The Corner

McCaskill Owed $287K in Back Property Taxes

Sen. Claire McCaskill (D., Mo.) revealed today that she never paid $287,000 in property taxes accumulated since 2007 for a private plane that she owns.

She announced that she intended to pay immediately, and said that she “take[s] full responsibility for the mistake,” according to Politico.

McCaskill came under fire earlier this month, after Politico found that she had billed taxpayers nearly $80,000 for transportation costs associated with using the plane she co-owns with her husband and others.  McCaskill denied wrongdoing, but paid the money back in full to the treasury.

In a conference call with reporters today, she said that she had persuaded her husband to sell the “d— plane.”

Correction: McCaskill owes the money to St. Louis county, not the IRS as I originally wrote.

UPDATE: The NRSC has a video out on “ClaireAir”:

Katrina Trinko — Katrina Trinko is a political reporter for National Review. Trinko is also a member of USA TODAY’S Board of Contributors, and her work has been published in various media outlets ...

Most Popular

White House

Democrats in Peril

I will just make a prediction and try to keep out of the swamp of Trump-obsession as the weeks unfold. The anti-Trump movement is now in inexorable decline; it is a little like the Nixon defense forces after the Saturday Night drama in October 1973, with the departure of the attorney general, his deputy, and ... Read More
World

Canada Is Attacked Again

Media coverage of yesterday’s monstrous van attack in Toronto, which as of this writing is responsible for ten deaths and more than a dozen other casualties, was punctuated by political press conferences of the sort that are now an inescapable part of the dark theater of public tragedies. At his first ... Read More
World

Trump and the North Korean Tipping Point

The world has been stunned by North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un’s announcement last week that he was suspending his country’s nuclear tests in preparation for the impending meeting with President Trump. Even critics have had to concede that Trump’s bellicose rhetoric since last summer regarding the North ... Read More
Economy & Business

Trade Misunderstandings

I was distracted by other policy topics last week but not enough not to notice Peter Navarro’s article in the Wall Street Journal, headlined “China’s Faux Comparative Advantage.” Considering Navarro’s position in the White House, it is unfortunate that it demonstrates some serious misunderstandings ... Read More