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  • Clintons Received Money from 'Front for the Government of Iran'

    03/26/2015 9:48:59 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 22 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 3-26-15 | Daniel Halper
    As President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry close in on a nuclear deal with Iran, it's worth remembering that the Bill, Hillary, and Chelsea Clinton Foundation received money from "a front for the government of Iran" called the Alavi Foundation. The front gave the Clintons $30,000 between April 2005 and March 2006, according to tax forms. This occurred years after law enforcement officials tied the group to Iranian radicals. “The center is funded by the New York-based Alavi Foundation, which law enforcement officials say is closely tied to the mullahs who dominate Iran,” the Washington Post reported...
  • Secret Service chief takes responsibility for state dinner security breach

    12/03/2009 4:01:29 PM PST · by JoeProBono · 28 replies · 1,472+ views
    miamiherald ^ | 12.03.09 | WILLIAM DOUGLAS
    The head of the Secret Service accepted full responsibility Thursday for last week's security breach at President Barack Obama's first state dinner, but he said that the president and Vice President Joe Biden were never in danger from a party-crashing couple who shook hands and posed for pictures with them. Secret Service Director Mark Sullivan told the House Homeland Security Committee that his agents were at fault for allowing uninvited Washington socialites Tareq and Michaele Salahi into a lavish state dinner for Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. Sullivan told the committee that three uniformed agents had been put on administrative...
  • Trump pledges to end political limits on churches

    02/02/2017 4:40:18 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 2, 2017 5:53 PM EST | Catherine Lucey
    Declaring that religious freedom is “under threat,” President Donald Trump vowed Thursday to repeal a rarely enforced IRS rule that says pastors who endorse candidates from the pulpit risk losing their tax-exempt status. “I will get rid of and totally destroy the Johnson Amendment and allow our representatives of faith to speak freely and without fear of retribution,” Trump said at the National Prayer Breakfast, a high-profile event bringing together faith leaders, politicians and dignitaries. Trump’s pledge was a nod to his evangelical Christian supporters, who helped power his White House win. So far he has not detailed his plans...
  • Christian Charities Profit from $1 Billion Fed Program to Resettle Refugees, 40 Percent Muslim

    01/31/2017 6:15:33 AM PST · by davikkm · 40 replies
    Though they are officially “non-profit” organizations, Catholic Charities, Lutheran Social Services, and several other Christian organizations are profiting from lucrative contracts with the federal government to resettle refugees in the United States. Of the 100,000 refugees resettled in the United States in 2014 under the Refugee Resettlement program, an estimated 40 percent were Muslims. In FY 2015, the State Department, through the Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration and the Office of Refugee Resettlement, spent more than $1 billion on these programs, which settled international refugees “vetted” by the United Nations High Commission on International Refugees in all 50 states...
  • 'MONEY-MAKING' REFUGEE PROGRAMS 'BROKEN,' CHARGES AUTHOR

    01/27/2017 9:47:17 PM PST · by boycott · 50 replies
    www.wnd.com ^ | 1-27-17 | PAUL BREMMER
    “I hope President Trump will get to the bottom of just how corrupt and fraudulent this program has become when he ‘drains the swamp’ that is covering up years of dirty secrets and lies about the poor, downtrodden ‘refugees,'” Hohmann said. “The program has been sold to American taxpayers on humanitarian terms, but it has become, at its core, a money-making operation for nonprofit ‘charities’ that get paid a fee of $2,050 for every Third Worlder they distribute into our cities and towns.” -- “These globalists always feed us the line that these refugees are good for our communities,” he...
  • How US Charities Fund Terror -- Some With Your Tax Dollars

    01/18/2017 2:44:46 PM PST · by detective · 3 replies
    The Clarion Projest ^ | January 17, 2017 | Sam Westrop
    What You Need to Know About American-Based Terror Funding: A Summary Under the Obama administration, the federal government appeared to ease up on prosecutions of American Islamist charities linked to terror.   This was a marked change from the years after 9/11, when scores of charities were shut down after prosecutors found financial and logistical links to terrorist groups across the globe. This effort culminated in 2008, when the Holy Land Foundation was found guilty of financing terrorism. Islamist charities do not just provide a means to move money; they also offer legitimacy to American Islamist organizations struggling to free themselves...
  • NFL to end 'Pink October,' teams can choose own charities in 2017

