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File photo of an anti-abortion protest  (Photo by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)

GOP Questions IRS Scrutiny Of Anti-Abortion Groups

When a small anti-abortion group in Iowa sought nonprofit status, the IRS asked its board to promise not to organize protests outside Planned Parenthood and demanded to know how its prayer meetings and protest signs were educational.

05/22/2013

The Internal Revenue Service paid more than $13 billion in tax credits last year to people who may not have qualified, a government investigator said Tuesday. (Photo Illustration by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

House Committee To Grill Ousted IRS Chief

Lawmakers are ready to question the ousted head of the Internal Revenue Service as Congress holds its first hearing on the tougher scrutiny the IRS gave tea party and other conservative groups that applied for tax-exempt status.

05/17/2013

Tea Party activists gather on Capitol Hill for a "Hold the Line" rally on June 27, 2011 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Tea Party Tax Returns Show Activism On A Budget

Dozens of tea party groups and other conservative organizations of the kind subjected to improper scrutiny by the Internal Revenue Service operated with small budgets and rarely displayed overt partisan activities, according to an Associated Press review of public tax filings by 93 such activist groups. A few groups built million-dollar operations and political ties that could have been legitimate grounds for IRS investigation, tax law experts said.

05/17/2013

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