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NPR finally admits there might be an IRS scandal after all


National Public RadioUntil now, what's been missing is a list of the nonprofit groups that got special scrutiny — a list that presumably would show whether the agency had a political agenda or not.

Now, thanks to filings in a federal lawsuit in Ohio, there is such a list, with 426 names on it. And yes, it's top-heavy with conservative groups. ...

In all, 282 conservative groups were on the IRS list, about two-thirds of the total number of groups that got additional scrutiny. ... Whatever the IRS meant to do, this hodgepodge of a list illustrates how the agency bollixed the nonprofit application process. Now the partisan controversy seems to have knocked the agency out of its enforcer's role as nonprofit groups move deeper into politics.

Now that there's finally a list -- which the IRS fought to keep hidden for years -- at least some on the left are finally beginning to admit there might have once been a problem. And this is with a list that the IRS may well have padded with "progressive" groups after realizing they were being investigated for their illegal activities.

This entry was published Tue Jun 28 09:04:01 CDT 2016 by TriggerFinger and last updated 2016-06-28 09:04:01.0. [Tweet]

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