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  • Ok to donate to water.org?

    12/08/2016 6:30:42 PM PST · by BamaGirl · 29 replies
    myself | December 8, 2016 | me
    Hi! A friend asked me to donate to a charity called water.org. Do you think it is a legitimate charity? I'd love to get your advice. Thanks in advance!
  • Dolly Parton donating $1,000/month to every Tennessee family devastated by fires

    12/01/2016 1:46:00 PM PST · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 79 replies
    http://globalnews.ca ^ | December 1, 2016 | By Brent Furdyk
    Dolly Parton has announced plans to donate $1,000 per month to every family who lost their home in the wildfires sweeping through the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee. The country music icon is helping the homeless families in need with the monthly donation for six months, until they get back on their feet. Parton will make the donations through her Dollywood Foundation, reports the Knoxville News Sentinel, noting that the foundation plans to make more information available on Friday. According to the newspaper, more than 150 homes and businesses in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, have been destroyed.
  • America's Worst Charities

    11/30/2016 6:46:53 AM PST · by Leaning Right · 31 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | 12/09/2014 | William Higgins, Dave Stanton and Mike Davis
    The worst charities, ranked by money blown on soliciting costs
  • Clinton Foundation Taxes Reveal Just How Little They Give To Charity, But It Gets WORSE:

    11/27/2016 11:27:30 AM PST · by Cheerio · 35 replies
    Angry Patriot Movement ^ | today | Angry Patriot Movement
    Hillary did her best to rake Trump over the coals over his charities, but she is the one Americans should have been asking questions about all along. Not only is the amount of money actually sent out minuscule, the Clinton Foundation has been lying about the care it supposedly provides to the poor in the form of prescription medicine, via ProudCons.com. While Hillary and company claim to provide much needed drugs to third-world countries, that duty is actually handled by a separate charity, the Clinton Health Access Initiative. But, as always, Hillary likes to twist the facts just to draw...
  • October Article: The Corrupt Clinton Foundation You've Never Heard Of

    11/21/2016 5:28:31 PM PST · by Freedom of Speech Wins · 13 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10-02-2016 | Richard Pollock
    Three months after leaving the White House in 2001, former President Bill Clinton arrived in India to cheering throngs to help those who had just lost a million homes in the aftermath of a massive earthquake that killed 20,000 and injured 166,000. In classic Clinton style, he solemnly promised that his new nonprofit — called the American India Foundation (AIF) — would rebuild 100 villages. Rajat Gupta, his millionaire co-chairman, pledged $1 billion for the victims. It never happened. Years later, AIF’s annual reports were reviewed by the Daily Caller News Foundation and show only seven villages were partially rebuilt...
  • Leaked Memos By Judicial Watch Suggest Clintons Made Big Bucks Off Of Haiti Earthquake Disaster

    11/17/2016 6:39:01 PM PST · by drewh · 13 replies
    Radar Online ^ | Nov 17, 2016 @ 19:16PM | By Sharon Churcher Posted
    Bill Clinton’s advisers hatched a cold-blooded plan to line his pockets from the devastating 2010 Haiti earthquake! That’s the implication of a three-page memo obtained by a Washington anti-corruption group, Judicial Watch. Headlined “Private Sector Opportunities for WJC” – referring to Bill’s initials – the document analyzes three companies expected to benefit from the disaster, in which 316,000 died and 1.3 million lost their homes. “WJC [aka Bill] should reach out to Cemex and bring them into his private sector fold,” the memo urges. “Cemex, a Mexican-owned multinational cement company, has three cement import terminals (in Haiti).” PHOTOS: Bill’s Shame–...
  • Anti-Trump protests funded by left-wing "charity"

    11/12/2016 1:28:12 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 17 replies
    A left-wing charity organization with unknown sources of money is funding the protests around the country -- some of which have turned into violent riots -- that have threatened a divided nation's ability to unify after a contentious presidential election.
  • Reddit: Outline of the RICO Case Based on the Clinton Foundation

