Senate Blocks HUD Funding to ACORN

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The Senate has voted to block federal funding to the controversial community organizing group ACORN.

The group has been the recipient of housing grants from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), but recent scandals involving the organization have taken a toll.    
    
Several undercover videos caught ACORN workers agreeing to cover-up illegal activities.

CBN News spoke with Dan Gainor of the Media Research Center's Business & Culture Institute about the scandal and lack of coverage by the mainstream media. Click play for his comments.     

A young independent filmmaker, James O'Keefe, and a friend approached ACORN asking for help with home loans.  Fox News reports they told some ACORN workers that they were involved in prostitution. They even said they might get involved in human trafficking.
    
The workers said even though their activities were illegal, they would still help them and would not report them to law enforcement.
    
ACORN has fired four workers from two offices after those activities became public.
     
Also this week, the U.S. Census Bureau severed its ties with ACORN amid fears that it would have a negative impact on the 2010 census.
    
Some ACORN members were accused last year of submitting false voter registration forms with names such as Mickey Mouse.

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