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Elizabeth Warren clashes with Iowa father who calls her student loan policy unfair

Elizabeth Warren clashes with Iowa father who calls her student loan policy unfairElizabeth Warren was confronted by an angry father at a campaign event in Iowa by an angry father who took issue with her plan to forgive student loan debts.Arguing that those who paid for college tuition themselves would be “screwed” by her proposal, he confronted the Democratic senator on Monday at a presidential campaign town hall in Grimes, Iowa.



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Elizabeth Warren's campaign says its fundraising dropped 30 percent from last quarter

Elizabeth Warren's campaign says its fundraising dropped 30 percent from last quarterSen. Elizabeth Warren's (D-Mass.) presidential campaign is looking for a little holiday miracle.On Friday, Warren's campaign sent an email to supporters saying her fundraising was "a good chunk behind where we were at this time last quarter." Her campaign had so far raised $ 17 million ahead of next week's fourth-quarter fundraising deadline, the email said — at least a 30 percent drop from the $ 24.6 million it had ended up with last time.While acknowledging campaigns usually wait until FEC reporting deadlines to reveal how much they've raised, "we're a grassroots team, and you should know exactly where things stand right now," the Warren email said. The campaign is telling supporters where things stand as of Thursday, and asking for help hit the goal of $ 20 million, which it said it needs "to keep our plans on track."Warren nearly topped the 2020 Democratic pool in fundraising last quarter, even beating out former Vice President Joe Biden's $ 15.2 million. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) came out first with $ 25.3 million, marking the highest quarterly fundraising total of any 2020 candidate so far.More stories from theweek.com The evangelical resistance? The best novels published in 2019 5 scathingly funny cartoons about Trump's holiday season



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Elizabeth Warren once held campaign event at restaurant with 'wine vault'

Elizabeth Warren once held campaign event at restaurant with 'wine vault'Is a good old fashioned winery no longer good enough for people these days?Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) has been a vocal critic of big money donors and fundraising in campaigns, calling out South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg for attending a fundraiser at a "wine cave." But Warren herself has a troubled past when it comes to drinking wine in elaborate places.While running for U.S. Senate, Warren reportedly held an event at a restaurant boasting a "wine vault," per The Washington Post. The restaurant also featured wine reaching the price of $ 3,800 a bottle.Warren went after Buttigieg in the last Democratic debate, saying the next president shouldn't be chosen by billionaires in wine caves (although she said nothing of billionaires in wine vaults). Warren's own wine-centric event took place in October 2017, per the Post, and had a $ 1,000 per-attendee price tag. Warren, for her part, has acknowledged she used to have a big donor program but now thinks there is a "better" way to do things.The Post's revelation does provide some good fodder for the next Democratic primary debate, though. Which came first: the wine cave or the wine vault?More stories from theweek.com How a 'legislative terrorist' conquered the Republican Party The West was profoundly wrong about Modi Why do we hang stockings for Christmas?



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Obama has reportedly 'gone to bat' for Elizabeth Warren to reluctant wealthy donors

Obama has reportedly 'gone to bat' for Elizabeth Warren to reluctant wealthy donorsFormer President Obama has reportedly been vouching for Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) to wealthy donors in an attempt to "rally the troops."Obama, The Hill reports, has in recent months "gone to bat" for the Democratic presidential candidate to "donors reluctant to support her given her knocks on Wall Street and the wealthy," describing her behind the scenes as a capable contender and encouraging them to support her if she's the nominee."He obviously thinks she's very smart," a Democratic donor said. "He thinks her policy ideas matter. And I think he sees her running the campaign with the most depth."Obama has not offered any 2020 endorsement and has made clear he'll stay out of the Democratic primary. Still, the Hill reports that those around Obama say he's concerned Democrats in financial services will, per one ally, "have an issue" with Warren as the nominee, hence his attempt to "rally the troops." One Obama source noted, however, he would do the same for any one of the 2020 Democrats.This comes after a report that Obama in 2015 said that if voters rallied behind Warren, who helped set up the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in his administration, it would be a "repudiation" of his economic policies. It also comes after a September report on the "far more combative relationship" between Warren and the Obama administration "than she usually discusses on the campaign trail."More stories from theweek.com How a 'legislative terrorist' conquered the Republican Party The West was profoundly wrong about Modi 19 references and callbacks you may have missed in The Rise of Skywalker



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Elizabeth Warren says her previous fundraising experience made her decide to 'do better'

Elizabeth Warren says her previous fundraising experience made her decide to 'do better'Elizabeth Warren charged an entry fee for a 2018 fundraiser. But she pledged not to hold those events as a presidential candidate, she said Saturday.



