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One Reason To Apply For Tax-Exempt Status: Anonymity

The IRS scandal has put a spotlight on a part of the tax code increasingly popular with political groups. Donors can't get tax deductions for giving to 501(c)(4) organizations like they would for charities. But the names of those donors can stay private.

Maryland Suburb Says 16 Is Old Enough To Vote

The first city in the country to allow 16- and 17-year-olds vote in municipal elections is a progressive town on the edge of Washington, DC. But the push to allow people to vote or at least register before 18 is ongoing in numerous states.

The White House Under Fire And The Democratic Party's Future

As questions linger about the official response to the Benghazi attack, the White House faces new challenges related to probes by the IRS and the Justice Department. Political Junkie Ken Rudin discusses the week in politics and the future of the Democratic Party with former DNC chair Howard Dean.
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Former Virginia Attorney General Tony Troy Tapped For Embezzlement Case

The office of Republican Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli has been recused in the embezzlement case against a former Executive Mansion chef.


Source May Have Misled Media About Key Benghazi Email

An ABC News report ignited a firestorm. It added to suspicions that the White House had tried to shape "talking points" about the attack in Libya. The network now says it was told about a key email, but did not see it. And what appears to be the real email isn't as dramatic.

DOJ Seized Records Because 'Lives Were At Stake.' Really?

The Obama administration is taking heat after the IRS admitted targeting conservative groups for extra scrutiny. Also enraging critics, the Department of Justice seized phone records from the Associated Press. Host Michel Martin talks with two former White House insiders: Republican strategist Ron Christie, and Corey Ealons, of VOX Global.

Why Redemption Is More Costly For Some Than Others

Second chances are celebrated in the world of politics, and many leaders of high finance survive failure to enjoy lucrative careers. In her regular 'Can I Just Tell You' essay, host Michel Martin shares her thoughts about why so many poor Americans struggle to get second chances after a setback.