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  • Left-wing organizing kingpin: Tea partiers out-organized Occupy Wall Street

    11/25/2011 3:40:30 AM PST · by markomalley · 17 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/24/2011 | Michael Volpe
    In an exclusive interview with The Daily Caller, Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) founder and Service Employees International Union organizer Wade Rathke acknowledged that the tea party movement has been more effective than Occupy Wall Street in influencing American politics. Rathke was unequivocal about the Occupy movement, telling The DC that “in no way has it had the political impact that the tea party movement has.” Yet because Occupy organizing is “still in its embryonic stages” while tea partiers have been organizing for more than two years, he cautions that “comparing the tea party movement to OWS...
  • ACORN's Texas for Obama Labor Ally Could Provide Cover to Rebuild Discredited Organization

    11/20/2010 9:10:39 PM PST · by Nachum · 2 replies
    Big Government ^ | 11/20/10 | Kevin Mooney
    Political operatives connected with renamed ACORN affiliates are in position to help swing close, competitive races for left-leaning candidates in the 2012 elections, according to former insiders and policy analysts who are familiar with the network’s operations. An ambitious rebranding scheme that began earlier this year has now accelerated to include affiliates in at least 12 states. The bankruptcy filing the organization slyly submitted on Election Day is properly viewed as “a head fake” and a “public relations gimmick” arranged to distract attention away from the partisan political activities of renamed affiliates, sources say. It is worth recalling that the...
  • New Report Proves ACORN is Alive and Well and Ready To Rip Us Off

    04/01/2010 3:03:02 PM PDT · by Shellybenoit · 10 replies · 488+ views
    Today was the day that ACORN was supposed to die. Picking as the official closing date April Fool's Day was not a coincidence, because if you really believed that ACORN was going to cease operations, you were being fooled. Even CEO Bertha Lewis denied ACORN was closing. ACORN’s announcement of “bringing its operations to a close” was just another deceptive tactic designed to take the pressure off so they can continue their scheme of using public dollars and private donations to advance their radical progressive agenda. And now there is proof. Congressman Darrell Issa (R-CA) released a report examining the...
  • ACORN Folds

    03/22/2010 1:28:48 PM PDT · by freespirited · 102 replies · 3,352+ views
    NRO ^ | 03/22/10 | Daniel Foster
    From a written statement issued by national ACORN spokesman Kevin Whelan: The ACORN Association Board met on Sunday March 21 and approved a set of steps to responsibly manage the process of bringing its operations to a close over the coming months. These include: * Closing ACORN’s remaining state affiliates and field offices by April 1st; and * Developing a plan to resolve all outstanding debts, obligations and other issues. ACORN’s members have a great deal to be proud of—from promoting to homeownership to helping rebuild New Orleans, from raising wages to winning safer streets, from training community leaders to...
  • The real way Democrats believe they'll retain power in November...

    03/21/2010 6:08:20 PM PDT · by CincyRichieRich · 94 replies · 2,578+ views
    3-21-10 | Self
    Amnesty = 25,000,000 new Democrats. Any questions?
  • ACORN on verge of bankruptcy: report

    03/19/2010 8:43:37 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 38 replies · 926+ views
    reuters ^ | 3/19/2010 | Reuters
    Citing two leaders of the group, the Times reported ACORN is suffering from "mismanagement along with a severe loss of government and membership funds." The organization has been reeling since a secretly recorded YouTube.com video was disseminated last September showing ACORN workers giving advice on how to flout the law to two conservative activists who posed as a pimp and a prostitute. Employees involved in the incidents in New York were fired from the organization but have been cleared of criminal prosecution. Since September, at least half of ACORN's 30 chapters have disbanded, the Times said. The group's large New...
  • Obama Justice Department Shut Down Federal ACORN Investigation According to Documents -

    03/11/2010 10:41:02 AM PST · by opentalk · 48 replies · 2,007+ views
    Judicial watch, PRnewswire ^ | Mar 11 ,2010 | Judicial watch
    WASHINGTON, March 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, announced today that it has obtained documents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) detailing federal investigations into the alleged corrupt activities of Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN). The documents reference serious allegations of corruption and voter registration fraud by ACORN as well as the Obama administration's decision to shut down a criminal investigation without filing criminal charges. The documents include background information on two specific complaints filed in October 2008 by Lucy Corelli and Joseph Borges, Republican Registrars of...
  • Leftist Judge orders ACORN funding restored

