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Daily Caller's Tucker Carlson, Breitbart, dine with Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn in Chicago

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WASHINGTON--Chicago's Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn--vilified during Barack Obama's 2008 election and beyond as former Weather underground leaders--served dinner to Daily Caller founder Tucker Carlson and his guests Sunday, after the founder of the conservative website bought time with the couple at an Illinois Humanities Council auction.

The couple, the Daily Caller reports, is disappointed in their Hyde Park/Kenwood neighbor, President Obama with Ayers saying he found some "unity" with Republican White House hopeful Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas). Ayers said "bull----" to the claim that has been making the rounds in some circles for years that he helped write Obama's memoir and Dohrn denied a rumor from 2008 that the couple babysat for the Obama girls.

Daily Caller editor Jamie Weinstein has a detailed account of the improbable dinner partners.

Excerpt: "At an extravagant penthouse apartment in downtown Chicago, The Daily Caller dined with former terrorists Sunday night.

"That's not a sentence one often has the opportunity to write, but on Super Bowl Sunday former Weather Underground leaders and Obama friends Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn feted TheDC to an elaborate gourmet meal at the home of a very rich friend to fulfill the obligations of a charity auction won by Daily Caller editor-in-chief Tucker Carlson.

"When the Daily Caller posse arrived -- a group that included Carlson and his brother Buckley, Daily Caller columnist and Weekly Standard senior writer Matt Labash, online media mogul Andrew Breitbart, a Daily Caller contest winner and this reporter -- it soon became clear that there were many more in attendance than expected. Ayers and Dohrn had enlisted friends such as University of Chicago history professor Adam Green and apartment owner Lisa Yun Lee, among others, to serve dinner, while the two principal hosts sporadically joined the table for conversation."

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