    11/04/2016 4:27:47 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 12 replies
    The Clinton Foundation has been used as a for-profit operating under charity for years. It started off with a company called CESC (Clinton Executive Services Corp). CESC is also the company who paid for the email servers. Here is an email discussing the potential for exposure when the proposition to move CESC into the CF building is discussed. Why would they care about exposure? Because it would bring investigation. https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/45082 a. Do we want to move these personnel from Harlem? Keep in mind that we risk exposure because it will mean GSA is paying for an empty 8600 squarefeet until...
  • Christian Charity Forfeits Federal Food in Favor of Faith

    11/02/2016 6:21:07 AM PDT · by detective · 31 replies
    The New American ^ | 01 November 2016 | Michael Tennant
    We don’t force our faith on anybody else,” Chuck Wingate, executive director of Bethesda Mission, told PennLive.com. “But we find the whole idea that the government’s going to come in a[nd] tell us what we can and cannot do in our own facility to be out of bounds, especially in matters of faith.” Wingate, who says his Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, ministry serves 100,000 people a month, was referring to a new U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) regulation forbidding recipients of USDA food from requiring “a beneficiary to attend or participate in any explicitly religious activities that are offered by the organization.”...
  • Now Five FBI Field Offices Are Probing Clinton Charity, Adding Fuel To The Fire

    10/31/2016 7:12:56 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 60 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | October 30, 2016 | Richard Pollack
    FBI field offices in New York, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C. and Little Rock, Ark., are investigating the Clinton Foundation concerning allegations of pay-to-play financial and political corruption, according to a report at The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) Sunday. Mirroring information provided by a former senior law enforcement official that “multiple FBI investigations are underway involving potential corruption charges against the Clinton Foundation,” WSJ revelation confirms what The Daily Caller News Foundation Investigative Group reported in August. FBI field offices in three cities, specifically, New York, Little Rock and Washington, D.C., were coordinating with the U. S. Attorneys working in those...
  • Inside ‘Bill Clinton Inc.’: (truncated)

    10/27/2016 4:23:43 AM PDT · by sharkhawk · 24 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Rosalind S. Helderman and Tom Hamburger
    Inside ‘Bill Clinton Inc.’: Hacked memo reveals intersection of charity and personal income When top Bill Clinton aide Douglas Band wrote the memo, he was a central player at the Clinton Foundation and president of his own corporate consulting firm. Over the course of 13 pages, he made a case that his multiple roles had served the interests of the Clinton family and its charity. In doing so, Band also detailed a circle of enrichment in which he raised money for the Clinton Foundation from top-tier corporations such as Dow Chemical and Coca-Cola that were clients of his firm, Teneo,...
  • The Clinton Foundation Exposed | Charles Ortel and Stefan Molyneux [53:20]

    10/21/2016 6:06:55 AM PDT · by wtd · 5 replies
    YouTube ^ | August 8, 2016 | Stefan Molyneux, Charles Ortel
    Incredible exposé reveals the graft involved within the Clinton Foundation(s) : The Clinton Foundation Exposed | Charles Ortel and Stefan Molyneux [53:20] State, federal, and foreign laws bar public charities from being run for private gain in interstate commerce. Charles Ortel joins Stefan Molyneux to discuss the arguments and evidence which show the fraud and illegality of the Clinton Foundation operations. Charles Ortel is an investor and writer who graduated from Horace Mann School, Yale College and Harvard Business School. Mr. Ortel has been one of the leading voices in exposing the corruptions of the Clinton Foundation. For more from...
  • The Compassion Gap: Conservatives give more to charities than liberals do—by a long shot.