    03/10/2010 11:28:03 PM PST · by Prospero · 60 replies · 3,285+ views
    NewsReel (FrontPageNews) ^ | 3/11/2009 | Matthew Vadum
    Matthew Vadum NewsRealIf you thought you sent representatives and senators to Washington, D.C., to exercise the constitutionally mandated power of the purse — you’re wrong. Silly you. You wasted all that time in civics class learning a whole bunch of outdated claptrap about separation of powers and the lawmaking process for nothing. The spending power belongs to federal judges now, regardless of what that quaint little document called the U.S. Constitution says. That’s what ACORN’s favorite federal judge, Nina Gershon of the Eastern District of New York ruled Wednesday. In December Gershon, a Bill Clinton appointee, helped ACORN out by...
  • Breaking....Van Hollen charges five with election fraud (ACORN!!)

    03/08/2010 10:56:07 AM PST · by milwguy · 47 replies · 261+ views
    jsonline ^ | 3/8/10 | dan bice
    Five Wisconsin residents have been charged with criminal counts of voter fraud in the November 2008 general election, state Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen announced today. Two of those charged, Maria Miles and Kevin Clancy, are workers for the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN), the embattled community group. "The complaint alleges that Miles and Clancy submitted multiple voter registration applications for the same individuals, and also were part of a scheme in which they and other (special registration deputies) registered each other to vote multiple times in order to meet voter registration quotas imposed by ACORN," Van...
  • ACORN’s New Shell

    02/24/2010 4:57:25 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 25 replies · 734+ views
    National Review Online ^ | February 24, 2010 | Kevin Williamson
    The Democrats’ money-and-muscle operation is rebranding, not disbanding ACORN is not dissolving. But some of its local affiliates, in an effort to suggest they’re cutting ties with the organization, are giving themselves new names. The reason is money: ACORN cites a string of “vicious right-wing attacks” that have made it hard for them to shake down their usual banker benefactors and nonprofit patrons. ACORN isn’t the first gang of riff-raff to discover that there’s lots of money to be made at the intersection of politics and poverty — that was part of the original mafia’s business model, too — but...
  • ACORN funder confirmed to head Corporation for National and Community Service

    02/17/2010 11:27:26 AM PST · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 62 replies · 2,640+ views
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 02/16/10 11:37 AM EST | Mark Hemingway
    Democrats just can't stay away from ACORN. Even as scandal piles on top of scandal, they continue to embrace the organization. The latest is that the Senate just confirmed Patrick Corvington as chief executive of the Corporation for National and Community Service. Corvington and ACORN have quite the history as Matthew Vadum notes: Read more at the Washington Examiner:
  • ACORN Filmmakers Giles, O'Keefe Sued in Philadelphia Federal Court

    01/21/2010 6:43:00 PM PST · by CJBernard · 24 replies · 1,754+ views
    Hannah Giles and James O’Keefe III, the independent filmmakers behind the series of videos which swept the nation in 2009 and exposed internal corruption and illegality within ACORN Housing Corporation, were sued today in federal court in Philadelphia by an ACORN employee featured in one of the pair’s films. The plaintiff is Katherine Conway-Russell, a Philadelphia resident who has worked for ACORN since March 2008 as an office director. It was Conway-Russell who met with Giles and O’Keefe, posing as a prostitute and pimp as they had in ACORN offices nationwide during other installments of the undercover video series, for...
  • "I am honored to have received this recognition from ACORN" Coakley

    01/14/2010 7:03:07 AM PST · by jessduntno · 36 replies · 1,418+ views
    I want to say thank you to those of you who have contributed already to help State Senator Scott Brown defeat Barack Obama and Harry Reid’s choice to succeed Ted Kennedy in the U.S. Senate. In just one day, we raised half of our goal of $5,000 for Scott Brown. An article published recently higlighted the fact that one of Democrat Martha Coakley’s biggest advocates, ACORN, gave her an A+ grade, which they gave to just 6 other state Attorneys General. "I am honored to have received this recognition from ACORN,” Coakley said in a statement after receiving the “honor.”
  • What the Dems know that we don't: Universal Voter Registration

