What is the Clinton Foundation?

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    Aug 24, 2016 2:55 PM GMT
    http://www.cnn.com/2016/08/24/politics/clinton-foundation-explainer/Bill Clinton set up the public charity after he wrapped up his presidency in 2001 with the idea of bringing government, businesses and social groups together to tackle big problems. It was kind of a new idea at the time. On Monday, Clinton wrote in a post on Medium that the foundation is about "creating opportunities and solving problems faster, better, at lower cost so that more people are empowered to build better futures for themselves, their families and their communities

    The foundation is made up of 11 non-profit groups that work on four major issues: global health and wellness, climate change, economic development and improving opportunities for girls and women.

    It's what philanthropists call an operating foundation, which means it doesn't give much money to outside groups to fulfill its mission. In 2014, the foundation gave less than 3% of revenue to other non-profits. Instead, the foundation does its own work, with staff and partners around the world.

    Health is a big focus. In more than 70 countries, according to the foundation, it helps 11.5 million people, including 800,000 children, with HIV/AIDS get their medication at 90% lower cost -- more than half the adults and three-quarters of the children getting treatment in the world today.

    But it does all kinds of other work as well. For instance, it helps East African farmers get better seeds and fertilizers. It supported Nepal's reconstruction after the 2015 earthquakes. And it has connected more than 500,000 Latin Americans to job training and entrepreneurship opportunities...


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    Aug 24, 2016 2:55 PM GMT
    https://www.clintonfoundation.orgEmpowering People to Build Better Futures for Themselves, Their Families, and Their Communities
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    Aug 24, 2016 3:01 PM GMT
    https://bbis.clintonfoundation.org/donate?pageid=4830Donate now to join President Clinton and Chelsea in empowering millions around the world to forge their own paths out of poverty, while combatting climate change, increasing opportunity for girls and women, and reducing preventable disease.
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    Aug 24, 2016 3:03 PM GMT
    https://www.charitywatch.org/ratings-and-metrics/bill-hillary-chelsea-clinton-foundation/478RATING: A


    https://www.charitywatch.org/charitywatch-criteria-methodology/478#ratingCharityWatch analysts perform in-depth evaluations of complex charity financial reporting, including audited financial statements, tax forms, annual reports, state filings, and other documents. Once our analysis of a charity is complete, and any required adjustments are made, we perform two end calculations, then assign the charity a letter grade efficiency rating on an A+ to F scale. The results of these end calculations include:

    Program % reflects the percent of total expenses a charity spent on its programs in the year analyzed. For example, a Program % of 80% means that the charity spent 80% of its expenses on charitable programs. The remaining 20% was spent on overhead, which includes fundraising, and management & general.

    Cost to Raise $100 reflects how much it cost the charity to bring in each $100 of cash donations from the public in the year analyzed. For example, a Cost to Raise $100 of $20 means that the charity spent $20 on fundraising for each $100 of cash donations it received....

    A range = Excellent
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    Aug 24, 2016 10:56 PM GMT
    And this is the charitable organization that the Repubes are trying mightily to destroy. All I know is that these self-professed Christians are going to hell for every child that goes hungry that could have been fed and nourished; for every person that dies of a disease that could have been eliminated; for every child that dies from AIDS that could have been prevented; for every region destroyed by a calamity that could have been helped, and the list goes on.
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    Aug 25, 2016 3:07 AM GMT
    it's a pay-for-play, money laundering scheme with a ton of friends on an expensive payroll buying cheap drugs from the pharma companies they extort for political influence (and then they both take the tax write-off/deduction)

    it's nothing more than a scam to enrich a few people while distributing some of the cheaper drugs the pharma companies basically make zero money on anyway
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    Aug 25, 2016 3:49 AM GMT
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    Aug 25, 2016 3:53 AM GMT
    ^ lol

    DOMINUS saidAnd this is the charitable organization that the Repubes are trying mightily to destroy. All I know is that these self-professed Christians are going to hell for every child that goes hungry that could have been fed and nourished; for every person that dies of a disease that could have been eliminated; for every child that dies from AIDS that could have been prevented; for every region destroyed by a calamity that could have been helped, and the list goes on.


    Oh they had selected seating way before this. This is just their reservation confirmation.

    These morons don't give a flying fuck who they hurt in trying to take down the woman they know can beat them. They'd stop meds from going to the sick, food from the hungry, they'd insult a Nobel laureate with accusations of having paid to play. Really? This guy: http://www.muhammadyunus.org/ ? Oh look. He's also got a Presidential Medal of Freedom and a Congressional Gold Medal. He doesn't pay to play you fucking moronic Republicans. He's a guy you send a car for.

    Or how about this guy, you GOPers think he paid to play? ...

    http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/292509-trump-aide-clinton-foundation-donation-wasnt-pay-to-playAide: Trump's donation to Clinton Foundation wasn't 'pay to play'

    A senior aide to GOP presidential nominee and Congressional Gold Spray Painted Medal recipient Donald Trump insists that the businessman wasn't "paying to play" when he donated to the Clinton Foundation.

    "No, he was not paying to play," Trump's campaign manager, Kellyanne Conway, said Tuesday night on CNN's "Anderson Cooper 360."
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    Aug 26, 2016 2:22 AM GMT
    http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2016/08/trump-attacks-hillary-forgets-he-donated-clinton-foundationTrump Attacks Hillary's "Criminal" Foundation, Forgets He Donated $110,000 to It

    ...Trump did not cite any evidence as he repeated this hyperbolic charge and his supporters shouted "lock her up." Moreover, Trump did not mention that his own foundation donated at least $110,000 to the Clinton Foundation....
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    Aug 27, 2016 4:15 PM GMT
    http://fortune.com/2016/08/27/clinton-foundation-health-work/How well respected is the Clinton Foundation? What has it accomplished? Below are some of its major initiatives, and how they’ve been viewed in the philanthropic world.

    What Work Does It Do?

    ...Although the foundation has a wide array of initiatives — promoting economic equality for women, boosting entrepreneurship in emerging markets and tackling climate change — it is perhaps best known for its health care initiatives....

    ...It has several separate entities through which it deploys its health programs, including the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI). Established as part of the Foundation in 2005, CGI essentially acts as a launching pad for programs by bringing together a variety of stakeholders, including NGOs, executives, entrepreneurs, politicians, and others, who then commit to various ambitious projects...

    Is the Clinton Foundation Respected?

    ...CharityWatch, gives the organization a solid “A.” The group says that the foundation spent 88% of its 2014 outlays directly on programs (rather than overhead) and that it only has to spend $2 to raise $100....