IRS Attempts to “Bag” Tea Party

IRS officials Admit Targeting Conservative GroupsĀ  On Friday, the Internal Revenue Service apologized for “mistakes” made in the past few years in its flagging conservative groups’ applications for tax-exempt status. Lois Lerner, the director of tax-exempt organizations for the IRS admitted publicly on Friday to using terms such as “tea party” and “patriot” to flag tax-exempt status applications for additional scrutiny. Although Lerner insisted that the keywords were used as a shortcut for picking applications for further review, both the … Continued