The Stew
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It’s not just the Russians

Politics | Domestic political groups caught using social media subterfuge
by Harvest Prude
Posted 1/10/19, 04:28 pm

After reports that American Democratic operatives used a Russian-style online misinformation campaign against a Republican U.S. Senate candidate, voters should be alert but not necessarily alarmed about political deception on social media, according to political experts.

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IRS reaches into the offering plate

Politics | Churches and nonprofits will face unprecedented taxes if Congress doesn’t act soon
by Harvest Prude
Posted 1/03/19, 04:32 pm

Tax season is just around the corner, and this year, a new group of historically tax-exempt organizations could find themselves filling out paperwork for the IRS and preparing to hand over money to Uncle Sam.

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Political divides

Politics | A year of rancor in Washington
by Harvest Prude
Posted 12/27/18, 10:26 am

WASHINGTON—Voters delivered a referendum on President Donald Trump in 2018, while he delivered on campaign promises about trade and the Supreme Court. The president also continued his bitter battle against special counsel Robert Mueller, who served up a steady stream of indictments. Meanwhile, the judiciary and immigration became fierce battlegrounds in an era of increasing political polarization. Here are the top political stories of the year.

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