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  • 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 ^ | 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 Adelsons 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.
  • New York Times Raises Front-Page Alarm About Las Vegas Newspapers 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...
  • 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's Grandfather Was a Welsh Coal Miner???

    05/13/2016 12:39:27 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 54 replies
    Self | May 13, 2016 | PJ-Comix
    Okay, I'm a big Trump supporter and I am glad that Seldon Adelson ANNOUNCED in the Washington Post that he also supports Trump. However, one line from Adelson's announcement has me really perplexed: Despite being the grandson of a Welsh coal miner and the son of a Boston cab driver, Ive had the remarkable experience of being part of almost 50 different businesses in my more than 70-year business career. A Welsh coal miner? Really? This is as perplexing as if Adelson had announced that he was the grandson of a Samurai warrior.
  • 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 Partys presumptive nominee. Yes, Im a Republican, hes a Republican, Mr. Adelson said in a brief interview. Hes 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 ^ | 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 isnt 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 doesnt play a quote like that without...
  • 5 donors you've never heard of who could shape the 2016 race

    01/02/2016 10:41:55 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    MSN ^ | January 2, 2016 | Jonathan Swan and Harper Neidig, The Hill
    News articles concerning the most influential political donors in America typically list the same names: The Koch brothers, George Soros, Sheldon Adelson and, lately, Tom Steyer. But as we reach the end of 2015, none of these billionaires has spent big in the 2016 contest, at least not at an individual candidate level. In their absence, a number of lesser known donors are shaping up to be major players in 2016. Here are five to watch: 1. The DeVos Family We're cheating by including a whole family in our list, but there is no way of separating out this high-spending...
  • Sheldon and Miriam Adelson write checks to Ted Cruz

    02/01/2016 4:09:36 AM PST · by VitacoreVision · 12 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 1, 2016 | Matea Gold
    Billionaire casino magnate Sheldon Adelson and his wife Miriam have not yet made public contributions to any of the super PACs flanking the 2016 presidential candidates. But they offered one indication of one White House hopeful who intrigues them: each gave the $2,700 maximum to Sen. Ted Cruz's presidential campaign in mid-November. In an email, Adelson adviser Andy Abboud said the donations should not viewed as a sign that the Adelsons had settled on a single contender to get behind, adding they had given to "several" candidates. In March, they maxed out to Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina,...
  • 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 ^ | 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.
  • Ted Cruz says he fears California shooting may be Islamic terrorism

    12/03/2015 10:09:22 AM PST · by Isara · 14 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | December 3, 2015 | Julie Bykowicz and Steve Peoples
    GOP presidential hopeful tells Jewish activists Wednesday attack, in which 14 killed, underscores 'we are at a time of war' WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz opened a meeting of Jewish activists on Thursday with a moment of silence for the California shooting victims and said he was worried that the attack was an act of “Islamic terrorism.” “All of us are deeply concerned that this is yet another manifestation of terrorism, radical Islamic terrorism here at home,” the Texas senator told the meeting of the Republican Jewish Coalition. Investigators have not yet identified a specific motive for...
  • Marco Rubio takes lead in Sheldon Adelson primary

    10/10/2015 3:52:58 PM PDT · by ncalburt · 19 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/08/2015 | Alex Isenstaft
  • Al Qaeda Mag Urges Attack on Koch Brothers, Buffett, Bloomberg

    09/09/2015 8:05:16 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 20 replies
    NBC ^ | Sept 9, 2015 | ROBERT WINDREM and TRACY CONNOR
    A notorious al Qaeda magazine is encouraging lone-wolf terrorist attacks on U.S. economic leaders, including Bill Gates, Michael Bloomberg and Warren Buffett. The list in Inspire magazine also included industrialist brothers Charles and David Koch, internet entrepreneur Larry Ellison, and casino magnate Sheldon Adelson. A prominent economist was also on the list but asked that his name be withheld. Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke was named, though not Janet Yellen, who succeeded him. Also pictured was Jim Walton, one of the heirs to the Wal-Mart fortune, although he was misidentified in the caption as his late father, Sam Walton. Several...
  • Polls: Donald Trump Way out in Front; Ted Cruz Surges Underneath, Marco Rubio Keeps Sinking

