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MLB: Cubs' White House visit is unofficial

Manager Joe Maddon and some Chicago Cubs players will visit the White House on Wednesday, but it’s not an official visit. Maddon said he was going out of respect for the Ricketts family, which owns the Cubs and donated to President Trump’s campaign. Maddon said it’s voluntary for players and just...

Trump pick for Commerce No. 2 withdraws, blames conflicts

President Donald Trump's pick for deputy commerce secretary has withdrawn from consideration. Todd Ricketts, a co-owner of the Chicago Cubs and son of TD Ameritrade founder Joe Ricketts, was unable … Click to Continue »

Gothamist Purges Stories About The Ricketts Family While Joe Ricketts Was Negotiating To Buy Site

6 months agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

There has been a great deal of conversation recently about the news media and its ability to do both its job and rebuild trust amongst the public. Trust is the key word there, as that's really all a news organization has to sell its readers. Show More Summary

Gothamist Deleted Negative Coverage of Its New Owner

6 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Jezebel

DNAinfo, the local-news organization owned by right-wing billionaire Joe Ricketts, announced today that it has purchased Gothamist LLC, a network of web sites covering cities from New York to Los Angeles. (In advance of the acquisition, DNAinfo laid off a slew of experienced editors and reporters.) At some point… Read more...

Heads roll at hyperlocal news site

Even deep-pocketed news sites are cutting costs these days. Hyperlocal news organization DNAinfo New York, which has been bankrolled since its 2009 founding by Chicago billionaire Joe Ricketts, has... To view the full story, click the title link.

Donald Trump's No. 2 Commerce Pick Has A Thin Resume And A Fat Wallet

10 months agoNews : Huffington Post

President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday announced his intent to nominate 47-year-old Todd Ricketts, the youngest son of billionaire TD Ameritrade founder Joe Ricketts, to be his deputy secretary of commerce. “Todd Ricketts is an immensely...Show More Summary

Cubs owners also active in politics, though loyalties split

The World Series is hardly the only historic contest preoccupying the owners of the Chicago Cubs this fall. The wealthy Ricketts family — Joe and Marlene, and their adult children … Click to Continue »

As political donors, Cubs' owners taking big swings

11 months agoNews : The Newsroom

Joe Ricketts and his wife, Marlene, have given at least $32 million to GOP candidates and causes since 2010.

Cubs' owners are big-money political donors

Joe Ricketts and his wife, Marlene, have given at least $32 million to GOP candidates and causes since 2010.

Two Republican billionaires create new Super PAC to attack Clinton in key Senate states

12 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Casino magnate Sheldon Adelson and TD Ameritrade Holding Corp. founder Joe Ricketts have a brand-new Super PAC, one that will raise at least $25 million from other billionaires to attack Hillary Clinton in battleground states, in hopes...Show More Summary

Formerly Anti-Trump Joe Ricketts Does A 180 And Donates $1M

The patriarch of the Cubs-owning family had previously donated to an organization that ran brutal anti-Trump ads. [ more › ]

The billionaire founder of TD Ameritrade will back Trump after spending millions trying to sink his campaign

Joe Ricketts, the billionaire founder of TD Ameritrade, will now back Donald Trump's bid for the presidency after months of attempting to block his nomination. Ricketts, along with his wife, Marlene, is planning on spending $1 million...Show More Summary

Rich Fuck Who Funded Ads Calling Trump Misogynist Decides To Back Trump Because The Rich Are Bad People

12 months agoSports : Deadspin

Joe Ricketts is the billionaire founder of TD Ameritrade and owner of the Chicago Cubs. He spent millions running ads denigrating Donald Trump. Now he’s backing Donald Trump. Joe Ricketts is a bad person who should be castigated and disrespected by civil society. Read more...

‘Never Trump’ Backer Now Backs Trump

Joe Ricketts intends to give at least $1 million to a super PAC supporting Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, a dramatic reversal from the GOP primaries, when he and his wife were top financial backers of an effort to prevent the real estate developer’s nomination,” the Washington Post [...]

The Ricketts family was a big backer of #NeverTrump. Now Joe Ricketts is supporting Trump.

Their decision is especially startling, since Trump once threatened to expose secrets about the family.

New Super PAC Ad Hits Trump on 'Trump University'

This morning Our Principles PAC, the anti-Trump super PAC heavily financed by Marlene Ricketts, the wife of billionaire TD Ameritrade founder J. Joe Ricketts, unveiled a new 60-second ad focusing on Trump University, declaring, “Donald...Show More Summary

Cubs Owner Accepts Hype, Hints at New Contract for Epstein

2 years agoSports / Baseball : Bats

Like Joe Maddon and his players, Chicago Cubs owner Tom Ricketts is ready to "embrace the target." He also appears ready to give a new deal to Theo Epstein.

An Open Letter to Mr. and Mrs. Joe Ricketts

Dear Mr. and Mrs. Ricketts, I ran across an article recently indicating that you had made a rather generous donation to a super PAC focused on preventing Donald Trump from becoming our next president. My apologies for being a day late to the conversation, but my wife and three boys just returned from a short vacation to Los Angeles. Show More Summary

“The New Anti-Sanders Super PAC Is Funded By Anti-Clinton Donors”

Some three-dimensional chess from Joe Ricketts: About a week ago, a super PAC bankrolled by a wealthy conservative donorannounced that it would run an ad attacking Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) for being too far along the ideological spectrum. The group, … Continue reading ?

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