While the 2020 Presidential elections seem to be still in the distant future, political talk surrounds us today. Those from every corner of the country seem to be talking about it, from current policies and scandals to the infamous 2020 presidential candidates. In the wave of new presidential candidate announcements, most citizens of this great country are finding themselves asking the same question, who are they? Who is Amy Klobuchar and Cory Booker? Until current times the country has these two names on their radar wondering who they are, why are they running for president and what can they do for this great nation?
We wanted to know more about the up and rising candidates to get to know them a little better, Addy came to our rescue as always. On this particular article, we will focus on Presidential candidate and current Senator Elizabeth Warren. We created a new model and gave Addy an easy query like, “Elizabeth Warren’s political views”, and went to lunch. Once we returned from lunch Addy was ready with an impressive view of top topics, words, and entities about Warren.
Warren is considered to be one of the more prominent candidates, but to many Americans’ she is more known for the “Native American” scandal, which appeared in breaking news headlines too often to elude the attention. All it took was 30 minutes to build my Cliff’s notes on Warren by capturing context around some interesting top words Addy uncovered. The notes generated by Addy are as follows…
Warren, a professor turned consumer advocate, was instrumental in the establishment of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, a watchdog agency created in the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis. It was her outspoken criticism of the banking industry that has also earned her the ire of some conservatives. During her years as a senator, Warren is perhaps best known for sharply grilling financial executives. In 2016, she famously told then-CEO of Wells Fargo he “should resign” for leading the bank during a chaotic time when it created fake accounts.
Warren was a key architect of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau set up after the crisis and since winning a Senate seat in 2012 has been a strong voice on financial issues, including helping block a former Lazard banker from winning a top job at the Treasury Department.
Elizabeth Warren called for now former President Obama to fire a SEC Chairwoman over her failure to draft corporate political spending disclosure rules.
Comparison to Bernie Sanders
Warren is often compared to Senator Bernie Sanders.
Although she’s best known for her stands against income inequality and big banks, she is deeply liberal on both social and economic issues. According to an analysis of her votes and positions by, ‘On The Issues’, she is not quite as liberal as Sen. Bernie Sanders, who happens to be one of Warren’s 2020 presidential rivals. Warren’s base is likely to overlap quite a bit with Sanders’s, the self-described democratic socialist who turned heads in the 2016 presidential primaries by winning 40 percent of Democratic delegates.
Warren is an unwavering pragmatist, she is focused on incremental changes to already existing institutions, rather than opting for radical change. In this respect, Elizabeth Warren is much closer to Hillary Clinton than to Bernie Sanders. It wasn’t until 2017, that Bernie’s presidential campaign popularized Medicare for all, an idea that Warren publicly endorsed. Even today, it’s not clear how committed Warren is to the principle of publicly provisioned healthcare for all Americans. She has repeatedly proposed halfway measures that would actually expand the subsidized private health insurance market that Obamacare created.
Would-be rivals like China and Russia continuously watch and learn, as they are hard at work developing technologies and tactics to leapfrog the United States, in areas like cyber, robotics and artificial intelligence.
Warren criticized the state of foreign affairs with Russia and China during one of her Thursday speeches. “Russia has become belligerent and resurgent. China has weaponized its economy without loosening its domestic political constraints,” Warren said, “And over time, in country after country, faith in both capitalism and democracy has eroded.”
Warren said she fundamentally opposes the reauthorization of NAFTA unless Trump opens up the agreement to address issues including stronger labor bargaining, data privacy rights, as well as meaningful climate change measures.
After years of skepticism about Warren’s claim that she is at least part Cherokee, the Democratic Sen. from Massachusetts recently released the results of a DNA test. The test provided “strong evidence” that Warren has a Native American ancestor dating back six to 10 generations. The Boston Globe originally claimed that this put Warren somewhere between 1/32 and 1/512 Native American. However, the Globe admitted in a correction that the upper bound of Warren’s Native American ancestry is actually 1/1024. This would make Warren somewhere between .09 percent and 3 percent Native American. Those percentages are fairly small and in fact, is less than the average European American.
Among the hot cider and old-time string music at the Harvest and Craft Fair in Easton on Sunday, the presidential election in two years wasn’t the first thing on people’s minds. Nor was it the last thing on the mind of Ted Gill — an independent voter from Stoughton, one of the storied class of voters who liked Bernie Sanders in the primaries, and then Donald Trump in the general election. Gill says floating a presidential run is a bad look for Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who said over the weekend she plans to take a “hard look” at a bid for the White House after November. Gill explained that’s, in part, because Warren is still running to keep her Senate seat. “It makes me chuckle because I don’t think she’s going to get through the Senate race,” Gill said. “Like I told my wife, I didn’t vote for Trump, I voted against Hillary Clinton, and I’ll vote for Trump — again not for Trump [but] against Elizabeth Warren.” But Gill said it’s not just about politics. He said he liked the renegade candidacy of Sanders — and Sanders aligns closely with the positions of Warren. So what exactly doesn’t he like about Warren? “Oh my God, I’m at a loss for words,” Gill said. “I can’t believe she’s contemplating it. Just because of her record, you know; the Indian thing; some of the stuff she says, it’s just so far off the wall — to me anyways.”
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