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Hot Button Blog Archive: September 2009


  • U.S. commander in Afghanistan talked with Obama only once

    The military general credited with capturing Saddam Hussein and killing the leader of al Qaeda in Iraq, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, says he has spoken with President Obama only once since taking command in Afghanistan. Published September 28 2009

  • Senate rejects measure to turn California water on

    The Senate rejected an amendment proposed by Sen. Jim DeMint, South Carolina Republican, to send more water to struggling farming area of California’s Central Valley through pumps were shut down earlier this year to save a three-inch fish. Published September 22 2009

  • GOP lawyers demand investigation into ACORN's funding

    A powerful group of GOP lawyers is demanding that government officials open an investigation into the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now to determine if any of their government funds have been used for illegal purposes. Published September 22 2009

  • ACORN gives Chris Wallace more credit than Obama

    The community-organizing group subjected to repeated criticism by Fox News trusted the channel's top Sunday news anchor to do something the President of the United States wouldn't do today: sit down and talk. Published September 20 2009

  • GOP uses procedure to embarrass Democrats

    They may be out of power, but the GOP isn't out of options when it comes to forcing Democrats to make difficult votes, such as the ones to defund the Association of Community Organizers for Reform Now (ACORN) that occurred in both chambers this week. Published September 17 2009

  • 'Junk science' expert sounds alarm on insurance study

    Steve Milloy’s "junk science" detector began running high when he got hold of a new study in the American Journal of Public Health claiming nearly 45,000 Americans die from a lack of health insurance. Published September 17 2009

  • ACORN filmmaker calls out MSNBC

    MSNBC anchor Norah O’Donnell suggested a pair of conservative filmmakers who secretly recorded ACORN workers giving them tax advice on how to run a brothel may be guilty of a serious crime during a recent on-air segment about the videos. Published September 17 2009

  • Center for American Progress president stands by ACORN

    The Association of Community Organizers for Reform Now (ACORN) announced it was suspending operations after "indefensible actions" by some of its employees were exposed by conservative filmmakers and said it would rely on high-profile advisory board members to help the organization reform its ways. Published September 16 2009

  • Stripping ACORN

    A video expose that caught workers at the Association of Community Organizers for Reform Now giving advice on how to obtain federal funds to run a brothel is giving lawmakers a new reason to restart attempts to kill the organization's federal funding. Published September 14 2009

  • Another apology may be coming from Van Jones

    White House green jobs czar Van Jones had apologized twice this week for making regrettable statements and there may be another one coming. Published September 4 2009

  • Green jobs 'czar' apologizes for 'truther' statement

    President Obama’s “green jobs czar” Van Jones says his views have changed since 2004 when he signed a statement asking government officials to examine what the Bush administration might have done that “deliberately allowed 9/11 to happen, perhaps as a pretext for war.” Published September 3 2009

  • Green jobs 'czar' signed 'Truther' 2004 'truther' statement

    Mr. Jones signed a statement for 911Truth.org in 2004 demanding an investigation to what the Bush Administration may have done that "deliberately allowed 9/11 to happen perhaps as a pretext for war." Published September 3 2009

  • Green jobs czar signed 'truther' statement in 2004

    Mr. Jones signed a statement for 911Truth.org in 2004 demanding an investigation to what the Bush Administration may have done that “deliberately allowed 9/11 to happen perhaps as a pretext for war.” Published September 3 2009