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  • Investigate Employer Who Filed 37,375 Bad W-2s in One Year

    04/24/2013 6:29:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies ^ | April 24, 2013 | Terry Jeffrey
    I have a challenge for members of Congress now vowing that the federal government will enforce the immigration laws in the future if we just let them take the illegal aliens in the United States today and put them on a "pathway to citizenship." It is this: Investigate the employer who -- according to the Office of the Inspector General of the Social Security Administration (SSA) -- filed 37,375 inaccurate W-2s in tax year 2005. In fact, investigate all employers who have similarly filed massive numbers of bad W-2s. Forget the employers who filed 100, 200 or even 500 bad...
  • Have You Received Your W2 Form Yet? (Vanity)

    01/10/2013 10:15:18 AM PST · by Cyber Liberty · 22 replies
    Now | Me
    Pardon the vanity, but here goes. Has anybody received their W2 forms yet? The reason I ask is because, starting this year, many employers have to report how much they contributed to our health insurance premiums. This is a provision of Obama(mis)care. Here is a link from the Horses...mouth. Employers over a certain threshold number of employees need to start reporting this number, but it's only "informational" this year. In years to come, some of that number will be considered taxable income if it's over a certain amount, because it's considered "Cadillac Insurance." This is a tax "only on the...
  • Obama: “If you’ve got health insurance, you’re not getting hit by a tax” (Now he says it's a tax)

    07/15/2012 5:34:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/14/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Is the individual mandate in ObamaCare a tax? No, said Nancy Pelosi. No, said DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz, even if the IRS is the only agency that can enforce it. No, said Jay Carney, or at least, "it is not a broad-based tax."Of course, Mitt Romney called it a tax --- eventually. Yesterday, his opponent in the election weighed in on the issue, and … have we reached a consensus?CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO OF OBAMA ADMITTING HE LIED TO US “By the way, if you’ve got health insurance, you’re not getting hit by a tax,” President Obama...
  • Two W2's for the same employer

    01/18/2012 11:28:42 AM PST · by JDW11235 · 18 replies
    None | January 18, 2012 | JDW11235
    Hi Everybody. I wouldn't normally ask a tax question here, because I know that some people will just say "Go pay a preparer," but I was hoping to avoid a large cost if I can. Here's the issue. My employer used to use a 3rd party tax preparer to do all their payroll (not ADP, but a similar service). Then at the end of January, they switched to doing it all "in-house." So today, I got my W2, and it is missing all earnings, taxes, etc., that I paid in the beginning portion of January. So I spoke with the...
  • One Business Filed 37,375 Bad W-2 Forms -- and Is Getting Away With It

    07/07/2010 9:30:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies ^ | July 7, 2010 | Terry Jeffrey
    A single employer filed 37,375 W-2 forms in tax year 2005 on which the Social Security Number and the name did not match. These "no-match" W-2 forms often -- but not always -- represent an illegal-alien worker fraudulently using someone else's Social Security number or a fake number. An employer who files 37,375 no-match W-2s in one year is almost certainly employing many thousands of illegal aliens -- and knows it. Yet there is no indication our federal government has taken any action to stop this employer from continuing to employ mass numbers of illegal aliens. The unemployment rate was...
  • Employer Paid Benefits & W2s

    12/23/2009 1:36:03 PM PST · by vidbizz · 13 replies · 729+ views
    Do employers currently list the healthcare benefits paid to an employee on their W2s? Trying to clarify an arguement. Thank you in advance. PS, I hope I put this thread in the right place.
  • Client's lawsuit puts W-2 in unfamiliar territory

    03/02/2007 5:31:48 AM PST · by BraveMan · 19 replies · 741+ views
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | March 1, 2007 | STEVE SCHULTZE
    Jeanine L. Jackson is not your average W-2 client. She's 37, has attended technical college, run her own retail businesses, studied case law and acted as her own lawyer in two court cases. That makes her older and more savvy than most in the Wisconsin Works welfare reform program, a last-ditch stop for low-skill, jobless and often dead-broke single parents. A single mother of two, Jackson also has a history of fighting back when she feels she's been treated unfairly. Her persistence has both helped and hindered her. "I know I'm not the first recipient to have problems with W-2,"...
  • Bush heads to Crawford for August vacation

