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By Tom Fitton
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Sheldon Adelson
New Jersey became the third state in the U.S. and the biggest venue to legalize and offer online gambling to the public.
Few subjects garnered more media attention during last year's election than the advent of super PACs -- political action committees that may collect unlimited contributions from individuals, corporations and labor unions for independent political spending.
Because Inauguration Day falls on a Sunday this time, President Obama will hold a small, private swearing-in ceremony on Jan. 20 and stage a big public redo the next day.
Brace for impact: Time magazine's annual search for the Person of the Year is under way, seeking the person, idea or entity that most influenced the news in 2012.
Even Sheldon Adelson only gets to vote once.
Palestinians complained Tuesday that the Mideast peace process barely got a mention in the final U.S. presidential campaign debate, saying American standing in the Middle East will be doomed without a greater effort to resolve the festering Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
The blistering super-PAC war during the Republicans' presidential primaries seemed to presage a long, nasty fight all the way through Election Day.
Mitt Romney held a campaign event Monday evening at a Miami juice shop owned by a convicted cocaine trafficker.
When it comes to gays and the Boy Scouts, President Obama and the youth organization he serves as honorary president have agreed to disagree.
Mitt Romney told Jewish donors Monday that their culture is part of what has allowed them to be more economically successful than the Palestinians, outraging Palestinian leaders who suggested his comments were racist and out of touch with the realities of the Middle East. Romney's campaign later said his remarks were mischaracterized.
Standing on Israeli soil, U.S. presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Sunday declared Jerusalem to be the capital of the Jewish state and said the United States has "a solemn duty and a moral imperative" to block Iran from achieving nuclear weapons capability.
It has become conventional media wisdom that the recent Supreme Court ruling on Obamacare was necessary to protect the court from yet another politicized, partisan 5-4 decision on top of George W. Bush v. Al Gore and Citizens United.
A veritable royal flush of Republicans will be in Las Vegas on Tuesday when presumptive presidential nominee Mitt Romney journeys to Nevada for a pair of private events, one at a local furniture manufacturer, the second at Donald Trump's opulent International Hotel and Tower for a fundraiser where tickets will fetch $2,500 to $10,000.
Around 200 people in downtown Madrid are protesting a project that aims to build six casinos and 12 hotels and create jobs in a country where unemployment is more than 20 percent.
Super PACs have been the subject of intense scrutiny this campaign season, particularly regarding the sources of their funding. Many of these groups recently filed the second round of campaign finance disclosures with the Federal Election Commission (FEC). What have we learned after two rounds of disclosure? Nothing much of interest.
“After spending so many years playing addictive Internet games, kids and young adults today have been primed for the pump, and online gambling advocates know there’s a lot of money to be made from exploiting them,” Adelson wrote in an article for Forbes.
Mr. Adelson, a staunch supporter of Israel, has said he would spend up to $100 million to defeat the president.