Charity Officials Are Increasingly Receiving Million-Dollar Paydays

The Wall Street Journal used newly available data on tax-exempt organizations such as hospitals and colleges, as well as more traditional charity organizations, to look at the pay packages of their leadership.  The data indicated that tax-exempt organizations paid seven-figure salaries to around 2,700 employees in 2014 – an increase from the WSJ’s last analysis…

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Obama donors refrain from giving so far in 2016 race

As of Oct. 1, almost four-fifths of people who gave the 2012 maximum of $5,000 to Barack Obama’s re-election committee hadn’t donated to a 2016 presidential candidate, according to The Wall Street Journal, which analyzed federal campaign finance records. During the 2016 election cycle, donors are able to give up to $5,400, though Obama’s biggets…

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Extra Extra Monday: Prenatal screening tests, prison labor programs and nonprofit donations

Oversold and misunderstood: Prenatal screening tests prompt abortions | The New England Center for Investigative Reporting Sparked by the sequencing of the human genome a decade ago, a new generation of prenatal screening tests, including MaterniT21, has exploded onto the market in the past three years. The unregulated screens claim to detect with near-perfect accuracy…

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Extra Extra Monday: Death by deadline, online diplomas, vaccine court

Death by Deadline | The Marshall Project An investigation by The Marshall Project shows that since President Bill Clinton signed the one-year statute of limitations into law – enacting a tough-on-crime provision that emerged in the Republicans’ Contract with America – the deadline has been missed at least 80 times in capital cases. Sixteen of…

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Athletes, teams donate big to political campaigns

An investigative team analyzed thousands of financial records from federal, state and local elections and discovered how sports teams, owners and athletes are contributing to political campaigns. The 10 Investigates team from Tampa Bay and Sarasota’s 10 News found that many of the area’s major teams have contributed political funds – usually toward the state’s…

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Pro-troop charity misleads donors while lining political consultants’ pockets

Move America Forward calls itself the nation’s “largest grassroots pro-troop organization,” and has recruited a bevy of Republican luminaries, including former Presidents George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush and former Vice President Dick Cheney, to support its efforts. Yet a ProPublica examination of its fundraising appeals, tax records and other documents shows that Move…

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