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 "Senate":

"… ndustry, and casinos have responded with a cry for help. In December, the Senate funded a study that will look at updating the state’s gambling regulatio …"

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 "Adelson":

"… p; said Stabenow spokesman Cullen Schwarz. …"

"… ign’s final days, a fact unknown to voters until long after polls closed.Adelson supplied the bulk of funding for the “Hardworking Americans Committee” …"

"… sclosure is easier than ever for super PACs and other political players.”Adelson, the top donor to super PACs in the 2012 election by a large margin, along …"

"… n decision makers,” according to its website. It was started in 1985 and Adelson serves on the group’s board of directors.Similarly, “Freedom Fund Nort …"

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 "Florida":

"… upport for GOP causes in recent years.Also at Adelson’s dinner bash were Florida real estate magnate Mel Sembler, St. Louis investor Sam Fox and Washington …"

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 "Adelson":

"… 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.   …"

"… ch 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 "Adelson":

"… funding organizations," it states.     …"

"… , he quietly funded warfare on a decidedly apolitical enemy: cancer. Adelson and his wife personally fueled their little-known private foundation —&n …"

"… eir little-known private foundation — The Dr. Miriam and Sheldon G. Adelson Medical Research Foundation — with about $4.3 million during 2011, accor …"

"… led with the Internal Revenue Service. The Dr. Miriam and Sheldon G. Adelson Medical Research Foundation in turn disseminated most of the money to more …"

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 "Adelson":

"… found here: 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 …"

"… e Service filings. The top recipient of tax-exempt gifts by the Adelson Family Foundation is by far a foundation called Birthright Israel. It …"

"… oundation called Birthright Israel. It has received $123 million from Adelson since 2007, IRS filings indicate. Birthright offers free 10-day trips to …"

"… rael and private philanthropists. Foremost among those philanthropists is Adelson, whose support accounts for fully 40 percent of the money raised by the Bi …"

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 "Adelson":

"… …"

"… ender Connie Mack. He's currently a Republican House member. Adelson and his wife have given more than $20 million to GOP-oriented super PACs t …"

Donor profile: Sheldon Adelson

By Alexandra Duszak

Quick stats on the biggest financial backers of Election 2012.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Dorchester":

"… f the 10 races in which these super PACs were active. Adelson was born in Dorchester, Mass., and attended City College of New York for some time before droppin …"

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 "Minnesota":

"… ave to disclose its donors that’s chaired by former Sen. Norm Coleman of Minnesota. Coleman has said that his group will focus heavily on keeping the House R …"

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 "Adelson":

"… oup is best known for its top patron, casino owner and billionaire Sheldon Adelson, who, together with his wife, have given it $10 million. But the most rece …"

"… h was soundly defeated in the crucial Florida primary Tuesday.Even without Adelson, the super PAC drew support from a handful of wealthy donors. Ha …"

"… any donations, it appears members of their family did.Sivan Ochshorn, Adelson’s step-daughter, gave $500,000. Yasmin Lukatz, Adelson’s nie …"

"… hshorn, Adelson’s step-daughter, gave $500,000. Yasmin Lukatz, Adelson’s niece, who is now head of marketing at tech startup Evo and a former …"

PAC profile: Winning Our Future

By Alexandra Duszak

Quick stats on the super PAC, supporting Gingrich

Excerpts from this story referencing "Mitt Romney":

"… e former Republican House Speaker as wells as ads slamming GOP frontrunner Mitt Romney. Most notable was the 28-minute documentary “When Mitt Romney Came to To …"

"… rontrunner Mitt Romney. Most notable was the 28-minute documentary “When Mitt Romney Came to Town,” commonly known as “King of Bain.” The video drew much …"

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 "Mitt Romney":

"… d be crucial to Gingrich’s chances of winning the Jan. 31 primary, where Mitt Romney’s campaign and supporting super PAC have an early and sizable head start …"

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 "Nevada Gaming Control Board":

"… ssible bribery by the casino came to light in the Sands’ SEC filing, the Nevada Gaming Control Board and Hong Kong regulators also initiated their own related inquiries. The H …"

Saints and sinners

By Peter H. Stone

Gingrich balances support of a casino owner with courtship of evangelicals

Excerpts from this story referencing "Kellen Guida":

"… his group helped recruit and pay the salary of the coalition’s director, Kellen Guida, and has also spent funds to set up a website for the coalition.Gingrich h …"