October 23, 2012 |
When casino magnate Sheldon Adelson switched his support from Newt Gingrich to Mitt Romney during the spring primaries, the billionaire and the candidate were eager to shed their skepticism of each other. If Adelson was going to give a political campaign more money than anyone ever had, he wanted to be certain Romney would join him in steadfast support of Israel. And Romney, according to friends of both, sought assurance that Adelson wouldn't embarrass him. Since then, Adelson has joined Romney...
September 25, 2012 |
My sour mood actually began a day before Monday night's Green Bay game vs. Seattle when I saw that Sheldon Adelson , the Vegas moneybags funneling large sums to PACs supporting Mitt Romney, was quoting Vince Lombardi as his philosophical inspiration. Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing, Adelson harrumphed, latching onto the famous saying that the old Packers coach neither coined nor believed. Then came the game, and that last Seahawks drive, and that final play in the end zone with time...
August 3, 2012 |
Sheldon Adelson: 1. Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee: 0. That's how the political scoreboard read after a highly unusual public apology that the House Democrats' campaign arm offered to the billionaire casino mogul — and Republican mega-donor — over allegations of, what else, Chinese prostitution. At issue was an Associated Press report that a former, and disgruntled, Adelson employee had alleged in court documents that his onetime boss was aware...
June 7, 2012 |
In April, at the White House Correspondents' Association dinner, my husband, Ben Bradlee, and I found ourselves sandwiched between the Kardashians and Newt and Callista Gingrich. Heavily made up and smiling for the cameras, the reality TV family and the political couple were swarmed over by the paparazzi, who were screaming and shouting the celebrities' names to make them look toward the cameras for that million-dollar photograph. I was shoved up against Callista's hair and nearly broke my nose.
June 4, 2012 |
On Tuesday, all eyes will be watching to see whether Wisconsin voters will keep labor-bashing right-winger Scott Walker (R) in the governor's mansion. But win or lose, the real story is the 15 months of people power leading up to this day. The real lesson lies in more than a year of progressive organizing, petitioning, canvassing and campaigning for the cause. The real result is a progressive movement that is deeper and broader than before. When Walker's opponents needed 540,208 signatures to trigger the recall...
February 29, 2012 |
Super PAC donors acting as kingmakers in presidential contest — The Washington Post Feb. 22, 2012 When communists and sympathizers made excuses for Stalin's terror, they said, "You can't make an omelet without breaking eggs. " To which George Orwell responded, "Where's the omelet?" The Post, dismayed about super PACs, reports " a rarefied group of millionaires and billionaires acting as kingmakers in the GOP contest , often helping to decide, with a simple transfer of money, which candidate...