John McCainJohn Sidney McCainCrenshaw looms large as Democrats look to flip Texas House seat Analysis: Biden victory, Democratic sweep would bring biggest boost to economy The Memo: Trump's strengths complicate election picture 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 ObamaDemocrats ramp up pressure on Lieberman to drop out of Georgia Senate race The Hill's Campaign Report: Biden on Trump: 'He'll leave' l GOP laywers brush off Trump's election remarks l Obama's endorsements Trump pledges to make Juneteenth a federal holiday, designate KKK a terrorist group in pitch to Black voters MORE's "new" politics, according to the blogger.

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Sen. Susan CollinsSusan Margaret CollinsDemocratic senator to party: 'A little message discipline wouldn't kill us' Poll: 57 percent of Americans think next president, Senate should fill Ginsburg vacancy On The Trail: Making sense of this week's polling tsunami 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