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Stolen identity refund fraud up 60% but investigations cut 30% thanks to GOP
Unless you filed for an extension, by now you should know if you were one of millions of Americans whose tax return was rejected because a crook stole your ID and your refund. According to this GAO ...
topdog08 04/16/2015 5 5 - -
How the GOP costs taxpayers $6 billion
Stolen Identity Refund Fraud or SIRF is a growing $6 billion a year epidemic.
topdog08 02/22/2015 7 13 1 -
Gun-rights leader: ‘We snookered the other side’ on Toomey-Manchin
The more I hear about Toomey-Manchin the less there is to like about it: A prominent gun-rights advocate claims his group’s staff was in the room during the drafting of the recently unveiled ...
topdog08 04/14/2013 14 8 - -
Let's call it what it is - Austerity not Sequestration
From Wikipedia: In economics, austerity refers to a policy of deficit-cutting by lowering spending via a reduction in the amount of benefits and public services provided. Also from Wikipedia: ...
topdog08 02/26/2013 7 7 - -
Merry Christmas, now stand with Harry Reid or we lose on taxes
John Boehner might be an idiot, but he knows how to spin: "The House did not take up the tax measure today because it did not have sufficient support from our members to pass," Boehner said in a ...
topdog08 12/24/2012 16 3 - -
Can Boehner hold ranks on Senate bill vote? Let's stop him.
According to Politico: House Republicans will go first. On Thursday, they will bring up the Senate Democrats’ tax bill, which extends income rates for only the middle class. That Democratic bill ...
topdog08 12/19/2012 7 4 - -
Six reasons Richard Lugar should be Secretary of State
First, keeps John Kerry in the Senate. Don't need to give Scott Brown another chance. Outgoing rookie Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown, bumped off by Democrat Elizabeth Warren last week, would ...
topdog08 12/13/2012 42 15 - -
76 Republicans now oppose pledge on taxes
Of course none have signed the discharge petition yet , but next week who knows? Americans for Tax Reform lists 219 of 435 incoming Representatives and 39 of 100 incoming Senators who have signed ...
topdog08 12/06/2012 12 13 - -
55 Republicans now oppose Norquist pledge
42 Republicans, 30 in the House and 12 in the Senate, have now renounced the Grover Norquist pledge. This does not include "revenue" comments from Boehner and Cantor. In addition, 6 GOP members of ...
topdog08 12/01/2012 14 14 - -
29 Norquist pledge signers now take back their pledge
This took a lot longer to put together than I thought. The list kept growing the more I looked. I'm still not sure if this is complete. Please add any I missed in the comments. Americans for Tax ...
topdog08 11/29/2012 29 38 1 -
Stuart Stevens redefines middle class as median income and above
Obviously to be middle class it means you have to be in the top half of family income. It makes perfect sense if you think about it, doesn't it? Or are you part of the 47%? Stuart Stevens: On Nov.
topdog08 11/28/2012 2 5 - -
Majority in House and 63 Senators oppose Norquist pledge
Grover will have to cross off some names on his list of pledge signers in Congress (PDF). According to his web site, Norquist says 39 Senators and 219 Representatives signed. However, he counts ...
topdog08 11/25/2012 31 24 - -
Limiting deducations also breaks the Norquist pledge
This morning I noticed the following in Grover Norquist's actual pledge (PDF): I, _______________, pledge to the taxpayers of the _____ district of the state of__________, and to the American ...
topdog08 11/24/2012 6 5 - -
Ryan also wants to end Social Security
From CNN: Representative Paul Ryan has long wanted to let Americans invest part of their Social Security taxes in private investment accounts. After legislation he co-sponsored in 2005 went nowhere,
topdog08 08/14/2012 2 6 - 44
America's Throwback Team
Is it just me or would that sound better than America's Go-Back Team? Besides the fact that these guys look like escapees from the set of Leave It To Beaver. Am I right or am I right?
topdog08 08/13/2012 1 1 - 12
Mitt Romney redefines the meaning of the word "sentence"
Bill Clinton was famous for debating the meaning of the word "is". Now Mitt ...
topdog08 02/01/2012 6 7 - 96
Is this poll legit? Romney up 21 in SC?
