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Warren’s challenge: how quickly to roll up sleeves

Elizabeth Warren, buoyed by a national network of activist liberals, now heads to the Senate facing an uneasy challenge.

Some of her strongest supporters want her to be a vocal and visible champion of liberal causes, an advocate who will fundamentally change the conversation in Washington. But the Senate is a tradition-bound institution that rewards seniority and expects first-year lawmakers to fall in line and wait their turn.

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