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  • 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...
  • 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 Don’t 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, Boteach’s 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 mogul’s 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 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...
  • 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 Adelson’s 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 Israel’s 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 he’s too busy traveling to Sheldon Adelson’s 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 Dermer’s...
  • 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
    Israel’s 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 group’s 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 Romney’s 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 Zwick’s private-equity firm, Solamere Capital, according to a source familiar with the event. Romney’s 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 Washington’s most powerful interest groups and posing a major test of the Republican megadonor’s political clout. Mr. Adelson’s 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. Adelson’s 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. Here’s 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 Iran’s 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 desert—in the form of a nuclear missile—is the United States’ only hope of persuading Iran to halt its nuclear program, says billionaire casino mogul Sheldon Adelson. If that doesn’t 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 council’s 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” Adelson’s character by saying he personally approved of prostitution in resorts owned by Sands China Limited, a...
  • A Mogul Comes to Lunch, and He Doesn’t 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 state’s 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 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...
  • 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. “I’m 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 Gingrich’s 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 family’s 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 Future’s 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 he’s 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) 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: Greg Sargent spoke with the head of the super-PAC, Rick Tyler, who acknowledged that he’s in for some rough days ahead: (snip) The super PAC’s operations have been largely funded by billionaire casino magnate Sheldon Adelson, whose money has effectively kept Gingrich’s 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 Adelson’s 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...
  • Lefty Professor Sachs Hates Being Called Out On Adelson-Soros Double Standard

    02/22/2012 5:47:00 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 13 replies · 14+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Sometimes, an image says it all. Check out the screengrab after the jump of Jeffrey Sachs. The lefty professor is manifestly miffed at Joe Scarborough. Why? Because the Morning Joe host called him out on his egregious double-standard. Sachs had labeled Republican Super PAC funder Sheldon Adelson "completely unlikable" and said he shouldn't be involved in American politics. But when Scarborough asked whose approach he prefers: Adelson's--who gives openly in his own name--or George Soros's--who funnels his money through myriad corporations to hide his influence--Sachs suddenly claimed he wasn't attacking one side or the other. Righhht. View the video here.
  • Sheldon Adelson: All Israel, All the Time

    02/21/2012 5:05:52 PM PST · by SJackson · 17 replies
    Swampland at Time ^ | 2-21-12 | Joe Klein
    I recently made a private vow not to use the term “Israel Firster” again, for two reasons: it’s derogatory (and it was, initially, my vituperative response to being called “anti-Israel” by assorted neoconservative blowhards) and it’s inaccurate–most of those who are, I believe, unduly aggressive about Israel’s national security believe that the national security of Israel and the U.S. are identical. But how does one describe Sheldon Adelson, who says–tongue slightly in cheek, it seems–that he could spend $100 million to support Newt Gingrich’s presidential campaign…and who also is known to have only one public policy issue on his agenda:...

    02/21/2012 8:03:43 AM PST · by bramps · 16 replies
    FORBES ^ | 2/21/2012 | Steve Bertoni
    This story is part of a larger profile appearing in the March 12th, 2012 issue of FORBES magazine. Sheldon Adelson plays as stubbornly in politics as he does in business. So the criticisms that he’s trying to personally buy the presidential election for Newt Gingrich are met with a roll of the eyes. “Those people are either jealous or professional critics,” Adelson tells me during his first interview since he and his wife began funneling $11 million, with another $10 million injection widely expected, into the former speaker’s super PAC, Winning Our Future. “They like to trash other people. It’s...
  • Billionaire Sheldon Adelson Says He Might Give $100M To Newt Gingrich Or Other Republican

    Sheldon Adelson plays as stubbornly in politics as he does in business. So the criticisms that he’s trying to personally buy the presidential election for Newt Gingrich are met with a roll of the eyes. “Those people are either jealous or professional critics,” Adelson tells me during his first interview since he and his wife began funneling $11 million, with another $10 million injection widely expected, into the former speaker’s super PAC, Winning Our Future. “They like to trash other people. It’s unfair that I’ve been treated unfair—but it doesn’t stop me. I might give $10 million or $100 million...
  • Gingrich to get another $10 million from casino backer - sources

    02/17/2012 8:46:23 AM PST · by VinL · 9 replies
    Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich's faltering campaign is about to get another shot in the arm, CBS News has learned. Billionaire casino magnate Sheldon Adelson plans to give another $10 million to the outside group backing the former Georgia lawmaker who is running behind former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum in the race for the Republican presidential nomination, a source close to Adelson told CBS News. Adleson and his family have already given $11 million to "Winning our Future," the super PAC backing Gingrich. The group, which bombarded the airwaves in South Carolina last month...
  • Republican donor expected to provide $10 million to Gingrich SuperPAC

    02/17/2012 8:47:16 AM PST · by red flanker · 56 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | February 17, 2012 | Kevin Bohn
    Washington (CNN) - In a move that could again dramatically shake up the Republican primary race, billionaire and major Republican donor Sheldon Adelson is expected to donate an additional $10 million to the super PAC supporting Newt Gingrich, Winning Our Future, a source with knowledge of the donation told CNN. That contribution is expected soon, before the end of the month, the source said. The timing is important because Gingirch, whose campaign has been lagging, is hoping to do well in several of the upcoming Super Tuesday states that vote on March 6 to boost his effort. His allies will...
  • Republican donor expected to shell out $10 million to Gingrich super PAC

