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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., and Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., released another joint video Thursday in which they pressed Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin over his role in Sears’ 2018 bankruptcy — implying that he made money off of American workers’ hardships.

Americans, Warren argued, deserved a “Treasury secretary who fights for them — not someone who spent a decade raking in cash for himself at the expense of hundreds of thousands of Sears employees.”

The video highlighted ties between Mnuchin and Eddie Lampert, Mnuchin’s old college roommate and the subject of a lawsuit claiming he improperly stripped Sears of its assets. Lampert, the former CEO and Chairman of Sears, appointed Mnuchin, also named in the lawsuit, to Sears’ board before driving “the company into the ground,” Ocasio-Cortez claimed.

“He is a walking example of what happens when rich and powerful people put other rich and powerful people into power,” Ocasio-Cortez said of Mnuchin.

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The progressive lawmakers implied that Lampert either intentionally or carelessly saddled the department store with debt, allowing him to make “billions” while millions of people lost their jobs.

“Instead of investing in the company, he sucked about $6 billion in value out of it,” Warren said of Lampert, “and then did stock buybacks which certainly made him a lot of money.”

In a letter sent on Thursday, Warren and Ocasio-Cortez gave Mnuchin until June 13 to provide answers to questions related to his work with Lampert. It also questioned whether, as a Treasury official, he engaged in any unethical behavior related to Sears.

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“We are deeply concerned by the financial engineering and potentially illegal activity that took place at Sears Holding Corporation while you served on the company’s board,” the letter read.

“In addition, we are concerned that, as Treasury Secretary, you are in position to take actions that benefit Sears’ shareholders and owners at the expense of workers and taxpayers.”

At the end of the video, Warren and Ocasio-Cortez portrayed themselves as fighters for the American people. “We think the American people deserve answers and we’re out there to fight for them,” Warren said, as Ocasio-Cortez nodded.

The Treasury Department did not respond to Fox News’ request for comment.

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It’s unclear how Mnuchin will respond, although he’s already pushed back on another congressional demand relating to President Trump’s tax information. The lawmakers’ letter was the latest in a series of Democratic efforts to investigate the Trump administration as the 2020 election approaches.

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Warren, a 2020 hopeful, reportedly sought Ocasio-Cortez’s endorsement and has tried to highlight their relationship in joint videos. The two adopted a lighter tone when they discussed the “Game of Thrones” finale during another video released on Tuesday.

During that video, they seemed to unify behind criticism that the show missed its shot at providing viewers with a feminist ending.

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Former Vice President Joe Biden maintains his front-runner status, but a new national survey in the race for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination indicates a drop in support for Sen. Bernie Sanders and a rise by Sens. Kamala Harris of California and Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts.

According to a Monmouth University public opinion survey released Thursday, 33 percent of Democrats or independents who lean toward the Democratic Party say they support Biden, up from 27 percent in Monmouth’s April poll.

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Sanders, the independent senator from Vermont who’s making his second straight White House bid, registers at 15 percent support, down 5 percentage points from a month ago and a drop of 10 points from Monmouth’s March poll, when the senator stood at 25 percent.

The new poll differs from a Quinnipiac University survey released a day earlier, which suggested Sanders on the rise.

Harris, the former California attorney general, is in third place in the survey at 11 percent, up slightly from 8 percent in April. Warren, the populist senator who’s put out one progressive policy proposal after another, stands at 10 percent, up 4 points from a month ago.

Two other national surveys released in the past week, from Fox News and Quinnipiac University, also indicated Warren’s poll numbers on the rise. The Monmouth poll also suggested a slight collective rise in support for the other female candidates: Sens. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota and Kirsten Gillibrand of New York, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii, and best-selling spiritual author Marianne Williamson.

“Women are commanding a larger slice of Democratic support than they were a few weeks ago and we are seeing bumps in their individual voter ratings. We can’t parse out the exact reasons from this one poll, but recent efforts by certain states to restrict access to abortion services may be playing a role in the closer look these candidates are getting right now,” Monmouth University Polling Institute director Patrick Murray said.

The survey also indicated a rise in favorable ratings for Warren, Harris and Klobuchar.

