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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

Apr 29, 2015

Clinton urges criminal justice reform after Baltimore riots

By Jonathan Allen

(Reuters) – 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.

“We have to come to terms with some hard truths about race and justice in America,” Clinton said in a speech at New York’s Columbia University.

Apr 23, 2015

Exclusive: Clinton charities will refile tax returns, audit for other errors

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Hillary Clinton’s family’s charities are refiling at least five annual tax returns after a Reuters review found errors in how they reported donations from governments, and said they may audit other Clinton Foundation returns in case of other errors.

The foundation and its list of donors have been under intense scrutiny in recent weeks. Republican critics say the foundation makes Clinton, who is seeking the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016, vulnerable to undue influence. Her campaign team calls these claims “absurd conspiracy theories.”

Apr 22, 2015
via Tales from the Trail

GOP again asks White House to acknowledge Clinton transparency pledge was breached

NEW YORK – Josh Earnest, the White House press secretary, this week defended Hillary Clinton’s transparency regarding charities she is associated with while she was secretary of state two years ago.

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest listens to a journalist’s questions during a daily briefing at the White House in Washington March 16, 2015. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

Apr 16, 2015

Clinton endorses Elizabeth Warren for Time magazine

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Hillary Clinton made her most ringing endorsement yet of U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren’s efforts to tamp down on “Wall Street’s irresponsible risk taking” in a two-paragraph Time magazine article on Thursday.

“She never hesitates to hold powerful people’s feet to the fire: bankers, lobbyists, senior government officials and, yes, even presidential aspirants,” Clinton, the clear front-runner to win the Democratic nomination for president, wrote in an apparent wink to herself.