    01/04/2010 10:12:49 PM PST · by combat_boots · 143 replies · 6,956+ views
    DC Independent Examiner ^ | January 4, 2010 | James Simpson
    Many are puzzled that Democrats persist in ramming unpopular and destructive legislation down our collective throats while seemingly unconcerned by their plummeting poll numbers. A widespread belief is that the Democrats are committing political suicide and will be swept from one or both houses of Congress with unprecedented electoral losses next November. But since Democrat politicians rarely do things that will not ultimately benefit themselves, this column asked two weeks ago: "what do they know that we don't?" We may have found out. It's called universal voter registration. The Wall Street Journal's John Fund described the Democrat plan recently at...
  • Demcare and the race hustlers: It’s not just about ACORN

    12/22/2009 3:54:04 AM PST · by blueyon · 2 replies · 652+ views
    Michelle Malkin ^ | 10-21-09 | Michelle Malkin
    The Weekly Standard’s John McCormack reports tonight that Illinois Democrat Sen. Roland Burris is claiming credit for inserting a provision that may benefit ACORN. But it’s not just the ACORN angle that’s scandalous. It’s the race hustler shakedown. Why, oh, why do we need to be funding massive new federal bureaucracies to create separate “Offices of Minority Health” in six separate health care agencies:
  • ACORN Qualifies for Funding in Senate Health Care Bill

    12/21/2009 8:35:55 PM PST · by Outside da Box · 26 replies · 1,150+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 12/21/2009 | John McCormack
    Senator Roland Burris is claiming credit for a provision in Harry Reid's "manager's amendment," unveiled Saturday morning, that could funnel money to ACORN through the health care bill. On December 9, Burris, an Illinois Democrat, pledged that he would filibuster a health care bill without a public option. "If we have to get 60 and it comes back and it does not have a public option in it, I will not vote for it," he said. Then early last week he said he could vote for the bill if there were changes made to achieve the goals of the public...
  • Enabling ACORN's Comeback

    12/10/2009 6:53:14 AM PST · by opentalk · 22 replies · 1,137+ views
    American spectator ^ | 12.10.09 | Matthew Vadum
    Congress -- and possibly Citigroup -- may be gearing up to start funding the organized crime syndicate ACORN again. The current federal funding ban expires Dec. 18. On Tuesday evening the House Appropriations Committee rejected on a party line vote of 9 to 5 an amendment offered by Rep. Tom Latham (R-Iowa) that would have blocked federal funding of the radical advocacy group. The amendment was needed because the Obama administration thumbed its nose at a provision in spending legislation that banned ACORN funding until the end of next week. In a ruling revealed late last month by the Justice...
  • Poll:71% Angry at Federal Government!(46% Very Angry!!)

    11/30/2009 1:02:39 PM PST · by Bigtigermike · 87 replies · 4,955+ views
    Rasmussen Report ^ | Nov 30, 2009 | BigTigerMike
    Seventy-one percent (71%) of voters nationwide say they’re at least somewhat angry about the current policies of the federal government. That figure includes 46% who are Very Angry. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that only 27% are not angry about the government's policies, including 10% who are Not at All Angry........ The data suggests that the level of anger is growing. The 71% who are angry at federal government policies today is up five percentage points since September. Even more stunning, the 46% who are Very Angry is up 10 percentage points from September.
  • Bachmann: ACORN could regulate the financial sector

    12/10/2009 12:17:37 PM PST · by Still Thinking · 8 replies · 647+ views
    The Hill ^ | December 9, 2009 | Jordan Fabian
    The embattled community group ACORN could help regulate the financial services industry under new financial regulatory reforms, said Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) on Wednesday. Bachmann, a consistent opponent of ACORN (Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now), said that an amendment given in the House Financial Services Committee could allow the group to sit on an advisory panel that monitors the regulations. “ACORN may have a seat at the table being on the oversight committee regulating the financial services industry of the United States,” Bachmann said at a press conference. “And that would be a cruel joke." Bachmann’s remarks come...
  • Harshbarger Whitewashes ACORN Lawbreaking

