Business > U.S.

Government shutdown breaks record, with no end in sight

5 days ago   |   By

A partial U.S. government shutdown over President Donald Trump's demand for $5.7 billion to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border entered its 22nd day on Saturday, making it the longest shuttering of federal agencies in U.S. history, with no end in sight.
Read more ...

 

Over $20 Million Raised in Border Wall GoFundMe Campaign to Be Refunded

5 days ago   |   By

GoFundMe will refund over $20 million in donations raised to build a U.S.-Mexico border wall.
The fundraiser “We the People Will Build the Wall” was created by veteran Brian Kolfage on Dec. 16 and, as of Saturday morning, raised $20,270,904 of $1 billion goal from over 325,000 people.
While the original goal was to give all money raised to the government, on Friday, Kolfage updated donors that the campaign would instead move to a newly-founded nonprofit. This shift meant all GoFundMe donations to the campaign would have to be refunded.
In a message on the campaign's page, Kolfage explained...
Read more ...

 

Far-right grifter's campaign to crowdfund Donald Trump's border project hits a wall

Far-right grifter's campaign to crowdfund Donald Trump's border project hits a wall

5 days ago   |   By

At the end of last year, shortly before the holidays and as the federal government was careening towards a partial shutdown, one of Donald Trump's more enterprising supporters took it upon himself to fund the president's vanity project along the U.S. -Mexico border.
Brian Kolfage, a longtime supporter of Donald Trump and conservative causes, launched a campaign on the crowdfunding platform GoFundMe to privately raise the $5.7 billion that Trump was hoping to get from U.S taxpayers to pay for his wall.
Within days, his campaign surpassed $10 million, as thousands of supporters blindly threw...
Read more ...

 

Wall donations refunded or shifted to non-profit effort

5 days ago   |   By

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - A Florida man says people who contributed more than $20 million online to help build a wall along the southern U.S. border can get refunds or shift their support to a new non-profit effort.
Air Force veteran and triple amputee Brian Kolfage, 37, says on the GoFundMe page he started in December to raise money for President Donald Trump's wall that the non-profitendeavour will be more successful. The message tells donors they can get a refund if they do nothing or they can redirect their donation to the non-profit.
“There is a lot of work ahead of us, but this has...
Read more ...

 

Man behind 'Build the Wall' GoFundMe has reportedly made a potentially lucrative contact list thanks to a shadowy email-harvesting operation

Man behind 'Build the Wall' GoFundMe has reportedly made a potentially lucrative contact list thanks to a shadowy email-harvesting operation

5 days ago   |   By

Brian Kolfage, the veteran behind the GoFundMe campaign that was raising money for a wall along the southern US border, reportedly grew a lucrative email list using shadowy techniques.
Kolfage has, in the past, operated websites that reportedly published false stories.
According to NBC News, Kolfage claims to have gathered 3.5 million email addresses thanks to the 'Build the Wall' campaign.
Brian Kolfage, the veteran who created the GoFundMe campaign to raise money for the wall, now has a potentially lucrative list of emails thanks to the fundraiser, according to NBC News.
NBC News...
Read more ...

 

$20 million in donations for border wall to be refunded or shifted to non-profit effort

5 days ago   |   By

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - A Florida man says people who contributed more than $20 million online to help build a wall along the southern U.S. border can get refunds or shift their support to a new nonprofit effort. Air Force veteran and triple amputee Brian Kolfage says on the GoFundMe page he started to raise money for President Donald Trump's wall that the nonprofit endeavor will be more successful. The message tells donors they can get a refund if they do nothing or direct their donation to the nonprofit. So far, about 339,000 people have contributed. The new nonprofit is called We Build...
Read more ...

 

Border wall GoFundMe shut down after raising $20mn, campaigners pledge to build wall themselves

Border wall GoFundMe shut down after raising $20mn, campaigners pledge to build wall themselves

5 days ago   |   By

After collecting a staggering $20 million, a fundraiser to help build a wall along the US southern border is being shut down because it failed to reach its target. However campaigners are now pledging to build the wall themselves.
Read more ...

 


Search by Tags

   U.S.      Donald Trump      PoliticsNews      Immigration      Onetime      Congress      News      Border Wall      Extremism      Far Right      Politics      Racism      PMN News      PMN World      AP  


Trump sends Capitol Hill into chaos after canceling congressional trip to...

Trump sends Capitol Hill into chaos after canceling congressional trip to Afghanistan

President Trump canceled a congressional delegation plan to travel to Afghanistan this weekend in retaliation for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's suggestion the State of the Union... Read more ...

Michael Cohen implicates Trump, confirms report he paid firm to rig online...

Michael Cohen implicates Trump, confirms report he paid firm to rig online polls in Trump's favor and create WomenForCohen Twitter account

President Donald Trump's former lawyer and "fixer" Michael Cohen confirmed a Wall Street Journal report that he paid a technology firm to rig online polls in favor of Trump. He... Read more ...

White House cancels US delegation trip to the World Economic Forum in Davos...

White House cancels US delegation trip to the World Economic Forum in Davos hours after throwing wrench into congressional trip to Afghanistan

President Donald Trump on Thursday canceled the US delegation's annual trip to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, "out of consideration" for the furloughed federal... Read more ...

Bill Gates says investing in 4 simple plans has saved millions of lives and...

Bill Gates says investing in 4 simple plans has saved millions of lives and provided a better return on investment than the stock market

Bill and Melinda Gates are making a hard push for rich countries to re-invest in four key public health programs that fund inexpensive vaccines, malaria bed nets, diarrhea... Read more ...

The Trump administration is reportedly considering lifting some tariffs on...

The Trump administration is reportedly considering lifting some tariffs on China to help get a trade deal done

The US is considering eliminating some or all tariffs on China, the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin is pushing for tariffs on $250... Read more ...

If donors raised enough money, here's how they could theoretically build the...

If donors raised enough money, here's how they could theoretically build the wall

The US-Mexico border is 1,984 miles long. A new non-profit organization is trying to privately pay for portions of a wall that President Donald Trump has promised would cover... Read more ...

Thousands more children were separated from their parents at the border than...

Thousands more children were separated from their parents at the border than was previously known, inspector general says

Thousands more children were separated from their parents at the US-Mexico border than was previously known, a government watchdog announced Thursday. The family separations... Read more ...

Maryland senators participate listen to small business owners impacted by...

Maryland senators participate listen to small business owners impacted by shutdown

U.S. senators from Maryland participated in a discussion to hear local small business owners who have been impacted by the government shutdown. Read more ...

The number of federal employees making unemployment claims during the...

The number of federal employees making unemployment claims during the government shutdown is soaring

The government shutdown is now in day 27. 800,000 federal workers are going without pay and 380,000 have been furloughed, meaning they are on forced unpaid leave. 10,454... Read more ...

Vaccine Hesitancy Joins Climate Change on World Health Organization's 2019...

Vaccine Hesitancy Joins Climate Change on World Health Organization's 2019 Global Health Threats List

The World Health Organization has released its list of global health threats for 2019. Unlike some of the health challenges on the list, at least one, vaccine hesitancy, is... Read more ...