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  • ** FILE ** In this May 22, 2013, file photo, then Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner refuses to answer questions as the House Oversight Committee holds a hearing to investigate the extra scrutiny the IRS gave tea party and other conservative groups that applied for tax-exempt status, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

    ISTOOK: Illegal IRS audits rob tea party supporters of their life savings

    Tea party supporters are losing their life savings due to the latest IRS targeting of the tea party, said a Washington, D.C., attorney who represents several tea party and other conservative nonprofits.

  • **FILE** The exterior of the Internal Revenue Service building in Washington is seen on March 22, 2013. (Associated Press)

    Marriage group to sue IRS over donor leak, says list went to political enemies

    The National Organization for Marriage will sue the IRS on Thursday, saying it has evidence that someone within the agency leaked the organization's private donor list to its political enemies in 2012 but that nobody has been held responsible.

  • Nancy Ohanian

    KNIGHT: Turning the tables on the IRS

    It's pretty clear that the Internal Revenue Service acted illegally in its abuse of Tea Party and other conservative groups and individuals since 2009.

  • True the Vote President Catherine Engelbrecht (Screen shot from True the Vote's Vimeo page)

    Group fighting voter fraud among those waiting on IRS; reams of documents still not enough

    A Texas group dedicated to combatting voter fraud applied for tax-exempt status in 2010 and has suffered three years of delays, been through four different IRS agents, undergone six FBI inquiries and submitted thousands of pages of documentation — and it still hasn't been approved.

  • **FILE** RNC Chairman Reince Priebus (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

    GOP panel urged to root out consultant cronyism

    The Republican National Committee's new special panel to study where the party went wrong in this year's election is already taking heat from leaders who say the RNC's first priority should be addressing its own ineptitude and cronyism and reining in the rampant profiteering of consultants.

  • Failed U.S. Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell denies accusations that she misspent campaign funds and suspects a political smear. (Associated Press)

    O'Donnell lawyer: Campaign reviews spending

    An attorney for former Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell has told federal regulators the campaign could not afford finance professionals to oversee its early spending and is now trying to reconcile bank records with its federal spending reports.

  • Associated Press
Sen. Charles E. Schumer (left) of New York and fellow Democrat Rep. Chris Van Hollen of Maryland aim to undo a high court ruling on political ads.

    Dems air plans for curbing political ads

    Top Democrats said Thursday they will try to undercut last month's Supreme Court campaign-finance ruling by forcing corporations and unions that want to run political ads to register separate spending accounts, make them disclose how they got money for the ads and guarantee politicians low rates to respond with their own broadcast ads.

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