Senate Blocks Funds to ACORN

Yesterday, the Senate voted to block ACORN (Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now) from receiving grants from HUD. ABC News looks at the latest complaints against the group, and ACORN's chief organizer speaks in defense.

Recent videos by a pair of young conservatives out to catch ACORN in illegal behavior surfaced on the internet, bringing more heat to the organization. On Friday, the Census Bureau also severed ties with ACORN, announcing that they would not use ACORN staffers to conduct census activities.

"[Sen. Richard Shelby, R-ALA,] said the recent controversies "add to numerous other reported issues within the organization over many years including: embezzlement of nearly one million dollars by the brother of the organization's founder; charges of additional voter registration fraud in other states; and the stripping of federal grants following findings that ACORN used federal money to promote legislation."

In a statement on Saturday, ACORN's chief organizer Bertha Lewis said the "relentless attacks on ACORN's members, its staff and the policies and positions we promote are unprecedented.""

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What's sauce for the goose...

Ah, well now that the Senate has focused its high dudgeon on the malfeasance and mismanagement of the meek, it must surely follow that we can expect a thorough call to judgment for the Mighty who siphoned Billion$ upon Billion$ from the Federal Treasury, facilitated by no-bid, sole-source, and only nominally-audited contracts let under the authority of the immediately preceding Congresses and Administration, must it not? Somehow I don't think the Mighty have much to worry about, for scapegoats have been found...

The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.

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