    08/02/2005 2:11:49 PM PDT · by BigSkyFreeper · 84 replies · 1,594+ views
    WASHINGTON -- President Bush left for his traditional midsummer break Tuesday having accomplished the first goal of his second term -- ensuring he wouldn't spend four years as a lame duck. Before heading to the ranch in Crawford, Texas, the president celebrated congressional passage of his long-stalled energy bill -- a goal he has sought since moving into the White House -- and approval of the Central American Free Trade Agreement. But the early success doesn't end there. Bush oversaw passage of the $286 billion transportation bill, which had been stalled in Congress for two years, and the Patriot Act...
  • [W.H. Chief Of Staff Andy] Card urges Demos to work with GOP

    05/02/2005 5:07:10 AM PDT · by BigSkyFreeper · 5 replies · 437+ views
    Associated Press via Billings Gazette ^ | May 2, 2005 | LIZ SIDOTI
    WASHINGTON - President Bush's chief of staff appealed on Sunday for congressional Democrats to work with the administration and Republicans rather than complain and stall action on Capitol Hill. Andrew Card, appearing on three talk shows, also reaffirmed the president's support for House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, the Texas Republican whose ties to lobbyists have raised ethics questions, and John R. Bolton, the embattled nominee to be U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. "We'd like to see more cooperation from the Democrats," Card said. "We have some serious problems in this country that must be addressed. We'd like to see...
  • Rice Prods U.S. Senate on Bolton Nomination

    04/25/2005 4:37:15 PM PDT · by BigSkyFreeper · 15 replies · 641+ views
    Reuters ^ | April 25, 2005 | n/a
    CRAWFORD, Texas (Reuters) - Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said on Monday the White House has been responsive to senators' concerns about John Bolton, the embattled nominee for U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, and prodded the Senate to move forward on his nomination. "We understand the deliberative processes of the Senate. And we've tried to be as responsive as possible to all of the questions that have been asked," Rice said. "But I would really hope now that people will move forward on John Bolton's nomination." Rice was in Crawford, Texas for a meeting between President Bush and Saudi...
  • Are People Working Under False Identities at the Defense Department?

    04/20/2005 6:29:54 AM PDT · by hinterlander · 97 replies · 1,339+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | April 20, 2005 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    How many people using false identities have been employed by the Defense Department? Are some illegal aliens? As of now, the government does not have definitive answers to these questions. Unfortunately, they need to be asked because on March 29 the inspector general of the Social Security Administration published an audit report revealing that Defense, plus the Coast Guard (which is a component of the Department of Homeland Security), filed nearly 6,400 W-2 forms between 1997-2002 that could not be matched to known taxpayers and thus had to be dumped into what SSA calls the Earnings Suspense File (ESF). Sixty-four...
  • Bush Stands for Life, not Death: Terri Schiavo

    03/17/2005 9:38:44 PM PST · by BigSkyFreeper · 23 replies · 839+ views
    Magic City Morning Star (Millnocket, ME) ^ | March 17, 2005 | J. Grant Swank
    The consistency is there. It’s strong. It’s unbending. It’s characteristic of the President of the most powerful nation on Earth. George W. Bush states to the world that life comes first and last. We are not a nation given to killing. We help, not harm. We are here on this planet to do all possible to keep mortals alive. We are not here to make life convenient. Life is made up of triumphs and tragedy. Those who want only triumphs live in their fantasies. Those who confront here a spiritually damaged sphere are the realists. Those who are compassionate realists...
  • Kerry: Bush $2.6T Budget Plan Dishonest