    12/13/2016 10:15:17 AM PST · by PROCON · 69 replies
    Score Media Ventures ^ | Dec. 13, 2016 | theScore
    The NFL informed teams last week in a league-wide conference call that "Pink October" - a three-week window in October in which the league dressed up its fields, sidelines, and players in pink to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer - will not continue in 2017. Instead, teams will be able to choose their own cancer cause to support next season, reports Jenny Vrentas of the MMQB.com. "It's a balancing act," says Anna Isaacson, the NFL's VP of social responsibility, when asked if this is the start of a trend "We have seen a lot of success in...
  • Ok to donate to water.org?

    12/08/2016 6:30:42 PM PST · by BamaGirl · 34 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!
  • 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
  • Help the world’s poor: Shut down the Clinton Foundation

    08/28/2016 8:47:32 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/28/16 | Herman CAIN
    Free up the money to go to charities who actually do what they say they do Whenever the Clintons find their corruption exposed, you can always count on their cronies taking to the nation’s talk shows and making, er, creative arguments in their defense. That has never been more true than this past week, when we learned that Hillary’s State Department basically operated as the shakedown wing of the Clinton Foundation. More than half of all the non-governmental parties who got meetings with Hillary during her time at State were major Clinton Foundation donors, and e-mails released by Judicial Watch...
  • Madonna's Kabbalah Disaster in Malawi (or in Beverly Hills - charity fraud)

    04/04/2011 11:32:29 AM PDT · by decimon · 8 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | April 3, 2011 | Unknown
    The star’s much-lauded effort to help girls in the African nation of Malawi just imploded. In this week’s Newsweek, Wayne Barrett asks: Is Kabbalah to blame?Late last month, it was reported that Madonna’s Raising Malawi foundation, one of the most visible celebrity-driven charity efforts in the Third World, one that pulled in major donations from around Hollywood and elsewhere, was abandoning its planned mission: to build a $15 million girls’ academy in Malawi, one of the poorest countries in the world. A report by the Global Philanthropy Group, which Madonna brought in to represent her as trouble developed in the...
  • Attorney General Pam Bondi seeks to avoid deposition in Allied Veterans case

    08/03/2013 9:25:55 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 6 replies
    Jacksonville.com ^ | August 3, 2013 | Kate Howard Perry
    Prosecutors and defense attorneys in the Allied Veterans of the World case are disputing whether Attorney General Pam Bondi must answer a subpoena and testify. Court records show the state has asked a judge to quash a subpoena for Bondi, who is scheduled for a deposition next week by attorneys for several defendants in the gambling and money laundering case. Bondi argued in her motion that her testimony is no different from what other witnesses could offer and she is entitled to “testimonial immunity” due to her rank. Defense attorney Curtis Fallgatter argued in court documents that Bondi was briefed...
  • Judge [Lester]: Pam Bondi does not have to answer Internet gambling casino questions

    08/06/2013 9:27:34 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 10 replies
    The Orlando Sentinel ^ | August 6, 2013 | Rene Stutzman
    A Sanford judge today ruled that Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi does not have to answer defense attorneys' questions under oath in a mammoth Internet casino gambling case pending in Seminole County. Circuit Judge Kenneth Lester Jr. made that ruling this morning.The case involves more than 50 defendants, accused of violating the state's gambling, racketeering and money laundering laws by operating Internet cafes that prosecutors say served as storefront gambling parlors. Each had ties to the non-profit Allied Veterans of the World, a group that provided charity to military veterans but, according to authorities, donated just two percent of its...
  • Veterans' charities reportedly receive fraction of money raised by Trump event

    04/08/2016 2:16:31 AM PDT · by RouxStir · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 8, 2016 | Heather Haddon
    More than two months after Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump claimed to have raised $6 million for veterans' charities at a fundraiser held on the eve of the Iowa caucuses, most of the organizations targeted to receive the money have gotten less than half of that amount.
  • Wounded Warrior Project executives fired amid controversy