    12/09/2009 8:57:00 AM PST · by jazusamo · 8 replies · 578+ views
    NLPC ^ | December 8, 2009 | Carl Horowitz
    The Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, or ACORN, has a justly earned reputation this decade for voter registration fraud, embezzlement and other illegal acts. Yet according to an eagerly-awaited internal assessment released yesterday, the radical nationwide nonprofit network's main, if not sole, problem is inadequate employee training and oversight. The audit, supervised by former Massachusetts Attorney General Scott Harshbarger, had been prompted by employees of ACORN offices in different cities caught in a video sting this summer giving advice on how to hide assets and falsify loan documents. The New Orleans-based "anti-poverty" organization and its defenders see vindication....
  • STUNNING New ACORN Revelations: Shifting Public Money To Elect Progressives, NY Times Cover-up

    12/02/2009 7:47:37 AM PST · by Shellybenoit · 12 replies · 1,020+ views
    People shouldn't think that all ACORN does is help pimps and hookers buy houses, they serve the community in so many other ways, including embezzlement of donated funds, voter fraud, and using tax exempt dollars to help get liberal candidates elected. Yesterday the Republicans on the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform held a forum to discuss ACORN and urge the Attorney General to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate the Democratic Party's favorite criminal enterprise. Congressmen Smith and Issa presented documentation indicating that ACORN already transferred many of its resources to several other left-wing advocacy and political groups...
  • ACORN considered name change

    11/30/2009 6:45:58 PM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 42 replies · 1,139+ views
    Politico ^ | November 29th | Jake Sherman
    ACORN, the troubled community service organization, recently considered changing its name in a bid to rehabilitate its image, according to an internal memo obtained by POLITICO. The document, which will be released Tuesday as part of a Republican congressional forum on ACORN, illustrates the internal deliberation the group has undergone after a year of embarrassing scandals. The document was found in Dumpster outside of an ACORN office in San Diego, a House Republican aide said. Derrick Roach, an unsuccessful Republican candidate for statehouse in California, took thousands of documents last week from the trash outside the office. An ACORN spokesman...
  • Cloward-Piven Government

    11/22/2009 11:12:54 PM PST · by neverdem · 56 replies · 2,882+ views
    American Thinker ^ | November 23, 2009 | James Simpson
    It is time to cast aside all remaining doubt. President Obama is not trying to lead America forward to recovery, prosperity and strength. Quite the opposite, in fact. In September of last year, American Thinker published my article, Barack Obama and the Strategy of Manufactured Crisis. Part of a series, it connected then presidential candidate Barack Obama to individuals and organizations practicing a malevolent strategy for destroying our economy and our system of government. Since then the story of that strategy has found its way across the blogosphere, onto the airwaves of radio stations across the country, the Glenn Beck...
  • Andrew Breitbart Says They Have More Tapes and "It's Not Just ACORN" - Video 11/19/09

    11/19/2009 10:25:06 PM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 44 replies · 2,340+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | November 19, 2009 | Michael
    Here is video of Sean Hannity talking with Andrew Breitbart, James O'Keefe, and Hannah Giles about the latest ACORN video they have revealed. When asked by Hannity if he has more tapes, Breitbart answered "not only are there more tapes, it's not just ACORN." He then gave a "message" to Attorney General Holder "I want you to know we have more tapes, it's not just ACORN, and we're going to hold out until the next election cycle" unless Holder does "a clean investigation" of ACORN. (Video)
  • Does ACORN trail lead to White House?

    11/16/2009 11:27:31 AM PST · by blueyon · 32 replies · 1,639+ views
    OneNewsNow ^ | 11/16/09 | Chad Groening -
    An Iowa congressman is questioning the timing of the sudden resignation of a controversial Obama administration official, whose husband has had close ties to ACORN and has recently been named President Obama's White House counsel. In serving as White House communications director, Anita Dunn had created a stir when she told school children earlier this year that Chinese Communist leader Mao Tse Tung was one of the people she admired the most. She also launched a public attack against the Fox News Channel for its reporting on the ACORN prostitution scandal. Congressman Steve King (R-Iowa) thinks it is curious that...
  • Iowa's Steve King slams Obama's new top attorney and chief ACORN defender

