| Aug 6, 2014
| 4:21 PM
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....
| Jun 11, 2014
| 11:49 AM
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...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 2:24 AM
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...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 12:14 PM
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...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 2:05 PM
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,...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 4:10 PM
The Donald Sterling controversy had much of the right wing vibrating this weekend with the revelation that the purported arch-racist Sterling was (gasp!) a Democrat. This shed little light on the Sterling affair, other than to underscore the ancient...
| May 3, 2014
| 9:31 PM
On a recent afternoon, in her airy office above downtown, Mayor Carolyn Goodman delivered an ode to Las Vegas: its weather, parks, dining, shopping, arts scene, airport, medical facilities.
Sin, she added almost as an aside, can be found anywhere in the...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 3:23 PM
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...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 8:31 AM
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,...
| May 29, 2014
| 8:30 PM
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...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 6:00 AM
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...