    07/26/2015 9:59:18 AM PDT · by VinL · 66 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/26/2015 | Matt Boyle
    Call it failure to launch for Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) 80%as, despite a minor bump in the polls a month or so after his April presidential campaign launch, the 44-year-old junior senator from Florida is now officially relegated to the middle of the packwhere hes been unable to climb out. Virtually every major pollster has shown Rubios chances at being a serious contender for the GOP nomination slipping away... Rubio was supposed to be the golden boy who could woo the donor class but still excite the grassroots. Hes succeeded in winning over lots of big-money backing, with billionaire donors...
  • Op-Ed: Who is Really Behind BDS? We Can Cut Off BDS at the Spigot

    06/04/2015 11:56:25 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 9 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 5/6/15 | David Bedein
    Thousands of young people are now employed on campuses around the world, well financed and well organized, in an unprecedented effort that challenges the very legitimacy of Israel on every possible academic and economic front. They call their movement: BDS – Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions. Over the next few days, Mr. Sheldon Adelson and Mr. Haim Saban have called an emergency meeting of organizations concerned about BDS to answer two questions. ● From where does the finance and organizational support for BDS emanate? ● How can BDS be stopped? The answers may be easier to ascertain than one would expectMost...
  • The Most Important Republican Donor That You Dont Know Is Married To One You Do

    05/27/2015 12:52:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | May 26, 2015 | Rosie Gray
    Republican presidential candidates travel far and wide to meet with casino billionaire Sheldon Adelson, seeking out his generous support. Not as many people talk about the other person in the room his wife. In the late 1980s, Miriam Ochshorn was living in New York. Already a successful Israeli doctor, she had come to the United States for a fellowship in addiction medicine in 1986. She was divorced, and the mother of two daughters. One day, she got a call from a childhood friend, who was also now living in the United States. The friend, Sara Aronson, had just run...
  • Ted Cruz in the Adelson Primary Tea Leaves

    03/27/2015 9:12:53 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Jewish Daily Forward's Thinking Blog ^ | March 27, 2015 | Josh Nathan-Kazis
    Shmuley Boteach may have just dropped a major clue in one of the biggest mysteries of the 2016 Republican primary: Who does Sheldon Adelson like? In an email yesterday, Boteachs charity, This World Values Network, announced that Texas senator and Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz would be a guest of honor at its May 28 gala. Also being honored? Sheldon Adelson and Newt Gingrich. The winner of the Jewish Las Vegas casino moguls political favor will profit mightily from his blessing. Adelson spent nearly $100 million in the 2012 election, singlehandedly buoying Gingrich in his doomed primary run and throwing...
  • 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 Adelsons casino empire, wiping hard drives clean and shutting down email. Las Vegas Sands, the worlds 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...
  • 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...
  • Susan Rice Mocks Israeli Ambassador: He's Too Busy Traveling to Sheldon Adelsons Events

    11/05/2014 4:52:40 AM PST · by SJackson · 12 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | November 4, 2014
    U.S. National Security Adviser Susan Rice ridiculed Israels Ambassador to Washington, Ron Dermer, for spending time with Republican casino magnate Sheldon Adelson, The Washington Free Beacon reported on Monday. According to the report, Rice was asked in a recent meeting with a top American Jewish leader why she had not held meetings with Dermer. She responded, He never asked to meet me. Besides, I understood that hes too busy traveling to Sheldon Adelsons events in Las Vegas, she added, referring to the major Jewish philanthropist who also owns Israeli daily Israel Hayom. Haaretz reported that Rice was referring to Dermers...
  • Obama's unconstitutional power grab and his RINO enablers (Grahamnesty, McCain, Adelson)

    09/10/2014 12:02:20 PM PDT · by Javeth · 1 replies
    Even the lamestream media now is having to admit that Obama has grossly overstepped his constitutional bounds as president, and grudgingly admitting that the House GOP's lawsuit against him has some merit, yet any organized attempt to investigate such constitutional abuses is being stifled. The Obama administration's IRS "loses" more and more essential E-mails about the pressuring of conservative groups-- a classic tactic of KGB thugs-- yet gets away with it. The administration's NSA digs up dirt on politicians to twist their arms, yet they get away with it. Then Obama's lackeys go so far as to in effect smuggle...
  • With jabs at Obama, CUFI lobbies for Iran sanctions, end to P.A. aid (Christians United for Israel)

    07/23/2014 11:10:05 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles ^ | July 22, 2014 | Jewish Telegraph Agency
    Israels ambassador to the United States, Ron Dermer, addressing the annual Washington conference of Christians United for Israel, July 21, 2014.With sharp jabs at the Obama administration, Christians United for Israel launched its annual Washington rally with appeals to Congress to impose new sanctions on Iran and cut off funding to the Palestinian Authority. David Brog, the groups executive director, said CUFI regarded the Iran nuclear talks as a failure and would back legislation proposed by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) that would impose new sanctions immediately. The Cruz measure is tougher than legislation already under consideration that would trigger sanctions...
  • I'm officially endorsing Newt Gingrich for President today.

