Warren in Michigan


U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) appeared in Detroit and Lansing Tuesday as part of a presidential campaign swing through the Midwest in which she unveiled ambitious new plans to overhaul the nation’s economy — and attempt to save the planet from climate change in the process.

As part of her plan for what she calls “economic patriotism,” Warren announced her goal of creating a new “Department of Economic Development.” That would be aimed at job growth, promoting monetary policy that would purposely weaken the dollar in an effort to reduce the trade deficit, and massively increasing levels of funding for research and development programs outside of their traditional geographic clusters.