    03/17/2005 1:49:06 PM PST · by BigSkyFreeper · 39 replies · 745+ views
    Associated Press via Yahoo! ^ | March 17, 2005 | LOLITA C. BALDOR
    WASHINGTON - President Bush's $2.6 trillion budget plan working its way through Congress is dishonest and violates the core values of average Americans, Sen. John Kerry, Bush's former rival for the presidency, said Thursday. "This budget is like an Enron budget: smoke the numbers, cook the books, hide the truth and hope no one finds out," said Kerry, who was last year's Democratic presidential nominee. Kerry criticized the Republican leadership's priorities in a budget that includes proposed cuts in health care and education and up to $106 billion in tax cuts over the next five years. And he said the...
  • World Reacts to Wolfowitz Bank Nomination (Bush doesn't care one bit)

    03/17/2005 12:13:34 AM PST · by BigSkyFreeper · 33 replies · 1,752+ views
    Associated Press via Yahoo! ^ | March 17, 2005 | Jocelyn Gecker
    PARIS - Around the world, the notion of U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz leading the World Bank met with reactions that ranged mainly from official reserve to outright denunciation, but there was some support. Wolfowitz, nominated Wednesday by President Bush, is widely seen as a key instigator in the U.S. push to topple Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein. International organizations worried about the nominee's hawkish politics and questioned whether he is right for the job. Bush, who has sought to mend ties with European allies that opposed the Iraq war, called French President Jacques Chirac to tell him the news....
  • REPORT: One U.S. Company Filed 33,448 Inaccurate W-2s in One Year

    03/16/2005 7:21:43 AM PST · by hinterlander · 2 replies · 449+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | March 16, 2005 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    Every year the Social Security Administration consigns up to 9 million hopelessly inaccurate W-2 reports to a Social Security limbo. It is called the Earnings Suspense File (ESF), and it is the final resting place of W-2s that cannot be matched to a known taxpayer. One company filed 33,448 of these inaccurate W-2s in one year. But will the government do anything about it? House Judiciary Chairman James Sensenbrenner asked the Government Accountability Office to look at the ESF. This month GAO released a report (focusing on 1985-2000) that reveals a telling pattern. Orphaned W-2s do not emerge randomly from...
  • Pro-Syria PM Set to Return, Seek Lebanon Unity Govt

    03/10/2005 12:59:26 AM PST · by BigSkyFreeper · 1 replies · 286+ views
    Reuters ^ | March 10, 2005 | Lin Noueihed
    BEIRUT - Lebanon's pro-Syrian prime minister who was forced to resign last week was set to return to his job on Thursday, faced with the daunting task of forming a government with pro-Damascus allies and anti-Syrian opponents. More Syrian troops pulled back to eastern Lebanon, with some crossing the border, in the start of a two-phase withdrawal, and President Bush piled pressure on Damascus to end the "heavy-handed" influence of Syrian intelligence in Lebanon. But pro-Syrian rallies that drew hundreds of thousands of people onto the streets of Beirut and Damascus in the last two days dwarfed previous protests in...
  • [MT Senate Minority Leader, Bob] Keenan defends Bush's budget cuts [Gov. Schweitzer 'out of line']

    03/04/2005 8:34:52 AM PST · by BigSkyFreeper · 2 replies · 361+ views
    The Billings Gazette ^ | March 4, 2005 | CHELSI MOY, Gazette State Bureau
    HELENA - Gov. Brian Schweitzer made national headlines at the National Governors Association meeting this week when he publicly criticized President Bush's proposed Medicaid cuts and Social Security plan. However, one Republican lawmaker in Montana said Schweitzer was out of line. The Los Angeles Times reported Monday that Schweitzer, a Democrat, used "harsh words" when answering reporters' questions at a press conference about the Republican president's proposed budget cuts and plans to privatize Social Security. "Honey works a lot better than vinegar," said Senate Minority Leader, Bob Keenan, R-Bigfork, who wrote the governor expressing his concerns. "The real Brian Schweitzer...
  • DRUDGE: Rehnquist Leaving Court by June

    02/21/2005 6:17:14 PM PST · by Lunatic Fringe · 242 replies · 7,452+ views
  • Bush Calls Euro-American Alliance Main Pillar of Security

