acquire Big Energy Firm

    07/31/2013 9:09:28 AM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 7/31/13 | MICHAEL WARREN
    Even if you're Warren Buffett--billionaire investor, founder of Berkshire Hathaway, and Democratic donor--it helps to have friends in high places. Through his holding company MidAmerican Energy, Buffett is currently atttempting to purchase NV Energy, a Nevada-based energy firm, and he's getting some big help from that state's senior U.S. senator, Majority Leader Harry Reid. Energy and Environmental Daily reports (subscriber content only) that Reid, who has been publicly supporting Buffett's acquisition of NV Energy and has criticized Nevada state regulators holding up the purchase, wrote a letter to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission requesting the agency give "close consideration" to...
  • Glass-Steagall II: Elizabeth Warren’s War on Banks (Fannie, Freddie, GM, Chrysler Not Mentioned)

    07/13/2013 9:40:05 AM PDT · by whitedog57 · 15 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 07/13/2013 | Anthony B. Sanders
    US Senator Elizabeth Warren, the architect of the Consumer Financial Protect Bureau (CFPB), wants to put Glass-Steagall back into place. One of the purposes of the originial Glass-Steagall Act of 1933 was to separate commercial and investment banking. “The four biggest banks are now 30% larger than they were just five years ago, and they have continued to engage in dangerous, high-risk practices that could once again put our economy at risk,” according to Senator Warren. Hmm. The enormous spike in excess reserves may be what she is thinking about. EXCRESNS But Senator Warren forgets a few things. First, the...
  • Warren joins outcry for NSA accountability

    07/07/2013 12:32:46 PM PDT · by Libloather · 20 replies
    Telegram ^ | 7/03/13 | James F. Russell
    WASHINGTON — The escalating spying affair dogging the Obama administration now includes a bipartisan request for accountability from more than a fourth of U.S. senators, including Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass. **SNIP** They said it is regrettable the information was revealed by a government whistleblower instead of the Obama administration. In a letter to Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, the senators say it is time for the White House to come clean. They want him to provide straight answers to fundamental questions about the gigantic, clandestine and problematic government data collections that include huge stockpiles of information on ordinary Americans’...
  • White House hopes under fire

    05/10/2013 7:30:33 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 55 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | May 9, 2013 | Joe Battenfeld
    She weathered Whitewater. She made it past Monica 
Lewinsky. Now Hillary Clinton is hoping to beat the rap on Benghazi and make it to the White House. The Clinton political 
machine is in full campaign mode already, preparing for 2016 and hoping voters forget by then that she had a key role in the Obama administration’s handling of the terror attack. But that’s becoming more difficult as the GOP appears to be laying the groundwork for tying Clinton to Benghazi and making sure it stays front and center in the next campaign.