By Joe Battenfeld | [email protected] | Boston HeraldPUBLISHED: December 7, 2018 at 8:35 pm | UPDATED: December 7, 2018 at 8:38 pm Elizabeth Warren’s presidential dreams are imploding and it may be too late to undo the damage. The Massachusetts senator flunked her DNA test and now is reportedly considering an apology to Native Americans. But it won’t work. Warren doesn’t need to say she’s sorry for taking the test — she needs to fully come clean about why she listed herself as a minority all those years in law school. A simple “I shouldn’t have done it” will do it. But even in the unlikely event of apologizing for pretending to be a Native American, Warren won’t shake off the stench of this mistake. The Cherokee tribe, which blasted Warren when the test came out, won’t forget. Even the liberal New York Times is now panning Warren for taking the test, which concluded that at most she is 1/64th Native American. … [Read more...] about Elizabeth Warren’s DNA miscue now part of her political heritage
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Politics Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Politics | Elizabeth Warren Stands by DNA Test. But Around Her, Worries Abound. Supported by ByAstead W. Herndon Dec. 6, 2018 WASHINGTON — The plan was straightforward: After years of being challenged by President Trump and others about a decades-old claim of Native American ancestry, Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts would take a DNA test to prove her stated family origins in the Cherokee and Delaware tribes. But nearly two months after Ms. Warren released the test results and drew hostile reactions from prominent tribal leaders, the lingering cloud over her likely presidential campaign has only darkened. Conservatives have continued to ridicule her. More worrisome to supporters of Ms. Warren’s presidential ambitions, she has yet to allay criticism from grass-roots progressive groups, liberal … [Read more...] about Elizabeth Warren Stands by DNA Test. But Around Her, Worries Abound.
By Adriana Cohen | PUBLISHED: December 3, 2018 at 1:01 pm | UPDATED: December 4, 2018 at 7:22 am Massachusetts Democrats and I finally have something we can agree on — that their would-be presidential contenders, namely Elizabeth Warren, Deval Patrick and Seth Moulton, aren’t quite the cream of the crop in 2020. Don’t take my word for it, take a look at the UMass/YouGov study of Massachusetts Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents highlighting how alarmingly unpopular Warren, Patrick and Moulton are. Asked which candidates Massachusetts voters would support in the 2020 Democratic primary, former Vice President Joe Biden tops the ticket with 19 percent, followed by Bernie Sanders at 14 percent. Warren garners a paltry 11 percent — barely edging out Texas Senate loser Beto O’Rourke. Translation: 89 percent of voters polled aren’t in Warren’s corner. To the contrary, Bay State voters are soundly rejecting Warren’s aspirations to … [Read more...] about Elizabeth Warren, Deval Patrick no match for President Trump in 2020
The Harvard Law professor had just turned in what she thought was a mostly finished manuscript of her first mass-market book. But her editor had one major criticism. Elizabeth Warren, Jo Ann Miller worried, had spent more than 160 pages of text and a further 50-plus pages of endnotes delineating a litany of data-backed reasons that bankruptcies and debt were going up and the middle class was going down. She had described what was happening, and had diagnosed why, and had presented possible solutions for legislators, regulators and wonks. Nowhere, though, had Warren offered the actual people who were bearing the brunt of these crushing economic forces anything approaching practical advice. This, her editor thought, was a missing piece. “There was no how-to in the book,” Miller told me recently. “I encouraged her to add a chapter of what to do about it.”Story Continued Below This suggestion led to Chapter 7 of The Two-Income Trap, which was published in 2003, and … [Read more...] about The Making of Elizabeth Warren
Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who is considered to be a potential presidential candidate in 2020, is differentiating herself from other possible contenders by staking out positions on foreign policy. In a speech at American University on Thursday, Warren laid out her positions on international trade and American military engagements. Warren announced her opposition to President Trump's recently negotiated U.S.-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement (USMCA) in her speech on Thursday. Although Mr. Trump has marketed this deal as an upgrade from the North American Free Trade Agreement, commonly known as NAFTA, Warren said in her speech and in an accompanying article published in Foreign Affairs that the new deal was little more than "NAFTA 2.0." "It won't stop outsourcing, it won't raise wages, and it won't create jobs," Warren said. She noted that the USMCA does not give the U.S. power to enforce improved labor standards, saying that "big corporations will continue outsourcing jobs to Mexico … [Read more...] about Elizabeth Warren stakes out positions on foreign policy