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Report: Mark Cuban Looking to Unload Dallas Mavericks
Casino Family Confirms
Dallas Mavericks Buy

Casino Family Confirms Dallas Mavericks Buy

Mark Cuban is selling majority stake to Miriam Adelson

(Newser) - Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has entered into an agreement to sell a majority stake in the NBA franchise to the family that runs the Las Vegas Sands casino company, it was announced Wednesday. The company controlled by Miriam Adelson, widow of casino magnate Sheldon Adelson, announced earlier Tuesday it...

A Modern Political Power Broker Is Dead
A Modern Political
Power Broker Is Dead

A Modern Political Power Broker Is Dead

Sheldon Adelson, record-setting donor to GOP, was 87

(Newser) - Sheldon Adelson, the billionaire mogul and power broker who built a casino empire spanning from Las Vegas to China and became a singular force in domestic and international politics, has died after a long illness, his wife said Tuesday. Miriam Adelson and the Las Vegas Sands Corp. both released statements...

After 30 Years Behind Bars, Spy Is Now 'Home'

Jonathan Pollard, ex-analyst for US Navy, has been granted citizenship in Israel

(Newser) - Jonathan Pollard, who spent 30 years in US prison for spying for Israel, arrived in Israel early Wednesday with his wife, triumphantly kissing the ground as he disembarked from the aircraft. "We are ecstatic to be home at last after 35 years," Pollard said as he was greeted...

Paper That Endorsed Trump Slams His Voter Fraud Claims

Las Vegas Review-Journal says he is 'delaying the inevitable'

(Newser) - The Las Vegas Review-Journal was one of the few newspapers to endorse President Trump in both 2016 and 2020—but it's not endorsing his attempt to have last week's election results overturned. "The president does a disservice to his more rabid supporters by insisting that he would...

Trump Sparks GOP Panic by Attacking Major Donor

Casino magnate Sheldon Adelson was already known as 'Trump's Patron-in-Chief'

(Newser) - President Trump's call this week with a GOP megadonor took an unexpected turn and left officials scrambling to undo the damage, Politico reports. Sheldon Adelson—the Las Vegas mogul who, along with his wife, has already poured $10 million into a pro-Trump super PAC—called the president to discuss...

A Confidant's Defection May Doom Netanyahu
Netanyahu Might Be
in Real Trouble
the rundown

Netanyahu Might Be in Real Trouble

Indictments loom as a former confidant turns against him

(Newser) - Benjamin Netanyahu has been Israel's prime minister since 2009, the longest run since that of Israel's founding father, David Ben-Gurion. That streak, however, might be in jeopardy thanks to a convoluted chain of events that involves two separate corruption investigations, a former confidant who has turned against him,...

Spicer Sorry for 'Insensitive' Hitler Comparison
Spicer Apologizes
for Hitler Gaffe

Spicer Apologizes for Hitler Gaffe

Democratic, Jewish groups want him to quit

(Newser) - Sean Spicer has had another try at walking back his comments about Hitler not using chemical weapons —and this time, he didn't use the phrase "Holocaust centers." The White House press secretary told CNN's Wolf Blitzer Tuesday evening that he was "trying to make...

Trump Scores First Major Newspaper Endorsement
Trump Notches an
Endorsement First

Trump Notches an Endorsement First

Nevada's biggest paper says he doesn't represent 'the danger his critics claim'

(Newser) - Donald Trump scored a major newspaper endorsement Sunday, bringing his total number of major newspaper endorsements in the general election to one. He got the nod from the Las Vegas Review-Journal , Nevada's biggest paper, which was bought late last year by billionaire casino mogul and Trump supporter Sheldon Adelson,...

Angry RNC Crowd Turns on Heidi Cruz
 Angry RNC Crowd 
 Turns on Heidi Cruz  

Angry RNC Crowd Turns on Heidi Cruz

She had to be escorted past people yelling 'Goldman Sachs'

(Newser) - Things got ugly quickly at the Quicken Loans Arena after Ted Cruz stunned the crowd by refusing to endorse Donald Trump . Heidi Cruz "was escorted out by security as crowd gets angry," tweeted CNN's Manu Raju. Former Cruz aide Ken Cuccinelli says he helped get Heidi out...

