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ANITA MONCRIEF on Sins of Omission (Part 1 of 2)

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Join Paulie Abeles of Real Democrats for a weekly call-in show “Sins of Omission”--- aimed at giving listeners insight into the topics of the day beyond the nightly news.

GUEST: ACORN Whistleblower ANITA MONCRIEF.In the 2008 election, allegations swirled about then-Candidate Obama’s close ties to the Association for Community Organizations for Reform Now (better known by its acronym ACORN). At the time, ACORN was being investigated by Attorney Generals (both Democratic and Republican) in 15 states for fraudulent voter registrations. Perhaps lesser known, but still controversial were ACORN’s alleged ties to the subprime mortgage crisis. Critics contended ACORN had secured billions of dollars in loans for unqualified applicants it knew could not repay the loans. In July, 2008, an employee of ACORN, Anita MonCrief was contacted by the New York Times about ties between the Obama campaign and ACORN—specifically that the Obama campaign had provided a list of its maxxed out donors to ACORN to solicit—a violation of FEC law. The Times never printed the story. Hear what it was like: "Inside Acorn"

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