    11/16/2009 10:23:09 AM PST · by pissant · 7 replies · 975+ views
    Examiner ^ | 11/13/09 | Kevin Hall
    Barack Obama's newly appointed White House Counsel claimed that the voter fraud investigation into ACORN was "an unholy alliance of law enforcement and the ugliest form of partisan politics." Bob Bauer was named Obama's top lawyer Friday, replacing Greg Craig. Craig is the scapegoat for Obama's failure to close the terrorist prison at Guantanamo Bay. Bauer worked for Obama on the 2008 campaign. During that time, he sent a letter to then-Attorney General Michael Mukasey arguing that ACORN should not be investigated for voter fraud. ACORN has admitted to more than 400,000 fraudulent voter registrations in 2008. The community organjizing...
  • Alinsky Groups, Child Porn Convict, Socialist Tied to CCHD Funding (FR EXCLUSIVE)

    11/16/2009 1:01:59 AM PST · by icwhatudo · 37 replies · 4,001+ views
    CCHD Website, Multiple ^ | 11-16-09 | icwhatudo
    The annual CCHD (Catholic Campaign For Human Development) collection will be held in churches this coming weekend-November 21 and 22. This is the same group that was giving money for years to the Saul Alinsky-style group called ACORN before ending its relationship with the controversial group. After much criticism for its leftwing funding, the CCHD has supposedly tightened up their standards. Unfortunately these new standards are not working because the CCHD is still funding groups that: -Have a registered sex offender (child porn) on the staff -Are working to change laws so you can not refuse to rent to convicted...
  • Rep. Steve King: Bauer was hired to 'erase tracks' between Obama, ACORN

    11/13/2009 10:49:06 AM PST · by opentalk · 40 replies · 2,503+ views
    The Hill ^ | 11/13/09 | Tony Romm
    Newly appointed White House counsel Bob Bauer is "perfectly positioned to be tasked with erasing the tracks between Obama and ACORN," one Republican lawmaker charged Friday. The lawyer's hiring, announced this morning shortly after Greg Craig officially resigned the post, was also an attempt by the White House to deflect any fallout that may arise from an ACORN investigation currently underway in Louisiana, Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) added in a statement. “Bob Bauer has a public record of defending Barack Obama’s relationship with ACORN, the congressman told supporters. "Bauer’s hiring appears to be a tactical maneuver to strategically defend the...
  • Delicious Irony Alert: ACORN Says Failure to Fund Their Criminal Conspiracy is Unconstitutional

    11/13/2009 7:50:52 AM PST · by nysuperdoodle · 2 replies · 467+ views
    Evil Conservative Radio ^ | 13 Nov 09 | EC
    In an ironic twist that leaves you scratching your head, ACORN has sued the Federal Government, claiming that the bills cutting their funding were unconstitutional. If religion is the last refuge of a scoundrel, I guess we can now say that the Constitution is the last refuge of the community organizer. It's almost surreal to see them try and protect their criminal conspiracy with the very document they work so hard to undermine.
  • ACORN says US funding cut was unconstitutional (lawsuit filed on ACORN’s behalf in Brooklyn)

    11/12/2009 12:09:02 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 108 replies · 3,885+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 11/12/09 | AP
    NEW YORK – ACORN has filed a lawsuit claiming that Congress violated the Constitution when it passed a law cutting off federal funding to the organization. The Center for Constitutional Rights filed the lawsuit on ACORN's behalf Thursday in Brooklyn federal court. It claims the law was unconstitutional because it punitively targeted an individual organization. Messages for comment left at the White House and the federal agencies named in the suit were not immediately returned.
  • ACORN sues Congress for cutting off its funding

    11/12/2009 9:32:40 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 33 replies · 1,236+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Nov. 12, 2009
    ACORN has filed a lawsuit claiming that Congress crossed the Constitution when it passed a law cutting off federal funding to the organization. The Center for Constitutional Rights filed the lawsuit on ACORN’s behalf Thursday in Brooklyn federal court. It claims the law was unconstitutional because it punitively targeted an individual organization. Messages for comment left at the White House and the federal agencies named in the suit were not immediately returned.
  • BigGovernment Exclusive: ACORN Audio Claims Jerry Brown will Whitewash Investigation

