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  • Sheldon Adelson Snubs Ted Cruz After He Fails to Endorse Donald Trump

    07/21/2016 3:52:38 PM PDT · by Anti-Hillary · 41 replies
    Forward ^ | 7/21/2016 | staff
    Sheldon Adelson refused to meet with Ted Cruz after the conservative Texas senator failed to endorse Donald Trump in a controversial speech to the Republican convention, several media outlets reported. The billionaire Republican donor and his wife, Miriam, barred Cruz from the suite where they watched Cruz’s speech, which was greeted by boos, CNN first reported.
  • Not Invited: Adelsons Bar Cruz From Donor Suite After He Refused To Endorse Trump

    07/21/2016 3:47:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 65 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 21, 2016 | Matt Vespa
    Katie wrote about Sen. Ted Cruz’s address at the Republican National Convention in which received a standing ovation when he took the podium, but later walked off stage amidst boos and jeers. It was brutal. Cruz didn’t endorse Trump last night, which drew the ire of the delegates and attendees. National Review’s Eliana Johnson reported earlier on Wednesday that Cruz had no intention of endorsing Trump, instead looking to the 2020 election. Cruz said that the party must unite, though Republicans should vote their conscience. It was not good. The whole arena is booing Ted Cruz, who did not expressly endorse...
  • Ted Cruz Denied Entry Into Sheldon Adelson’s Suite Following RNC Speech

    07/20/2016 9:57:24 PM PDT · by proust · 141 replies
    Independent Journal Review ^ | July 20, 2016 | JOE PERTICONE
    Cruz was stopped at the door because several attendees inside the suite were furious with his decision to not endorse Trump. An aide to Adelson then confirmed that Cruz was turned away.
  • Cruz booed after refusing to support Trump

    07/20/2016 10:09:51 PM PDT · by monkapotamus · 105 replies
    CNN ^ | July 21, 2016 | Theodore Schleifer and Stephen Collinson
    Cruz's rebuke ignited a hot scene around the senator as soon as he left the stage. People averted their eyes from Cruz and his wife as they walked with their security detail on the skybox level of boisterous Republicans. On the donor suite level, people approached Cruz and insulted him, a source told CNN's Dana Bash. One state party chairman reacted so angrily that he had to be restrained. Cruz, who has long sought the support of GOP megadonor Sheldon Adelson, was turned away when he tried to enter Adelson's suite. Andy Abboud, a senior aide to the Las Vegas...
  • New York Times Raises Front-Page Alarm About Las Vegas Newspaper’s Zionist Owner

    05/24/2016 5:09:06 AM PDT · by SJackson · 19 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | MAY 23, 2016 | Ira Stoll
    The internal machinations at a Las Vegas newspaper owned by the family of Sheldon Adelson are the subject of a front-page New York Times article that runs more than 2,300 words. What does it all amount to? Some reporters and former reporters complaining about their editors and owners. As someone with experience in the newspaper business, I can tell you with a high degree of certainty that this is not news. That is what reporters and former reporters do — they complain about their editors and owners. It comes with the territory. Why does it deserve front-page coverage in the...
  • Adelson, RJC ‘laying the groundwork’ for Trump trip to Israel

    05/21/2016 4:42:18 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 33 replies
    timesofisrael.com ^ | Julie Bykowicz
    American Jewish billionaire Sheldon Adelson and the Republican Jewish Coalition are said to be “laying the groundwork” for a visit to Israel by presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump, ahead of the party convention in July that is expected to see the businessman formally claim the nomination. The Guardian newspaper on Friday night quoted three conservative sources “with strong ties to Adelson,” who said that the casino mogul has pushed the benefits of a visit to the Jewish state. “I’m sure Sheldon suggested the trip,” the paper quoted a conservative donor close to Adelson as saying. Planning for the visit is...
  • Sheldon Adelson Is Poised to Give Donald Trump a Donation Boost ($100 million+)