    01/19/2007 12:00:14 PM PST · by freedomdefender · 11 replies · 804+ views
    City Journal ^ | January 19, 2007 | Howard Husock
    REVIEW OF: Who Really Cares: America’s Charity Divide—Who Gives, Who Doesn’t, and Why It Matters by Arthur C. Brooks (Basic Books, 250 pp., $26.00) It’s tempting to say that Arthur Brooks, in his definitive new book on American charitable giving, has shown that there is nothing oxymoronic about the term “compassionate conservative.” That, at least, is the conclusion that critics have drawn from Brooks’s demonstration that conservatives, despite the myth that they lack compassion, give significantly more to charity than liberals do. But in fact Brooks has shown something even more significant: that “compassionate conservative” is not only overly defensive,...
  • BBB issues warning about organization behind Kony 2012 video

    03/14/2012 7:34:40 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 37 replies
    WPXI ^ | March 13, 2012 | Robin Taylor
    PITTSBURGH -- Kony 2012 has become the most viral video in history, topping 100 million views in six days, but the video about Ugandan rebel leader Joseph Kony has also led to a backlash against the organization behind the 30-minute documentary. There's no doubt Kony is a bad man, killing tens of thousands of people, and using a child army to displace more than a million others. Critics are now focusing on the nonprofit organization Invisible Children, which produced the documentary. The charity is also being scrutinized for what they do with the money they raise. NBC is reporting that...
  • Ignoring the Poor Is a Damnable Sin – A Homily for the 26th Sunday

    09/25/2016 7:26:05 AM PDT · by Salvation · 68 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 09-24-16 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Ignoring the Poor Is a Damnable Sin – A Homily for the 26th Sunday Msgr. Charles Pope • September 24, 2016 • The Rich Man and the Poor Lazarus by Hendrick ter BrugghenIn the Gospel for today about the rich man and Lazarus the Lord gives us some important teachings on judgment and Hell. We live in times in which many consider the teachings on Hell to be untenable. They struggle to understand how a God described as loving, merciful, and forgiving can assign certain souls to Hell forever. Despite the fact that the Doctrine of Hell is taught...
  • NY Attorney General sends cease and desist order to Trump Foundation

    10/03/2016 10:06:19 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 66 replies
    CNBC.com staff | @CNBC ^ | 1202 CST 03 OCT 16 | CNBC.com staff | @CNBC
  • ‘Clinton Cash’ Author Peter Schweizer Confirms: Clinton Foundation Gives Only Six Percent to Charity

    09/22/2016 12:01:04 PM PDT · by detective · 24 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 22 Sep 2016 | John Hayward
    Peter Schweizer, president of the Government Accountability Institute and author of Clinton Cash: The Untold Story of How and Why Foreign Governments and Businesses Helped Make Bill and Hillary Rich, joined SiriusXM host Alex Marlow on Thursday’s Breitbart News Daily to talk about the latest Clinton scandal updates. Marlow pointed to the story about hundreds of Clinton Foundation donors rewarded with seats on advisory boards by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and The Wall Street Journal’s suspicions of a pay-for-play arrangement between Bill Clinton and the perfume industry. “It continues to confirm what people know, which is, whatever the Clintons...
  • Explosive charges on the Clintons exploiting Haiti aid funds

    09/22/2016 7:30:50 AM PDT · by george76 · 86 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 22, 2016 | Thomas Lifson
    Clintons and Haitian relief, where billions of dollars have been raised with little benefit to the Haitians but considerable benefit to the Clintons. For the Clintons, the boon from Haiti’s earthquake of January 12, 2010 came while HRC was Secretary of State, and Bill Clinton was the United Nations Special Envoy to Haiti. As soon as massive numbers of Americans began to donate small sums of money for earthquake relief, Bill and Hillary Clinton transformed themselves into the face of Haiti. ... By March 8, 2010, Bill Clinton had applied sufficient pressure on President René Préval, to force Haiti’s Lower...
  • CLINTON FOUNDATION SENT BAD DRUGS TO THIRD WORLD

    09/22/2016 3:08:43 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 17 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | September 22, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    Every time you think that the Clintons can't get any lower, they get lower and then lower still. And then they find a sewer below it to swim in. Do you think the Clintons have gotten as low as it's possible for human beings to get? Grifters gotta grift. And monsters have to do things like this. The CHAI program to help AIDS victims is considered one of the Clinton Foundation’s most important contributions and is probably its best known initiative. The congressional report focused on Clinton’s decade-long relationship with a controversial Indian drug manufacturer called Ranbaxy, which CHAI used...
  • Why the Clinton Foundation is One, Gigantic Scam (more on the 5.7% charity money)

