Even if tea party groups' nonprofit status applications had been denied, there's no way they would have paid real taxes. They just would have had to disclose donors.
We've read the Inspector General's report on the I.R.S. mess. Here's what we've learned.
An in-depth look at how the IRS was treating conservative and Tea Party groups — and a look at what it's supposed to do.
The IRS's Cincinnati branch made some terrible and damaging errors. But they were dealing with a real problem.