John McCainJohn Sidney McCainGOP senators appalled by 'ridiculous' House infighting MSNBC's Nicolle Wallace, Chris Christie battle over Fox News Trump's attacks on McConnell seen as prelude to 2024 White House bid MORE's proposal to purchase mortgages from struggling homeowners is panned on the left and right, while conservatives cry foul at voting registration irregularities tied to a liberal community organizing group.

McCain's plan would be a disaster, Townhall.com's Amanda Carpenter proclaims, calling the proposal "Dodd-Frank on steroids." Carpenter says there are still some unanswered questions about spending $300 billion to buy mortgages, such as how the government would decide which ones to purchase. Cautious homebuyers may not be thrilled about bailing out reckless ones, Kevin Drum says, predicting McCain may not score many political points for his proposal.

The Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) has landed in hot water after registration irregularities in mltiple states, RedState's Brian Simpson says, accusing the group of voter fraud. Perfection can't be expected of voter registration groups and errors are bound to happen, The Weekly Standard's Brian Faughnan decides, but reports of faulty registrations in Connectict, Wisconsin, and Nevada make it look like ACORN is breaking the law and contradicting Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaBiden celebrates start of Hanukkah The massive messaging miscues of all the president's men (and women) 'Car guy' Biden puts his spin on the presidency MORE's "new" politics, according to the blogger.

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Sen. Susan CollinsSusan Margaret CollinsGraham emerges as go-to ally for Biden's judicial picks On The Money — Biden sticks with Powell despite pressure Senators call for Smithsonian Latino, women's museums to be built on National Mall MORE (R-Maine), meanwhile, has lost an endorsement as Planned Parenthood has backed Democratic challenger Rep. Tom Allen (D-Maine) in the state's Senate race, MyDD's Todd Beeton notes. The group made the right choice, Beeton says, noting that Collins voted to confirm Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito and other conservative judicial nominees.

FROM THE BLOGS:
My Fellow Prisoners - Plutonium Page, Daily Kos
Planned Parenthood Endorses Allen - Todd Beeton, MyDD
The Trouble with John McCain - Matt Lewis, Townhall.com
ACORN's Dirty Deeds - Brian Simpson, RedState
ACORN and Voter Fraud - B. Faughnan, The Weekly Standard
Biden Pushes Back - TChris, TalkLeft
Brooks on Palin - John Aravosis, AMERICAblog
On the Other Hand - Rich Lowry, The Corner
Obama's Top Generals Dispatched to Fla. - Marc Ambinder
The World According to the Debate - Matthew Yglesias

OTHER NEWS SOURCES:
Paulson: Markets Remain Strained - USA Today
Judge Hearing Requests to End Stevens Trail - CNN
Obama Blasts McCain Proposal; White House Unsure - The Hill
Long History for McCain's Mortgage Proposal - NY Times