    05/14/2016 8:12:56 AM PDT · by dennisw · 74 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 14 May | Jonathan Martin
    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 than he has to any previous campaign, a sum that could exceed $100 million, according to two Republicans with direct knowledge of Mr. Adelson’s commitment. As significant, Mr. Adelson, a billionaire based in Las Vegas, has decided that he will significantly scale back his giving to congressional Republicans and direct most of his contributions to groups dedicated to Mr. Trump’s campaign. The two Republicans familiar with Mr. Adelson’s plans spoke anonymously because they...
  • Gingrich: Adelson signal is big for Trump

    05/13/2016 1:55:26 PM PDT · by Innovative · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 13, 2016 | Jonathan Swan
    The decision by Republican mega-donor Sheldon Adelson to endorse Donald Trump could have huge implications for the presumptive presidential nominee's ability to raise money, Newt Gingrich says.
  • Sheldon Adelson Supports Donald Trump: He "Will Be Good For Israel"

    05/06/2016 9:49:13 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 7 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | May 6, 2016 | Arron Klein
    TEL AVIV – Now that Donald Trump is the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, casino magnate Sheldon Adelson, a top GOP donor, voiced support for his fellow billionaire.
  • Billionaire casino magnate and key Republican donor Sheldon Adelson backs Donald Trump

    05/06/2016 6:25:23 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 8 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | May 6, 2016 | Ollie Gillman
    'He won fair and square': Billionaire casino magnate and key Republican donor Sheldon Adelson backs Donald Trump Billionaire casino magnate Sheldon Adelson has backed Donald Trump Key Republican donor said Trump won the nomination 'fair and square' Adelson previously supported President George W. Bush and Mitt Romney Both Presidents Bush and Speaker Paul Ryan refused to back Trump Casino magnate and Republican donor Sheldon Adelson has backed Donald Trump in the race for the White House. Adelson, who dropped put of college and went on to amass a $28billion fortune from the hotel, newspaper and gambling industries, said Trump 'won...
  • Sheldon Adelson Says He Will Support Donald Trump

    05/05/2016 9:26:40 PM PDT · by Read Write Repeat · 25 replies
    NY Times ^ | 5/5/2016 | Thomas Kaplan and Maggie Haberman
    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 presumptive nominee. “Yes, I’m a Republican, he’s a Republican,” Mr. Adelson said in a brief interview. “He’s our nominee. Whoever the nominee would turn out to be, any one of the 17 — he was one of the 17. He won fair and square.”
  • Is Sheldon Adelson signaling support for Trump?

    03/14/2016 8:32:00 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 19 replies
    timesofisrael.com ^ | Joshua Davidovich
    In hindsight, it was probably inevitable. After months in which it kept a fairly uncharacteristic nuanced distance from the Republican race for the presidential nomination, Israel Hayom, the free tabloid owned by Republican donor Sheldon Adelson and considered by many to be a mouthpiece for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, has come out and all but endorsed Donald Trump on its front page. Oh sure, the words “Trump isn’t afraid to say ‘Islamic terror’” emblazoned across its front page belong to former New York mayor and current Trump mouthpiece Rudy Giuliani, but a paper doesn’t play a quote like that without...
  • Republican Mega-Donors Adelsons Gave Maximum Donation To Ted Cruz Last Year

    02/01/2016 11:02:20 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    BuzzFeed News ^ | January 31, 2016 | Rosie Gray
    An interesting potential signal from the sought-after donors. DES MOINES, Iowa -- Republican casino magnate Sheldon Adelson and his wife Miriam donated the maximum amount permitted to Ted Cruz's campaign last quarter, Federal Election Commission records released on Sunday show. The Adelsons donated $2,700 each to the Cruz campaign on Nov. 18. The news arrives on the eve of the Iowa caucuses -- a seemingly make-or-break moment for Cruz, who hopes to defeat Donald Trump. After publication of this story, Sheldon Adelson's political adviser Andy Abboud told BuzzFeed News in an email, "The Adelsons gave to several candidates. Nobody has...
  • Adelson son-in-law orchestrated family's purchase of Las Vegas Review-Journal

