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Mon Feb 27, 2012, 01:07 PM

18. I think that you changed the subject. Either it's true or not true, as indicated in the


Nation's recent article, that "Ron Paulís single largest donor" does not believe Ron Paul's public comments and that he "founded a controversial defense contractor, Palantir Technologies, that profits from government espionage work for the CIA, FBI and other agencies, and which last year was caught organizing an illegal spy ring targeting American political opponents of the US Chamber of Commerce, including journalists, progressive activists and union leaders."

This is either true or not true. Is there anything in opensecrets that indicates that this is not true?

You've changed the subject because the Nation's article did not state that Gingrich's supporter, Israeli Adelson, was Ron Paul's supporter but that
Ron Paulís single largest donoróhis Sheldon Adelson, as it wereófounded a controversial defense contractor, ...

The particular identity is less important than the fact that Ron Paul's biggest contributor is not put off by Paul's public statements but is willing to place his money where he thinks that it will do him the most good. The Nation didn't claim that "his Sheldon Adelson, as it were" was Sheldon Adelson but added in following paragraphs:
According to recently filed FEC disclosure documents, Ron Paulís Super PAC has received nearly all of its money from a single source, billionaire Peter Thiel. So far, Thiel has contributed $2.6 million to Ron Paulís Super PAC, Endorse Liberty, providing 76 percent of the Super PACís total intake.

Thiel, a self-described libertarian and opponent of democracy who made his fortune as the founder of PayPal, ...

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