16 Takeaways from Elizabeth Warren’s New Memoir, ‘A Fighting Chance’

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Freshman Senator and 2016 frontrunner Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.) has written a memoir. The book documents her rise from humble beginnings, her tireless efforts to establish the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and the internal struggles of someone who never really wanted to come to Washington, D.C., and get involved with politics, but who nevertheless has found it hard to quit the nation’s capital.

Here are 16 takeaways:

Higher Taxes Matter More to Obama Than UI

Job seekers wait in line to see employers at a National Career Fairs' job fair in New York / AP

Without an extension of unemployment insurance as part of a fiscal cliff compromise, more than 2 million Americans, or roughly 43 percent of those receiving unemployment benefits, will lose Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) benefits at the end of the year, according to a report from the Department of Labor.

Treasury Stonewalls FOIA Request

Vitter questions Treasury stymying of carbon tax FOIA request
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Sen. David Vitter (R., La.) is questioning the Treasury Department’s withholding of thousands of pages of emails concerning a potential carbon tax bill from a nonprofit conservative think-tank.

Government Sachs

Former Geithner Aide Lands Job at Goldman Sachs

Jake Siewert, Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner’s former counselor and White House press secretary during the Clinton administration, has taken a job at Goldman Sachs.