    02/21/2005 9:52:52 PM PST · by BigSkyFreeper · 1 replies · 177+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Feb. 21, 2005 | Jim Garamone
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 21, 2005 -- In his first trip abroad of his second term in office, President Bush told Europeans that "the alliance of Europe and North America is the main pillar of our security." Bush spoke in Brussels, Belgium, home of the NATO alliance and the European Union. The president acknowledged that many in Europe have not agreed with U.S. foreign policy. But, he added, for the sake of peace in the world, America and Europe must not forget their shared beliefs. "Our strong friendship is essential to peace and prosperity across the globe, and no temporary debate, no...
  • Inaugural Thoughts [DC Chapter of Free Republic featured]

    02/19/2005 4:57:58 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 38 replies · 945+ views
    American Jurist ^ | February 20, 2005 | By Burrell, Tom
    This past inauguration day, the cold weather was the least of the problem. The bigger problem was the realization that America is slowly falling apart. The second inauguration attracted the worst undergrowth of American society, and they all descended on the nation's Capitol. God gave us the great gift of humanity. Why would some humans choose to devolve to the insect class? After eight hours of rubbing shoulders with the repugnant, foul protestors, I had to take two showers to purge myself of the contamination. It was like entering a well-used Port-a-Potty but never exiting. There was no fresh air...
  • Rove to GOP: Don't Grow 'Tired or Timid'

    02/17/2005 9:04:47 PM PST · by BigSkyFreeper · 32 replies · 763+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | February 18, 2005 | DEB RIECHMANN
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Karl Rove, President Bush's top political strategist, on Thursday pronounced conservatism the "dominant political creed in America" and coached fellow conservatives on how to support his boss. "The next time one of your smartypants liberal friends says to you, `Well, he didn't have a mandate,' you tell him of this delicious fact: This president got a higher percentage of the vote than any Democratic candidate for president since 1964," Rove said. -snip- Rove told a gathering at the Conservative Political Action Conference that Bush is committed to the members' ideas of fostering morality and values, including protecting...
  • Racicot says he won't be envoy

    02/17/2005 7:48:42 PM PST · by BigSkyFreeper · 6 replies · 359+ views
    Billings Gazette ^ | February 17, 2005 | Associated Press
    HELENA - Marc Racicot, former chairman of the Republican National Committee and the chairman of President Bush's 2004 re-election campaign, said Wednesday he has no interest in being the next U.S. ambassador to Canada. Despite a number of news reports in Canada and the United States over the past two days describing the former Montana governor as the leading contender for the job, Racicot said in an interview he plans to continue as partner in a Washington, D.C., law firm. The ambassador's post is out of the question, he said. "I haven't talked to the White House about it and...
  • Panel to Review U.S. Tax Code

    02/16/2005 5:15:58 PM PST · by ancient_geezer · 42 replies · 875+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | February 16, 2005 | Warren Vieth, Times Staff Writer
    Panel to Review U.S. Tax Code By Warren Vieth, Times Staff Writer WASHINGTON — A presidential commission today launched what it promised would be a top-to-bottom review of the U.S. tax code, but acknowledged that it might make more sense to modify the income tax than to try to replace it. Members of the president's advisory panel on federal tax reform said all options were on the table, including proposals to replace personal and corporate income taxes with variations on a national sales tax. "The president is committed to major tax reform, to real tax reform, to something more than...
  • Tax Panel Considers Mixing Income, Consumption Taxes

    02/16/2005 5:32:49 PM PST · by socialismisinsidious · 21 replies · 773+ views
    AP ^ | february 16,2005 | associated press
    WASHINGTON — President Bush's tax reform panel listened Wednesday to the pros and cons of taxing money earned or money spent, leading one member to say that a hybrid should be considered. "It has merit," said John Breaux, a former senator from Louisiana and the panel's Democratic vice chairman.
  • Amtrak financing nearly eliminated in proposed Bush budget

