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If Donald Trump survives the first three months of mass media drubbing and his notorious affliction of "leaving no impulsive opinion behind," he’s going to be trouble for the other 15 or so Republican presidential candidates.

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With financial and political interests ranging from Las Vegas to Israel to China, Sheldon Adelson, who is bankrolling the super PAC supporting Newt Gingrich, is a powerful illustration of the dangers of unlimited campaign contributions. With financial and political interests ranging from Las Vegas to Israel to China, Sheldon Adelson, who is bankrolling the super PAC supporting Newt Gingrich, is a powerful illustration of the dangers of unlimited campaign contributions.

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Mexican President Felipe Calderon on Friday declared three days of mourning for his country after 52 people were killed in a Monterrey casino fire set by gunmen thought to be members of a drug cartel.

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Jack Abramoff was given four years in prison by a federal judge Thursday -- a sentence whittled down from a possible 11 years because he cooperated with investigators -- for his part in the fraud and corruption scandal that jolted Washington and landed several other lobbyists and Capitol Hill players in trouble as well.

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The lawsuit that prompted this tongue-lashing from the former president has since been dismissed, but on the ground in Nevada, tensions remain high over the effort to keep casino workers from caucusing.

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