NPR: Sen. Elizabeth Warren Writes Of A Worldview Shaped In Youth
April 18, 2014
Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren became an unlikely media star following the 2008 financial crisis.
She was a plainspoken law professor from Harvard who advocated on behalf of families and consumers affected by the Wall Street meltdown.
Warren was brought to Washington to help monitor the multibillion-dollar bank bailout package.
As part of that work, Warren helped to create the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau — a watchdog agency that oversees and enforces consumer finance laws.
Republican opposition kept Warren from being nominated as the bureau’s director. Instead, President Obama and others urged her to run for the U.S. Senate seat in Massachusetts that was held by Sen. Scott Brown. She won the seat in 2012.
Now Warren is out with a memoir, fueling speculation she might be considering a presidential run in 2016. It’s not her first book. But unlike the others, A Fighting Chance is deeply personal.