After Adelson Buys Vegas Paper, Editor Quits

Mike Hengel: departure from 'Review-Journal' probably 'a relief' to Adelsons

(Newser) - A staff already stunned that their newspaper had been secretly purchased by the family of billionaire GOP donor Sheldon Adelson was thrown another loop Tuesday evening: Its top editor is stepping down, CNNMoney reports. "I think my resignation probably comes as a relief to the new owners, and it...

GOP Donor's Family Confirms Vegas Newspaper Buy

Review-Journal is now part of the Adelson empire

(Newser) - The family of billionaire casino mogul and GOP kingmaker Sheldon Adelson has revealed that it bought the Las Vegas Review-Journal, ending a week of speculation and demands by staff, media watchdogs, and politicians to know the identity of the new boss. After the announcement last week that the paper had...

Rich Donor Aims to Oust Climate Change Skeptics

Billionaire Tom Steyer plans $100M push in seven states

(Newser) - He is an environmental activist who also happens to be a billionaire, and Tom Steyer plans to bankroll efforts to keep Republican "science-deniers" out of office, reports CNN . The retired hedge fund manager is donating $50 million to the NextGen Climate super PAC, and the group plans to raise...

The 'Sheldon Primary' Is What's Wrong With Politics

Dan Balz laments the influence of the super-rich mega-donors on elections

(Newser) - If you want to know why Americans are so disgusted with the political system, take a gander toward Las Vegas, where would-be Republican presidential candidates are lining up to kiss the ring of Sheldon Adelson . "Adelson has become a symbol of the new system of financing presidential elections,"...

Jeb Bush, GOP Hopefuls to Woo Casino Mogul

Sheldon Adelson played major role in the 2012 race

(Newser) - Jeb Bush and a handful of other GOP presidential hopefuls are heading to Las Vegas later this week to court big bucks—mostly from the pocket of casino mogul Sheldon Adelson, the LA Times reports. Bush will be featured speaker at the Republican Jewish Coalition (for donors offering $25,000...

Adelson Looks to Declare War on Online Gambling

Big GOP donor says it's bad for business, country

(Newser) - Casino boss Sheldon Adelson was in the spotlight last November for his enormous donations to GOP campaigns. This year, he's using his billions to fight another battle—against online gambling. Though Caesars, MGM Resorts, and other competitors say the practice could actually benefit casinos, Adelson disagrees; he says it...

Sheldon Adelson Suing Reporter for Calling Him 'Foul-Mouthed'

Compared to ex-CEO who 'rarely curses'

(Newser) - Proving that one man's badge of honor is another man's definition of libel, billionaire Sheldon Adelson has sued a Wall Street Journal reporter after an article suggested he was fond of profanity. The piece, by Kate O'Keeffe and Alexandra Berzon, said the casino honcho was "a...

It Was Indeed a $2B Election
 It Was Indeed a $2B Election 
final numbers

It Was Indeed a $2B Election

Obama outspent Romney in final days

(Newser) - The country's first $2 billion election is in the books. The fundraising reports have been filed with the Federal Election Commission, and here's the tally: Obama with $1.123 billion, to Romney's $1.019 billion. Politico and the AP break down the numbers:
  • There was a rash

Already? 2016 Hopefuls Buddy Up to Big Donors

Plus: Adelson donated way more than first reported

(Newser) - The race for giant 2016 campaign sugar daddies is on. Already, potential GOP presidential contenders Govs. Bobby Jindal, John Kasich, and Bob McDonnell have met with casino owner Sheldon Adelson , who spent big on Republican efforts this year. Meanwhile, Democrats Joe Biden, Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley, and Virginia Sen....

How I Went From Democrat to the GOP's Money Man
How I Went From Democrat
to the GOP's Money Man
Sheldon Adelson

How I Went From Democrat to the GOP's Money Man

Sheldon Adelson explains his stance

(Newser) - Sheldon Adelson has made his opinion known this election season—mostly by writing gigantic checks. But the casino mogul and GOP super-donor spoke out in his own words in a Wall Street Journal op-ed today, explaining that he grew up as a Democrat. "Indeed, only liberal politicians campaigned in...

Adelson Firm Probed for Possible Bribery

Feds eye Las Vegas Sands Corp.'s mainland China deals

(Newser) - More bad news for Mitt Romney's biggest donor: US federal authorities are investigating Sheldon Adelson's Las Vegas Sands Corp. for possible violation of American anti-bribery laws in deals it made in China, the Wall Street Journal finds. The probe is separate from the investigation into alleged money laundering...

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