    09/17/2016 10:47:12 AM PDT · by rktman · 37 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 9/17/2016 | rick moran
    According to tax returns filed by the Clinton Foundation, only 5.7% of the funds raised actually went to charitable organizations. The rest went to salaries and benefits for employees and "other expenses." A well run charity spends only about 25% on administrative costs. Daily Caller: The Clinton Foundation spent a hair under $91.3 million in 2014, the organization’s IRS filings show. But less than $5.2 million of that went to charitable grants. That number pales in comparison to the $34.8 million the foundation spent on salaries, compensation and employee benefits. Another $50.4 million was marked as “other expenses,” while the...
  • Just 5.7 Percent Of Clinton Foundation Budget Actually Went To Charitable Grants

    09/16/2016 7:27:44 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 63 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 09/16/2016 | Peter Hasson
    Just 5.7 percent of the Clinton Foundation’s massive 2014 budget actually went to charitable grants, according to the tax-exempt organization’s IRS filings. The rest went to salaries and employee benefits, fundraising and “other expenses.” The Clinton Foundation spent a hair under $91.3 million in 2014, the organization’s IRS filings show. But less than $5.2 million of that went to charitable grants. That number pales in comparison to the $34.8 million the foundation spent on salaries, compensation and employee benefits. Another $50.4 million was marked as “other expenses,” while the remaining almost $851K was marked as “professional fundraising expenses.” Despite taking...
  • Democratic Rep. Accused Of Charity Fraud Seeks Donations For Legal Defense

    09/16/2016 9:31:43 PM PDT · by Libloather · 12 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 9/16/16 | Blake Neff
    Democratic Rep. Corrine Brown, who is currently facing felony charges for fraud, is trying to solicit donations online to fund her legal defense. Brown, who currently represents Florida’s 5th congressional district, was indicted in July on more than 20 counts of fraud. According to federal prosecutors, Brown and a collaborator presented the non-profit One Door for Education as a scholarship fund, but instead used its finances as a personal slush fund. Brown supposedly used the money to pay off back taxes and fund public events honoring herself. Despite raising $800,000, One Door awarded only a single $1,000 scholarship.
  • Clinton learned charitable giving from George Soros

    09/10/2016 6:29:00 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/10/16 | A. Dru Kristenev
    Placing someone in the Oval Office who has proven that she will always serve personal gain above the national security with which she has been entrusted, is, in the colloquial, inviting the fox into the henhouse Clinton Foundation corruption runs deep in access peddling, its management absorbing lessons by sitting at the feet of a master manipulator. For decades, George Soros set the standard for entrenching philanthropic agencies in governmental policy development overseas. After years of perfecting methods of infiltration into foreign politics, he turned his full attention onto his adopted country, one to which he emigrated with an eye...
  • Business That Paid Bill Clinton $17M+ Linked to Nonprofit Funded by Hillary’s State Department

    09/07/2016 8:07:58 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 22 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 7 Sep 2016
    Laureate International Universities, the world’s largest for-profit college conglomerate with several ties to the Clinton Foundation, named Bill Clinton its “honorary chancellor” and paid him nearly $18 million while its affiliated nonprofit received millions in grants from Hillary Clinton’s State Department. After Bill Clinton was placed on Laureate’s payroll in 2010 — the former president was paid $17.6 million over five years, according to the Washington Post — then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton “made Laureate part of her State Department Global Partnership,” The State Department subsequently funneled tens of millions of dollars to the International Youth Foundation (IYF), a nonprofit...
  • "Clinton Foundation Is Charity Fraud Of Epic Proportions", Analyst Charges In Stunning Takedown

