Elizabeth Warren http://www.kunc.org en Sen. Elizabeth Warren Writes Of A Worldview Shaped In Youth http://www.kunc.org/post/sen-elizabeth-warren-writes-worldview-shaped-youth Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren became an unlikely media star following the 2008 financial crisis.<p>She was a plainspoken law professor from Harvard who advocated on behalf of families and consumers affected by the Wall Street meltdown.<p>Warren was brought to Washington to help monitor the multibillion-dollar bank bailout package.<p>As part of that work, Warren helped to create the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau — a watchdog agency that oversees and enforces consumer finance laws.<p>Republican opposition kept Warren from being nominated as the bureau's director. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:21:00 +0000 NPR Staff 55540 at http://www.kunc.org Sen. Elizabeth Warren Writes Of A Worldview Shaped In Youth Book News: Lydia Davis Wins Man Booker International Prize http://www.kunc.org/post/book-news-lydia-davis-wins-man-booker-international-prize <em>The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.</em><p><ul><p><li>American author <a href="http://www.themanbookerprize.com/news/lydia-davis-wins-man-booker-international-prize-2013">Lydia Davis was awarded</a> the Man Booker International Prize, worth about $90,000, at a ceremony Wednesday in London. Davis is renowned for her works of (very) short fiction. Thu, 23 May 2013 11:39:00 +0000 44714 at http://www.kunc.org Book News: Lydia Davis Wins Man Booker International Prize Odd Political Bedfellows Agree: Banks Still Too Big To Fail http://www.kunc.org/post/odd-political-bedfellows-agree-banks-still-too-big-fail Amid Washington's dysfunction, one issue has united some liberal Democrats and conservative Republicans: a common concern that "too big to fail" is alive and well.<p>Despite the Dodd-Frank financial reforms, these lawmakers believe the nation's largest banks still pose a threat to the economy and that the government will step in to bail them out if they get in trouble.<p>At a recent hearing on Capitol Hill, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., confronted Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke with her concerns. "We've now understood this problem for nearly five years," she said. Tue, 19 Mar 2013 22:21:00 +0000 John Ydstie 41768 at http://www.kunc.org Odd Political Bedfellows Agree: Banks Still Too Big To Fail The Battle For Congress: Senate And House Races To Watch http://www.kunc.org/post/battle-congress-senate-and-house-races-watch For Republicans itching to regain control of the Senate, Tuesday's election presents a rare opportunity. Only 10 GOP incumbents are on the ballot, compared with nearly two dozen Democrats and independents who caucus with them.<p>That means the magic number for Republicans is low. They need only a net gain of three or four seats to take over the Senate — and, assuming they keep the U.S. House of Representatives, consolidate their influence on Capitol Hill. Tue, 06 Nov 2012 12:01:00 +0000 Carrie Johnson 36060 at http://www.kunc.org The Battle For Congress: Senate And House Races To Watch Massachusetts Senate Race Gives New Meaning To Gender Politics http://www.kunc.org/post/massachusetts-senate-race-gives-new-meaning-gender-politics Despite its liberal reputation, the home of Jack Kennedy and Tip O'Neill has never elected a woman as governor or senator. And in Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown's tight re-election race with Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren, gender could prove the difference.<p>When Brown won his Senate seat in a special election in 2010, he came away unscathed by something his female opponent at the time would have had a much harder time explaining away. Sun, 07 Oct 2012 10:06:00 +0000 34736 at http://www.kunc.org Massachusetts Senate Race Gives New Meaning To Gender Politics