    01/19/2012 12:41:04 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 744 replies
    Jan 19, 2012 | Jim Robinson
    <p>I'm officialy endorsing Newt Gingrich for president today. Was going to wait until after Florida, but see no reason to delay. We need Newt to win in South Carolina and Florida to stop any possible momentum building up for the establishment big government, statist, abortionist RINO!!</p>
  • Rand Paul to Meet Top Romney Donors in Boston

    04/18/2014 9:52:49 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 92 replies
    national review ^ | March 18, 2014
    Rand Paul will do his best to charm a group Mitt Romneys top donors next week at an event facilitated by Romney finance director Spencer Zwick. The Friday luncheon will take place in Boston at the offices of Zwicks private-equity firm, Solamere Capital, according to a source familiar with the event. Romneys eldest son Tagg is also a managing partner at the firm, and Romney is the executive chairman. The event is yet another signal that Paul is preparing a for a serious presidential bid in 2016. Two years before the GOP primary, Paul is attempting to branch out beyond...
  • 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.
  • War Party Oligarch

    04/01/2014 4:06:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies ^ | April 1, 2014 | Pat Buchanan
    Is the Republican Party's Middle East policy up for bid? For four days ending Sunday, a quartet of presidential hopefuls trooped to Las Vegas to attend the annual gathering of the Republican Jewish Coalition. Impresario: Sheldon Adelson, the Vegas-Macau casino mogul whose fortune is estimated at $39 billion -- 8th richest man on the planet -- and who dumped $92 million into the election of 2012. Adelson kept Newt Gingrich alive with a $15 million infusion of ad money, gutting Romney, and then sank $30 million into Mitt's campaign. This time Sheldon wants to buy himself a winner. Ari Fleischer,...
  • Major G.O.P. Donor Tests His Influence in Push to Ban Online Gambling[Sheldon Adelson]

    03/27/2014 12:25:01 PM PDT · by Theoria · 4 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 27 Mar 2014 | NICHOLAS CONFESSORE and ERIC LIPTON
    A push by the casino billionaire Sheldon Adelson to outlaw online gambling has ignited a bitter civil war in the gambling industry, dividing one of Washingtons most powerful interest groups and posing a major test of the Republican megadonors political clout. Mr. Adelsons effort officially kicked off on Wednesday, when lawmakers, including a senator, Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, who has accepted tens of thousands of dollars from the businessman and his family, introduced legislation originally drafted with Mr. Adelsons lobbyist. The bill would close a three-year-old loophole in federal law, banning online gambling a growing industry that Mr....
  • Jeb Bush is thinking about running for president. Heres who he talks to about it.

    03/25/2014 11:17:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    The Washington Post's The Fix ^ | March 25, 2014 | Chris Cillizza
    Jeb Bush is thinking about running for president in 2016. Like, really thinking about it. He's the headliner at an event hosted by mega donor Sheldon Adelson in Las Vegas on Thursday. He was actively involved in Rep. David Jolly's special election victory in Florida earlier this month. And he is breaking with his party's orthodoxy on Common Core. So, as Jeb mulls a bid whose advice does he seek? Who does he trust to give him an unvarnished view of what the race might look like? Well, everyone even close to Jeb insists that he largely keeps his own...
  • Billionaire GOP mega-donor Sheldon Adelson is tired of wasting money on losers

    03/26/2014 1:56:46 AM PDT · by kingattax · 24 replies
    The Week ^ | 3-25-14 | Jon Terbush
    Sheldon Adelson, the billionaire casino magnate and profligate Republican bankroller, would like to spend his fortune on a winning candidate in 2016. That's because Adelson and his wife dumped almost $93 million on the 2012 elections nearly four times more than any other individual most of it on losing candidates. And while that sum included $30 million for eventual GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney, much of it was also wasted propping up Newt Gingrich's shaky primary campaign, and on various losing candidates around the country.
  • 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...
  • Sheldon Adelson: Nuke Irans Desert as Warning, Then Nuke Tehran