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Jane Lynch criticized Elizabeth Warren for stoking 'class warfare' and praised 'guileless' Pete Buttigieg

Jane Lynch criticized Elizabeth Warren for stoking 'class warfare' and praised 'guileless' Pete Buttigieg"Billionaires in wine caves have as much right to say who gets to be president as waitresses in diners," the 59-year-old actress wrote on Twitter.



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Elizabeth Warren brought up Pete Buttigieg's 'wine cave' fundraiser. Things got nasty.

Elizabeth Warren brought up Pete Buttigieg's 'wine cave' fundraiser. Things got nasty.2020 Democrats spent a chunk of Thursday's debate discussing what really matters: wine caves.During the debate, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) brought up the fact that South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg had a closed-door fundraiser at whatever a wine cave is earlier this week. But Buttigieg quickly threw the big-money attacks right back on Warren, and uncorked a squabble that got the rest of the candidates involved.After discussing how Buttigieg backers had been served "$ 900 bottles of wine" at the fundraiser, Warren declared that "billionaires in wine caves should not pick the next president of the United States." But Buttigieg decried Warren for "issuing purity tests you cannot yourself pass," pointing out that even though she had sworn off closed-door fundraisers for 2020, she used to conduct them when running for Senate, and had transferred some of those funds to her presidential campaign fund.> Sen. Elizabeth Warren: "Billionaires in wine caves should not pick the next president of the United States." > > Pete Buttigieg: "This is the problem with issuing purity tests you cannot yourself pass."DemDebate pic.twitter.com/sCvF6zq63K> > — PBS NewsHour (@NewsHour) December 20, 2019The spat only diffused when Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) jumped in to denounce infighting altogether — and share that the only cave she'd been to was "one in South Dakota."More stories from theweek.com Evangelical magazine founded by Billy Graham calls for Trump's removal from office Joe Biden said he consistently opposed Obama's Afghanistan surge. Obama alumni say he's right. The final Democratic debate of 2019 was all about Pete Buttigieg



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Elizabeth Warren demands billionaire Michael Bloomberg release accusers from NDAs

Elizabeth Warren demands billionaire Michael Bloomberg release accusers from NDAsMichael Bloomberg has been under scrutiny after he was accused of creating a hostile work environment for women in his company in the 1990s.



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How the fall of Elizabeth Warren has shaken up the 2020 race

