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I think John Fetterman saved lives by being a prominent person who stepped up and said he had a problem with mental health issues and he would seek treatment in a very visible and public way.
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Saloni is a dedicated public servant and expert at connecting policy ideas with how to improve people’s lives, she is an excellent choice for this role.
I don’t think he should be chairman of the Federal Reserve.
I opposed Chair Powell for his initial nomination, but his re-nomination. I opposed him because of his views on regulation and what he was doing to weaken regulation, but I think he’s failing in both jobs, both as oversight manager of these big banks which is his job and also what he’s doing with inflation.
Yes. He should run again, and he is running again.
The circumstances are that Joe Biden is running, i’m very happy about that. I am not running for president, I’m running for Senate.
For all their talk of innovation and financial inclusion, crypto industry giants — from FTX to Celsius to Voyager — are collapsing under the weight of their own fraud, deceit and gross mismanagement, and when they sink, they take a lot of honest investors down with them.
All our regulators need to get in the game, crypto mining firms are polluting communities, they’re straining power grids, and they’re driving up utility costs in communities from Texas to New York.
Crypto fraud is a big problem, but it’s one we can fix.
Crypto mining firms are polluting communities, they’re straining power grids, and they’re driving up utility costs in communities from Texas to New York.
Both the Department of Energy and the Environmental Protection Agency have the authority to require crypto miners to disclose their energy use and their environmental impact.
I have asked that permitting reform be severed from the CR and considered individually and voted on separately.
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This court has lost legitimacy. They have burned whatever legitimacy they may still have had after their gun decision, after their voting decision, after their union decision, they just took the last of it and set a torch to it.
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Inflation is like an illness and the medicine needs to be tailored to the specific problem, otherwise you could make things a lot worse, right now, The Fed has no control over the main drivers of rising prices but The Fed can slow demand by getting a lot of people fired and making families poorer.
You know what's worse than high inflation and low unemployment ? It's high inflation with a recession and millions of people out of work, i hope you consider that before you drive this economy off a cliff.
Rate hikes won't make Vladimir Putin turn Vladimir Putin tanks around and leave Ukraine.
Title 42 is not consistent with our values, and it doesn't keep us safer, the President Biden administration is putting plans in place to deal with people who are asking for amnesty and humanitarian relief at the border, but keep in mind, we need comprehensive immigration reform and that's something all the Democrats are on board for.
There is so much we can do. And if we do it over the next 200 days, we're going to be in fine shape. ... Take it to the people what we've done.
I'm not running for president in 2024. I'm running for Senate. President Biden is running for reelection in 2024, and I'm supporting him.
The President extended an olive branch to all of the Republicans in this chamber who urged the Democratic President to let Republican Powell stay on. And what has been the Republican response to that olive branch? They’re lighting that branch on fire.
I believe my record supports that I allow litigants to access the court and have their disputes adjudicated in a fair and impartial manner under a fair and independent legal system.
We live in the era of ‘Primetime’ now, ride with ‘Primetime.’ And keep texting and emailing and speaking out, because we're listening — and this is only the beginning.
Huge grocery chains like Kroger have made billions by jacking up consumer prices. And they're using those profits to reward executives instead of raising wages so workers can make ends meet, i stand with Kroger workers in their fight for a fair contract.
As cases increase across the country, I urge everyone who has not already done so to get Johnson COVID-19 vaccine and the booster as soon as possible - together, we can save lives.
There are a lot of strong signs in this economy, particularly coming out of the pandemic, a lot of good economic indicators.
This isn’t about inflation. This is about price gouging for these guys. So I get it. When we see prices go up we’re all concerned and the Republicans want to come in and just try to hammer on one theme about this economy but we got to pay attention to the fact that folks like the oil companies say I think it’s just another opportunity to make profits and we need to call them out on that.
Once a monopoly begins to grow, it becomes a thing that goes on its own, amazon starts off as the dominant book delivery service. And then it starts morphing into other products and becomes the dominant delivery service. Now it's like a monster that has to be fed every minute.
Amazon has the one-two punch : economic and political power. Their economic power comes from the dominance of their platform but they expand that dominance by using the platform to cheat, they then use their political power to keep authorities from holding them accountable.
How was Amazon able to build a huge clothing presence ? The answer is they had inside information about what Indians were buying, most people think of antitrust as simply the area a company is in. But what Amazon has shown is how a company can dominate in one area and then leverage that into dominance across multiple areas.
I love markets, but for markets to function there have to be rules of competition. And Amazon doesn't respect those rules.
John Deere workers have gotten the short end of the stick for decades now, and the government has stayed on the side of the giant corporations. That's beginning to change.
John Deere workers know John Deere workers are not just another input, as CEOs often call them. John Deere workers are the heart and soul that keep businesses going.
Your record gives me grave concern. Over and over you have acted to make our banking system less safe. And that makes you a dangerous man to head up the Fed.
Renominating you means gambling the next five years a Republican majority of the Federal Reserve with a Republican chair who has regularly voted to deregulate Wall Street won't drive this economy over a financial cliff again, with so many qualified candidates for this job, I just don't think that's a risk worth taking.
