Jul 14, 2019

Warren vows to probe U.S. crimes on immigrants if elected

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren. Photo: Rhona Wise/AFP/Getty Images

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) told the Netroots Nation conference Saturday she would create a commission to investigate "crimes committed by the United States against immigrants" if she's elected in 2020.

What she's saying: Warren said during her speech that President Trump "may be willing to look the other way," but she would not. "Anyone out there who’s working in this system ... you physically abuse immigrants, you sexually abuse immigrants, you fail to get them medical care that they need, you break the law of the United States of America," she said.

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Elizabeth Warren's campaign receives 1 million donations

Sen. Elizabeth Warren. Photo: Ethan Miller/Getty Images

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) announced in an email Friday that her 2020 presidential campaign has collected 1 million donations.

Why it matters: Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is the only other 2020 Democrat who has Warren beat, bringing in 2 million donations as of July 11, according to the New York Times. Both candidates are running grassroots campaigns, and have sworn off big-money fundraisers and corporate PACs.

Go deeperArrowJul 26, 2019

Elizabeth Warren introduces bill to cancel $640B of student debt

Democratic 2020 candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren and House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn. Photo: Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) introduced a bill Tuesday that would cancel $640 billion of student loan debt.

The big picture: Warren announced in April the plan to eliminate federal and private student loan debt for more than 75% of the 45 million Americans who hold loans (read a full overview of the plan here). She introduced the Student Loan Debt Relief Act with House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn (D-S.C.), who's sponsoring a companion measure, per Politico.

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Keep ReadingArrowJul 24, 2019

Debate night: Warren and Sanders vs. the moderates

Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders joined forces to back Medicare for All, decriminalizing immigration, a trade policy that favors working Americans, and the Green New Deal proposal at Tuesday's Democratic debate, as Warren denounced former Rep. John Delaney and former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper of using "Republican talking points."

Why it matters: Tuesday's debate underscored the field's divide, as progressives Warren and Sanders set themselves against the rest of the Democratic candidates, many of whom support more moderate health care policies like a public option or an expansion of the Affordable Care Act. They also disagreed with Warren and Sanders on immigration, trade, and taking on President Donald Trump in the general election.

Go deeperArrowUpdated Jul 31, 2019