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Sheldon Adelson

FEC Complaint Alleges Ties Between Billionaire Sheldon Adelson and Chinese Organized Crime Syndicates

Paul Alexander | Posted 11.05.2015 | Politics
Paul Alexander

So, in the 2016 election cycle, Republican candidates -- like Rubio -- now have an obvious problem. When they accept money from Sheldon Adelson are they prepared to answer the question: Did that money come from Chinese organized crime?

Marco Rubio Leads Race For Donations From Casino Billionaire Sheldon Adelson

The Guardian | Marina Fang | Posted 10.29.2015 | Politics

A number of donors to Jeb Bush’s campaign were reportedly jittery about sticking by him even before Wednesday’s lackluster performance in ...

Plutocrats and Their Pets

Richard North Patterson | Posted 10.20.2015 | Politics
Richard North Patterson

Rubio's panders abound. But what marks this callow candidate -- and the shame of Citizens United -- is his willingness to delegate his views on vital foreign policy issues to an ignorant and imperious donor.

Marco Rubio ISO Billionaires For Heavy Campaign Petting

The Huffington Post | Jason Linkins | Posted 10.13.2015 | Politics

Even as the Democratic candidates gather in Las Vegas for the first of their party's primary debates, some consequential news is emerging from S...

When Did Support of Israel Become Part of the Culture Wars?

Marvin Meadors | Posted 09.16.2015 | Politics
Marvin Meadors

Support of Israel used to be a bipartisan cause and while it remains true that Democrats and Republicans still heavily support Israel, some rifts have developed. The conflict has widened as every Republican in the House of Representatives, except one, voted against the Iran deal.

Sheldon Adelson Is Ready To Buy The Presidency

New York Magazine | Adam Goldberg | Posted 09.09.2015 | Politics

He just hasn’t decided which Republican candidate to back. Care to make a pitch?...

Donald Trump's Endgame

Stu Kreisman | Posted 08.24.2015 | Entertainment
Stu Kreisman

FOX and the Republican elites have been playing the long game in the shadows. They thought they had their men in Mitt Romney and Jeb Bush. What they didn't foresee was a celebrity billionaire with nothing to lose. Trump was also playing the long-game except right out in the open for all to see. And he is the one who might very well succeed.

Trump's Big Mouth/Big Money Campaign Is All Too Emblematic of the Era

William Bradley | Posted 08.19.2015 | Media
William Bradley

Donald Trump keeps on saying stupid, hateful things. About Mexicans, women, John McCain, Megyn Kelly... And he keeps on leading the Republican presidential race. Gosh, could there be a correlation?

Head of Group Opposing Iran Deal Comes Out In Favor

Alan Elsner | Posted 08.19.2015 | World
Alan Elsner

Sinking the agreement would not mean a return to the status quo, but the collapse of the international sanctions regime UANI has done so much to build, and which has induced Iran to make these historic concessions.

The Case for Bernie Sanders

Walker Bragman | Posted 08.06.2015 | Politics
Walker Bragman

Bernie Sanders can win--not just the primary, but the general. Democrats should back him, and ignore the arguments made by Barney Frank and others, who say giving Hillary the nod early is the only hope for victory in 2016.

Democratic Support for Israel Is Withering Rapidly

Josh Ruebner | Posted 07.13.2015 | Politics
Josh Ruebner

More troubling news emerged this past weekend for those trying to prop up the once solid, now faltering, bipartisan backing for Israel.

Rubio Is Playing To Win The Sheldon Adelson Primary

The Washington Post | Posted 06.25.2015 | Politics

Marco Rubio is playing to win The Sheldon Adelson Primary. The Florida senator, who has relentlessly sought the billionaire casino mogul’s backing f...

The Odd Couple: Sheldon Adelson and Haim Saban

Michelle Kraus | Posted 06.17.2015 | Politics
Michelle Kraus

For those that need a primer, the BDS movement is well-funded by forces that cannot be identified. Yet, we all know which countries are probably funding this unrest. One needn't be a rocket scientist to start to trace the money.

Peter H. Stone

Sheldon Adelson And The Koch Brothers Are Closer Than Ever | Peter H. Stone | Posted 09.08.2015 | Politics

Casino mogul Sheldon Adelson (left) and billionaire industrialist David Koch (right) are both deeply committed to making sure a Republican wins the Wh...

REPORT: Adelson Likely To Support Rubio

POLITICO | Posted 04.23.2015 | Politics

Before Iowa and New Hampshire, GOP candidates are competing in the Sheldon Adelson primary, and some will travel to his posh Venetian hotel in Las Veg...

Sheldon Adelson or James Baker? Who Should Drive GOP Foreign Policy?

David Paul | Posted 06.21.2015 | Politics
David Paul

Perhaps nothing epitomizes the state of affairs in the Republican Party today more than the estrangement of James Baker from the Republican establishment. Nothing because, for what seems like decades, James Baker was the Republican establishment.

How A Handful Of Funders Has Outsized Influence In Politics

ProPublica | Robert Faturechi & Jonathan Stray, | Posted 04.20.2015 | Politics

This story was co-published with the Daily Beast.The wealthiest Americans can fly on their own jets, live in gated compounds and watch movies in their...

Paul Blumenthal

Republicans And Iran Deal Opponents Are Funded By The Same Mega-Donors | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 03.10.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed Congress last week, making his case against the deal the U.S. and partner nations...

An Ugly Week in Washington

James Zogby | Posted 05.07.2015 | Politics
James Zogby

Israel may be wearing out its welcome in Europe, but that's no reason for Congress to want to join Israel's increasing isolation by jeopardizing relations with our trans-Atlantic partners. Sordid, shameful, embarrassing, demeaning, and damaging -- all in all, a pretty ugly week.

Netanyahu Speaks, Money Talks

Bill Moyers | Posted 05.05.2015 | Politics
Bill Moyers

Everything you need to know about Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's address to Congress Tuesday was the presence in the visitor's gallery of one man -- Sheldon Adelson.

US-Israel Relationship Being Hijacked by Far-Right

Alan Elsner | Posted 04.29.2015 | Politics
Alan Elsner

For decades, US supporters of Israel and Israeli politicians and diplomats have worked in concert to preserve bipartisan support for Israel. Netanyahu and Boehner's cynical play for their own short-term political gains, has driven a stake through the heart of that strategy.

Republican "Money Primary" Claims Its First "Biggest Loser" in Mitt Romney

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 04.05.2015 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

It's a year before the first actual citizens get to cast their votes in the 2016 Presidential primary election, but the even more important Money Primary is already going full tilt in back rooms, luxury resorts, and billionaire's private homes.

A Line in the Sand at 47 Percent

Steven Clifford | Posted 04.05.2015 | Comedy
Steven Clifford

With Mitt Romney dropping his presidential bid, Republican campaign financiers are searching for a candidate to lead the crusade against the 47 percent. Charles G. Koch is troubled.

Selling 'Peace Groups' on US-Led Wars

Coleen Rowley | Posted 02.24.2015 | Politics
Coleen Rowley

"War is peace" double-speak has become commonplace these days. And, the more astute foreign policy journalists and commentators are beginning to realize the extent of how "liberal interventionists" work in sync with neocon warhawks to produce and sustain a perpetual state of U.S. war.

Christina Wilkie

Sheldon Adelson Looks To Harry Reid For A Big Favor | Christina Wilkie | Posted 12.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Billionaire casino magnate and GOP sugar daddy Sheldon Adelson wants a big favor from Capitol Hill, and he’s looking to the top Democr...