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Will Sheldon Adelson and Haim Saban team up to buy The New York Times?
In a spirited public discussion between two of America’s richest men and largest political donors, at the IAC conference in Washington DC, multi-billionaire Sheldon Adelson openly challenged his more left-leaning counterpart and friend, billionaire and media mogul Haim Saban, to jointly purchase the New York Times away from the Sulzberger family, because of the Times’ open hostility towards Israel.
Haim Saban - Sheldon Adelson
Because both Sheldon Adelson and Haim Saban are Jews there is little hope that the Sulzberger family would ever sell the financially troubled Times to them.
The mere suggestion of such a move has put traditional liberal outlets like the Daily Beast into a virtual meltdown.
Uyuni is best known as home to the world's largest salt flat. But travelers can also visit the antique train cemetery, where many mining company trains were abandoned in the 1940’s, when the industry collapsed.
Salt is an economic alternative to now-depleted mineral mines. Because minerals used to be such a big thing, British trains were brought in to create a transport network. When the industry collapsed the trains were sent to die… in the train cemetery.
In its new life, it’s really a glorified playground for tourists to take photos like the third picture above.
Hillary Clinton said in a speech recently that businesses and corporations are not the job creators of America. “Don’t let anybody tell you that it’s corporations and businesses that create jobs,” the former Secretary of State said.
Clinton’s comment will likely be used frequently to attack her as another big-government Democrat. She is seen by many as already running for president in 2016.
It’s not surprising to here her say that after working for a president who famously said, “if you have a business, you didn’t build that.”
Supporting the Los Angeles City Council’s minimum wage initiative vice president Joe Biden (pictured) spoke about raising the minimum wage, not just in Los Angeles, but also across the country.
However, during the vice president’s remarks, he made a very large mistake in explaining the impact that increasing the minimum wage would have.
According to Biden, raising the minimum wage nationally to $10.10-per-hour would move 28 million people “out of poverty.” This statement contradicts the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) statement on the effects of a minimum wage increase.
The CBO report issued earlier this year was quite clear on what would happen by gradually raising the minimum wage to $10.10-per-hour.
Real income would increase, on net, by $5 billion for families whose income will be below the poverty threshold under current law, boosting their average family income by about 3 percent and moving about 900,000 people, on net, above the poverty threshold (out of the roughly 45 million people who are projected to be below that threshold under current law).