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Tuesday, February 4, 2014

The Obama Administration Moves to Silence 501(c)(4) Organizations | Power Line

The “IRS scandal” consists of the fact that the agency targeted Tea Party groups and other identifiably conservative organizations for special scrutiny, denying them tax-exempt 501(c)(3) and (c)(4) status in advance of the 2012 election. The tactic worked, as many conservative groups were effectively taken out of action during that election cycle. In the aftermath of the scandal, the Obama administration is moving to institutionalize its discrimination against conservative groups in the form of new IRS regulations defining the political activity in which 501(c)(4) organizations can participate.


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