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Mon Feb 18, 2013, 02:19 PM

 

Elizabeth Warren's first grilling of regulators is a YouTube hit

Source: LA Times

WASHINGTON — Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a darling of liberals who has been mentioned as a potential 2016 presidential contender, had kept a deliberately low profile since her election in November.

In less than five minutes last week, however, the new Massachusetts senator announced her presence in the nation's capital and showed she plans to be a thorn in the side of the big financial institutions.

At her first hearing as a member of the Senate Banking Committee on Thursday, Warren chastised banking regulators for not trying to put more executives from big banks in jail for their roles in the financial crisis.

The exchange, in which Warren criticized the push to settle cases against big banks instead of pushing for convictions, has become a hit on YouTube. Four videos of the exchange have drawn a total of more than 1 million viewers as of Monday.

Read more: http://www.latimes.com/business/money/la-fi-mo-elizabeth-warren-bank-regulators-jail-20130218,0,4352717.story

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Reply Elizabeth Warren's first grilling of regulators is a YouTube hit (Original post)
Mason Kennedy Feb 2013 OP
calimary Feb 2013 #1
immoderate Feb 2013 #2
Mason Kennedy Feb 2013 #3
immoderate Feb 2013 #4
UnrepentantLiberal Feb 2013 #5
dixiegrrrrl Feb 2013 #8
UnrepentantLiberal Feb 2013 #9
llmart Feb 2013 #10
zeemike Feb 2013 #6
LittleGirl Feb 2013 #7
Arkana Feb 2013 #11
lovemydog Feb 2013 #12
Uncle Joe Feb 2013 #13

Response to Mason Kennedy (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 02:35 PM

1. Welcome to DU, Mason Kennedy!

Glad you're here! Love this post. Love ANYTHING about Elizabeth Warren. She's my hero! A Senate with her and Barbara Boxer in it. Sounds like a little bit (WAY too little) o' Heaven to me!

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Response to Mason Kennedy (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 02:38 PM

2. Hey! Welcome to DU!

You have to post the full URL to get a link to work. It starts with "http:"

--imm

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Response to immoderate (Reply #2)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 02:42 PM

3. Oh i see

 

I fixed it and it works now. Thanks for the welcome to all.

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Response to Mason Kennedy (Reply #3)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 02:50 PM

4. Now we're cookin'

You will do well here.

--imm

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Response to Mason Kennedy (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 04:14 PM

5. Found the video.

 

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Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Reply #5)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 04:51 PM

8. Did'ja notice there were only 4 Senators in that hearing?

Camera does a wide shot, you can see a LOT of staffers sitting in the back rows behind the table and chairs, but only 4 Senators.
Hell, there were more panel members than Senators.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #8)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 05:37 PM

9. Yep.

 

I think she makes them very nervous.

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Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Reply #5)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 06:51 PM

10. She's amazing.

She is not going to let any grass grow under her feet. She's jumping right in and doing what she was elected to do. Too bad the majority of those in Washington have lost sight of what their job is - representing the people.

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Response to Mason Kennedy (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 04:45 PM

6. And welcome.

This is a good start for you here...we love that woman...she has much courage.
And people are hungry for that in our leaders...starving really, and that is why it was so well accepted and went viral on the net.

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Response to Mason Kennedy (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 04:48 PM

7. Let this be a lesson to Dems nationwide

Grow some balls and you too can be a popular Senator. You all work for us, not the other way around.

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Response to Mason Kennedy (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 10:33 AM

11. Like Ted Cruz, she's making a lot of noise

but unlike Ted Cruz, she's not being a contrarian asshole with no friends.

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Response to Mason Kennedy (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 01:39 PM

12. Thank you Mason Kennedy

and welcome here. Have fun!

I love Ms. Warren's incisive questioning.

We should break up the big banks.

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Response to Mason Kennedy (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 04:42 PM

13. Kicked and recommended.

Thanks for the thread, Mason Kennedy.

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