Realclearpolitics.com has not picked this up. I haven't seen many stories about it. However, if this poll is right, then I think the game is over and Mitt is the nominee.
topdog08 01/15/2012 15 1 - 161
After deal passes, Obama should promise 2012 veto of Bush tax cut extension
In other words: Agree on the $2 trillion deal, get the debt limit increased by enough to last through the presidential election without a default, then run on a promise to veto any extension of the ...
topdog08 07/10/2011 29 1 - 87
There is already a mosque near the WTC site
Masjid Manhattan at 20 Warren St is four blocks north of the WTC site. The proposed new mosque everyone is talking about at 51 Park is two blocks north of ...
topdog08 08/16/2010 318 295 5 159
Man joins Army to pay for wife's cancer treatment
Maybe John Boehner can ask his opinion on government-run health insurance? From the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: ...
topdog08 10/19/2009 28 44 - 31
Sticker shock: Snowe trigger is at 15% of income
With all the agreement on mandating that everyone buys health insurance, particularly those who are young and don't need it very often, I'm worried no one is talking about how much we'll have to pay ...
topdog08 09/03/2009 97 18 - 27
Bush SEC deregulation of short sales fueled the market crash
Sorry for the short post, no pun intended, but this jumped off the page at me when I read it. Bush thought it would be a great idea to a bring back a practice blamed for causing the Great Depression?
topdog08 03/12/2009 46 22 1 35
Meet Obama's new deputies:  Mona Sutphen and Jim Messina
From the AP: Obama has picked Mona Sutphen and Jim Messina as his deputy chiefs ...
topdog08 11/16/2008 23 15 1 44
Vanity Fair:  Did McCain kill someone in 1964 car crash?
Okay, I wasn't going to post this, until I read about the 17 year old who was shot for kicking a McCain-Palin sign, and ...
topdog08 10/28/2008 89 19 - 27
Palin:  From the city council to the Vice Presidency?
From her official bio: Governor Sarah Palin made history ...
topdog08 08/29/2008 36 8 - 5
Obama's Magic Numbers for Tuesday are 78 or 94 delegates
Clinton has been claiming all along that the momentum could still swing in her direction and she could somehow catch Obama in pledged delegates. Well, that all changes tomorrow. From the pledged ...
topdog08 05/05/2008 31 12 2 -
Walmart board member criticizes Obama for charity board role
That should have been the headline from last night's debate. Hillary Clinton, board member at Walmart for six years from ...
topdog08 04/17/2008 7 5 - -
FINALLY - CNN projects Obama won Texas caucus and delegates
Maybe it's just me but the most welcome development tonight, in my view, is the fact that CNN finally called the Texas caucus for Obama despite all of the foot dragging by the Texas Democratic party.
topdog08 03/11/2008 32 39 2 8
NSA dragnet + suspicious transfers = Spitzer investigation?
EPILOGUE: All things considered I think this diary raises a more important point. Is it me or could it be more than a ...
topdog08 03/10/2008 21 17 1 14
Why haven't networks projected TX caucus winner?
In every other state but one, New Mexico with a 210 vote gap , caucus results have been projected within 24 hours. Despite the fact ...
topdog08 03/06/2008 26 5 - 2
6am buses for Obama from NYC to RI tomorrow
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topdog08 03/03/2008 6 12 - 3
Schlesinger described McCain's "reputedly wayward sex life" in 1998
Is it just me or does this sound like Schlesinger must have heard rumors about the affair the New York Times reported on this week? This excerpt is from a November 1998 journal entry:
topdog08 02/23/2008 43 20 - 6
Why Obama should accept public financing, really
While I'm sure the Clinton campaign - which rejected all public financing - would call Obama weak ...
topdog08 02/20/2008 88 12 - 17
Obama leads by 7 in Des Moines Register poll
Despite all the diaries attacking him here on Daily Kos, it's worth noting that where it counts, among likely caucus goers in Iowa, Obama has a significant lead in ...
topdog08 01/01/2008 11 9 - -
Hillary's connection to Harken Energy and BCCI
You might remember Russ Baker as the investigative journalist who uncovered quotes from George W. Bush saying he would ...
topdog08 10/19/2007 268 37 1 11
Payday loan whistleblowers and the Ohio Statehouse
This is an important story on payday loans that broke last month but was largely overlooked:
topdog08 10/11/2007 8 9 - 10
Liveblog: Senate Judiciary - Goldsmith on TSP, Ashcroft, Gonzales, NSA, FBI
Don't forget about today's other hearing. The one about how Gonzales lied under oath and the government was spying on journalist and things of that nature.
topdog08 10/02/2007 67 19 - 6
OLC chief from Ashscroft bedside visit testifies tomorrow
In the Senate Judiciary Committee: “Preserving the Rule of Law in the Fight Against Terrorism” Tuesday, ...
topdog08 10/01/2007 16 18 - 19
Giuliani claims endorsements he doesn't have
From the AP: Alongside a former state GOP chairman, a congressman and an executive councilor who do ...
topdog08 04/30/2007 14 2 - -
Rudy Guiliani misquotes Churchill as part of his stump speech
As part of his standard stump speech, ...
topdog08 02/26/2007 15 5 - -
Our newest ally in the War on Terror?  Al Qaeda!
