The Neocon Money Machine

By: Wednesday April 16, 2014 11:20 am

In 2003 writer Eli Lake declared that the neoconservatives were the “most influential wing in the current administration,” and that those empowered neoconservatives were chiefly responsible for the expedited time table to launch what would become the disastrous Iraq War. A war that would, among other things, bring Barack Obama to power as the American [...]

Sheldon Adelson To Use Campaign Contributions To Go After Online Competitors

By: Monday November 18, 2013 5:59 am

Casino baron Sheldon Adelson, a walking indictment of the Citizens United ruling, has decided to use his billions to influence government officials to crackdown on internet gambling. Adelson had previously come to the public’s attention by spending hundreds of millions of dollars against President Obama in 2012 using, among other things, Super PACs. The new [...]

Sheldon Adelson Admits To Bribing Foreign Officials

By: Monday March 4, 2013 5:58 am

Las Vegas Sands Corporation, run by billionaire Sheldon Adelson, has admitted in an SEC filing that it likely broke the law by violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. In its annual regulatory report published by the commission on Friday, the Sands reported that its audit committee and independent accountants had determined that “there were likely [...]

Great News! America to Finally Get National Playoff … Between Exxon Mobil, Conoco, and Coal Companies

By: Wednesday June 27, 2012 6:23 am

I have to get myself in the proper frame of mind to handle all of Kevin’s and Pam’s and Jon’s and dday’s news stories of the day, so I wake up to Boston’s NPR morning edition and lie there, semi-catatonic, listening for about an hour or so until I’m totally depressed and can’t stand it [...]

McCain Accuses Adelson of Using “Foreign Money” to Buy Election for Romney

By: Friday June 15, 2012 11:10 am

John McCain, the 2008 Republican nominee for President and an endorser of Mitt Romney, has launched a broadside against Romney’s new patron, Sheldon Adelson, alleging that Adelson is using foreign money for his SuperPAC donations to help Republicans win the White House in 2012. “Much of Mr. Adelson’s casino profits that go to him come [...]

SuperPACs Increasingly Becoming Entire Republican Campaign

By: Tuesday February 21, 2012 6:55 am

A new round of campaign finance disclosures by the Republican campaigns for President showed once again how SuperPAC spending has driven the race almost entirely this year. The super PAC backing Mr. Romney, Restore Our Future, raised $6.6 million in January and spent close to $14 million, much of it on advertisements battering Mr. Gingrich [...]

Adelson and Wife Have Ponied Up $10 Million for Gingrich SuperPAC

By: Tuesday January 24, 2012 7:35 am

The early reports were that Sheldon Adelson plowed another $5 million into the SuperPAC supporting Newt Gingrich. It turns out that the money specifically came from Sheldon’s wife Miriam. I’m not sure why the Adelsons made this distinction, other than so Sheldon can technically reduce what he said he spent on political advertising in the [...]

Your Post-Citizens United World: Wealthy Donor May Give $20 Million to Gingrich SuperPAC

By: Thursday December 15, 2011 12:54 pm

The yo-yo string which most Republican candidates have ridden up and down this year is now featuring Newt Gingrich, and he looks to be on the downward slope. Public and private polling shows that his momentum has stalled, amidst an onslaught of negative ads, particularly in Iowa. Much of the conservative establishment has unleashed its [...]

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