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IRS Releases Names of Conservative Groups It Targeted

Here's how the list breaks down.

AP

The IRS recently released a “near-complete list” of the political organizations it targeted for additional scrutiny, according to the Washington Times.

Demonstrators protest the Internal Revenue Service targeting of the Tea Party and similar groups during a rally called "Audit the IRS" outside the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

The agency released the names of 426 organizations it targeted in the probe. The names of an additional 40 organizations were withheld because they have opted out of being part of the class-action suit against the IRS.

Of the 426 organizations on the list, 60 have the word “tea” in their name and 33 have the word “patriot.” Eight groups have a reference to the Constitution in their names. Thirteen groups have “912” in their names, another movement started by conservatives.

And some of the groups are well-established nonprofits, including the League of Women Voters.

Other groups on the list are liberal — including three with the term “occupy” in their names.

The IRS admitted to targeting Tea Party groups three years ago. TheBlaze broke the story four years ago.

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