    11/10/2009 2:47:08 PM PST · by GVnana · 16 replies · 1,562+ views
    BigGovernment.com ^ | 11/10/2009 | Capitol Confidential
    On October 15th, local ACORN spokesman David Lagstein was the special guest of the East County Democrat Club in El Cajon, CA. Lagstein is ACORN’s chief organizer in the San Diego area. The meeting was held at Coco’s Restaurant, a very public venue. Because of ACORN’s close ties to the Democrat party, Mr. Lagstein clearly felt he was among friends. These two clips ...
  • ACORN at the White House

    11/02/2009 5:56:09 AM PST · by opentalk · 18 replies · 1,227+ views
    American Spectator ^ | 11.2.09 | Matthew Vadum
    Of particular significance is the visit by ACORN spokesman Scott Levenson who met with White House political director Patrick Gaspard in March. The purpose of the meeting with Gaspard, a former ACORN employee himself, was not disclosed. Levenson, who is also a registered lobbyist for New York ACORN, is the charming fellow whom Glenn Beck threw off his set May 6 for calling the TV host a racist. He's been helping to coordinate ACORN's public disinformation strategy which relies heavily on lies and misdirection. It is worth noting that Levenson's visit to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue wouldn't in itself be untoward...
  • Washington Post: ACORN Video Creates New Conservative Star

    10/31/2009 2:46:37 AM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 5 replies · 789+ views
    Biggovernment.com ^ | October 31, 2009 | by Publius
    Andrew Breitbart blew into Washington recently for what amounted to a victory lap. The Internet entrepreneur spent last week soaking up accolades from conservatives for having offered guidance to the two twenty-somethings who posed as a pimp and prostitute and took a hidden camera into several ACORN offices. The pair filmed workers from the national liberal community group appearing to aid them as they inquired about starting a brothel — a move that has put ACORN on the defensive and made the activists, James O’Keefe and Hannah Giles, instant conservative heroes. But in the end it’s Breitbart who may be...
  • KSTP MN: Absentee Ballot Investigation - Mistakes & Changes Made

    10/30/2009 7:29:18 AM PDT · by Minnesocold · 11 replies · 1,633+ views
    True North ^ | 10/30/2009 | Lassie
    KSTP investigated absentee ballot inconsistencies and reported their findings last night, and you can watch the video here. Many cities put up roadblocks to their investigation request -- and Bloomington threatened felony charges against KSTP if they reported on their findings. The most damning part is Sec. of State Mark Ritchie's denial of problems and response when asked to look at ballot envelopes and comment. "Ritchie first told us he could not read our examples, then said he wouldn't look at photocopies of absentee ballot envelopes." A 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS investigation has found that mistakes made with absentee ballots in...
  • ACORN – 50 More Days Without Federal Funds

    10/30/2009 6:29:07 AM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 17 replies · 1,124+ views
    Biggovernment.com ^ | October 30, 2009 | by Chris Berg
    On Thursday, the United States House of Representatives passed a continuing resolution funding the Federal Government through December 18th. The continuing resolution was passed as part of the behemoth Interior-Environment Appropriations conference report. A continuing resolution is a stop-gap provision which allows the government to continue its operations until Congress can determine the next year’s appropriations. The actions taken today merely extended the expiration date of the resolution which went into effect on October 1st. By extending the existing continuing resolution Congress has continued to deprive ACORN and its affiliates of federal funds until December 18th. This is not a...
  • Mainstream Media Ignores Juicy ACORN Nuggets

    10/28/2009 9:24:04 AM PDT · by Gordon Pym · 7 replies · 653+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | Wednesday, October 28, 2009 | Hannah Giles
    Mainstream Media Ignores Juicy ACORN Nuggets by Hannah Giles The “Pimp and Pro” story, exposing ACORN’s willingness to advise a prostitute on tax evasion and child sex trafficking, hit America a few weeks ago. There were a myriad number of angles to report, yet the Mainstream Media's favorite approach seems to be the method in which James O’Keefe and I orchestrated and gathered the information. It’s like going fishing, but instead of taking a picture and raving about the 750lb Mako shark you caught, you blather on about the bait that was used. What happens when people get bored? They...
  • Project Vote: A twisted branch of the ACORN tree

