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  • Acorn Funding Decays

    WASHINGTON -- The liberal political organizing group ACORN, battered by the release of embarrassing videos and allegations of financial mismanagement and fraud, has been losing support from several major foundations. The Ford Foundation, the Annie E. Casey Foundation, the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, the Marguerite Casey Foundation and Bank of America have stopped funding the group and its...

  • Former Vegas Supervisor to Acorn Gets Probation

    LAS VEGAS - A former Las Vegas supervisor for the political advocacy group ACORN was sentenced Monday to up to three years' probation for illegally paying canvassers to register Nevada voters during last year's presidential campaign. I just want to say I take responsibility for what I did," Christopher Edwards told a judge who responded that he was "not pleased to say the least" by ...

  • Scrutiny of Acorn's Finances, Political Activities Snowball

    WASHINGTON -- Documents released by a Senate Republican on Thursday show that leaders of the ACORN community organizing network transferred several million dollars in charitable and government money meant for the poor to arms of the group that have political and sometimes profit-making missions. ACORN's tax-exempt groups and allied organizations, long a target of conservative ire, used more than...

  • As Suspect As Ever

    Banned from receiving federal dollars and officially defunct, the corrupt, extreme-left ACORN lives on through renamed affiliates. And some of them appear to violate IRS rules governing nonprofits and political activity. Nonprofit watchdog group Cause of Action has listed 174 such organizations that occupy former ACORN chapter offices, employ former ACORN staff, even use former ACORN tax ID...

  • As Suspect As Ever

    Banned from receiving federal dollars and officially defunct, the corrupt, extreme-left ACORN lives on through renamed affiliates. And some of them appear to violate IRS rules governing nonprofits and political activity. Nonprofit watchdog group Cause of Action has listed 174 such organizations that occupy former ACORN chapter offices, employ former ACORN staff, even use former ACORN tax ID...

  • Nevada Charges Acorn Voting Group

    LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Nevada authorities filed criminal charges Monday against the political advocacy group ACORN and two former employees, alleging they illegally paid canvassers to sign up new voters during last year's presidential campaign. ACORN denied the charges and said it would defend itself in court.

  • Political Advocacy Group Charged in Nevada

    LAS VEGAS - Nevada authorities filed criminal charges Monday against the political advocacy group ACORN and two former employees, alleging they illegally paid canvassers to sign up new voters during last year's presidential campaign. ACORN denied the charges and said it would defend itself in court.

  • House Republicans Assail Obama's Ties to Acorn Group

    House Republicans accused the Obama administration Tuesday of covering up criminal activities committed by the embattled community activist group ACORN, saying that the president has used the group as an illegal political tool to help himself and other Democrats get elected. The current administration is fast becoming, in reality, the war room of ACORN's political machine," said Rep. Darrell ...

  • National News Capsules

    Conservative activists release ACORN tape WASHINGTON (AP) -- Two conservative activists released a new undercover video targeting the community-organizing group ACORN on Wednesday, an attempt to reignite a simmering political controversy surrounding the Democratic-leaning organization.

  • Conservative Journalists Post 'Sting' at Acorn's San Bernardino Office

    SAN BERNARDINO - The conservative Web site Big Government.com has posted a hidden camera video showing an ACORN employee apparently agree to help a "pimp" and "prostitute" set up a brothel employing underage immigrants to help finance a political campaign. ACORN is a left-leaning community organizing group whose name is an acronym for Association of Community Organizations for ...

  • Our View: Cut Off Acorn's Seed Money

    Last month the Census Bureau decided to cut ties with the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN), the controversial community and political organizing group. On Sept. 14 the U.S. Senate voted 83-7 to exclude ACORN from funding under the Housing and Urban Development appropriations bill. The following day House Republicans announced legislation to end all federal funding for ...

  • U.S. Court Approves Town Solicitation Curfew

    A town could require door-to-door solicitors to register in advance and cease their activities by 7 p.m., a U.S. District Court judge has found. Arguing that its First Amendment rights were being violated, the plaintiff - a nonprofit political advocacy group known as ACORN - sought a preliminary injunction barring enforcement of the town's solicitation ordinance.

  • Conservative Activists Release Tape of Acorn Visit in Philly

    WASHINGTON - Two conservative activists released a new undercover video targeting the community organizing group ACORN on Wednesday, an attempt to re-ignite a simmering political controversy surrounding the Democratic-leaning organization. The new videotape shows filmmakers Hannah Giles and James O'Keefe, posing as a prostitute and her boyfriend, soliciting advice about a possible housing loan...

