Sheldon Adelson Owns a Share in Trump’s Rise


by Eli Clifton By most accounts, Donald Trump was not the first choice for GOP megadonor Sheldon Adelson. Last February he and his wife Miriam were allegedly split between voting for Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX).… Continue Reading  

Sheldon Adelson and AIPAC’s Surprising $3.8 Million Business Relationship 


by Eli Clifton In public, casino billionaire and GOP megadonor Sheldon Adelson is on the outs with the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC). Back in 2007, Adelson split with AIPAC after the group supported then-Prime Minister Ehud Olmert’s initiative… Continue Reading  

GOP Mega-Donor Sheldon Adelson Funds Mysterious Anti-Iran Pressure Group


by Eli Clifton Nearly one-third of anti-Iran pressure group United Against Nuclear Iran’s 2013 budget came from the country’s foremost Republican mega-donor, a man who invested a reported $98 million to defeat Barack Obama in the 2012 election, casino magnate… Continue Reading  

Ex-IAEA Chief Warns on Using Unverified Intel to Pressure Iran


by Gareth Porter In a critique of the handling of the Iran file by the International Atomic Energy Agency, former IAEA Director General Han Blix has called for greater skepticism about the intelligence documents and reports alleging Iranian nuclear weapons… Continue Reading  

More Smears, and Support, for Hagel


The fight over the possible nomination of Chuck Hagel as Secretary of Defense can be defined as a battle waged with smears from the one side, and thoughtful, evidence-backed arguments from the other. Too simplistic to be true? Case in point.… Continue Reading