Stories tagged with Sheldon Adelson

Deep pockets fund Trump inaugural

By Laurie Bennett   |   April 20, 2017 at 8:53am   |   0 Comments

Foreign interests, billionaires and big oil were all big contributors to the Trump inauguration, according to a report released Wednesday.

So many bucks, so little bang

By Laurie Bennett   |   November 7, 2012 at 8:41am   |   0 Comments

One of the big losers Tuesday night was the billionaire-financed political campaign.

Glaring link in 2012 campaign: big GOP contributors and big potential tax cuts

By Laurie Bennett   |   September 17, 2012 at 2:02pm   |   0 Comments

The new refrain in the Obama stump speech mocks tax cuts.

The Netanyahu - Adelson - Romney threeway

By Laurie Bennett   |   September 12, 2012 at 9:10am   |   3 Comments

While the Republican Party is doing its best to disenfranchise thousands of poor and minority voters in swing states, a single non-citizen named Benjamin Netanyahu is trying to wield outsize influence over the election outcome.

Dan Senor boosts Romney’s pro-Israel image

By Laurie Bennett   |   August 21, 2012 at 2:26pm   |   0 Comments

Few staffers in the Romney campaign have a higher profile than Dan Senor.

Billionaires and poxymorons

By Laurie Bennett   |   July 3, 2012 at 9:16am   |   0 Comments

It’s high time to add a new word to the campaign lexicon.

Sheldon Adelson: Big spender and micromanager

By Laurie Bennett   |   January 26, 2012 at 11:20am   |   2 Comments

Anyone trying to figure out how long Sheldon Adelson will continue to finance Newt Gingrich might well look at his spending in the 2008 campaign.

Adelsons put more millions into Gingrich campaign

By Laurie Bennett   |   January 24, 2012 at 8:38am   |   2 Comments

Can a single household finance a presidential run?

The year of the super PAC

By Laurie Bennett   |   January 13, 2012 at 8:21am   |   0 Comments

Three ultra-rich men have the power to prolong the GOP presidential primary, Politico noted Thursday.

Newt Gingrich’s well-funded network

By Laurie Bennett   |   May 9, 2011 at 9:45am   |   1 Comments

It’s been more than two decades since Newt Gingrich has run a real campaign.

Sheldon Adelson gains influence through newspaper in Israel

By A. James Memmott   |   August 2, 2010 at 6:38am   |   0 Comments

Billionaire Sheldon G. Adelson’s venture into journalism would seem to be working, at least in drawing readers.

Freedom’s Watch may pull the plug

By Carol Eisenberg   |   December 4, 2008 at 1:33pm   |   0 Comments

Freedom’s Watch, the political advocacy group once hailed as the conservative answer to, may be the latest casualty of the economic downturn.

‘Accountable America’ goes for the jugular against big GOP donors

By Carol Eisenberg   |   August 29, 2008 at 5:15pm   |   0 Comments

The idea is to make fat-cat funders think twice before writing a check for attack ads against Democratic candidates and causes.

Sheldon Adelson betting big

By Laurie Bennett   |   January 17, 2008 at 10:33am   |   0 Comments

Sheldon Adelson, the New York Times writes today, “may well be the richest American that most people have never heard of.”

But Republicans certainly know the name. Adelson, who personally cleared $500 million when he sold the Comdex trade show to Softbank and has since made millions more in the casino & convention industry, is a major donor to GOP causes.

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