    03/10/2016 6:47:20 PM PST · by TroutStalker · 24 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Mar 10, 2016 | Thomas Gibbons-Neff
    The board of the Wounded Warrior Project, one of the largest veteran support organizations in the country, has fired the nonprofit’s chief executive officer and the chief operating officer, according to a statement released by a public relations firm on behalf of the embattled organization. The departure of two top executives, CEO Steven Nardizzi and COO Al Giordano, comes at a time when the wounded veteran-focused organization is awash in controversy amid news reports accusing the group of wasteful spending. The statement by the PR firm, Abernathy MacGregor, said a preliminary financial audit found that “some policies, procedures and controls...
  • In Search Of The Red Cross' $500 Million In Haiti Relief (built 6 permanent homes)

    06/04/2015 6:16:36 AM PDT · by dead · 26 replies
    NPR ^ | Laura Sullivan
    When a devastating earthquake leveled Haiti in 2010, millions of people donated to the American Red Cross. The charity raised almost half a billion dollars. It was one of its most successful fundraising efforts ever. The American Red Cross vowed to help Haitians rebuild, but after five years the Red Cross' legacy in Haiti is not new roads, or schools, or hundreds of new homes. It's difficult to know where all the money went. NPR and ProPublica went in search of the nearly $500 million and found a string of poorly managed projects, questionable spending and dubious claims of success,...
  • 'Political Correctness' about Islam Causing Abandonment of ISIS Sex Slaves

    11/18/2015 6:34:33 PM PST · by risen_feenix · 8 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 11/18/2015 | Phyllis Chesler
    In 2014, Sister Hatune Dogan had been rescuing Christian and Yazidi girls from ISIS captivity for eight months, but she was desperate. If only the world could see the harm being done, understand that rescues were possible, people would open their hearts and their wallets, [so she] found an independent British filmmaker, Edward Watts.. In an email dated February 6, 2015, Watts’s producer, Rosie Garthwaite, wrote: "Hatune you will be the lead story in a documentary about women living under IS.” Watts spent nine days in Germany, Turkey, and Iraq with Sister Hatune. She introduced him to Sheikh Khaire, the...
  • Second Source Confirms Obama Intends to Force Federal Grant Recipients to Accept LGBT Applications

    09/09/2015 6:17:35 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 42 replies
    C-Fam ^ | September 9, 2015 | Austin Ruse
    WASHINGTON DC, September 10 (C-Fam) A second source has come forward to confirm earlier Friday Fax reporting that the Obama administration intends to force Catholic and other Christian groups to accept LGBT applicants in hiring. The source, who insists upon anonymity, described a meeting held for department and agency heads at the Old Executive Office Building next to the White House where they were informed of the change in policy. An official from the Obama administration told the group that they would be required to add “sexual orientation and gender identity” to hiring guidelines for grant recipients, just the same...
  • Charity salaries (vanity)

    06/19/2015 7:26:19 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 16 replies
    June 19, 2015 | me
    So I'm in a checkout line the other day, and the clerk asks me if I want to donate to this well-known charity. Sure, I say, and the donation is added to my bill. Then, out of curiosity, I look this charity up on Charity Navigator. The charity's president makes quite a bit over $500,000 a year. Well, that just doesn't sit right. Your thoughts?
  • Bill Clinton back at centre of ethics debate (Uranium, Kazakhstan, mining, profit, RATS, greed)

    01/31/2008 9:38:20 PM PST · by Libloather · 13 replies · 483+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 2/01/08 | Alex Spillius
    Bill Clinton back at centre of ethics debateBy Alex Spillius Last Updated: 3:02am GMT 01/02/2008 Bill Clinton used his influence with the president of Kazakhstan to help a business friend gain a lucrative uranium mining deal, it has been claimed. Bill Clinton: influence The report in the New York Times will raise concerns about possible conflicts of interest that the former president could face if he returns to the White House as "first gentleman" and raised the spectre of the financial scandals that dogged the Clintons in the White House. Mr Clinton has already began cutting his links to Ron...
  • After Mining Deal, Financier Donated to Clinton Charity

    01/30/2008 6:55:36 PM PST · by mware · 76 replies · 11,540+ views
    New York Times ^ | 01/30/08 | Jo Becker & Don van Natta, jr.
  • Are wealthy US foundations paying to suppress religious freedom?

