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Warren, Biden sounding like candidates

Posted: July 17, 2014 at 4:33 a.m.

Vice President Joe Biden looks at his watch as he speaks in Washington, Wednesday,July 16, 2014, during Generation Progress's annual Make Progress National Summit. As Hillary Rodham Clinton promotes her book, liberals in the Democratic Party are elbowing into the 2016 presidential conversation. Potential Clinton rivals like Biden, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley are in the middle of a summertime tour of Democratic constituencies and campaigns, drawing contrasts to Clinton as she weighs a heavily anticipated second presidential bid.

U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., told a group of young Democrats on Wednesday that the political system is "rigged" by powerful lobbyists and the wealthy, and made an impassioned case for reducing burdensome student loans. And Vice President Joe Biden said he had been on the front lines of debates over income inequality, climate change and gay marriage.

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