| Aug 8, 2012
| 3:00 AM
Who's buying our democracy? Wall Street financiers, the Koch brothers, and casino magnates Sheldon Adelson and Steve Wynn, among others. And they're doing much of it in secret.
It's a perfect storm -- the combination of three waves that are about to...
| Aug 10, 2012
| 10:00 AM
The column "A conservative case against Mitt Romney" (Aug.7) is correct when it states that neither presidential candidate is worth voting for. The problem is that both candidates are representatives of their political parties, which are incompetent and...
| Oct 25, 2012
| 9:00 AM
Your article on the final presidential debate included a paragraph stating that "with backing from casino billionaire Sheldon Adelson, the Republican Jewish Coalition is airing anti-Obama TV ads in South Florida, where most of the state's Jewish voters...
| Aug 22, 2012
| 3:00 AM
Last Friday, Paul Ryan, the presumptive Republican vice presidential nominee, made the most populist speech of this campaign season.
"It's the people who are politically connected, it's the people who have access to Washington that get the breaks," he...
| Jun 8, 2012
Any way you slice it, the refusal of Wisconsin voters to recall Republican Gov. Scott Walker for limiting the collective-bargaining rights of unionized public-sector employees was a blow not only to organized labor but to the Democratic Party as a whole....
| Jun 12, 2012
| 3:00 AM
It should come as no surprise that in the latest New York Times/CBS News Poll, less than half of Americans surveyed -- 44 percent -- said they approve of theU.S. Supreme Court. Furthermore, three-quarters said they believed individual personal and...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 6:19 AM
MADRID (Reuters) - U.S. casino operator Las Vegas Sands has abandoned plans to invest more than $30 billion in a gambling resort outside Madrid, dealing a major blow to the capital as Spain tries to revitalize its economy after a five-year slump.
| Nov 21, 2013
| 3:28 PM
Gambling can be good for you. Had it not been for gambling, the joys of ice hockey may have been lost completely.
In ancient times, certain members of Harrisburg's capitol press corps gathered after work on occasion to drink beer, smoke cigars and...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 2:46 PM
Billionaire casino magnate Sheldon Adelson, whose record-breaking campaign spending in 2012 made him an icon of the new super-donor era, is leveraging that newfound status in an escalating feud with industry rivals over the future of gambling.
| Oct 25, 2013
| 12:45 PM
Thanks to the tenacity of the Fair Political Practices Commission, the names are now dribbling out of the campaign donors who secretly supported an anti-union measure and opposed a desperately needed tax increase on last year's California ballot.
| Oct 25, 2013
SACRAMENTO — California officials are imposing a record $16 million in penalties on secretive political groups that funneled money into initiative campaigns in 2012, ending a yearlong investigation that showed gaps in state disclosure laws.
| Oct 26, 2013
| 5:46 PM
SACRAMENTO — Ann Ravel will start her new job in Washington on Monday with the kind of celebrity status rare for a career government lawyer.
As California's top political watchdog, she launched a landmark investigation into secretive nonprofit...