May 15, 2013 4:47 PM GMT
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-05-15/irs-sent-same-letter-to-democrats-that-fed-tea-party-row.html?alcmpid=politicsOne of those groups, Emerge America, saw its tax-exempt status denied, forcing it to disclose its donors and pay some taxes. None of the Republican groups have said their applications were rejected.
Progress Texas, another of the organizations, faced the same lines of questioning as the Tea Party groups from the same IRS office that issued letters to the Republican-friendly applicants. A third group, Clean Elections Texas, which supports public funding of campaigns, also received IRS inquiries.
In a statement late yesterday, the tax agency said it had pooled together the politically active nonpartisan applicants -- including a “minority” that were identified because of their names. “It is also important to understand that the group of centralized cases included organizations of all political views,” the IRS said in its statement.
Translation: the iRS was doing its job in the aftermath of the Citizens United ruling. *yawn* Another made-up, manufactured right wing non-troversy that is just partisan sound and fury, signifying nothing other than a Republican witch hunt against Democrats.
Let's not forget the news dump last night that in fact House Republicans doctored the "bombshell" Benghazi emails in a now massively-failed failed effort to make Hillary Clinton and the State Department look bad.
Republicans are pathetic.