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Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., ranking member of the House Oversight Committee, left, holds up a copy of the Constitution as Committee Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif. listens at right as the panel debates whether to find former Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner in contempt of Congress for her previous refusal to answer questions at two hearings probing whether tea party and conservative political groups had been targeted for extra scrutiny when they applied for tax-exempt status, Thursday, April 10, 2014, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
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Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., ranking member of the House Oversight Committee, left, holds up a copy of the Constitution as Committee Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif. listens at right as the panel debates whether to find former Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner in contempt of Congress for her previous refusal to answer questions at two hearings probing whether tea party and conservative political groups had been targeted for extra scrutiny when they applied for tax-exempt status, Thursday, April 10, 2014, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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