    12/17/2015 7:24:50 AM PST · by redreno · 4 replies
    http://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | 12/16/2015 | James DeHaven, Howard Stutz and Jennifer Robison
    The son-in-law of billionaire casino owner Sheldon Adelson arranged the $140 million purchase of the Las Vegas Review-Journal on Adelson's behalf, sources confirmed Wednesday. Patrick Dumont, who is listed on the website of Las Vegas Sands Corp. as the company's senior vice president of finance and strategy, put together the deal at the behest of his father-in-law, the chairman and CEO of the casino operator. Dumont, a 41-year-old from New York, in 2009 married Sivan Ochshorn, a daughter of Adelson's wife, Dr. Miriam Adelson, from a prior marriage. Sivan Ochshorn Dumont runs the Israel Hayom, which is owned by the...
  • Yes, Sheldon Adelson Bought The Las Vegas Review-Journal

    12/16/2015 7:56:55 PM PST · by george76 · 7 replies
    Fortune ^ | December 16, 2015 | Dan Primack
    Mystery solved, but we still do not understand why it was a big secret in the first place. For nearly a week, the media and political worlds have been wondering who paid $140 million to purchase Nevada's largest daily newspaper, The Las Vegas Review-Journal. The primary buyer had taken great pains to remain anonymous, but Fortune has learned from multiple sources familiar with the situation that it is Sheldon Adelson, chairman and CEO of casino operator Las Vegas Sands ... So while the big question has been answered, plenty more remain.
  • Donald Trump to meet with Sheldon Adelson in Vegas

    12/15/2015 10:54:57 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 68 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/15/2015 | ALEX ISENSTADT
    Donald Trump is slated to meet with billionaire Las Vegas casino mogul Sheldon Adelson on Tuesday, a Trump spokesman said. Trump is slated to meet with Adelson ahead of tonight's Republican debate, which will be held at Adelson's posh Venetian hotel. Corey Lewandowski, Trump's campaign manager, confirmed the scheduled meeting. Adelson spokespersons did not respond to a request for comment. Adelson is expected to meet privately with multiple Republican candidates gathered here for the debate. While Adelson, one of the biggest GOP donors in the country, is said to be favoring Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, he has made no final...
  • Millions at stake, the ‘Adelson primary’ is neck and neck

    12/04/2015 5:57:05 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 14 replies
    Yahoo Politics ^ | Dec 2, 2015 | Michael Isikoff
    American businessman Sheldon Adelson with his wife, Miriam Adelson, center, during a roundtable discussion in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images) It is the biggest financial prize in Republican presidential politics: the endorsement of Sheldon Adelson, the multibillionaire casino magnate legendary for his willingness to spend huge sums to promote the candidates of his choosing. But this year the bidding to become the winner of what is informally called the “Adelson primary” has gotten complicated. After being wooed by virtually all the major GOP contenders, the 82-year-old Adelson was believed to be close to announcing his backing of Florida Sen....
  • Hagar: Does Ted Cruz have advantage in wooing Adelson?

    07/02/2015 9:53:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Reno Gazette-Journal | July 2, 2015 | Ray Hagar
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.rgj.com/story/news/politics/2015/07/02/hagar-ted-cruz-advantage-wooing-adelson/29655093/
  • GOP Presidential Hopefuls Introduce Sheldon Adelson-Backed Bill to Ban Online Gambling (Rubio)

    06/25/2015 5:37:25 AM PDT · by C19fan · 14 replies
    National Journal ^ | June 24, 2015 | Dustin Volz
    Two Republican senators running for president reintroduced a bill Wednesday that would effectively ban Internet poker and other forms of online gambling—legislation that has long been championed by casino magnate and GOP mega-donor Sheldon Adelson. Both Lindsey Graham and Marco Rubio joined a handful of Republicans and one Democrat in reviving the Restoration of America's Wire Act, a measure that proponents say would "restore" the proper interpretation of a decades-old federal ban on some gambling operations by expanding it to include Internet gambling.
  • Watch Out, Dems: Sheldon Adelson And The Koch Brothers Are Closer Than Ever

