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Members of the media follow Lois Lerner, the director of the Internal Revenue Service's exempt organizations office, left, after a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing in Washington, D.C., on May 22, 2013.

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Members of the media follow Lois Lerner, the director of the Internal Revenue Service's exempt organizations office, left, after a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing in Washington, D.C., on May 22, 2013.

IRS on Issa’s Document Request: ‘Months if Not Years’

It will take “months if not years” for the Internal Revenue Service to produce all  the documents requested by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, IRS Commissioner John Koskinen said today. Koskinen, in his first appearance at the committee,...

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Jenny Beth Martin, right, of the Tea Party Patriots poses for pictures at rally in front of the U.S. Capitol on June 19, 2013.

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Jenny Beth Martin, right, of the Tea Party Patriots poses for pictures at rally in front of the U.S. Capitol on June 19, 2013.

IRS to Tea Party: You’re In

The Internal Revenue Service has granted tax-exempt status to one of the largest Tea Party organizations in the U.S. — a designation that came after a three-year delay and on the eve of a congressional hearing about the agency’s proposed...

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Representative Norm Dicks, a Democrat from Washington, right to left, Representative J. Randy Forbes, a Republican from Virginia and chairman of the Armed Services Readiness Subcommittee, and Representative Peter Welch, a Democrat from Vermont, Dov Zakheim, president of the Zakheim Group, during the Bloomberg Government Defense Conference at the Newseum in Washington, D.C.

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Representative Norm Dicks, a Democrat from Washington, right to left, Representative J. Randy Forbes, a Republican from Virginia and chairman of the Armed Services Readiness Subcommittee, and Representative Peter Welch, a Democrat from Vermont, Dov Zakheim, president of the Zakheim Group, during the Bloomberg Government Defense Conference at the Newseum in Washington, D.C.

Democrats Push for Limits on Nonprofit Election Spending

House Democrats, led by Peter Welch of Vermont, are pushing back against Republican efforts to block any new Internal Revenue Service rules governing nonprofit groups, which are spending millions of dollars on campaigns while keeping their donors hidden. In a letter to the...

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A Tea Party Internal Revenue Service demonstration on May 21, 2013 in West Palm Beach, Florida.

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A Tea Party Internal Revenue Service demonstration on May 21, 2013 in West Palm Beach, Florida.

Republicans Press IRS on ‘Free Speech’

Updated at 3:40 pm EST On both sides of the Capitol, Republicans are pushing legislation that would — in the words of the party’s Senate leader — “prevent the Internal Revenue Service from enacting regulations that would permit the suppression...

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Former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and her husband Captain Mark Kelly during the Americans for Responsible Solutions tour in Fargo, ND, on July 3, 2013

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Former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and her husband Captain Mark Kelly during the Americans for Responsible Solutions tour in Fargo, ND, on July 3, 2013

Ready to Spend: New Political Groups Raised $30 Million in 2013

Political money groups showed no sign of post-presidential election fatigue this year. By January 2013, two months after President Barack Obama was re-elected in a contest that cost more than $2 billion, new money groups were popping up on the...

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Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) union workers with SEIU Local 1021 picket in front of the Lake Merritt station on July 2, 2013 in Oakland, California.

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Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) union workers with SEIU Local 1021 picket in front of the Lake Merritt station on July 2, 2013 in Oakland, California.

Democratic Dark (Money) Horse: Patriot Majority Raised $23 Million

Patriot Majority USA, a politically active nonprofit that helps elect Democrats, raised and spent about $23 million last year, according to Internal Revenue Service tax documents the group made available today. That’s about eight times its 2011 figure and enough...

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Mutual Funds Increasingly Support Corporate Disclosure of Donations

More mutual funds are voting in support of having corporations they’ve invested in reveal political donations to nonprofits and trade associations that do not have to disclose their contributors, according to a report out today. The Center for Political Accountability,...

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David Koch, executive vice president of chemical technology for Koch Industries Inc.

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David Koch, executive vice president of chemical technology for Koch Industries Inc.

Two Republican Dark Money Groups Spent $311 Million Last Year

Updated at 12:55 pm EST The two largest Republican-aligned nonprofits, Crossroads Grassroots Policy Strategy and Americans for Prosperity, spent $311 million last year as they worked to defeat President Barack Obama and congressional Democrats. The figures — $189 million for...

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FreedomWorks members attempt to deliver a petition to the Republican National Committee on April 15, 2013

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FreedomWorks members attempt to deliver a petition to the Republican National Committee on April 15, 2013

FreedomWorks Disavows Cornyn’s Credit for Former Employee

FreedomWorks doesn’t want any trouble with the Internal Revenue Service, certainly not at a time when the agency was known to have targeted Tea Party groups for extra scrutiny before granting them tax-exempt status. So when Sen. John Cornyn, a...

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