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 "lobbyist":

"… the industry pressed Christie to veto the bill. David Satz, Caesars’ top lobbyist, was a member of Christie’s transition team in 2009 and helped write&nbs …"

"… gs on the issue. The Rational Group, the firm that owns PokerStars, hired lobbyists in at least six states last year, including New York, where the company …"

"… n at least six states last year, including New York, where the company’s lobbyist met with an adviser to Gov. Andrew Cuomo in November, according to a repor …"

"… s of thousands of dollars to Pennsylvania candidates last year, though the lobbyists represent many other clients as well. Pennsylvania lawmakers say that bec …"

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 "Las Vegas Sands":

"… p;diverse donation habits of the nation's top super PAC patron, whose Las Vegas Sands gambling empire has made him one of the world's most wealthy individuals. …"

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 "Las Vegas Sands":

"… ut any plans to send millions more to Winning Our Future. Adelson owns the Las Vegas Sands and is worth an estimated $21.5 billion. He is currently in Israel attendi …"

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 …"

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 "Las Vegas Sands":

"… minee — whether it is Gingrich or someone else. Adelson, the CEO of the Las Vegas Sands, has been close to Rove since he was the top political guru to former …"

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 "Las Vegas Sands":

"… nancial backer — Sheldon Adelson, the multi- billionaire chairman of the Las Vegas Sands casino, who is expected to help raise funds for Gingrich if he opts to run …"

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 "player":

"… ecks were the weapon of choice in politics. Rove and other savvy political players channeled tens of millions to groups like the American Crossroads, which …"

"… ef of staff, Susan McCue, and veteran strategist Rebecca Lambe.Another key player working with them is Craig Varoga, whose separate Patriot Majority PAC has …"

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 "Sheila Krumholz":

"… for a potential campaign and a net negative with the public,” predicted Sheila Krumholz, the executive director of the nonpartisan Center for Responsive Politics. …"

'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 "New York":

"… n Antonio; Houston Harte, vice chairman of Harte-Hanks; and Ken Langone of New York, a venture capitalist, co-founder of Home Depot and former New York Stock …"

"… one of New York, a venture capitalist, co-founder of Home Depot and former New York Stock Exchange director. Florida real estate developer Mel Sembler, a long …"

"… ays and Means Committee Chairman Charlie Rangel, and contributed to former New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani’s presidential bid as well. . American Solu …"

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 "biofuels":

"… in favor of wind, of solar, of hydrogen, of nuclear, of flex-fuel cars, of biofuels, because the Republicans’ ‘all of the above’ bill is about really be …"

Donor profile: Sheldon Adelson

By Alexandra Duszak

Quick stats on the biggest financial backers of Election 2012.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Adelson":

"… Our Future (pro-Mitt Romney), half of which is from his wife, Miriam Adelson $23 million to American Crossroads (pro-Republican), half of which is fro …"

"… l and tourism restrictions, taxes, banking, aviation. Family: Wife Miriam Adelson, stepdaughters Yasmin Lukatz and Sivan Ochshorn, daughter Shelley Faye Ade …"

"… son, stepdaughters Yasmin Lukatz and Sivan Ochshorn, daughter Shelley Faye Adelson, four other children (one deceased). Biography: After bankrolling the ma …"

"… ting former House Speaker Newt Gingrich's failed presidential bid, Sheldon Adelson pivoted to support GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney and his primary su …"