By Ben White and Maggie Haberman
NEW YORK — There are three words that strike terror in the hearts of Wall Street bankers and corporate executives across the land: President Elizabeth Warren.
The anxiety over Warren grew Monday after a magazine report suggested the bank-bashing Democratic senator from Massachusetts could mount a presidential bid in 2016 and would not necessarily defer to Hillary Clinton — who is viewed as far more business-friendly — for the party’s nomination
And the fear is not only that Warren, who channels an increasingly popular strain of Occupy Wall Street-style anti-corporatism, might win. That is viewed by many political analysts as a slim possibility. It is also that a Warren candidacy, and even the threat of one, would push Clinton to the left in the primaries and revive arguments about breaking up the nation’s largest banks, raising taxes on the wealthy and otherwise stoking populist anger that is likely to also play a big role in the Republican primaries.
(Also on POLITICO: Report fuels prospect of 2016 Elizabeth Warren run)
Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2013/11/wall-street-elizabeth-warren-president-2016-elections-99697.html#ixzz2kQZJrUfw
By EMILY SCHULTHEIS | 10/22/13 5:01 AM EDT
2012 was a banner year for women in Congress, ushering in a record-high number of women to the House and Senate.
Next year may be an equally good year for female governors.
Thirty-six states will hold governor’s elections next year, and Democrats have top female recruits in at least five states who are poised to be their party’s nominee and competitive in the general election. Coupled with the four female governors who are running for reelection – three Republicans and one Democrat – observers say 2014 could see gains for women as states’ top executives.
“This is a year of opportunity at the gubernatorial level,” said Debbie Walsh, director of the Center for American Women in Politics at Rutgers University. “I think that there has been increasingly more and more attention paid to the issue of women in politics … there is some real potential here for growth.”
(WOMEN RULE VIDEO: A look at some of women stepping up and taking charge)
Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2013/10/more-women-governors-expected-after-2014-elections-98652.html#ixzz2iRVUj0b6
By Rina Raphael, Today
“Bold and daring or timeless and classic? It’s hard to choose just one winner for red carpet fashion, which is why we nominated a select group of fashionable celebrities who wore their designer gowns well at the Emmy Awards 2013. From “30 Rock” mastermind Tina Fey (who looked amazing) to comedian Sarah Silverman (she wins our thrifty award), see which stars worked our favorite frocks of the evening:”