Oct 16, 2019

Warren responds to Biden's effort on consumer bureau: Thanks, Obama

Former Vice President Joe Biden reminded Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) during Tuesday night's debate that he wrangled the votes needed to create the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Warren's response: Thanks, Obama.

Biden: "I agreed with the great job she did, and I went on the floor and got you votes. I got votes for that bill. I convinced people to vote for it, so let's get those things straight too."
Warren: "I am deeply grateful to President Obama, who fought so hard to make sure that agency was passed into law, and I am deeply grateful to every single person who fought for it and who helped pass it into law."

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Biden attacks Warren's approach to politics as elitist

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Pushing back against Sen. Elizabeth Warren's claims that he is "running in the wrong presidential primary," former Vice President Joe Biden wrote in a Medium post on Tuesday that Warren's approach to politics is elitist and condescending.

"I have fought for the Democratic party my whole career. I know what we stand for, who we stand with and what we believe. And it’s not just policies or issues. It’s in my bones. That’s not something everyone in this primary can say,"
— Joe Biden
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The growing anti-Warren consensus shows the limitations of her plans

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The Economist came down hard on Sen. Elizabeth Warren last month, describing her regulatory proposals as "jaw-dropping" and warning of "a severe shock" were her plans to be enacted.

The state of play: Similar sentiment has arrived from Steve Rattner, the manager of Mike Bloomberg's fortune, who says that a "Warren presidency is a terrifying prospect." Billionaires Leon Cooperman and Jamie Dimon have also joined the chorus.

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Trump campaign singles out Biden and Warren during 4th debate

Joe Biden and Sen. Elizabeth Warren on the debate stage in Westerville, Ohio. Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images

While 12 Democratic candidates were debating in Ohio on Tuesday night, the Trump campaign had plenty to say about the field, but singled out only 2 frontrunners — former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.).

The big picture: In emails to supporters, President Trump's 2020 team attacked Biden's family and their business ties and Warren's answers on whether her Medicare for All plan will raise taxes on the middle class.

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