Please take some time to read through this breaking story from Sy Hersh: To undermine Iran, which is ...
topdog08 02/25/2007 22 27 1 45
Donohue calls Edwards "David Duke with a blow-dried haircut"
Wow, talk about a gift. If we were looking for a quote to expose Bill Donohue for the sad joke he is, here it is from FOXNEWS.COM:
topdog08 02/08/2007 36 6 - 74
BREAKING: Bush oil empire was backed by the CIA
Russ Baker and Jonathan Larsen have uncovered quite a scoop here: Newly released internal CIA documents assert that former ...
topdog08 01/09/2007 31 22 1 6
Health insurance cost tops median income
If anyone was looking for a talking point on health care, here's one. From the U.S. Census Bureau:
topdog08 12/12/2006 10 9 1 -
Who is this I. F. Stone anyway?
topdog08 11/12/2006 11 18 - 9
NY-19 John Hall on Colbert Report TONIGHT
topdog08 10/19/2006 13 8 - 8
No comprehensive plan? How about this one? Or this one?
topdog08 09/26/2006 - 4 - -
Sneak preview: New documentary counters "Path to 9/11" spin
topdog08 09/05/2006 5 22 1 67
CT Dems seek to remove Joe from the party
topdog08 08/21/2006 168 197 - 34
Edwards: "Take 40,000 combat troops out now"
topdog08 08/05/2006 134 20 1 9
1982 invasion of Lebanon inspired 9/11 attacks
topdog08 07/26/2006 33 7 1 -
Sneak preview of two new books on the MSM
topdog08 06/13/2006 14 14 4 136
Government Reform Committee investigating NSA programs
topdog08 06/09/2006 2 4 - 12
White House got heads up before 9/11 but did nothing
topdog08 05/17/2006 47 33 4 7
HELP: Texas woman is "worth more dead" to her HMO
topdog08 04/25/2006 99 224 8 153
Pulling Back the Curtain
topdog08 03/26/2006 2 4 - -
The Imaginary Fertilization?
topdog08 03/08/2006 13 1 - 2
Anyone notice the hearing on whistleblower retaliation Tuesday?
topdog08 02/14/2006 46 162 6 33
MSNBC: Dancing on King's grave
topdog08 01/31/2006 14 10 1 17
Able Danger Revealed
topdog08 01/31/2006 1 3 - -
Malpractice reform - New mom now quadruple amputee
topdog08 01/23/2006 9 14 1 -
It's official, Chalabi was shut out!
topdog08 01/20/2006 6 3 - 1
Able Danger: A case-study in whistleblower retaliation
topdog08 12/03/2005 3 9 1 55
Sibel Edmonds case dismissed, Supreme Court crumbles
topdog08 11/28/2005 5 17 - 12
100 House Dems demand Able Danger hearings
topdog08 11/18/2005 5 11 1 -
Congressional letter demands Rumsfeld let 9/11 witnesses speak
topdog08 11/16/2005 3 14 - -
Republican Congressman compares Bush admin to Kim Jong-Il
topdog08 10/21/2005 37 38 5 -
No need to vote, Iraqi constitution referendum has passed
topdog08 10/03/2005 2 4 - -
Iraqi President asks Prime Minister to resign
topdog08 10/02/2005 12 25 - -
Weldon accuses Bush administration of 9/11 coverup
topdog08 09/30/2005 25 34 4 -
Cheney silenced Pentagon and FBI 9/11 witnesses
topdog08 09/22/2005 16 39 3 61
9/11 families allege Pentagon cover-up
topdog08 09/20/2005 2 13 1 -
Cambone knew about Able Danger, but still axed it
topdog08 09/18/2005 3 7 2 10
Able Danger - Franks, Goss, Tenet, Haynes, Townsend, Rumsfeld
topdog08 08/30/2005 8 11 3 -
How Able Danger IDed Atta in Jan-Feb 2000
topdog08 08/28/2005 1 - - -
Did Bush meet with Zelikow in Idaho?
topdog08 08/28/2005 5 15 - 7
Shaffer lawyer: Army ordered documents destroyed in '03
topdog08 08/26/2005 23 17 1 2
Able Danger hearings: Franks and Goss should testify but won't
topdog08 08/25/2005 2 3 - -
Rice aide hid disbandment of Atta's trackers from 9/11 report
topdog08 08/23/2005 188 240 19 89
Proof that CIA supression of book on Tora Bora is political
topdog08 08/19/2005 6 7 - -
CIA supressing new book about Tora Bora
topdog08 07/30/2005 10 21 - 8
Let's all give Rove a history lesson
topdog08 06/24/2005 3 3 - -
Send Frist a copy of Animal Farm by George Orwell
topdog08 05/20/2005 8 2 - -
How General Myers proved Newsweek's allegations
topdog08 05/18/2005 6 7 - -
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