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May 22, 2015

Clinton attacks Republicans over Ex-Im Bank in New Hampshire

/WASHINGTON, May 22 (Reuters) – Hillary Clinton
on Friday voiced strong support for keeping the U.S.
Export-Import Bank open and accused Republican opponents who
want to close the export-promoting lender of putting American
jobs at risk.

Clinton, the front-runner for the Democratic presidential
nomination in 2016, said it would be “wrong” to dismantle the
bank because it helps U.S. businesses sell goods in a fiercely
competitive global market.

May 22, 2015

Clinton to attack Republicans over Ex-Im Bank in New Hampshire: aide

/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Hillary Clinton on Friday will voice strong support for keeping the U.S. Export-Import Bank open and accuse conservative Republicans who want to close the export-promoting lender of destroying jobs, her campaign said.

Clinton, the front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016, plans to discuss Ex-Im at a craft brewery in New Hampshire, where she will meet with small business owners.

May 19, 2015

House Republicans ask IRS to scrutinize Clinton Foundation

By Jonathan Allen

(Reuters) – Republican lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives asked the Internal Revenue Service to review whether Hillary Clinton’s family’s main charity has complied with the terms of its tax-exempt status in a letter they sent on Tuesday.

The letter follows a spate of unflattering news reports about international fundraising by the Clinton Foundation, which has come under renewed scrutiny after Hillary Clinton, a Democrat, announced her run for the U.S. presidency in April.

May 11, 2015
via Tales from the Trail

More details on the Clinton Foundation’s sometimes confusing finances

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Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton signs a button after taking part in a roundtable of young Nevadans discussing immigration, as she campaigns for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination, at Rancho High School in Las Vegas, Nevada May 5, 2015. REUTERS/Mike Blake

In our story today on the finances of the Clinton Foundation and its associated charities, officials at the charities confirm that there is a large disparity in how the charities have reported revenue for two of the years while Hillary Clinton was secretary of state. In 2010 and 2011, the charities’ audited financial statements report more than $200 million in funding than appears in their tax returns. If the journalists, Republicans and opposition researchers poring over the foundation’s records are at all  confused by what they’re looking at, this may partly explain why.

May 11, 2015

Full picture of Clinton charities’ foreign govt funding remains elusive

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The Clinton Foundation has acknowledged that the government funding totals omitted from their tax returns cannot be found on their website either, despite the foundation’s acting chief executive officer earlier suggesting they were available there.

The foreign government funding received by the globe-spanning charities of Hillary Clinton’s family has received particular scrutiny in recent weeks as Clinton seeks to become the Democratic nominee in the 2016 presidential election.

May 11, 2015

Full picture of Clinton charities’ foreign government funding remains elusive

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The Clinton Foundation has acknowledged that the government funding totals omitted from their tax returns cannot be found on their website either, despite the foundation’s acting chief executive officer earlier suggesting they were available there.

The foreign government funding received by the globe-spanning charities of Hillary Clinton’s family has received particular scrutiny in recent weeks as Clinton seeks to become the Democratic nominee in the 2016 presidential election.

May 7, 2015

State Department will not review Clinton ethics pledge breaches

By Jonathan Allen

(Reuters) – The U.S. State Department will not review the breaches of the 2008 ethics agreement Hillary Clinton signed in order to become secretary of state after her family’s charities admitted in March that they had not complied, a spokesman said on Thursday.

Clinton, now the Democratic front-runner in the 2016 presidential election, had promised the federal government that the Clinton Foundation and its associated charities would name all donors annually while she was the nation’s top diplomat.

May 6, 2015
via Tales from the Trail

Bill Clinton on his foundation: ‘People refile taxes all the time’

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A Clinton Foundation brooch is seen for sale at the Clinton Museum Store in Little Rock, Arkansas, April 27, 2015. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Bill Clinton, the former U.S. president, downplayed the errors Reuters found last month in the Clinton Foundation’s tax returns, calling them “just an accident” in an interview broadcast on CNN on Wednesday.

Apr 30, 2015

Clinton dives into debate on police tactics, urges justice reform

By Jonathan Allen

(Reuters) – Diving into the debate over police use of force, Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton on Wednesday urged police departments throughout the country to use body cameras and urged an end to excessive prison sentences that burden black communities.

In a speech at New York’s Columbia University, Clinton called on America “to come to terms with some hard truths about race and justice” in the aftermath of this week’s Baltimore riots.

Apr 29, 2015
via Tales from the Trail

Clinton urges reforms after Baltimore unrest

Hillary Clinton, the Democratic front-runner in the 2016 race for the White House, called for the widespread use of police body cameras and an end to excessive prison sentences in the aftermath of the Baltimore riots.

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton delivers the keynote address at the 18th Annual David N. Dinkins Leadership and Public Policy Forum at Columbia University in New York April 29, 2015. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid