14 November 2009

President McDreamy's former employer...

...back in the news...

-- NEW YORK (Reuters) -- The scandal-hit liberal grass-roots group ACORN sued the U.S. government on Thursday, saying it did not have the right to cut off ACORN's federal funding because the group had not been convicted of a crime.

The U.S. Congress voted in September to cut off federal money to the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN), after conservative activists secretly filmed employees in several cities giving tax and housing advice to a couple posing as a pimp and a prostitute.

ACORN, which has also suffered an embezzlement scandal involving the founder's brother, has separately sued the makers of the videos.