Senate Ethics Committee

Not-so-secret Santa: Federal officerholders take in array of gifts throughout the year

By   /  December 23, 2013  /  Accountability, Federal Government, National, News  /  No Comments

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By M.D. Kittle | Watchdog.org
It’s one sweet watch.
The Vulcain Cricket has earned the nickname,“The President’s Watch,” for a reason, adorning the wrists of Presidents Truman, Eisenhower, Nixon, Reagan.
In 2011, Vice President Joe Biden got in on the action.
The  veep was presented with a “50s Presidents’ Watch Automatic Steel” Vulcain Cricket, by Keijo Paajanen of Helsinki, [...]

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Rumors fly, still no buyer for McCaskill’s airplane

By   /  June 22, 2011  /  Missouri, News  /  No Comments

Three months after revealing she failed to pay personal property taxes for four years on her airplane, and despite rumors to the contrary, Sen. Claire McCaskill is still trying to sell the plane, according to her press secretary.

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McCaskill admits mistake, avoids blaming others

By   /  April 7, 2011  /  Audio, Missouri, News  /  2 Comments

Avoiding an opportunity to blame the “political system” for her political troubles after failing to pay taxes on her airplane, Sen. Claire McCaskill said she is responsible. “I am not afraid of owning this mistake,” she said.

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Answers raise more questions about McCaskill

By   /  April 5, 2011  /  Missouri, WatchBlog  /  5 Comments

Did Sen. Claire McCaskill pay the nearly $320,000 worth of back taxes, interest, penalties and fees for a plane she failed to pay personal property taxes on for four years? Yes, but unnamed partners may have helped.

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McCaskill leases plane from firm owned by McCaskill

By   /  March 31, 2011  /  Missouri, News  /  1 Comment

Every answer seems to lead to more questions regarding the nearly $320,000 worth of back taxes, interest, penalties and fees for a plane Sen. Claire McCaskill failed to pay personal property taxes on for four years.

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McCaskill calls back taxes ‘big, serious, sloppy mistake’

By   /  March 30, 2011  /  Audio, Missouri, News  /  1 Comment

Declaring she found the problem and took responsibility for not paying personal property taxes on her airplane, Sen. Claire McCaskill said it will be up to the voters in Missouri to decide whether to hire her again in 2012.

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