    03/28/2015 2:48:21 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 10 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | 2/13/15 | Kevin Jones
    Questions are being raised over two U.S. foundations that have poured more than three million dollars into abortion rights, LGBT activist, and legal groups to push the message that exemptions based on religious beliefs are “un-American” and an abuse of liberty. The Arcus Foundation and the Ford Foundation have spent over $3 million in combined spending against religious liberty exemptions since 2013, according to a CNA review of tax forms and grant listings.
  • Sorry Robert Reich, Companies Are Not Charities

    02/23/2015 6:57:14 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    RCM ^ | 02/23/2014 | By Jeffrey Dorfman
    Recently, I have been having a bit of a back-and-forth with former Labor Secretary Robert Reich about labor markets (his, mine, his). While Secretary Reich stands out for obvious reasons, he is hardly alone in terms of criticizing my past columns about jobs and labor markets (if you want to join in, see my positions, for example, here, here, and here). Basically, the two main issues are that many people want jobs to serve as a delivery mechanism for social welfare benefits while I (and other conservatives) would prefer to keep the two separate and that liberals seem to have...
  • Revealed: Names of Seven American Muslim Leaders at White House ‘Anti-Muslim Bigotry’ Meeting

    02/05/2015 10:22:38 PM PST · by Nachum · 32 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/5/15 | Jordan Schachtel
    The White House has still refused to name the “American Muslim leaders” with whom President Obama met to “discuss a range of domestic and foreign policy issues.” According to a White House statement on the President’s meeting, the domestic issues discussed were the “Affordable Care Act, anti-Muslim violence and discrimination, the 21st Century Policing Task Force, and the upcoming White House Summit on Countering Violence Extremism.” On the foreign policy front, “the President discussed the need to continue countering ISIL and other groups that commit horrific acts of violence, purportedly in the name of Islam,” while also congratulating Muslims on...
  • Albania Seizes Assets Of Bin Laden Associate

    12/07/2005 8:30:32 PM PST · by montyspython · 9 replies · 563+ views
    AP via Serbianna.com ^ | Wednesday, December 7, 2005
    Albania Seizes Assets Of Bin Laden Associate TIRANA (AP)--The Albanian government has seized the assets and bank accounts of a man who allegedly worked with Osama bin Laden and others to provide support to terror networks in Albania, the Finance Ministry said Wednesday. Abdul Latif Saleh, who holds Jordanian and Albanian citizenship, was placed on a U.N. sanctions list in September, requiring all U.N. members to impose a travel ban on him and block his assets. Albania earlier had blocked 33 bank accounts in three commercial banks as well as assets and investments in Saleh's businesses and civic organizations he...
  • Feds indict Seda, Al-Haramain

    02/18/2005 9:23:47 AM PST · by wanderin · 12 replies · 374+ views
    Mail Tribune ^ | 02/18/2005 | By DAMIAN MANN
    Federal prosecutors announced Thursday they have indicted Pete Seda, the head of the Ashland branch of the Al-Haramain Islamic Foundation, on fraud and tax charges. Seda, also known as Pirouz Sedaghaty and Abu Yunus, and another officer of the foundation, Soliman Hamd Al-Buthe, are part of a three-count indictment for illegally transporting $150,000 to Saudi Arabia. The indictment, filed in U.S. District Court in Eugene, charges them with conspiracy to defraud the United States, filing a false IRS return for a tax-exempt corporation and failure to file a report of international transportation of currency. Known locally as a peace activist,...
  • Federal Court's Ruling Poses Threat to Terror-Finance Investigation

