Elizabeth Warren

U.S. Chamber head criticizes 'economic populist' Elizabeth Warren

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WASHINGTON - The head of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce charged on Wednesday that Senator Elizabeth Warren and other backers of what he called "economic populism" were actually seeking a state-run economy.

U.S. Chamber head criticizes 'economic populist' Elizabeth Warren

WASHINGTON, Jan 14 - The head of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce charged on Wednesday that Senator Elizabeth Warren and other backers of what he called "economic populism" were actually seeking a state-run economy.

14 Jan 2015

Breakingviews: Obama pulls a Warren to put a banker at Treasury

(Reuters Breakingviews) - Barack Obama has turned the tables on Elizabeth Warren. The president bypassed the U.S. senator's opposition to Treasury nominee Antonio Weiss with a familiar trick: naming the Lazard banker to a similar post not requiring congressional approval. That's the same ploy that allowed Warren - Weiss' harshest critic - to help steer the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in 2010. Even with a broken confirmation process, the White House gets the expertise it needs.

13 Jan 2015

UPDATE 2-U.S. Treasury nominee Weiss withdraws from consideration-White House

WASHINGTON, Jan 12 - Antonio Weiss, an investment banker who was a controversial nominee for a top post at the U.S. Treasury Department, has decided to withdraw from consideration, the White House said on Monday.

12 Jan 2015

Democrat Warren promoted as U.S. Congress selects party leaders

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senate Democrats expanded the ranks of their party leadership on Thursday to include Senator Elizabeth Warren, a leader of the party's liberal wing and a possible presidential contender in 2016.

13 Nov 2014

Democrat Warren promoted as U.S. Senate selects party leaders

WASHINGTON, Nov 13 - U.S. Senate Democrats expanded the ranks of their party leadership on Thursday to include Senator Elizabeth Warren, a leader of the party's liberal wing and a possible presidential contender in 2016.

13 Nov 2014
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Iran nuclear deal now backed by 31 senators

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WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley, a Democrat from Oregon, said on Sunday he would support the nuclear deal with Iran, moving President Barack Obama a step closer to having sufficient backing to ensure the deal stands.