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CPAC activists urged to fight IRS

By Michael Beckel and Julie Patel

Tax agency called a 'cancer' and 'criminal enterprise' at conservative convention.

Nonprofits spend money on campaigns despite benefactors' warnings

By Julie Patel

Despite warning, four nonprofits spent money on 2012 elections.

Nonprofits' failure to report political activity to IRS raises questions

By Julie Patel

Nonprofits are required to report poltical activity to the IRS — Center finds three that did not and one that underreported.

Next up: 'Citizens United v. IRS'?

By Dave Levinthal

Conservative group promises to 'pull out all the stops' to fight proposed nonprofit regulations.

Conservative nonprofit seeks to oust IRS official

By Michael Beckel

American Future Fund, which has spent millions on political ads, wants IRS official to go.

IRS rarely denies 'social welfare' applications

By Michael Beckel

Agency approved 6,800 'social welfare' groups' during the past four years, rejected 20.

Do nonprofits' names imply political activity?

By Michael Beckel and Ben Wieder

The names of most social welfare nonprofits don't contain overtly political words.

'Tea party' nonprofits rarely endorsed political candidates

By Michael Beckel

'Tea party'-branded nonprofits at heart of IRS scandal rarely endorsed political candidates.

IRS employees back Obama, Democrats

By Michael Beckel

IRS employees routinely open wallets for Democratic candidates and liberal groups.

IRS nonprofit division overloaded, understaffed

By Dave Levinthal

IRS accused of singling out conservative groups; claims of overwork may have merit.

IRS ‘outs’ handful of donors to Republican group

By Paul Abowd

Donors to Republican Governors Association nonprofit include hospital company that backed Obamacare.

Donors use charity to push free-market policies in states

By Paul Abowd

Charity acts as screen for conservative foundations that feed network of state-based think tanks, media outlets.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Mercatus Center":

"… ended up is a mystery, though some Donors Trust recipients, including the Mercatus Center and the Institute for Humane Studies based at George Mason University in V …"

Non-political nonprofit's spending spikes in election years

By Dave Levinthal

Law says groups like Americans for Job Security cannot make politics its primary purpose.

After big U.S. Supreme Court win, Montana nonprofit suffers string of losses

By Paul Abowd

Democrat Steve Bullock's gubernatorial win a low point for litigious conservative group.

Mystery deepens over origins of nonprofit battling Montana spending limits

By Paul Abowd

A secretive foe of campaign finance rules can't explain IRS filing noting $300,000 donation.

FACT CHECK: Social Security scare tactics

By FactCheck.Org

Both campaigns make misleading claims about potential changes to Social Security

FACT CHECK: Truth about tax rate talking points

By FactCheck.Org

Despite common talking points, tax rates were actually at a 30-year low in 2008-2009 period.

ALEC faces new challenge to tax-exempt status

By John Dunbar

A group of clergy is challenging the tax status of the American Legislative Exchange Council.

FACT CHECK: 'Fat Cats' ad not quite accurate on Buffett Rule

By FactCheck.Org

In advocating for Buffett Rule, MoveOn.org gives false impression of tax rates for the ultra-wealthy.

FACT CHECK: Warren Buffett's tax rate is an exception, not a rule

By FactCheck.Org

Most high-earning tax payers actually do pay a higher rate than the middle-class.

FedEx fails to deliver for drivers

By Amy Biegelsen

FedEx drivers are part of the ever-blurring line between employees and contractors.

ANALYSIS: Health care myths and realities

By Wendell Potter

Insurers love the health plans, consumers not so much

ANALYSIS: President Santorum would be insurers' best buddy

By Wendell Potter

Former Pennsylvania senator could always be relied upon to back health insurance industry

Tax gift to the rich

By John Aloysius Farrell

How one loophole helps some wealthy Americans pay less taxes

FACT CHECK: GOP candidates misstate taxes and federal government pay

By FactCheck.Org

Republican debate featured mistakes on how many people pay taxes and how much they spend on tax prep

Questions about Herman Cain's financial support from a tax-exempt charity

By Peter H. Stone

Cain hit with financial questions, in addition to sexual harassment charges

How an Obama fundraiser turned Oklahoma into a personal tax haven

By Bill Allison

How George Kaiser turned Oklahoma into his personal tax haven

Grassley says IRS whistleblower program needs more resources

By Michael Hudson

Report says IRS whistleblowers need help busting tax cheats

Bank-backed House lawmakers try to kill IRS plan to identify $1 trillion in foreign accounts

By Michael Hudson

House lawmakers backed by banks try to kill IRS plan to identify foreigners' bank accounts

FACT CHECK: Obama's mis-Tweets

By Lori Robertson and FactCheck.Org

President dives into social media - and misses on electric cars and taxes

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