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  •  They weren't applying for... (0+ / 0-)

    ...501(c)(3) status, they were applying for 501(c)(4) status.  
    And promoting an anti-tax agenda and conservative policies is within the realm of what a 501(c)(4) can do.

    •  I believe the problem here is that (0+ / 0-)

      they didn't stay within the rules, and when they got caught, it uspet them.

      LBJ, Lady Bird, Van Cliburn, Ike, Ann Richards, Barbara Jordan, Molly Ivins, Sully Sullenburger, Drew Brees: Texas is NO Bush League!

      by BlackSheep1 on Thu May 16, 2013 at 10:13:58 AM PDT

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      •  From what I've heard... (0+ / 0-)

        ...none of these conservative groups had their applications rejected, so it appears that they were staying within the rules.  Their only sin, it seems, was to pick a name that sounded right-wing.

        •  dunno -- Rachel said last night (0+ / 0-)

          the IRS turned out records that hadn't been processed in response to Pro Publica's requests last November, which is an actual lawbreaking matter. So maybe that's what's the real issue here?

          LBJ, Lady Bird, Van Cliburn, Ike, Ann Richards, Barbara Jordan, Molly Ivins, Sully Sullenburger, Drew Brees: Texas is NO Bush League!

          by BlackSheep1 on Fri May 17, 2013 at 12:16:28 PM PDT

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