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Trump Uses His Foundation Like It's His Own Personal Piggy Bank

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 09.26.2016 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

Donald Trump puts on a show of being rich. There's that private jet stamped Trump. He assures everyone, ad nauseam, that he's really, really rich. But apparently it's all a sham.

Group Behind Planned Parenthood Sting Video May Have Tricked IRS, Donors

The Huffington Post | Laura Bassett | Posted 07.17.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The anti-abortion group that released an undercover "sting" video of a Planned Parenthood doctor this week appears to be a dummy nonprof...

Huckabee Makes Surprising Statement On Religious Groups

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 06.12.2013 | Politics

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R) urged Baptist pastors to consider rejecting government tax breaks for their churches, citing concerns over givi...

A Few Lessons From the IRS Scandal

Jared Bernstein | Posted 07.16.2013 | Politics
Jared Bernstein

If we make this scandal only about rogue actors in the agency and whether it reached the administration, we will miss the glaring impossibility of what we're asking the IRS to do in these cases, which is to implement completely incoherent tax law.

Paul Blumenthal

IRS Makes Big Apology To Conservative Groups | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 05.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The head of the Internal Revenue Service's exempt organizations division apologized on Friday for the inappropriate targeting of conserv...

Is It Just Too Easy For Any Ol' Organization To Become A Charity? | Posted 02.26.2013 | Impact

There are more than 1.1 million charities in the United States, and it is perhaps not surprising that some cases slip through the crack. But the story...

The NCAA's Attack on Academic Freedom

Ellen J. Staurowsky | Posted 03.26.2013 | Sports
Ellen J. Staurowsky

What does it take for the NCAA to withdraw funding from scholars who study college sport? Answer: Scholars who actually say something about their study of college sport. It would almost be funny if it weren't true.

'Tis the Season for Donating Money

Jason Alderman | Posted 01.20.2013 | Money
Jason Alderman

Because half of all donations typically are made between Thanksgiving and New Year's, this is a good time to highlight precautions you can take to ensure your gift has the biggest possible impact, both on the people you want to help and on your own bottom line.

Tax-Exempt Charities Get Bad Rap When 'Social Welfare' Groups Donate To Campaigns

Mark Rosenman | Posted 11.06.2012 | Impact
Mark Rosenman

To help protect themselves, while also encouraging a more democratic society, charities of all missions and purposes need to work together to moderate the influence of money in politics.

Are Religious Groups Hiding Behind The Tax Code?

Religion News Service | By Tom Ehrich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Tom Ehrich Religion News Service (RNS) There are moves afoot to unleash clergy as political commentators. The aim is to let clergy use their pu...