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NinerDoug 09:57 AM 10-15-2018
And Trump welshes on the bet.

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/pol...2THuIpCapMoJgc


Elizabeth Warren releases DNA results indicating she has Native American heritage

Trump, who has said he would donate $1M to charity if Warren took a DNA test, replied bluntly to the news: "Who cares?"

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who has faced repeated ridicule from President Donald Trump for claiming that she is of Native American descent, released a DNA test on Monday that says there is "strong evidence" to back up her claim.

The release of the test highlights how prepared Warren is to take on Trump — who has referred to her as "Pocahontas" — over the insults and suggests the Massachusetts Democrat is working to shore up potential political weaknesses before a possible 2020 presidential run by addressing charges that she misrepresented her family background to gain unfair advantage in her career.

Warren's DNA test was first reported by The Boston Globe, which obtained news of the results before they were released by the senator.

The test, conducted by Stanford University professor Carlos Bustamante, a genetics and genomics expert, concludes that there is "strong evidence" that Warren's "DNA sample of primarily European descent also contains Native American ancestry from an ancestor in the sample's pedigree 6-10 generations ago," according the test's executive summary.
According to the summary, Bustamante concludes with 99 percent confidence that Warren's DNA sample contains five genetic segments, spanning 12.3 million DNA bases, which are "Native American in origin." The report also details the results of "several additional analyses to confirm the presence of Native American ancestry and to estimate the position" of an "unadmixed Native American Ancestor" — meaning an ancestor with "100 percent ancestry assigned to a single population" — in Warren's family tree.
Warren also released a video along with the results that not only seeks to address head-on the single biggest attack leveled against her by Republican critics, but offers the intensely personal Warren a platform to introduce herself to a larger audience.

She retraces her roots in Norman, Oklahoma, "on the ragged edge of the middle class," and the "twists and turns" that followed in her personal and professional life.

The video includes testimony from three of her brothers, a nephew, and a cousin who is a Cherokee Nation citizen. They note that her father's family was bitterly opposed to her parents' marriage because of her mother's claims of Native American heritage.

It also features faculty members from various colleges and universities where Warren taught, backing up Warren's assertion that her background "played no role in my hiring."

The video also shows Warren receiving the test results from Bustamante in a phone call.

"The president likes to call my mom a liar. What do the facts say?" Warren tells Bustamante on the phone in the video.

"The facts suggest that you absolutely have Native American ancestry in your pedigree," Bustamante responds.

Trump quickly dismissed Warren's latest move.
"Who cares?" the president told reporters Monday when told about the test. "I hope she's running for president because she’s easy, she wants to make the U.S. Venezuela."

Earlier, White House counselor Kellyanne Conway also dismissed the DNA test.

"I just find that the Democrats are talking about 2020 and my boss, the president of the United States, is talking about 2018," she said. "I know that everybody likes to pick their junk science and sound science depending on the conclusion, it seems some days. But I have not looked at the DNA test. And it really doesn’t interest me to be frank with you."

Warren has sought to address the controversy before in a more muted way. In February, she addressed the National Congress of American Indians, where she reiterated that her claims of ancestry were based on the story passed down through her family, but acknowledged that only Native American tribes truly determine citizenship.
In that speech, she explained that her mother's family was "part-Native American" and that her parents eloped in 1932 because her father's family opposed the relationship.

Warren also said that she "never used my family tree to get a break or get ahead" and "never used it to advance my career."

Warren has faced repeated attacks from Trump over her claims that she is of Native American descent. He began using the "Pocahontas" slur to attack Warren during the 2016 campaign, and has said that Warren had "made up her heritage, which I think is racist."

In July, at a rally in Montana, he challenged Warren to take a DNA test and said he would pay $1 million to her "favorite charity if you take the test and it shows you're an Indian."

"You know those little [DNA] kits they sell on television for $2?" he said then. "I’m going to get one of those little kits and in the middle of the debate, when she proclaims she’s of Indian heritage because her mother said she has high cheekbones."

"We will take that little kit and say, but we have to do it very gently because we’re in the ‘MeToo’ generation … and we will very gently take that kit and we will slowly toss it, hoping it doesn’t hit her and injure her arm ... and we will say I will give you $1 million to your favorite charity, paid for by Trump, if you take the test and it shows you’re an Indian," Trump added. "I have a feeling she will say no."

