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IRS Tea Party Tussle

In this May 14, 2013 photo, Tom Zawistowki, founder of the nonprofit Ohio Liberty Coalition, one of the regionís largest groups affiliated with the national tea party movement, poses with a binder of documents he gave to the IRS, in Kent, Ohio. For years, Ohio Liberty Coalition would raise thousands of dollars to bus activists to rallies, run phone banks, rent a tent at a local fair, and knock on roughly 40,000 doors across Ohio to challenge the president and his fellow Democrats in the 2012 elections. All the while, the organization was locked in a battle with the nationís tax enforcement agency over whether it should be granted tax-exempt status.