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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.

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.

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.

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.”

Barney Frank says Ron Paul bill will pass

House Financial Services Chairman Rep. Barney Frank, Massachusetts Democrat, said he expects former GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul's legislation to audit the Fed to pass in October as part of a larger regulatory reform package.

American autos clunked

Data from the government’s Cash for Clunkers program is in and results show it took nearly 700,000 mostly American made cars off the road and replaced them with lots of foreign vehicles.