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Posted: March 6, 2014 at 5:06 a.m.

QUOTE OF THE DAY “There was no possibility, in my view, that Ms. Lerner would be given a fair opportunity to speak, to answer questions or to tell the truth.” William Taylor, the lawyer for Lois Lerner, a former Internal Revenue Service official who refused to answer questions at a hearing over the agency’s targeting of conservative groups

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