    06/15/2015 1:32:49 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Huffington Post's Politics ^ | June 14, 2015 | Peter H. Stone
    In late April, some 700 conservative luminaries, including presidential contenders, donors, fundraisers and former President George W. Bush, gathered at the Venetian casino and resort in Las Vegas for the Republican Jewish Coalition’s spring meeting, where Sheldon Adelson, the billionaire casino mogul and GOP megadonor, was holding court. Among the assembled allies, well-wishers and supplicants who put in appearances was Tim Phillips, the head of Americans for Prosperity, the political centerpiece of the sprawling fundraising and advocacy network spearheaded by the billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch. It was the second consecutive year, according to an RJC donor, that Phillips...
  • Cruz A Crowd Favorite At Adelson ‘Audition’

    06/03/2015 12:54:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The New York Jewish Week ^ | June 3, 2015 | Gary Rosenblatt, editor and publisher
    Rabbi Boteach held the third annual Champion of Jewish Values International Awards Gala last Thursday.‘Is there a liberal in the room?” One couldn’t help but wonder this while looking around the large ballroom of the Marriott Hotel in Midtown last Thursday evening. It was filled with about 1,000 attendees of what could have been called “The Shmuley Boteach Show.” They were loudly cheering a succession of major conservative political figures outdoing each other in their support for Israel, condemnation of President Obama’s foreign policy, and giving voice to the fears about anti-Semitism at home and abroad. The formal name of...
  • Cruz captures conservative Jewish hearts at NY gala, including Adelson’s

    05/29/2015 6:58:19 PM PDT · by VinL · 40 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 5/29/2015 | Avital Chizhik-Goldschmidt |
    “He sounds like a Jew,” someone muttered at a nearby table as Ted Cruz gave his address. Last night, presidential hopefuls Ted Cruz and Chris Christie addressed over a thousand Jewish New Yorkers of Jewish Values International Awards Gala... Despite the long cast of characters present (Senator Bob Menendez, Christie, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, magnate Sheldon Adelson.... it was Cruz who stole the show, by far..... When Cruz got on stage, for a moment the room shifted into a political rally more than a charity dinner: Cruz walked around the podium, without notes, and gave an impassioned address which...
  • Daily Kickoff: Cruz, Christie pitch Adelson | Rand’s money problem | Israel’s Burning Man

    05/29/2015 12:23:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    Jewish Insider ^ | May 29, 2015 | Staff
    SCENE LAST NIGHT: Around fifteen hundred guests and supporters gathered last night on the sixth floor of the Marriott Marquis in NYC to celebrate the third annual 'Champions of Jewish Values Awards Gala.' The gala, which benefits Shmuley Boteach's This World Values Network, was co-hosted by Sheldon Adelson and Michael Steinhardt. As the 2016 election cycle is underway, Sen. Ted Cruzand NJ Gov. Chris Christie used the opportunity to pitch their foreign policy visions to the influential crowd. Cruz presented a 'checklist' of items the next President should initiate in January 2017 related to Israel, Iran and the Middle East....
  • Cruz Hits The Adelson Sweet Spot: Warmly received by Sheldon — including a standing ovation.

    05/28/2015 11:01:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | May 28, 2015 | Rosie Gray
    NEW YORK — Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz received a warm reception from mega-donor casino magnate Sheldon Adelson at a gala on Thursday, the latest development in the so-called “Adelson primary.” Speaking at a dinner for The World Values Network, Rabbi Shmuley Boteach’s Adelson-funded organization, Cruz gave a speech focused on Israel and the Iran deal that included lots of red meat for the mostly Jewish Republican crowd: He called for the next president to move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem, for example, and slammed the Obama administration for the flight ban to Israel during the Gaza war last...
  • GOP 2016 contenders denounce Iranian nuclear framework deal

    04/26/2015 10:27:38 AM PDT · by sf4dubya · 4 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 25, 2015 | Matea Gold
    LAS VEGAS — Disgust with the Iranian nuclear framework agreement dominated this weekend’s meeting of the Republican Jewish Coalition, as a crop of White House aspirants sought to outdo each other in opposition to the deal before a record crowd. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas declared that he intends “to do everything humanly possible to stop a bad Iran deal.” Former Texas governor Rick Perry warned that “tyrants don’t abide by agreements.” And Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, another possible 2016 contender, pledged that “Israel’s enemies are our enemies; Israel’s cause is our cause.” -- RJC officials said that the organization...
  • Marco Rubio takes lead in Sheldon Adelson primary

