- The Washington Times - Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Sen. Elizabeth Warren said it remains to be seen what former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will run on if she seeks the presidency in 2016, but vowed to push the former first lady and members of both parties to immediately work to address the challenges facing the middle class.

“She hasn’t declared yet, she hasn’t laid out what she is going to run on, and I think that is what we need to see,” Ms. Warren said of Mrs. Clinton on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” But I want to be clear. I think that [helping the middle class] is what everybody should be talking about: Democrat or Republican.”

She said, “I think this is a fight we have to have right this minute — not in the future, not down the line, but right this minute.”

For starters, the Massachusetts Democrat, who has resisted calls from party activists and her hometown newspaper, the Boston Globe, to run for president in 2016, said elected leaders could support her push to reduce the interest rates on student loans.

“I think that it is obscene that the federal government is making a profit off the backs of kids who have to borrow money to go to college,” she said.

Ms. Warren said the federal government is on track to make $66 billion on student loans that were doled out between 2007 and 2012.

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