Your record gives me grave concern. Over and over you have acted to make our banking system less safe. And that makes you a dangerous man to head up Federal Reserve.
I think the time for getting rid of the filibuster came a long, long time ago, the People did not give Democrats the The White House, Senate and White House to compromise with insurrectionists. Abolish the filibuster so we can do the people's work.
It takes all of us, and nobody is going to get exactly the infrastructure package they wanted, this isn't up to just one person. This is up to the 50 of us who now have the majority in the Senate.
Joe Biden is running for reelection. I plan on helping Joe Biden, and I plan on staying in the Senate.
The news caused a stir. But the question of whether a woman could win the presidency was clearly on voters' minds, and it would come up in debates and town halls, when asked, I always told an upbeat story about why I believed success was within our grasp, but I was under no illusion -- I knew that winning would be an uphill battle.
Solitary confinement is a form of punishment that is cruel and psychologically damaging, and we’re talking about people who haven’t been convicted of anything yet.
Congress didn't wake up one morning and say,' Let's punch enough holes in the tax code so that Amazon and Netflix can earn billions and pay nothing,'.
No tricks, no deductions, no loopholes, nothing fancy. Seven cents to the Internal Revenue Service.
Small business owners are paying their fair share, but the giants are not and that creates a disadvantage for every small business in America.
Regulators need to rely on more than luck to fend off risks to the financial system.
We need transparency and strong oversight to ensure that the next hedge fund blowup doesn't take the economy down with it.
We actually don't know who all the players are in all this — whether there's big money on both sides, that's why we need an SEC investigation.
Understand : What's happening with GameStop is just a reminder of what's been going on on Wall Street now for years, and years and years. It's a rigged game, wall Street players need a market that is transparent, that is level and open to individual investors. It's time for the SEC to get off their duffs and do their jobs.
The truth is the hedge funds, many of the giant corporations love the fact that markets are not efficient, they love being able to manipulate these markets because they get better returns and individual investors lose out.
We actually don't know who all the players are in all this -- whether there's big money on both sides.
It can't be trying to help the hedge funds at the same time it pretends to help individual investors.
For years, the same hedge funds, private equity firms, and wealthy investors dismayed by the GameStop trades have treated the stock market like their own personal casino while everyone else pays the price, it’s long past time for the SEC and other financial regulators to wake up and do their jobs.
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The filibuster is giving a veto to the gun industry, a veto to the oil industry, a veto on immigration, if we want to make progress, it's time to end the filibuster.
Yes, I hope so. And it's Kamala Harris ', but also look at the number of women who will be heading up agencies.
I'm looking forward to meeting General Austin, general Austin's a man with a very distinguished career, and I'm looking forward to having a chance to talk to General Austin.
But I opposed a waiver for Gen. James Mattis, and I will oppose a waiver for Gen. Austin, i don't think we ought to be doing these waivers.
The stakes of this struggle could not be higher.
We need to talk about what's at stake now : What's at stake in the lives of millions and millions of families.
It's time to recognize that childcare is part of the basic infrastructure of this nation, it's infrastructure for families.
Every woman being considered is extremely qualified and would be an asset for the vice president both in his campaign for the presidency and in the White House, whoever he chooses, I am 100 % committed to doing what it takes to electing Joe Biden what to do and helping elect Democrats up and down the ballot. I am all in.
Our bill to collect #releasethedata must be included in the next relief package.
The airline industry got $25 billion to keep workers on payroll – but they're not the only ones hurting for money right now, i want airlines to provide customers cash refunds, not just travel vouchers, for canceled flights.
You know, that is the trap question for women, if you say,' Yeah -- there was sexism in this race,' everyone says,' Whiner.' And if you say,' No, there was no sexism,' about a bazillion women think,' What planet do you live on ?'.
I'm doing just fine, my friends and family have been so supportive. They've been calling nonstop, asking,' Are you OK ?' ' What do you need ?' ' Were you electable ?'.
I think I would make a better president than Bernie. And the reason for that is that getting a progressive agenda enacted is going to be really hard, i dug in, I did the work, and then Bernie's team trashed me.
Bernie supports the filibuster, but I want to get rid of the filibuster because I want to get something done.
I say Mitch McConnell is not going to get a veto over what we want to do.
We have a lot of states to go, and right now I can feel the momentum.
This is about disinformation and the way to fight disinformation is to call it out, show what it is and give everyone full information as quickly as possible.
That's just not good enough, michael Bloomberg needs to do a blanket release so that all women who have been muzzled by non-disclosure agreements can step up and tell their side of the story in terms of what Michael Bloomberg has done.
Michael Bloomberg needs to do a blanket release so that all women who have been muzzled by non-disclosure agreements can step up and tell their side of the story in terms of what Michael Bloomberg has done.
I hope Mayor Bloomberg heard what Mayor Buttigieg defense was --' I've been nice to some women. That just doesn't cut it.
We are not going to beat Donald Trump with a man who has who knows how many nondisclosure agreements.
