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March 22, 2013: This photo shows the exterior of the Internal Revenue Service building in Washington.AP

The Internal Revenue Service plans to rewrite proposed regulations limiting the political activities of the same type of tax-exempt groups the agency was accused of targeting after backlash from GOP lawmakers and politically active nonprofit groups.

IRS Commissioner John Koskinen told USA Today on Monday that the agency will likely "re-propose a redefined rule and ask for more public comment.

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March 22, 2013: This photo shows the exterior of the Internal Revenue Service building in Washington.AP

The Internal Revenue Service plans to rewrite proposed regulations limiting the political activities of the same type of tax-exempt groups the agency was accused of targeting after backlash from GOP lawmakers and politically active nonprofit groups.

IRS Commissioner John Koskinen told USA Today on Monday that the agency will likely "re-propose a redefined rule and ask for more public comment.

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March 22, 2013: This photo shows the exterior of the Internal Revenue Service building in Washington.AP

The Internal Revenue Service plans to rewrite proposed regulations limiting the political activities of the same type of tax-exempt groups the agency was accused of targeting after backlash from GOP lawmakers and politically active nonprofit groups.

IRS Commissioner John Koskinen told USA Today on Monday that the agency will likely "re-propose a redefined rule and ask for more public comment.

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Obama: Cynicism often passes for wisdom
Thursday, 10 April 2014 14:15

The President talks about cynicism in politics at a ceremony marking the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act.

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May 22, 2013: IRS official Lois Lerner is sworn in on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.AP

A House committee is considering whether to formally ask the Justice Department to pursue criminal prosecution against ex-IRS official Lois Lerner, the figure at the center of the political targeting scandal. 

The House Ways and Means Committee, in a rare proceeding, broken into closed session Wednesday morning to weigh the criminal referral. Republicans are prepping a lengthy report laying out their case against Lerner.

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May 22, 2013: IRS official Lois Lerner is sworn in on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.AP

A House committee is considering whether to formally ask the Justice Department to pursue criminal prosecution against ex-IRS official Lois Lerner, the figure at the center of the political targeting scandal. 

The House Ways and Means Committee, in a rare proceeding, broken into closed session Wednesday morning to weigh the criminal referral. Republicans are prepping a lengthy report laying out their case against Lerner.

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May 22, 2013: IRS official Lois Lerner is sworn in on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.AP

A House committee is considering whether to formally ask the Justice Department to pursue criminal prosecution against ex-IRS official Lois Lerner, the figure at the center of the political targeting scandal. 

The House Ways and Means Committee, in a rare proceeding, broken into closed session Wednesday morning to weigh the criminal referral. Republicans are prepping a lengthy report laying out their case against Lerner.

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The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee formally laid out its allegations against Lois Lerner, the former IRS official at the center of the Tea Party targeting scandal, in a report Tuesday -- ahead of a scheduled committee vote on whether to hold her in contempt of Congress. 

The committee plans to vote Thursday on holding her in contempt for failing to testify twice before the panel. On Wednesday, a separate committee will consider referring her case to the Justice Department for possible criminal prosecution.

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The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee formally laid out its allegations against Lois Lerner, the former IRS official at the center of the Tea Party targeting scandal, in a report Tuesday -- ahead of a scheduled committee vote on whether to hold her in contempt of Congress. 

The committee plans to vote Thursday on holding her in contempt for failing to testify twice before the panel. On Wednesday, a separate committee will consider referring her case to the Justice Department for possible criminal prosecution.

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FILE 2012: "Every bit of evidence points to stronger GOP turnout in a low turnout elections this fall. Major hurdle for Ds."Reuters

Former top Obama campaign strategist David Axelrod acknowledged Saturday that Democrats face tough challenges in November, following a new Associated Press-GfK poll that shows voters increasingly appear to want Republicans over Democrats to control Congress.

"Every bit of evidence points to stronger GOP turnout in a low turnout elections this fall.

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