April 3, 2008
Obamas Gave $240,000 to Charity Last Year
Barack Obama, who is seeking the Democratic presidential nomination, donated $240,000 to charity in 2007, according to his campaign, and has released information about his charitable gifts dating back to 2000.
The data show that the Illinois senator's giving was higher over the past three years, when he and his wife, Michelle Obama, were making more money and he was beginning to run for president.
The Obamas have not yet released their federal tax return for 2007, so it is