    02/17/2012 8:26:56 AM PST · by Josh Painter · 12 replies
    CNN ^ | February 17th, 2012 at 09:36 AM ET | Kevin Bohn
    Washington (CNN) - In a move that could again dramatically shake up the Republican primary race, billionaire and major Republican donor Sheldon Adelson is expected to donate an additional $10 million to the super PAC supporting Newt Gingrich, Winning Our Future, a source with knowledge of the donation told CNN. That contribution is expected soon, before the end of the month, the source said. The timing is important because Gingirch, whose campaign has been lagging, is hoping to do well in several of the upcoming Super Tuesday states that vote on March 6 to boost his effort. His allies will...
  • Why Is Newt’s Biggest Donor So Opposed to Santorum? (Santorum's views on gambling)

    02/16/2012 7:51:49 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 88 replies
    National Review Online ^ | February 16, 2012 | Jim Geraghty
    ....Asked about the legalization of online gambling, Santorum responds: "I’m someone who takes the opinion that gaming is not something that is beneficial, particularly having that access on the Internet. Just as we’ve seen from a lot of other things that are vices on the Internet, they end to grow exponentially as a result of that. It’s one thing to come to Las Vegas and do gaming and participate in the shows and that kind of thing as entertainment, it’s another thing to sit in your home and have access to that it. I think it would be dangerous to...
  • Gingrich's Main Backer Plays Two Angles (Report: Adelson after Rick)

    02/14/2012 5:07:46 PM PST · by VinL · 141 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 2-14-12 | Mundy
    Billionaire Sheldon Adelson, by far the biggest financial backer of Newt Gingrich's presidential bid, is preparing to open his wallet again. But this time, the casino magnate appears to have more than one agenda. In a bit of political chess, Mr. Adelson is ready to not only directly support the former House speaker in the Republican primary, but to use his cash to push Rick Santorum from his position atop the latest national polls, according to people to have discussed the matter with Mr. Adelson. Enlarge Image ADELSON ADELSON Las Vegas Review-Journal/Associated Press Sheldon Adelson, shown with his wife, Miriam,...
  • Gingrich's Secret Weapon: Newt Inc.

    01/25/2012 9:37:18 AM PST · by CutePuppy · 20 replies
    WSJ ^ | May 09, 2011 | Neil King Jr. and Patrick O'Connor
    In the 13 years since he suffered a string of political setbacks and quit the third most powerful job in Washington, Newt Gingrich has been busily laying the foundation for a comeback to an even grander perch. On any given day, the former Speaker of the House can be found on a chartered jet headed to Iowa to train future GOP candidates through his American Solutions group, or in Phoenix discussing ways to lower health-care costs with drug makers through his for-profit Center for Health Transformation. He might also be in Philadelphia, narrating a film produced by Gingrich Productions, or...
  • Billionaire Gingrich Contributor [Sheldon Adelson] To Cut Support

    02/10/2012 3:59:14 PM PST · by GraniteStateConservative · 293 replies
    Business Insider ^ | February 10, 2012 | Jaywon Choe
    While billionaire casino mogul Sheldon Adelson may have rescued Newt Gingrich’s campaign in its early days, today, he may have just buried it. Bloomberg News reports that Adelson, who has donated $11 million to Gingrich’s Super PAC, does not plan to send any more money Gingrich’s way. Bloomberg is citing an anonymous source “familiar with their deliberations,” though an Adelson spokesman declined to comment. The move seems to be weeks in the making. After poor showings by Gingrich in the last several races and the re-resurgence of Rick Santorum, the former House speaker has once again been pushed to the...
  • Romney tries to cut off Newt’s SuperPAC funding (twisting the knife).

    02/05/2012 6:55:17 AM PST · by ak267 · 36 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 2-5-2012 | William A. Jacobson
    I’ll post the Nevada results later. Romney won big there in 2008 (51.1%) because of the heavy Mormon turnout at the caucuses and is expected to do so again. The big story was the revelation in The NY Times that the Romney campaign, both directly and through Jewish emissaries, has been trying to convince Sheldon Adelson to cut off further funding of a pro-Newt SuperPAC:
  • Gingrich Patron Said to Have Plan B: Romney [Adelson met with Koch Brothers]

    02/04/2012 5:02:27 PM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 122 replies
    NYTimes ^ | February 4, 2012 | JEFF ZELENY and JIM RUTENBERG
    LAS VEGAS — Sheldon Adelson, the billionaire casino executive keeping Newt Gingrich’s presidential hopes alive, has relayed assurances to Mitt Romney that he will provide even more generous support to his candidacy if he becomes the Republican nominee, several associates said in interviews here. The signals from Mr. Adelson, whose politics are shaped in large part by his support for Israel, reflect what the associates said was his deep investment in defeating President Obama and his willingness to play a more prominent role in the Republican Party and conservative causes. The assurances have been conveyed in response to a highly...
  • Gingrich and Adelson met in Vegas

    02/04/2012 3:39:15 PM PST · by VinL · 32 replies
    CNN ^ | 2-4-12 | Bohn
    – The Newt Gingrich campaign held a meeting with approximately 60 donors Friday in Las Vegas, including casino mogul Sheldon Adelson, a source with knowledge of the session told CNN. Gingrich, who attended the meeting, had a brief discussion with Adelson at the session, the source said. The long-time friends are legally barred from speaking about the Adelson family's $11 million contributions to the super PAC supporting Gingrich's White House bid.