The Seattle Times

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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Tea party storm largely inside IRS _ so far

Lois Lerner, head of the IRS unit that decides whether to grant tax-exempt status to groups, listens on Capitol Hill on Wednesday at the start of a House hearing to investigate the extra scrutiny the IRS gave to conservative groups that applied for tax-exempt status. Lerner later invoked her constitutional right to not answer questions.