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Sanders Scores Progressive and Labor Endorsements Over Clinton

Sanders received the endorsement of Democracy for America, which tried to draft Sen. Elizabeth Warren to run for president (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Sen. Bernard Sanders received a big boost to his campaign Thursday with the endorsements of Communications Workers of America and Democracy for America and emphasized the grassroots nature of the endorsements.  

At a news conference with Sanders, Chris Shelton, president of the CWA, emphasized that the decision came directly from union members themselves after the union asked if it should endorse in the election, and if so, who should it endorse.  

Warren Shows Progressives She's Sticking With Them

Warren was the only Democratic woman in the Senate not to show solidarity with Clinton. (Al Drago/CQ Roll Call)

Why Mike Lee Won't Do Hallway Interviews

Lee says he won't be doing hallway interviews anymore. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Sen. Mike Lee is no longer taking hallway interviews. While any senator might decline to answer a particular question (sometimes it's the wrong question, the wrong reporter or the wrong time), the Utah Republican, around September, joined a small group of senators who will not take questions from reporters in between points A and B, where most members of the press buttonhole lawmakers on any topic that comes to mind.  

Lee told CQ Roll Call — as part of a wide-ranging interview in his Senate office Thursday — that most questions thrown at him are generally not of the "yes" or "no" variety, and he said he felt he was often giving them short shrift.  

Elizabeth Warren Channels Ted Cruz on 'Cromnibus'

Elizabeth Warren is rallying House Democrats to kill the cromnibus unless a provision benefiting banks is stripped.

One of the Senate's leading liberals is borrowing a page from the playbook of Texas GOP Sen. Ted Cruz.  

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., is pushing to strike out language from the "cromnibus" spending bill unveiled Tuesday that would roll back restrictions on "swaps" transactions included in the 2010 financial regulatory overhaul known as Dodd-Frank. Repealing the "push-out" provision would mean that certain derivatives could again be held in bank units with federal deposit insurance.  

Mark Warner Named to Senate Democratic Leadership

Warren and Warner are newly installed members on Senate Democrats' leadership team. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

A senator who voted against keeping Harry Reid as the Democratic leader is getting a seat at the leadership table.  

Democratic Sen. Mark Warner of Virginia is taking on the role of policy development advisor at the Democratic Policy and Communications Center. He joins a leadership team that previously expanded in number with the addition of progressive heroine Elizabeth Warren, a Democrat from Massachusetts.  

Elizabeth Warren Gets Seat at Leadership Table

Warren will get a new role in Democratic leadership. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Sen. Elizabeth Warren will get a newly created seat at the Democratic leadership table.

Bringing Warren into the weekly leadership meetings could put her brand of populist economic messaging front and center as Democrats look to regain their majority in 2016.  

Elizabeth Warren Could Join Democratic Leadership

Elizabeth Warren could join Senate leadership. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Senate Democratic leaders are discussing the possibility of adding Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., to their ranks, a source familiar with the conversations confirmed late Wednesday.  

The move would be the most significant change to Democratic leadership teams in either chamber, which are expected to otherwise be unchanged despite the historic drubbing at the polls on Election Day.  

Durbin, Reed, Warren Seek Executive Action to Combat 'Inversion'

Warren is among Democrats urging the president to take executive action on corporate inversions. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

A trio of liberal Senate Democrats want President Barack Obama to make use of his "pen and phone" to cut down on corporate "inversions."  

In a new letter, Sens. Richard J. Durbin of Illinois, Jack Reed of Rhode Island and Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts seek executive action to reduce or eliminate tax preferences that come along with the business practice, in which a U.S. company will acquire an overseas company and then be based in the foreign country, at least on paper. The practice has increased in popularity as a tax-avoidance strategy.  

Elizabeth Warren Leads Progressive Charge, but Has GOP Admirers Too

(Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

"What reaction do you usually expect from banks?" Sen. Elizabeth Warren asked a reporter last week.  

It was classic Warren. Appearing at a news conference with fellow Democrats and D.C.-area college students to roll out legislation she spearheaded that would let borrowers refinance student loans, the Massachusetts Democrat dismissed a question about financial institutions losing profits from older, high-interest loans.