Elizabeth Warren Again Calls For ‘Equal Pay,’ Ignores Pay Gap In Own Office

Warren’s women staffers earned 71 cents for each dollar earned by men in 2016

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.) spoke out on the issue of gender pay equality in a speech on Thursday without noting the equal pay shortcomings in her own senate office, where women earned a fraction of what was earned by men in 2016.

In an address to liberal activists of the Progressive Change Campaign Committee, Warren said that she is continually reminded on Capitol Hill that she needs to push equal pay.

“Boy, do they keep reminding me about this on Capitol Hill the need to say this,” Warren said on Thursday. “We believe in equal pay for equal work.”

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Elizabeth Warren Attends Martha’s Vineyard Dinner Hosted By Big Bank Executive

Democrat’s ‘Wolf of Wall Street’ Robert Wolf hosts Wall Street critic Warren

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.), one of the Senate’s fiercest Wall Street critics, attended a Democratic donor retreat over the weekend hosted by former UBS bank executive Robert Wolf, who last year lashed out against politicians that target Wall Street for political gain.

Wolf hosted Warren as part of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee’s annual donor retreat in Martha’s Vineyard. He wrote on Twitter that he was “honored” to host Warren, who was joined by other Democratic senators at the fundraiser.

Wolf, a financial backer and friend of former President Barack Obama, a Clinton Foundation donor, and a co-chair for the 2016 Democratic National Convention, has in the past portrayed Warren as a radical and denounced her treatment of Wall Street.

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Democrats’ 2018 Election Prospects — Trump Bashing Helps Them

A little unifying hatred goes a long way at the ballot box.

Conventional wisdom says that Democrats are in serious trouble. In the aftermath of Hillary Clinton’s defeat, the narrative goes something like this: Democrats are internally divided, with the far-left wing led by Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren battling it out with the establishment Clinton wing of the party; blue-dog Democrats have been wiped out, with pro-choice radicals in full command; intersectionality-focused Democrats are warring with class-warfare Democrats.

The Democrats, this logic continues, must offer more than merely being anti-Trump. They are hysterically anti-Trump, in fact, to the point that they have harmed their own credibility. They cannot hope to win seats simply by shouting “Impeachment!” and then waiting for political manna to fall from heaven. They must make proposals. They must offer a firm, ideologically grounded opposition.

According to this narrative, Republicans have the upper hand in 2020. All they have to do is let President Trump drive the Left batty, pass a few pieces of relatively minor legislation, and watch Democrats implode. Democrats won’t be able to win just by trotting out Maxine Waters and Al Franken. They’ll have to do something to put the pieces back together.

There’s only one problem with this narrative: It isn’t true.

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