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derrick z. jackson

It’s Nixon Week at the White House

From Tea Party scrutiny to news-leak paranoia, what era is it, anyway?

It is Nixon Week at the White House.

First President Obama denied knowing anything about the special scrutiny the Internal Revenue Service gave conservative tax-exempt groups. In 2010, the IRS began targeting groups with “Tea Party” or “Patriot” in their names, or had slogans critical of how the country was being run, such as “Take Back the Country” or wanting to “make America a better place to live.”

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