    10/27/2009 9:47:31 AM PDT · by anitamoncrief · 12 replies · 514+ views
    Hot Air ^ | October 22,2009 | Anita MonCrief
    A strange anomaly occurs whenever the phrase “voter registration fraud” is searched. Who’s responsible for that? Perhaps the players? Search the Internet and you will find dozens of stories on the Association of Community Organizations For Reform Now or ACORN on a never ending stream of Google results. However, Project Vote (Voting for America) is often only listed as an affiliate. Articles posted by the mainstream media tend to downplay Project Vote’s role or is it something else?
  • Maryland Shouldn’t Prosecute ACORN Filmmakers

    10/23/2009 7:20:49 AM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 11 replies · 909+ views
    Biggovernment.com ^ | October 23, 2009 | by Rep. Dan Lungren (R-CA)
    It recently came to light that individuals employed by ACORN have been apparent accomplices with regard to the conduct of alleged criminal activities. Surprisingly, it was the investigative ingenuity of ordinary citizens who brought this information to the attention of the public. As a Member of Congress, these relevations are of interest to me in that ACORN is the beneficiary of substantial federal funding. As the former Attorney General of my state of California, this story is of great concern to me for an entirely different reason. Ironically, it is those who revealed the alleged illegal acts, rather than the...
  • Right has ACORN on ropes, but fight isn’t over: Attorney

    10/22/2009 10:07:14 AM PDT · by Grammar Nazi · 18 replies · 1,214+ views
    The Villager ^ | Oct 21 - 27, 2009 | Lincoln Anderson
    It’s like being in the middle of a “tsunami” or an “avalanche” — or maybe both at the same time. That’s how Arthur Schwartz described his experience as general counsel of ACORN amid the recent right-wing attacks and congressional caving that are bringing the national community-organizing network to its knees. In an interview with The Villager last week, Schwartz, a prominent New York City labor attorney and longtime member of Community Board 2 in Greenwich Village, where he lives with his family, painted a dire picture of ACORN. Speaking in his office in the Unite Here! headquarters building at 26th...
  • NPR Blames Republicans For ACORN’s Bad Image

    10/22/2009 10:27:35 AM PDT · by vadum · 8 replies · 598+ views
    Capital Research Center ^ | October 21, 2009 | Matthew Vadum
    I guess this is about as close to fairness as NPR is capable of in its reporting on ACORN. The first few paragraphs of today's NPR story on ACORN, by Kevin Whitelaw, tell you all you need to know about Whitelaw's perspective on the embattled radical advocacy group: ACORN, the community organizing group, is fighting for its survival these days, but its current plight has been years in the making. Part of the story is the group's own missteps. ACORN was founded to help low- and middle-income Americans, but its edgy tactics and a series of gaffes fed the notion...
  • Report: ACORN Asking Laid Off Workers to Defraud Government

    10/22/2009 9:33:23 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 24 replies · 1,533+ views
    American Spectator ^ | 10.22.09 @ 11:12AM | By Matthew Vadum
    ACORN is asking workers it is laying off to continue working at ACORN as "volunteers" but to apply to the government for unemployment benefits.
  • ACORN's Current Woes Years In The Making (NPR)

    10/21/2009 8:59:01 AM PDT · by Drango · 12 replies · 826+ views
    NPR ^ | 10/21/09 | Kevin Whitelaw
    ACORN, the community organizing group, is fighting for its survival these days, but its current plight has been years in the making. Part of the story is the group's own missteps. ACORN was founded to help low- and middle-income Americans, but its edgy tactics and a series of gaffes fed the notion that the group was unreliable. That image, however, was built in part by a long campaign of attacks and allegations of illegal activities from a host of opponents in the corporate world, the Republican Party and conservative media outlets. ACORN attracted the scrutiny of these groups because its...
  • Filmmakers to Release Details of ACORN Sting in Philadelphia

