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On its 2012 tax return, GOP strategist Karl Rove's dark money behemoth Crossroads GPS justified its status as a tax-exempt social welfare group in part by citing its grants of $35 million to other similarly aligned nonprofits.
Americans for Tax Reform (ATR) founder Grover Norquist, dubbed the "field marshal of the Bush plan," will take Tuesday off to celebrate the anniversary of Ronald Reagan's inauguration and, incidentally, gird his tax-cutting loins against the incoming Obama administration, Politico's Ben Smith notes. Norquist, the preeminent "thumb-in-the-eye radical rightist," famously set the course for the modern Republican Party when he stated, "My goal is to cut government in half in 25 years, to get it down to the size where we can drown it in the bathtub.”