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If the Labor Movement Doesn't Speak Up for Workers, Who Will? The Koch Brothers?

María Elena Durazo | Posted 10.31.2012 | Los Angeles
María Elena Durazo

Big insurance companies and corporate health care have huge voices in Sacramento. Yet it was union nurses who gave patients a voice in Sacramento. Union nurses got lawmakers to pass groundbreaking nurse-patient ratios to ensure patients receive adequate nursing care.

Daughter of Billionaire GOP Donor Sheldon Adelson Pushes Democracy Now! Staff, Seizes Camera at RNC

Democracy Now! | Posted 10.30.2012 | Politics
Democracy Now!

When Democracy Now! senior producer Mike Burke attempted to interview billionaire casino magnate and Republican donor Sheldon Adelson inside the Repub...

WATCH: Sheldon Adelson's Daughter Attacks 'Democracy Now' Crew

Posted 10.30.2012 | Media

A producer for "Democracy Now!" had his camera thrown to the ground by the daughter of conservative billionaire Sheldon Adelson during the Republican ...

The Adelsons and Super PACS Are a Fair Counter to Incumbency

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 10.30.2012 | Politics
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

2012-08-28-scblog2.png Before we attack outside investment that might give a challenger some hope of prevailing, perhaps we should first discuss the need for terms limits or some other equalizing factor.

One Percenters Buying Themselves an Aristocracy

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 10.30.2012 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

2012-08-28-scblog2.png Way before the 2010 Citizens United ruling, 1 percenters were working on a takeover. If the 99 percent don't stop them soon, don't establish some sort of separation of wealth and state, then the nation will lose its founding precepts.

NEWS FLASH: Chief Justice Roberts Expounds on the New Chief Justice Roberts

Michael Solomon | Posted 10.29.2012 | Comedy
Michael Solomon

Supreme Court watchers were initially surprised when Roberts upheld the PPACA not because he found the law constitutional per se, but because he ruled it a tax. "I know that's not what the Justices on the Left think, not to mention those other jerks, but why split hairs?"

The Shameful Silence of Sheldon Adelson's Myriad Beneficiaries

Dovid Efune | Posted 10.24.2012 | Politics
Dovid Efune

It is Sheldon Adelson's person that is now under assault and it his person that is worthy of a thorough defense. Who better to rally behind him than those whose lives and visions have been directly enhanced by his sweeping generosity?

Leaked Documents Link Romney Money To Some Shady Business

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 08.23.2012 | Business

A treasure trove of leaked documents about Mitt Romney's finances may not contain earth-shattering revelations, but could at least make life awkward f...

Adelsons Give $500,000 To Super PAC Supporting Rabbi Running For Congress

The Huffington Post | Patrick Svitek | Posted 08.21.2012 | Politics

Billionaire casino tycoon Sheldon Adelson and his wife, Mariam, have given half a million dollars to a super PAC supporting a popular rabbi running fo...

Latino Voter Suppression and the Paul Ryan Choice

Jim Gonzalez | Posted 10.20.2012 | Latino Voices
Jim Gonzalez

No one will be allowed to deny Latinos and other minority groups their voting rights without facing severe legal consequences. This means legal consequences for every official at any level of government who attempts to suppress the vote.

Sheldon Adelson: Have I Got a Deal for You

Michael Solomon | Posted 10.16.2012 | Comedy
Michael Solomon

I hear you're financing a new push to get disillusioned Jewish Democrats who voted for President Obama in the last election to vote Republican this November.

Not Voting? The Koch Brothers Thank You

Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm | Posted 10.15.2012 | Politics
Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm

If you're staying at home because you're disgusted by the negative tone of the campaign; or you believe both sides run the same vile, lying, attack ads; or because you're turned off by politics: Congratulations, you are fulfilling someone else's agenda. You are following their plan to the letter.


Jeff Danziger | Posted 10.15.2012 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


Sheldon Adelson Is Buying the 2012 Election, But He Bought Your Birthright Friends a Long Time Ago

Stephen Robert Morse | Posted 10.14.2012 | Politics
Stephen Robert Morse

I remember when I learned that a Las Vegas casino magnate, Sheldon Adelson, was donating $20 million to Birthright Israel. I didn't think too much about who Adelson was at the time, and he most certainly wasn't known as the the polarizing far-right wing zealot that he is today.

Ryan To Quietly Meet With Major Donors In Las Vegas

Reuters | Posted 10.14.2012 | Politics

By Sam Youngman DENVER, Aug 14 (Reuters) - Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan will meet behind closed doors with donors ...

ReThink Review: The Campaign -- Mock the Vote

Jonathan Kim | Posted 10.14.2012 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

The Campaign exceeded my expectations by ignoring partisan politics and instead poking fun at the realities of modern campaigning, the role of wealthy donors, our gaffe-obsessed media, and, in the end, on voters themselves.

Sheldon Adelson's Las Vegas Sands Investigated For Potential Bribery

Reuters | Posted 10.13.2012 | Business

By Joseph Menn and Peter Henderson SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 13 (Reuters) - Nevada regulators are investigating whether casino powerhouse Las...

GOP Mega-Donor Facing Chinese Investigation | Posted 10.13.2012 | Politics

BEIJING -- When Sheldon Adelson, the casino magnate, needed something done in China, he often turned to his company's "chief Beijing representative," ...

Adelson Reportedly Referred To Obama A 'Crybaby'

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 08.09.2012 | Politics

Sheldon Adelson, a Las Vegas casino mogul and GOP mega-donor, reportedly referred to President Barack Obama as a "crybaby" last March, according to a ...

The U.S.-Israel Enhanced Security Act

Renee Parsons | Posted 10.09.2012 | World
Renee Parsons

The day before Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney began his recent 36-hour swing through Israel, President Obama was signing the U.S.-Israel Enhanced Security Act in the Oval Office with representatives of AIPAC in attendance.

GOP: From 'Mostly Pro-Israel' to Adelson Clones?

Mik Moore | Posted 10.08.2012 | Politics
Mik Moore

Republicans are not the monolithic pro-Israel party they claim to be (see: Ron Paul, Pat Buchanan). They surely are not unified in support of Adelson's vision. Yet Republican voices of protest are muted.

Luke Johnson

Sheldon Adelson Sues Democratic Jewish Group For $60 Million | Luke Johnson | Posted 08.08.2012 | Politics

Billionaire casino magnate Sheldon Adelson, who, along with his family, is the biggest disclosed donor in the super PAC-era, filed a $60 million libel...

Mitt Romney Insults American Jews

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 10.08.2012 | World
MJ Rosenberg

The fact is that Romney has crossed the line from pandering to American Jews to insulting us. The insult is his belief that the way to gain support from Jews is by promising to make the policies of our country subservient to those of Israel.

DCCC Apology to Adelson Reflects Ugly Personal Attacks

Gary Shapiro | Posted 10.07.2012 | Politics
Gary Shapiro

President Obama and Governor Romney have clear differences in their vision for America. But both are credible candidates. We should resist the urge to personally attack and belittle the candidate with whom we disagree and their supporters.

Romney Auditions for His Kingmaker

Yousef Abukhdair | Posted 10.06.2012 | Politics
Yousef Abukhdair

Mr. Romney flew to Israel in an attempt to convey the differences between his Israel policies with that of the current administration. But he didn't do this for the sake of the Israeli people or Jewish American voters; he did it for a specific audience of one, Sheldon Adelson.