“Senate panel hits auditor but clears IRS of bias in targeting scandal”

WaPo: A Senate investigative panel on Friday confirmed that the Internal Revenue Service used inappropriate methods to scrutinize tax-exempt groups but said it found “no evidence of IRS political bias” in the agency’s actions. In its 228-page report, the Democrat-led Permanent Subcommittee … Continue reading

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“Hobbled IRS can’t stem ‘dark money’ flow; Mystery political spending to continue unabated through midterm elections”

Six month CPI investigation: The tea party scandal, combined with Congress systematically stripping the IRS of resources and clout over decades, has led to an exempt organizations division that has all but quit regulating politically active nonprofits in any consistent, … Continue reading

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FEC Deadlocks on Cases Involving Americans for Job Security, American Action Network

Bloomberg BNA Money and Politics Report breaking news: “The Federal Election Commission, in apparent deadlocked votes, has dismissed enforcement cases against two major conservative nonprofit groups that spent millions of dollars on political ads in the 2010 and 2012 elections. … Continue reading

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“IRS chief promises stricter rules for ‘dark money’ nonprofit groups; Expect new round of proposed regulations during early 2015″

CPI report: The Internal Revenue Service will propose new and specific rules defining how much money “social welfare” nonprofits may spend on political campaigns, Commissioner John Koskinen said Tuesday during an interview for an upcoming Center for Public Integrity investigative … Continue reading

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