Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) was conspicuously quiet in her first few months as senator. But just as the bankers were starting to wipe the sweat from their brows, Warren hit back hard. She introduced legislation to pin student loan rates to those of banks borrowing from the federal government. She fought tooth and nail for a higher minimum wage and to reinstate Glass-Steagall. And of course there was the massively controversial resolution congratulating the Boston Red Sox on winning the 2013 World Series. That one barely got out of committee. She's also a gold mine for soundbites, and has the knowledge to back them up.
Speaking to bank regulators during a Senate hearing on February 14.
Speaking at a Senate hearing on March 18.
Speaking on May 8 about her first piece of legislation, which would reduce student loan rates to those enjoyed by banks.
Expressing concern over a pending Trans-Pacific free trade agreement on June 12.
Speaking to the AFL-CIO about the influence of corporations on the federal courts on September 9.
Speaking on the influence of corporations on government.
Railing against the Republican-controlled House over the shutdown on September 30.
Discussing the unequal playing field faced by the middle class on November 7.
On Republicans blocking Obama's nominees to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals on November 13.
Speaking on accusations that she wants to increase the Social Security benefits of billionaires on December 5.