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The geriatric jet—purchased by the media personality for $1 million in 2015 from his late friend, billionaire Richard Mellon Scaife—was mostly used to ferry Beck between New York and his home in Texas. The plane can accommodate up to 12 passengers and has a comfortable cabin height of 6 feet 8 ...
Richard Mellon Scaife, an heir to the famous banking fortune, bought the Tribune-Review and turned it into Pittsburgh's conservative broadsheet at the beginning of the 1970s. Texas banker Joe L. Allbritton bought the Washington Star in 1974, convicted felon Rev. Sun Myung Moon spent a billion on the ...

Mercury Radio Arts, the radio production company, purchased the plane from billionaire Richard Mellon Scaife in 2015 for $1 million. At the same time, Beck's news network, The Blaze, was undergoing significant layoffs. The listing price for the plane was not included and Beck did not respond to the Daily ...
GOP apparatchiks have allowed themselves to be cowed and tamed by the president most of them never wanted. But this result has been in the works for decades. Beginning with Richard Mellon Scaife, Richard Viguerie and Roger Ailes, the GOP sought to remedy its status as a structural minority party by ...
In more recent decades, banking heir Richard Mellon Scaife spent tens of millions to create a conservative Pittsburgh newspaper and convicted felon Rev. Sun Myung Moon spent billions on his conservative Washington Times. And don't forget Rupert Murdoch's Fox News Channel. The moral panic over ...
One of its primary financial underwriters for decades was Cordelia May, the sister of Richard Mellon Scaife, heirs to the Mellon fortune. The FAIR website cites statistics that can be frightening if believed, and warns, “The same open borders that allow millions of illegal aliens to enter the U.S. each year have ...

But the worst element of this concentrated wealth is that it has spawned a political class of billionaires, including the Koch brothers, Richard Mellon Scaife, Harry Bradley, and Scott Mercer. They have invested hundreds of millions to buy influence in the GOP. This dark money has brought new dangers to our ...
The real enemy of the American democracy is the Koch network, as exposed by Jane Mayer's "Dark Money" and Ronald Formisano's "The Tea Party." The Koch network/Kochtopus/alt-Kochs include the Coors beer family; the Waltons of Walmart; the Olin Foundation; Richard Mellon Scaife; Rupert Murdoch ...
Mellon's tax cut saved him millions, too—a rush of new fortune that would, years later, underwrite the political hobbies of his heir Richard Mellon Scaife, a fervid ideologue who expended hundreds of millions of dollars creating the infrastructure of America's contemporary right wing. These millions helped ...
In its 45 years of operation, Heritage has fed off demanding oil tycoon heirs such as Richard Mellon Scaife and Shelby Cullom Davis, the relentless Koch brothers and, recently, the Trump-backing Mercer financial interests. Mr. Binion proudly lists some of his organization's successes with Trump, and more ...
Under the direction of the late Richard Mellon Scaife, heir to the fortune of Andrew Mellon, the Scaife foundations in the late 1960s started to direct the majority of their assets toward conservative causes. Scaife helped fund early operations of the Heritage Foundation and the Stanford, California-based and ...
Irvine won the support of the billionaire hard-right crusader Richard Mellon Scaife (whose Pittsburgh Tribune-Review later promoted the falsehood that the Clintons were responsible for what he claimed was the murder of White House Deputy Counsel Vince Foster). In 1971, the TV Guide writer and Ayn ...
The daughter and son of the late billionaire publisher Richard Mellon Scaife can review documents related to three family trusts in their ongoing legal fight with a trio of trustees, Allegheny County Common Pleas Judge Kathleen Durkin ruled in a decision late Friday. Jennie Scaife, 54, of Florida, and David ...
On the state level, through groups like ALEC, the American Legislative Exchange Council, funded by billionaires like the Koch brothers, Richard Mellon Scaife, the John M. Olin Foundation, and the Coors beer family, the conservative movement has campaigned to take over state governments and pass ...
Conservative businessman Richard Mellon Scaife gave $2 million to the American Spectator in the early 1990s to investigate President Bill Clinton's real estate investments and sexual harassment claims against him. Information from the reporting Scaife funded led in part the appointment of Kenneth Starr ...
Disputes over tens of thousands of pages of documents and at least one key deposition have bedeviled a three-year-old court fight over the late publisher Richard Mellon Scaife's use of a family trust, attorneys revealed at a three-hour courtroom argument Tuesday. Attorneys for David Scaife, 51, and Jennie ...
The siblings allege in the motion that attorney H. Yale Gutnick and his firm, Strassburger McKenna Gutnick & Gefsky, are trying to withhold communications involving late publisher Richard Mellon Scaife under attorney-client privilege, even though they held so many roles in his financial empire that they ...

