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Row over 'non-political' Bible Museum holding fundraiser in Trump hotel

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situated just three blocks from the US Capitol. With a digital arcade ceiling above, a visitor walks down the entrance hall of the Museum of the Bible during a preview day in Washington Credit: Reuters Some of the museum's staff have criticised the decision to host a fundraising event at the Trump International Hotel, telling the Washington Post it gave the impression they were "aligning with politics".  Tickets for the black tie fundraiser on Thursday night ranged from $2,500 (£1,895) for a seat to $50,000 for a table. Donors who contributed sums of $50,000, $100,000 or $250,000 were offered perks such as tickets to a Broadway musical and a VIP reception event. The museum's vice president, Steven Bickley, has insisted the hotel was "the only place available for our date", adding "we were looking for a venue, not a statement". Critics have also seized on a changing mission statement of the museum from "[inspiring] confidence in the absolute authority and reliability of the Bible", to a new, more neutral goal of inviting people to learn more about the Bible.  Steve Green, the owner of Hobby Lobby and a founder and major backer of the Museum of the Bible Credit: Jacquelyn Martin  Steve Green, president of Hobby Lobby, said the institution he largely funded is meant to educate, not evangelise, though critics are dubious.  The museum will be the centerpiece of several of the Green family's religious efforts, including sponsoring research on the Bible and promoting a Bible curriculum they hope will be used in U.S. public schools.  An initial attempt in an Oklahoma school district was withdrawn following complaints the lessons were not neutral. The Green family association has cast something of a cloud over the museum after the US department of justice accused the family's company of smuggling ancient artefacts taken from Iraq. Hobby Lobby agreed to pay a $3 million fine and return more than 5,000 items in a government settlement.  The Museum of the Bible issued a statement following the settlement stating that none of the artifacts involved were part of the Museum’s collection.  "The Museum adheres to the current Association of Art Museum Directors standards on the Acquisition of Archaeological Material and Ancient Art, as well as guidelines set forth by the American Alliance of Museums," it said. 

Moore scandal ignites fundraising boom for Dem challenger

Added: 17.11.2017 21:38 | 1 views | 0 comments

Democrat Doug Jones has been raking in as much $250,000 per day since the Roy Moore scandal broke.

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Musk reopens fundraising playbook to launch Semi, Roadster

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk is turning to a tried-and-true source of financing for his unprofitable car company -- paying customers willing to wait years for delivery of shiny new wheels.


Franken's troubles complicate liberal push against tax bill

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The senator had played a pivotal role in both fundraising and messaging.

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Marina Abramovic Responds to Allegations of Misuse of Funds over Scrapped OMA-designed Museum

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Following her decision to , artist has spoken out in response to allegations that her institute may have improperly utilized funds raised through a crowdsourced fundraising campaign.


Supporters stand by Roy Moore amid sexual misconduct accusations

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Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore claims he is being harassed over accusations that he pursued teenage girls when he was in his 30s. Speaking at a Christian revival meeting, Moore said the stories of five women are a political ploy. The Republican National Committee cut all fundraising ties to the former judge. Manuel Bojorquez reports.


RNC exits Roy Moore fundraising agreement

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The NRSC already severed financial ties with Moore, who is accused of sexually touching teen girls


RNC Cuts Ties With Roy Moore in Special Alabama Senate Race

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Politico reported on Tuesday night that the Republican National Committee was withdrawing its support for the Senate candidate Roy Moore, who had been losing endorsements since a report last week revealed his history of dating teenagers by the Washington Post. Moore is now isolated after the RNC is leaving a joint fundraising agreement it had with Moore and canceling a field program it had set up before the state's Dec. 12 special election date. The committee already had a dozen paid canvassers working for Moore in Alabama, but will no longer transfer any money into the race. RNC Chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel is expected to brief committee members on the decision on a Tuesday conference...

RNC cuts off Moore

Added: 14.11.2017 22:45 | 2 views | 0 comments

The national party pulls out of a fundraising pact with the Alabama candidate, further isolating him.

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