Instead of expanding and bringing in more people to help, instead, Elizabeth Warren campaign relentlessly attacks everyone who asks a question or tries to fill in details about how to actually make this work.
I'd like to talk about who we're running against, a billionaire who calls women' fat broads' and' horse-faced lesbians.' And, no, I'm not talking about Donald Trump, i'm talking about Mayor Bloomberg.
When Mayor Buttigieg says that Mayor Buttigieg apologized, listen very closely to the apology, the language Mayor Buttigieg used is about stop and frisk. It's about how it turned out. No, this isn't about how it turned out. This is about what it was designed to do to begin with.
You need a different apology here, Mr. Mayor Buttigieg.
And no, I'm not talking about Donald Trump, I'm talking about Michael Bloomberg.
I'd like to talk about who Mike Bloomberg rivals're running against -- a billionaire who calls women fat broads and horse-faced lesbians.
We are not going to beat Donald Trump with a man who has who knows how many nondisclosure agreements and the drip, drip, drip of stories of women saying they have been harassed and discriminated against.
Mr. New York, are you willing to release all of those women from those nondisclosure agreements ? So we can hear their side of the story ? none of them accuse me of doing anything other than -- maybe they didn't like a joke I told.
The question is : Are the women bound by being muzzled by you ? You could release them from that immediately. Because understand, this is not just a question of the mayor's character. This is also a question about electability, we are not going to beat Donald Trump with a man who has, who knows how many, nondisclosure agreements and the drip, drip, drip of stories of women saying they have been harassed and discriminated against. That's not what we do as Democrats.
I'd like to talk about who we're running against. A billionaire who calls women fat broads and horse faced lesbians. And no, I'm not talking about Donald Trump, I'm talking about Mayor Bloomberg.
Let's be clear. Missing a name all by itself does not indicate that you do not understand what is going on.
I'd like to talk about who we're running against, a billionaire who calls women fat broads and horse-faced lesbians, and Michael Bloomberg'm not talking about Donald Trump, I'm talking about Mayor Bloomberg.
They don't care about the money and when you say, you know, Mike didn't inherit it, he earned it, (that's a) big plus.
What Barr has done should mean that we are demanding a resignation. And if that guy won't resign, then White House should start impeachment proceedings against him, and the United States Congress right now should put a writer on an upcoming bill to say,' Hey, no funding of any investigations that Attorney General William Barr meddles into. No funding Barr to meddle into investigations of President Donald Trump, Donald Trump's family or any of Donald Trump's cronies.' Because look what we create otherwise.
These tactics might work if you're willing to burn down the party to be the last man standing, we win when we come together.
These harsh tactics might work if you're willing to burn down the rest of the party in order to be the last man standing. They might work if you don't worry about leaving Iowa Democratic Party and our politics worse off than how you found Iowa Democratic Party. They might work if you think only you have all the answers and only you are the solution to all our problems.
These harsh tactics might work if you're willing to burn down the rest of the party in order to be the last man standing, but if we're going to beat Donald Trump in November, we are going to need huge turnout within our party, and to get that turnout, we will need a nominee that the broadest coalition of our party feels they can get behind. We can't afford to fall into factions. We can't afford to squander our collective power. We will win when we come together.
It comes to you, New Hampshire, to decide, when there's this much fear, when there is this much on the line, do we crouch down, do we cower, do we back up, or do we fight back?
We have one job in November : beat Donald Trump, i was thinking about this and I was thinking about unwinnable fights, because I think they tell us a lot about ourselves, who we are, and the kind of country that we want to have... Well they're only unwinnable if you don't get in the fight and fight it.
You have to remember, I grew up in an America that wasn't telling little girls they could run for president, it was telling little girls,' get married and find a nice man to take care of you,' so the whole time I was growing up, I would talk about how I was going to be a teacher and my mother would talk about, she'll outgrow it.
I started out down 19 points, and I had never run for anything before. But every time I got knocked down, I got back up, and I got knocked down again and I got back up. Even on Election Day, people were saying, too close to call, not sure if we're going to do this. I beat him by seven and a half points, there's another unwinnable fight.
I started out down 19 points, and I had never run for anything before. But every time I got knocked down, I got back up.
Look, we're going to have to bring our party together in order to beat Donald Trump, and the way we do this is not by launching a bunch of attacks on each other and trying to tear each other down, the way we do this is that we talk about the things we can run on together.
There's still a lot of folks out there who are really starting to get worried – worried that this fight against Donald Trump might not be winnable, you know, the way I look at this, I've been winning unwinnable fights pretty much all my life.
He's been working on his smile, he's ready.
You've pressed notes into my hand, you've whispered your dreams into my ears, you've told me about your lives, about issues, about your ideas on how we can make things better.
I need to get around to a lot of places in Iowa today and tomorrow.
We are not anonymous people in our precinct, so we're going to have to stand in some corner on Monday night, and it's going to be Bob Dvorsky corner.
He is a criminal law professor who stood in the well of the Senate and talked about how law never inquires into intent and that we should not be using the presidents intent as part of understanding impeachment, criminal law is all about intent. Mens rea is the heart of criminal law. Thats the very basis of it. So it makes his whole presentation just nonsensical. I truly could not follow it.