    04/02/2010 4:55:52 PM PDT · by Cindy · 4 replies · 535+ views
    SNIPPET: "A federal judge in California has ruled that the Bush Administration illegally wiretapped the U.S. branch of the Saudi Arabian-based charity al Haramain Islamic Foundation. While ground breaking in its assessment of the controversial Terrorist Surveillance Program (TSP), Judge Vaughn Walker's ruling is perhaps more important in that it may dismantle a five-year investigation into al Haramain's financial support for terrorist organizations. Al Haramain is active in more than 50 countries. The U.S. branch registered as a non-profit charity in Oregon in 1999.While it claims to "stand against terrorism, injustice, or subversive activities in any form, and [ ]...
  • Immigrants still surging into Texas shelters [Catholic Charities]

    12/24/2014 11:46:34 AM PST · by logi_cal869 · 8 replies
    Tuscon Sentinel ^ | 12/24/2014 | Julian Aguilar
    The media tent that once stood in the parking lot of Sacred Heart Church is gone, as are the television crews and reporters who descended this summer when the flow of Central American immigrants illegally crossing the Texas border was major news. But after a brief lull, the surge of undocumented families passing through a temporary shelter set up by Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley seems to be rising again. The spotlight may have turned away, but if the sense of crisis is gone, the people have not stopped coming. “The numbers increased a lot this past month,...
  • Iraq: Exclusive Photos Show Al-Hanooti's Political Clout

    03/28/2008 10:26:14 AM PDT · by llevrok · 14 replies · 619+ views
    Investigative Project on Terrorism ^ | 3/27/08 | Steven Emerson
    Before he was alleged to have become a spy for Saddam Hussein's regime, Muthanna Al-Hanooti's charity work and political activism provided him with access to the highest echelons of government. Newsletters collected by the Investigative Project on Terrorism, some published now for the first time, show Al-Hanooti photographed with dignitaries ranging from First Lady Hillary Clinton in 1996 and Vice President Al Gore along with significant members of Congress. That may explain why Iraqi intelligence agents had confidence that Al-Hanooti would be able to persuade Congress to lift economic sanctions against Iraq. A federal indictment unsealed Wednesday accuses him of...
  • America's Worst Charities: #1 Kids Wish Network

    10/07/2014 8:28:05 AM PDT · by Scoutmaster · 18 replies
    Every year, Kids Wish Network raises millions of dollars in donations in the name of dying children and their families. Every year, it squanders almost every penny. The money gets diverted to enrich the charity’s operators and the for-profit companies Kids Wish hires to drum up donations. Sick children wind up with less than 3 cents of every dollar raised. That has been the formula for 16 years, ever since Kids Wish mimicked the respected Make-A-Wish Foundation and launched its relentless drive for money. In the past decade alone, Kids Wish has channeled nearly $110 million donated for sick children...
  • Catholic Charities not daunted by immigrant proposal push-back

    07/22/2014 6:14:30 AM PDT · by Welchie25 · 16 replies
    Catholic Review ^ | 7/22/14 | Maria Wiering
    After news broke July 17 of Catholic Charities of Baltimore’s aim to house unaccompanied immigrant children at a Baltimore-area facility, the first response Executive Director William J. McCarthy received was positive: an e-mail praising the agency’s decision with a pledge of $200 in support. Others like it have poured in to the agency, Maryland’s largest social service provider. As for the detractors? “Critics are cowards,” McCarthy said. “Most of the responses I’ve received are from supporters,” he said. “What I’m really encouraged by is the number of affirming, supportive and thoughtful people who recognize this for the humanitarian crisis that...
  • Charity Groups Called Up to Help Immigrant Youth Housing Plan(Dallas)

    07/03/2014 8:46:55 AM PDT · by DallasBiff · 16 replies
    5NBCdfw.com ^ | 7/2/14 | Keri Kalthoff
    Among the groups offering to help is Texas Baptist Men, which is already providing laundry and shower facilities at a Brownsville immigrant youth camp. Texas Baptist Men Spokesman Terry Henderson has spent time at the Brownsville facility. “I actually witnessed 2 and 3-year-olds that came across the border just with kids, kids in their teenage years, no adults,” Henderson said. Henderson said the children told him they were told by their parents to go to the men in green uniforms when they crossed the border to find a better life
  • Buffett reassures investors on his firm’s future

