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Family History

Democratic Massachusetts Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren’s self-proclaimed Native American ancestry is in question tonight.

The Boston Globe issued a correction today saying neither the paper nor a prominent genealogical society has seen the 1894 marriage license that is purported to list Warren’s great-great-great grandmother as a Cherokee.

Warren claims she is 1/32 Native American.

The question of her ancestry has been an issue in her campaign to unseat Republican incumbent Scott Brown.

Warren has acknowledged listing herself as a minority in some instances in the past while other times declining to identify herself as anything other than white.

Politico reports tonight of a 1997 Fordham Law Review piece describing Warren as Harvard Law School’s first woman of color.

It’s not clear whose description that is, the author’s or a Harvard Law news director interviewed for the piece.

Warren’s campaign says the story is old and she is proud of her Native American heritage.

Name-Dropping

Critics are saying President Obama is shoehorning himself into the limelight by adding an Obama administration shout-out underneath most of the presidential biographies going back to Calvin Coolidge on the WhiteHouse.gov website.

With the exception of Gerald Ford, a “did you know?” section appears underneath each bio. It touts an accomplishment or factoid from the current Obama administration.

For example, underneath Ronald Reagan’s bio, you find — quote — “In a June 28, 1985 speech Reagan called for a fairer tax code…Today, President Obama is calling for the same with the Buffett Rule.”

The hashtag “Obama in history” made its way around Twitter today.

And National Review joked — quote — “In the 12th Century B.C., Moses the Lawgiver delivered the Ten Commandments to the Israelites.

President Obama the Lawgiver has added significantly to them.”

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