Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) is promising to sign an executive order on her first day in the White House that would place a “total moratorium on all new fossil fuel leases including for drilling offshore and on public lands.”
The proposal is part of a public-lands policy rollout the 2020 Democrat unveiled before a trip to South Carolina, Colorado, and Utah—a plan she hopes will address “lands under threat” by President Trump’s administration.
“We must not allow corporations to pillage our public lands and leave taxpayers to clean up the mess,” the Massachusetts Democrat wrote in a Medium post. “All of us—local communities and tribes, hunters and anglers, ranchers and weekend backpackers—must work together to manage and protect our shared heritage.”
In her own handwriting, Elizabeth Warren claimed Native American heritage. It's hard to imagine what she was doing if it wasn't to advance her career.
Another week, another apology from Sen. Elizabeth Warren for her phony claims of Native American heritage. But the latest evidence against her should spell the end of her presidential ambitions.
Sen. Warren’s discredited story of Indian ancestry has made her an object of ridicule coming from President Donald Trump, who dubbed her “Pocahontas,” and conservatives generally who prefer the more pointed “Fauxcahontas.” Liberals seem to have been willing to give her the benefit of the doubt, seemingly accepting each new explanation for her shifting story of how and why she was mistaken for a member of the Cherokee Nation.
Warren’s 1986 registration card for the State Bar of Texas could put an end to all that. The Washington Post obtained a copy of the signed document in which she wrote that her race was “American Indian.” This supports the two critical charges against her: that she knowingly and personally claimed Native American heritage, and that she did so for the purpose of career advancement.
Why would Warren pretend to be an American Indian in the 1980s if later she downplayed the matter as a misunderstanding based on family lore? Fairly obviously it was for career advancement. Despite the current leftist mania to call out supposed “white privilege,” the fact is that even in the 1980s minority status could confer distinct advantages in hiring and promotion in career fields dominated by liberals for whom affirmative action is an article of faith. For any young academic, identifying as a Native American could be the key edge for landing important faculty slots. As the 1983 guidance from the American Association of University Professors noted, when it comes to filling academic positions, “in the interests of diversity, affirmative action considerations might control the final selection.”
Sen. Elizabeth Warren rolled out yet another ambitious policy proposal Monday morning as she called for canceling approximately $640 billion in outstanding student loan debt.
The Massachusetts Democrat laid out the policy in a lengthy Medium post ahead of a series of youth-centered CNN town halls Monday evening with fellow 2020 presidential candidates at Saint Anselm College.
“It’s a problem for all of us,” she said of the massive amount of debt carried by students, which has reached more than $1.5 trillion and affects more than 40 million Americans. It’s reducing homeownership rates, she said. "It’s leading fewer people to start businesses. It’s forcing students to drop out of school before getting a degree.”
Sen. Elizabeth Warren hit back at JP Morgan Chase Bank on Monday after the financial giant tried to give its customers some “#MondayMotivation” for saving money.
In a tweet around 1:57 p.m. on Monday, which has since been deleted, the company posted a hypothetical conversation between a person and their bank account, with the customer wondering why their bank account is “so low”:
Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s (D-Mass.) almost single-minded focus on policy and her ambitious field organizing may be starting to pay off.
A handful of national polls released this week show the Massachusetts senator gaining on her competition, even placing second to former Vice President Joe Biden in one survey.
At the same time, she has largely cemented her standing as the leader of the ideas primary; a candidate who has managed to secure consistent media coverage and draw curious voters to campaign events by issuing a steady stream of detailed progressive policy proposals on everything from corporate consolidation in the agriculture sector to mounting student loan debt.
“She definitely, I think, stumbled a little out of the gate. But the last week to 10 days have obviously been her best,” Joe Trippi, a veteran adviser to multiple Democratic presidential campaigns, said. “She’s obviously done very well.”
The recent polling bump signals that Warren’s fortunes may be changing after a slow — and at times rocky — start to her campaign.
Her decision last year to take a DNA test to prove her claims of Cherokee ancestry not only provided political fodder for President Trump, who has long derided her as “Pocahontas,” but angered some Native Americans and critics on the left, who accused her of cultural appropriation.