Matt Shuham

Matt Shuham is a news writer for TPM. He was previously associate editor of The National Memo and managing editor of the Harvard Political Review. He is available by email at and on Twitter @mattshuham.

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Republican mega-donor Sheldon Adelson has given tens of millions of dollars in last-minute donations to two major Republican super PACs, the Senate Leadership Fund and the Congressional Leadership Fund, Politico reported Thursday citing two unnamed “senior Republicans familiar with the donation.”

That’s on top of Adelson and his wife’s combined $25 million and $30 million in donations to the Senate and House super PACs, respectively, Politico reported, likely making Adelson the largest Republican donor of the 2018 cycle.

Former Attorney General Eric Holder riffed on former first lady Michelle Obama’s famous line — “When they go low, we go high” — in a speech over the weekend, urging Democrats to push back against Republican voter suppression efforts.

“When they go low, we kick ’em,” Holder said to applause from a small crowd of Georgia Democrats. Holder noted later that he simply wanted Democrats to “be tough,” not do anything “inappropriate” or “illegal.”

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Fox News boldly pointed out Wednesday that actress Jamie Lee Curtis, a proponent of stricter gun laws, plays a character in the upcoming “Halloween” movie who shoots guns.

Curtis’s on-screen actions stand in contrast to her real-life persona as an advocate for gun control — one of several Hollywood actors who use firearms in their films while preaching against them away from the set,” Fox News’ Louis Casiano writes, adding: “The conundrum applies to other Hollywood A-listers like George Clooney, Matt Damon, Don Cheadle, Julianne Moore, Sally Field and Jim Carey, who have all made their living portraying gun-toting characters while calling for stricter gun reform.”

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