Ayers: Obama like 'imperial leader' - POLITICO
The nature of Barack Obama's relationship with William Ayers was a subject talked about among his critics during the presidential. Obama and Ayers first met at the first Chicago "I think my relationship with Obama was probably like. Obama campaign aides said the Ayers relationship had been greatly “The suggestion that Ayers was a political adviser to Obama or.
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Ayers and his wife Bernadine Dohm spent a decade as fugitives from the FBI, which classed the Weather Underground as a "domestic terrorist group. They both became professors in Chicago where Ayers was an education professor at the time that he became a campaign controversy in Ayers has been unrepentant about his Weather Underground activities and has been quoted as saying they "didn't do enough.
She said, ""Our opponent is someone who sees America as imperfect enough to pal around with terrorists who targeted their own country. Obama's "Fight the Smears" web site called the accusations about the Obama-Ayers connection "phony, tenuous, and exaggerated at best, if not outright false.
Critics said a special investigations unit composed of Drew Griffin and Kathleen Johnston from CNN looked into the Ayers story and concluded that "the relationship between Obama and Ayers went deeper, ran longer and was more political than Obama -- and his surrogates. For seven years, Ayers and Obama -- among many others -- worked on funding for education projects, including some projects advocated by Ayers.
While working on the Annenberg project, Obama and Ayers also served together on a second charitable foundation, the Woods Fund, and that among the Woods Fund recipients was the Rev.
In a lates split of the group, the couple joined the faction that favored surrendering to authorities.
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Inthey took this step themselves. They were both spared federal prosecution due to government misconduct while investigating the two. Alice Palmer announced she was running for the 2nd Congressional District seat held by indicted U. Mel Reynolds and would be giving up her state Senate seat instead of running for re-election in The Children of Juvenile Court, was published. Washington,  chairwoman of the Woods Fund, said the small board had a collegial "friendly but businesslike" atmosphere, and met four times a year for a half-day, mostly to approve grants.
Experiences and applications of intellectual work in urgent situations" from 2: This is a guy who lives in my neighborhood, who's a professor of English in Chicago who I know and who I have not received some official endorsement from.
He's not somebody who I exchange ideas from on a regular basis. And the notion that somehow as a consequence of me knowing somebody who engaged in detestable acts 40 years ago, when I was eight years old, somehow reflects on me and my values doesn't make much sense, George.
Ayers for a period of time, the Woods Fund, which was a paid directorship position. Ayers is open to question.
In Augustthe Republican Party created the website, barackbook. And the two served together on a left-wing board. Why would Barack Obama be friends with someone who bombed the Capitol and is proud of it?
Bill Ayers 2008 presidential election controversy
Do you know enough to elect Barack Obama? Also, there is nothing to suggest that Ayers is now involved in terrorist activity or that other Obama associates are. Attorney General John C. Keeneydescribing the ad as a "willful attempt to evade the strictures of federal election law.
McCain knows Obama denounced Ayers' crimes, committed when Obama was just eight years old. They'd rather try to tear our campaign down than lift this country up.