How the fall of Elizabeth Warren has shaken up the 2020 raceAs the Democratic candidates prepare for their last debate of the year, the race for the nomination has been reshaped again. The dramatic and sudden decline in Sen. Elizabeth Warren's (Mass.) polling has left progressive Sen. Bernie Sanders (Vt.) as the main counterweight to three ascendant moderates: former Vice President Joe Biden, South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg and Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar. For the first time since Warren began her steady climb, it seems like a majority of Democratic primary voters currently prefers a moderate.Wasn't this the year that Democrats were going to make a decisive turn to the left? It certainly seemed like the primary was following the script of a newly radicalized party when Warren briefly overtook Biden for the national polling lead in September, and scraped her way to the top of early state polling in Iowa and New Hampshire. But since then, she's made a series of missteps that have cost her that lead and then some.Warren's decline has many causes. Unable or unwilling to get to the left of Sanders, she is the only candidate still in the race getting hammered from both sides of the party's ideological spectrum. While Sanders himself has mostly refrained from taking her on directly, his proxies savaged both her plan to pay for Medicare-for-all without raising middle class taxes, as well as her phased-in approach to the policy. An endorsement from the beloved, dying progressive activist Ady Barkan did nothing to stop the bleeding.Worse, she seemed to walk back from her embrace of the Sanders plan, at least its timeline, which alienated supporters on the left for whom health care is the most important issue and gave grist to establishmentarians eager to paint her as untrustworthy. And in the past two debates, Buttigieg, Biden, and Klobuchar — who is finally getting some traction in Iowa — successfully teamed up to paint Warren's health-care reform as too radical.They've collectively gotten a huge boost from deep-pocketed health-care industry giants who have been blanketing early voting and swing states with ads against Medicare-for-all under the guise of anodyne-sounding organizations like The Partnership For America's Health Care Future. That plan has been out there since it was leaked to The Intercept just after the midterms, a strategy designed to make Medicare-for-all have "support only from the far left."It's working. The phenomenal national and early-state rise of Buttigieg, an opponent of Medicare-for-all, seems to have come entirely at the expense of Warren. Like Biden, Buttigieg is loathed by the left-wing Twitterati and has almost no support from younger Democrats despite his ostentatious effort to position himself as the vanguard of a new generation. But his relentless attacks on Warren's health-care plan have convinced a slice of her supporters that somehow the mayor of a mid-sized town is a safer bet against President Trump than she is. The theatrical entry into the race of billionaire and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg last month only reinforced the sense that party elites and center-leftists were in a state of full-blown panic about a Warren nomination.Yet the unsubtle moderate mob hit on Warren, as successful as it has been, has also had the unintended effect of boosting the fortunes of Sanders. He's up more than three points in the polling average since his campaign announced he had suffered a heart attack on Oct. 4 — a time when he had fallen behind Warren and seemed at risk of falling out of the race altogether. But he looked healthy and unfazed in the Oct. 15 debate and rolled up a series of important endorsements. Flanked by the wildly popular young progressive Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Sanders has taken second place back from Warren, looks like he's surging in Iowa, and has even led some polls of California and New Hampshire. But Sanders, like Warren, would need momentum from early state victories to cut into Biden's leads in the Super Tuesday states. Coming close probably won't cut it.Warren and Sanders both might also be suffering from the ongoing economic expansion. With unemployment and inflation both low, the argument for aggressive economic policy change isn't finding the audience it might have in the midst of a recession. I don't have any data to back this up, but my hunch is that a large slice of the primary electorate thinks the economy will still be humming along nicely in November, and that a moderate whose message is "Look at me, I'm normal and I'll keep the good times rolling, just without the misogyny, the acts of genocide at the border, and the relentless assault on truth and the rule of law" stands a better chance than someone promising a fundamental revision of the nation's economic system.Presiding toothily over all of this chaos is Biden, the man who remains the race's frontrunner. Despite his terrifyingly incoherent debate performances, his inability to come up with a convincing one-sentence explanation of the Hunter Biden scandal, and his almost total lack of appeal to anyone under the age of 45, the former vice president is sitting just about where he was from the get-go in national polling: in first place, with a clear path to the nomination.Everyone has taken a turn trying to eat into Biden's lead, and no one has really succeeded. The ones who came at Biden hardest — California Sen. Kamala Harris and former HUD Secretary Julian Castro — are gone or on the ropes. Despite trailing in both Iowa and New Hampshire, Biden still looks set to win Nevada and South Carolina and then catapult himself to a dominant Super Tuesday. He's up big in Texas and he's led three of the last four surveys of delegate-loaded California. If he wins Texas, North Carolina, Alabama, Arkansas, and Virginia and finishes in the top three in California, it's hard to see how or where other candidates would make up those delegates.Where does that leave the field? Klobuchar, who cracked double digits for the first time in a recent Iowa poll, absolutely must win Iowa to be viable moving forward. She almost certainly needs to go harder and more ruthlessly after Buttigieg — a Chris Christie-like moment of humiliation could cut him down to size and give her a shot at his supporters. Biden likely wants to avoid getting routed in both Iowa and New Hampshire, but his campaign doesn't think he needs to win either state. Buttigieg, on the other hand, might want to lay off Warren for a while. He has already picked off the moderate faction of her coalition, and if she gets knocked out early — probably by failing to win either Iowa or New Hampshire — her remaining supporters would disproportionately go to Sanders.With more than a month-and-a-half, the holidays, the formal impeachment of the president, his Senate trial, and God knows what else to go before Iowa votes, there's still plenty of time for Warren to recover her momentum, for Sanders to to close the gap with Biden in national polling, or for the race to be shaken up in ways we can scarcely foresee now. For now, though, Buttigieg, Biden and the moderates appear to have the upper hand.Want more essential commentary and analysis like this delivered straight to your inbox? Sign up for The Week's "Today's best articles" newsletter here.More stories from theweek.com Trump's pathological obsession with being laughed at The most important day of the impeachment inquiry Jerry Falwell Jr.'s false gospel of memes