South Bend, Indiana mayor Pete Buttigieg, a one-time long-shot who’s surged this spring, stands at 6 percent in the survey, down 2 points from last month. The Monmouth survey follows this week’s Quinnipiac poll in suggesting a slight edging down of Buttigieg’s support since April.

Former Rep. Beto O’Rourke of Texas stands at 4 percent in the poll, with Klobuchar at 3 percent. Everyone else in the historically enormous field of two-dozen candidates registered at 1 percent or less.

This latest survey comes with more than eight months to go until the first votes are cast in the presidential primary and caucus calendar.

“One thing we need to remember is that huge pockets of Democratic voters, particularly moderates, have yet to tune in to the campaign,” Murray emphasized.

The Monmouth University poll was conducted May 16-20, with 802 adults questioned by live telephone operators. The survey included 334 registered voters who identified as Democrats or independents who lean towards the Democratic Party. The sampling error for Democratic primary questions was plus or minus 5.4 percentage points.

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s presidential campaign didn’t exactly catch fire despite jumping in early – her poll numbers sagged, her ancestry controversy hung over the launch and other progressives stole her spotlight.

“It’s early and I’m running the campaign that I want to run,” Warren insisted to Fox News last month, when the Democratic presidential candidate from Massachusetts was averaging in the mid-single digits nationally and in key states.

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Perhaps the slow-and-steady approach will pay off.

The populist senator who’s put out one progressive policy proposal after another during the race for the Democratic presidential nomination is enjoying a recent rise in the polls. She now stands at 13 percent in a new Quinnipiac University poll, trailing only former Vice President Joe Biden — the front-runner at 35 percent in the survey — and independent Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, at 16 percent.

Also striking is the latest Fox News Poll, which indicates Warren in third place, at 9 percent among likely Democratic primary voters. She’s up from just 4 percent in the previous Fox News Poll, which was conducted in March.

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Warren was the first major candidate to jump into the race, announcing her presidential exploratory committee on Dec. 31. While she came out of the gate with a lot of buzz and attention, she was soon hit with media attention over the controversy surrounding her disputed Native American heritage and attacks by President Trump labeling the senator as “Pocahontas.”

“I think there was a lot of unfair negative coverage directed towards Warren, but she just put her head down and put out good and interesting policy positions and campaigning all over the place,” said Kathy Sullivan, a Democratic National Committee member and former New Hampshire Democratic Party chair.

Sullivan, who remains neutral in the battle involving two-dozen candidates for the nomination, said Warren is benefiting from a combination of “ sheer hard work and … the production of some very well-thought-out policy positions.”

From the opioid epidemic to the student loan debt to sky-high housing prices to early education and child care, Warren’s got a plan, putting out what seems like a policy proposal for everything.

“I’ve got a plan for that” has become her unofficial motto. Her campaign website is selling t-shirts and tote bags that say: “Warren has a plan for that.”

The candidate even made headlines when the catch phrase prompted comedian Ashley Nicole Black to tweet: “Do you think Elizabeth Warren has a plan to fix my love life?”

That prompted a response from Warren, who wrote on Twitter “DM me and let’s figure this out.”

Political scientist Dante Scala, a veteran observer of New Hampshire’s first-in-the-nation presidential primary, noted that Warren’s time away from the spotlight may have helped her regain her footing.

“Sometimes it’s a blessing in disguise for a campaign to get off to a slow start. Away from the spotlight of a front-running campaign, Elizabeth Warren is running a positive, issues-oriented campaign.  She is poised to become the progressive alternative to Joe Biden, especially if Bernie Sanders falters,” said Scala, a political science professor at the University of New Hampshire.

Sullivan highlighted that Warren’s reaction to the negative stories and falling polls was also instrumental.

“It’s not being surprised by, let down by, or bothered by early poll numbers and whatever initial press coverage there may be, but keeping your head down, meeting voters and letting them hear your ideas. And Elizabeth Warren has done that and she’s reaping the rewards for all the work that she’s done,” Sullivan explained.

New Hampshire’s considered a must-win state for Warren. Presidential candidates from the state’s neighbor to the south have a history of winning the New Hampshire primary – most recently Democratic Sen. John Kerry in 2004 and former Republican Gov. Mitt Romney in 2012.

