Did you hear the one about Elizabeth Warren on the banking committee?
It is the big scoop today at HuffPo:
Nearly two years after Wall Street waged a successful campaign to keep consumer advocate Elizabeth Warren from running the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the incoming senator will be tapped to serve on the Banking Committee, according to four sources familiar with the situation. It’s a victory for progressives who battled to win her a seat on the panel that oversees the implementation of Dodd-Frank and other banking regulations.
Elizabeth Warren has been selected by Democratic leadership to join the Senate Banking Committee next year, according to a Democratic source with knowledge of the situation.
The caucus still has to approve the committee makeup for the next Congress but that step is only expected to be a formality with regard to Warren.
But you knew that, as reported here on November 16.
It’s nice to know that we will have six years of public lectures from
Professor Senator Warren on integrity, honesty and transparency directed at people who rigged the system to take advantage of loopholes to which they were not entitled to give them an advantage over others.
Update: Not sure why, but a reader forwarded me this Op-Ed at CNN, Just say no to ‘playing Indian’ and related news story, Native American designers fight cultural caricatures. Please try to keep things “on topic.”