    09/07/2016 5:29:55 PM PDT · by blam · 51 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 9-7-2016 | Tyler Durden
    Tyler DurdenSeptember 7, 2016 In early May, we introduced readers to Charles Ortel, a Wall Street analyst who uncovered financial discrepancies at General Electric before its stock crashed in 2008, and whom the Sunday Times of London described as "one of the finest analysts of financial statements on the planet" in a 2009 story detailing the troubles at AIG. Having moved on beyond simple corporate fraud, Ortel spent the past year and a half digging into something more relevant to the current US situation:"charities", and specifically the Clinton Foundation’s public records, federal and state-level tax filings, and donor disclosures. Four...
  • White House Says Obama Will Donate to Kayla Mueller Charity

    08/26/2016 7:02:18 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 27 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 8/26/16 | AP
    The White House says President Barack Obama plans to donate to the foundation honoring Kayla Mueller, an American killed by Islamic State militants last year. A foundation in Mueller's name seeks to honor her commitment to humanitarianism and serving the needy. But Mueller's father told ABC News in an interview airing Friday that Obama promised during a private meeting in March 2015 to make a contribution, then never did.
  • Better Business Bureau - Give.Org: Clinton Foundation - Standards Not Met (Measuring Effectiveness)

    08/26/2016 10:56:15 AM PDT · by xzins · 19 replies
    BBB, Give.Org ^ | May 2016 | Give.org
    Clinton Foundation - Programs: The Clinton Foundation works with businesses, governments, nongovernmental organizations, and individuals to improve global health and wellness, increase opportunity for girls and women, reduce childhood obesity, create economic opportunity and growth, and help communities address the effects of climate change by implementing programs, facilitating opportunities and forming creative partnerships. The Clinton Climate Initiative (CCI) collaborates with governments and partners to increase the resiliency of communities facing climate change by creating and implementing replicable and sustainable models that foster cross-sector collaborations. The Clinton Development Initiative (CDI) develops and operates agribusiness projects that empower smallholder farmers to increase...
  • Red Cross in Louisiana Refuses Donations

    08/22/2016 11:18:21 AM PDT · by Terry L Smith · 116 replies
    They are turning donations away. Flood victims are being refused folks wishing to cook fresh meals for them by The Red Cross.
  • Haitians Protest Outside Hillary Clinton's Office Over 'Billions Stolen' by Clinton Foundation

    08/21/2016 11:20:12 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 36 replies
    youtube.com ^ | Mar 20, 2015 | Washington Free Beacon
    Haitians Protest Outside Hillary Clinton's Office Over 'Billions Stolen' by Clinton Foundation Published on Mar 20, 2015 Haitians Protest Outside Hillary Clinton's Office Over 'Billions Stolen' by Clinton Foundation (March 20, 2015)
  • 'World Vision' Losing Sight of the Bible

    08/18/2016 12:50:48 PM PDT · by fwdude · 9 replies
    Scott Lively Ministries ^ | August 17, 2016 | Scott Lively
    Recently the Christian mega-charity World Vision was exposed and publicly shamed by the Nation of Israel for allowing diversion of donor money to the Hamas terror organization. The Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs posted the following report on its website: http://mfa.gov.il/MFA/ForeignPolicy/Issues/Pages/Behind-the-Headlines-Hamas-exploitation-of-World-Vision-in-Gaza-to-support-terrorism-4-August-2016.aspx Following is a summary of the report taken from an article by Caroline Kendal: “60% of World Vision’s annual budget for the Gaza Strip was diverted to Hamas. 40% of funds for civilian projects were given in cash to Hamas combat units. Funds for the needy in Gaza were diverted to Hamas for the construction of terror tunnels and...
  • Donating my truck

    08/17/2016 12:25:41 PM PDT · by Two Kids' Dad · 58 replies
    Two Kids' Dad | 08/17/2016 | Self
    Good day all. I want to donate my truck and would like advice on which non-profit agency FReepers would recommend.
  • Why This Food Bank is Turning Away Junk Food

    08/16/2016 12:20:39 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    Civil Eats ^ | August 15, 2016 | Whitney Pipkin
    The largest hunger-fighting organization in the nation’s capital has put food-donating retailers on notice: no more candy, sugary sodas, or sheet cakes. As key as donations are to the nonprofit’s bottom line, the Capital Area Food Bank recently told retailers that, beginning this fall, it won’t accept free food that comes at a cost to recipients—many of whom struggle with obesity and diabetes as much as hunger. At a time when 97 percent of households reporting food insecurity “cannot afford a balanced meal,” the organization’s effort is part of a larger national shift that acknowledges solving hunger isn’t always as...
  • Moments After Hillary Releases 2015 Tax Returns, Trump.....