    05/03/2014 1:00:23 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 3, 2014 2:41 PM EDT
    Billionaire Warren Buffett says he remains confident in his company’s prospects even though he recommended in his will that most of his wife’s inheritance be invested in an S&P 500 index fund. […] Buffett says his plan for his wife’s inheritance is designed to provide peace of mind, not generate growth. …
  • Why I Don't Give to Summer Camp for Underprivileged Kids

    04/22/2014 6:36:34 AM PDT · by econjack · 55 replies
    4/22/2014 | Econjack
    Well, it's that time of year again. I get multiple calls from various charities--paid callers for The Police Athletic League seem particularly active--asking me for money so they can send an inner-city youth to a summer camp. I always ask a charity for an audited financial statement before I'll consider giving. Honest charities should be willing to do this. I do this because years ago I found one well-known charity that collected more than $33 million, but "after expenses" paid only $18000 to the actual charity. The rest was "admin and marketing expenses". Well, yesterday I got the Summer Camp...
  • Tax reform proposal threatens charities

    04/03/2014 1:35:08 PM PDT · by Graybeard58 · 2 replies
    Baptist Press ^ | Apr 1, 2014 | J.C. Derrick & David Roach
    WASHINGTON (BP) -- Charities could face dwindling donations if Congress adopts a new tax reform proposal introduced by Rep. Dave Camp, R-Mich., chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee. Camp's long-awaited plan to overhaul the tax code, introduced last month, has received some positive reviews, but charitable organizations say it could cost them billions in donations. "I know Chairman Camp wants charitable giving to go up, [but] his discussion draft does not [promote] that," said David Wills, president of the National Christian Foundation (NCF). "It hurts charitable giving significantly." NCF is part of the Faith and Giving Coalition, which...
  • Hunger crisis: Charities are strained as nearly 1 in 5 New Yorkers depend on aid for food

    03/16/2014 11:12:59 PM PDT · by Nachum · 44 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 3/16/14 | Barry Paddock and Ginger Adams Otis
    It´s a quiet crisis. In a city of plenty, a staggering number of people are struggling to feed themselves and their families. Nearly one in five New Yorkers, 1.4 million people, now rely on a patchwork network of 1,000 food pantries and soup kitchens across the city to eat. That represents an increase of 200,000 people in five years — straining the charities that are trying to help. The two biggest, City Harvest and the Food Bank for New York City, now provide nearly 110 million pounds of food to soup kitchens and food pantries a year. Yet those working
  • Puppy love: Soldier brings his furry friend home for the holidays

    12/30/2013 6:41:32 AM PST · by Innovative · 8 replies
    FoxNews ^ | Dec 29, 2013 | FoxNews
    An American Special Forces soldier serving in Afghanistan has a new best friend thanks to his own compassion for the animal and the assistance of family, friends and two non-profit organizations that offered a helping hand. Although the exact circumstances of their meeting are unclear, Aaron Eleby of Valatie, N.Y., told News 10 he discovered a white puppy while on tour in the war-torn nation.
  • Springfield city officials decry housing for refugees, ask for accountability

    08/18/2013 12:11:47 PM PDT · by libertarian27 · 7 replies
    The Republican ^ | August 18, 2013 | Stephanie Barry
    SPRINGFIELD — From a refugee camp in a war-torn area of Africa, to a stopover in Turkey to an apartment building near downtown Springfield, 21-year-old Hiboxasan Iyai found the challenges of her birthright were not yet over. Among hundreds of Somali Bantu refugees resettled here since 2003, Iyai – a mother of a 3- and 1-year-old, has been struggling to feed and clothe her children since she arrived two months ago – she said during an interview hobbled by communication barriers. With her limited English, Iyai attempted to sum up her plight through what amounted to an elaborate game of...
  • The 50 Rip-Off Charities: Give at Your Own Risk

