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By Andrew P. Napolitano
Fourth Amendment says Obama is not at liberty to collect metadata
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Topic - Mark J. Mazur
Months after it acknowledged improperly targeting conservative political groups for scrutiny, the IRS on Tuesday proposed new guidelines it said will better define political activity and make it clearer when a nonprofit group has crossed the line.
The delay of the employer mandate in Obamacare is designed to improve Democrats' prospects in next year's congressional elections, but it's difficult to see how and it's not promising news for everyone else.
Conservative lawmakers Wednesday questioned both the motives and the legality of President Obama's decision to halt the employer mandate, a key part of his new health insurance law, until after the 2014 elections.
The Obama administration is delaying a key part of the new health care law for an additional year, to 2015 — a stunning move that officials said gives them a chance to work out kinks over how to administer the so-called employer mandate.
"We are committed to getting this right before issuing final guidance that may affect a broad group of organizations," said Mark J. Mazur, assistant secretary of the Treasury. "It will take time to work through the regulatory process and carefully consider all public feedback as we strive to ensure that the standards for tax-exemption are clear and can be applied consistently."