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Acorn Scandal

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.

ACORN is the New Dirty Word

Rinku Sen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rinku Sen

The attack on ACORN isn't about fighting corruption. If it was, then dozens of corporations with federal contracts far larger than ACORN's would be under investigation now.

David Vitter: America's Prostitution Expert (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Alex Leo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Senator David Vitter, a man who endured a public scandal after being outed for visiting prostitutes, has devoted himself to taking on ACORN (Associati...

The Lynching of ACORN

John Wellington Ennis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Wellington Ennis

Lost in all of the sensationalism and selective truths is that there has been no connection between ACORN and underage prostitution, until a kid walked in and started talking about it to anyone he could get to listen to him.

What is Acorn? And Why Progressives Need to Support It

John Atlas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Atlas

The right goes after the left's most effective groups. Because ACORN does not rely on government funds the organization will survive the orchestrated attacks against it. But if it's to restore its strength, it needs progressive support.

Stand Up For ACORN, Cut Blackwater And Halliburton

Casey Gane-McCalla | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Casey Gane-McCalla

If the government decides to cut funding of organizations due to the actions of low level employees, they must apply the same rules to the GOP's favorite government-funded organizations.

Falling for the Far Right's ACORN Agenda

Eric Alterman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eric Alterman

In this brave new world of anything goes journalism, many in the media have taken up a recent scandal, and the videos it produced, as incontrovertible evidence of ACORN corruption.

Let ACORN Get Its House in Order

Nan Aron | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nan Aron

In the 1980s, conservatives began what they called a campaign to "defund the left," starting with groups such as the Audubon Society and the Urban League. Now they're going after ACORN.

Drudge, Limbaugh, and the Sad Return of "Racial America"

Will Bunch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Will Bunch

There's a lot there for a thoughtful, conservative critique of Obama. But that's not where the conversation is going right now -- it's all about the shiny black object.

Secret Acorn Memo Reveals Vote Fraud Plan

David Misch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Misch

From: Ex. VP, Destroying Fabric of Democracy Comm. To: All fraudsters Re: Fraud Fellow Fraudsters: After months of planning, the DFoD Committee has ...

McCain Adviser Can't Name Instance Of Voter Fraud From Fake Regulations

ProPublica | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

For weeks Republican leaders have warned that widely reported problems with fake voter registrations could result in a flood of phony votes in pivotal...

Obama Could Lose Election Due To Voter Suppression

Judah Freed | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Judah Freed

Republicans are seeking to suppress the voter turnout among youth, minorities and poor people. If Republicans can prevent enough Democrats from casting ballots, McCain could win the election.

Drinking the ACORN Kool-Aid: How Cries of Voter Fraud Cover Up GOP Elections Theft

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Greg Palast | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Greg Palast

While Republicans had the media searching for links between Obama and ACORN, RNC operatives were busily completing one of the most massive voter suppression and purging efforts in American history.

ACORN Organizers Fight Back Against Attacks (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Brave New Films explains what the voter fraud allegations against ACORN are really about: suppressing the low-income vote and throwing the election re...

ACORN: They Took Our Nuts!

Allison Kilkenny | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Allison Kilkenny

No wonder the GOP is desperately trying to neuter ACORN before the group manages to mobilize some seriously pissed-off poor people.

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 ...

GOP Battle Against ACORN as Much About Financial Deregulation as Voter Registration

M.S. Bellows, Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
M.S. Bellows, Jr.

GOP attacks on minority homeowners and on the legislation and community groups protecting them are just a two-birds-with-one-stone way to advance a deregulation agenda while disenfranchising a Democratic-leaning portion of the electorate.

Mass Voter Fraud: A Conservative Myth

Think Progress | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As the 2008 election process draws near -- and with early voting in many states having already begun -- conservatives are raising a great hue and cry ...

Attacks on ACORN Based Not on Facts, But on Fear of 1.3 Million Poor People Registering

Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.

ACORN, along with Project Vote, just announced that they had registered 1.3 million poor people this year. No wonder the GOP is up in arms. They're scared of too many poor people preparing to vote this year.