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Federal Appeals Court Reverses Court Decision That Barred Congress from cutting ACORN's Funds

John Atlas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Atlas

Despite a slew of independent investigations exonerating ACORN of misdeeds, the U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals has reversed the decision that cutting off ACORN's funding punished ACORN without a trial.

New Yorkers to Wall Street: Help with Foreclosures Or We'll Move Our Money to Banks That Will

John Atlas | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
John Atlas

Civic leaders across the country should follow the New York Communities for Change coalition's lead. Either big banks become part of the solution or the rest of us will have to Move the Money.

Obama's Attorney General continues to vigorously prosecute Acorn? Will Van Jones be Next?

John Atlas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Atlas

A Center for Constitutional Rights lawsuit seeks to stop Congress from singling out an organization for punishment without proper investigation or due process.

ACORN Vindicated of Wrongdoing by the Congressional Watchdog Office

John Atlas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Atlas

For years Republicans accused ACORN of corruption and used phony tapes to lead an effort to successfully strip the group of federal funding in 2009. Now, months later, the group has been exonerated from any wrongdoing.

The Video That Destroyed ACORN Was Fake: How to Stop It From Happening Again

Lee Camp | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Lee Camp

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Fake ACORN Pimp Pleads Guilty; the New Yorker Adds its Voice to the Anti-ACORN Story

John Atlas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
John Atlas

I am beginning to believe that most well-paid liberal journalists, who are unfamiliar with urban issues and what it's like to be poor in a wealthy society, are quick to believe any story about an African-American group screwing up.

ACORN Wins Another Victory: Judge Says the Government Can't Cut Funding

John Atlas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Atlas

Congress singled ACORN out for punishment in the absence of any judicial or administrative process adjudicating guilt. The judge declared the act of Congress was an unconstitutional bill of attainder.

Hannah Giles Explains Pimp And Prostitute Costumes In ACORN Videos

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Hannah Giles, the conservative activist who co-starred with James O'Keefe, in a series of videos that embarrassed the community organizing group, ACOR...

ACORN Is Back in the News, but the News Still Gets it Wrong

John Atlas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Atlas

Last year, the mainstream media treated O'Keefe's exploits against ACORN as an example of investigative "gotcha" journalism, with few pointing out that he doctored the videos and never released the original footage.

ACORN Is Back in the News, but News Still Gets It Wrong

Peter Dreier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Peter Dreier

This week, the FBI arrested 25-year old James O'Keefe and three other men, charging them with plotting to tamper with phones in the New Orleans office...

ACORN Scandal Offers Key Lessons to All Charities

John Atlas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Atlas

Acorn is getting a bum rap -- in the news media, among politicians, and even by some foundations. The attacks are worrisome not just because they have harmed an effective grass-roots organization.

CNN Airs At Least 54 Misleading Segments On ACORN

Media Matters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

From October 6 through October 15, CNN ran at least 54 segments mentioning allegations that the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now ...