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Trump: Warren's DNA Test Is 'Bogus'

Says senator is guilty of 'fraud against the American Public'

(Newser) - President Trump isn't buying the results of a DNA test suggesting that Elizabeth Warren has Native American ancestry. Trump unleashed a series of tweets Tuesday calling the test "bogus" and Warren a "phony." He also noted that the Cherokee Nation has criticized the Massachusetts senator for... More »

Cherokee Nation: Warren's DNA Test 'Inappropriate, Wrong'

'A DNA test is useless to determine tribal citizenship'

(Newser) - Sen. Elizabeth Warren has released a DNA test that shows "strong evidence" of at least some Native American ancestry—but the Cherokee Nation is not impressed. Cherokee Nation Secretary of State Chuck Hoskins Jr. said in a statement Monday that a DNA test is "not evidence for tribal... More »

Warren to Trump: Pay Up That $1M

President challenged her to take a DNA test

(Newser) - Now that Elizabeth Warren has taken an ancestry test that shows "strong evidence" of Native American ancestry, she wants President Trump to pay up on a challenge. In a tweet , Warren reminded Trump that he once publicly challenged her to take such a DNA test for $1 million. "... More »

Elizabeth Warren Releases DNA Test on Ancestry

Stanford expert sees 'strong evidence' senator has Native American ancestry

(Newser) - Elizabeth Warren has just made her strongest move yet to rebut President Trump's frequent mocking of her as "Pocahontas." The Massachusetts senator released the results of a DNA test to the (subscription-only) Boston Globe that finds "strong evidence" she has at least some Native American ancestry.... More »

Elizabeth Warren: I'll Consider 2020 After the Midterms

The Massachusetts Democrat is believed to be a likely presidential contender

(Newser) - Senator Elizabeth Warren isn't ready to announce a presidential bid just yet, but she could be soon. Per the Boston Globe , the Massachusetts Democrat told a town hall crowd that she's now focused on her re-election bid, but bets are off thereafter. "After Nov. 6 I will... More »

Report: Cherokee Claims Had No Role in Warren's Hiring

'It was just not an issue,' Harvard professor says

(Newser) - It probably won't be enough to get President Trump to drop his "Pocahontas" label for her, but Sen. Elizabeth Warren's controversial claims to Native American heritage didn't give her legal career a boost, according to the Boston Globe . The newspaper, after reviewing hundreds of documents and... More »

Fiery Trump Takes Shots at Warren, 'Me Too' Movement

At rally in Montana, Trump says he'd like Massachusetts senator to take DNA test

(Newser) - President Trump visited Montana Thursday for a campaign rally in which he railed against familiar targets, but his longest attack came against a potential 2020 rival: Elizabeth Warren, reports NBC News . As he has done repeatedly before, Trump mocked her claims of Native American ancestry with the derisive label of... More »

Elizabeth Warren Fighting 'Pocahontas' Label

Politico sees a 'stealth campaign' as she champions Native American issues

(Newser) - President Trump's favorite nickname for potential 2020 rival Elizabeth Warren? Yes, "Pocahontas." The Massachusetts senator has accused the president of repeating a "racial slur" every time he uses it, but a story in Politico suggests that Warren is not only worried about the controversy, she's... More »

Senators: Trump Lacks 'Legal Authority' for 'Bloody Nose' Hit

Democrats warn that Congress must OK any preemptive strike on North Korea

(Newser) - If President Trump has any plans to give North Korea a "bloody nose" with a preemptive nuclear strike, he'd better go through the proper channels first. That's the gist of a letter, due to be delivered to Trump Monday, from 18 Democratic senators that warns of the... More »

Elizabeth Warren Is Sitting on a Whole Lot of Money

Politico sees 2020 implications

(Newser) - During her first five years in the Senate, Elizabeth Warren had a heads-down attitude, Democrats close to her tell Politico in a piece about the "conscious break" that has followed. It reports on what it characterizes as "under-the-radar" moves that could be greasing the wheels for 2020. Chief... More »

Navajo Nation: Trump's 'Pocahontas' Crack 'Unfortunate'

