Links for July 16th

Tabulaw: What Congress Does When it Runs Out of NumbersCongress recently passed a bill that created section 139D of the tax code. But there was already a 139D. No problem—they just kept the existing one. So there are two section 139Ds. Given my work on codes, this makes my head feel all explodey inside. New […]

Links for July 12th

GitHub: nysenatecio/OpenLegislationThe New York Senate's online legislative repository is available on Github. Very impressive. Reuters: It pays to be Murdoch. Just ask US gov’t.Over the past four years, not only has News Corp. not paid income taxes, they've actually gamed the system to collect $4.8B in tax refunds. Murdoch has 152 subsidiaries spread among tax […]

Norm Leahy is looking into the Faith and Family Alliance.

Norm Leahy is doing some good work on the Faith and Family Alliance story. He’s got an overview, comments from Sen. Steve Martin, and a response from Larry Sabato. Naturally, all parties involved are pleading ignorance here, but Norm is getting answers and asking the right questions. The RPV needs two dozen Norms and two […]

The new RPV chair smeared Eric Cantor in the 2000 primary.

Well, this is going to be awkward. Follow me. In 2000, Bob McDonnell set up the Faith and Family Alliance, a non-profit that was run by McDonnell’s one-time campaign manager, Robin Vanderwall. (Vanderwall is currently serving a seven-year sentence for attempted child molestation.) The Faith and Family Alliance was used to launder money for political […]