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Congressman Presses Red Cross CEO For Answers

Congressman Presses Red Cross CEO For Answers
Rep. Bennie Thompson said it is “critical” for the Red Cross to act quickly in response to problems reported by ProPublica. A key congressman who sits on a committee that oversees the American Red Cross is pressing the group’s chief executive for information about how layoffs and other cuts have affected its ability to respond to disasters
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‘American Red Cross Sunshine Act’ Would Open Charity to Outside Scrutiny

‘American Red Cross Sunshine Act’ Would Open Charity to Outside Scrutiny
Federal legislation is being unveiled today that would force the American Red Cross to do something that it has repeatedly resisted: open its books and operations to outside scrutiny.
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Red Cross Disaster: CEO Tried to Kill Government Investigation

Red Cross Disaster: CEO Tried to Kill Government Investigation
American Red Cross CEO Gail McGovern has long portrayed her organization as a beacon of openness, once declaring “we made a commitment that we want to lead the effort in transparency.” But when the Government Accountability Office, the investigative arm of Congress, opened an inquiry last year into the Red Cross’ disaster work, McGovern tried to get it killed behind the scenes.
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Justin Elliott
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Confidential Documents: Red Cross Itself May Not Know How Millions Donated for Haiti Were Spent

Confidential Documents: Red Cross Itself May Not Know How Millions Donated for Haiti Were Spent
The American Red Cross is under pressure this week to answer detailed questions from Congress about the spending of nearly half a billion dollars it raised after the 2010 Haiti earthquake. But internal documents newly obtained by ProPublica and NPR call into question whether the Red Cross itself has an accurate accounting of how money was spent.
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Long After Sandy, Red Cross Post-Storm Spending Still a Black Box

Long After Sandy, Red Cross Post-Storm Spending Still a Black Box
Following Superstorm Sandy, donors gave $312 million to the American Red Cross. How did the aid organization spend that money? A year and a half after the storm, it's surprisingly difficult to get a detailed answer.
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Justin Elliott and Jesse Eisinger
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