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Democrats seek to systematically debunk Republican’s IRS claims

House Democrats are attempting to push back against the Republican narrative of the IRS scandal. In video uploaded to YouTube on Tuesday, Democrats on the House Oversight Committee highlighted that many Republican claims about the IRS had been directly contradicted by Treasury Inspector General J. George Russell, the man in…

Rep. McDermott wonders why tea party groups applied for taxpayer-funded subsidies

Rep. Jim McDermott (D-WA) on Tuesday questioned why tea party groups were seeking to be subsidized by the government. At a House hearing on IRS misconduct, McDermott acknowledged the federal tax agency had inappropriately used political criteria to locate nonprofit applications that needed extra review. “But as I listen to…