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Elizabeth Warren Made $1.9 Million as Bankruptcy Lawyer Over 24 Years

Elizabeth Warren Made $  1.9 Million as Bankruptcy Lawyer Over 24 Years(Bloomberg) — Elizabeth Warren on Sunday said she made about $ 1.9 million working as a bankruptcy lawyer over three decades, a disclosure that comes after requests from the media and Pete Buttigieg for her to release her tax returns.Warren had previously released the names of the clients and cases she took on during her tenure as a professor at Harvard and other law schools, as well as 11 years of tax returns, dating back to 2008. The documents released Sunday cover her compensation between 1985 and 2009, but don’t include tax returns.Warren has campaigned as a progressive in the presidential race, condemning big money in politics and calling for restraining the influence of large corporations. The release comes as Buttigieg demanded last week that she disclose her tax returns covering her work in the private sector.The campaign said it disclosed the compensation she received “from each case that we have been able to determine from public records.” Warren lists her roles in these cases, sometimes as counsel and other times as an adviser, consultant, expert witness or mediator. Of the almost 50 cases, five have no compensation records. Warren did not receive any compensation in about 12 cases.Warren made $ 76,712 as a consultant for the attorneys of Rabobank, a creditor in Enron Corp.’s bankruptcy in 2001. She made $ 186,859 representing department store P.A. Bergner & Co in 1995, and received $ 212,335 from a 2009 case in which she represented insurance company Travelers Indemnity Co. In 1987, she served as a consultant for Getty Oil, advising them on bankrupt Texaco Inc., which they wanted to buy. The campaign said it had no compensation records for that case.Among the clients listed in Warren’s resume are the silicon manufacturer Dow Corning Corp., which is owned by Dow Chemical. Warren received $ 19,942 for her work on compensation for women who had claimed injury from silicone breast implants after Dow Corning filed for bankruptcy, according to Warren’s website. Warren also make about $ 154,679 as an expert witness for the Cable Advertising Networks bankruptcy in 1995.“We must nominate a candidate who can create the most robust possible contrast against Republicans on conflicts of interest and corruption issues,” Kristen Orthman, Warren’s communications director, said in a statement. “Any candidate who refuses to provide basic details about his or her own record and refuses to allow voters or the press to understand who is buying access to their time and what they are getting in return will be seen by voters as part of the same business-as-usual politics that voters have consistently rejected.”Buttigieg has moved into the top spot in many recent Iowa polls as Warren has slid.After Buttigieg called on her to release her tax returns, Warren fired back demanding that he disclose the names of the clients he worked with as a consultant at McKinsey & Co. Buttigieg has released his tax returns from three years at the firm, but says a nondisclosure agreement prevents him from making public the names of his clients. On Friday, he said he had asked McKinsey to release him from the confidentiality agreement.(Michael Bloomberg is also seeking the Democratic presidential nomination. Bloomberg is the founder and majority owner of Bloomberg LP, the parent company of Bloomberg News.)(Adds detail from earnings disclosure starting in fourth paragraph.)To contact the reporter on this story: Misyrlena Egkolfopoulou in Washington at megkolfopoul@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Joe Sobczyk at jsobczyk@bloomberg.net, Max Berley, Linus ChuaFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.



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