Elizabeth Warren Starts a New Project, But Few Take Notice

The senator launches the Middle Class Prosperity Project with Maryland Representative Elijah Cummings.

DES MOINES, IA - OCTOBER 19: U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) campaigns for U.S. Rep Bruce Braley (D-IA) Sunday, October 19, 2014 in Des Moines, Iowa. Braley is in a tight race for a Senate seat against Joni Ernst.

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On Tuesday afternoon, only 91 people were watching Senator Elizabeth Warren's live stream on YouTube when she asked Jared Bernstein of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities a pointed question about retirement and savings. That's not many viewers, nor was it the sexiest subject. But Warren, wearing a forceful and perhaps symbolic purple while presiding over the first congressional forum of her Middle Class Prosperity Project, doesn't seem to mind. She's comfortable being far from the action. 

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