IRS Sorry for Singling Out Conservative PACs

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SAN FRANCISCO - OCTOBER 21:  Karl Rove, former Deputy Chief of Staff and Senior Advisor to U.S. President George W. Bush, speaks during a panel discussion at the 2008 Mortgage Bankers Association Conference and Expo October 21, 2008 in San Francisco, California. The annual Mortgage Bankers conference runs through October 22.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Karl Rove
Photo: Justin Sullivan/2008 Getty Images

If you had "Tea Party" or "Patriot" in the title of your political action committee in the 2012 election, the IRS was probably watching your every move. This morning, the tax-collecting force apologized for looking extra closely into the tax exempt statuses of primarily conservative-leaning groups. The focus gained attention in December, when ProPublica published the tax-exempt application submitted by Karl Rove's group, American Crossroads GPS. Consider this another reason for conservatives to angrily shake their fists at the tax man.