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Elizabeth Warren: Her Record, Her Policies & Her Donors

Feb 20, 2020

On this edition of Your Call, we continue our series on presidential candidates’ by talking about Elizabeth Warren. After being ignored and erased by the media, she came roaring back at last night’s debate. Minutes after the debate began, she slammed Michael Bloomberg by saying, “Democrats take a huge risk if we just substitute one arrogant billionaire for another.” She went on to accuse him of “hiding his taxes, harassing women, and supporting racist policies.”

After the debate, Warren’s campaign announced that they raised more than $2.8 million, their “best debate day of the entire campaign.” Warren’s campaign has raised $81 million and has $13 million on hand, according to OpenSecrets.  After leading in the Democratic field, most in the broadcast media ignored her third place victory in Iowa, her speech after the New Hampshire primary wasn’t carried live on TV, and cable news pundits barely talk about her. What explains this? We’ll discuss her signature issues, including an anti-corrugation bill, a wealth tax, child care for all, and student debt forgiveness.  

Guests:

Sarah Kleiner, politics reporter for The Center for Public Integrity

Lyz Lenz, columnist at The Gazette and a writer for the Columbia Journalism Review  

Akbar Shahid Ahmed, foreign affairs reporter with HuffPost 

Web Resources: 

The New Yorker, Sheelah Kolhatkar: Can Elizabeth Warren Win It All?  

HuffPost, Akbar Shahid Ahmed: Elizabeth Warren Did Not Come To Play  

HuffPost, Akbar Shahid Ahmed: Elizabeth Warren Has A Plan For Foreign Policy. You Just Probably Haven’t Heard About It.  

The Gazette, Lyz Lenz: What Makes Someone Change Their Mind?  

The Center for Public Integrity, Sarah Kleiner: 9 Things To Know About Elizabeth Warren