Inside the Democratic Party Split: Pragmatists Vs. True Believers

Senator Elizabeth Warren, a Democrat from Massachusetts, right, speaks during a news conference with other Senate Democrats including Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, a Democrat from Nevada, second from left, following a private meeting at the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014.

Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

When populist Democrats such as Senator Elizabeth Warren complain about the consequences of Wall Street influence on government policy, here’s what they mean:

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