05/14/2013 11:06 am ET Updated Jul 14, 2013

The Real IRS Scandal | TIME.com


The IRS is unpopular on its best days, and the past few have been among its worst. The agency's admission that it targeted conservative groups for special scrutiny drew condemnation from across the political spectrum on Monday. "Outrageous," declared Barack Obama. House and Senate leaders from both parties promised an investigation. Some of the Tea Party groups refused to even accept its apology.

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