    02/16/2005 6:12:01 PM PST · by Sam Cree · 83 replies · 1,021+ views ^ | Feb 8, 2005 | proprietary
    - Amtrak financing nearly eliminated in proposed Bush budget; Amtrak president reacts in message to employees WASHINGTON – Highway financing would rise slightly while almost all spending for Amtrak would be eliminated under the Bush Administration’s proposed Transportation Dept. budget, according to a story in today’s New York Times. The budget provides no money for Amtrak itself, but does include $360 million to maintain commuter service that uses Amtrak right-of-way in the Northeast Corridor if the passenger carrier goes bankrupt. Transportation Secretary Norman Y. Mineta said federal subsidies for Amtrak had almost doubled in the last four years, to $1.2...
  • Caption This Photo

    02/10/2005 6:14:23 PM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 41 replies · 1,544+ views
    Newsday ^ | January 20, 2005 | AP Photo
    Marist College student, David Tupper, wearing a President Bush mask , walks near the presidential inaugural parade route in front of the Canadian Embassy in Washington Thursday. (AP PHOTO) January 20, 2005
  • Lawmakers oppose Mexico deal

    02/09/2005 12:22:57 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 12 replies · 840+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Wednesday, February 9, 2005 | By Stephen Dinan
    THE WASHINGTON TIMES The two hot-button issues that President Bush wants to tackle this year — Social Security and immigration — are about to collide. Two members of Congress will try to block an agreement that the Bush administration signed with Mexico that would allow Mexicans who have worked in the United States, including some illegal immigrants, to receive Social Security payments. Rep. Virgil H. Goode Jr., Virginia Republican, will introduce a resolution today calling on the president not to submit the agreement to Congress. And Rep. J.D. Hayworth, Arizona Republican, has prepared another resolution to block the deal, called...
  • Full account of Protest Warriors in DC

    02/08/2005 12:42:32 PM PST · by DaveLoneRanger · 62 replies · 3,524+ views ^ | Gil Kobrin, Dana Forehand, Alan & Kfir
    From Gil Kobrin, operation leader: Part 1 - DAWN Washington D.C.-- You would think the Left would have taken their election defeat with a little grace, but they're apparently unwilling to let the President have any respite and had gathered to infiltrate and protest the inaguration. I organized this operation with the intention of paying back the favor, and to once again prove how the extreme Left reacts when confronted with truth. As we headed out toward Malcolm X Park, a Washington Post journalist walked with us, asking a question here and there about our organization, our modus operandi, and...
  • Iran 'will retaliate' if US attacks (what Iran's government presses are saying)

    02/07/2005 3:40:57 AM PST · by LauraleeBraswell · 15 replies · 647+ views ^ | February 7, 2005 | AFP
    Iran's press hit back at George W. Bush as Washington increases the pressure on the Islamic Republic, with one hard-line daily accusing the US president of being a war-monger. Jomhouri Eslami, in an editorial alluding to the US-led invasion of neighbouring Iraq two years ago, said an assault on Iran would be like "falling out of the frying pan into the fire". It said: "Iranians do not seek war, but if Bush Junior fancies invading Iran, they will face him with an iron will to bury him and his remaining superpower government. The editorial called Bush "stupid, wicked, a war-monger"....
  • High hopes, fewer triumphs in 2nd term - Overly lofty agendas, skeptical Congress curtailed...

    02/06/2005 8:39:51 AM PST · by SmithL · 8 replies · 312+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 2/6/5 | Marc Sandalow
    Washington -- President Bush's calls to reshape Social Security and the geopolitical order of the Middle East match the unrestrained ambitions of previous presidents at the start of their second term. In his first State of the Union address after winning re-election eight years ago, Bill Clinton declared that the "enemy of our time is inaction," and pledged to "prepare our people for the bold new world of the 21st century.'' Ronald Reagan called for "a second American Revolution of hope and opportunity" after winning the largest electoral landslide in history. And Lyndon Johnson followed his re-election by proposing a...
  • NavyDoc's Inaugural Adventure W Pics

