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Sun Jul 21, 2019, 09:49 AM

Katie Porter isn't part of 'The Squad.' But the freshman House Dem is stirrng up trouble for Trump

Porter, 45, isn't part of "The Squad" -- the four-woman group of freshman progressives of color who were attacked this week by President Donald Trump. But she's emerged as a viral star when it comes to how banks and the government treat the working poor and puncturing Trump's claims about the economy.

She's carving out a Warren-esque role for herself that's included asking top officials do basic math under oath. Her targets so far have included major Wall Street players like JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon, Equifax CEO Mark Begor and now-former Wells Fargo CEO Tim Sloan.


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Whether or not the professor-turned-congresswoman can turn her unique way of questioning government officials and Wall Street executives into making real legislative change remains to be seen. A bicameral bill she brought forth with Democratic Sens. Warren, Sherrod Brown of Ohio, and Tom Udall of New Mexico would bolster the power of the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau so that it could oversee student loan servicers. Porter has also introduced legislation with Harris that would strengthen the power of state attorneys general to monitor banks.

So far none of these bills have major support from Republicans. But a bill she introduced that would raise the civil penalties assessed to security law violators was marked up by committee last week and a similar Senate bill is cosponsored by Iowa Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley. Two of her other bills -- one on mental health and the other addressing homecare for seniors -- have some support from across the aisle.


https://www.cnn.com/2019/07/21/politics/katie-porter-freshman-democrat-trump-wall-street/index.html

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Reply Katie Porter isn't part of 'The Squad.' But the freshman House Dem is stirrng up trouble for Trump (Original post)
ehrnst Jul 21 OP
spooky3 Jul 21 #1
Retrograde Jul 21 #42
dlk Jul 21 #50
tulipsandroses Jul 21 #2
spooky3 Jul 21 #3
mopinko Jul 21 #5
Gothmog Jul 21 #4
Arkansas Granny Jul 21 #6
TNNurse Jul 21 #18
NewJeffCT Jul 21 #25
Rhiannon12866 Jul 21 #35
MuseRider Jul 21 #7
DemocracyMouse Jul 21 #26
Chemisse Jul 22 #62
MuseRider Jul 22 #63
Hermit-The-Prog Jul 21 #8
Hotler Jul 21 #9
greatauntoftriplets Jul 21 #10
George II Jul 21 #17
melman Jul 21 #40
George II Jul 21 #44
LakeArenal Jul 21 #52
Laura PourMeADrink Jul 21 #11
geardaddy Jul 21 #13
BarbD Jul 21 #33
SunSeeker Jul 21 #47
LakeArenal Jul 21 #53
Laura PourMeADrink Jul 21 #55
LakeArenal Jul 21 #57
Laura PourMeADrink Jul 21 #58
3catwoman3 Jul 21 #56
Guilded Lilly Jul 21 #12
calguy Jul 21 #14
George II Jul 21 #16
Laura PourMeADrink Jul 21 #59
Wounded Bear Jul 21 #15
rainin Jul 21 #19
Rorey Jul 21 #21
rainin Jul 21 #22
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maryellen99 Jul 21 #29
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Ilsa Jul 21 #37
SunSeeker Jul 21 #46
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nini Jul 21 #39
JI7 Jul 21 #41
5starlib Jul 21 #43
SunSeeker Jul 21 #45
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Runningdawg Jul 21 #51
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Response to ehrnst (Original post)

Sun Jul 21, 2019, 09:53 AM

1. These "girls" just do not know their place!!!!



And we’ve got plenty more of them and of men, where they came from!

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Response to spooky3 (Reply #1)

Sun Jul 21, 2019, 03:54 PM

42. A woman's place is in the House! (n/t)

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Response to Retrograde (Reply #42)

Sun Jul 21, 2019, 07:38 PM

50. The White House...

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Response to ehrnst (Original post)

Sun Jul 21, 2019, 09:53 AM

2. I love her. Lawrence O'Donnell has her on quite a bit. A thrill to watch

She was a former student of Elizabeth Warren after all.. She was taught well.

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Response to tulipsandroses (Reply #2)

Sun Jul 21, 2019, 09:55 AM

3. She's very good. He always has to suppress a smile of delight

As she lays out the case.

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Response to spooky3 (Reply #3)

Sun Jul 21, 2019, 10:00 AM

5. he doesnt do a very good job.

methinks he has a bit of a crush.

