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ACORN: Folding but not forgotten

ACORN might be folding, but that’s not enough to convince Sen. David Vitter that the anti-poverty group still won’t find ways to rig the...

The ACORN scandal, then and now

This week the Brooklyn D.A.'s office concluded a four-month investigation into the controversial ACORN sting videos produced last fall and found no criminality carried...

Phone-tamperer O’Keefe’s bad week gets worse: Judge rules ACORN defunding unconstitutional

James O'Keefe has admitted spearheading a misguided "phone-tampering" operation at Sen. Mary Landieu's office in New Orleans this week. "As an investigative journalist,...

Conservatives edge away from anti-ACORN filmmaker caught in wiretap scandal

On Monday morning, Joseph Basel and Robert Flanagan, both age 24, dressed up as telephone company workers and walked into the New Orleans office of Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.). Inside the office, waiting for them, was James O’Keefe, the 25-year-old conservative activist who posed as a pimp in 2009 for a series of undercover videos that badly damaged the national community organization ACORN. As Basel and Flanagan clumsily worked on the phones, O’Keefe was recording them for a reason that remains unknown. When the “repairmen” and accomplices were asked for ID, they gave themselves up and were arrested.

The ACORN Obsession, holiday version

Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., one week off of his ACORN forum, tweets evidence that the White House served ACORN-shaped treats at a Christmas party...

Stacked GOP ACORN hearing finds reason to investigate further

WASHINGTON-- As legislators streamed into the room around him, Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Tex.), ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee, peered over his glasses at the roughly 60 people who’d come to this special hearing. “I’m glad to see this turnout so early in the day,” said Smith. (The hearing began at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday) “Today’s hearing is an opportunity for Republicans to move forward on this issue of importance to the American people.”

Charter school looks to win review from new Doug Co school...

The Douglas County Board of Education election, it seems, still isn’t over. Early this week, Douglas County informed the Douglas County School District that it would not be able to certify the election in time to swear in the new slate of charter school-friendly, Republican-backed, “reform” candidates for the next board meeting.

Ugly Douglas County GOP campaign alienated Republicans

Even if the Douglas County Republican Party candidates win the Douglas County School Board election today, the battle may come at the cost of wider party support.

Marilyn Musgrave in New York rallies the conservative troops

What does it look like when the arch-conservatives come to town? They're swarming places like Watertown in upstate New York, where semi-qualified Conservative...

Senators slug it out while unemployed suffer

WASHINGTON — A protracted partisan U.S. Senate skirmish has left hundreds of thousands of jobless Americans without unemployment benefits — an impasse that Democrats leaders are hoping to break this week. They have their work cut out for them.
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