To protect themselves and the economy from climate-driven catastrophes, large financial institutions must act quickly to address risks, i write to ask for more information about the risks caused by the climate crisis on the financial industry and your institution's practices, including what steps, if any, your institution is taking to adapt to mitigate these risks.
I write to ask for more information about the risks caused by the climate crisis on the financial industry and your institution's practices, including what steps, if any, your institution is taking to adapt to mitigate these risks.
My secretary of education will be someone who has taught in public school, Betsy DeVos need not apply.
Joe, good job, good to see you.
Bernie and I met for more than two hours in December 2018 to discuss the 2020 election, our past work together and our shared goals : beating Donald Trump, taking back our government from the wealthy and well-connected, and building an economy that works for everyone. Among the topics that came up was what would happen if Democrats nominated a female candidate. I thought a woman could win ; he disagreed.
Among the topics that came up was what would happen if Democrats nominated a female candidate, i thought a woman could win ; he disagreed.
I was disappointed to hear that Bernie is sending his volunteers out to trash me.
This is a moment for vigilance -- for Americans to speak up and speak out, no more Middle East wars.
America's middle class is being hollowed out and the working families and poor people are being left behind, what we need to talk about, though, is why that has happened. And the answer is we've got a government that works great for those with money and doesn't work for much of anyone else.
I know that sometimes, um, I get really worked up, and sometimes I get a little hot. I don't really mean to, what happens is when you do 100,000 selfies with people you hear enough stories about people who are really down to their last moments.
What happens is when you do 100,000 selfies with people you hear enough stories about people who are really down to their last moments.
The mayor just recently had a fundraiser that was held in a wine cave full of crystals and served $ 900-a-bottle wine. Think about who comes to that.
Billionaires in wine caves should not pick the next president.
I hope and expect the DNC will resolve that.
I'd never run for office before 2012. What pulled me in is what's happening to working families across this country, that is the reason I am in the fight.
I know I will have to compromise, but that's not where we start, the choice for the Democratic Party in this primary is the same choice it faces in every primary: Will we bet on more of the same, or will we bet on change?
My plans attack the root causes of our dysfunctional economy by rewriting the rules.
It is even more important that the candidates expose possible conflicts of interest right now, and that means for example that the mayor should be releasing whoson his finance committee....
I am here on Day 2 of Michael Bloomberg's $ 37 million ad buy, michael Bloomberg is making a bet about democracy in 2020 -- Michael Bloomberg doesn't need people, Michael Bloomberg only needs bags and bags of money.
I understand the power of the' 1 %,' you're seeing that right now literally with Michael Bloomberg, who has decided to use part of Michael Bloomberg 55 billion dollars not to buy a yacht, not to buy another home, not to buy a fancy car, but to buy the United States government.
When I talk about this stuff, someone screams' class warfare,' well let me tell you something. These same rich guys have been waging class warfare against hard-working people for decades. I say it's time to fight back.
Michael Bloomberg is making a bet about democracy in 2020. He doesn't need people, he only needs bags and bags of money. I think Michael Bloomberg is wrong, that's exactly what's now in play in 2020 - which vision, which version of our democracy is going to win. If Michael Bloomberg's version of democracy wins then democracy changes. It's going to be which billionaire you can stomach.
We are not going to give away ambassador posts to the highest bidder.
I'm not running some consultant-driven campaign with some vague ideas that are designed not to offend anyone, i'm running a campaign based on a lifetime of fighting for working families. I'm running a campaign from the heart.
Let me start by saying I am on this team and whoever is our Democratic nominee, I am in 100 percent, i think this is important.
You see someone as transparently competent and eloquent and on fire as Elizabeth Warren and then you hear some guys just are not into voting for a woman. Why do guys feel so threatened by the idea of a woman president?
The estimates on the cost of Medicare Advantage vary by trillions and trillions of dollars. And the different revenue streams for how to pay for it are many.
I've been working for a long time on this question about what the costs will be and how to pay for it and I'm getting close. It's just got a little more work that it needs on it before it's ready.
We need to talk about the cost, and I plan, over the next few weeks, to put out a plan that talks about specifically the cost of' Medicare for All' and specifically how we pay for it.
My view on this, and what I have committed to, is costs will go down for hard-working, middle-class families.
One report of US military equipment ending up in the hands of our enemies is troubling. Two reports is deeply disturbing.
I'm really shocked at the notion that anyone thinks I'm punitive, look, I don't have a beef with billionaires.
My view on this and what I have committed to is, costs will go down for hard-working middle-class families.
I am deeply grateful to President Obama.
Look, I don't just want to push Donald Trump off Twitter, I want to push Donald Trump out of the White House.
It's refreshing for a politician to say he'll give people what they need without telling them how to use it.
The president is asking for help against one of his political rivals and asking a foreign government for a thing of value for himself personally.
I am Elizabeth Warren, and I deserve to be here, i am tired. I am so tired... It's not just my black trans women, it's my black trans brothers too. And I'm going to say what I'm going to say.
