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IRS Focus on Tea Parties Stirs Dissent on Health Care Law

A handful of Cincinnati-based Internal Revenue Service employees have accomplished what no bipartisan White House dinner ever could: uniting the U.S. Congress.

Capitol Hill lawmakers are now on a mission to dissect how the tax agency wound up targeting Republican-friendly groups for extra scrutiny. Republican Senate Leader Mitch McConnell called it a “travesty” and the chamber’s majority leader, Democrat Harry Reid, termed the matter “very troubling.”