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Thu Nov 8, 2012, 09:52 PM

 

Wall Street gadfly Warren stands good chance of Senate banking seat

Source: Reuters

(Reuters) - The chances are good, but not guaranteed, that Elizabeth Warren will secure a highly coveted seat on the Senate Banking Committee, a move that would dramatically elevate her campaign against Wall Street excess.

Senior Senate Democratic aides, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the Massachusetts senator-elect is a logical fit for the committee, even though it is rare for a freshman senator to get such a plum assignment.

If she gets the slot, Warren's bully pulpit would be replaced with real power.

The bipartisan panel can greatly influence policy decisions through its oversight of financial services, international trade, insurance, housing, securities and economic issues.

Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/09/us-usa-senate-warren-banking-idUSBRE8A804R20121109

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Reply Wall Street gadfly Warren stands good chance of Senate banking seat (Original post)
banned from Kos Nov 2012 OP
patrice Nov 2012 #1
adirondacker Nov 2012 #2
AsahinaKimi Nov 2012 #3
Booster Nov 2012 #6
AsahinaKimi Nov 2012 #11
Pachamama Nov 2012 #4
SCALA13 Nov 2012 #31
NCarolinawoman Nov 2012 #5
FailureToCommunicate Nov 2012 #7
Cha Nov 2012 #9
oberle Nov 2012 #32
Cha Nov 2012 #33
Cha Nov 2012 #8
RoccoR5955 Nov 2012 #10
johnnyplankton Nov 2012 #12
Art_from_Ark Nov 2012 #16
0rganism Nov 2012 #13
loudsue Nov 2012 #14
Ash_F Nov 2012 #15
quakerboy Nov 2012 #17
Nihil Nov 2012 #18
Ash_F Nov 2012 #21
wordpix Nov 2012 #30
Kolesar Nov 2012 #19
Le Taz Hot Nov 2012 #20
hack89 Nov 2012 #22
Javaman Nov 2012 #23
tanyev Nov 2012 #24
yesphan Nov 2012 #25
Hydra Nov 2012 #26
valerief Nov 2012 #27
Arkana Nov 2012 #28
wolfie001 Nov 2012 #29

Response to banned from Kos (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 10:02 PM

1. KICK!

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Response to banned from Kos (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 10:02 PM

2. LOVIN It!!! n/t

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Thu Nov 8, 2012, 10:08 PM

3. Though I live in California

I donated to her campaign. I love how its paying off.. and YES, I hope she can get on the Senate Banking Committee where she can do some good for this country. Go Elizabeth! RELEASE THE KAKEN!

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Response to AsahinaKimi (Reply #3)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 10:11 PM

6. I donated also and I'm in CA. Also donated to Tammy Duckworth - both times, money well spent.

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Response to Booster (Reply #6)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 10:29 PM

11. YAY!

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Response to banned from Kos (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 10:10 PM

4. I thought about this possibility today.....This would be FANTASTIC and a BIG statement by Democrats!

Oh please Harry Reid, please start making some real real bold moves and statements!!!!

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Response to Pachamama (Reply #4)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 10:41 PM

31. For real this needs to happen; if there are ever going to be reforms.

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Response to banned from Kos (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 10:10 PM

5. Yes!

I wonder if this news will make the "TOO BIG TO FAIL" bank stocks go down.

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Response to banned from Kos (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 10:15 PM

7. Warren may be a "freshman" but she arrives with a lot more expertise in finance

than most elected officials.
She really should get this post. Not just because she is actually qualified, but even more that 'we the people' that voted her in,
deserve - finally- a strong voice at the table.

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Response to FailureToCommunicate (Reply #7)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 10:26 PM

9. Exactly, FTC And, "gadfly"? Too bad

Wall Street

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Response to Cha (Reply #9)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 06:20 PM

32. Gadfly

Gadfly is a stupid word. It makes her seem silly and irrelevant. It is degrading.

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Response to oberle (Reply #32)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 08:52 PM

33. Yeah, it is..that's our corpmedia for ya when talking about DEMS..

Elizabeth Warren is Wall Street's Worst Nightmare. Does that work for you,oberle?

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Response to banned from Kos (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 10:26 PM

8. So Glad Elizabeth went this route in

her political career! They tried like hell to keep her out but she WON.. Native American Heritage and ALL!

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Response to banned from Kos (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 10:27 PM

10. Good, maybe

some bankers will go to jail...Where they belong!

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Response to banned from Kos (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 10:37 PM

12. School Marm, My Ass...She Gonna Kick Some Wall Street Butt!

The righties (including Playgirl model Scotty Boy Brown) were calling her 'Professor' or 'School Marm' during the campaign in MA. We'll see who the tough one is...the one with the libarary books!

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Response to johnnyplankton (Reply #12)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 12:49 AM

16. "Professor" would be a compliment in my book

Without the Professor, the castaways on Gilligan's Island would have been in deep doo-doo

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Response to banned from Kos (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 10:44 PM

13. sweet victory is sweet n/t

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Response to banned from Kos (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 12:25 AM

14. That is exactly where she belongs, and where I hope she'll be!

I'm sooooo glad we have her up there!

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Fri Nov 9, 2012, 12:28 AM

15. Fuck yes.

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Response to banned from Kos (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 02:52 AM

17. I wonder how much this stings.

Just think.. If they had delayed voting, then accepted Warren at the consumer agency, they might have been able to hold that senate seat. But they had to try and deny Obama any scrap of potential victory. Ands now we have senator warren.

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Response to banned from Kos (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 05:39 AM

18. "gadfly"?

"such a plum assignment"

"Warren's bully pulpit"

Nice to know that Reuters still stand in the same place on the journalistic integrity & objectivity stakes as ever.


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Response to Nihil (Reply #18)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 07:22 AM

21. aka rotters /nt

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Response to Nihil (Reply #18)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 06:43 PM

30. negative connotation for a very positive person! Definition of gadfly here:

according to dictionary.com:

gad·fly    Show IPA
noun, plural gad·flies.
1.
any of various flies, as a stable fly or warble fly, that bite or annoy domestic animals.
2.
a person who persistently annoys or provokes others with criticism, schemes, ideas, demands, requests, etc.

That annoying, persistent Warren who stands up for those the banksters have crushed.

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Response to banned from Kos (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 07:12 AM

19. Warren researched how companies screwed employees out of their retirement benefits

She has written several books. I have only seen excerpts of her books.

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Fri Nov 9, 2012, 07:15 AM

20. She damned well better!

I can't imagine why they wouldn't want her there. Criminee, talk about qualified!

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Fri Nov 9, 2012, 07:46 AM

22. Great news. nt

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Fri Nov 9, 2012, 08:21 AM

23. Kharma. :) nt

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Response to banned from Kos (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 08:26 AM

24. Boo.Yah.

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Response to banned from Kos (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 11:54 AM

25. That would be so

awesome !

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Fri Nov 9, 2012, 12:37 PM

26. I think I just had a bubble of hope swell in me

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Fri Nov 9, 2012, 12:58 PM

27. Holy cow! Great news. nt

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Response to banned from Kos (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 01:36 PM

28. Excellent.

Positively spiffing.

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Response to banned from Kos (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 06:31 PM

29. I hope the handcuffs and leg shackles are Union-made! ;-) nt

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