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Did Hollywood stars' conservative alliance "Friends of Abe" come in for more IRS scrutiny than usual, a la Tea Party groups?

"In a famously left-leaning Hollywood, where Democratic fund-raisers fill the social calendar, Friends of Abe stands out as a conservative group that bucks the prevailing political winds. A collection of perhaps 1,500 right-leaning players in the entertainment industry, Friends of Abe keeps a low profile and fiercely protects its membership list, to avoid what it presumes would result in a sort of 21st-century blacklist, albeit on the other side of the partisan spectrum. Now the Internal Revenue Service is reviewing the group’s activities in connection with its application for tax-exempt status." -- Michael Cieply and Nicholas Confessore, the New York Times


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