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Battle Lines Harden In Debate Over Blame For IRS Controversy

NPR | May 22, 2013 6:29 a.m. | Updated: May 22, 2013 9:40 a.m.

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Peter Overby

The Treasury Department’s inspector general, who faulted the IRS for flagging conservative groups for extra scrutiny, is now investigating how the agency is monitoring the political activities of tax-exempt groups. These so-called social welfare organizations are not supposed to be primarily about politics, although many seem to be.

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