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 "Illinois":

"… lotteries wanted to use that opening to sell tickets online. New York and Illinois asked the Justice Department whether such a move would be legal, and in la …"

"… nternet gambling this year, including Massachusetts, California, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota and Mississippi, where a bill was introduced but failed t …"

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 "CBS News":

"… who listen to talk radio personalities like Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity.CBS News first reported the $10 million donation.Adelson’s largesse — which inc …"

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 "Rick Tyler":

"… ich’s defunct nonprofit, “American Solutions for Winning the Future.”Rick Tyler, who served as Gringrich’s campaign press secretary, is a senior advisor …"

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 "Bain Capital":

"… workers who lost their jobs after Romney’s former venture capital firm, Bain Capital, acquired them in buyouts. The effort is aimed at destroying Romney’s se …"

"… uding Indiana-based Ampad, which were bought out in the 1980s and 1990s by Bain Capital, where Romney made his fortune. The film interweaves personal statements …"

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 "real estate tycoon":

"… group’s three-dozen board members.One co-founder of the group, New York real estate tycoon George Klein, decided after Gingrich’s fiery speech to switch his allegi …"

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 "America PAC":

"… displayed strong fundraising skills. Last year, Romney’s Free and Strong America PAC raised about $6.3 million using a few state PACs.Romney’s team boasts ve …"

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 "Scott Reed":

"… ay the groundwork for a potential Barbour campaign. They include: lobbyist Scott Reed, who ran Bob Dole’s 1996 presidential campaign and was executive directo …"

"… ross the country, emphasizing early states and right-of-center leaders,” Scott Reed told the Center. (Barbour is hardly alone in this exercise: he is one of a …"

'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 "McCain":

"… oratorium on offshore drilling, and Republican presidential candidate John McCain took up the cause.) Senate Democratic leaders now indicate they will lik …"

"… quo; organization, but Gingrich says he’s personally working to help McCain. And the group’s leading donors are GOP stalwarts, including Adelson …"

"… is one of the elite Trailblazers who have raised in excess of $100,000 for McCain and the Republican Party. In August, about 50 percent of American Soluti …"

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 …"