Documents: Groups critical of U.S. faced IRS scrutiny

05/13/2013 | Washington Post, The · Reuters · USA Today

The Internal Revenue Service office that evaluates requests for tax-exempt status gave special attention to organizations that "criticize how the country is being run" and those that seek to educate Americans about the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, according to documents found by the agency's inspector general. Among the groups singled out were those with the words "tea party" and "patriot" in their names. The practice was fiercely criticized by Republican lawmakers Sunday.

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