    04/23/2015 6:16:19 AM PDT · by C19fan · 7 replies
    Politico ^ | March 23, 2015 | Alex Isenstadt
    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 Vegas this in hopes of winning it. But one candidate — Marco Rubio — has emerged as the clear front-runner, according to nearly a half-dozen sources close to the multibillionaire casino mogul. In recent weeks, Adelson, who spent $100 million on the 2012 campaign and could easily match that figure in 2016, has told friends that he views the Florida senator, whose hawkish defense views and unwavering support for Israel align with his own, as...
  • Republicans Prepare to Undermine Federalism for Billionaire Casino Owners

    03/25/2015 6:29:09 AM PDT · by 54fighting · 10 replies
    Human Event ^ | 3/25/15 | Michelle Minton
    Since the early days of the Republic, the question of how gambling is regulated has largely been a right reserved for the states. However, this week members of Congress will discuss legislation that would overturn state laws pertaining to gambling within their borders and create a federal ban, preventing states from legalizing online gambling in the future. They claim it is to protect minors, those with addictions, and states that do not want online gambling available to their citizens. This measure will achieve none of those goals. Rather, it will undermine federalism and drive problem gambling underground. Proponents of the...
  • Vegas Billionaire Seeks to Outlaw Competition

    01/28/2015 10:20:53 AM PST · by 54fighting · 17 replies
    TownHall.Com ^ | 1/28/15 | Neil McCabe
    After spending millions of dollars to help elect a Republican House and Senate, Capitol Hill sources report Las Vegas gambling mogul Sheldon Adelson received a private briefing with Republican members of the House Judiciary Committee in the second week of January. The meeting sends a strong signal that the billionaire, who is one of the most generous contributors to Republican candidates and campaigns—ever, will not retreat away from his desire to outlaw legal and regulated Internet gaming by the states. Sources familiar with Adelson's lobbying describe the meeting as both a strategy session and an update for the gambling mogul....
  • Gov. Scott Walker to meet with mega-donor Sheldon Adelson

    12/12/2014 9:45:12 AM PST · by Bettyprob · 22 replies
    The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | Dec. 9, 2014 | Jason Stein
    Gov. Scott Walker is meeting with Las Vegas casino magnate Sheldon Adelson Tuesday as he pursues a potential presidential run. Adelson has been a key financial backer for Walker in his last two runs for governor and, if persuaded, could be a source of even greater funds for a White House bid. In the last presidential contest, Adelson, the president of the Las Vegas Sands Corp., and his wife put $30 million into groups backing failed GOP candidate Mitt Romney in the general election and, before that, $20 million into a super PAC that propped up Newt Gingrich's unsuccessful Republican...
  • Iranian hackers downed Adelson's casino empire

    12/12/2014 7:25:31 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 12, 2014 | Cory Bennett
    n February, Iranian hackers took down the computer system of gambling magnate Sheldon Adelson’s casino empire, wiping hard drives clean and shutting down email. Las Vegas Sands, the world’s largest gaming company, was devastated by the attack. But until a Bloomberg Businessweek report Thursday night, the company had never revealed the extent of the hack. Coming months before the recent hack on Sony Pictures, the hit on Sands is now believed to be the first major destructive cyberattack on a U.S. business, although there are likely others that have gone unreported. From the instant the offensive started, Las Vegas Sands...
  • Will GOP billionaire Sheldon Adelson bankroll Mike Huckabee in 2016?

    10/26/2014 9:32:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Salon ^ | October 23, 2014 | Luke Brinker
    The casino magnate and big Gingrich booster in 2012 may have his eyes on a new candidate in 2016. Billionaire casino magnate Sheldon Adelson and his wife Miriam spent an astonishing $98 million trying to elect conservative candidates during the 2012 election cycle. The Adelsons threw more than a fifth of that total at Winning our Future, a super PAC supporting GOP presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich. We all know how Gingrich’s primary campaign against Mitt Romney turned out, but the Adelsons’ contributions kept Gingrich’s campaign afloat far longer than the former House Speaker would otherwise have survived. With potential candidates...
  • Sheldon Adelson 'Roved' Again?