The daughter of late Tribune-Review publisher Richard Mellon Scaife has agreed to accept family memorabilia to settle a lawsuit challenging her father's will. Common Pleas Judge Richard E. McCormick Jr. on Wednesday signed the agreement ending the challenge of Scaife's will by his daughter, Jennie ...
The daughter of late billionaire publisher Richard Mellon Scaife has tentatively settled a lawsuit regarding his estate, apparently accepting an offer that includes no money but a long list of family items, ranging from Tribune-Review memorabilia to a “gold shadow box containing a Christmas card and ...
Richard “Dickie” Mellon-Scaife the reclusive billionaire publisher and heir of the 19th century Mellon Bank robber barons died at 82 on Friday, the final punctation of a dark biography of political manipulation and democracy demolition equal or greater to his more public friends the Koch brothers. Scaife's ...
The resurgence of rightwing conservatism in America in the last quarter of the 20th century was attributed to various politicians, writers, economists and clergymen, but there was only one important source of financing: the reclusive billionaire Richard Mellon Scaife, who has died aged 82. It was Scaife who ...
Richard Mellon Scaife, the Pittsburgh philanthropist and reclusive heir to the Mellon banking fortune, whose support for right-wing causes laid the foundations for America's modern conservative movement and fueled the 1998 impeachment of President Bill Clinton, died on Friday at his home in Pittsburgh.
Over many years, in the five households the couple shared, the wife hired scores of servants to help take care of her rich husband. Then, in 2005, she hired someone to tail him. Margaret Ritchie Rhea Battle Scaife (whose friends call her Ritchie) suspected Richard Mellon Scaife (whose friends call him Dick) of committing ...
4) In one sentence or less, please describe the political style and impact on the nation of the following: Newt Gingrich, Lee Atwater, Karl Rove, Richard Mellon Scaife, the Mercer family, the Koch Family, the Bradley Family. Please include details of the positive contributions of each of these to the political life ...
Irvine won the support of the billionaire hard-right crusader Richard Mellon Scaife (whose Pittsburgh Tribune-Review later promoted the falsehood that the Clintons were responsible for what he claimed was the murder of White House Deputy Counsel Vince Foster). In 1971, the TV Guide writer and Ayn ...
The daughter and son of the late billionaire publisher Richard Mellon Scaife can review documents related to three family trusts in their ongoing legal fight with a trio of trustees, Allegheny County Common Pleas Judge Kathleen Durkin ruled in a decision late Friday. Jennie Scaife, 54, of Florida, and David ...
On the state level, through groups like ALEC, the American Legislative Exchange Council, funded by billionaires like the Koch brothers, Richard Mellon Scaife, the John M. Olin Foundation, and the Coors beer family, the conservative movement has campaigned to take over state governments and pass ...
Conservative businessman Richard Mellon Scaife gave $2 million to the American Spectator in the early 1990s to investigate President Bill Clinton's real estate investments and sexual harassment claims against him. Information from the reporting Scaife funded led in part the appointment of Kenneth Starr ...
When I was coming of age in the 1970s, conspiracy theories about secret societies were common, but limited to pulpy magazines, mass market paperbacks and instantly discredited documentaries narrated by celebrities down on their luck. Ziggurat and pyramid-building alien technology bolstered the ...
Over the past few years, the browser on my laptop has accumulated over 30 bookmarks on the subject of climate change. Under that heading, there's also a folder labeled "Wrongheaded Sources." One of the bookmarks in that folder is labeled "CFACT." The PI printed an opinion piece on Jan. 6 written by ...
Funded through a seven-figure donation by Pittsburgh billionaire Richard Mellon Scaife to the American Spectator magazine, the project sent Brock rooting through the misdeeds — whether real or fictitious did not appear to matter — of then-President Bill Clinton during his years as governor of Arkansas.
In the 1990s, the late Richard Mellon Scaife—billionaire heir to the Mellon banking fortune—spent millions to unearth Clinton scandals. Two decades later, it is Tom Steyer, the billionaire hedge fund manager, delivering nightly pleas on television, solemnly imploring cable news viewers to join the cause to ...
In 1993, Mr. Brock first revealed sexual harassment accusations against President Bill Clinton by a former Arkansas state employee, Paula Jones, in the magazine The American Spectator, which received $1.8 million for its scrutiny of the Clintons from the conservative banking heir Richard Mellon Scaife.
The siblings allege in the motion that attorney H. Yale Gutnick and his firm, Strassburger McKenna Gutnick & Gefsky, are trying to withhold communications involving late publisher Richard Mellon Scaife under attorney-client privilege, even though they held so many roles in his financial empire that they ...
Moreover, the name of Richard Mellon Scaife, a noted funder of conservative causes and publisher of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, a rival to the Post-Gazette, should also have raised a flag. Ditto for the naming of KQV-AM's owner as "Calvary, Inc." Scaife wasn't profligate with his funding decisions, and ...
Mr. Dickey's father, the late Robert W. Dickey Sr., was a station manager who got financial backing from billionaire Richard Mellon Scaife to form Calvary Inc. and purchase the station from Taft Broadcasting in 1982. The senior Mr. Dickey died in 2011, and before Mr. Scaife's own death, he sold his shares to ...
Three Scaife family trustees can't be hit with punitive damages in a bitter estate fight, a judge has ruled, in a blow to the daughter and son of the late billionaire publisher of the Tribune-Review. Richard Mellon Scaife's children had sought to add a punitive damages claim to their bid for payment from trustees ...
The daughter of late Tribune-Review publisher Richard Mellon Scaife has agreed to accept family memorabilia to settle a lawsuit challenging her father's will. Common Pleas Judge Richard E. McCormick Jr. on Wednesday signed the agreement ending the challenge of Scaife's will by his daughter, Jennie ...
The daughter of late billionaire publisher Richard Mellon Scaife has tentatively settled a lawsuit regarding his estate, apparently accepting an offer that includes no money but a long list of family items, ranging from Tribune-Review memorabilia to a “gold shadow box containing a Christmas card and ...
The resurgence of rightwing conservatism in America in the last quarter of the 20th century was attributed to various politicians, writers, economists and clergymen, but there was only one important source of financing: the reclusive billionaire Richard Mellon Scaife, who has died aged 82. It was Scaife who ...
Richard Mellon Scaife, the Pittsburgh philanthropist and reclusive heir to the Mellon banking fortune, whose support for right-wing causes laid the foundations for America's modern conservative movement and fueled the 1998 impeachment of President Bill Clinton, died on Friday at his home in Pittsburgh.
Judge Kathleen Durkin, of the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas, found that the information sought by Mr. Gutnick was "not relevant" to the case in which it was requested, involving a trust fund for the late Tribune-Review publisher Richard Mellon Scaife. "Further, the production [of documents] ...
Disputes over tens of thousands of pages of documents and at least one key deposition have bedeviled a three-year-old court fight over the late publisher Richard Mellon Scaife's use of a family trust, attorneys revealed at a three-hour courtroom argument Tuesday. Attorneys for David Scaife, 51, and Jennie ...
And the amount of money that people like Richard Mellon Scaife poured into digging up dirt or creating accusations against Clinton in order to do exactly what they accomplished, which was create a perjury trap by digging up Paula Jones and these other accusations. It was so politicized from the beginning ...
Billionaire Richard Mellon Scaife's massive investment in the Tribune-Review over a 30 year period dramatically changed the politics of Westmoreland County. (The American Spectator). The lighter fluid to the kindling of the growing conservative fire in the district came from billionaire Richard Mellon Scaife ...
He noted that Starr had lined up a job at a law school financed by one of the Clintons' pursuers, Richard Mellon Scaife. A Hot Springs native and World War II veteran, he came back to Arkansas after Harvard Law School and spent time in both private practice and as an assistant U.S. attorney. My wife and ...
At the time, reactionary billionaire Richard Mellon Scaife was bankrolling the Arkansas Project, which David Brock, the former right-wing journalist who played a major role in it, described as a “multimillion-dollar dirty tricks operation against the Clintons.” Various figures in conservative media accused Bill ...
At the time, the reactionary billionaire Richard Mellon Scaife was bankrolling the Arkansas Project, which David Brock, the former right-wing ...
At the time, the reactionary billionaire Richard Mellon Scaife was bankrolling the Arkansas Project, which David Brock, the former right-wing ...
He called on the toughest of his seven daughters in 1982, when he and Richard Mellon Scaife bought KQV to keep its all-news format intact.


 

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