Sharpton Says Politics Motivated Newspaper Report on Back Taxes

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Al Sharpton, a Democratic activist from New York, addresses the media outside the White House following a meeting with President Barack Obama, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Republican Newt Gingrich, in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Thursday, May 7, 2009

Photographer: Brendan Smialowski/Bloomberg News

The Reverend Al Sharpton said the New York Times wanted to blunt his power as a national civil-rights leader by reporting that he owed millions of dollars in tax liens and penalties incurred several years ago.

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