Latest Elizabeth Warren News

'Just too much': Meet the uber-rich who want a wealth tax

Oct. 22, 2019 12:24 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — When the grand vacation homes of Newport Beach were empty on a beautiful Memorial Day weekend, Molly Munger decided it was time for the U.S. to consider taxing wealth. As her family's boat moved through the harbor a few years ago, Munger, whose father is a billionaire investor, saw that...

Television's Weather Channel wades into climate debate

Oct. 21, 2019 12:11 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Weather Channel is moving beyond cold fronts and heat waves to wade into the politics of climate change, with a special planned for early next month that includes interviews with nine presidential candidates on the topic. The campaign's most prominent climate change skeptic —...

Congresswoman engaged to Warren campaign official in Iowa

Oct. 21, 2019 11:12 AM EDT

An Iowa congresswoman has announced her engagement to Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren's political director in Iowa. Rep. Abby Finkenauer posted the news Sunday on her campaign Twitter page, saying she'd said "YES to forever" with Daniel Wasta. She retweeted Wasta's post that it will take "a lifetime to fully...

Warren vows to ban federal funding for new charter schools

Oct. 21, 2019 9:00 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren has announced an education proposal pledging to spend hundreds of billions of dollars on public schools while ending all federal funding to create new charter schools. The Massachusetts senator said Monday she'll "adequately and...

Frustrated US diplomats fight back in impeachment probe

Oct. 21, 2019 12:31 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Three years of simmering frustration inside the State Department is boiling over on Capitol Hill as a parade of current and former diplomats testify to their concerns about the Trump administration's unorthodox policy toward Ukraine. Over White House objections, the diplomats are...

Warren says she'll detail costs of her health plan soon

Oct. 20, 2019 6:10 PM EDT

INDIANOLA, Iowa (AP) — Democratic presidential contender Elizabeth Warren says she'll release details on how she'd pay for her "Medicare for All" plan in "the next few weeks." The Massachusetts senator came under criticism from her opponents during last week's Democratic primary debate for refusing to say...

Education secretary slams 2020 candidates' higher ed plans

Oct. 19, 2019 4:05 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — College affordability plans by Democratic presidential candidates are "crazy" and too costly, President Donald Trump's education chief says. Democrats are responding to what's seen as a crisis in college affordability, offering proposals that range from tuition-free college to debt...

Supreme Court steps into case over consumer agency

Oct. 18, 2019 3:43 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is stepping into a yearslong, politically charged fight over the federal consumer finance watchdog agency that was created in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis. The justices agreed Friday to review an appeals court decision that upheld the structure of the Consumer...

Can Pete Buttigieg, cool and cerebral, second that emotion?

Oct. 18, 2019 10:59 AM EDT

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — John McAnear, a 77-year-old Air Force veteran, stood in an audience of hundreds in suburban Des Moines with an oxygen tank at his side, wheezing as he implored Pete Buttigieg to protect the Department of Veterans Affairs. The Democratic presidential hopeful offered a respectful, if...

Klobuchar raised $1.1M for presidential campaign post-debate

Oct. 17, 2019 8:24 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Amy Klobuchar says she raised $1.1 million for her 2020 presidential campaign in the 24 hours following this week's Democratic debate. The moderate Democratic Minnesota senator was among the top critics of Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Tuesday, criticizing Warren's health...