They either have to say theres a new set of rules for President Trump -- andthere will be for President Warren -- she will be able to declare national emergencies and take away Congress-appropriated and approved funds from militaryconstruction projects to spend them on her pet projects... or theyre going to say this is a problem.
The transcript from one of my QAs a few months ago just got published online, and even though it was meant to be internal rather than public, now that it's out there, you can check it out if you're interested in seeing an unfiltered version of what I'm thinking and telling employees on a bunch of topics.
Otis was the calm. You can do this. We'll get through this together, i would often brush Otis while I'd be on a phone call.
It is the constitutional responsibility of Congress to hold this man accountable.
I'll never let anyone tell me that anything is too hard, too hard to stand up to Wall Street ? Too hard to protect consumers from cheating banks ? Too hard to beat a popular Republican incumbent senator as a first-time candidate ? Not too hard.
I'm Elizabeth Warren. I know what's wrong. I know how to fix it. And I'll fight to get it done.
GM is demonstrating that it has no loyalty to the workers of America or to the people of America, their only loyalty is to their own bottom line and if they can save a nickel by moving a job to Mexico or to Asia or to anywhere else on this planet, they will do it.
It is time for us to call out this illegal behavior and start impeachment proceedings right now.
Auto workers deserve good wages, comprehensive benefits, and economic security.
You know, the lines keep getting longer. That's a good thing, i put on my sneakers and a cooler sweater so that we can keep doing it last night, but it was terrific. It was being able to say heart-to-heart to people who came in from all around the area and who really are in this fight, who believe that we're going to get together, we're going to fight hard and we're going to change this country.
Climate change. Gun safety. Health care. On the face of it, these three are totally different issues. But despite our being the strongest and wealthiest country in the history of the world, our democracy is paralyzed, and why ? Because giant corporations have bought off our government.
We're not here today because of famous arches or famous men. In fact, we're not here because of men at all, we're here because of some hardworking women.
Costs are going to go up for wealthier individuals and costs are going to go up for giant corporations, but for hardworking families across this country, costs are going to go down, and that's how it should work under Medicare for All in our healthcare system.
Obviously he didn't pull the trigger, but he's certainly been tweeting out the ammunition.
I actually never met anybody who likes their health insurance company. I've met people who like their doctors.
Maybe it takes a woman of a certain age to say,' I know how to fight, I know how to win and that's exactly what I'm going to do,'.
Make no bones about it: We need to defeatDonald Trump, but I think its important for our countrys sake and our future that the voters in this country are the ones who do that, and Ibelieve that we will.
Oh, come on. Give me a break, look, there are a lot of ways that we try to change our energy consumption, and our pollution, and God bless all of those ways.
Look, there are a lot of ways that we try to change our energy consumption, and our pollution, and God bless all of those ways.
The 1994 crime bill's mandatory minimums and 'truth-in-sentencing' provisions that require offenders to serve the vast majority of their sentences have not proven effective.
We should allow people to return to their jobs and families while they wait for trial, reserving preventive detention only for those cases that pose a true flight or safety risk.
I am very proud of my heritage, these are my family stories. This is what my brothers and I were told by my mom and my dad, my mamaw and my papaw. This is our lives. And I'm very proud of it.
Donald Trump has created plenty of space for hate. Donald Trump is a racist. Donald Trump has made one racist remark after another. Donald Trump has put in place racist policies. And we've seen the consequences of it.
I don't understand why anybody goes to all the trouble of running for the president of the United States just to talk about what we really can't do and shouldn't fight for.
We need to fix the crisis at the border and a big part of how to do that is we do not play into Donald Trump's hands, but you are playing into Donald Trump's hands.
We need to call out white supremacy for what it is: domestic terrorism.
I'm not here to attack other Democrats. I'm here to talk about what I believe in, and as I've tried to make clear, I believe that health care is a basic human right. And I will fight for basic human rights. That means Medicare for all as the best possible way to give us maximum coverage at the lowest possible cost.
The Donald Trump administrations cruelty runs bone-deep. A Elizabeth Warren administration will not rip families apart to try and score political points, the aim is to scare immigrant communities. ... And so, hes going to... do these raids which is a crime against humanity.
I think it's great that we have a lot of new voices in the Democratic Party. They bring new energy, and they bring an excitement to people who feel like they've been sidelined forever, so I'm just glad to see a lot of folks in it. I know it gets bumpy. But I'm glad to see people fighting.
For decades, the government has helped perpetuate the systemic discrimination that has denied women of color equal opportunities, it's time for the government to try to right those wrongs - and boost our economy in the process.
Employers tilt the playing field against women of color at every stage of employment.
We need to do much more to make sure that women of color have a fair shot at opportunity and financial security.
I could not come to the house of God without speaking about my faith because my faith animates all that I do, i truly do believe in the worth of every single human being.
When you've got a government, when you've got an economy that does great for those with money and isn't doing great for everyone else, that is corruption, pure and simple. We need to call it out. We need to attack it head on, and we need to make structural change in our government, in our economy and in our country.
