As millions of Americans finalize their tax returns today and hit the submit button or wait in long lines at the post office, we thought we’d take a look at a select group that’s not paying taxes and how they might be getting such a good deal.
Oh wow, US Attorney Bharara laid into Gov. Cuomo for ending the anti-corruption Moreland Commission as part of the budget negotiations. New York Times: "The move by the United States attorney, Preet Bharara, amounted to an unusual rebuke of Mr.Apr09
Classic Washington story of the day from Jon Ralston: Before former Rep. Mary Bono Mack become a strong supporter of internet gambling, she talked to Sheldon Adelson's people about working with him to oppose it.Apr08
Rick Hasen's latest piece on McCutcheon v. FEC is worth the read: "But just as significant is the court’s reasoning — which could well lead to courts striking down what remain of campaign finance limits, including limits on contributions to individual members of Congress. We could be on our way to politicians accepting multimillion-dollar contributions from a single donor."Apr07Apr07
After you read this New York Times story on party fundraisers moving immediately to cash in on McCutcheon v.Apr07
Last week, the Supreme Court issued its opinion in McCutcheon v. FEC, invalidating "aggregate contribution limits," pushing our elections more squarely into the hands of wealthy campaign donors.
Here's a collection of responses from political cartoonists.Apr04
In its McCutcheon v. FEC decision on Wednesday, the Supreme Court invalidated “aggregate contribution limits,” or how much individuals can give overall to federal candidates, party committees, and PACs each election cycle. For 2014, that limit was $123,200—more than double the median family income in America.