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Lois Lerner pleads the Fifth during a congressional hearing concerning the scrutiny scandal

The drama surrounding the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) scrutiny scandal continues.

First, a refresher: Two weeks ago, the IRS admitted to and apologized for flagging about 300 groups with the words “tea party” or “patriot” in their names for extra scrutiny when they applied for tax-exempt status. The Federal Bureau of Investigation has launched a criminal probe into the matter. Conservatives are livid, calling for the resignation of the IRS’ acting commissioner, Steven Miller, and the head of the agency’s tax-exempt organization office, Lois Lerner.

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