Fractions of the Democrat Party, led by Sen. Elizabeth Warren, are looking to push the party even further to the left. Politico,
Progressive activists such as the feisty Progressive Change Campaign Committee would love to be able to instill some of their own intraparty fear, sharpen their populist pitchforks and prod Democratic leaders leftward. And there is reason to believe this could be their moment…
With progressive Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s ascension to the Senate Democratic leadership, momentum would appear to be with the populists, and they will likely have multiple opportunities in the next Congress to plant their flag. Already Warren—who often refrains from personal attacks against leaders of the Democratic establishment—is turning opposition to Obama’s Treasury undersecretary nomination of Wall Street investment banker Antonio Weiss into a populist rallying cry.
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