    09/20/2014 11:57:51 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/18/14 | DAN RIEHL
    Just as a high stakes gambler in the wrong place at the wrong time might get "rolled" from time to time, Las Vegas casino mogul Sheldon Adelson appears ripe to get "Roved" yet again based upon reports he's "donated $10 million to a Karl Rove-backed outfit boosting Republican Senate candidates and promised a similar amount to an allied group focused on House races."
  • Abramoff: Adelson's Push for Online Gambling Ban is Corruption

    07/30/2014 2:30:39 PM PDT · by 54fighting · 3 replies
    Human Events ^ | 7/30/14 | Neil McCabe
    Washington’s most notorious lobbyist told Human Events that the effort by gambling mogul Sheldon Adelson to outlaw online gambling is corruption. Adelson has crossed the line, but he is not alone, said Jack Abramoff, a former Washington operator and author of “Capitol Punishment: The hard truth about Washington corruption from America’s most notorious lobbyist.” Abramoff served 43 months in federal prison for activities related to his lobbying. In addition to his media and speaking appearances, he comments on Washington events and people at his website: abramoff.com. Adelson is the CEO and chairman of Las Vegas Sands, a $14 billion-a-year gambling...
  • Let’s Deal With Reality and Pass Immigration Reform

    06/20/2014 10:01:00 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 33 replies
    Politico ^ | 6/19/14 | SHELDON G. ADELSON
    Radio show hosts and political pundits are suggesting that the primary election defeat of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is the final nail in the coffin for passing immigration reform in this session of Congress. They surmise that other Republicans will be especially reluctant to tackle the issue for fear of losing political support. If we are led to believe that the results of a local election with 12 percent voter turnout in a single congressional district (one out of 435) with a mere 65,000 votes cast is all that it takes to disrupt a necessary and important national policy...
  • The richest man in Vegas has declared war on internet gamblers

    06/20/2014 10:24:35 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 6 replies
    The Verge ^ | 6-20-2014 | Adrianne Jeffries
    In February, an attack ad titled "Don’t Let the Games Begin" started popping up in online gambling forums. The ad opens on two shadows shaking hands in a dark city alley. We see a distraught mother at her laptop, a young child at a computer in a dim bedroom, police cars with sirens. A narrator with a scaly voice comes on. "An established al-Qaeda poker network could extract enough untraceable money from the United States in just a few days to fund several 9/11-sized attacks," he says. "Say no to internet gambling."The message is clear: internet gambling will fund terrorism...
  • Rep. Walter Jones repels attack by War Party

    05/08/2014 5:31:20 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 2 replies
    WND ^ | Pat Buchanan
    The GOP Beltway establishment is celebrating the victory of Thom Tillis, speaker of the North Carolina House, over his tea party and evangelical rivals in Tuesday’s primary for the U.S. Senate. But the story ended less happily for the Beltway elite in the Tar Heel State’s 3rd Congressional District. There, the planned purge of Rep. Walter Jones was repulsed by his loyal Republican base. Yet, this massively funded effort, to kill the career of a 20-year House veteran, whose father held the seat for decades before him, testifies eloquently to the intolerance of the ideological and monied elite of the...
  • Special-Interest Groups Widening Political Attack Ads

    05/06/2014 10:58:47 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 1 replies
    The New York Times ^ | May 14, 2000 | PETER MARKS
    It was one of the more astonishing political images of the year: a newspaper advertisement that linked Osama bin Laden, the suspected international terrorist, with Senator Spencer Abraham, the Michigan Republican. Why is the senator, asked the advertisement that ran in some of Michigan's largest newspapers, ''trying to make it easier for terrorists like Osama bin Laden to export their way of terror to any street in America?''
  • Steyer targets Rubio in anti-Keystone ad

