Ivy League Professor Found Guilty Of Lying About Chinese Money

December 22, 2021

According to the Harvard University newspaper, the Harvard Crimson, professor Charles M. Lieber was found guilty of lying to government authorities about his ties to China in federal court on Tuesday, concluding a stunning downfall for one of the country’s top chemists. Professor Lieber was found guilty on six felony charges related to making false statements regarding his ties to Chinese government programs and tax-related offenses. Professor Lieber had a $50,000 a month contract with the Chinese state-sponsored recruiting organization […]

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Harvard Crimson Covers Panel Featuring Executive Director John Pudner and Dr. Richard Painter

April 4, 2016

John Pudner, executive director of Take Back Our Republic, a conservative group, said although Republican frontrunner Donald J. Trump has come closest to addressing campaign finance reform, even the business tycoon has never gone beyond mentioning it as a problem. “I don’t think Trump has ever proposed a solution,” Pudner said. The entire article can be found here.

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At Harvard: Pudner Cites HSUS as Example of Why Conservatives Should Join Fight on Big Money Politics

April 3, 2016

With the Final Four this weekend, we kept the college spirit with TBOR Executive Director John Pudner joining Board Member Dr. Richard Painter at Painter’s alma mater Harvard for comments on campaign finance reform. While Laura MacLeery of the Brennan Center and Max Stahl of Democracy Matters made the progressive case regarding big money from industry and private prisons affecting policy and implementation of regulations, we appreciate having the opportunity to point out to Harvard Law students the reasons conservatives should also be concerned […]

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Conservative Southerner out of place at Harvard?

April 14, 2015

My wife barely muffled her laugh when I told her I was taking the message of Take Back Our Republic to Harvard Law students last Monday and Tuesday. Then Wednesday my one friend who had graduated from Harvard law passed away (click on image below for story or click here), and Friday I learned a brilliant conservative undergrad from Harvard plans to intern with us. Before this “Harvard week” I had spent a total of 3 hours on Harvard’s campus […]

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TBOR ED John Pudner speaks with Harvard students about campaign finance reform

April 6, 2015

A room full of Harvard students asks TBOR ED, John Pudner, questions about Take Back Our Republic this morning. Ironically last night Pudner had a room full of Auburn University students do the same after his wife invited them over for Easter Dinner. To keep the college theme, he actually was able to pull the old fashioned all-nighter between the two to make the flight. TBOR ED John Pudner (center at desk) gestures during his answer to one of many […]

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