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Bachmann Pledges To Break Law By Ignoring 2010 Census

Think Progress | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Next year, the 2010 Census will be sent to every American household, as required by the U.S. Constitution. The far right has issued dire warnings of t...

Stopping the 13 Second Clock: ACORN and Leading Mayors Join Together in Fighting Foreclosures

Bertha Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bertha Lewis

With millions more foreclosures staring us in the face, we have to act now to create sensible local solutions that will improve our communities, safeguard families, stabilize tax bases, and revive the economy.

Biloxi Removing FEMA Trailers, Undermining Obama and Victimizing Katrina Survivors

Jeffrey Buchanan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeffrey Buchanan

The Biloxi City Council will vote June 16th on an ordinance, backed by the City's community development office, forcing FEMA trailers to be removed from residential zones by August 9th.

Rick Sanchez Equates Barney Frank and Michele Bachmann, and Doesn't Choke on the Absurdity

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

Memo to Rick Sanchez: Lincoln vs. Douglas was "a classic showdown." Frank vs. Bachmann was the rhetorical equivalent of the Harlem Globetrotters vs. the Washington Generals. And your intro to the segment was an object lesson in unthinking equivalency. READ MORE Obama Calls for An Extreme Makeover of Our Culture: Are the Credit Card Companies Listening? In his masterful commencement speech at Notre Dame, President Obama decried those who "view life only through the lens of immediate self-interest and crass materialism." He should send a copy to the credit card companies, which, faced with customers choking on debt, respond by jacking up interest rates and tacking on penalties and fees. READ MORE WATCH: Arianna on The Situation Room Discussing Cheney's Speech and Pelosi's Predicament

"Lupus Isn't the Only Thing Eating Me Up About Health Care"

Bertha Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bertha Lewis

If there were an adequate public health care plan, there's a good chance that Tamecka Pierce could manage her lupus without having to make the kinds of choices she's had to make to date.

Barney Frank, Michele Bachmann Face Off Over ACORN Funding (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Via Talking Points Memo comes this video of Barney Frank and Michele Bachmann going head-to-head over ACORN. Bachmann wants to deny ACORN federal fun...

Michael Steele, Michele Bachmann Join Forces Against ACORN

The Huffington Post | Megan Slack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

RNC Chairman Michael Steele is teaming up with Rep. Michele Bachmann, asking Republicans for their help blocking public funding for ACORN, the progres...

Stopping the Every-13-Second Foreclosure Clock

Bertha Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bertha Lewis

In America, a family is losing its home every 13 seconds.

ACORN Pushes For Mandatory Bank-Homeowner Mediation

Jerry Waxman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jerry Waxman

Organizers for ACORN held a press conference on the steps of the Osceola County Courthouse in Kissimmee, Florida on Tuesday, April 28 at 1:00 PM to in...

McCain's Hometown Sheriff Ditches McCain For The Colbert Report

Dawn Teo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dawn Teo

Sheriff Joe, who is famous for his reality show, tent-based jails, and large contingent of immigration enforcement officers, says he never intended to appear before McCain and other senators at Monday's hearing.

Al Sharpton and ACORN Call For Arizona Sheriff To Resign, Or Else

Dawn Teo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dawn Teo

rpaio seemed not to know Al Sharpton, saying, "What is his name? Sharpton? He wants me to resign? Have I got news for him. He can stick that in his pipe and smoke it."

Protests Across Country Focus on Workers' Strife, Citizen Journalists Report

Matthew Palevsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Reporting by Natasha Chen, Daniel Howes, Karen Kilpowicz, Pamela Mays McDonald, Linda R. Monk, Dorothy Noble, Elizabeth Ross, Jim Stevenson, Betty Ten...

21st Century Bull Connor: Shameless Intransigence

Bertha Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bertha Lewis

Thousands of immigrant families are living in terror under Sheriff Arpaio's reign. We can't let his racist policing continue.

Thank You Jon Stewart

Bertha Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bertha Lewis

Jon's looking out for us, so let's have his back while he's under attack from those who would rather blame the crisis on hard working Americans.

The Future Starts Now: President Obama's First Budget

Bertha Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bertha Lewis

After years of shrinking commitments, the Obama budget increases our investment in programs that fundamentally improve the quality of life for low- and moderate-income families.

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 ...

Foreclosed Homeowners Protest Pending Evictions

Gabriel Beltrone & Matthew Palevsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

This piece on the foreclosure crisis was produced as part of HuffPost's citizen journalism initiative. Reporting by Lauren Cannon, Leia Ford, Richard ...

EyesandEars: Home Owner Protests Foreclosure in Houston, TX

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

This story was reported and written by Leia Ford. She is one of the HuffPost citizen journalists helping cover the on the ground effects of the forecl...

Photos Of The Foreclosed: Bobcats, Protesters And Roseanne, Oh My!

Matthew Palevsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The story of America's housing crisis often ends up being told in a stream of numbers -- hundreds of thousands of dollars of debt, thousands of forecl...

Roseanne Barr Joins ACORN Protest Against Foreclosures

Kathleen Wells, J.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kathleen Wells, J.D.

Barr: "Poor people rot in jail for doing far less damage than corporate criminals at the top who are coddled after committing more far-reaching offenses."

ACORN Launches Home Defenders Campaign To Fight Foreclosures

Stuart Whatley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Yesterday marked the launch of ACORN's Home Defenders Campaign, which seeks to use civil disobedience techniques, complemented by mass communication (...

Arthur Delaney

One Home Saved As Hundreds Revolt Against Foreclosure

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Additional reporting by Jerry Waxman Avery Salkey bought her brand new four-bedroom home in Palm Beach County for $234,550 in 2003. After making a ...

Mortgage Crisis? There's a Rental Crisis Too as the Poor, Middle Class and Elderly are Being Evicted

Ed Hamilton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ed Hamilton

Recently, a 75-year old man was evicted from his apartment. His crime? Being in the way of the owners' desire to turn the Chelsea into a boutique tourist hotel charging $500 per night.

Time To Put Main Street Over Wall Street -- Obama's Foreclosure Proposal

Bertha Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bertha Lewis

Our foreclosure campaign will continue until the crisis has passed. We will continue to work to save individual families who are caught up in the mess through the ACORN Home Defenders.

Officials Disagree Over F.B.I. and U.S. Attorney Involvement in Nevada ACORN Investigation

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

Spokespeople for Nevada's top federal and state law enforcement authorities have staked out different positions when asked whether federal officials a...