    02/04/2005 7:17:57 PM PST · by NavyDoc · 164 replies · 4,718+ views
    Hi! For those that don't know me, I met some Freepers on the side of Penn ave. during the inaugeral parade. They were very nice and were in sharp contrast to the unwashed protestors. A brief bio: Enlisted in the USMC as a 0311 back in 1986. Was a rifleman for a year then got an appointment to the Naval Academy. B.S. in English Lit. Naval Flight Officer (re: "Goose") for 5 years then a military scholarship to U. of Michigan in Ann Arbor for medical school. Now a staff anesthesiologist and pain management fellow at NNMC Bethesda and WRAMC...
  • Bush Asking Congress for More Than $22 Billion in Foreign Aid

    02/03/2005 2:16:31 PM PST · by Jean S · 29 replies · 502+ views
    AP ^ | 2/3/05 | Barry Schweid
    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Bush will ask Congress next week to boost foreign aid by more than $2 billion, with Israel once again the principal recipient of American military and economic assistance. The president will request more than $22 billion worldwide, compared with $19.7 billion in the current fiscal year, a senior U.S. official told The Associated Press. In his State of the Union message Wednesday night, Bush said he would seek $350 million in additional assistance for the Palestinians over two years. The goal is to improve their security forces and give their economy a boost. The budget request...
  • Inauguration Pix THE LAST THREAD OF 2005 ???? [Inaugural Ball]

    02/03/2005 1:37:35 PM PST · by DollyCali · 73 replies · 4,547+ views
    my camera | 3 February 2005 | DollyCali
    DollyCali Inauguration 2005 Thoughts n PixWednesday PMWashington Plaza HotelFReeper Social Being late is not anyone’s favorite role. But we were late. Travel companion Vicki from Oklahoma & I (from Ohio) had driven in (thru sleet & snow In ohio & across the turnpike with much of same) to arrive in DC area to see the small fall had about paralyzed the city. I was pretty fatigued as I drove into the DC area after 10 hours of awful-weather driving. My travel pal slept the whole way as she had just driven 18 hours to get to our meeting place....
  • Focus on Freedom of Information: WARNING: This column will make you very angry!

    02/02/2005 8:50:57 AM PST · by JustAnotherSavage · 64 replies · 1,673+ views ^ | Jan. 31, 2005 | Mark Tapscott
    Mark Tapscott January 31, 2005 WARNING: This column will make you very angry! By law, illegal aliens convicted of heinous crimes — rape, murder, child molestation — are to be deported once they've served their jail terms. But lately, thousands of them have simply been let go. And Justice Department officials have refused to release a government database that could help journalists and private citizens find these aliens. No one knows exactly how many of these criminals there are nationwide, but Cox Newspapers Washington Bureau journalists Eliot Jaspin and Julia Malone examined Georgia state prison records in 2002 and found...
  • STATE OF THE UNION -- 2005 [Live Thread]

    02/02/2005 3:43:44 PM PST · by Timeout · 4,591 replies · 146,613+ views
    The pre-spin: Bush will spend about 1/2 the speech on foreign policy, 1/2 on domestic, with heavy emphasis on Social Security reform. It's said he will provide a detailed tutorial on the SS system and its problems with a few details on his personal accounts proposal. Laura's guests are said to be an Afghan voter and an Iraqi voter (too bad there's no Ukrainian wearing an orange hat!). Should we start a drinking game on how many times the pool camera swings to Hillary? Hmmm. Probably would likely hamper out typing ability. Word on the blogs has it that...
  • W2 Ball Photo Contributors

    02/02/2005 4:19:46 PM PST · by vivabushchick · 17 replies · 1,274+ views
    A slide show featuring the guests and events from W2 Free Republic Ball is being developed from contributing attendees. The contributors page will show your screen name unless you want to remain anonymous or want to give your real name. I think I have most of them but in case you have already posted your images and have not contacted me, reply here and I will copy to the W2 Slide Show collection. Also let me know if you will be posting in the future so you are not left out.
  • NavyDoc Meets the Freepers (w Pic)

    02/02/2005 3:52:43 AM PST · by NavyDoc · 38 replies · 1,957+ views
    Finally got my inaugeration pics up. I'll post them when I have time to write the whole story. This was my intro to FR. Was walking around, getting the taunts of the great unwashed, when I saw these fellows holding up very arge and very supportive signs. So I HAD to go over to them and say hi.
  • Bush, Military Forces, and a Strategic Vision (Peggy Noonan is part of the problem!)

