TurboTax is working against return free filing…..

Intuit has long worked against return-free filing. (See How the Maker of TurboTax Fought Free, Simple Tax Filing.) The company has said in filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission that it views free government tax preparation as a risk to its business…..

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The Louisiana Senator reminds her state of her Energy Connection…

In a new TV ad released Tuesday, Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) both distances herself from the Obama administration and reminds voters that she is the new head of the Senate Energy Committee, a closely watched panel in Louisiana, where many people work in the oil and gas industry.

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Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest 4/15/14… Fourth straight poll shows Pryor up as Cotton seeks debates

AR-Sen: Well whaddya know. We now have four straight polls showing Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor leading GOP Rep. Tom Cotton, after a long streak of surveys that featured Cotton ahead….

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Political Roundup for April 15th, 2014…Red Racing Horses…

Minnesota: The SurveyUSA poll also has Governor Dayton’s approval ratings at 49%-40%, a slight downtick from the last SurveyUSA poll…..

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The Ukraine will try to tramp down pro-Russian Protests…Maybe….

But as of Tuesday afternoon, Ukrainian forces had not yet engaged armed pro-Russian separatists, and the government in Kiev remained in a tight spot.

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Sink won’t run again in the Florida 13 CD….

“I am so honored and humbled by the outpouring of support our campaign received, but after reflection with my family I have made a personal decision not to run for the 13th Congressional District seat in the 2014 election,” Sink said in a statement.

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That Obama data operation doesn’t translate for everyone….

“People read about the Obama juggernaut,” said Tom Bonier, co-founder and partner of Clarity Campaign Labs, a data-analytics firm that works with Democratic campaigns. “If you’re a state legislative caucus director … you look at that and say, ‘In no way is that anything that we could possibly do.’”

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Rep. Marsha Blackburn isn’t going for President she says….

“Not at all. No. No. I am running for re-election in Tennessee,”

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A small GOP Senate majority would be work for Republicans…

Why wouldn’t the Democrats use the same playbook the Republicans have used on them until 2016, when Democrats could probably retake the Senate, if they lose it, big time…..

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Open Thread for April 14, 2014…..2014 Midterms…Early On…

I’m being hopeful?

Yea, you betcha!….

But my if I’m wrong?

I can always look to 2016…..

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Healthcare Premiums are projected to be Lower than expected….

Coverage through the law will cost the federal government about $5 billion less than expected this year. And overall, the law’s 10-year cost for the coverage provisions is pegged at $1.383 trillion — $104 billion less than prior calculations. Both figures are lower than prior estimates mostly because the CBO and JCT anticipate premium subsidies being smaller.

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The Washington Post & The Guardian get Pulitzer’s for Snowden spilling the beans on the NSA….

The question of whether to reward reporting associated with Snowden had loomed over board members for weeks leading up to the announcement:….

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A Pretty double amputee IS ‘Dancing With the Stars’……

“We have Wonder Woman in this room, I’m telling you!” gushed Bruno Tonioli, one of the show’s judges, after [Amy ] Purdy and Hough entwined themselves in more ways than you’d think possible throughout a steamy, ingeniously choreographed cha-cha on the season’s first episode…..

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Could Democrats go positive for the midterms Governor’s elections?…

Democrats are in danger of losing control of the Senate and taking control of the House seems virtually beyond reach in the 2014 election cycle but gubernatorial races are another story. In those races Democrats look poised to claim a few victories.

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More Crazy Shit…Wisconsin GOP to vote on seceding….

Wisconsin Republicans voted in favor of a proposal that says the state party “supports legislation that upholds Wisconsin’s right, under extreme circumstances, to secede,” theMilwaukee Journal Constitution reports.

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Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest 4/14/14… Excellent pro-Begich ad shows Democrats how to run on Obamacare

AK-Sen: The excellent ads supporting Democratic Sen. Mark Begich’s re-election bid keep coming, though the latest is not from Begich himself but rather Put Alaska First, a super PAC supporting him.

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