This must come as a huge shock to everyone, right?
IRS stalled conservative groups, but gave speedy approval to Obama foundation - The Washington Post
When the Barack H. Obama Foundation sought tax-exempt status to raise money for good works in Kenya, the Internal Revenue Service provided quick help.
The IRS approved charitable status for the foundation, which was run by President Obamaís brother and named after his father, in about a monthís time. The IRS also agreed to give the group this important financial status retroactively, back to 2009, when it had begun its fundraising.
The 34 days the IRSís Cincinnati office took to process the foundationís application stands in contrast to the waits of several months ó and sometimes longer than a year ó that several conservative groups say they experienced with the same office. Obama has apologized, saying Americans have a right to be angry that the office improperly targeted conservative groups for extra scrutiny.