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Billionaire Sheldon Adelson Wants Federal Monoply on Exploitation of Fashionable Debaucheries

Bruce Fein | Posted 12.06.2016 | Politics
Bruce Fein

Billionaire Sheldon Adelson sanctimoniously demanding a federal monopoly on the exploitation of fashionable debaucheries is like a dog walking on his ...

Ari Fleischer's Perfect GOP Vote-Getting Ploy: Slam The 'Biased' News Media

Larry Light | Posted 11.29.2016 | Media
Larry Light

Fleischer forecasts "a clash" coming between the new administration and the White House press corps, which he depicts as a smug, entitled bunch of liberal miscreants who are out to get poor Donald Trump.

In First Post-McCutcheon Presidential Election, More Big Donors, Giving More

OpenSecrets Blog | Posted 11.10.2016 | Politics
OpenSecrets Blog

Some donors have taken advantage of unlimited aggregate contributions to give more cash than they ever could before.

Super PACs lifted by megadonors, unions in third quarter

OpenSecrets Blog | Posted 10.18.2016 | Politics
OpenSecrets Blog

Wrestling magnate and former Senate candidate Linda McMahon has given $6 million to a pro-Trump super PAC. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File) By: Jack Nol...

Nevada Approves $750 Million Tax Subsidy For Las Vegas NFL Stadium

The Huffington Post | Travis Waldron | Posted 10.14.2016 | Sports

The Nevada state Assembly on Friday approved legislation that will devote $750 million in public tax money to the construction of a new NFL stadium. T...

Progressive Groups Fight Vegas NFL Stadium After Nevada Senate Approves $750 Million Tax Subsidy

The Huffington Post | Travis Waldron | Posted 10.12.2016 | Sports

The Nevada state senate on Tuesday approved legislation that would put $750 million in taxpayer money toward the construction of a new Las Vegas footb...

The IAC's Third Annual Conference: Embracing a New Identity, Building a Movement and Changing the Jewish Future

Adam Milstein | Posted 10.14.2016 | Politics
Adam Milstein

Credit: Peter Halmagyi Last month, in our nation's capital, the Israeli-American Council (IAC) hosted the largest gathering of the Israeli-American c...

Sheldon Adelson Pours Money Into GOP Super PAC In Senate Fight

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 09.20.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Billionaires Sheldon and Miriam Adelson lead the march of wealthy megadonors pouring money into super PACs aiming to help Republicans k...

RNC covered its convention costs, but some who gave in 2012 stayed away

OpenSecrets Blog | Posted 09.20.2016 | Politics
OpenSecrets Blog

Donald Trump, Republican nominee for president, speaks in the Quicken Loans Arena on the final night of the Republican National Convention in Clevelan...

Vegas Taxpayers Could Spend A Record $750 Million On A New NFL Stadium

The Huffington Post | Travis Waldron | Posted 06.24.2016 | Sports

The NHL announced this week that its owners had approved an expansion franchise in Las Vegas, bringing professional sports to the city for the first t...

Casino Capitalism and Election 2016

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 06.14.2016 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

What is it with casinos and the presidency these days? I'm thinking, of course, about the version of casino capitalism being played out in American politics at the moment by two men who made fortunes in the casino business.

A Who's Who of Trump's Surrogates

Peter Dreier | Posted 06.10.2016 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Don't worry. Donald has lots of prominent Americans, representing a broad and diverse spectrum of America, who've endorsed him and can be expected to campaign for him. Here's just a few of those who are likely to stump for Trump. With these folks in his corner, how can he lose?

Berning Down the House

Steven Conn | Posted 05.23.2016 | Politics
Steven Conn

Sanders -- and perhaps some of his supporters -- may well believe that it is necessary to destroy the village in order to save it. That, after all, is how revolutions start, and Bernie has been promising revolution.

Report: Sheldon Adelson Backs Trump Trip To Israel After $100 Million Pledge

The Guardian | Sam Levine | Posted 05.21.2016 | Politics

Conservative and big-money allies of Donald Trump are laying the groundwork for him to visit Israel this summer, an idea backed by Republican mega-don...

Stop Raiding Taxpayers to Pay for Stadiums That Leave Fans High and Dry

Ryan Rudominer | Posted 05.17.2016 | Sports
Ryan Rudominer

As fans, we love the game of football, and we love our favorite teams. But when billionaire owners and politicians use our hard earned tax dollars to fund stadiums at the expense of the fan experience and other local priorities, it leaves a bitter taste in our mouths.

Adelson All In: Ready To Give Trump Campaign More Than $100 Million

New York Times | Andrew Hart | Posted 05.13.2016 | Politics

The casino magnate Sheldon G. Adelson told Donald J. Trump in a private meeting last week that he was willing to contribute more to help elect him tha...

Sheldon Adelson: Party Hack

The Huffington Post | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.16.2016 | Politics

In previous dispatches about the billionaire donor class that now runs America, we've had cause to consider casino mogul and ersatz newspaperman Sheld...

Sheldon Adelson: I Endorse Donald Trump For President

The Washington Post | Paul Vale | Posted 05.13.2016 | Politics

At the outset of the 2016 election, the GOP primary field was nearly as large as that of last weekend’s Kentucky Derby....

Adelson Caves And Says He Will Support Trump

New York Times | Andrew Hart | Posted 05.05.2016 | Politics

The casino magnate Sheldon G. Adelson said on Thursday night that he would support Donald J. Trump now that he has become the Republican Party’s pre...

Las Vegas Review-Journal Threatens To Fire Staff Over 'Company Loyalty'

Capital New York | Kelly Chen | Posted 05.05.2016 | Media

The Las Vegas Review Journal, a prominent Nevada newspaper that's been in a state of tumult ever since its sale to controversial casino magnate Sheldo...

Columnist Resigns After Being Banned From Writing About Sheldon Adelson

Politico Media | Kelly Chen | Posted 04.26.2016 | Media

Las Vegas Review-Journal columnist John L. Smith resigned from the paper on Tuesday, after the paper prevented him from writing about casino owners St...

Adelson, GOP Donors Give Up On 2016 Madness

Politico | Andrew Hart | Posted 04.09.2016 | Politics

Ambivalence about a Trump-Cruz battle pushes many Republican fundraisers away from the presidential contest....

Las Vegas Sands Pays $9 Million To End SEC Probe Into China, Macau

Reuters | Paige Lavender | Posted 04.07.2016 | Business

April 7 (Reuters) Las Vegas Sands Corp agreed to pay $9 million to end the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's more than five-year probe into wh...

Donald Trump Speaks at AIPAC

Arnold Steinberg | Posted 03.21.2016 | Politics
Arnold Steinberg

Will Trump Blow it? Trump's speech at AIPAC is about more than AIPAC, Jews and the Mideast: Is he a serious candidate? This morning Hillary Cli...

As Establishment Flails, Trump Goes in for Kill

James Marshall Crotty | Posted 03.05.2016 | Politics
James Marshall Crotty

The GOP Establishment is in such a state of apoplectic panic over the rogue candidacy of real estate developer Donald J. Trump that on Thursday they sent out its feckless failed nominee Mitt Romney to verbally assassinate the party's own frontrunner.