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Article posted: 3/10/2013 5:37 AM

Elizabeth Warren starts taking on banks and regulators

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren, a Massachusetts Democrat, listens to a witness at Senate Banking Committee hearing on anti-money laundering on Capitol Hill in Washington. Warren rose to national prominence as an outspoken consumer advocate decrying Wall Street abuses and became the progressive movement's darling candidate in last fall's Senate elections. Like most freshman lawmakers, the Massachusetts Democrat has maintained a low profile during her first few months in office, but that's starting to change.

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren, a Massachusetts Democrat, questions a witness following a Senate Banking Committee hearing on anti-money laundering on Capitol Hill in Washington .

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Elizabeth Warren rose to national prominence as an outspoken consumer advocate decrying Wall Street abuses and became the progressive movement's darling candidate in last fall's Senate elections. Warren, who championed the creation of the new Consumer Financial Protection Board after the mortgage-led financial meltdown five years ago, is beginning to use her Senate Banking Committee perch to push regulators for tougher actions against errant banks.
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    • Sen. Elizabeth Warren, a Massachusetts Democrat, listens to a witness at Senate Banking Committee hearing on anti-money laundering on Capitol Hill in Washington. Warren rose to national prominence as an outspoken consumer advocate decrying Wall Street abuses and became the progressive movementís darling candidate in last fallís Senate elections. Like most freshman lawmakers, the Massachusetts Democrat has maintained a low profile during her first few months in office, but thatís starting to change.
    •  Sen. Elizabeth Warren, a Massachusetts Democrat, questions a witness following a Senate Banking Committee hearing on anti-money laundering on Capitol Hill in Washington .
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