Warren's DNA test: 'Pocahontas' pushback, possible 2020 prep

Staff Writer

WASHINGTON (AP) — That "Pocahontas" taunt must have rankled.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren's release Monday of a DNA analysis that she does indeed have Native American ancestry is a pointed pushback to Donald Trump's derisive nickname for her. It also looks like an attempt by the Massachusetts Democrat to defuse the issue ahead of a potential 2020 challenge to Trump.
A look at what's known about Warren and her Native American heritage.
The first-term Democratic senator's critics have accused Warren of advancing her career by claiming minority status as a descendant of Cherokee and Delaware tribes. Warren was born in Oklahoma and went on to become a professor at Harvard Law School.
It's not clear Warren's hiring there or anywhere else had anything to do with her heritage. She's denied using it to get ahead...To read more, please refer to our print or online edition,