Newt Gingrich favored tax policy requested by gambling industry

In May 1998, Newt Gingrich held a three-tiered fund raiser in the Las Vegas Sands Expo and Convention center, a large casino and hotel complex run by Sheldon Adelson’s company, Las Vegas Sands Corp. Hoping to raise $100,000, Gingrich provided a private briefing to supporters for $2,500, appeared with others for $500 and then held a rally which cost $35 to enter, according to a report in the Las Vegas Review-Journal.According to the Las Vegas Sun, Gingrich struck the right chord during his m … [Read more...]

Gambling magnate says he expects nothing for his contributions to Gingrich

Of course he says that.Adelson would defeat his purposes if he said, "I want Newt to keep the Christians and/or Federal government away from my gambling empire."ABC News is at least looking into the matter. According to a report from ABC late yesterday, an unnamed source reportedly close to Adelson told ABC News thatMr. Adelson is "puzzled" by the attention the recent Super PAC gift has received.The source told ABC News that Adelson wants nothing in return.Adelson has given over … [Read more...]

Anti-Gambling Group: Gingrich thwarted efforts to regulate gambling

Given the twin $5 million gifts given by gambling mogul and Sands CEO Sheldon Adelson and his wife Miriam, I wondered if reports of Gingrich favoring the industry would emerge.According to an anti-gambling group based in Washington DC, Gingrich did in fact work to remove power from a government commission on gambling.In this 1996 Washington Post article, Gingrich is quoted as favoring the removal of subpoena power from a commission being considered at the time.House Speaker Newt … [Read more...]

Gingrich Gets Five Million From Gambling Mogul’s Wife

I wrote yesterday about the main financial backer of Newt Gingrich - casino owner Sheldon Adelson. According to a New York Times report, Adelson's wife, Miriam Adelson matched her husband's pre-South Carolina primary $5 million gift to Gingrich with her own gift of the same amount.  The gift will go to Winning Our Future, a political action committee dedicated to making Gingrich the GOP nominee.Sheldon Adelson runs an empire of gambling casinos in Las Vegas, Macau and Singapore. His company … [Read more...]

Gingrich backed by casino mogul – Is gambling a family value?

I wonder how many of Newt Gingrich's family values voters are aware that Gingrich is beholden to Sheldon Adelson, billionaire casino owner. According to these reports, Adelson recently gave Gingrich's SuperPac $5 million.In the Philadelphia Inquirer article, Gingrich is called a "close friend" of Adelson. A conversation between Adelson and his right hand man, Michael Levin indicates how the gambling mogul cast Romney as a ruthless money man. Apparently it takes lots of money to criticize … [Read more...]

South Carolina: Final Results

Final results...Gingrich won evangelicals even though Santorum got a collective push from evangelical "leaders." SC evangelicals didn't get the memo.Gingrich scares me. He has a reputation for intelligence and yet he thinks David Barton is a great historian. … [Read more...]

Did evangelical support for Santorum sink him in South Carolina?

On January 14, Rick Santorum announced that he had become the consensus social conservative candidate by virtue of a vote at a meeting of 150 social conservatives in Texas.On that date, he was polling at 14.7% in South Carolina, according to Real Clear Politics. Today, one day before the South Carolina primary, Santorum has declined to 11.2% while Newt Gingrich, the other contender for the social conservative vote, has surged into the lead, now at 32.4%.Gingrich is surging despite losing … [Read more...]

NARTH member: Mixed orientation marriages hurt children

Recently, a lively discussion has been taking place on the thread of this post: Seton Hall professor: NARTH member “misreported and misrepresented” my research (go to the comments section for the discussion). Central to the discussion has been disputes about whether or not a study by Theodora Sirota on women who grew up in mixed orientation marriages could offer any insight about gay parenting in general. Sirota found that women with gay fathers and a straight mother had more problems with inte … [Read more...]


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