Has Trump Become Adelson’s “Perfect Little Puppet”?

by Jim Lobe and Eli Clifton Amid continuing controversy over whether and how much Donald Trump owes his election to Vladimir Putin, it seems pertinent to ask whether he has other IOUs outstanding. Although his consistent praise of the Russian… Continue Reading  

Adelsons Distancing From Trump, Boosting Rubio

by Eli Clifton From most outward appearances, Sheldon Adelson is losing patience with Donald Trump, whose candidacy he supported with $10-$25 million (depending on the source). The GOP megadonor is now shifting his attention down ballot in an effort to… Continue Reading  

For Hawks, Every American Captive Returned Home Diplomatically is a Failed Opportunity

by Eli Clifton This month, opponents of the Iran deal have decided to run with the talking point that the delivery of $400 million to Iran in January was a “ransom payment” for the release of three American citizens. The… Continue Reading  

Will Trump Listen to Adelson on VP Pick?

by Eli Clifton One of the hallmarks of Donald Trump’s takeover of the Republican Party has been his refusal to pander to the party’s donor class. He mocked his opponents in the primaries for soliciting funding from wealthy GOP donors.… Continue Reading  

Rubio Returns—Billionaires Rejoice?

by Eli Clifton Florida Sen. Marco Rubio’s announcement on Wednesday that he would seek reelection to the Senate was a reversal of his prior pledge that he would not run. Rubio attributed his decision to the fact that losing his… Continue Reading