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  • Poll: Floridians ready to legalize medical marijuana

    Poll: Floridians ready to legalize medical marijuana
    TALLAHASSEE -- Floridians appear ready in a big way to legalize medical marijuana. A Quinnipiac University survey released Monday found 88 percent of voters were in favor of the Amendment 2 question of legalizing medical marijuana on the Nov. 4 ballot....
  • John Morgan: I've rounded up $6 million for medical marijuana amendment

    John Morgan: I've rounded up $6 million for medical marijuana amendment
    TALLAHASSEE -- Orlando trial lawyer John Morgan has seen casino billionaire Sheldon Adelson, and he's raising him. The primary booster for Florida's medical marijuana constitutional amendment says he has rustled up roughly $6 million in donations to pay...
  • Ramesh Ponnuru: Buffett, Gates, Adelson don't get immigration

    A trio of billionaires — Sheldon Adelson, Warren Buffett and Bill Gates — say they want to "End the Immigration Impasse," to quote the headline of their recent New York Times op-ed. The article will do nothing to end that impasse, however,...
  • Internet gambling revenue would do little to ease the state's budget deficit

    Internet gambling revenue would do little to ease the state's budget deficit
    Pennsylvania is facing a "growing" $532.5 million budget deficit, The Morning Call reported on Wednesday, and some politicians and some casino moguls see Internet gambling as a way to "help plug" it. A legislative study, it was reported, said revenue...
  • Casino mogul funding campaign against medical marijuana

    Casino mogul funding campaign against medical marijuana
    Well this is rich. A man who is trying to bring one seedy industry to Florida just gave $2.5 million to keep another out. Sheldon Adelson, chairman of the Las Vegas Sands Corp., is the largest contributor (by far) to a group called Drug Free Florida,...
  • Things that don't change: Lawyers, businesses, giving big in Florida governor's race

    Things that don't change: Lawyers, businesses, giving big in Florida governor's race
    TALLAHASSEE – In the everlasting battle between trial lawyers and the business lobby, not even a corporate outsider in the Governor’s Mansion changes Florida politics. Florida’s gubernatorial race is already living up to the hype as...
  • Hollywood Exerts Heavy Influence in Race to Succeed Henry Waxman

    Perhaps the most dynamic part of the race for an entertainment-heavy California congressional district is the cast of competitors: They include a spiritual teacher and author, a radio talk host, an Iraqi war veteran and criminal gang prosecutor, a...
  • Israel travel program seeks to strengthen Jewish connection

    Israel travel program seeks to strengthen Jewish connection
    On a recent afternoon, Diana Blau, 22, was relaxing on the beach after bathing in the salty waters of the Dead Sea. Blau's mother is Jewish and her father Greek Orthodox. She has never strongly identified with Jewish culture or religion, she said, in...
  • Rick Scott avoids question about Sheldon Adelson's involvement in Florida

    Rick Scott avoids question about Sheldon Adelson's involvement in Florida
    Gov. Rick Scott said Wednesday he doesn’t know why one of his biggest supporters is also pumping money into the campaign to defeat the medical marijuana effort on the November election ballot. New campaign reports show the billionaire casino...
  • Willie Brown joins billionaire Adelson's team fighting online poker

    Willie Brown joins billionaire Adelson's team fighting online poker
    Former Assembly Speaker Willie Brown said Thursday he is joining a coalition funded by billionaire casino owner Sheldon Adelson that is fighting proposals to legalize Internet gambling in California. Brown previously was working in favor of Internet poker...
  • Casino magnate Sheldon Adelson leads charge against online gambling

    Casino magnate Sheldon Adelson leads charge against online gambling
    Suddenly, the curtain of privacy dropped away, and there was billionaire Sheldon Adelson, one of the planet's most reclusive business magnates, taking a decidedly public stand on an issue he calls close to his heart: Internet gaming. He calls it...
  • Donald Sterling is a Republican, not a Democrat -- but does it matter?

    Donald Sterling is a Republican, not a Democrat -- but does it matter?
    The Donald Sterling controversy had much of the right wing vibrating this weekend with the revelation that the purported arch-racist Sterling was (gasp!) a Democrat. This shed little light on the Sterling affair, other than to underscore the ancient...