Barack Obama claims that former terrorist Bill Ayers is little more than a "guy who lives in my neighborhood", but in fact they both worked on education matters for the Chicago Annenberg Challenge in the 90s. Some details on this are here and here.
Stanley Kurtz tried to gain access to the voluminous records about the CAC, which are stored, ironically enough, at the Richard J. Daley Library at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He exchanged emails with various staffers there and arranged a flight to review the records, but at the last moment he was told he'd been denied access and generally given the run-around. Details here; contact information for the president of UIC here.
Politics · Mon, 08/18/2008 - 11:27 · Importance: 4