    10/21/2009 7:59:38 AM PDT · by SueRae · 31 replies · 2,725+ views
    Foxnews and Andrew Breitbart ^ | 10/21/2009 | Foxnews
    The two independent filmmakers who posed as a pimp and a prostitute and received advice from ACORN employees in five cities on how to skirt tax and immigration laws will hold a press conference Wednesday on their experience at another of the group's offices -- this one in Philadelphia. James O'Keefe and Hannah Giles will be joined by Andrew Breitbart, a conservative commentator who runs Breitbart.com and BigGovernment.com, which first posted the videos last month. "ACORN representatives claim James and Hannah were kicked out of Philadelphia," Breitbart said in a statement prior to the 9:30 a.m. ET news conference. "They...
  • Video: New ACORN Video On Philadelphia Sting Operation

    10/21/2009 6:50:53 AM PDT · by careyb · 24 replies · 1,512+ views
    O'Keefe, Giles ^ | 10/20/09 | O'Keefe, Giles
    This video copy works, unlike the YouTube embeds elsewhere.
  • Blockbuster: Philly ACORN Video Released

    10/21/2009 7:12:18 AM PDT · by Stoutcat · 70 replies · 3,781+ views
    Grand Rants ^ | 10-31-09 | Stoutcat
    James O’Keefe and Hannah Giles have released another ACORN sting...
  • ACORN Destroying Republican Voter Registration Forms

    10/19/2009 10:46:41 AM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 16 replies · 1,307+ views
    Publius Forum ^ | 10/19/09 | Warner Todd Huston
    Not long ago, Pam Geller told the story of an ACORN office in Florida that had destroyed all the Republican voter registration forms it had gotten during a 2008 voter registration drive. Geller had a first-hand account of this crime from one Fathiyyah Muhammad, an Obama voter that is a registered Republican. She is also an African-American. "This is my first experience" with ACORN, Muhammad said. "This was before Obama got the nomination, long before then….I heard about this group that was paying $3.00 per person, to go out and to get people to sign up to vote. So I...
  • Nevada is prosecuting ACORN itself, not just individuals in it

    10/19/2009 7:55:22 AM PDT · by opentalk · 10 replies · 664+ views
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | Oct. 19, 2009 | Jeff German , Timothy Pratt
    ACORN,the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, faces still another high-stakes challenge — and more embarrassment — in Nevada, where it has been charged with 13 felony counts related to potential voter registration fraud during the 2008 campaign. This is the only state where ACORN, as an organization, is accused of criminal wrongdoing. Similar investigations in Pennsylvania and Florida have resulted in charges against individual canvassers the group hired to register voters. “With ACORN, one wonders how it could get worse for them,” said Tom Fitton, president of Washington-based Judicial Watch, a conservative government watchdog group that has been...
  • Glenn Beck talks with Michele Bachmann ( New breaking ACORN scandal info )

    10/14/2009 1:03:18 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 120 replies · 6,299+ views
    Glenn Beck ^ | October 14th | Glenn Beck
    GLENN: From high above Times Square in Midtown Manhattan, this is the third most listened to show in all of America. Hello, you sick twisted freak. Welcome to the program. Is Michele Bachmann on the phone? Congresswoman Bachmann, welcome to the program. How are you? CONGRESSWOMAN BACHMANN: Good morning, Glenn Beck. I'm doing great. Great to talk to you. GLENN: May I say I believe you are one of a handful. Give me a number. I'm thinking five, a handful of people, maybe three, that actually are in there doing the right thing, and you'll fall on your sword if...
  • Everything I Need To Know About ACORN, I Learned From Sophie Scholl

    10/14/2009 11:12:34 AM PDT · by Jeanette Pryor · 11 replies · 875+ views
    Taliban Rising ^ | September 16, 2009 | Jeanette Pryor
    On February 18, 1943, 21 year-old Sophie Scholl placed a stack of anti-Hitler leaflets on a banister overlooking the main hall in the University of Munich. Deciding, in a split-second, to ensure that the papers would be picked up by all the students when they emerged from their classrooms, Sophie pushed the papers off the banister, and signed her death warrant. Within moments, having been caught by a miserable janitor looking for his moment of glory, Sophie and her brother Hans Scholl, were in a Gestapo car, speeding to the interrogations and trial that would deliver them to the guillotine...