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Daughter of Billionaire GOP Donor Sheldon Adelson Pushes Democracy Now! Staff, Seizes Camera at RNC + Matt Taibbi: The Secret to Mitt Romney’s Fortune? Greed, Debt and Forcing Others to Foot the Bill

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Sheldon Adelson - Attacking the White House

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Aug 30, 2012 by

DemocracyNow.org – When Democracy Now! senior producer Mike Burke attempted to interview billionaire casino magnate and Republican donor Sheldon Adelson inside the Republican National Convention, a woman identified as Adelson’s daughter grabbed our video camera, tried to take it into a private suite and then threw the camera to the ground. While Adelson’s daughter first accused our Burke of hitting her, she later came out of the suite to apologize. The incident was caught on tape, shortly after Burke questioned another billionaire GOP donor, David Koch, as well as former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and former Republican National Committee chair Michael Steele. Burke files a report and joins us to describe what happened.

Daughter of Billionaire GOP Donor Sheldon Adelson Pushes

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Aug 30, 2012 by

DemocracyNow.org – A new article by reporter Matt Taibbi in Rolling Stone sheds new light on the origin of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s fortune, revealing how Romney’s former firm, Bain Capital, used private equity to raise money to conduct corporate raids. Taibbi writes: “What most voters don’t know is the way Mitt Romney actually made his fortune: By borrowing vast sums of money that other people were forced to pay back. This is the plain, stark reality that has somehow eluded America’s top political journalists for two consecutive presidential campaigns: Mitt Romney is one of the greatest and most irresponsible debt creators of all time. In the past few decades, in fact, Romney has piled more debt onto more unsuspecting companies, written more gigantic checks that other people have to cover, than perhaps all but a handful of people on planet Earth.”

Matt Taibbi: The Secret to Mitt Romney’s Fortune? Greed, Debt and Forcing

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Ralph Nader: Paul Ryan’s Speech: Deceptive, Contradictory and Hypocritical

Ron Paul’s Speech at the We Are The Future Rally + Gary Johnson’s Speech At Paul Fest + Scott Horton: Paul-Kucinich Ticket

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  1. [...] Daughter of Billionaire GOP Donor Sheldon Adelson Pushes Democracy Now! Staff, Seizes Camera at RNC [...]

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  4. How about voting for Gary Johnson and the Libertarian Party?

    http://dandelionsalad.wordpress.com/2012/08/26/ron-pauls-speech-at-the-we-are-the-future-rally/

    • Thanks, David, but I already posted that video so edited your comment with the link to the post.
      The full title of the post is: Ron Paul’s Speech at the We Are The Future Rally + Gary Johnson’s Speech At Paul Fest + Scott Horton: Paul-Kucinich Ticket

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