    10/24/2013 12:08:02 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Wednesday, 23 Oct 2013 04:01 PM | Melissa Clyne
    A harmless warning shot to the desertin the form of a nuclear missileis the United States only hope of persuading Iran to halt its nuclear program, says billionaire casino mogul Sheldon Adelson. If that doesnt work, he said, another missile should be sent to annihilate Tehran. During a panel discussion Tuesday at Yeshiva University entitled Will Jews Exist? Iran, Assimilation and the Threat to Israel and Jewish Survival, Adelson, a staunch conservative and supporter of Israel, said there is no negotiating with Iran. The country needs to know the United States has a zero-tolerance policy.
  • Casino mogul Sheldon Adelson loses libel suit

    10/01/2013 3:59:06 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 1, 2013 6:54 PM EDT | Hannah Dreier
    Billionaire casino mogul Sheldon Adelson has lost a defamation lawsuit against the National Jewish Democratic Council. Adelson asked for $60 million in damages, arguing the council libeled him by saying his political contributions were sullied by links to prostitution. On Monday, a federal judge in Manhattan found that the councils speech was protected. Adelson, whom Forbes ranks as the ninth-richest American, is chief executive officer of the Las Vegas Sands Corp. and a major Republican donor. The lawsuit accused the council of assassinating Adelsons character by saying he personally approved of prostitution in resorts owned by Sands China Limited, a...
  • A Mogul Comes to Lunch, and He Doesnt Hold His Tongue

    05/30/2013 9:40:41 AM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    NYT ^ | 5/29/13 | JODI RUDOREN
    JERUSALEM Sheldon G. Adelson is perhaps best known as a conservative casino mogul who spent tens of millions of dollars last year trying to defeat President Obama. But he is a larger-than-life lightning rod in Israel, too. He owns the largest-circulation newspaper here, a right-leaning tabloid which he calls fair and balanced but which some competitors denounce as speeding the decline of good journalism. He has sprinkled $200 million across the states hospitals, museums and universities. He is married to an Israeli, and close to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
  • 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 Nakoulas case, it led to a year in a federal penitentiary. Because he wasnt really arrested for violating the terms of his parole. Nakoula was arrested for producing...
  • Adelson: GOP Should Accept Tax Increases to Avoid Fiscal Cliff

    12/24/2012 3:50:01 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Monday, 24 Dec 2012 10:20 AM | (Newsmax Wires)
    Casino/hotel magnate Sheldon Adelson says Republican congressmen should accept a tax increase to solve the fiscal cliff. Im a citizen first and a partisan second, Adelson, who provided more than $100 million to Republican candidates during the last election cycle, writes on Politico. That sum likely makes him the largest single donor ever.
  • Sheldon G. Adelson: I Didn't Leave the Democrats. They Left Me

    11/05/2012 5:40:30 PM PST · by oblomov · 3 replies
    WSJ ^ | 4 Nov 2012 | Sheldon Adelson
    When members of the Democratic Party booed the inclusion of God and Jerusalem in their party platform this year, I thought of my parents. They would have been astounded. The immigrant family in which I grew up was, in the matter of politics, typical of the Jews of Boston in the 1930s and '40s. Of the two major parties, the Democrats were in those days the more supportive of Jewish causes. Indeed, only liberal politicians campaigned in our underprivileged neighborhood. Boston's Republicans, insofar as we knew them, were remote, wealthy elites ("Boston Brahmins"), some of whose fancy country clubs didn't...
  • Sheldon Adelson: Don't Take Obama at His Word

    10/12/2012 6:04:28 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 6 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 12/10/12
    Tycoon Sheldon Adelson issued a sharp attack, Thursday, against United States President Barack Obama. In an op-ed piece on the Website, the American edition of Yisrael Hayom, Adelson referred to a piece by Haim Saban in the New York Times in which Saban said, "Americans who support Israel should take the president at his word." Adelson asked, "But is that true? Should we take him at his word?" and continued, "No, not when Israel confronts the threat of nuclear annihilation by Iran." Adelson went on to list repeated instances of "a lack of sympathy - or even outright hostility...
  • Team Obama Attacks Self-Made Billionaire Raised by Poor Jewish Immigrants

    08/15/2012 5:52:15 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies ^ | 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,...
  • 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.
  • To Newt Gingrich haters (vanity)

    04/14/2012 4:35:57 PM PDT · by CutePuppy · 228 replies
    Vanity | April 13, 2012 | CutePuppy
    I think you are missing something here. Newt would bring the ever Lurking Calista with him and she was the cause of divorce # 2. He was rubbing it in everybody's face that an old coot like him could get somebody like her. No matter how God awful she looked. He was delusional to think he could get the evangelicals with that approach. Newt is the one that shot himself in the foot not Hume. Hume is just another excuse for Newt in a long line of excuse's. He was rubbing it in everybody's face that an old coot like...
  • Adelson family gives more to pro-Gingrich super PAC (Under-reported!)

