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What Exactly Is The ‘Trump Fix’ For The Economy?

The transition team itself is a viper’s nest of pay-to-play corporate interests. These are not people who are going to finance any sort of working-class populism; they instead intend to use The Donald’s victory to impose a plutocracy over America.

December 21, 2016
Gambling giant Las Vegas Sands Corp's Chief Executive Sheldon Adelson speaks during an inteview with Reuters in Macau, China, December 18, 2015. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Billionare Adelson Makes Pro-Trump PAC

The emergence of Adelson’s PAC couldn’t be more timely — the GOP’s heaviest donors have voiced concern about giving to the two pro-Trump super PACs that already exist.

June 2, 2016
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks with the media in the spin room after the Republican U.S. candidates debate sponsored by CBS News and the Republican National Committee in Greenville

The RNC And Their Debate Audiences

The next Republican debate on the docket will take place at the Moores Opera House at the University of Houston. It’s 800-person capacity is one of the smallest of the entire election cycle.

February 15, 2016

Republican Donor Adelson Says Met ‘Charming’ Candidate Trump, Discussed Israel

“We like a lot of the candidates, some more than the others,” the gambling tycoon, also expected to be the GOP’s biggest donor in 2016, told reporters.

December 18, 2015

Clinton Foundation ‘Scandals’ Are Made Of Smoke And Innuendo

The swirl of innuendo and accusation currently dogging the Clintons is nothing more than conspiracy theories touted by the same newspapers that promoted the Whitewater hoax and cheered on Kenneth Starr.

June 10, 2015

Adelson Presidential Endorsement ‘A Year Away,’ Aide Says

The Adelson primary is already well under way.

February 19, 2015

Some Cry Foul In Israel As U.S. Donors Give To Political Causes

How American money could swing Israel’s elections.

February 9, 2015

The Politics Gap Between The Rich And The Rest

The super rich really are different from most Americans, and not just because they have more money. They are also more political — a gap that is as disturbing as the wealth gap, and a major contributor to its growth. In his new book, Billionaires: Reflections on the Upper Crust, Darrell West, director of governance […]

September 18, 2014

High Turnout (Wink, Wink) Could Hurt Florida’s Governor Scott

The geniuses running the Republican campaign effort in Florida have now decided that stirring opposition to medical marijuana will help Governor Rick Scott win. Casino billionaire Sheldon Adelson, a huge donor to pro-Scott forces, recently gave $2.5 million to a new group aiming to defeat a proposed constitutional amendment that would legalize cannabis use for […]

June 17, 2014

Wake Up, People, And See The Danger We’re In

This is a column about campaign finance reform. And your eyes glazed over just then, didn’t they? That’s the problem with this problem. Americans know that government truly of, by and for the people is unlikely if not impossible so long as the system is polluted by billions of dollars in contributions from corporations and […]

April 9, 2014

2016 Republican Hopefuls Hope To Woo Jewish Donors

By Maeve Reston, Los Angeles Times LAS VEGAS — Long before voters begin paying attention to the 2016 presidential contest, the quiet race for the Republican party’s most elite donors was well under way in recent days as potential candidates made a pilgrimage west to court prolific spender Sheldon Adelson and other members of the […]

March 30, 2014

LOL Of The Week: Billionaires Go Shopping For ‘Not Totally Crazy’ Republicans

Billionaire Sheldon Adelson thinks he’s learned something from the 2012 GOP primary. His sudden cash infusion into a Newt Gingrich SuperPAC in late 2011 helped finance the King of Bain “documentary” that made Mitt Romney’s private equity background an issue — in a Republican primary. This assault on the way Bain did business not only […]

March 28, 2014

Jeb Bush Leads GOP Hopefuls To Vegas To Woo Sheldon Adelson

By Maeve Reston, Los Angeles Times As the 2016 Republican hopefuls quietly court donors this year, few have as much attraction as billionaire casino mogul Sheldon Adelson, who, along with wife Miriam, gave more than $92 million to campaign groups in 2012. That’s why some of the top potential contenders for the presidential nomination plan […]

March 24, 2014