That's Professor Obama to You

U of Chicago refutes Clinton claim; liberal blog backs off McCain plagiarism allegation
By Jonas Oransky,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 28, 2008 4:28 PM CDT

(Newser) – Barack Obama was indeed a professor at the University of Chicago's law school, the school said today. The Clinton campaign and the Sun-Times have said otherwise, but academic semantics back the onetime senior lecturer. The university said that title did qualify Obama as a professor—and the law school had even offered him a tenure-track position.

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In other false-accusation campaign news, liberal blog Think Progress retracted its claim that John McCain plagiarized a speech from a US admiral. The site published the charge yesterday on a tip, without a response from the candidate, who had actually repurposed quotes from a speech he made in 1995. Politico’s Michael Calderone calls the blog’s poor judgment “remarkable.” (Read more Barack Obama stories.)

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