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  •  But the WaPo story makes it sound like (4+ / 0-)
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    ONLY conservative groups were subject to extra scrutiny.  There is no reason to believe high-profile liberal groups weren't also included in the scrutinized applications, just maybe not with specific keywords.  I wish everyone would just shut up about this until the IG's report is made public.

    Of course I wish I could win the lottery too.

    "In this world of sin and sorrow there is always something to be thankful for; as for me, I rejoice that I am not a Republican." - H. L. Mencken

    by SueDe on Tue May 14, 2013 at 07:33:26 AM PDT

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    •  But when they "apologized" this is what they said: (1+ / 0-)
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      http://www.nytimes.com/...

      Lois Lerner, the director of the I.R.S. division that oversees tax-exempt groups, acknowledged that the agency had singled out nonprofit applicants with the terms “Tea Party” or “patriots” in their titles in an effort to respond to a surge in applications for tax-exempt status between 2010 and 2012.

      She insisted that the move was not driven by politics, but she added, “We made some mistakes; some people didn’t use good judgment.”

      If they were doing it to other groups, they needed to keep their big mouth closed with a freaking apology (duh!) before an investigation even happened and/or they should have made it known right then that other groups were targeted as well.

      I still can't get over that the came on cameras and apologized!  WTH?!?

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