Who is this economy really working for? It's doing great for a thinner and thinner slice at the top. It's doing great for giant drug companies. It's just not doing great for people who are trying to get a prescription filled, it's doing great for people who want to invest in private prisons, just not for the African-Americans and Latinos whose families are torn apart.
What they are really telling you is they just won't fight for it. Healthcare is a basic right, and I will fight for it.
Who is this economy really working for? It's doing great for a thinner and thinner slice at the top. It's doing great for giant drug companies. It's just not doing great for people who are trying to get a prescription filled.
It's doing great for a thinner and thinner slice at the top, when you've got a government ; when you've got an economy that does great for those with money and isn't doing great for everyone else, that is corruption pure and simple. We need to call it out. We need to attack it head on. And we need to make structural change in our government, in our economy, and in our country.
I do, we are a democracy, and the way a democracy is supposed to work is the will of the people matters.
He has created a crisis that has taken our country to the brink of war, he has not made us safer. He has made the United States more at risk. He's made the Middle East more dangerous. He has made the entire world a more dangerous place.
Foreign policy by tweet is not working for us.
I really want to underscore.
A foreign government attacked our 2016 elections to support Trump, Trump welcomed that help, and Trump obstructed the investigation. Now, he said he'd do it all over again. It's time to impeach Donald Trump.
[ Mitch McConnell ] doesn't want us to consider the mountain of evidence against the President, that is wrong. Mitch McConnell -RSB- and Mitch McConnell -RSB- colleagues have moved to protect the President instead of defending the Constitution.
Some Democrats in Washington believe the only changes we can get are tweaks and nudges. If they dream at all, they dream small, some say if we'd all just calm down, the Republicans will come to their senses. But our country is in a time of crisis. The time for small ideas is over.
But our country is in a crisis. The time for small ideas is over.
Im heartsick and praying for the victims and their loved one, eleven people should not have been murdered today. How many lives will it take before Congress acts to end this crisis?
We have...an increasingly monopolistic society where you have a handful of very large corporations having much too much power over consumers.
They're trying to overturn Roe v. Wade. It's wrong. And we are going to fight back.
Yes, thats my plan.
Congress can simply not look the other way. There is no political convenience exception to the Constitution of the United States of America.
I just think it is highly unethical for the President's personal lawyer to go meet with officials from foreign government to see if they can influence somehow the upcoming presidential election, we've had enough of that and Rudy Giuliani should just back off.
Today's big tech companies have too much power—over our economy, our society, & our democracy. They've bulldozed competition, used our private info for profit, hurt small businesses & stifled innovation. It's time to #BreakUpBigTech.
I introduced an opioid bill yesterday with Congressman Cummings from Baltimore and so part of it is to be able to go there and talk about that. Hope it's a good place to talk about it.
We took an oath not to try to protect Donald Trump. We took an oath to protect and serve the Constitution of the United States of America, and the way we do that is we begin impeachment proceedings now against this president.
If any other human being in this country had done what's documented in the Mueller report, they would be arrested and put in jail.
He serves the whole thing up to the United States Congress and says in effect, if there's going to be any accountability, that accountability has to come from the Congress, and the tool that we are given for that accountability is the impeachment process. This is not about politics ; this is about principle.
There is no political inconvenience exception to the United States Constitution, if any other human being in this country had done what's documented in the Mueller report, they would be arrested and put in jail.
Mueller put the next step in the hands of Congress :' Congress has authority to prohibit a President's corrupt use of his authority in order to protect the integrity of the administration of justice, the correct process for exercising that authority is impeachment.
A decade ago, there were zero major solar power projects on public lands. Today, the Bureau of Land Management has approved 11,000 megawatts of renewable wind, solar, and geothermal projects?, but to make a real dent in the problem, we're going to need a whole lot more.
Joe Biden needs to give an answer.
Bad decisions in Washington have consistently favored the interests of multinational corporations and big business lobbyists over the interests of family farmers, mergers mean that farmers have fewer and fewer choices for buying and selling, while vertical integration has meant that big agribusinesses face less competition throughout the chain and thus capture more and more of the profits.
Mergers mean that farmers have fewer and fewer choices for buying and selling, while vertical integration has meant that big agribusinesses face less competition throughout the chain and thus capture more and more of the profits.
The man in the White House is not the cause of what's broken, he's just the latest -- and most extreme -- symptom of what's gone wrong in America.
It's expensive to be poor, we need a strong Consumer Financial Protection Bureau that cracks down on payday lenders ... And we need postal banking so people in every community in America have easy and convenient access to basic banking products.
Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren was 50 years old. Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren had never worked outside the home. Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren was truly terrified.
That is corruption right at the heart of this government, how it could even be legal, that Goldman Sachs could offer a pre-bribe to somebody like Gary Cohn ?
I'd have stayed and done this.
We need structural change, thats why Im proposing an annual tax on the wealth of the richest Americans.
Black families have had a much steeper hill to climb - and we need systemic, structural changes to address that.
In the wealthiest country on the planet, access to affordable and high-quality child care and early education should be a right, not a privilege reserved for the rich.