    05/02/2014 8:46:19 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 7 replies
    The Hill ^ | Laura Barron-Lopez
    Billionaire climate activist Tom Steyer's political action group is targeting Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) in an anti-Keystone XL pipeline ad set to air Sunday. NextGen Climate, founded by Steyer in 2013, announced on Friday that Rubio would be the subject of its ad blasting the proposed $5.4 billion pipeline after the senator was selected in an online poll. "Oil lobbyists take Rubio for a sucker," the 60-second ad states. "Sen. Rubio, don't get taken for a sucker."
  • Steve King Takes Aim At Mark Zuckerberg: 'Go Back To San Francisco'

    04/28/2014 4:37:09 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 6 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | Mollie Reilly
    Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) is firing back at Mark Zuckerberg and his pro-immigration reform group, calling the Facebook CEO a "liberal billionaire" who should "go back to San Francisco." Earlier this month the Zuckerberg-backed super PAC FWD.us released ads in Iowa and online attacking King for his controversial remarks on immigration, such as when the congressman compared granting veterans citizenship to handing out "M&M's or Tootsie Rolls" at a parade.
  • Competition for thee, but not for me

    04/09/2014 3:51:06 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 5 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | Ann Coulter
    Between having Republican presidential candidates fly to Las Vegas to kiss his ring, billionaire Sheldon Adelson has managed to fit in time to talk Sen. Lindsey Graham into sponsoring a bill banning Internet gambling. As you may know, Sheldon Adelson is a CASINO OWNER. Internet gambling would compete with his casino business.
  • Hawkish GOP donors to Time mag: We’ll stop Rand Paul in the primaries

    03/31/2014 2:14:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    Hot Air ^ | March 31, 2014 | Allahpundit
    Nothing surprising here but the quotes are oh so tasty. Including one that comes, secondhand, from Paul himself. Is that what the last month of Russia-bashing and Tomahawk-praising was all about? Is Rand … “evolving” on foreign policy? The [Republican Jewish Coalition] conference brings together some of the biggest names — and wallets — in Republican politics, most notably billionaire casino magnate Sheldon Adelson. At a private dinner for VIP donors in an Adelson-owned aircraft hangar holding one of his pair of Boeing 747s, Bush was asked about the growing isolationist wing of the Republican Party and replied there was...
  • Chris Christie calls Jewish towns in Judea and Samaria 'occupied territories'

    03/30/2014 9:45:36 AM PDT · by Nachum · 46 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 3/30/14 | Carl in Jerusalem
    Christie apologized for the gaffe. Not long after his speech, Christie met with Adelson privately in the casino mogul’s office in the Venetian hotel and casino, which hosted the RJC meeting. The source told POLITICO that Christie “clarified in the strongest terms possible that his remarks today were not meant to be a statement of policy.” Instead, the source said, Christie made clear “that he misspoke when he referred to the ‘occupied territories.’ And he conveyed that he is an unwavering friend and committed supporter of Israel, and was sorry for any confusion that came across as a result of...
  • Billionaire mogul Sheldon Adelson looks for mainstream Republican who can win in 2016

    03/25/2014 6:45:28 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 38 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 03/25/2014 | Matea Gold and Philip Rucker
    Casino magnate Sheldon Adelson, who along with his wife plowed more than $92 million into efforts to help mostly losing candidates in the 2012 elections, is undertaking a new strategy for 2016 — to tap his fortune on behalf of a more mainstream Republican with a clear shot to win the White House, according to people familiar with his thinking. In 2012, Sheldon and Miriam Adelson spent so much of their money on long-shot candidate Newt Gingrich that they helped extend an ugly intraparty fight that left the eventual nominee, Mitt Romney, severely bruised by the time he faced President...
  • Adelson: US should drop atomic bomb on Iran

    10/26/2013 9:50:58 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 91 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 10/24/2013 14:58 | MAYA SHWAYDER
    ORK – During a panel at Yeshiva University on Tuesday evening, Sheldon Adelson, noted businessman and owner of the newspaper Israel Hayom, suggested that the US should use nuclear weapons on Iran to impose its demands from a position of strength. Asked by moderator Rabbi Shmuley Boteach whether the US should negotiate with Iran if it were to cease its uranium enrichment program, Adelson retorted, “What are we going to negotiate about?” Adelson then imagined what might happen if an American official were to call up an Iranian official, say “watch this,” and subsequently drop a nuclear bomb in the...
  • Gingrich super PAC super donor Sheldon Adelson has businesses under scrutiny by IRS, Justice

