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Mike Pence is abusing his office to funnel foreign aid money to Christian groups

Mike Pence is abusing his office to funnel foreign aid money to Christian groups

Campaign ActionDonald Trump uses his office for personal profit and pushing phony investigations of his political opponents. His second-in-command has different priorities, but a similar habit of
Mike Pence’s Office Rerouted Foreign Aid Money To Favored Christian Groups

Mike Pence’s Office Rerouted Foreign Aid Money To Favored Christian Groups

ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. Last November, a top Trump appointee at the U.S.
Rights Groups Miss Out on Millions in Foreign Aid Due to U.S. Spending Restrictions

Rights Groups Miss Out on Millions in Foreign Aid Due to U.S. Spending Restrictions

Congress won’t let Trump gut foreign assistance. So the administration made it harder to disburse funds, leaving aid programs in China, Iraq, and elsewhere in the lurch.
Dossier 2.0: 'Whistleblower' Complaint Relies on Soros-Funded ‘Investigative Reporting’ Group that Partnered with BuzzFeed

Dossier 2.0: 'Whistleblower' Complaint Relies on Soros-Funded ‘Investigative Reporting’ Group that Partnered with BuzzFeed

Sections of a so-called whistleblower's complaint alleging President Donald Trump was "using the power of his office to solicit interference from a foreign country" in the 2020 presidential race
What Walmart’s “improperly avoided” taxes could have paid for

What Walmart’s “improperly avoided” taxes could have paid for

The $2.6 billion Walmart allegedly dodged in US taxes via what a tax law expert called a "fictitious" Chinese JV would cover disaster relief or the whole Secret Service budget.
How to Save Foreign Aid in the Age of Populism

How to Save Foreign Aid in the Age of Populism

The idea of development assistance is under attack in western democracies. Pursuing economic justice at home and abroad, launching a new freedom agenda, and framing aid as innovation rather than
Trump's politicization of humanitarian aid is having the predictable effects

Trump's politicization of humanitarian aid is having the predictable effects

Politico's Nahal Toosi reports that aid groups are struggling in efforts to provide humanitarian assistance to Venezuela's struggling citizens as turmoil in the nation continues. The problem: aid
U.S. Stopped Vital Foreign Aid Programs in the Name of Counter-Trafficking

U.S. Stopped Vital Foreign Aid Programs in the Name of Counter-Trafficking

Money that could have been used to curtail the Ebola outbreak in Central Africa or support demining programs in Southeast Asia was held up over human trafficking complaints.
Cuba's Internet Restrictions Continue to Crumble as It Legalizes Private Wifi and Imported Routers

Cuba's Internet Restrictions Continue to Crumble as It Legalizes Private Wifi and Imported Routers

If you want to get online in Cuba, you currently have to go to a government-sanctioned hotspot, build your own illicit hotspot using illegal routers, or create a hotspot with an expensive 3G
India has been hostile to NGOs for decades. Modi made it worse

India has been hostile to NGOs for decades. Modi made it worse

NGOs ask uncomfortable questions on issues like violence against Dalits and state land grab.

Mick Mulvaney Sneers At Administration Officials Defending USAID Aid To Central America

On Sunday's CNN SOTU, Jake Tapper said Trump's own border experts have explained USAID monies are actually helping Central American countries like El Salvador cut the crime rate and ease the migration
Despite Pompeo’s Call for ‘Swagger,’ Trump Slashes Diplomatic Budget

Despite Pompeo’s Call for ‘Swagger,’ Trump Slashes Diplomatic Budget

The U.S. president’s 2020 budget request is especially harsh on the U.N. and refugees. Democrats call it “dead on arrival.”
How Washington Got on Board With Congo’s Rigged Election

How Washington Got on Board With Congo’s Rigged Election

The State Department endorsed Felix Tshisekedi’s unlikely presidency, taking some U.S. officials by surprise.
USAID to stop sending money to Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza

USAID to stop sending money to Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza

The U.S. government announced on Friday that USAID would be ending its assistance to Palestinians in the occupied West Bank and Gaza. Here's what we knowReuters reports that the eliminated funding
Melania Trump and her imperialist hat are traveling in Africa

Melania Trump and her imperialist hat are traveling in Africa

#FLOTUSinAfrica2018 The post Melania Trump and her imperialist hat are traveling in Africa appeared first on Hot Air.

US taxpayers spent $89.7 million to ’empower’ Afghan women. So far, just 55 of them have found jobs.

A government program to promote gender equality and employment for Afghanistan women has cost U.S. taxpayers $89.7 million over three years — and found jobs…
Trump aid cuts hitting Palestinians hard, agencies warn

Trump aid cuts hitting Palestinians hard, agencies warn

Critics accuse US of using issue to force through White House-imposed peace deal, as hundreds of thousands of Palestinians suffer impactSweeping new US cuts in humanitarian aid to Palestinians are
White House Weighs Taking Refugee Programs Away From State Department

White House Weighs Taking Refugee Programs Away From State Department

Mike Pompeo’s first test could be a plan to remove refugee aid from Foggy Bottom.
USAID Redesign Moves Forward, With No Drama

USAID Redesign Moves Forward, With No Drama

Unlike ex-Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, U.S. Agency for International Development chief Mark Green has won over his workforce with his reorganization plan.
Senators Demand Answers From Trump Team on Yemen

Senators Demand Answers From Trump Team on Yemen

Administration officials defended their position, but lawmakers weren’t happy with their answers.