    04/21/2012 10:55:54 AM PDT · by VinL · 52 replies
    CNN ^ | 4-20-12 | Bohn
    The Adelson family continues to be the major benefactor behind the super PAC supporting Newt Gingrich's candidacy, Winning Our Future. While Nevada casino mogul Sheldon Adelson - who has donated $7.5 million to the group - did not give more in March, his wife Dr. Miriam Adelson contributed an additional $5 million last month, according to a report filed late Friday night with the Federal Election Commission. All totaled she has given $12.5 million and the family has given more than $20 million. The family's contributions to Winning Our Future are a major reason the group has been able to...
  • Adelson tally to Gingrich: $20M

    04/20/2012 7:45:21 PM PDT · by VinL · 1 replies
    Politico ^ | 4-20-12 | Phillips
    Even as Newt Gingrichs campaign teetered on the edge of collapse in March, the wife of a casino mogul gave a pro-Gingrich super PAC another $5 million. The contribution brought the Adelson familys pro-Gingrich tally to $20 million a figure Sheldon Adelson himself was floating in December, POLITICO reported. The Adelsons almost single-handedly funded Winning Our Futures operations since its inception in December, but in recent days, Adelson has signaled he will put his wealth behind establishment Republican candidates. The super PAC, Winning Our Future, ended last month with $5.76 million in its account, having raised $5.05 million while...
  • Billionaire Sheldon Adelson Gives Additional $5.5 Million to Pro-Gingrich Super-PAC.

    03/24/2012 10:26:25 PM PDT · by true believer forever · 38 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 20, 2012 | Jonathan Easley
    Casino magnate Sheldon Adelson contributed another $5.5 million to Winning Our Future, the super-PAC supporting Newt Gingrich, according to Federal Election Commission documents filed Tuesday. The former House Speaker has vowed to stay in the race until the Tampa, Fla., convention in August, and denies that hes only being kept afloat by the large donations from Adelson. I have 176,000 supporters at they want me to stay in the race. I really represent their interests as individuals," he told CBS last week, claiming that "95 percent have given less than $250" meaning they haven't hit their legal...
  • Adelson cutting off Gingrich? (Has Newt's main funding source written his last check?)

    03/14/2012 11:46:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/14/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Bear in mind that this comes from the same cable channel last seen making jokes about three-ways and Rick Santorum earlier in the evening, but that’s not the fault of CNBC’s John Harwood. Harwood told Rachel Maddow last night that the main funder of Newt Gingrich’s super-PAC, casino owner Sheldon Adelson, has written his last check for Gingrich in this race: Visit for breaking news, world news, and news about the economyGreg Sargent spoke with the head of the super-PAC, Rick Tyler, who acknowledged that he’s in for some rough days ahead: The key question is whether the pro-Newt...
  • Adelson Cutting Off Gingrich? [May Decide To Shift Funds to Team Romney To Defeat Santorum]

    03/14/2012 7:44:19 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 50 replies
    Hot Air ^ | March 14, 2012 | ED MORRISSEY
    Adelson Cutting Off Gingrich? MARCH 14, 2012 B ED MORRISSEY (snip) CNBCs John Harwood. Harwood told Rachel Maddow last night that the main funder of Newt Gingrichs super-PAC, casino owner Sheldon Adelson, has written his last check for Gingrich in this race: Greg Sargent spoke with the head of the super-PAC, Rick Tyler, who acknowledged that hes in for some rough days ahead: (snip) The super PACs operations have been largely funded by billionaire casino magnate Sheldon Adelson, whose money has effectively kept Gingrichs candidacy afloat. John Harwood of the New York Times last night quoted a friend of Adelson...
  • Adelson makes new sizeable contribution to pro-Gingrich super PAC (Confirmed!)

    02/24/2012 5:02:37 PM PST · by VinL · 69 replies · 1+ views
    Think Much via CNN ^ | 2-24-12 | Lippak
    Washington (CNN) Casino mogul and major Republican donor Sheldon Adelson made an expected new contribution this week to the super PAC supporting Newt Gingrich, Winning Our Future, CNN has learned. One source familiar with Adelsons donation described it as sizeable. Two sources said the Nevada businessman made the contribution recently. Follow the Ticker on Twitter: @PoliticalTicker The sources would not speak on the record because Adelson wanted his contribution to be private. CNN reported last week Adelson was expected to contribute as much as an additional $10 million to the super PAC. A great majority of the funding...