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ACORN funds cut after hidden video continues to surface

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republicans are claiming victory against ACORN after the House voted to deny all federal funds for the community organizing group tainted by scandal.

The vote comes three days after the Senate took similar action.

Republicans have long been critics of the liberal-leaning group that advocates for the poor.

Last year, ACORN was accused of submitting some false voter registration forms.

More recently, ACORN employees were shown in hidden-camera videos apparently advising a couple posing as a prostitute and her pimp to lie about her profession and launder her earnings.

The videos have already led to the firing of four ACORN employees in Baltimore and Washington. The videos, created by activist filmmaker James O'Keefe, were posted on the Web site BigGovernment.com.

The Senate and House initiatives to cut funding for ACORN won't take effect until the bills to which they are attached clear Congress and are signed by President Barack Obama.

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