Conservatives have criticized the new Internal Revenue Service rules for political dark money as an Obama administration attempt to gain political advantage. Susan Walsh/AP hide caption

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It would be a vast understatement to say that Republican Rep. Darrell Issa (right) of California and Democratic Rep. Elijah Cummings of Maryland don't see eye to eye on the IRS scandal's latest development. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Lois Lerner, head of the IRS unit that decides whether to grant tax-exempt status to groups, leaves after being dismissed from a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on Wednesday. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Internal Revenue Service Director of Exempt Organizations Lois Lerner as she was sworn in at a hearing held Wednesday by the House Committee On Oversight & Government Reform. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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