Adelsons donate $32 million in September to boost Republicans
Billionaires Sheldon and Miriam Adelson donated $32 million in September alone to boost GOP candidates in the midterms and support President Donald Trump's agenda, bringing their contributions to GOP super PACs this cycle to at least $87 million and securing their status as the biggest political donors of the 2018 midterms.
In September, the casino magnate and his wife, a physician, gave $20 million to the Congressional Leadership Fund, which backs GOP candidates; $10 million to America First Action, a super PAC supporting Trump's agenda; and $2 million to the conservative super PAC Ending Spending Action Fund, according to new Federal Election Commision filings Monday night.
Le'Veon Bell, James Conner seem to be on a collision course
Le'Veon Bell and James Conner were nothing but complimentary to one another Sunday after Conner's 111-yard rushing performance.
Whether Bell's kudos were genuine or a reminder that the big dog is out there waiting to return remains to be seen, the expectation is that the two running backs will soon be occupying the Pittsburgh Steelers' locker room and backfield. One of them is already taking up space in the team's psyche.
Bell, whose holdout reached Week 6 on Sunday, reportedly plans to return to the team in time to play Oct. 28 against the Browns, but the Steelers haven't indicated whether they've heard from him. In Bell's six-game absence, Conner has rushed for 453 total yards (with three 100-yard games) and scored seven touchdowns.
Elizabeth Warren has her act together. Democratic 2020 hopefuls better wake up.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., shouldn't be underestimated as a political strategist or written off as an ideological twin of Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. She has done three smart things in the early preseason of the 2020 Democratic presidential race.
First, she rolled out what is - remarkably - still the only comprehensive, Democratic anti-corruption platform. There is plenty in the multipronged plan for her base to like (e.g. limiting business lobbying), but also for those who hardly consider themselves to be progressives.
"It's time to ban elected officials and senior agency officials from owning or trading any company stocks while in office.
Rep. Brat and Democrat Spanberger tangle in first and likely only debate
CULPEPER, Va. - Rep. Dave Brat, R, and Democrat Abigail Spanberger clashed over health care, immigration and taxes in their first and likely only debate in Virginia's 7th Congressional District, a longtime GOP stronghold that appears to be up for grabs in the era of President Donald Trump.
While Trump looms large over the race, the president was mentioned just once during the 90-minute forum. The name on Brat's lips was that of Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif. He invoked Pelosi repeatedly as he tried to paint Spanberger as a liberal who supports "sanctuary cities" and "a total government take-over of health-care."
Brat referred so often to"the Nancy Pelosi liberal agenda" that the phrase started drawing laughs.
Kanye West brought Yeezys as gifts to the White House. Can Trump or his staffers keep them?
When he visited the White House last week, Kanye West didn't just leave behind a bunch of selfies and some Very Deep Thoughts -- he gave his hosts some pretty sweet kicks to remember him by. West showed up at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. with at least six boxes containing pairs of Yeezys, the athletic shoes he created for Adidas, presumably to offer up as gifts to Trump and others.
And these aren't just any old sneaks: Yeezys retail for hundreds of dollars. Which led us to wonder whether its okay for the president and his staff to keep such a generous present.
We checked in with ethics expert Jan Baran, whose short answer was: Yep, but handling Ye's generosity might require a little paperwork.
Durbin blasts Trump's comments downplaying Russian poisonings, assassinations
WASHINGTON - Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin on Monday criticized President Donald Trump for appearing to downplay human rights abuses that take place outside the United States, arguing that such offenses must be taken seriously wherever they occur.
The Illinois Democrat's remarks came one day after the airing of a "60 Minutes" interview in which Trump said that he believes Russian President Vladimir Putin has "probably" been involved in assassinations and poisonings but that those incidents were "not in our country."
"That can't be the standard," Durbin, the No. 2 Senate Democrat, said in an interview on CNN.