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Casino billionaire Sheldon Adelson pledges over $16 million for Israeli moon mission

Casino billionaire and Republican party kingmaker Sheldon Adelson and his wife have pledged $16.4 million to help fund the Israeli SpaceIL mission to the moon. According to the Jewish Daily Forward, the $16.4 million makes up a substantial portion of the project’s estimated $37 million dollar budget. “Sheldon and I…

Bernie Sanders: Greedy billionaires twisting American dream into nightmarish oligarchy

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) asked Thursday whether the U.S. was evolving into an oligarchy during a speech on the Senate floor. The senator said recent Supreme Court rulings on campaign finance law would further tip the economic and political balance toward the very wealthiest Americans. “We are moving toward a…

Jon Stewart calls ‘bullsh*t’ on court’s election rulings: ‘Justice is blind, but only in one eye’

Jon Stewart called “bullsh*t” on conservative arguments in favor of allowing more money into the democratic process. He opened Thursday night’s “Daily Show” with an analysis of the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent ruling in McCutcheon v. Federal Elections Commission, which struck down limits on donor contributions to all candidates while…

Chris Christie woos conservative mega donor Sheldon Adelson at Vegas GOP forum

Six minutes into a speech yesterday to the Republican Jewish Coalition that marked the opening of his comeback tour, Gov. Chris Christie received a sign. Sheldon Adelson, the GOP mega donor whose bankbook can launch a presidential campaign……

Pro-Gingrich Super PAC gets more cash from Adelson

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A “Super PAC” supporting Republican presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich received a new cash infusion from billionaire casino magnate Sheldon Adelson, according to a source familiar with the donation. The Las Vegas tycoon and his family have given nearly $11 million to the group already, almost single-handedly funding…

The money men shaping the election campaign

WASHINGTON — A quarter of the money that has fuelled a bitter nomination battle among Republican White House hopefuls, from which no settled favorite has yet emerged, has come from just five super-rich Americans. The sway that wealthy donors have been able to exert has come about due to them…

Gingrich-backing billionaire’s casino empire facing criminal probe

SAN FRANCISCO/MACAU, China (Reuters) – It’s never good for the candidate when a big donor runs afoul of the law – as President Barack Obama learned this week: his campaign returned large donations from Chicago’s Cardona brothers after it was reported that a third brother is a fugitive from U.S. drug and fraud…

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