Warren – who’s been a very frequent visitor to the Granite State this year – was back in New Hampshire again this past weekend.

Headlining a Rockingham County Democrats annual clambake, she zeroed in on the state’s soaring student loan debt.

“Over the past 10 years in New Hampshire, student loan debt has more than doubled,” Warren spotlighted. “Three-quarters of the students who graduate here in New Hampshire, graduate with debt. So they start the great game of life behind the starting line.”

Even one of Warren’s most vocal Republican critics complimented the senator on her 2020 rebound.

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“I’ve long believed those who underestimate Sen. Warren do so at their own peril,” noted veteran GOP strategist Colin Reed. “She will have a second act in this political campaign.”

But as she rises, she can expect renewed tough treatment from Trump and his allies, who are sure to not only revive the ancestry controversy but challenge her government-heavy proposals on health care and more.

Reed, pointing to Warren’s decision not to run for the White House in the 2016 campaign, argued that “her fundamental problem remains unchanged and will never go away: she should have run last time when there was a field of two and a desperate craving from the electorate for a progressive alternative to Secretary Clinton. Timing is everything, and Sen. Warren missed her moment.”

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Former Vice President Joe Biden remains the clear front-runner in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination, but a new national poll is the latest to indicate a recovery by Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts.

The Quinnipiac University public opinion survey also appears to suggest a drop in support for rising star Pete Buttigieg.

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Biden stands at 35 percent among Democrats or Democratic-leaning voters questioned in the survey, which was conducted May 16-20. Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont is in second place, at 16 percent. The former vice president edged down 3 percentage points from Quinnipiac’s previous poll, which was conducted in April, with Sanders jumping 5 points.

Warren stands at 13 percent in the survey, up from just 4 percent in Quinnipiac’s March poll. A Fox News Poll released last week also indicated a surge of support for the populist senator who’s putting out one progressive policy proposal after another. Warren jumped from 4 percent in the March Fox News poll to 9 percent in May.

The Quinnipiac survey indicates Buttigieg at 5 percent. The South Bend, Indiana mayor stood at 10 percent in Quinnipiac’s April poll.

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“Cleary the race got more crowded,” Quinnipiac University Poll assistant director Tim Malloy told Fox News. There are now nearly two-dozen Democrats running for the party’s nomination.

Pointing to Buttigieg and former Rep. Beto O’Rourke of Texas, Malloy noted that “these are two young rising political stars and maybe the star faded a little bit with the arrival of so many candidates on the scene and the ascendancy of Joe Biden.”

O’Rourke registers at just 2 percent in the latest survey, down from 12 percent in Quinnipiac’s March poll.

The poll also shows Sen. Kamala Harris of California at 8 percent, Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey at 3 percent, and Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota at 2 percent. Everyone else in the survey registered at 1 percent or less.

Republican President Trump’s approval rating remains deeply underwater in the new poll. The survey indicates Trump stands at 38 percent approval and 57 percent disapproval among American voters.

Fifty-four percent of all voters say they “definitely” won’t vote for the president in next year’s general election, with just 31 percent saying they “definitely” will vote for Trump.

But the president’s far from the only White House candidate with underwater ratings.

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With a 49-39 percent favorability rating, Biden is the only White House hopeful with a clear positive score. The favorability ratings for other Democrats are negative or mixed.

The most negative rating appears to go to the latest entry into the race – two-term New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio.

He stands at 8 percent favorable and 45 percent unfavorable in the survey.

The Quinnipiac University poll surveyed 1,078 voters nationwide, with a sampling error of plus or minus 3.7 percentage points. The survey included 454 Democrats and Democratic leaners, with a margin of error of plus or minus 5.6 percentage points for questions on the Democratic presidential nomination race.

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The frenzy surrounding Beto O’Rourke seems to have fizzled out.

America Rising, a top Republican opposition research firm, had been fielding a mountain of requests from political reporters on the Texan but says in the 10 weeks since he announced his bid to become the 2020 Democratic presidential nominee, inquires about him have dwindled considerably.

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“The requests for oppo on him have completed dried off,” a staffer at America Rising told The Daily Beast.

