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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 slightly: "I think my relationship with Obama was. Obama Secretly Partied With Bill Ayers Last Summer Though the nature of their relationship with him is unclear, Kass resided for several.
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. Obama praised Ayers' book on the subject of juvenile justice in a Chicago Tribune review, calling it "a searing and timely account of the juvenile court system, and the courageous individuals who rescue hope from despair.
Obama was appointed the first chairman of the board, which handled fiscal matters. Ayers co-chaired the foundation's other key body, the 'Collaborative,' which shaped education policy.
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A Look Into Crossed Paths. Ayers hosted for Mr. Obama began serving in the United States Senate in January and last met more than a year ago when they bumped into each other on the street in Hyde Park.
From untilthe Weather Underground carried out violent actions against the government, including bombings at NYPD headquarters, the U. Ayers and his wife participated in some of the early bombings, but criminal charges against them were dropped in due to illegal evidence-gathering activities by authorities, and in the couple turned themselves in.
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Ayers and Dohrn emerged from hiding to become university professors in Chicago; Ayers specialized in education reform and served as an advisor to Chicago mayor Richard Daley, work through which Ayers became acquainted with Barack Obama in A gentleman named William Ayers, he was part of the Weather Underground in the s. They bombed the Pentagon, the Capitol and other buildings.
A review of records of the schools project and interviews with a dozen people who know both men, suggest that Mr. Obama, 47, has played down his contacts with Mr. But the two men do not appear to have been close.
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Obama ever expressed sympathy for the radical views and actions of Mr. LaBolt said the men first met in through the education project, the Chicago Annenberg Challenge, and have encountered each other occasionally in public life or in the neighborhood.
He said they have not spoken by phone or exchanged e-mail messages since Mr. Obama began serving in the United States Senate in January and last met more than a year ago when they bumped into each other on the street in Hyde Park. Reporters reviewing records in Chicago have so far found nothing startling in documents linking Sen.
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