    08/13/2016 7:35:09 PM PDT · by qaz123 · 44 replies
    YoungCons ^ | 12Aug16 | John S Roberts
    Hillary Clinton released 2015 tax returns today, showing she and Bill earned $10.6 million. $1,042,000 was donated to charity. However, $1 million went directly to the Clinton Foundation. Republican nominee Donald Trump issued a statement on Clinton’s taxes, saying she released “the only records no one wants to see.”
  • 96 Percent Of Hillary’s Charitable Donations In 2015 Went To Clinton Foundation

    08/12/2016 12:17:33 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 105 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 8/12/2016
    Hillary Clinton and her husband Bill deducted $1,042,000 in charitable contributions last year — $1 million of which went to their own family non-profit, the Clinton Foundation. Clinton released her tax forms on Friday in a move that is seen as a way to pressure Donald Trump to release his taxes. The GOP nominee has refused to release the records, saying that he is under a routine audit.
  • WHAT DID GIFTS TO WORLD VISION BUY? THE IDF HAS A PICTURE

    08/09/2016 3:23:23 PM PDT · by Lera · 23 replies
    Jerusalem Journal ^ | August 9, 2016
    Eighty thousand dollars of aid donated to World Vision by the United Kingdom, which was intended to help the civilians of Gaza, build badly-needed infrastructure, and provide food and medical care to those in need, was instead invested in building a Hamas military base and pocketed by the terrorists who constructed it. "In this compound we have identified surveillance and observation capabilities facing north, towards Israel." IDF Spokesperson Lt. Col. Peter Lerner said. "I can also tell you that in June 2015 we targeted components within the compound following a rocket attack against Israel." The active Hamas military base, codenamed...
  • Largest Christian charity infiltrated by Hamas

    08/05/2016 7:16:59 AM PDT · by detective · 27 replies
    WND ^ | 08/04/2016 | Leo Hohmann
    Mohammed El Halabi, an employee of World Vision, the world’s largest evangelical Christian charity, has been charged in Israel with funneling tens of millions of dollars to the military wing of Hamas, a designated international terrorist organization affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood. The arrest was made June 16, according to the Israeli daily Haaretz, but a gag order on the case files was lifted Wednesday and Halabi was indicted Thursday. The indictment reveals details of how Hamas infiltrated Federal Way, Washington-based World Vision, a global Christian outreach active in nearly 100 countries. Halabi, director of World Vision’s Gaza branch, was...
  • Trump's charity claims could violate fraud laws

    06/20/2016 10:27:26 AM PDT · by mikelets456 · 14 replies
    Politico ^ | 6/20/2016 | Politico
    I need to find out if this is BS---arguing with a guy at work: If Donald Trump’s claims that certain of his commercial ventures benefit charity are untrue, he could be held liable under Section 349 of New York’s General Business Law, which forbids deceptive business acts and practices, as well as under charitable solicitation laws, according to legal experts. In promoting products as varied as Trump University, Trump Vodka, a Trump board game, and his new book “Crippled America,” the businessman has declared that the proceeds would go to charity. None of Trump’s proceeds from Trump University have gone...
  • Trump Challenges Hillary: Stop Your Support for Refugee Program, Give the Money to Inner City Kids

    06/11/2016 4:55:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 10, 2016 | Julia Hahn
    Donald Trump is calling on Hillary Clinton “to replace her support for increased refugee admissions… with a new job program for our inner cities.” Clinton “wants a 500% increase in Syrian refugees to come into our country,” Trump said at Friday’s Faith and Freedom Summit. Clinton’s plan to resettle 65,000 Syrian migrants would cost U.S. taxpayers over $42 billion over the course of the migrants’ lifetimes, based on projections from Heritage Foundation scholar Robert Rector. Trump said that rather than using taxpayer funds to import foreign migrants from terror-prone regions, Clinton should instead use the funds to help struggling Americans...
  • MICHAEL COHEN - TRUMP ATTORNEY - INTERVIEW WITH ERIN BURNETT (Clinton Charity Scandal)

