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November 17, 2011 4:16 pm ET filed under Blog

Rep. Steve King Is Still Carrying An Acorn In His Pocket, Still Mad About Imaginary Voter Fraud

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November 07, 2011 4:56 pm ET filed under Blog

UPDATED: Rep. Issa Runs With Fox's Anonymously Sourced "ACORN" Tie To Occupy Wall Street

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February 19, 2010 4:57 pm ET filed under Fact Check

Rep. Darrell Issa: ACORN Funder

On February 18, 2010, Rep. Darrell Issa released a report titled, "Follow the Money: ACORN, SEIU and their Political Allies." Not included in the report, however, is the fact the Rep. Issa himself has voted to provide millions of taxpayer dollars to ACORN, an organization he now claims is part of a dangerous conspiracy guilty of assaulting American democracy.

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February 18, 2010 2:17 pm ET filed under Blog

Missouri Republicans Grasping At Straws

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February 09, 2010 6:20 pm ET filed under Blog

Sen. Sherrod Brown: When Republicans Have Nothing To Say, They Invoke ACORN

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January 26, 2010 6:52 pm ET filed under Blog

GOP Reaction To O'Keefe Arrest: "The Congressman Doesn't Know Him"

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January 26, 2010 5:19 pm ET filed under Blog

FLASHBACK: 31 House Republicans Supported Resolution Honoring Alleged Felon James O'Keefe

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December 21, 2009 12:25 pm ET filed under Fact Check

Despite Recent Criticism, Rep. Steve King Has Voted To Fund ACORN

Over the past year, Rep. Steve King (R-IA) has emerged as one of ACORN's fiercest critics, often giving weight to unfounded conspiracy theories.  On December 21, 2009, the American Spectator reported that King viewed ACORN as "thousands of times bigger than Watergate." It's worth noting that King has cast numerous votes directing federal money to ACORN and ACORN Housing.

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November 13, 2009 3:12 pm ET filed under Blog

Rep. Steve King Absurdly Attacks New White House Counsel

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November 11, 2009 11:32 am ET filed under Blog

Rep. Steve King Falsely Links Dunn's White House Departure To ACORN

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September 25, 2009 5:56 pm ET filed under Fact Check

Rep. Steve King Falsely Claimed ACORN Helped Cause The Mortgage Crisis

On September 25, 2009, Rep. Steve King insisted ACORN helped cause the mortgage crisis. While he was unclear exactly how a relatively obscure non-profit organization could cripple the world's largest economy, he nevertheless, is wrong.

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September 24, 2009 6:13 pm ET filed under Fact Check

Rep. Bachmann Repeats Bogus ACORN Claim Already Debunked by PolitiFact

While speaking on the floor of the House on September 24, 2009, Rep. Michele Bachmann claimed President Obama has "made available" $8.5 billion to ACORN.  That is simply not true.  In May, reviewed this exact claim from Rep. Bachmann and found it to be "FALSE."

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June 19, 2009 2:03 pm ET filed under Fact Check

Rep. Boehner Posts Video Filled With Falsehoods

On June 19, 2009, House Minority Leader John Boehner posted a video in which he repeated numerous falsehoods regarding ACORN, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, and his own view towards the AIG bonuses.

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May 20, 2009 5:31 pm ET filed under Fact Check

Rep. Bachmann falsely Implies ACORN Had Been Indicted For Voter Fraud

On May 20, 2009, Rep. Michele Bachmann wrote a blog post misleadingly implying that ACORN had been indicted for voter fraud and that Rep. Barney Frank had "gutted" a reasonable amendment she offered to a bill. It's not surprising, coming from Rep. Bachmann, that both of these statements are misleading.

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May 14, 2009 11:03 am ET filed under Blog

Rep. Bachmann Is Using Falsehood About ACORN That Didn't Stick The First Time

Rep. Michele Bachmann hosted a press conference criticizing a bill that "would allow ACORN and other organizations indicted for voter fraud to receive taxpayer dollars." Rep. Bachmann has a problem, though.  Nevada Secretary of State Ross Miller said, "it's important to keep in mind that this was a case of registration fraud, not voter fraud."

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