    05/14/2013 9:18:10 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 3 replies
    Billionaire casino mogul Sheldon Adelson and his wife, Miriam, who have reportedly given a combined $10 million to Winning Our Future, the super PAC that supports and is run by former staffers of Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich, were drawn to him by a shared view of the importance of the U.S. relationship to Israel. But a review of public records by Sunlight suggests that the couple, who appears to be the former House speaker's most generous political patrons pending the filing of Winning Our Future's first complete financial disclosures later this month with the Federal Election Commission, have considerable...
  • Column One: Obama and the ‘official truth’

    05/17/2013 7:16:37 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 26 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 5-16-2013 | Caroline B. Glick - OP/ED
    May 16, 2013 Column One: Obama and the ‘official truth’ Caroline B. Glick Nakoula Basseley Nakoula has been sitting in a US federal prison in Texas since his photographed midnight arrest by half a dozen deputy sheriffs at his home in California for violating the terms of his parole. As many reporters have noted, the parole violation in question would not generally lead to anything more than a court hearing. But in Nakoula’s case, it led to a year in a federal penitentiary. Because he wasn’t really arrested for violating the terms of his parole. Nakoula was arrested for producing...
  • Team Obama Attacks Self-Made Billionaire Raised by Poor Jewish Immigrants

    08/15/2012 5:52:15 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 15, 2012 | Katie Pavlich
    The Obama campaign seems to be a little worried about cash and they're willing to attack wealthy Republicans who donate to the Romney campaign without giving their backgrounds or context. Last night, Team Obama sent an email warning of billionaire Sheldon Adelson. Adelson owns the Venetian resort in Las Vegas and funded Newt Gingrich's primary campaign. Now, Adelson is shifting his support to Romney and Democrats aren't happy.  Friend -- Today, just 72 hours after joining the GOP ticket, Paul Ryan is making a pilgrimage to the Sands' Venetian casino in Las Vegas to kiss the ring of Sheldon Adelson,...
  • Obama Campaign: Ryan 'Kisses The Ring' of Jewish Megadonor Adelson

    08/14/2012 4:47:28 PM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/14/12 | Ben Shapiro
    The Obama campaign is in an utter tizzy about the selection of Paul Ryan as Mitt Romney’s running mate. Yesterday, they sent out an email asking “why the hell” Romney would pick Ryan, and speculating that it was because Ryan was a corporate patsy who would serve the interests of back room fat cats. Today, they’re making that argument complete with a supremely offensive attack on Ryan’s visit to Las Vegas – and, in particular, his upcoming visit with Republican donor Sheldon Adelson: Benjamin -- Today, just 72 hours after joining the GOP ticket,
  • Jewish Republican sues Jewish Democrats for libel

    08/08/2012 3:49:31 PM PDT · by SJackson · 18 replies
    NY Post ^ | 8-8-12 | Abby W. Schachter
    Sheldon Adelson is one tough Jew. He basically made it possible for Newt Gingrich to get as far in the primaries as he did by bankrolling the Speaker to the tune of $10 million, before promptly switching his allegiance and his ample resources to Mitt Romney when the presidential nomination was decided in Romney's favor. Democrats, especially Jews, were upset by Adelson's outspoken support for the GOP and scared of his resources and they knew there was no way Adelson would stop funding Republicans, so they decided to roll the dice on scaring Romney away from Adelson and his billions....
  • Justice Department investigates Las Vegas Sands Corp. [Obamugabe attacks Republican donor]

    08/06/2012 1:42:37 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 20 replies
    LA TIMES ^ | 8/6/12
    The Justice Department is investigating whether Las Vegas Sands Corp., owned by high-profile Republican donor Sheldon Adelson, broke federal law by failing to report millions of dollars of potentially laundered money transferred to its casinos by two high-rolling Las Vegas gamblers, according to the Wall Street Journal.