    02/01/2005 5:21:21 PM PST · by quidnunc · 13 replies · 823+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | February 1, 2005 | Douglas Hanson
    Most of the punditry got it right about GW’s second inaugural address: it was a monumental speech that prescribed a major shift in our foreign policy and national security posture.  Not only was it a true description of the dangerous world we live in, it also established the framework for our military operations in the years to come. Some analysts have examined the implications of the speech for our armed forces and their roles and responsibilities in ensuring freedom and promotion of democracy around the world. But they lose sight of the historical context of how this changes our strategic outlook....
  • Push push in the Bush (Gay Village People Cop felt not one iota of rudeness at Bush inaugeration)

    02/01/2005 10:45:19 AM PST · by dead · 64 replies · 2,089+ views
    Village Voice ^ | 2/1/05 | Michael Musto
    Jones with Tony Orlando at the Bush inaugural photo: Diane Jenkins Wait, I can't resist some more '70s-related mania: I recently wrote that the original cowboy from the VILLAGE PEOPLE, openly gay RANDY JONES, had agreed to perform at the Bush inaugural festivities, and some people were angrier than I was when disco died. Well, here's Randy's post-show reply: "I was able to stand in front of more than 1,000 Republicans, speak of my husband of almost 21 years, WILL GREGA, and still have them waving their arms and forming the letters of YMCA just like little kids. It...
  • Camera lost at the W2 Ball (I am SO sorry about this Vanity!)

    01/31/2005 3:59:11 PM PST · by P-Chan Penny · 35 replies · 1,413+ views
    I attended the W2 Ball and unfortunately left my camera. I was wondering if anyone found a Minolta "box" camera. I don't really care about the camera, but I had some really adorable photos of my one year old daughter in it. If you found a camera, or even if you sympathize, please post here. Thank you!!!
  • Rush giving his comments(clarification) about immigration: 2:20 PM(EST)

    01/31/2005 11:22:51 AM PST · by Dane · 129 replies · 3,526+ views
    Rush going to give his comments about immigration.
  • Going Steady: Talk of a House GOP-White House split on Social Security are [sic] premature.

    01/31/2005 9:49:06 AM PST · by xsysmgr · 268+ views
    National Review Online ^ | January 31, 2005 | Eric Pfeiffer
    Social Security reform is doomed and the president's four-year marriage with House Republicans has ended in bitter separation. That's the story, according to hopeful media outlets like the Washington Post. The president's adversaries point to House Ways and Means Chairman Bill Thomas's "dead horse" comment and his recent appearance on Meet the Press. However, a look at his actual remarks provides an alternative take: "I really want to compliment the president for getting the discussion of what we do with Social Security on the table. As you well know, it had been the so-called third rail — touch it...
  • Rush for the Border (Limbaugh issues a warning to President Bush)

    01/31/2005 6:19:13 AM PST · by DTogo · 92 replies · 2,002+ views
    The Wall Street Journal (Op-Ed) ^ | 1-31-04 | John Fund
    ORLANDO, Fla.--In the aftermath of 9/11, conservatives bottled up their frustrations over some of President Bush's policies. Then they muted their criticism during the presidential campaign. But now it is spilling out in all directions--and the White House had better pay attention. On Friday Rush Limbaugh, a staunch Bush supporter, took two separate opportunities to warn the president that he faced conservative opposition on some key issues that could hurt his chances of passing the rest of his second-term agenda. First was federal spending, which "is surging out of control," according to the Heritage Foundation's new "Mandate for Leadership." The...
  • Rush for the Border - Limbaugh issues a warning to President Bush ~ John Fund