    06/23/2013 8:27:23 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 11 replies
    Townhall ^ | 6-17-13 | Morgan Brittany
    I always believed that giving to a good cause or helping victims of a disaster was a noble thing to do. I mean, “There but for the grace of God go I”, right? With the recent uncovering of scandals within the government, more and more investigators are digging to uncover other cases of fraud and mismanagement. Is nothing sacred anymore? A recent investigation exposed by CNN, The Center for Investigative Reporting and the Tampa Bay Times have found that there are dozens and dozens of charities that basically do next to nothing for the causes they raise money for. 50...
  • The 50 Rip-Off Charities: Give at Your Own Risk

    06/17/2013 3:02:18 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 68 replies
    finance.townhall.com ^ | 6-17-2013 | Morgan Brittany
    I always believed that giving to a good cause or helping victims of a disaster was a noble thing to do. I mean, “There but for the grace of God go I”, right? With the recent uncovering of scandals within the government, more and more investigators are digging to uncover other cases of fraud and mismanagement. Is nothing sacred anymore? A recent investigation exposed by CNN, The Center for Investigative Reporting and the Tampa Bay Times have found that there are dozens and dozens of charities that basically do next to nothing for the causes they raise money for. 50...
  • Meet America's 'Worst Charities'

    06/14/2013 6:09:44 PM PDT · by Morgana · 27 replies
    newser ^ | Kevin Spak
    Newser) – Charity or scam? The 50 worst charities identified in a joint investigation between the Center for Investigative Reporting, the Tampa Bay Times, and CNN, look an awfully lot like the latter. Take their grand prize winner for worst charity, Kids Wish Network. Less than 3% of the millions it raises annually actually goes to help dying children; in the last decade, it gave nearly $110 million to corporate solicitors. Almost all of the worst charities have that in common; in fact, many are funded by the solicitors themselves, acting essentially as front companies
  • Report: Little Given Back by 6 Veterans Charities

    06/07/2013 6:47:06 AM PDT · by DJ Taylor · 30 replies
    Military.com ^ | June 7, 2013 | Bryant Jordan
    Six national vet groups are among a list of the top 50 worst charities in the U.S., according to The Tampa Bay Times. The Tampa Bay Times compiled the rankings for an investigative reporting project published on Thursday. The charities were put on the list because only a small portion of their donations were used toward those in need. Charities provided as little as 2 percent back to the earnings they collected in some cases. The vast majority of the roughly $1 billion contributed by Americans went to the corporations in the business of making the phone calls and collecting...
  • America's 50 worst charities rake in nearly $1 billion for corporate fundraisers

    06/06/2013 6:44:25 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 30 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | Thursday, June 6, 2013 | Kris Hundley and Kendall Taggart
    The worst charity in America operates from a metal warehouse behind a gas station in Holiday. Every year, Kids Wish Network raises millions of dollars in donations in the name of dying children and their families. Every year, it spends less than 3 cents on the dollar helping kids. Most of the rest gets diverted to enrich the charity's operators and the for-profit companies Kids Wish hires to drum up donations. In the past decade alone, Kids Wish has channeled nearly $110 million donated for sick children to its corporate solicitors. An additional $4.8 million has gone to pay the...
  • Catholic Charities faces uncertainty as sequestration looms

    02/28/2013 3:47:24 PM PST · by Welchie25 · 7 replies
    Catholic Review ^ | Feb. 28, 2013 | By Maria Wiering
    If Congress does not act to prevent $85 billion in spending cuts scheduled to begin March 1, Catholic Charities of Baltimore may be among the impacted institutions, said its executive director William J. McCarthy Jr. “It concerns me, and it concerns Archbishop (William E.) Lori,” he said. “A budget is a moral document. It sets forth our priorities as a society and as a people – what do we value, and what do we think is most important? By cutting aid to the poor, whether it’s the children, whether it’s seniors or others living in poverty at the expense of...
  • Mosque's donation to charity prompts closing of account (CAIR seethes)

