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  • The governorship and gambling: Always lots of action

    The governorship and gambling: Always lots of action
    Don’t look for gambling to be a hot topic in Florida’s race for governor. Charlie Crist visited the SunSentinel’s Editorial Board on Tuesday, and our staff was able to squeeze in a question or two about gambling. Crist said about the...
  • 'The poor door' -- symbol of a truth we all know

    A few words about the "poor door." Maybe you already know about this. Maybe you read on Slate, saw on Colbert or heard on NPR how a developer qualified for tax benefits under New York City's Inclusionary Housing Program by agreeing to add to its new...
  • Bill to legalize Internet poker in California dropped for 2014

    One of two bills that would legalize Internet gambling in California was shelved for the year Wednesday by Democratic state Sen. Lou Correa of Santa Ana, who said there was not enough time left in the legislative session to refine it for a vote....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • Chan Lowe: Jeb Bush, illegal immigration, and "act of love"

    Chan Lowe: Jeb Bush, illegal immigration, and "act of love"
    Those unfamiliar with the three-dimensional chess of presidential politics could say that Jeb stepped in it with his “Illegal immigration is an act of love” comment. But Jeb — the smarter brother — is crazy like a fox. Rush...