Casinos and offshore companies battle for billions in online gambling push

By Nicholas Kusnetz

Congress, states and a rich mix of characters argue over regulation.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Costa Rica":

"… tition from more established online companies based in exotic locales like Costa Rica and Gibraltar. One casino mogul, Sheldon Adelson, a prominent backer of co …"

Last-minute mega-donations fueled super PAC attacks

By Michael Beckel

Sheldon Adelson, Michael Bloomberg among eleventh-hour donors to unlimited spending groups.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Texas":

"… contested races.The entirety of Freedom Fund's $1 million budget came from Texas businessman and Republican mega-donor Bob Perry, according to FEC reports. …"

Casino billionaire expected to move millions to GOP groups

By Peter H. Stone

Casino mogul hosts private dinner for GOP bigwigs in Las Vegas digs.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Asia":

"… s previous high.The day after the March 22nd dinner, Adelson jetted off to Asia on casino business and missed much of the RJC conference itself.At this po …"

Big Labor: still a political force

By Michael Beckel

Despite falling union membership, labor groups are major players in the super PAC arena.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Sheldon Adelson":

"… ely gave super PACs about half as much money as billionaire casino magnate Sheldon Adelson and his wife Miriam Adelson, who ranked as the top super PAC donors.   …"

Sheldon Adelson's anti-cancer campaign

By Dave Levinthal

Nation's top super PAC donor also quietly funneling millions to medical research.

Excerpts from this story referencing "cancer":

"… ed riches, he quietly funded warfare on a decidedly apolitical enemy: cancer. Adelson and his wife personally fueled their little-known private founda …"

"… a dozen hospitals, laboratories and universities for medical research into cancer, as well as inflammatory bowel disease and neural repair and rehabilitatio …"

Adelson takes exception with Center blog post

By Paul Abowd

Top super PAC donor unhappy with report on pro-Israel charitable giving.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Adelson":

"… from earlier this week from the Center for Public Integrity about Sheldon Adelson's charitable giving clearly touched a nerve with the casino magn …"

"… asino magnate, the nation's top donor to super PACs in the 2012 election. Adelson, currently listed as the world's 14th wealthiest man, generally avoids spe …"

"… iest man, generally avoids speaking with the press. The analysis detailed Adelson’s nine-figure financial support for pro-Israel organizations, most notab …"

"… ntributions? I would like to see how mucy (sic) you give. Sheldon G. Adelson Adelson’s personal assistant, Betty Yurcich, confirmed by phone that Ad …"

Super PAC patron Sheldon Adelson pours riches into pro-Israel groups

By Paul Abowd

Casino mogul Sheldon Adelson has directed hundreds of millions of dollars to pro-Israel organizations.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Newt Gingrich":

"… ing groups. Adelson first bolstered the candidacy of former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, who most notably entered the Israel-Palestine fray by declaring Palestini …"

Casino mogul gives $1M to new 'super' PAC

By The Associated Press

Casino mogul Sheldon Adelson gives $1M to new Fla. 'super' PAC

Excerpts from this story referencing "Florida":

"… "super" political committee aimed at helping conservatives get elected in Florida. Federal filings show the new Freedom PAC supports "strong c …"

Donor profile: Sheldon Adelson

By Alexandra Duszak

Quick stats on the biggest financial backers of Election 2012.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Securities and Exchange Commission":

"… es in 2011. The Las Vegas Sands Corp. has been under investigation by the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Department of Justice for more than a year on possible charges of …"

Casino king provides 84 percent of funds for pro-Gingrich super PAC

By Peter H. Stone

Gambling mogul's family gives $11 million to pro-Gingrich PAC, more may be on the way

Excerpts from this story referencing "Sean Hannity":

"… onservative talk shows hosted by conservative hosts like Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity.Adelson, who has known Gingrich since the mid 1990’s, has close personal …"

Adelsons attend Koch Brothers conference for mega donors

By Peter H. Stone

Billionaire casino mogul's attendance at Koch donor event could be indication of big conservative support to come

Excerpts from this story referencing "Rick Tyler":

"… eekend. The Gingrich super PAC will be advertising in Nevada, according to Rick Tyler a senior advisor to the group and  a former spokesman for Gingrich’ …"

Pro-Gingrich super PAC reports $2.1 million in contributions

By Aaron Mehta

A super PAC favoring Newt Gingrich collected big donations from casino owner's family

Excerpts from this story referencing "Rick Tyler":

"… ich’s defunct nonprofit, “American Solutions for Winning the Future.”Rick Tyler, who served as Gringrich’s campaign press secretary, is a senior advisor …"

PAC profile: Winning Our Future

By Alexandra Duszak

Quick stats on the super PAC, supporting Gingrich

Excerpts from this story referencing "Adelson":

"… of 2012. As the Center for Public Integrity reported, casino mogul Sheldon Adelson  and his wife each contributed $5 million to the super PAC ahead of F …"

"… tributed $5 million to the super PAC ahead of Florida's January 31 primary.Adelson has long been a supporter of Gingrich’s, contributing $7.7 million to Am …"

"… tion 527 of the U.S. tax code that Gingrich operated for a number of years.Adelson and his wife Miriam combined to provide $20 million of the $23.9 million t …"

"… aised through the end of March. In May, Winning Our Future refunded Miriam Adelson $5 million that it did not spend before Gingrich dropped out on May 2.Othe …"

Adelsons double down on Gingrich, kick in another $5 million to super PAC

By Peter H. Stone

Wife of Gingrich patron Sheldon Adelson gives $5 million to pro-Gingrich super PAC, matching husband

Excerpts from this story referencing "Adelson":

"… at Gingrich has often shared. …"

"… ng Newt Gingrich in the upcoming Florida primary.The gift came from Miriam Adelson, according to sources familiar with husband Sheldon’s previous $5 millio …"

"… n infusion the pro-Gingrich PAC from the physician-wife of the 78-year-old Adelson could be crucial to Gingrich’s chances of winning the Jan. 31 primary, w …"

"… and sizable head start in advertising spending.In South Carolina, Sheldon Adelson’s $5 million donation to the PAC basically bankrolled its hard-hitting n …"

Billionaire backer may open wallet for Gingrich but bring unwanted baggage

By Peter H. Stone

Casino owner, Gingrich bond over Israel security issues

Excerpts from this story referencing "Adelson":

"… he group and Gingrich in recent years was absent: multibillionaire Sheldon Adelson, who was in Asia tending to his sprawling and controversial casino empire. …"

"… ia tending to his sprawling and controversial casino empire.The absence of Adelson, whose net worth is greater than $20 billion, was notable considering his …"

"… to the conservative pro-Israel advocacy group and Gingrich. What’s more, Adelson had recently given signals to some old friends with the coalition and othe …"

"… art to a barrage of negative advertising by his opponents and their allies.Adelson could be a huge help, but a federal criminal probe of his Las Vegas Sands …"

Saints and sinners

By Peter H. Stone

Gingrich balances support of a casino owner with courtship of evangelicals

Excerpts from this story referencing "Newt Gingrich":

"… mbling or if the criminal investigation leads to charges against the Sands. …"