Category: Giving & Politics

Clinton’s baggage continues to weigh them down

The Clinton Foundation continues to weigh down the Clinton campaign and will present significant hurdles to the presidency Hillary is pursuing. “The Clintons have been targeted by trumped-up scandals from Whitewater to Benghazi.… MORE >>

Clinton Foundation funded family friends

The mixture of the nonprofit Clinton Foundation with for-profit global energy initiatives continues to expose favoritism and allegedly illegal activities that need deeper legal examination. “The Clinton Global Initiative, which arranges donations to help solve the world’s problems, set up a financial commitment that benefited a for-profit company part-owned by people with ties to the Clintons, including a current and a former Democratic official and a close friend of former President Bill Clinton.… MORE >>

Trump’s tax returns still held up by IRS audit

The presumptive Republican nominee, Donald Trump, has not yet released his tax returns; he says they will be released once the IRS audit is complete, and there is a lot to be learned by his returns.… MORE >>

Clinton Foundation financial irregularities may be illegal

The financial advisor that tackled underlying problems in the books of GE has applied his talent to the Clinton Foundation’s books, which has some strange, possibly illegal, fiscal patterns.… MORE >>

More evidence shows Mayor de Blasio’s favors for his nonprofit Campaign for One New York

There is an ongoing federal investigation into Mayor de Blasio’s nonprofit Campaign One for New York; continual evidence shows the conflict of interest. “So more than two years later, NY1 examined all of the donations to the Campaign for One New York, which is now the subject of a federal investigation.… MORE >>

Obamas give 15% of their income to charity

The tax returns of the first couple shows a significant record of charitable giving: with earnings around $436K they gave around 15% of their income. “President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle donated less to charities in 2015 as their income also dipped, tax returns released by the White House showed on Friday.… MORE >>

Sanders, the unbeliever in charities, still gives 4% of income to them

Bernie Sanders claims to be a scrooge of charities, saying he does not believe in them, but he, nonetheless, contributed 4% of his income to charities in 2014.… MORE >>

Trump’s favor-filled philanthropy

The Republican front-runner’s charitable giving receives further scrutiny; John Cassidy summarizes the research into Trump’s flawed, favor-filled charitable past. “Donald Trump was in Albany on Monday night, speaking to another big crowd and complaining about how Ted Cruz was robbing him of delegates in places like Colorado and Louisiana.… MORE >>

Trump’s enigmatic charitable history

Donald Trump continues to strive for the highest office in the land, but his charitable claims continue to remain, on the whole, hidden from the public, and what is revealed lacks substance.… MORE >>

Mayor de Blasio: do what I say, not what I do

Mayor de Blasio says it was okay for him to set up a shadow government to “get the message out”, but that greater restrictions should be in place so no one can imitate him.… MORE >>

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