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 "Lindsey Graham":

"… esentatives. In late March, the campaign scored a major victory when Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, introduced a bill with the same …"

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 "Sheldon Adelson":

"… by many funding organizations," it states.     …"

"… ng has waned, dropping to $4.2 million in 2010 before inching up in 2011. Sheldon Adelson's office in Las Vegas directed questions to Kenneth Fasman, the found …"

Adelson expected to give another $10 million to pro-Gingrich super PAC

By Peter H. Stone

Casino mogul pledges $10 million more to pro-Gingrich super PAC, say sources

Excerpts from this story referencing "Mitt Romney":

"… ro-Gingrich PAC’s ads will attack frontrunners former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum or burnish Gingrich’s conserv …"

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 "bank":

"… rted.The group ended the year with a healthy $1.2 million in the bank. It spent heavily in January, to little effect, apparently. Gingrich …"

Casino mogul’s $5 million check to pro-Gingrich group a harbinger of GOP help to come

By Peter H. Stone

A billionaire casino owner's first choice is Newt Gingrich, but pledges more millions for GOP regardless of nominee

Excerpts from this story referencing "Bob Perry":

"… nors; in 2010 it reported multimillion dollar gifts from Texas homebuilder Bob Perry and Texas businessman Harold Simmons, among others. The two Crossroads gr …"

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 "American Israel Public Affairs Committee":

"… Congress to Israel. These trips have been sponsored by an affiliate of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, the leading pro-Israel lobby in Washington, which Adelson has backed heav …"

Saints and sinners

By Peter H. Stone

Gingrich balances support of a casino owner with courtship of evangelicals

Excerpts from this story referencing "Iowa Supreme Court":

"… that channeled $150,000 to two groups in a successful drive to oust three Iowa Supreme Court Justices who sided with gay marriage.A large Israeli newspaper owned by Ad …"

"… Alliance. These funds were spent in the conservative drive to remove three Iowa Supreme Court Justices who had ruled in favor of same sex marriage, an issue high on the …"

Democrats desperately seek their own Rove

By Peter H. Stone

For chastened Democrats, ‘a lesson and a beating’; Republicans hone tactics that brought in secretive millions last year...

Excerpts from this story referencing "Robert Perry":

"… ts got a head start in 2010 from big donors including Houston home builder Robert Perry, who gave $7 million to American Crossroads. Multi-billionaires David and …"

Haley Barbour’s money juggernaut for 2012

By Peter H. Stone

The Mississippi governor, a legendary fundraiser, is calling in chits with friends and allies to raise money for a possible GOP presidential

Excerpts from this story referencing "Julie Finley":

"… d lobbyist.” …"

"… n’t think there’s any Republican who doesn’t owe Haley something,” Julie Finley told the Center. “He has an ability to raise money in a folksy way becau …"

'Drill here. Drill now.' Donate more.

By Marianne Lavelle

Las Vegas casino tycoon Sheldon Adelson upped his ante in former House Speaker Newt Gingrich's unregulated issues-advocacy group in August,

Excerpts from this story referencing "Republican Party":

"… lite Trailblazers who have raised in excess of $100,000 for McCain and the Republican Party. In August, about 50 percent of American Solutions’ contributions …"

Mixing oil and politics is formula for Newt’s “solutions”

By Marianne Lavelle

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich isn’t running for president this year, but due to a gusher of support for his campaign to promote opening

Excerpts from this story referencing "Republican Party":

"… Buzby, who donated to Rudolph Giuliani in the fall and has donated to the Republican Party, but not directly to McCain, said he views Obama as “all style and not s …"

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 …"