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Federal appeals court in NY rules against ACORN

A federal appeals court on Friday threw out a decision that had barred Congress from withholding funds from ACORN, the activist group driven to ruin by scandal and financial woes. Full story

Poll: Most GOP voters think ACORN stole election

Newsweek: Public Policy Polling has found that 52 percent of GOP voters nationally think that ACORN stole the presidential election for Barack Obama last year, with only 27 percent granting that he won it legitimately.

ACORN takes on activists

   Oct. 21: Rep. Jason Chaffetz,R-Utah, and ACORN spokesperson Brian Kettenring talk about the activists who face a lawsuit from ACORN as well as why some of members of the Republican Party want funding stripped from the organization.

GOP uses ACORN to fight bank redlining law

Conservative Republicans are capitalizing on the troubles of  ACORN  to revive their fight against a law that grades banks on their investments in poor and minority neighborhoods. Full story

Durbin comes to ACORN’s defense

   Oct. 7: Rachel Maddow showcases Sen. Richard Durbin’s, D-IL, passionate defense of ACORN on the Senate floor today.

La. attorney general: $5 million embezzled from ACORN

   Oct. 6: As ACORN fell under further legal scrutiny Tuesday, CEO Bertha Lewis said that the group, which has long been a target of conservative critics, is a victim of modern-day McCarthyism. NBC Senior Investigative Correspondent Lisa Myers reports.

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GOP staff: ACORN misusing contributions

ACORN names internal investigator

Did ACORN get too big for its own good?

CQ: Democrats run away from embattled ACORN

ACORN plans independent investigation

Senate votes to deny funds to ACORN

Census Bureau cuts ties with ACORN


  Meet Rick Berman

Sept. 30: Rachel Maddow profiles notorious lobbyist Rick Berman whose nefarious clients now include the ACORN smear campaign.