A lack of interest could spell more trouble for O’Rourke in a heavily crowded Democratic field.

O’Rourke, himself, seemed to acknowledge the dip in interest during an interview with MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow.

“I recognize I can do a better job also of talking to a national audience,” O’Rourke said. “I hope that I’m continuing to do better over time, but we’ve been extraordinarily fortunate with the campaign that we’ve run so far.”

Once at the top of Democratic watch-lists, O’Rourke is now registering in the single digits in several national polls. In the latest Fox News Poll, O’Rourke is trailing former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Bernie Sanders, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Mayor Pete Buttigieg and Sen. Kamala Harris. He is barely edging out New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker and Julian Castro.

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An April Quinnipiac poll shows him tumbling from 12 percent to 5 percent.

It’s a stunning drop for the presidential contender who garnered immense media attention.

Despite his 2018 Senate loss to Ted Cruz, R-Texas, O’Rourke still managed to galvanize Texans, resulting in a massive turnout among first-time voters in some key counties. Supporters were still on board when he took the nation on a somewhat-aimless tour of America to find himself. In a series of posts on Medium, O’Rourke blogged about the sights, his thoughts and conversations he’s had with diners.

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Though his campaign is starting to roll out a new hiring initiative in key states and O’Rourke is hitting the media circuit more, some wonder if he’s fallen too far behind in the highly competitive race.

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The ending to the hit show “Game of Thrones” was sexist and dismissed women as overly-emotional, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., suggested on Tuesday.

“I feel like we were getting so close to having this ending with just women running the world,” Ocasio-Cortez said during a video with Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass.

“And then the last two episodes, it’s like, ‘Oh, they’re too emotional,'” she said with Warren responding, “yeah, exactly.” “It’s like ugh, this was written by men!” Ocasio-Cortez added before asserting that HBO needed some “feminist analysis.”

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It comes after Warren praised character Daenerys Targaryen in an op-ed written in April, and contrasted her with Cersei Lannister, another character on the show.

Targaryen, Warren indicated, carried many of the same interests that she did as a presidential candidate.

“And as much as Dany wants to take on her family’s enemies and take back the Iron Throne, she knows that she must first fight the army of the dead that threatens all mankind. This is a revolutionary idea, in Westeros or anywhere else,” she wrote.

“A queen who declares that she doesn’t serve the interests of the rich and powerful? A ruler who doesn’t want to control the political system but to break the system as it is known? It’s no wonder that the people she meets in Westeros are skeptical.”

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The video came as both Sens. Warren and Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., reportedly vied for the freshman New Yorker’s endorsement.

Ocasio-Cortez, for her part, hoped that HBO would unveil a “badass” ending that included a transition to Democracy. “Could you imagine if no one ends up on the throne and they transition to democracy?” she previously asked.

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The ending to the hit show “Game of Thrones” was sexist and dismissed women as overly-emotional, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., suggested on Tuesday.

“I feel like we were getting so close to having this ending with just women running the world,” Ocasio-Cortez said during a video with Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass.

“And then the last two episodes, it’s like, ‘Oh, they’re too emotional,'” she said with Warren responding, “yeah, exactly.” “It’s like ugh, this was written by men!” Ocasio-Cortez added before asserting that HBO needed some “feminist analysis.”

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It comes after Warren praised character Daenerys Targaryen in an op-ed written in April, and contrasted her with Cersei Lannister, another character on the show.

Targaryen, Warren indicated, carried many of the same interests that she did as a presidential candidate.

“And as much as Dany wants to take on her family’s enemies and take back the Iron Throne, she knows that she must first fight the army of the dead that threatens all mankind. This is a revolutionary idea, in Westeros or anywhere else,” she wrote.

“A queen who declares that she doesn’t serve the interests of the rich and powerful? A ruler who doesn’t want to control the political system but to break the system as it is known? It’s no wonder that the people she meets in Westeros are skeptical.”

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The video came as both Sens. Warren and Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., reportedly vied for the freshman New Yorker’s endorsement.

Ocasio-Cortez, for her part, hoped that HBO would unveil a “badass” ending that included a transition to Democracy. “Could you imagine if no one ends up on the throne and they transition to democracy?” she previously asked.

