1.) Ward Churchill redux? – As a law professor, Democratic Massachusetts Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren claimed that she was Native American. Only, so far there is no evidence to back up her claim. TheDC’s Alex Pappas reports that one Native American rights group says she better find some:
“The Democratic candidate is facing questions about her heritage following the revelation on Friday that she described herself as a Native American minority in professional law school directories during the 1980s and ’90s. ‘Once you put that down, you better be able to defend it,’ Ray Ramirez of the Native American Rights Fund told The Daily Caller on Monday. Asked for evidence of her ancestry to back up the candidate’s past statements, a Warren spokeswoman told TheDC on Monday that the campaign is ‘working on digging up some sort of evidence to appease’ inquirers.”
Tick tock, tick tock. A curious public awaits to be appeased.
2.) Saturday is party night for Colin Powell – The Daily Caller’s Nicholas “Hot Mic” Ballasy caught up with Colin Powell Saturday night at the White House Correspondents’ dinner, but Powell refused to talk politics on party night:
“Former Secretary of State Colin Powell, who endorsed Barack Obama in the 2008 presidential election, told The Daily Caller that he will be ‘listening’ to both GOP presidential front-runner Mitt Romney and President Obama before making any ‘judgments’ on their foreign policies. ‘I’m not going to do politics tonight, and I will be watching both Mr. Romney and President Obama and see what judgments I come to as a result of listening to them, but that’s not tonight,’ he told TheDC at the White House Correspondents’ Association dinner. ‘Tonight is entertainment and fun.’”
Endorsements don’t often matter in presidential politics, but it would be a significant coup if Romney could get the former Republican Secretary of State to ditch his most recent presidential paramour, President Obama, and back him for the White House. Take note Mitt.
3.) America. F@#k Yea! – The future can still be predominantly ours, reports TheDC’s Jamie Weinstein (ME!):
“Leading global political risk consultant Ian Bremmer says that although the world is rapidly changing, the United States remains in the best position to lead the 21st century. ‘If you had to bet on one nation, it would be absolutely foolish to bet against the United States,’ he said. ‘That said,’ he added, ‘we are very unlikely to return to some form of single super power world. Other countries may not become America’s equal for the foreseeable future, but that doesn’t mean we’re headed back to 1960,’ when the Cold War was raging.”
Don’t be fooled by the declinists. If America implements some important policies — like major entitlement reform — it will be well on its way to leading the world far into the future. That’s good for us — and the world.
4.) Brainless, now toothless – Here’s a tip: If you break up with a girl who also happens to be your dentist, it’s probably best you switch dentists. TheDC’s Taylor Bigler reports on a British gent who could have used that advice:
“Anna Mackowiak faces jail time after she numbed her ex’s mouth and pulled out every single one of his teeth. ‘I tried to be professional and detach myself from my emotions,’ Mackowiak told the Daily Mail. ‘But when I saw him lying there I just thought, ‘What a bastard.’ … To add fuel to the fangless fire, Olszewski said that his new girlfriend didn’t want to be with someone who had no teeth so she dumped him.”
5.) Poll of the Day: Americans still hate President Obama’s health care law — Rasmussen Reports asks likely U.S. voters if they favor the repeal of Obamacare: 55% favor repeal, 36% oppose repeal.