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NAACP in hot water over speech


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May 19, 2004
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Source: Yahoo News

[size=-1] The Internal Revenue Service (news - web sites) is reviewing the tax-exempt status of the nation's oldest civil rights organization, saying criticism of President Bush (news - web sites) at the NAACP's national convention in July may have violated rules against partisan activity.
[size=-1] In a letter dated Oct. 8, the IRS said it had "received information" that NAACP Chairman Julian Bond "condemned the administration policies of George W. Bush on education, the economy and the war in Iraq (news - web sites)" in a July 11 speech.[/size]

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[size=-1] The IRS asked who authorized Bond's speech and sought an accounting of all expenses for the Philadelphia convention.
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