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Response to ehrnst (Original post)

Sun Jul 21, 2019, 09:59 AM

4. Katie Porter is a law professor

She is amazing

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Response to ehrnst (Original post)

Sun Jul 21, 2019, 10:00 AM

6. Her questioning of Jamie Dimon was a thing to behold.

She was prepared, he wasn't.

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Reply #6)

Sun Jul 21, 2019, 11:05 AM

18. She is always prepared and smarter than the person she has questioned.

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Response to TNNurse (Reply #18)

Sun Jul 21, 2019, 12:11 PM

25. She's super smart

magna cum laude graduate of Harvard Law, where she studied under Elizabeth Warren.

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Response to TNNurse (Reply #18)

Sun Jul 21, 2019, 01:05 PM

35. That's it exactly! I love watching her, too!

And she brought the textbook that she authored to make her points when teaching lessons to Republicans!

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Response to ehrnst (Original post)

Sun Jul 21, 2019, 10:02 AM

7. Oh boy!

Squad 2? Whatever, this is awesome. Women are doing their thing. The Democratic men are doing their thing too but this is just awesome to me. I wonder what I could have done if I had known it could have been done. Grew up groomed to be a wife and mommy. I loved being a mommy but I never knew I could do it all.

Go women! Go all! Form up, speak out and move this country into a kind and happily live-able nation for all people.

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Response to MuseRider (Reply #7)

Sun Jul 21, 2019, 12:13 PM

26. I like your message MuseRider

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Response to MuseRider (Reply #7)

Mon Jul 22, 2019, 07:47 AM

62. Don't I know it! I was literally told I couldn't do it all.

I remember sitting in my sixth-grade classroom (1962) when I learned the reason why women could never be president. I don't recall how my male teacher phrased it, but he conveyed that women were too 'moody' because we have periods.

I was around the same age when told I could not join the volunteer fire department when I got older. But I could become part of the Ladies' Auxiliary and bring refreshments to the fireMEN.

I was angry and rebellious and became a part of the changes to begin later that decade. It took so many baby steps to get where we are today and I am so proud of all of these women and especially the women of color, who have claimed their places and are fearlessly using their voices for further change.

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Response to Chemisse (Reply #62)

Mon Jul 22, 2019, 10:34 AM

63. Sister!

Exactly.

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Response to ehrnst (Original post)

Sun Jul 21, 2019, 10:02 AM

8. Hey Porter, hey Porter! Can you teach them some math?

Add up just the annual bonuses handed out on Wall Street and it is more than all the wages earned by minimum wage workers in the country per year.

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Response to ehrnst (Original post)

Sun Jul 21, 2019, 10:08 AM

9. Eat it Dimon.

That look on her face and the pointing finger is great. Jamie, you dumb shit.

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Response to ehrnst (Original post)

Sun Jul 21, 2019, 10:09 AM

10. I wish that she was getting more attention because she's great.

She's quiet and does her homework, and I think that the people she's questioning don't always expect her sharp questions.

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Response to greatauntoftriplets (Reply #10)

Sun Jul 21, 2019, 10:36 AM

17. That's what many of the freshman Democrats in the House are doing, we have 40....

....altogether, men and women, most of which are doing the jobs they were elected to do, and doing it well.

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Response to George II (Reply #17)

Sun Jul 21, 2019, 03:02 PM

40. "most of which are doing the jobs they were elected to do"

Which ones aren't?

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Response to melman (Reply #40)

Sun Jul 21, 2019, 04:55 PM

44. Reminds me of a song Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis Jr did together.

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Response to George II (Reply #44)

Sun Jul 21, 2019, 08:03 PM

52. Parsing your every word.

Very dependable.

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Response to ehrnst (Original post)

Sun Jul 21, 2019, 10:23 AM

11. Brilliant as she speaks to her swing district for impeachment!

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Reply #11)

Sun Jul 21, 2019, 10:26 AM

13. Awesome!

Thanks for sharing this!

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Reply #11)

Sun Jul 21, 2019, 12:40 PM

33. Beautifully stated.

Thanks for sharing.

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Reply #11)

Sun Jul 21, 2019, 06:05 PM

47. Well said. I don't know how anyone who's read the Mueller Report can come to a different position.

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Reply #11)

Sun Jul 21, 2019, 08:04 PM

53. We have loved Katie for quite awhile❣️❣️

She’s an iron brain in a velvet hat.

