Sept 11, 2012 Sheldon Adelson has vowed to donate up to $100 million to defeat President Obama in November. A new study Center for American Progress Action Fund finds that if Mitt Romney’s tax plan was put in place Adelson could get up to $2 billion in tax cuts. Ed Schultz breaks down the numbers.
Aug 15, 2012 Ann Romney says her husband won’t release any more tax returns, meanwhile, Paul Ryan is already meeting with billionaire donor Sheldon Adelson in Las Vegas. Ed Schultz explains.
July 16, 2012 Senate Republicans filibustered the DISCLOSE Act, effectively killing the bill that would have forced independent groups to release the names of donors who contribute more than $10000 to a political campaign. At the same time, casino mogul Sheldon Adelson is reportedly dumping $5 million into a Super PAC that supports Republican Eric Cantor. Why is a billionaire investing so much money into a Congressional race? Ed talks to Tom Perriello, Former Congressman from Virginia, now the President and CEO of The Center For American Progress Action Fund.
While presidential hopeful Mitt Romney is the pick of the Republican Jewish establishment, Rick Santorum’s emphasis on traditional values earns him strong support among the Orthodox.
I’m not quite sure where this sort of thing takes us, but I’m noticing a growing amount of chatter on the Web about scientific research into the nature of the conservative mind. The general tone seems to be one of wondering what flaws in one’s physical makeup lead to political conservatism. It could be just a sophisticated liberal version of old-fashioned name-calling, but some of the research seems pretty impressive.
The Republicans’ hard line on Israel seems aimed more at Christian conservatives than American Jews. Noam Neusner says the GOP is only telling the truth and winning new support.
While Israel’s had a bumpy ride with the U.S., things have never been chummier with Canada. Prime Minister Stephen Harper is close friends with Benjamin Netanyahu.