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 "Las Vegas":

"… Ever since Bugsy Siegel opened the Flamingo Hotel in 1946 and launched the Las Vegas Strip, gambling has held a tenuous position in American life, suggesting g …"

"… mafia ties, a new branch of the industry is fighting for legitimacy here. Las Vegas-based casinos and overseas operators have begun an all-out battle over Int …"

"… ambling rings in the Garden State, even as betting on the game is legal in Las Vegas. When Brennan came to visit five years ago, however, he had another idea f …"

"… ney from donors to individual contributions the RGA makes. A spokesman for Las Vegas Sands, of which Adelson is chairman and CEO, did not respond to repeated r …"

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 "Michigan":

"… casino owner Sheldon Adelson gave $1 million to a super PAC active in Michigan’s U.S. Senate race during the campaign’s final days, a fact unknown to …"

"… zy Washington, D.C., home,” voting for tax increases and “failing Michigan for years.”Despite the spending, Stabenow easily captured nearly 60 …"

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 "House Majority Whip":

"… itch McConnell of Kentucky, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Virginia, House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy of California and Gov. Robert McDonnell of Virginia who run …"

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 "Birthright Israel":

"… Jewish cultural, educational and research organizations. Most went to Birthright Israel, a charity that offers free 10-day trips to Israel to Jews between&nb …"

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 "Birthright Israel":

"… ial support for pro-Israel organizations, most notably a foundation called Birthright Israel, which offers free trips to Israel for Jews around the world. An email sen …"

"… aid Adelson wasn’t immediately available. Since 2007, Adelson has given Birthright Israel $123 million — fully 40 percent of the organization’s revenue. Birthr …"

"… Israel $123 million — fully 40 percent of the organization’s revenue. Birthright Israel is in part sponsored by the Israeli government. In Gaza, Israel prohibits …"

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 "Birthright Israel":

"… gifts by the Adelson Family Foundation is by far a foundation called Birthright Israel. It has received $123 million from Adelson since 2007, IRS filings in …"

"… in 2007, Adelson has made $191 million in contributions through it. Beyond Birthright Israel, his other charitable gifts include: $19.3 million to the American …"

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 "Asia":

"… ated $21.5 billion. His casino empire extends across the United States and Asia, and the company’s annual report shows more than $9.4 billion in revenue …"

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 "Adelson":

"… ty and their hard-line stances on Middle East issues. …"

"… Commission shows two separate $5 million donations were made last month by Adelson and wife Miriam, an Israeli-born physician with dual citizenship. Another …"

"… million was donated in December to the super PAC by three relatives of the Adelsons, bringing the total family contribution to $11 million.Without the Adelso …"

"… delsons, bringing the total family contribution to $11 million.Without the Adelsons’ largesse, the PAC has raised $2.1 million.The PAC’s latest filing sh …"

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 "Adelson":

"… for the election or defeat of candidates. …"

"… e and his wife gave a super PAC backing Newt Gingrich. For the first time, Adelson, who is worth an estimated $21.5 billion, and his Israeli born physician w …"

"… r who has been a guest at other Koch events. Neither Cantor’s office nor Adelson’s press shop, responded to requests for comment.Fundraisers familiar wit …"

"… icans win the Senate and the White House and keep control of the House.The Adelsons are weighing financial help to some groups that had a presence at the Koc …"

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 "Sivan Ochshorn":

"… ife didn't make any donations, it appears members of their family did.Sivan Ochshorn, Adelson’s step-daughter, gave $500,000. Yasmin Lukatz, Adelso …"

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 "David Koch":

"… ks him close to the better-known conservative financial angels Charles and David Koch: Adelson, 78, a college dropout, was No. 8 on the most recent Forbes …"

Saints and sinners

By Peter H. Stone

Gingrich balances support of a casino owner with courtship of evangelicals

Excerpts from this story referencing "Mississippi":

"… tending a day-long clergy event which also drew potential rivals including Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour and Rep. Michele Bachman.The centerpiece of Newt Inc. i …"