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Warren joins Senate after long effort by some to keep her out of D.C.

When Elizabeth Warren was sworn in today as a US senator, it was not only the culmination of an election campaign she launched in September 2011, but also the completion of a political turnabout started the previous May.

In May 2011, 44 Republican senators signed a letter to President Obama, vowing to block his nominee to head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau without changes to the consumer watchdog agency created by the Dodd-Frank financial regulatory act.

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