Elizabeth Warren Formally Gets Banking Committee Slot

By: Wednesday December 12, 2012 12:51 pm

Senator-elect Elizabeth Warren officially received her committee assignments today, and she will sit on the Senate Banking Committee, with key oversight over Wall Street and the financial system. Progressives agitated for weeks for Warren to get this spot, and in the end it wasn’t that difficult a lift. I’m looking forward to future hearings from [...]

Daniel Akaka Becomes Latest Senate Democratic Retirement

By: Thursday March 3, 2011 7:25 am

Sen. Daniel Akaka, the long-serving Democrat from Hawaii, annnounced that he would not run for re-election in 2012. “After months of thinking about my political future, I am announcing today that I have decided not to run for re-election in 2012,” he said in a statement. “As many of you can imagine, it was a [...]