  • Activist Group Acorn Facing Plethora of Problems

    WASHINGTON -- ACORN, the community activist group shown on Internet videos aiding a couple posing as a pimp and prostitute, started in 1970 to help poor people in Arkansas. It expanded into a multimillion-dollar conglomerate with a mission so far-flung that two New York schools now bear its name, two radio stations are affiliates and a man its political arm endorsed is the president of the United ...

  • The Other Irs Scandal ; the Tax Man Can't Find the Pea in a Shell Game

    While Americans rightly have been appalled by the ugly details of the Internal Revenue Service crackdown on conservative groups, another scandal much longer in the making has been festering. Left-wing nonprofits such as ACORN's successor groups are flouting federal law by spending tax-exempt funds for partisan political activities, using "fiscal sponsorship" to shift those funds through ...

  • Audit Says Acorn Owes Government $3.2 Million

    WASHINGTON - A government audit says the advocacy group ACORN should reimburse the government $3.2 million for failing to adequately show that lead removal work was performed at a reasonable cost. The auditors also say some grant money was spent inappropriately, including for political campaigns and fundraising.

  • Rogers

    Is the Justice Department Partnering with Scandal-plagued Project Vote ? WASHINGTON, Aug. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Judicial Watch, the organization that investigates and fights government corruption, announced today that it filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit on August 19, 2011, against the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to obtain records related to the agency's...

  • The substance of punishment under the bill of attainder clause.

    ...APPLICATIONS A. The Civil War Cases B. Brown C. Lovett D. ACORN E. Public Utilities and Baseline Subsidies F. The Bank Tax G. ..., corruption, embezzlement, and other criminality among the group and its affiliates. (2) On a motion for injunctive and ... were directed at protecting the rights of citizens from political passions that might sweep the state legislatures. (38) Commenting ...

  • Acorn Stock Falling

    Under [the district attorney's] interpretation of the law, it makes it absolutely impossible to do a paid voter-registration drive," agrees [Maryellen Hayden]. "You can't just say, 'Go register voters, but if you don't, I don't care, and here's $8 an hour.' "The attacks on ACORN originated with business groups and political groups that opposed ACORN's organizing work around living...

  • Did Acorn Get Too Big for Its Own Good?

    WASHINGTON - Activist group ACORN started in 1970 to help poor people in Arkansas, and by decade's end, went national, expanding into a multimillion-dollar conglomerate with a mission so far-flung that schools now bear its name, two radio stations are affiliates and a man its political arm endorsed is the president. Oh yeah - and it's the unwilling star of a hot Internet video featuring a couple...

  • Acorn Undercover Videos On Internet

    Undercover videos shot at four ACORN offices, including one in San Bernardino, show ACORN employees apparently offering advice on how finance a political campaign with brothel earnings. The four videos posted on BigGovernment.com have been lumped together to cast a pall over ACORN, a liberal-leaning community organizing group, that ran afoul of election monitors last year.

  • Richmond v. J. A. Croson Co., 488 U.S. 469 (1989)

    ... factors which would seem to face a member of any racial group seeking to establish a new business enterprise, such as ..., is an explicit constraint upon the power of States and political subdivisions, which must undertake any remedial efforts in ...Products of either of two manufacturers were specified, Acorn Engineering Company (Acorn) or Bradley Manufacturing Company ...

  • ; Group Helps Register Public-Aid Recipients

    The Justice Department is being sued by a conservative legal watchdog group seeking to force the release of records showing any communications the department had with Project Vote, an election group formerly tied to ACORN - the now defunct community activist organization Congress barred from getting federal funds. Judicial Watch filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit last week after...

  • Project Veritas Exposes Union's Political Corruption

    NEWARK, N.J., Sept. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Project Veritas, the group headed by James O'Keefe and known for undercover video operations on ACORN, NPR and voter fraud, has released a new video exposing evidence of a quid pro quo relationship between Senator Robert Menendez and the Service Employees International Union (SEIU). The purpose of this investigation is to demonstrate the...

  • COMITE DE JORNALEROS V. CITY OF REDONDO, (9th Cir. 2011)

    ... or contributions from the occupants of any vehicle.' " ACORN v. City of Phoenix, 798 F.2d 1260, 1262 (9th Cir. 1986) (quoting ... ordinance was designed to prevent members of the political action group ACORN "from accosting the drivers and passengers of ...