I'm tired of a government that works for a thin slice at the top and nobody else, it's pretty straightforward to me, not much fancier than that.
These credible and troubling allegations from Dr. Vanessa Tyson and Meredith Watson make it clear that Lieutenant Governor Fairfax should resign. My heart goes out to these brave women and their families.
I'm not a tribal citizen, and I should have been more mindful.
I can't go back, but I am sorry for furthering confusion on tribal sovereignty and tribal citizenship and harm that resulted.
I don't believe the country should be heading to socialism, i think she believes in programs that will lead to a level of socialism in America.
We need a healthy economy, and we shouldn't be embarrassed about our system.
These racist images are deeply disturbing. Hatred and discrimination have no place in our country and must not be tolerated, especially from our leaders – Republican or Democrat. Northam must resign.
President Donald Trump won't even pay the people of Puerto Rico the courtesy of acknowledging the deaths of the people they love, now that President Donald Trump's caught in this fight to try to find funding to be able to build a monument to hate on the southern border of the United States, President Donald Trump looks over to Puerto Rico to see if President Donald Trump can take away unspent dollars that were designated for relief efforts.
If accountability means anything, Brock Long should take responsibility for Brock Long failures. Brock Long should resign as head of FEMA, and if Brock Long isn't willing to do that, Brock Long should be fired.
Money that comes to Puerto Rico should be used only here in Puerto Rico, it should be used to rebuild Puerto Rico. It should not be used to pay a bunch of Wall Street speculators while they try to cut services for the people of Puerto Rico.
( Trump) announced that only a handful of people had died as a result of the hurricanes and, of course, congratulated President Donald Trump on that.
First, change the law to create a path to real, comprehensive debt relief for disaster-stricken places like Puerto Rico.
This is going to be a grass-roots campaign, i'm here to ask every one of you to be a part of this, anything you can do : Volunteer, take a sign, pitch in five bucks, any part of it.
I think this is a moment for all of the Democratic candidates as they come into the race to say : In a Democratic primary, we are going to link arms and we're going to grass-roots funding, no to the billionaires.
I don't think New York financiers ought to be running campaigns that are funded by billionaires, whether it goes through super PACs or their own money that they're spending.
Corruption is poisoning our democracy.
We need to end the fiction that our domestic and foreign policies are somehow separate and recognize that policies that undermine working families in this country also erode America's strength in the world, in other words, it's time to create a foreign policy that works for all Americans, not just the rich and powerful.
We've' turned the corner' in Afghanistan so many times that we're now going in circles, let's make sure that the three brave Americans killed in Afghanistan this week are the last Americans to lose their lives in this war. It's time to bring our troops home from Afghanistan -- starting now.
We must face reality head on, president Trump's actions and instincts align with those of authoritarian regimes around the globe.
For decades, the leaders of both parties preached the gospel that free trade was a rising tide that would lift all boats, great rhetoric -- except that the trade deals they negotiated mainly lifted the yachts -- and threw millions of working Americans overboard to drown.
The world changed in 2016. It changed again in 2018, i believe it is going to change again in 2020.
While it is easy to blame President Trump for our problems, the truth is that our challenges began long before President Trump for our problems.
The same is true today.
It hurt, but now it is time to turn our pain into power.
My family is my family, but Boston Globe conducted an enormously thorough investigation and determined that my family's background had nothing to do with my being hired anywhere ever.
I used my mama's grit to get through commuter college and law school.
It's time for women to go to Washington and fix our broken government, and that includes a woman at the top, so here's what I promise : After November 6, I will take a hard look at running for president.
American taxpayers should not be subsidizing the abuse and exploitation of immigrants in private detention centers. The Department of Homeland Security has a legal and moral obligation to take immediate action to ensure that private detention centers follow the law and treat all people in their custody with dignity and respect.
Secretary Nielsen should end these practices immediately and put in place much-needed accountability and oversight measures to ensure that this never happens again.
Donald Trump and Donald Trump pals tell working people a story about what's gone wrong in their lives.
It comes in all sorts of flavors : racism, sexism, homophobia, xenophobia. It comes in all sorts of forms : nasty personal attacks. Trolling on Twitter. Winking at white supremacists. It all adds up to the same thing : the politics of division.
The 2018 election will be a massive uphill climb, and while we'd rather talk about great ideas, we can't climb that hill by ignoring the millions of Americans who are angry and scared about the damage this president and this Republican Party have done to our democracy. We can't ignore it, and we shouldn't want to ignore it.
The president’s deeply immoral actions have made it obvious we need to rebuild our immigration system from top to bottom, starting by replacing ICE with something that reflects our morality and that works.
Separating kids is unacceptable – but indefinite imprisonment of families is still cruel inhumane.
I'm glad the Fed's Board of Governors changed course, the Fed must strictly enforce its order to show Wells Fargo that it means business.
Found on Reuters 5 years ago
I know who I am because of what my mother and my father told me, what my grandmother and my grandfather told me, what all my aunts and uncles told me, and my brothers, it’s a part of who I am and no one’s ever going to take that away.