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Response to LakeArenal (Reply #53)

Sun Jul 21, 2019, 08:45 PM

55. You picked her out WAY before the rest of us!

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Reply #55)

Sun Jul 21, 2019, 09:41 PM

57. So... one day behind me.

I mentioned her to you the day I first focused on her. I knew she’d been on Lawrence but I hadn’t really listened.

But when I did... whoop loved me some level headed, brilliant Katie.

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Response to LakeArenal (Reply #57)

Sun Jul 21, 2019, 11:04 PM

58. Whoop!

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Reply #11)

Sun Jul 21, 2019, 09:20 PM

56. The house needs 434 more just like her.

Very well said, and I'm guessing she wrote it herself.

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Response to ehrnst (Original post)

Sun Jul 21, 2019, 10:26 AM

12. I love watching her grill these men with the facts and plainly showing their ignorance...

She is a highlight of any round of questioning. She easily magnifies the incompetence and cold souls of the men who have the big $ positions.

At some point, these exposures have GOT to make a meaningful mark. Oh, for the love of sanity and humanity, they must.

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Response to ehrnst (Original post)

Sun Jul 21, 2019, 10:27 AM

14. If AOC and her friends would be more like her....

They'd be a lot more effective and would not be as open to attack. Katie backs up her position with cold hard facts that cannot be easily attacked. AOC on the other hand is long on pie in the sky ideas but very short on actual facts. Advantage: Katie Porter. Hands Down.

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Response to calguy (Reply #14)

Sun Jul 21, 2019, 10:34 AM

16. Bazinga!

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Response to calguy (Reply #14)

Sun Jul 21, 2019, 11:10 PM

59. All good people...but you are right...we need more

Level-headedness...

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Response to ehrnst (Original post)

Sun Jul 21, 2019, 10:32 AM

15. A fine addition to our Government...



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Response to ehrnst (Original post)

Sun Jul 21, 2019, 11:24 AM

19. This example means NO time off -- at all.

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Response to rainin (Reply #19)

Sun Jul 21, 2019, 11:50 AM

21. No time off, and no "luxuries" like medical co-pays

No clothes for the growing child. No necessities like cleaning and laundry supplies.

No car insurance. No dentist.

No birthday presents. No Christmas presents.

The only way a single parent with a child could make that kind of income work would be to have a paying roommate to offset the housing cost, or to share a residence with someone.

It's pretty sad.


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Response to Rorey (Reply #21)

Sun Jul 21, 2019, 11:57 AM

22. The next generation will have to live in groups.

Multiple people, multiple incomes, multiple jobs to support one household. We have 4 adults and 3 incomes in our house. We've partitioned off separate "suites" and we have common areas. I am the only unemployed adult and I work constantly to keep the house running. Times have changed!

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Response to rainin (Reply #22)

Sun Jul 21, 2019, 12:10 PM

23. Yeah, I don't know how people do it.

I'm looking forward to living by myself for the first time ever. Right now my son and his family are staying with me while they're building a house. They'll be moving out within the next couple of months. I considered getting a roommate or two, but I'm going to try to swing it on my own first.

My housing cost is substantially lower than Patricia's, thankfully. I noticed that she's driving a 2008 car, which means that she's a car repair away from complete ruin.

That's the thing with a lot of people these days. If one single thing happens, one major repair or other expense, they're ruined.

But, hey, according to 45, every is doing great.

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Response to ehrnst (Original post)

Sun Jul 21, 2019, 11:35 AM

20. I'm a year older than her

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Response to maryellen99 (Reply #29)

Sun Jul 21, 2019, 12:35 PM

32. I was hoping it was sarcasm

and the poster was too new to know to put the 'sarcasm' tag on the post.

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Response to Post removed (Reply #24)

Sun Jul 21, 2019, 12:29 PM

30. Bookmarking. n/t

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Response to ehrnst (Original post)

Sun Jul 21, 2019, 12:16 PM

27. Is she Justin Trudeau's twin?

What a strong and inspirational lady. I hope more of the public start listening and learning.

I greatly appreciate her work!.......

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Sun Jul 21, 2019, 12:30 PM

31. Enjoy your stay. n/t

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Response to ehrnst (Original post)

Sun Jul 21, 2019, 12:54 PM

34. Pay has been a joke for most for a long while.

Inflation....

