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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 ...
|How the GOP costs taxpayers $6 billion
Stolen Identity Refund Fraud or SIRF is a growing $6 billion a year epidemic.
|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 ...
|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: ...
|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 ...
|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 ...
|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 ...
|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 ...
|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 ...
|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 ...
|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.
|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 ...
|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 ...
|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,
|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?
|Mitt Romney redefines the meaning of the word "sentence"
Bill Clinton was famous for debating the meaning of the word "is". Now Mitt ...
|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.
|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 ...
|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 ...
|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: ...
|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 ...
|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?
|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 ...
|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 ...
|Palin: From the city council to the Vice Presidency?
From her official bio: Governor Sarah Palin made history ...
|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 ...
|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 ...
|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.
|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 ...
|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 ...
|6am buses for Obama from NYC to RI tomorrow
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|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:
|Why Obama should accept public financing, really
While I'm sure the Clinton campaign - which rejected all public financing - would call Obama weak ...
|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 ...
|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 ...
|Payday loan whistleblowers and the Ohio Statehouse
This is an important story on payday loans that broke last month but was largely overlooked:
|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.
|OLC chief from Ashscroft bedside visit testifies tomorrow
In the Senate Judiciary Committee: “Preserving the Rule of Law in the Fight Against Terrorism” Tuesday, ...
|Giuliani claims endorsements he doesn't have
From the AP: Alongside a former state GOP chairman, a congressman and an executive councilor who do ...
|Rudy Guiliani misquotes Churchill as part of his stump speech
As part of his standard stump speech, ...
|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 ...
|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:
|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 ...
|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:
|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||69|
|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||160|
|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||62|
|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||93|
|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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