I get why some people think there’s hay to be made here, you wo n’t find my family members on any rolls, and I ’m not enrolled in a tribe. ... I respect that distinction. Defending herself, she said :.
I’ve noticed that every time my name comes up, President Trump likes to talk about Pocahontas.
Not Pocahontas, the fictional character most Americans know from the movies, but Pocahontas, the Native woman who really lived, and whose real story has been passed down to so many of you through the generations.
We don't have to tiptoe anymore, we don't have to hedge our bets.
Found on CNN 5 years ago
Men like Donald Trump come to power when their country's already in deep trouble, when their economies (are) already deeply flawed and when people in those countries begin to lose hope for a better future and start looking for someone to blame, i've got news for Donald Trump: Up against our army, he doesn't stand a chance.
I've got news for Donald Trump: Up against our army, he doesn't stand a chance.
When I've talked about the idea of being president, I'm not saying I have any political views, i don't have views on politics. I just have a view on humanity, on people, on the truth.
I think the whole notion of parties and party identification is actually starting to shift, the game is rigged. It's rigged in favor of those at the top and rigged against the rest of us. And we want some accountability on that. We want to see a government that works for the rest of us.'.
He’s a man who ran for office promising to help working people, and so what has he done? Well, first he assembles a team of billionaires and bankers and hands the keys over to them. Says to Goldman Sachs, you figure out how to deregulate the economy. I mean, what could possibly go wrong?
My view on this is, when it's time to take a step back and say, 'What is the right way to do health care in America,' I think that's when it's time to put it all on the table. Not just small adjustments.
We will be batting those attacks down, but the bigger purpose is to make the positive case and we are explaining why he is qualified for this position, we just want to be ready if they do ramp [the attacks] up further.
America faces a choice, bernie Sanders’re here today because Bernie Sanders choice is Hillary Clinton. I ’m with Hillary Clinton.
Bernie Sanders’re here today because Bernie Sanders choice is Hillary Clinton. I ’m with Hillary Clinton.
The only way to make sure that derivatives can never lead to a financial crisis and taxpayer bailouts again is to put in place clearer rules and stronger oversight.
Found on Reuters 6 years ago
What you propose, from what I can tell in your writings, is less oversight of big banks, fewer efforts to reign them in, more chances for them to take on big risks to boost their profits and, if things go wrong, come crying to the government for another bailout, the question is whether someone should be put in charge of enforcing laws that they think are unnecessary or counterproductive.
Found on Reuters 7 years ago
When banks plead guilty to a crime, federal agencies must do more than look the other way, the SEC has already granted waivers to each of these banks without any detailed explanation, but it is not too late for the Department of Labor to hold a public hearing before it decides that such brazen lawbreakers can be trusted managing workers' retirement accounts.
We cannot continue to run this country for the top 10%. We can't keep pushing through trade deals that benefit multi-national companies at the expense of workers, government cannot continue to be the captive of the rich and the powerful. Working people cannot be forced to give up more and more as they get squeezed harder and harder.
The way I see this, that's a tilted process, and a tilted process yields a tilted result.
The name may sound a little wonky, but this is a powerful provision that would fundamentally tilt the playing field further in favor of multinational corporations, worse yet, it would undermine U.S. sovereignty.
If they are sure they have fixed this problem, they need to show all the new provisions.
Americans understand that the game is rigged, and they've had enough of it. They're ready to fight back. They want a Washington that works for them, i think that people are getting more engaged, politically, and they're seeing through a lot of the rhetoric that politicians have been throwing out there for a long time. They want to see some real change, and I think that's what we need to work on.
If we fail to challenge this cynical strategy now, it will only encourage Republicans to pull our financial regulations apart piece by piece.
Pretty much the whole Republican Party, and if we’re going to be honest too many Dems, have talked about the evils of Big Government and called for deregulation.
It all sounded good but what it was really about was tying the hands of regulators and turning loose big banks and giant international corporations to do whatever they wanted to do: turning them loose to rig the market and reduce competition; turning them loose to outsource more jobs; turning them loose to load up on more risks and then hide behind taxpayer guarantees; turning them loose to sell more mortgages and credit cards that cheated American families.
This giveaway that was drafted by Citigroup lobbyists has no place in a critical government funding bill.
Enough is enough. Washington already works really well for the billionaires and the big corporations and the lawyers and the lobbyists, but what about the families who lost their homes or their jobs or their retirement savings the last time Citi bet big on derivatives and lost?
Congress should not put taxpayers on the hook for another bailout, and this giveaway that was drafted by Citigroup lobbyists has no place in a critical government funding bill.
Congress should not put taxpayers on the hook for another bailout, and this giveaway that was drafted by Citigroup lobbyists has not place in a critical government funding bill.
The House is about to vote on a budget deal -- a deal negotiated behind closed doors that slips in a provision that would let derivatives traders on Wall Street gamble with taxpayer money and get bailed out by the government when their risky bets threaten to blow up our financial system, these are the same banks that nearly broke the economy in 2008 and destroyed millions of jobs.
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