ACORN does seem to play the pesky dandilion that keeps popping up all over one's lawn, albeit under different corporate guises. According to World Net Daily, the House inserted language authored by Steve King to defund ACORN subsidiaries and successors in HR 2017. The WND article does plug a book by Matthew Vadum regarding the ongoing actvities of these little outfits. I just ordered it, as I suspect it may be a worthwhile read.
Further down the article we see listed some of these outfits. Notice that George Soros has his fingers in those pies; it seems that his cash pollutes anything it can. I'd suggest we take some hard looks at these matters, as the primary elections are less than a year away.