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 Sands":

"… 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 request …"

"… n gambling and wagering issues last year in Pennsylvania, with Adelson’s Las Vegas Sands spending nearly $234,000, the most of the big casinos. PokerStars spent $4 …"

"… ban online gambling. Adelson had already begun pushing for a ban through Las Vegas Sands, which spent $320,000 on lobbying in Washington last year. But in November …"

"… Blanche Lincoln of Arkansas (who was also recently hired as a lobbyist by Las Vegas Sands) and former Denver Mayor Wellington Webb as national co-chairmen and recen …"

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 "Johns Hopkins University":

"… 08), Harvard Medical School ($280,328), the UCLA Foundation ($280,000) and Johns Hopkins University ($200,000).  Such money is a fraction of the more than $93 million t …"

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 "Harold Simmons":

"… on, the super PAC drew support from a handful of wealthy donors. Harold Simmons, whose Contran Corp. also donated $1 million to the pro-Perry “Make …"

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 "Restore Our Future":

"… ey attacks from Gingrich and his allies come after a pro-Romney super PAC, Restore Our Future, spent more than $4.1 million by the first of the year in early primary st …"

"… s and super PACs which are supposed to be independent. But super PACs like Restore Our Future and Winning Our Future were started by or include as principals long-time …"

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 "Asia":

"… h in recent years was absent: multibillionaire Sheldon Adelson, who was in Asia tending to his sprawling and controversial casino empire.The absence of Ad …"

Saints and sinners

By Peter H. Stone

Gingrich balances support of a casino owner with courtship of evangelicals

Excerpts from this story referencing "Peabody Energy":

"… orralled close to $2 million from several giant energy companies including Peabody Energy, the nation’s largest coal company, Arch Coal, and Devon Energy. In 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 "general election":

"… GOP operatives project the nominee will need at least $500 million for the general election just to be competitive.“Just as Olympic records are broken every four ye …"

"… 0 per election to a candidate for president, or $5,000 for the primary and general elections combined.In 2008, 324 bundlers raised at least $100,000 apiece for Obama, …"

"… the eventual GOP nominee will need to raise at least $500 million for the general election.“Republicans are going to need a full court press in 2012 to win the Whi …"

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 "News Corp.":

"… nations, received seven-figure checks from such giants as Koch Industries, News Corp., the Las Vegas Sands and others, according to the independent Center for R …"

'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 "Las Vegas Sands":

"… lutions faces no such restrictions — one reason Adelson, chairman of Las Vegas Sands, was able to further secure his position as the group’s leading dono …"

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 "Politics":

"… liberal, have collected more money, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.While the sum pales beside the cash amassed by the largest of the 527s tha …"

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 …"