The Line Forms on the Right: Scaife's Pet Causes
If you're stunned that Richard Mellon Scaife failed to sign a prenuptial agreement with his second wife, imagine how these groups feel. A look at some of the Pittsburgh billionaire's favorite causes and what he's given them from 1985 through 2006:
Heritage Foundation, $23 million
Conservative think tank. Proponent of small government, strong national defense and traditional values.
Free Congress Research and Education Foundation, $17.9 million
Conservative think tank. Mission statement includes these questions: "Will America return to the culture that made it great, our traditional, Judeo-Christian, Western culture? Or will we continue the long slide into the cultural and moral decay of political correctness?"
Institute for Foreign Policy Analysis, $11.5 million
Think tank associated with Fletcher School of Diplomacy at Tufts University.
Hoover Institution, $9.7 million
Think tank of conservative and libertarian scholars, affiliated with Stanford University. Recently named Donald Rumsfeld "a distinguished visiting fellow."
Center for Strategic and International Studies, $8.8 million
Bipartisan think tank, focused on international affairs. Trustees include Henry Kissinger and Zbigniew Brzezinski.
Intercollegiate Studies Institute, $8.8 million