IRS official Lerner speedily approved exemption for Obama brotherís Ďcharityí
Lois Lerner, the senior IRS official at the center of the decision to target tea party groups for burdensome tax scrutiny, signed paperwork granting tax-exempt status to the Barack H. Obama Foundation, a shady charity headed by the presidentís half-brother
that operated illegally for years.
According to the organizationís filings, Lerner approved the foundationís tax status within a month of filing
, an unprecedented timeline that stands in stark contrast to conservative organizations that have been waiting for more than three years, in some cases, for approval.