    03/11/2005 6:18:29 PM PST · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 12 replies · 1,236+ views
    CBS 2 Chicago ^ | March 11, 2005 | AP
    PALOS HILLS, Ill. (AP) A local bank has closed a mosque's account after it donated money to an Islamic charity under federal investigation for allegedly helping terrorists. Family Bank and Trust Co. closed the account of the Mosque Foundation in Bridgeview after the mosque wrote two checks to the Islamic American Relief Agency, according to the mosque's imam, Sheikh Jamal Said. Mosque Foundation president Oussama Jamal said the mosque made its donations in August and September, before the federal government froze the charity's assets and raided its Missouri offices in October. The Treasury Department alleged Islamic American Relief was part...
  • Fiscal Cliff Bill Hurts Charities & Donors

    01/03/2013 5:44:33 AM PST · by Edmunds mom · 2 replies
    PhilanthropyDaily.com ^ | 1/2/2013 | Scott Walter
    The charitable deduction wasn’t dumped off the fiscal cliff, but it was dented in the new law passed by Congress. That bill does not include cuts to your charitable tax deduction that are as big as President Obama proposed in his last budget, but it does trim deductibility for donors. The most important stat is the swag Congress and the President expect to receive by cutting deductions: $152 billion over a decade. Economic growth and wealth creation are vital to the charitable sector’s health, which means punitive taxes will harm charities and wealth creators alike. Too bad so few in...
  • White House, nonprofit groups battle over charitable deductions [Obama Hates Churches & Charity]

    12/13/2012 1:55:22 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 23 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 12/13/12 | Jerry Markon and Peter Wallsten
    The White House and the nation’s most prominent charities are embroiled in a tense, behind-the-scenes debate over President Obama’s push to scale back the nearly century-old tax deduction on donations that the charities say is crucial for their financial health. In a series of recent meetings and calls, top White House aides have pressed nonprofit groups to line up behind the president’s plan for reducing the federal deficit and averting the year-end “fiscal cliff,” according to people familiar with the talks. In part, the White House is seeking to win the support of nonprofit groups for Obama’s central demand that...
  • GOP: Obama 'Bullying' Charities into Backing Tax Hike on Wealthy

    12/09/2012 5:13:55 AM PST · by lowbridge · 18 replies
    breitbart ^ | december 8, 2012 | Wynton Hall
    On Friday, the Obama Administration sought to teach the nonprofit world the same lesson during a White House gathering of charitable officials, say Republicans, when charities were bullied into supporting higher taxes on the wealthy to avoid losing vital deductions for charitable contributions. “Today, the White House chose to mislead and scare America’s charitable giving community, using them as pawns in an effort to achieve their tax hike proposal,” said Rep. Dave Camp (R-MI), the chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, and Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT), the ranking Republican at Senate Finance in a joint statement issued Friday....
  • Local charities benefit from 8,000 pounds of food leftover from DNC’s canceled stadium event

    09/07/2012 6:33:12 PM PDT · by Libloather · 32 replies
    Charlotte Observer ^ | 9/07/12 | Mark Price
    Local charities benefit from 8,000 pounds of food leftover from DNC’s canceled stadium eventMoving president’s stadium speech meant tons of leftover food for needy By Mark Price The Charlotte Observer Posted: Friday, Sep. 07, 2012 **SNIP** On the menu: thousands of pounds of pecan-fried chicken, baked orzo, fresh crudités, three-bean bake, fresh-cut fruit and something called short rib cobbler. And that’s only a partial list. **SNIP** Sixty-five thousand people holding stadium credentials were told they could no longer attend and the Panthers were left with nearly 8,000 pounds of unneeded food. Panthers spokesman Riley Fields said the more traditional vendor...
  • Government Greed vs. Charities

    03/07/2012 6:52:12 AM PST · by Edmunds mom · 14 replies
    PhilanthropyDaily.com ^ | 3/6/12 | Scott Walter
    For the fourth time, the President has proposed limiting charitable deductions. The clearly intended result would be a massive transfer of money from the voluntary sector of society into government. Tocqueville warns, "our quarrel is not about the value of freedom per se, but stems from our opinion of our fellow men … a man’s admiration of absolute government is proportionate to the contempt he feels for those around him"