Elizabeth Warren says she couldn't believe it

(Newser) - Sen. Elizabeth Warren says she could hardly believe it when President Trump attacked her as "Pocahontas" during a White House ceremony to thank World War II Navajo Code Talkers. "This was supposed to be a ceremony honoring war heroes," Warren tells the Washington Post . "All he... More »

Weinstein: I'll Reach Out to Ashley Judd 'in a Year'

He also tells Page Six the NYT was 'reckless'

(Newser) - Fallout from the Harvey Weinstein sexual harassment scandal , which broke in the New York Times Thursday, continues to rain down, and it's now hit congressional Democrats. The Times reports at least four senators—Elizabeth Warren, Richard Blumenthal, Patrick Leahy, and Martin Heinrich—will give money to charity equal to... More »

Warren Wants to Stop Equifax From Profiting Off Data Breach

She's introduced the Freedom From Equifax Exploitation Act

(Newser) - Sen. Elizabeth Warren—and 11 other Democratic senators—introduced legislation Friday targeting credit reporting companies in the wake of the Equifax data breach that affected 143 million US consumers, Reuters reports. In short, the Freedom from Equifax Exploitation Act would keep Equifax from profiting off its own data breach, according... More »

Trump's Trips to Mar-A-Lago Under Review

GAO to investigate security, costs to taxpayers

(Newser) - A government watchdog will investigate the costs of President Trump’s trips to Mar-a-Lago, as well as security at the Palm Beach club after a request by Democrats. In a letter to Sen. Elizabeth Warren, one of four Democratic members of Congress to request an investigation, the Government Accountability Office... More »

Women Wait for Hours to Get 'Nevertheless, She Persisted' Ink

Blogger accidentally creates public event, dozens show up

(Newser) - "Nevertheless, she persisted" has become a rallying cry among liberals since Mitch McConnell used the words to silence Elizabeth Warren during Jeff Sessions' confirmation hearing. And on Tuesday, more than 100 women, as well as a few men, packed a Minneapolis tattoo shop to get those words permanently inked... More »

Poll: In 2020 Race, Trump Would Lose to Any Old Dem

But not specifically to Elizabeth Warren

(Newser) - Democrats are already eyeing the 2020 presidential race, and Elizabeth Warren has broken out of the pack as an early favorite who can persist against President Trump—but a recent poll indicates it may not be her persistence the Dems should be looking toward. The Politico/Morning Consult survey of 1,... More »

In Silencing Warren, McConnell Gave Dems a New Battle Cry

'Nevertheless, she persisted'

(Newser) - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell appears to have inadvertently handed Democrats—and feminists—a new rally cry with his move to silence Sen. Elizabeth Warren Tuesday night. "She was warned. She was given an explanation. Nevertheless, she persisted," McConnell said, using an arcane rule to ban Warren from... More »

McConnell Used Century-Old 'Arcane Rule' to Silence Warren

Rule 19 was put into place in 1902 after two Democratic senators got into fistfight

(Newser) - The Senate GOP shut down Elizabeth Warren on Tuesday night as she attempted to quote from old letters penned by the late Sen. Ted Kennedy and the late Coretta Scott King to protest the nomination of Jeff Sessions for attorney general, prompting the #LetLizSpeak and #SilencingElizabethWarren hashtags and leading Warren... More »

Senate Votes to Silence Elizabeth Warren

She read letter from MLK's widow

(Newser) - Sen. Elizabeth Warren read a letter from Martin Luther King's widow outside the Senate chamber Tuesday night—after she was banned from speaking inside. In what the Washington Post calls an "extraordinarily rare move," the GOP-controlled Senate voted to silence Warren for impugning the character of attorney... More »

Trump Health Pick 'Offended' by Questions About Stocks

Tom Price grilled by Franken, Warren

(Newser) - Donald Trump's choice for health secretary declared himself to be "offended" by Sen. Elizabeth Warren's questions about his investments during Wednesday's Senate Health Committee hearing. Warren was one of numerous Democrats who pressed Rep. Tom Price about his stock transactions in health care companies, the Washington ... More »

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