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Sam Stein

RNC Pulled Video Of Mock-Obama Criticizing Troops, Thanking Ayers | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

UPDATE: The RNC confirms that the mock Obama video it put up on its site -- in which a voice impersonation of the president pledges to hand the census...

Former Weather Underground Member: Ayers "Disingenuous"

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Former Weather Underground member Howard Machtinger argues in an "In These Times" essay that Bill Ayers "glosses over" the violence of the organizatio...

Jason Linkins

Bill Ayers On Hardball: Calls Accusations "Profoundly Dishonest" (VIDEO) | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

"I don't tend to watch television news...I have three grown sons who kind of filter those things and they sent it to me." That's Bill Ayers, making a...

Ayers Says Connection To Obama 'Exaggerated'

Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Former 1960s radical William Ayers says his past relationship with President-elect Barack Obama was often exaggerated during Obama's bid for the White...

How The Right Wing Helped Bill Ayers

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

After staying silent during an election that made him into one of its central bogeymen, Bill Ayers has been making the rounds, appearing on "Good Morn...

Ayers To Speak At Northwestern Thursday

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

UPDATE 11/18 6:10 P.M. Bill Ayers' Northwestern speech has been postponed, a university spokesman told the Tribune. A new date has not yet been set....

Ayers: Our Neighborhood "Kind Of Like Wasilla"

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Salon's Walter Shapiro talked to Bill Ayers about the election in which he played a surprisingly big part: Do you feel diminished by Obama repeatedl...

Bill Ayers Calls Obama A 'Family Friend' In Updated Book

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

In a new afterword to his 2001 memoir, Fugitive Days, Bill Ayers refers to himself as a "family friend" of President-elect Barack Obama, according to ...

Ayers Finally Speaks: I Barely Knew Obama, "They Made Me Into A Cartoon Character"

New Yorker | David Remnick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Early this morning, the Obama family voted at the Beulah Shoesmith Elementary School, in Hyde Park. Long after they had gone, the lawn in front of the...

Race in the Race

Jim Ylisela | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Jim Ylisela

So here we are, 25 years after Harold Washington, and the stakes couldn't be higher.

The Real Barack Obama, Circa 1996

Karen Chassin Goldbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Karen Chassin Goldbaum

Unlike the hundreds of thousands who show up for Barack's message of hope and change today, on that evening there were maybe a dozen of us in the modest carriage house.

Life Among the Felons

Norman Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Norman Horowitz

It was in 1943 that my parents moved our family from the Kingsbridge Road section of the Bronx to what is still a beautiful building on the Grand Conc...

Studs for Obama

Edward Lifson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Edward Lifson

I asked Studs Terkel, if he were to interview Obama, what would he ask him? That got him going.

University Cancels Ayers Speech After GOP Pressure

Omaha World-Herald | Henry J. Cordes and Khristopher J. Brooks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln rescinded its speaking invitation tonight for 1960s radical-turned-educator William Ayers. University officials ci...

Sam Stein

McCain's Robocalls Have Parents Worried About Their Kids; Palin Criticizes Tactic | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

One of the more noteworthy responses to John McCain's massive robocall campaign tying Barack Obama to Bill Ayers has been from parents whose children ...

Sam Stein

GOP Pamphlet: Ayers Is "Terrorist, Radical, Friend of Obama" | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Republican Party is blasting out a four-page pamphlet tying Barack Obama to Bill Ayers, who they say oversaw a "reign of terror" and is a "friend ...

Bill Ayers Speaks: 'Life Happens'

Chicago Tribune | James Janega | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

As his name was tossed back and forth Tuesday in the fury of the presidential campaign, 1960s radical William Ayers spent the day as he often does, wo...

Sam Stein

Study: McCain Getting Burnt By His Attacks On Obama | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The PEW Research Center is out with a new study that suggests John McCain's attacks against Barack Obama's character and associations have strongly ba...

Sam Stein

Final Presidential Debate: Obama Says He's Ready For Ayers | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Honoring the pre-debate tradition, Barack Obama's campaign is out with a memo on Wednesday raising the expectations for John McCain to ungodly heights...

Final Debate: McCain Brings Up Ayers, ACORN

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

McCain goes where he hasn't before in a debate: Bill Ayers. "We need to know the full extent of that relationship," he declares. Then he accuses the c...

Who Else 'Worked With' Bill Ayers?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

"Behind in the polls and running out of time to change the subject from the sinking economy, the McCain/Palin campaign has gone hyper trying to morph ...

Seth Colter Walls

Aide: McCain Likely To Confront Obama Over Ayers At Next Debate | Seth Colter Walls | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On Monday afternoon, John McCain spokesman Tucker Bounds offered a quick preview of the third and final presidential debate this Wednesday at Hofstra ...

PolitiFact Tears Apart McCain's Ayers Claims

PolitiFact | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

For most of the election, Sen. John McCain's campaign has been somewhat subtle about trying to tie Sen. Barack Obama to the former '60s radical Willia...

Sam Stein

Obama Aides: Record Cash Raised In September, Polls Show McCain Ads Backfired | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

With the presidential campaign approaching its final stretch, Barack Obama finds himself in an enviable position. One official close to the campaign...

Erratic Is Not Enough

Michael Showalter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Showalter

Believe it or not: this Ayers thing is gaining momentum. The collective attention span for any one issue is two weeks and Obama's two weeks are up. It's pulp fiction but who doesn't love a good read?