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Elizabeth Warren: ‘The game is rigged’

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Elizabeth Warren, the U.S. Senate candidate from Massachusetts, sharply criticized the Republican Party, millionaires and corporate leaders in a prime-time speech to the Democratic National Convention Tuesday, accusing them of denying a level playing field to the middle class.

Following her own well-trodden path of populist advocacy for consumers, families and the poor, Warren lamented that "the game is rigged against them" -- that they've been "chipped, squeezed and hammered."