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  • Republican mega-donor Sheldon Adelson offers to help pay for Jerusalem embassy

    02/23/2018 4:29:08 AM PST · by WisconsinRep · 7 replies
    Yahoo/AP ^ | February 23, 2018 | JOSH LEDERMAN
    The Trump administration is considering an offer from Republican mega-donor Sheldon Adelson to pay for at least part of a new U.S. embassy in Jerusalem, four U.S. officials told The Associated Press. Lawyers at the State Department are looking into the legality of accepting private donations to cover some or all of the embassy costs, the administration officials said. The discussions are occurring as the new embassy clears its final bureaucratic hurdles. On Thursday, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson ended weeks of delay by signing off on a security plan for moving the embassy from Tel Aviv to the holy...
  • Israel's Netanyahu acknowledges that he is likely to be indicted soon

    02/11/2018 6:55:30 AM PST · by blueyon · 40 replies
    LATimes ^ | 2/08/18 | By Noga Tarnopolsky
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu remained defiant Thursday in the face of reports — which he acknowledged — that police are expected to recommend his indictment for demanding and receiving gifts from businessmen, including cases of champagne and Cuban cigars, in exchange for personal favors. Responding to numerous Israeli media reports, Netanyahu posted an angry video to his Facebook page agreeing that the recommendation he be indicted appears imminent.
  • (Sheldon) Adelson questioned in PM corruption probe (Israel)

    06/26/2017 4:50:31 AM PDT · by Nextrush
    Israel National News ^ | 6/6/2017 | JTA
    JTA-American Jewish billionaire philanthropist Sheldon Adelson was questioned by police for a second time in a corruption investigation of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Adelson met on Monday with investigators from the Israel Police.........
  • 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...
  • 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 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.
  • 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...
  • 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, I’ve 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 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 ^ | 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...
  • 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 pack—where he’s been unable to climb out. Virtually every major pollster has shown Rubio’s 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. He’s succeeded in winning over lots of big-money backing, with billionaire donors...