    01/31/2005 4:49:56 AM PST · by Elle Bee · 131 replies · 3,819+ views
    Opinion Journal ^ | January 31, 2005 | John Find
    Limbaugh issues a warning to President Bush. Monday, January 31, 2005 12:01 a.m. ORLANDO, Fla.--In the aftermath of 9/11, conservatives bottled up their frustrations over some of President Bush's policies. Then they muted their criticism during the presidential campaign. But now it is spilling out in all directions--and the White House had better pay attention.
  • Sore losers & opportunists

    01/30/2005 2:32:50 PM PST · by Jean S · 7 replies · 867+ views
    Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | 1/30/05 | Dateline D.C.
    WASHINGTON -- It may have taken place 10 days ago, but the presidential inauguration with its pageantry and dignity jostling the protests, excesses and overkill is and will remain fresh in the memory of everyone who was there. But those among us, some veterans of nine inaugurals, were shocked and disgusted by a new phenomenon: the Sore Losers Club. There was no doubt that Al Gore, the former vice president and former presidential contender, is the club's leader. He found a black hole in which to again hide from the reality of voter rejection. Another card-carrying member of the club...
  • Wounded Marine Salutes Bush

    01/30/2005 5:52:14 AM PST · by Michael121 · 57 replies · 6,523+ views
  • Bush Aims To Forge A GOP Legacy

    01/29/2005 10:09:32 PM PST · by SmithL · 192 replies · 2,101+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 1/30/5 | Thomas B. Edsall and John F. Harris
    When President Bush stands before Congress on Wednesday night to deliver his State of the Union address, it is a safe bet that he will not announce that one of his goals is the long-term enfeeblement of the Democratic Party. But a recurring theme of many items on Bush's second-term domestic agenda is that if enacted, they would weaken political and financial pillars that have propped up Democrats for years, political strategists from both parties say. Legislation putting caps on civil damage awards, for instance, would choke income to trial lawyers, among the most generous contributors to the Democratic Party....

    01/08/2004 3:34:13 PM PST · by kellynla · 581 replies · 892+ views
    Laura's Weekly E-Blast ^ | 1/8/2004 | LAURA INGRAHAM
    I am beginning to think John McCain actually won the presidency in 2000. Conservatives were relieved when the Straight Talk Express petered out during the 2000 primary season. John McCain, although tough on national security and runaway spending, was hardly a conservative on major issues such as campaign finance, healthcare reform and immigration. Yet this is exactly where we find President Bush today (except unlike McCain, Bush doesn’t seem to have much of a problem with runaway spending). Last year President George Bush signed the McCain-Feingold bill into law, which is one of the worst assaults on political speech this...
  • U.S. agents deployed to secure Iraq's borders

    01/29/2005 11:16:20 AM PST · by Marine Inspector · 141 replies · 1,577+ views
    Washington Times, via World Peace Herald ^ | January 29, 2005 | Jerry Seper
    <p>WASHINGTON -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers, along with Border Patrol agents, are on the ground in Iraq to help secure that country's war-torn borders prior to tomorrow's national elections, CBP officials said yesterday.</p> <p>CBP spokeswoman Kristi M. Clemens said the deployment team will bolster current border security efforts, providing support and additional training for Iraqi border police -- which will continue beyond the elections -- in an effort to keep saboteurs, terrorists and armaments from crossing into or out of the country.</p>
  • Journalists Say Their White House Advice Crossed No Line

    01/29/2005 11:18:42 AM PST · by Pikamax · 24 replies · 775+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 01/29/05 | Howard Kurtz
    Journalists Say Their White House Advice Crossed No Line By Howard Kurtz Washington Post Staff Writer Saturday, January 29, 2005; Page C01 Columnist Charles Krauthammer heaped praise on President Bush's inaugural address. But, he says, he had nothing to do with shaping the speech. Weekly Standard Editor Bill Kristol also lauded the speech. He says he did not consult on the speech itself but discussed with two White House officials "themes for the second term and included in that, themes for the inaugural." Both conservatives are unapologetic about having privately offered advice to top White House aides, saying that is...