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Sheldon Adelson To Spend Up To $50M On Trump

CNBC reports: Casino magnate and Republican megadonor Sheldon Adelson is plotting a spending blitz to support President Donald Trump with just under 50 days to go until Election Day, CNBC has learned. Adelson, CEO of Las Vegas Sands, is looking to spend around $20 million to $50 million in a last-ditch effort to help Trump overcome Joe Biden, according to …

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Trump Has Combative Call With Sheldon Adelson

Politico reports: When President Donald Trump connected by phone last week with Republican megadonor Sheldon Adelson — perhaps the only person in the party who can cut a nine-figure check to aid his reelection — the phone call unexpectedly turned contentious. The 87-year-old casino mogul had reached out to Trump to talk about the coronavirus relief bill and the economy. …

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Pompeo Hits Up Sheldon Adelson To Back Senate Run

McClatchy reports: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has reached out to Sheldon Adelson, the Republican Party’s largest donor, in recent weeks to “gauge interest” in his potential run for an open Senate seat in Kansas next year, three sources familiar with the matter told McClatchy. It is the latest evidence of Pompeo’s outreach campaign to rally donor support around a …

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Miriam Adelson: The Bible Needs A “Book Of Trump”

Earlier this year Miriam Adelson, the wife of billionaire casino mogul and GOP megadonor Sheldon Adelson, was awarded the President Medal of Freedom by Trump. Miriam received the nation’s highest civilian honor after she and her husband donated $500,000 to a legal defense fund for Trump associates. From her column in the Las Vegas Review-Journal: By rights, Trump should enjoy …

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GOP Plots $10 Million Push To Siphon Jewish Voters

Politico reports: Republicans are planning a multimillion-dollar offensive aimed at fracturing the Democratic Party’s decades-long stranglehold on the Jewish vote. Spearheading the push is the Republican Jewish Coalition, which receives substantial funding from casino mogul and GOP mega-donor Sheldon Adelson. On Friday morning, the group’s board members — many of them prominent Republican Party donors — gathered in a conference …

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Megadonor Sheldon Adelson Gravely Ill With Cancer

The Forward reports: Billionaire casino magnate and pro-Israel mega-donor Sheldon Adelson is being treated for cancer. Adelson, 85, has been out of his office since late December due to side-effects from his treatment for non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. A lawyer representing one of Adelson’s casinos referred to his health as “dire” in court today. Adelson is worth $39 billion, according to the …

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Adelson Gave $500K To Trump Campaign Defense Fund

ABC News reports: A legal defense fund set up to help President Donald Trump’s aides caught up in special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election received half a million dollars from casino mogul Sheldon Adelson and his wife Miriam Adelson, a new report filed late Thursday shows. The Patriot Legal Expense Fund Trust has …

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Adelson Gives Another $25M To GOP Super PACs

The New York Times reports: Sheldon and Miriam Adelson, the Las Vegas Republicans who have already spent more money on federal races this year than any other donors in either political party, are piling even more of their casino fortune into Republicans’ campaign efforts, people with knowledge of their plans said Thursday. The newest donations, made recently to a pair …

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REPORT: Trump Pressured Japanese PM To Approve Casino Project By GOP Megadonor Sheldon Adelson

Axios reports: President Trump raised a bid from GOP megadonor Sheldon Adelson to build a casino in Japan during a meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, according to a report from ProPublica‘s Justin Elliott. Abe and his aides were “incredulous” that Trump “would be so brazen,” according to a source briefed on the conversation. The project is a top …

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Sheldon Adelson Commits $30M To GOP Midterms

Fox News reports: Las Vegas casino magnate Sheldon Adelson has committed to a $30 million cash infusion for a House Republican group, a move that will boost GOP chances of fighting off energized Democrats in the midterm elections. The donation to the House GOP-aligned Congressional Leadership Fund was sealed last week when Speaker Paul Ryan and his entourage met with …

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Hackers Hit Website Of Pro-Trump Super PAC

CNN reports: A prolific Republican super PAC pushing President Donald Trump’s Cabinet took down its website temporarily Monday after hackers got in and retitled sections “Make America S****y Again” and scrawled “Black Lives Matter” across the video section. The 45 Committee — a PAC started by mega-donors Todd Ricketts and Sheldon Adelson — released a new ad pushing Trump’s Cabinet …

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Netanyanu Caught On Tape Offering “Huge Financial Benefits” In Return For Favorable Media Coverage

The Jerusalem Post reports: Arnon “Noni” Mozes, publisher of Israel’s Yedioth Ahronot newspaper, is reportedly at the center of the corruption investigation against Prime Benjamin Netanyahu. According to a Channel 2 report on Sunday, Mozes sought to receive financial benefits for Yedioth Ahronoth and possibly the closure of Israel Hayom‘s weekend edition newspaper in exchange for favorable coverage. Israel Hayom …

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Sheldon Adelson’s Super PAC Hits Hillary Over Debate Comments: What About Iran And Benghazi? [VIDEO]

All of Teabagistan is pissed that Benghazi never came up last night, so of course Sheldon Adelson rushes out this ad. The Hill reports: A new ad from a Republican super PAC uses Hillary Clinton’s remarks in the first presidential debate to hit her record as secretary of State. “Hillary Clinton brags about her experience,” the spot’s narrator says, referencing …

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Sheldon Adelson Offers $100M To Trump Campaign

The New York Times reports: The casino magnate Sheldon G. Adelson told Donald J. Trump in a private meeting last week that he was willing to contribute more to help elect him than he has to any previous campaign, a sum that could exceed $100 million, according to two Republicans with direct knowledge of Mr. Adelson’s commitment. As significant, Mr. …

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Mark Fiore: Sheldon Adelson’s Menagerie

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Quote Of The Day – Sheldon Adelson

“You pick up your cell phone and you call somewhere in Nebraska and you say, ‘OK let it go.’ So there’s an atomic weapon, goes over, ballistic missiles, the middle of the desert, that doesn’t hurt a soul. Maybe a couple of rattlesnakes, and scorpions, or whatever. And then you say, ‘See! The next one is in the middle of …

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Adelson Vows To Double Down

Wingnut casino mogul Sheldon Adelson, who spent an estimated $150M during the 2012 campaign, says he’s willing to spend twice as much next time.  Think Progress reports: Adelson told the Wall Street Journal that his 2012 donations were double what he gave in 2008 and that he was ready to double his spending again. “I’ll spend that much and more,” …

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