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The ending to the hit show “Game of Thrones” was sexist and dismissed women as overly-emotional, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., suggested on Tuesday.

“I feel like we were getting so close to having this ending with just women running the world,” Ocasio-Cortez said during a video with Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass.

“And then the last two episodes, it’s like, ‘Oh, they’re too emotional,'” she said with Warren responding, “yeah, exactly.” “It’s like ugh, this was written by men!” Ocasio-Cortez added before asserting that HBO needed some “feminist analysis.”

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It comes after Warren praised character Daenerys Targaryen in an op-ed written in April, and contrasted her with Cersei Lannister, another character on the show.

Targaryen, Warren indicated, carried many of the same interests that she did as a presidential candidate.

“And as much as Dany wants to take on her family’s enemies and take back the Iron Throne, she knows that she must first fight the army of the dead that threatens all mankind. This is a revolutionary idea, in Westeros or anywhere else,” she wrote.

“A queen who declares that she doesn’t serve the interests of the rich and powerful? A ruler who doesn’t want to control the political system but to break the system as it is known? It’s no wonder that the people she meets in Westeros are skeptical.”

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The video came as both Sens. Warren and Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., reportedly vied for the freshman New Yorker’s endorsement.

Ocasio-Cortez, for her part, hoped that HBO would unveil a “badass” ending that included a transition to Democracy. “Could you imagine if no one ends up on the throne and they transition to democracy?” she previously asked.

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As Sen. Elizabeth Warren climbs in Democratic presidential polls, touting an image as the champion of the working class against powerful corporations, it’s only a matter of time before she faces renewed questions about her history advocating on behalf of the kinds of corporations she now vilifies.

That work predated her time in the Senate. She helped LTV Steel in its effort to dodge paying employee benefits in 1995; helped defend the Traveler’s Insurance company in a 2009 Supreme Court case against consumer asbestos claims and did bankruptcy consulting work for Dow Chemical after a lawsuit by thousands of women with allegedly faulty breast implants that caused health problems.

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On the campaign trail, that history is not part of the personal narrative.

“I’ve spent my career getting to the bottom of why America’s promise works for some families, but others who work just as hard slip through the cracks into disaster,” the second-term Massachusetts Democrat said in her original campaign video announcing her exploratory committee. “What I found is terrifying. These aren’t cracks that families are falling into. They’re traps. America’s middle class is under attack. How did we get here? Billionaires and big corporations decided they wanted more of the pie and they enlisted politicians to cut them a fatter slice.”

Some of that career was reportedly spent earning as much $675 per hour as a corporate lawyer, a side job while working fulltime in academia. Her vanquished 2012 opponent Sen. Scott Brown, a Republican, failed to make the corporate-past issue stick. However, she faces a different set of circumstances in the 2020 Democratic primary field, as she tries to lure away progressive support from Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt.

A recent Fox News poll showed Warren moving into third place in the crowded Democratic field, with 9 percent of the vote. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., a favorite among the party’s far-left base, indicated she would likely endorse either Sanders or Warren.

“Warren’s half-baked rhetoric belies her record. From falsely claiming minority status to advance her career to her long record of fighting on behalf of corporate interests, to hear Warren now say she will fight for the little guy is ridiculous,” Steve Guest, a spokesman for the Republican National Committee, told Fox News.

Fox News contacted Warren’s presidential campaign and Senate office but got no formal response, aside from a campaign email acknowledging the inquiry and stating “someone from the press office will be in touch.”

Today, insurance companies are often one of Warren’s biggest rhetorical targets. In the campaign video, Warren quipped, “Politicians look the other way while big insurance companies deny patients lifesaving coverage.”

Travelers, however, paid Warren $212,000 over three years in consulting fees, in the case of Travelers v. Pearlie Bailey that went to the U.S. Supreme Court, the Boston Globe reported.

In 1982, Johns Manville, a large asbestos maker, filed for bankruptcy because of multiple asbestos liability claims, and entered into a settlement with cancer victims. But, by 2001, the company fund began to slash payments to those in the settlement, and plaintiffs filed suit against Travelers in state courts accusing the company of breaking consumer protection, alleging it hid dangers of asbestos.

