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Op-ed column: Warren’s Cherokee claim just a way to find roots

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Elizabeth Warren, the Massachusetts Democratic Senate candidate, caused a political kerfuffle recently with her supposed claim that she is part Cherokee. Now this would not have made a ripple in the sludge pond of news if not for a few snarky commentators who leapt on the statement as if Warren had used her possible ethnicity to wedge her way into Harvard or get a scholarship or some such leg-up advantage she did not deserve. That ...

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July 8, 2012
2:30 p.m.

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Karen, why did you start this out characterizing Ms. Warrens claim of Cherokee heritage as a "supposed" claim. It was an "actual" claim and therefore a lie. It is also demonstrated quite clearly that she used this lie to promote her career. End of story.