Though Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) is contradicting President Obama on high-profile issues, the White House insists the relationship between Warren and Obama remains positive. The Hill,
Warren, picked by Obama to be a special assistant to the president in his first term, led a liberal insurrection to the Obama-backed $1.1 trillion government-funding bill last week…
And she’s convinced enough prominent Democrats — including Sens. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), and Al Franken (D-Minn.) — to oppose his nomination that the White House would need Republicans to ensure his confirmation.
In both cases, Warren is casting the White House as either too close to Wall Street, or not tough enough on big banks.
Warren has also denounced Obama’s efforts to secure trade agreements with the European Union and a group of Asian and Pacific countries.
Despite the friction, the White House says the relationship between Obama and Warren is healthy.