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 …"

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 "Massachusetts":

"… clear whether the pro-Gingrich PAC’s ads will attack frontrunners former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum or burnish Gin …"

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 …"

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 "Texas":

"… to disclose its donors; in 2010 it reported multimillion dollar gifts from Texas homebuilder Bob Perry and Texas businessman Harold Simmons, among others. …"

"… it reported multimillion dollar gifts from Texas homebuilder Bob Perry and Texas businessman Harold Simmons, among others. The two Crossroads groups repor …"

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 "Republican Jewish Coalition":

"… ther White House aspirants gave political pitches at a forum hosted by the Republican Jewish Coalition in early December, the leading financial benefactor for the group and Ging …"

"… a that Palestinians should have their own country.Gingrich, soon after the Republican Jewish Coalition gathering sparked a firestorm by stating in a television interview that th …"

"… lk often and their shared interest is Israel.”Gingrich’s speech to the Republican Jewish Coalition forum on December 7 was deemed more passionate regarding threats to Israel …"

"… acked heavily.For several years, Adelson has been the leading donor to the Republican Jewish Coalition, according to two board members. The group is a nonprofit 501 (c4), which …"

Saints and sinners

By Peter H. Stone

Gingrich balances support of a casino owner with courtship of evangelicals

Excerpts from this story referencing "Republican Jewish Coalition":

"… figure checks to conservative groups such as the powerful and conservative Republican Jewish Coalition, which is holding a three-day meeting at the Venetian in Las Vegas this we …"

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 "American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees":

"… group money chase. But by fall, as the U.S. House began to slip away, the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees jumped in with $91 million, which led spending by all groups. AFSCME presi …"

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 "co-founder":

"… hairman of Harte-Hanks; and Ken Langone of New York, a venture capitalist, co-founder of Home Depot and former New York Stock Exchange director. Florida real es …"

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 "speaker":

"… Church in Lake Forest, California. At the Republican National Convention, speaker after speaker took up the theme, and the delegates’ chant of “Drill, b …"

"… e Forest, California. At the Republican National Convention, speaker after speaker took up the theme, and the delegates’ chant of “Drill, baby, drill” …"

"… s an energy bill.” Gingrich’s personal spokesman, Rick Tyler, said the speaker opposes the Gang of 10 approach because it wouldn’t lower gas prices: …"

"… in the early 1990s, wrote in his Townhall.com column that the former House speaker “met several times” with the House Republican Conference and “encour …"

Donor profile: Sheldon Adelson

By Alexandra Duszak

Quick stats on the biggest financial backers of Election 2012.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Las Vegas Sands":

"… eally Stupid Idea (2004) Corporate ownership: Controlling interest, Las Vegas Sands Corp. Subsidiaries: Sands China Ltd., Venetian Macau Ltd. Total spent on …"

"… n 1995. Though Adelson lost heavily in the Great Recession, shares of the Las Vegas Sands Corp. have climbed from 2008 lows of less than $2 to more than $52 in earl …"

"… y’s annual report shows more than $9.4 billion in revenues in 2011. The Las Vegas Sands Corp. has been under investigation by the Securities and Exchange Commissi …"

"… A former executive’s 2010 wrongful-termination lawsuit also alleges that Las Vegas Sands Corp. was involved with Chinese organized crime groups. Sen. John McCain, …"