Elizabeth Warren Takes Out an Obama Nominee

The Massachusetts senator scores a coup.

Senator Elizabeth Warren, a Democrat from Massachusetts, attends a Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee business meeting to markup an original bill to approve the Keystone XL pipeline in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015.

Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Over the weekend, Antonio Weiss asked not to be re-nominated for the job of Undersecretary of Domestic Finance at the Treasury Department. It was a major coup for the Senate Democrats who had opposed the nomination, led by Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren, eventually including one-fifth of the caucus.

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