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July 26, 2014 | NPR · Hezbollah has been a longtime ally of Hamas, but during this most recent conflict between Israel and Gaza they've taken a sideline role. NPR's Scott Simon talks to the BBC's Kim Ghattas in Beirut.
 

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Nov 27, 2013 — New rules aimed at clarifying what constitutes political activity for dark-money, non-profit groups are likely to give more heartburn to the right than the left. The majority of big-spending social-welfare organizations known as 501(c)(4) groups in 2012 were conservative.
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Jun 10, 2013 — Even the admission of a self-described conservative Republican IRS manager that he was at the heart of the agency's targeting of Tea Party groups hasn't disrupted the partisan head-butting. Indeed, it may have intensified it.
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May 22, 2013 — The IRS bureaucrat showed up long enough at a House hearing into the scandal engulfing her agency to declare her innocence and her constitutional right to say no more.
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May 21, 2013 — Douglas Shulman, who led the IRS during the years when agency workers targeted tax-exempt applications from conservative groups, did his best to deflect accusations from unhappy senators.
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May 17, 2013 — Of all the current Washington scandals, the one involving the IRS appears to have the most staying power. It rolls into one package an agency many love to hate, partisan suspicions and the American appetite for conspiracies.
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May 15, 2013 — Among the things we learned about the IRS from the inspector general's report was that their boss told the group of employees at the controversy's heart to stop their dubious practices. Which they did, for a little while at least.
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May 15, 2013 — The House speaker says he's not interested in who resigns because the IRS inappropriately singled out some conservative groups for extra scrutiny. He wants to know who's going to be charged with breaking the law.
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May 15, 2013 — A Treasury Department inspector general concludes that "ineffective management" is to blame for the singling out of some conservative groups.
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May 13, 2013 — Lanny J. Davis, a onetime crisis manager in former President Clinton's White House operation, doesn't give President Obama's communications team high marks.
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May 10, 2013 — The targeting by IRS workers in Cincinnati of the filings of conservative groups for added scrutiny was an innocent mistake, said an agency official who apologized. But President Obama's critics see more nefarious motives in the action.
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