close Video Is Elizabeth Warren the one to take on Trump in 2020? Former U.S. Ambassador Dr. Suzan Johnson Cook and political analyst Ron Meyer debate on 'Fox & Friends First.' Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., will introduce legislation Wednesday aimed at making the nation's largest companies accountable to employees and their local communities, not just shareholders. In an op-ed for the Wall Street Journal, Warren said companies in the late 20th Century started operating in a way that made them slaves to shareholders. "That shift has had a tremendous effect on the economy," she wrote. "In the early 1980s, large American companies sent less than half their earnings to shareholders, spending the rest on their employees and other priorities." "But between 2007 and 2016, large American companies dedicated 93% of their earnings to shareholders," Warren added. She said that change has also prevented large companies from ensuring wage growth kept up with productivity … [Read more...] about Elizabeth Warren to introduce the ‘Accountable Capitalism Act’
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page James Pindell Globe Staff August 13, 2018 US Senator Elizabeth Warren will stand for re-election in Massachusetts in less than three months, but two of her aides have already decamped to New Hampshire — home of the first-in-the-nation primary — for key roles with state Democrats. Warren’s former campaign press secretary, Gabrielle Farrell, and a former regional director with her Senate office, Adrienne Viarengo, have recently started jobs at the New Hampshire Democratic Party, stoking speculation that Warren may be preparing for a presidential run in 2020. Viarengo started last month as the party’s political director, and Farrell began as communications director on Monday. Advertisement Warren, a Cambridge Democrat, is seeking a second six-year term on Nov. 6. Get Fast Forward in your inbox: Forget yesterday's news. Get what you … [Read more...] about Two Elizabeth Warren aides are headed for N.H. Does this mean something?
Massachusetts police said Sen. Elizabeth Warren dealt an insulting blow to law enforcement, especially on the heels of attacks on police that killed officers in the line of duty, when she said the country’s criminal justice system is racist “front to back” earlier this month. Warren, up for re-election in November and a potential presidential candidate in 2020, made the remark while speaking during a Q&A session at Dillard University, a historically black college in New Orleans, on Aug. 3. But the comments grabbed the attention of local police chiefs last week, including Chief Frank Frederickson, of the Yarmouth Police Department, who lost Sgt. Sean Gannon in April after he was shot and killed in the line of duty. Her words came as a slap in the face, Frederickson wrote in an Aug. 10 Facebook post. “Sen. Warren’s recent statement tarnished us all and diminished the sincerity of her condolence efforts. I now cannot trust her actions or words are … [Read more...] about This is why Elizabeth Warren faced criticism from local police
Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., takes part in a Q-and-A with Rep. Cedric Richmond, D-La., at Dillard University in New Orleans earlier this month. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert) Top police officials in Massachusetts have accused Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren of insulting rank-and-file officers when she said the criminal justice system was "racist ... front to back" earlier this month. Warren made the remarks Aug. 3 at Dillard University, a historically black college. She cited disproportionate arrests of African-Americans for petty drug possession; an overloaded public defender system; and state laws barring convicted felons from voting after their sentences are complete. In response, Yarmouth Police Chief Frank Frederickson called Warren's comments "an insult to the hard working men and women of the Yarmouth Police Department, as well as other Local, State and Federal Law Enforcement Agencies who are part of the criminal justice system." In a letter to Warren, … [Read more...] about Police, Sessions slam Elizabeth Warren for calling criminal justice system ‘racist’
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page October 02, 2017 There they go again: working long and hard to depict a female candidate as a lying rhymes-with-witch who can’t handle the heat of scrutiny. Hillary Clinton’s political enemies used that line of attack against her. And now, a super PAC funded largely by Robert Mercer — the hedge fund billionaire, Trump supporter, and major stakeholder in Breitbart News — is using a version of it against Senator Elizabeth Warren.The super PAC, called Massachusetts First, started running a nasty radio ad against the Massachusetts senator, who’s viewed as a potential presidential candidate in 2020. According to the MassFirst website, its mission is “providing voters with the full and real story on Senator Elizabeth Warren’s failure as a United States Senator and to bring to light her hypocrisy and out-of-touch policy positions.” … [Read more...] about Here we go again: Dark money pours in against Elizabeth Warren