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Ruth Dudley Edwards: Euro crisis is a real threat to Obama

Claims that Obama was born in Kenya are back but the economy will be the decisive issue, says Ruth Dudley Edwards

Published 27/05/2012 | 05:00

TIMES are challenging and we must get our laughs where we can, so before I write about the US presidential election on which so much depends, I must share with you the story of Harvard professor Elizabeth Warren, Democratic candidate for the senate seat of Massachusetts.

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This senatorial seat was a Democratic redoubt from 1952, when John F Kennedy defeated the Brahmin Bostonian Henry Cabot Lodge. But in 2010, after Ted Kennedy's death, it was recaptured for the Republican Party -- to general liberal consternation -- by the little-known Scott Brown.

Warren has become a national laughing stock since it emerged that for years she had listed herself in the Association of American Law Schools' directory as a Native American and had been touted as a "minority faculty member" by the Harvard Law School on the basis of having allegedly had a Cherokee great-great-grandmother.

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