3:31 PM, Nov 4, 2013 • By JERYL BIER
Stepping into the controversy over the team name for the Washington Redskins in early October, President Obama said in an interview with the AP:
"If I were the owner of the team and I knew that the name of my team, even if they've had a storied history, that was offending a sizable group of people, I'd think about changing it,” Obama said.
But on Monday, the president hosted the NHL Stanley Cup champions, his own hometown Chicago Blackhawks, at the White House, and there was no indication the president felt any reticence about using that team's Native American-derived handle. The White House tweeted the president's words:
"Championships belong in Chicago. So to the @NHLBlackhawks, thank you for bringing it back home!" —President Obama
— White House Live (@WHLive) November 4, 2013
According to the pool report, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn (D), Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Rep. Mike Quigley (D-IL) attended the White House event.
There was no word on whether team mascot Tommy Hawk was able to attend the ceremony.
The Supreme Court rules on the 'Baby Veronica' case.
3:53 PM, Jun 25, 2013 • By ETHAN EPSTEIN
In terms of the “optics,” it doesn’t look good when you initiate a lawsuit against “Baby Girl.” But don’t let that fool you into thinking that the Capobianco family of South Carolina, who launched the lawsuit “Adoptive Couple versus Baby Girl,” and who won today at the Supreme Court, were in the wrong. They simply wanted to get their adoptive baby back. And after a three year legal battle, they have finally won.
4:47 PM, Dec 5, 2012 • By MICHAEL WARREN
President Barack Obama spoke to the White House Tribal Nations Conference of Native American groups at the Interior Department Wednesday. The chairman of the conference, Brian Cladoosby of the Swinomish Nation, reportedly suggested that Obama is the first "American Indian" president.
"They're not for you."11:47 AM, Nov 3, 2012 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Massachusetts Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren told a local TV news reporter she had "plenty of pictures" that reflect her claim to Native American heritage, but quickly added that she wouldn't show them. "They're not for you," she says.
The interview took place in Warren's home. Watch the video clip below:
The Massachusetts Democrat gets grilled on local radio.12:22 PM, Sep 24, 2012 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Elizabeth Warren appeared on a local radio talk show Monday morning, where both a caller and one of the hosts asked the Harvard law professor about her use of her unproven Native American heritage to advance her professional career. In response, Warren claimed she only listed herself as a minority in a law school directory.
Will it work?6:00 AM, Sep 24, 2012 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Massachusetts Democrat Elizabeth Warren makes a guest appearance in Republican Scott Brown's newest TV advertisement, which focuses on Warren's unproven claim she has Cherokee heritage.
"Is there anything else that's going to come out about you that we don't already know?" a reporter asks Warren at the end of the ad.
Warren laughs before responding, "You know, I don't think so. But who knows?" Watch the video below:
Liberal social policy at work.Aug 20, 2012, Vol. 17, No. 45 • By ETHAN EPSTEIN
In 1978, a little-known law called the Indian Child Welfare Act was signed with the intention of keeping families together. Today, it’s being used to tear them apart.
4:38 PM, Jul 2, 2012 • By MICHAEL WARREN
The death certificate of Elizabeth Warren's aunt Bess "Bea" Veneck, who famously told the Massachusetts Democrat that her grandfather's "high cheekbones" belied Warren's Cherokee heritage, identifies Veneck as "white" and not "Native American."
5:34 PM, Jun 11, 2012 • By MICHAEL WARREN
A registered Native American and alumna of Harvard has co-authored a column denouncing Massachusetts Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren and Harvard University for perpetrating "nothing less than ethnic fraud."
"I won't deny who I am."9:18 AM, Jun 1, 2012 • By MICHAEL WARREN
In a revealing column by Boston Globe writer Brian McGrory, Massachusetts Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren continues to insist that she is descended from Native Americans. Warren called McGrory and spoke with him about the controversy, "sometimes expansively and without the slightest hint of apology about her conviction that she has maternal roots from the Cherokee and Delaware tribes."
9:50 AM, May 31, 2012 • By MICHAEL WARREN
The Boston Globe reports that Democratic Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren admitted in a prepared statement that she told two of her employers that she was a Native American--after she was hired. From the Globe: