Casino Mogul Wynn Quits as GOP Finance Chief After Sex Allegations

February 2, 2018

Billionaire Steve Wynn has stepped down as Republican National Committee finance chair, the RNC’s chairwoman said, a day after reports that the casino magnate had engaged in multiple instances of sexual harassment. The decision may be a blow to the Republican Party’s fundraising as it gears up for midterm elections in November with an unpopular president as its standard-bearer. “Today I accepted Steve Wynn’s resignation as Republican National Committee finance…

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Republicans Call on Party to Return Wynn Funds After Allegations

January 31, 2018

Two Republican senators called on their party to return funds received from billionaire Steve Wynn, who stepped down Saturday as Republican National Committee finance chairman amid allegations of sexual harassment. Senators Susan Collins of Maine and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina said Republicans who took money from the founder of Wynn Resorts Ltd. should return it. The casino magnate’s departure from his RNC role followed a Wall Street Journal story…

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Shutdown Continues as Democrats Demand Firmer Immigration Pledge

January 26, 2018

Senate Democrats cast doubt Monday on hopes for a quick resolution to the government shutdown as they demanded a more binding promise from Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on an immigration deal he proposed. “Hopefully we can resolve this in the next day or two,” Minnesota Democrat Amy Klobuchar told reporters after emerging from a bipartisan meeting of Senate moderates. “I would just hope it gets resolved as soon as possible, and…

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