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Barack Obama: A Primer

By on 6.15.08 | 4:34AM

Elias Crim and Matthew Vadum of the Capital Research Center have compiled a detailed 11-page background profile of Sen. Barack Obama's roots in Chicago politics:

The remarkable ascent of Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama begins with his career as a "community organizer" for far-left causes in Chicago, an experience that served as a launching pad for his political career. Along with way, Obama acquired some unsavory friends including sleazy political fundraiser Tony Rezko and unrepentant Pentagon bomber William Ayers. Obama promises to carry his activist spirit into national politics, but does he also carry the smell of Chicago politics into the national arena?
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