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Sheldon Adelson

A Call to Arms

Fred Wertheimer | Posted 11.19.2014 | Politics
Fred Wertheimer

Never has the foundational constitutional principle of one person, one vote been so undermined by a Supreme Court majority that apparently believes money is king.

Christina Wilkie

Romney: Democrats Lost Because They Weren't 'Proud' Enough Of Obama

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 11.08.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney might have been forgiven for gloating a little about this week's election. A half-doz...

Open Letter to Florida Voters About Medical Marijuana and Amendment 2

Jane Marcus, Ph.D. | Posted 11.03.2014 | Miami
Jane Marcus, Ph.D.

My Mom, who describes herself as "an antique", has much wisdom to share. What she believes is the bottom line on Amendment 2 -- compassionate care for all -- is what Florida voters should rest their vote on. Needless to say, I completely agree.

Paul Blumenthal

Here Are The Top Super PAC Mega-Donors In 2014 Elections

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 11.03.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In Iowa, a television station recently created a new program so it could sell more advertising to political campaigns, party committees ...

Citizens United, Kentucky, and the Future of American Elections

Avram Billig | Posted 10.22.2014 | Politics
Avram Billig

It may be that no single race better exemplifies these developments, and foreshadows the shape of future federal elections, than Senator McConnell's competitive re-election contest against Alison Lundergan Grimes.

Of Pain, People, Pot, Politics, Public Figures, and Priorities -- Part 1

Gary Stein | Posted 10.14.2014 | Miami
Gary Stein

As Election Day approaches, the backers on both sides of the ballot initiative for legalizing Medical Marijuana in Florida, otherwise known as Amendment 2 are really getting fired up. It's a battle of wits, money, compassion, money, politics and money and of course, the people who are donating the money.

Talk of Romney in 2016 Continues to Grow

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 09.29.2014 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

In recent days and weeks there has been renewed speculation that Mitt Romney, the 2012 Republican nominee for president will again be a candidate in 2...

Paul Blumenthal

Top Billionaire Campaign Donors Favor Republicans In 2014

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 09.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The wealthiest Americans are playing a larger role in politics these days, thanks to campaign finance laws loosened by the Supreme Court...

GOP Donor Gives $10 Million To Karl Rove Group, Just One-Fifteenth Of What He Spent In 2012

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 09.18.2014 | Politics

A $10 million donation seems like a hefty amount of cash for the average political donor. But for casino magnate Sheldon Adelson, who spent somewh...

Sheldon Adelson Cracks Open Checkbook For GOP

POLITICO | Kenneth P. Vogel | Posted 09.18.2014 | Politics

Las Vegas casino mogul Sheldon Adelson has donated $10 million to a Karl Rove-backed outfit boosting Republican Senate candidates and promised a simil...

We Can Put An End to Pay to Play

John Wellington Ennis | Posted 11.10.2014 | Politics
John Wellington Ennis

What is Pay to Play? Commonly held, pay to play is a form of getting a special deal because you paid someone off.

Individual-Candidate Super PACs Threaten to Wipe Out Candidate Contribution Limits

Fred Wertheimer | Posted 11.10.2014 | Politics
Fred Wertheimer

The real purpose of an individual-candidate Super PAC is to circumvent candidate contribution limits. Wealthy donors, corporations and other contributors use these Super PACs as vehicles to make unlimited contributions to directly support the candidate backed by the Super PAC.

Political Heavyweights Can't Get Enough Of Sin City

POLITICO | Posted 08.15.2014 | Politics

Sin City may have been too risqué for the Republican National Convention, but it’s just fine for Hillary Clinton, Nathan Deal, Nancy Pelosi and Joh...

Influence Peddling and Inequality in London: Nobody Expects a Monty Python Fourth of July

Michael Winship | Posted 09.15.2014 | Politics
Michael Winship

In the face of heavy opposition from the moneyed classes on either shore, both the United States and the United Kingdom are desperately in need of campaign finance reform. No joke.

Importing "Techies" Is NOT an Immigration or Education Policy

Alan Singer | Posted 09.13.2014 | Politics
Alan Singer

The Adelson-Buffett-Gates immigration proposal is neither an immigration policy nor an education policy. In fact it is an anti-education policy that also fails to take into account the underlying cause of the current flood of undocumented immigrants.

Sheldon Adelson, Warren Buffett, And Bill Gates Chastise House GOP On Immigration

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 07.11.2014 | Business

Three of the world's richest men are calling on Congress to pass legislation that would overhaul the nation's immigration system and provide some sort...

Ryan Grim

'Sometimes You Step On Your Whatever'

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 06.26.2014 | Politics

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) conceded that his effort to distinguish between the money spent by Sheldon Adelson in politics and the mone...

Bernie Sanders and America's Political Revolution

Heather Gautney | Posted 08.24.2014 | Politics
Heather Gautney

In recent weeks, Senator Bernard Sanders, the Independent senator from Vermont, did something that Senate Democrats have not been able to do: He worked with a Republican to strike a bipartisan deal to reform our veterans' health care system.

Matt Ferner

GOP Megadonor Funds Both Anti-Weed Amendment And Pro-Weed Study

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 06.13.2014 | Politics

While casino mogul and GOP megadonor Sheldon Adelson has reportedly poured millions into the fight against legalizing medical marijuana in Florida, hi...

Matt Ferner

Casino Billionaire Funds Anti-Medical Marijuana Campaign

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 06.11.2014 | Politics

Florida legislation that would legalize medical marijuana just got a very wealthy opponent. Sheldon Adelson, the casino mogul and GOP super donor, has...

Republicans Won't Be Hosting Their 2016 Convention In Las Vegas

AP | STEVE PEOPLES & PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 05.22.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two cities in the mix to host the next Republican National Convention are out of the running. Republican Party officials say La...

Chris Christie Gets A Second Chance After Big Stumble

AP | STEVE PEOPLES | Posted 07.18.2014 | Politics

NEW YORK (AP) — Courting powerful Jewish donors for the second time in two months, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie called Sunday for a more aggressiv...

Don't Ask Sheldon Adelson for a Job

Betty Liu | Posted 07.15.2014 | Business
Betty Liu

Recently, I went to visit casino tycoon Sheldon Adelson in Hangover City. I mean, Las Vegas. His folks invited us out to hear him speak at the Uni...

Harry Reid Defends GOP Mega-Donor

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 05.19.2014 | Politics

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) is quick to blame the Koch brothers for just about everything these days, even climate change, but there's ...

Paul Blumenthal

Where There's Money To Be Had, Republicans Lobby For Soros, Democrats Lobby For Adelson

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 04.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Partisan lines are blurring as money pours into Washington in the fight over Internet gambling. Republican lobbyists are signing up to a...