Minimum wage should be closer to $30/hr in 2019.

Fight for $30, not slow path to $15!

This is just another ploy, $15 will show up and watch costs.

I already never eat fast food and pump my own gas.




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Response to ehrnst (Original post)

Sun Jul 21, 2019, 01:40 PM

36. :) Katie was a Warren protegee, and Harris's.

Porter's one of 95 members of our Congressional Progressive Caucus and a strong progressive, but of course not a "squad" type.

538 and some other analysts are using the term "superprogressives" to differentiate the minority who represent the farther left, especially ones allied with anti-Democratic Party dissident groups, as all four members of the squad are, from the far, far larger population of progressive Democrats.

The big differences between the large majority of progressives and the superprogressives are usually less in policy goals than in attitude of the latter toward their Democratic colleagues, seeing them, as Bernie Sanders put it, too much like Tweedledum to the Republican Tweedledee. Also, before they'd ally and compromise with progressive Democrats to achieve their shared goals, superprog groups have at times been willing to not only fail to achieve all goals but even let the Republicans take power and destroy existing progressive government.

We're hoping the squad won't ever go that far, but some dissent is necessary since too much cooperation risks eliminating the whole reason for a dissident group's existence. And with it the small but very real power that national attention creates. Even though Nancy's correct that they only have 4 votes against 231 other Democrats, Ocasio especially is raising a great deal of money that makes her someone who can't be dismissed.

We saw the squad playing to their public when they recently took a stand against the majority by refusing to vote for funding to care for already badly neglected children imprisoned in Republican detention camps. This was even though existing funding was about to run out. All the majority progressives, including Porter, felt they could ethically meet the emergency needs of the children and also take a stand against kidnapping and abusing them, but the superprogs needed to publicly disagree.

In any case, the significant differences in basic orientation and political positioning show why Katie Porter could not be one of the squad. She and the rest will do her level best to work with them to achieve common goals, however.

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Response to ehrnst (Original post)

Sun Jul 21, 2019, 02:54 PM

37. Another rising star. We may be saying President Porter someday. nt

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Response to Ilsa (Reply #37)

Sun Jul 21, 2019, 06:00 PM

46. Has a nice ring to it!

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Response to ehrnst (Original post)

Sun Jul 21, 2019, 02:57 PM

38. I'm a fan.

She always comes armed with facts and she's not afraid to use them!

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Response to ehrnst (Original post)

Sun Jul 21, 2019, 02:59 PM

39. I love her

She's one tough cookie and her communication with her district is top notch. She's doing her job for the people - not herself.

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Sun Jul 21, 2019, 03:18 PM

41. she is one of my favorites and so enjoyable to watch and listen to

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Response to ehrnst (Original post)

Sun Jul 21, 2019, 04:54 PM

43. It's a shame katie Porter doesn't get more attention from the media!

She is a star. I'd much rather have people like her in Congress that are concerned with their job rather than a rep that is out for Twitter followers and publicity.

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Sun Jul 21, 2019, 05:59 PM

45. Love her. nt

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Response to ehrnst (Original post)

Sun Jul 21, 2019, 06:11 PM

48. W/ Katie Porter's expertise and iconoclasm ag WS, she's our Prof Warren in the House.

Their relentless, cheerful ambushes of these financial criminals from Wall Street and Trump's Cabinet of Cons are not only
irrevocably revealing but also darkly entertaining and often funny. Porter is flat out wonderful.

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Response to ehrnst (Original post)

Sun Jul 21, 2019, 06:25 PM

49. This Congressperson's logic is unassailable!

She devastates the Know-Nothing tRumplicans at every turn

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Response to ehrnst (Original post)

Sun Jul 21, 2019, 08:00 PM

51. I LOVE this lady!!!

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Response to ehrnst (Original post)

Sun Jul 21, 2019, 08:30 PM

54. I love seeing her speak whether it be in committee, at a podium or on a news show.

I would have loved to have been one of her students.

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Response to ehrnst (Original post)

Sun Jul 21, 2019, 11:45 PM

60. And, as if that weren't enough..

...she is also very witty, and in everyone's favourite, dry way.

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Response to ehrnst (Original post)

Mon Jul 22, 2019, 01:38 AM

61. A former student of Warren

Go Girl!

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