    06/02/2016 2:25:05 PM PDT · by GilGil · 9 replies
    CNN ^ | 6/1/2016 | Erin Burnett
    MICHAEL D. COHEN - ATTORNEY FOR DONALD TRUMP - INTERVIEW WITH ERIN BURNETT (6/1/2016)
  • 'PRESS SHOULD BE ASHAMED' Trump defends fundraising for vets, takes aim at 'sleazy' media

    05/31/2016 10:40:33 AM PDT · by Rennes Templar · 68 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 31, 2016
    Donald Trump fired back Tuesday at reports questioning his fundraising haul from a high-profile veterans event in January, releasing an extensive list of charities he said received the donations -- and slamming the media for questioning him. During a press conference at Trump Tower, the presumptive Republican nominee said he's raised $5.6 million and more is coming in. He rattled off the list of charities and the amounts they received, while taking scathing and sometimes-personal shots at the media for pressuring him to disclose the information. “I have never received such bad publicity for doing such a good job,” Trump...
  • 12 UMass students face possible arrests in connection to an alleged bad LSD trip

    05/14/2016 2:26:07 PM PDT · by pabianice · 18 replies
    UMass Daily Collegian ^ | 5/13/16 | Foster
    Twelve University of Massachusetts students could be arrested on drug and alcohol charges in connection to an 18-year-old woman’s alleged LSD use in a Bethlehem, New Hampshire cabin, according to the Caledonian Record. The Record reports that on Tuesday, Bethlehem Police responded to reports of an 18-year-old woman who was “thrashing and out of control” after allegedly taking LSD at the UMass Outing Club cabin, located in Bethlehem. Officer Andrew Hennessey said that different forms of marijuana were found in the cabin, and that students in the cabin admitted to taking LSD, although none was found. The students could face...
  • Clinton charity gave $2M to company owned by Bill’s ‘friend’

    05/13/2016 6:43:12 AM PDT · by safetysign · 38 replies
    New York Post ^ | 05/13/2016 | Joe Tacopino
    Bill Clinton’s foundation doled out $2 million to a power company partly owned by a wealthy blond divorcée about whom questions have been raised as to whether she is the frequent visitor to his home nicknamed “Energizer.” Picture at link.
  • Wall Street Analyst Who Warned on GE Ahead of Crash Calls Clinton Foundation “Charity Fraud”

    05/07/2016 8:56:04 AM PDT · by chopperman · 27 replies
    The Clinton Foundation’s finances are so messy that the nation’s most influential charity watchdog put it on its “watch list” of problematic nonprofits last month. The Clinton family’s mega-charity took in more than $140 million in grants and pledges in 2013 but spent just $9 million on direct aid. The group spent the bulk of its windfall on administration, travel, and salaries and bonuses, with the fattest payouts going to family friends. “It seems like the Clinton Foundation operates as a slush fund for the Clintons,” said Bill Allison, a senior fellow at the Sunlight Foundation, a government watchdog group...
  • Only half of the $6 million Trump raised for vets has been delivered to charities

    04/23/2016 6:35:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 133 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/23/2016 | John Sexton
    One of Trump’s most enduring and arguably most endearing campaign lines has been his promise to treat American vets better. When Trump dropped out of a Fox News debate in January he held a separate event at which he raised money for veterans. But three months later, Trump’s campaign adviser for veterans, Al Baldasaro, doesn’t seem too concerned about it. He told the Daily Beast, “I’m not concerned about it, because I know [Trump is] an honorable, honest guy… you guys just want to say, ‘gotcha.’”To be fair, Baldasaro is not a Trump staffer. The real problem is that...
  • Obama's income fell to $436,000, lowest of his presidency

