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  •  Let's not jump to conclusions (3+ / 0-)
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    Susan from 29, JVolvo, Yumn

    As far as I can tell no one or no entity was technically audited.  Their application to become a non profit was audited before approval of non profit status was given.  Different from an audit.  Takes it down quite a notch.  Also, Republican head of the IRS.  Issues were  found out and revealed by the IRS.  Also, reality check, IRS uses red flags for all sorts of things.  Maybe these were bad flags, but flags are the norm and apply to all of us.  And we all bellyache when we get reflagged.  

    As to the AP, a news paper crying about a subpeona is a constant court struggle.  It's ok to have some back and forth.  Where is the violation of law here?  Somebody is complaining, wait to see if there's some substance.

    •  So alleged attempts to prevent ... (1+ / 0-)
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      Susan from 29

      formation of ideologically different groups is somehow not egregious?  

      "Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity, and I am not sure about the universe." -- Albert Einstein

      by Neuroptimalian on Mon May 13, 2013 at 04:39:02 PM PDT

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    •  Actually, the DOJ now has both the company (0+ / 0-)

      and personal phone records of a majority of those in the AP as they got a huge, sweeping secret subpoena that the AP wasn't allowed to fight in court.  And perhaps you aren't aware but there is nothing that says they can't use those records for whatever purpose they want including putting them all into a huge database that any FBI agent can access for any reason.

      You have watched Faux News, now lose 2d10 SAN.

      by Throw The Bums Out on Tue May 14, 2013 at 04:24:26 AM PDT

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