We now know the I.R.S.'s special scrutiny of small-government groups applying for tax-exempt status went far beyond keyword hunts for organizations with “Tea Party” or “Patriot” in their names. It also included searches for applicants seeking to “make America a better place to live” or “criticize how the country is being run,” according to a draft audit by the inspector general that has been seen by our partner the New York Times.
The Treasury Department's full audit will be released later this week. Takeaway Washington Correspondent Todd Zwillich is reporting from Washington with the latest developments.