We have breaking news regarding the IRS scandal.
According internal documents from 2011 obtained by USA Today, the IRS flagged conservative groups “based on the content of their literature, such as any "anti-Obama rhetoric," inflammatory language and "emotional" statements.
Also the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee has released a report which quotes two IRS officials admitting that Tea Party applications were singled out because “they were likely to attract media attention.”
While the report does not indicate that any politicians or administration officials ordered the targeting of conservatives, the IRS was at least taking cues from political rhetoric at the time. The Washington Times reports, “IRS employees were 'acutely' aware in 2010 that President Obama wanted to crack down on conservative organizations and were egged into targeting tea party groups by press reports mocking the emerging movement.”