James O’Keefe To Pay ACORN Victim $100,000

By: Friday March 8, 2013 5:54 am

Conservative “journalist” James O’Keefe has reached a settlement with one of the people he smeared in the notoriously edited ACORN videos. From Wonkette James O’Keefe—the blonde bombshell who set the conservative world of hidden-camera YouTube movies ablaze—has just agreed to a $100,000 settlement to calm down the unjustly fired (and weirdly litigious about it) ACORN [...]

Obama’s Baffling LIHEAP Cut

By: Thursday February 10, 2011 8:40 am

I think “baffling” is the appropriate term for the response to the apparent line item in the President’s budget cutting LIHEAP, energy assistance for the poor, by $3 billion (sources now say $2.5 billion). Mainstream journalist Matthew Cooper asks, “Who Wants Grandma to Freeze?” John Kerry, who’s trying to get a job in the next [...]

Another Investigation Vindicates Now-Defunct ACORN; O’Keefe Tapes “Heavily Edited”

By: Friday April 2, 2010 10:19 am

Jerry Brown, the Attorney General of California, completed an exhuastive investigation of ACORN, specifically the activities surrounding the right-wing sting operation from James O’Keefe. And like all other investigations to date, Brown found no criminal wrongdoing. California Attorney General Edmund G. Brown Jr. today released a report, including newly obtained videotapes, that shows some members [...]

ACORN Will “Bring Operations To A Close”

By: Monday March 22, 2010 1:51 pm

Maybe conservatives can salvage the terrible day they’re having with this news. ACORN, the national community organizing group slandered by the conservative movement and sullied by a misleading series of videotapes, will cease to exist as a national operation, they say in a statement. The ACORN Association Board met on Sunday March 21 and approved [...]

James O’Keefe Arrested For Trying To Bug Mary Landrieu’s Local Office

By: Tuesday January 26, 2010 12:40 pm

This is pretty much how the ACORN scandal should have gone – with the actual criminal in the case being arrested for a crime. Better late than never. The FBI, alleging a plot to wiretap Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu’s office in downtown New Orleans, arrested four people Monday, including James O’Keefe, a conservative filmmaker whose [...]

Another Report Shows No Wrongdoing By ACORN

By: Wednesday December 23, 2009 7:17 am

The Congressional Research Service has released a report to the House Judiciary Committee about ACORN, the community organizing group which has generated controversy on the right. John Conyers, who asked for the report, wanted to know about a variety of issues related to the group, and here were some of the results: There were no [...]

Is The Justice Department Defending A Bill Of Attainder?

By: Friday December 18, 2009 8:16 am

I almost leaped out of my chair when I read this from Zachary Roth: The Justice Department is seeking to reverse a judge’s ruling last week that the law to defund ACORN is unconstitutional [...] Gershon agreed with a claim by ACORN that the bill was unconstitutional because it singled out a specific entity for [...]

ACORN Employees Broke No Laws, Study Finds

By: Monday December 7, 2009 9:49 am

An independent review of ACORN’s governance and management practices finds fault with their lax oversight of satellite facilities after a rapid growth spurt that made such oversight difficult. However, the review, carried out by former Massachusetts Attorney General Scott Harshbarger, does not fault individuals at ACORN facilities for breaking the law in any of the [...]

GOP Fearmongering Succeeds In Casting Doubt On Legitimacy Of The Electoral Process

By: Thursday November 19, 2009 10:10 am

The Republican Party has engaged in a decades-long project to portray any Democratic electoral gains as fraudulent, chipping away at the legitimacy of any Democratic politician. A new poll by a Democratic firm shows that these efforts have paid off. Public Policy Polling finds that a majority of Republicans believe that ACORN stole the Presidential [...]

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