U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren

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Berkshire Community College has announced U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren will serve as the keynote speaker at May’s commencement.

U.S. President Barack Obama delivered his State of the Union Speech Tuesday night. Local officials react to issues mentioned ranging from free community college to the state of the economy to raising taxes on the wealthy.

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Massachusetts U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren has met with Israeli and Palestinian leaders during a tour of the Middle East. It's her first official congressional trip overseas since taking office in 2013.

  There’s a new blip on the 2016 presidential race radar, and her name is Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts. Is she the new Barack Obama? Could that spell trouble for presumed candidate Hillary Clinton? Primary Day 2016 may be over a year away—and no one has actually said they’re running—but it’s already shaping up to be an interesting political contest. What do you think?

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses Obama's support for a possible presidential run from Elizabeth Warren and voter ID laws.

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Massachusetts U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren is trying to stir up support for her student loan bill ahead of an expected vote in the Senate.

Warren's bill would let college graduates with existing federal student loans refinance them at lower interest rates now offered to new borrowers.

To help pay for the program, Warren's bill would phase in a new minimum tax in 2015 for individuals with adjusted gross income between $1 million and $2 million.

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With student loan debt sailing past the trillion-dollar mark, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand of New York is once again pitching a proposed law to let federal loan borrowers reduce their student debts by refinancing.

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Twenty years ago Congress passed legislation requiring women and minorities be included in medical trials supported by the National Institutes of Health. A group of health care specialists and lawmakers met for a summit in Boston today advocating for further sex-specific medical research.