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December 31, 2015

Warren sets stage to wield more influence in 2016

“Elizabeth Warren captivated the political world for a good portion of 2015 with will-she-or-won’t-she suspense over a potential presidential run. 

“By June, even her most ardent supporters conceded she was out, and much of the spotlight trained on the freshman Massachusetts senator shifted as the White House race heated up without her.

“But with her influence on the rise, Warren and her allies racked up victories all year, winning fights over executive branch nominees, fending off regulatory rollbacks for banks and prodding financial regulators to take a harder line with the firms they oversee.”

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“Everybody knows that if there’s a policeman standing on a corner there’s less crime, because criminals behave themselves when they’re under the watch of a policeman,” said Dennis Kelleher, president of Wall Street reform advocacy group Better Markets. “You don’t need to pass a bill.”

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Read the full Politico article by Zachary Warmbrodt here

 
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