IRS Hearings Highlight Ambiguity Of Nonprofits In Politics

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IRS Official's Silence Riles House Committee Members

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Battle Lines Harden In Debate Over Blame For IRS Controversy

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IRS Inspector General To Review Handling Of Conservative Groups

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Highly Charged IRS Case Pulls In Political Agendas

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Outgoing Acting IRS Director Grilled By House Lawmakers

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Some Lawmakers Want Big-Budget Groups Included In IRS Debate

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Tea Party activists gather on Capitol Hill in 2011. A surge in applications for 501(c)(4) status in recent years has revealed sometimes murky and contradictory rules governing the political activities of tax-exempt groups. Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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For Tax-Exempt Groups, How Much Politics Is Too Much?

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SEC Focus May Lead To 2012 Stock Act Being Amended

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After Targeting Conservative Groups, IRS Apologizes

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Why Lobbying Is Now Increasingly In The Shadows

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Republican U.S. Senate candidate Dan Winslow of Massachusetts wants same-sex married couples to have the same right to pool their money for political donations as other married couples. But the Federal Election Commission says the Defense of Marriage Act won't allow it. The constitutionality of DOMA is now before the Supreme Court. Charles Krupa/AP hide caption

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'Taggants' In Gunpowder Might Have Helped Identify Bombers

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Senators Lisa Murkowski, an Alaska Republican, and Ron Wyden, an Oregon Democrat, discussing their new campaign finance legislation at an April 23, 2013 Capitol Hill news conference. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Remembering Bob Perry, Who Funded Political Attack Ads

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