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 "Adelson":

"… in exotic locales like Costa Rica and Gibraltar. One casino mogul, Sheldon Adelson, a prominent backer of conservative political causes, has pledged to spend …"

"… llion to the Republican Governors Association, with $1 million coming from Adelson, the casino mogul. The RGA, in turn, spent $1.7 million last year helping …"

"… man of the organization, anointing him the chief fundraiser for the group. Adelson and his wife Miriam also gave $7,600 directly to Christie’s campaign las …"

"… ough Christie had already signed the law legalizing online gambling, which Adelson opposes. Adelson does not have operations in New Jersey. Jon Thompson, a …"

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 "resort hotel":

"… everal meetings in Vegas in past years at the elegant Venetian, an Adelson resort hotel and casino. Matt Brooks, executive director of the RJC, has told the Cente …"

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 "Center for Responsive Politics":

"… spent on federal lobbying (2007-2012): $1.3 million, according to the Center for Responsive Politics Lobbying issues: Gambling and casinos, labor and workplace issues, trade, …"

"… Insider. Last updated: Jan. 30, 2013 *2011-2012 election cycle. Source: Center for Responsive Politics and Center for Public Integrity analysis of Federal Election Commission re …"

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 "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 "Abigail Kawananakoa":

"… from Texas investor Harold Simmons  and a $100,000 contribution from Abigail Kawananakoa, a princess descended from Hawaii’s royal family.Winning the Future's ma …"

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 "Adelson":

"… Future, has hauled in $7 million from one big financial backer — Sheldon Adelson, the multi- billionaire chairman of the Las Vegas Sands casino, who is exp …"

"… ub of Macau where it has a major casino operation. And last December while Adelson was visiting Macau, the police anti-vice squad raided his Venetian Hotel a …"

"… rt Justices who sided with gay marriage.A large Israeli newspaper owned by Adelson, a staunch ally of the Israeli right, last year featured a picture of Ging …"

"… ad to a “second Holocaust.”The federal probe into potential bribery by Adelson’s Sands in Macau comes on the heels of a private wrongful termination la …"