The high court ruled in favor of Travelers in June 2009, largely shielding the company from future lawsuits. The Boston Globe reported, “Travelers won most of what it wanted from the Supreme Court, and in doing so Warren helped preserve an element of bankruptcy law that ensured that victims of large-scale corporate malfeasance would have a better chance of getting compensated, even when the responsible companies go bankrupt.”

Gayla Benefield, an asbestos victim and victims’ advocate, was quoted in a 2011 Boston Herald article saying of Warren, “She’s supposed to be a consumer advocate? That’s laughable. … I guess she’s just doing her job, but I don’t think she would get the vote of anybody who’s an asbestos victim.”

LTV Steel reportedly paid Warren $10,000 to write its Supreme Court petition in 1995 to attempt to help the firm avoid paying into a fund that gave health benefits to retired coal miners. This put her on the opposite side at the time of the Clinton administration and the United Mine Workers. However, the Supreme Court ultimately didn’t take the case.

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The 1992 Coal Industry Retiree Health Benefit Act required about 100 former mining companies to continue to pay the benefits for retired miners that earned them. LTV was in bankruptcy when the law took effect in 1993. Warren argued the company’s obligations should have been addressed as part of the bankruptcy.

When the case came up during the 2012 Senate campaign, Warren campaign spokeswoman Althea Harney said: “In the LTV steel case, there was never any question that coal miners and their surviving spouses would receive their full benefits under the Coal Act. This case involved bankruptcy principles and who would pay what into the fund.”

After the Supreme Court didn’t accept the case, LTV reportedly had to pay about $140 million in benefits to retired miners.

Warren stated in a 2002 affidavit that she worked for Dow Chemical, the parent company of Dow Corning, which went into bankruptcy in 1995 after lawsuits over allegedly faulty breast implants. Some of the claims reportedly stated the implants caused autoimmune diseases and made it difficult to diagnose cancer. When Dow Chemical employed Warren, it was reportedly trying to limit its liability by asserting it was a separate company from Dow Corning. The company initially made a $3.2 billion settlement with about 170,000 women, but many reportedly got only a minimal payment.

Warren, when pressed on the matter during her 2012 Senate run, declined to provide details about her work with Dow. However, her campaign argued that establishing a trust fund would have been the only means to ensure victims were compensated.

The Springfield Republican newspaper in 2012 quoted Brown campaign manager saying: “Dow did not hire Elizabeth Warren in order to further to serve the interests of the victims. That’s not what these companies do, not why they pay big money to high profile lawyers.”

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Elizabeth Warren: Matchmaker-in-chief?

Sen. Warren, D-Mass., Sunday on Twitter offered to help one user “figure out” her love life as the Democratic hopeful continued campaigning for her party’s nomination ahead of the 2020 presidential election.

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“Do you think Elizabeth Warren has a plan to fix my love life,” comedian Ashley Nicole Black tweeted in a humorous play on the Democratic hopeful’s “I have a plan for that” slogan, which has appeared on t-shirts throughout the senator’s campaign stops.

But to the comedian’s surprise, Warren did indeed appear to have a plan.

“DM me and let’s figure this out,” Warren responded.

Black, a former correspondent on Samantha Bee’s “Full Frontal,” was left stunned. “I am deceased. And ready to welcome new love in my life. And then get our new pres elected,” she tweeted of Warren.

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The comedian wasn’t the only one gobsmacked by Warren’s response. Twitter users largely supported Warren’s move to include matchmaker to her list of 2020 policy proposals.

“Me next, please. Thank you,” wrote one user.

“And THIS is why we love her!” another wrote.

“I want to have a beer with Warren and I don’t even drink,” a tweet read.

Warren has used her reputation as a wonk to roll out ambitious policy proposals since she first announced her candidacy for the 2020 presidential election. The Massachusetts senator has addressed a variety of policy topics, including college debt, the opioid crisis, Wall Street, breaking up Big Tech and taxation.

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A Fox News Poll last week has Warren sitting in third place among Democrats with nine percent of Democratic primary voters. The senator trails former Vice President Joe Biden, who leads with 35 percent, and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., who has 17 percent.

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