Montreal Simon: Now We Know Who Paid For Stephen Harper’s Trip to Las Vegas

It took a few days until we found out what Stephen Harper was doing in this massive mansion in Last Vegas last month.Until a U.S. magazine revealed he was working for the billionaire Sheldon Adelson and his  Republicans. On Thursday evening, Adelson hosted some of the organization’s top officials at his palatial mansion. While former Canadian Prime ...

Montreal Simon: More on Stephen Harper’s Mysterious Visit to Las Vegas

Three days ago I told you about Stephen Harper's visit to Las Vegas, to meet with the shadowy right wing billionaire Sheldon Adelson.And lecture Republicans on how to united their fracturing party.But I wasn't able to determine whether Harper also attended the Republican Jewish Coalition meeting that Adelson was hosting that weekend.That is until I saw ...

Montreal Simon: Who Knew Harper Is Now Working For The Republicans?

As soon as I saw that picture of Stephen Harper a few months ago, posing for a selfie outside a Shake Shack in Las Vegas, I was almost sure I knew why he was really there.Not to soak up the sun, or stuff himself with the Shack's crinkle cut cheese fries, or its almost legendary frozen custard.But to ...

LeDaro: Sheldon Adelson who contributed $53.7 Million to GOP

According to some reports he contributed over $100 million to GOP candidates. He owns Casinos in Las Vegas and is a billionaire. He expected to have saved billions in taxes if Romney was elected . With the super-pacs, democracy could be easily converted into a Corporatocracy. That was one of the reasons that it would have ...

Montreal Simon: Mitt Romney, the Billionaire, and the Scissor Sister

When I watch this latest attack ad from the Mitt Romney campaign, I can't help thinking how desperate he must be, and how much money he must have. If he can outspend even Obama. Read more »

Pushed to the Left and Loving It: When is the Price of a Politician Too High?

Since Citizens United paved the way for the wealthy to buy U.S. political candidates outright, there is more for Americans to worry about than losing their democracy, though that is certainly a blow to a once democratic country. The people with all of this money expect something in return and in the case of Newt Gingrich, ...