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CatWoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 08:13 PM
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Senate Report Slams Norquist, Charities for Cheating
A long-awaited report by the Senate Finance Committee accuses Grover Norquist's Americans for Tax Reform and other Abramoff-linked non-profits with committing acts that are likely in violation of their tax-exempt status.

You can read the full report here. The document is 608 pages in total, but most of that is devoted to appendices and exhibits; the report itself is 55 pages long.

The report hits ATR for a number of activities unrelated to its nonprofit purpose. Like the Senate Indian Affairs Committee Report on Abramoff, the Senate Finance Committee criticized ATR for acting as a lobbying operation, advocating certain positions in exchange for donations from Abramoff clients.

The panel began investigating the use of charities by disgraced superlobbyist Jack Abramoff in spring 2005. A bipartisan effort, the report was released today by the Democrats alone. Committee chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) did not release a statement on the report, nor did he announce hearings. A Grassley staffer told the Washington Post that the senator endorsed the report but said he "did not co-author the report because he had hoped it would have included Democratic groups that he believes also breached their tax status."

The panel found that ATR set up meetings for Abramoff clients with administration officials, such as President Bush and Karl Rove, in exchange for hefty contributions.

http://www.tpmmuckraker.com/archives/001791.php
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Vogon_Glory Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 08:24 PM
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1. Investigating Norquist: A Worthwhile Task for 2007
Investigating Grover Norquist would be a worthwhile task for a Democratic-controlled US Senate, starting in 2007. People like Norquist have been in power so long that they've probably lost touch between what's legal and what's not.
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gumby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 09:28 PM
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2. Grover Norquist ,,, ACK ! !
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