Warren, on Monday, reminded Trump of his promise, urging him to donate the sum to the National Indigenous Women's Resource Center. She also called on Trump to release his tax returns.

In his comments to reporters on Monday, Trump said he never made such a promise. "I didn't say that. You better read it again," he said.
As recently as last week, Trump lobbed the attack line at Warren, saying at a rally in Kansas that “I’ve got more Indian blood in me than Pocahontas, and I have none."

Warren faced similar attacks about her heritage during her 2012 Senate race against Republican Scott Brown, who claimed she had dishonestly listed herself as Native American while working as a faculty member at the University of Pennsylvania and Harvard to help her career.

Warren denied the charges. And in a precursor to Monday’s announcement, Warren’s campaign in September produced personnel files and other documents related to her academic career at six universities. A Boston Globe analysis of the documents and interviews with officials involved in her hiring "found clear evidence … that her claim to Native American ethnicity was never considered” in her hiring.
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Prison Bitch 09:59 AM 10-15-2018
1/1024th injun?

Bwahahahah. Lol @ her
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BucEyedPea 10:07 AM 10-15-2018
The song is so PC! As if all Native Americans lived peacefully among the different tribes. They're no different than ALL other humans—white, black, or Asian mongols.


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patteeu 10:14 AM 10-15-2018
She's been smoking too many peace pipes if she thinks this vindicates her or makes her more attractive as a POTUS candidate.
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Pennywise 10:15 AM 10-15-2018
What a joke.

Did she release any ideas either she or the democrat party has to improve the lives of Americans?
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OmahaChief 10:18 AM 10-15-2018
Sorry Chief 1/1024 does not qualify as Native American.
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Eleazar 10:22 AM 10-15-2018
So her great, great, great grandmother from the 1700s MAY have been partially Native American.

Well, consider that myth busted!
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NinerDoug 10:24 AM 10-15-2018
Originally Posted by patteeu:
She's been smoking too many peace pipes if she thinks this vindicates her or makes her more attractive as a POTUS candidate.
I don't think that is her point. She just wants the charitable donation to be made by Mr. Trump.
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Munson 10:26 AM 10-15-2018
Originally Posted by NinerDoug:
And Trump welshes on the bet.

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/pol...2THuIpCapMoJgc


Elizabeth Warren releases DNA results indicating she has Native American heritage
Fake news!

They used Peruvian, Colombian, and Mexican samples to analyze her DNA, not Native American.



From the Boston Globe:

https://www.bostonglobe.com/news/pol...SVO/story.html

Originally Posted by :
Detecting DNA for Native Americans is particularly tricky because there is an absence of Native American DNA available for comparison. This is in part because Native American leaders have asked tribal members not to participate in genetic databases.

“The tribes have felt they have been exploited,” explained Lawrence Brody, a senior investigator with the Medical Genomics and Metabolic Genetics Branch at the National Institutes of Health. “The amount of genetic data that is available from Native Americans is sparse.”

To make up for the dearth of Native American DNA, Bustamante used samples from Mexico, Peru, and Colombia to stand in for Native American. That’s because scientists believe that the groups Americans refer to as Native American came to this land via the Bering Strait about 12,000 years ago and settled in what’s now America but also migrated further south. His report explained that the use of reference populations whose genetic material has been fully sequenced was designed “for maximal accuracy.”

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GloryDayz 10:31 AM 10-15-2018
Aren't we all at least 1/1024th Indian?
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Pogue 10:31 AM 10-15-2018
I’d like to see an independent DNA test administered to verify this. Having a campaign style video cued up and ready to go is odd.
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BigCatDaddy 10:32 AM 10-15-2018
So everyone agrees she was full of shit?
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NinerDoug 10:37 AM 10-15-2018
Originally Posted by Munson:
Fake news!

They used Peruvian, Colombian, and Mexican samples to analyze her DNA, not Native American.



From the Boston Globe:

https://www.bostonglobe.com/news/pol...SVO/story.html
Are you saying that Peruvians, Colombians, and Mexicans don't have native American DNA?
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NinerDoug 10:39 AM 10-15-2018
Originally Posted by GloryDayz:
Aren't we all at least 1/1024th Indian?
That's just some bullshit that Bitch made up.
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Pennywise 10:41 AM 10-15-2018
Originally Posted by NinerDoug:
That's just some bullshit that Bitch made up.
I bet your cavernous vag will hold 1024 cars.
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