    04/15/2016 10:38:49 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 33 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 15, 2016 5:59 PM EDT | Josh Lederman
    President Barack Obama’s income fell to just over $436,000 in 2015, the lowest of his presidency, and he and first lady Michelle Obama paid nearly $81,500 in taxes, according to tax returns the White House released on Friday. The president’s more modest adjusted gross income reflected book sales that have continued to fall off in the years since he last published in 2006. The first family paid an effective tax rate of 18.7 percent. The Obamas also reported donating $64,000 to charity, or about 15 percent of their income. Their largest charitable donation, $9,000, went to the Fisher House Foundation,...
  • Sanders gave 4 percent of income to charity in 2014

    04/15/2016 7:06:38 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 50 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr. 15, 2016 9:51 PM EDT | Chad Day
    Bernie Sanders released his full 2014 federal tax return Friday, revealing that he mostly lives off a six-figure government salary and donated about 4 percent of his family’s income to charitable causes. Sanders and his wife, Jane, donated $8,350 to charity while reporting an adjusted gross income of about $205,000 that year, according to the couple's joint tax return. The share of his family’s income that went to charity was about one-third the percentage of income that his primary opponent, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, gave to charitable groups. The Sanders campaign...
  • Trump claims $102 million charitable donations over last 5 years, but gave no personal cash

    04/11/2016 8:20:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 114 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/11/2016 | Thomas Lifson
    In a lengthy analysis of data provided by the Trump campaign, Washington Post writers David A. Fahrenthold and  Rosalind S. Heiderman find that claimed charitable contributions by Donald Trump included no actual cash from his personal funds. Since the first day of his presidential campaign, Donald Trump has said that he gave more than $102 million to charity in the past five years. To back up that claim, Trump’s campaign compiled a list of his contributions — 4,844 of them, filling 93 pages. But, in that massive list, one thing was missing. Not a single one of those donations...
  • Petition to stop Trump: only the State can be generous! (People's Cube humor)

    04/07/2016 5:55:41 AM PDT · by xzins · 9 replies
    The People's Cube ^ | 6 Apr 16 | Hammer and Loupe
    We urge all out progressive readers to sign our petition calling on Donald Trump to stop his reactionary support of private charities, stop being generous, and let the state take care of people! The state always is there to help the oppressed and the downtrodden. Donald Trump's theatrics include handing a scholarship for the former Miss Wisconsin's son, flying an ill boy, giving a simple bus driver money, and giving donations to veteran groups. Instead, Mr. Trump should consider expanding government services, where thousands of caring bureaucrats can help the toiling masses as a class, according to their needs. It...
  • Here's what Trump gets wrong

    03/15/2016 3:17:52 AM PDT · by CutePuppy · 53 replies
    CNBC ^ | 2016 March 14 | Ron Insana
    In many ways, Donald Trump's political talking points are Orwellian at best. His constant insistence that the U.S. is not "winning" is being repeated with such pneumatic regularity that voters believe it. Or if they don't yet, they may soon. Whether we are getting killed on trade or being flooded with illegal immigrants, Donald Trump has been making arguments that were, in part, true thirty years ago, but most certainly not today. The "INGSOC" slogans in Orwell's epic dystopian novel, "1984": "War is Peace" "Freedom is Slavery" "Ignorance is Strength" Would fit nicely among Trump's litany of incongruous phrases: "The...
  • Fatal Detraction: The Sin No One Talks About

    03/10/2016 2:38:30 PM PST · by NYer · 12 replies
    Aletelia ^ | March 9, 2016 | DEACON GREG KANDRA
    Every now and then I’m reminded of just how clever Satan can be, especially during Lent.Consider, for example, a pernicious little sin that seems to have taken root and grown in the age of social media: detraction. I’ve been seeing it more and more. Nobody really talks about it or the harm it inflicts — though the pope has stressed, often, the inherent evil of its close cousin,  gossip. (The pontiff has even compared gossip to terrorism.)So what’s the big deal? Let me count the ways.First, the catechism teaches that detraction is a sin against the eighth commandment: 2477 Respect for the reputation of persons forbids every attitude and...