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Billionaire Sheldon Adelson, chairman and chief executive officer of Las Vegas Sands Corp., leaves a news conference at the 11th CLSA Japan Forum in Tokyo on Feb. 24, 2014.

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Billionaire Sheldon Adelson, chairman and chief executive officer of Las Vegas Sands Corp., leaves a news conference at the 11th CLSA Japan Forum in Tokyo on Feb. 24, 2014.

‘Sheldon Primary’ Opens at Venetian – Host Rides Maybach to Dinner

Remember the Republican National Convention? Fuggedabout it. The real screening of potential Republican Party candidates is taking place in Las Vegas, starting with a private “VIP” party in the private airplane hangar of casino magnate Sheldon Adelson,  the 10th richest...

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A program before former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush speaks during a Long Island Association luncheon on Feb. 24, 2014 in Woodbury, New York.

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A program before former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush speaks during a Long Island Association luncheon on Feb. 24, 2014 in Woodbury, New York.

Jeb Bush’s Journey: Doing What it Takes, Whether Running or Not

Jeb Bush is doing what someone running for president does. That doesn’t mean he is running for president. All he offers today is a simple e-smile. The former two-term Florida governor is on the road this week and next raising...

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, left, speaks along side South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, second from left, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, second from right, and Florida Gov. Rick Scott, right, during a news briefing for the Republican Governors Association 2013 annual conference on Nov. 21, 2013, in Scottsdale, Ariz.

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, left, speaks along side South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, second from left, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, second from right, and Florida Gov. Rick Scott, right, during a news briefing for the Republican Governors Association 2013 annual conference on Nov. 21, 2013, in Scottsdale, Ariz.

Adelson, Singer, Wexner Fund Christie-Led Republican Governors

Billionaires Sheldon Adelson, Paul Singer and Les Wexner each gave more than $1 million in late 2013 to the Republican Governors Association led by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. Adelson, chairman of Las Vegas Sands Corp., the world’s largest casino...

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CEO of Las Vegas Sands Corp. Sheldon Adelson.

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CEO of Las Vegas Sands Corp. Sheldon Adelson.

Adelson Hosting Christie Fundraiser — Online Gambling on the Table

Written with Elise Young Sheldon Adelson, the chief executive of Las Vegas Sands Corp. who last month called online gambling “a cancer,” will host a fundraiser today for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. The Republican governor, who’s favored to win...

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Stacks of U.S. $100 bills in New York.

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Stacks of U.S. $100 bills in New York.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: $193 Mln

That’s how much the six major national party committees raised in the first six months of 2013, according to Federal Election Commission reports. The three Democratic groups — the Democratic National Committee, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee and the Democratic...

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Sheldon Adelson arrives to hear Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney delivers foreign policy remarks on July 29, 2012 in Jerusalem, Israel.

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Sheldon Adelson arrives to hear Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney delivers foreign policy remarks on July 29, 2012 in Jerusalem, Israel.

Adelsons Help RNC Top DNC in June Fundraising

Billionaire casino executive Sheldon Adelson helped the Republican National Committee raise more money than the Democratic National Committee in June. Adelson, the world’s 17th richest person according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, gave the annual maximum $32,400 donation to the RNC last...

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Sheldon Adelson, chairman and chief executive officer of Las Vegas Sands Corp.

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Sheldon Adelson, chairman and chief executive officer of Las Vegas Sands Corp.

Casino Mogul Adelson: Internet Gaming ‘Cancer,’ Chris Christie OK

Billionaire Republican donor Sheldon Adelson calls Internet gambling “a cancer” and a “moral issue.” As for one of the first governors who legalized it? That guy’s OK! In an interview today with Bloomberg Television, Adelson said he likes New Jersey...

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Sheldon Adelson, chairman and chief executive officer of Las Vegas Sands Corp. and chairman of Sands China Ltd., in Macau, China.

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Sheldon Adelson, chairman and chief executive officer of Las Vegas Sands Corp. and chairman of Sands China Ltd., in Macau, China.

Adelson and Boehner Help House Republicans Raise $5.1 Million

A political donation of $32,400 may seem like couch change for Sheldon Adelson, the casino executive with a $27.9 billion net worth who gave tens of millions of dollars to Republicans during the 2012 election. Yet $32,400 is the maximum...

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Karl Rove, former Senior Advisor and Deputy Chief of Staff to former President George W. Bush, left, talks to Sen. Orrin Hatch, on the floor of the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., on Aug. 27, 2012.

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Karl Rove, former Senior Advisor and Deputy Chief of Staff to former President George W. Bush, left, talks to Sen. Orrin Hatch, on the floor of the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., on Aug. 27, 2012.

Rove as Kingmaker Rejected by Republicans Seeking Better Returns

For more than a decade, Republicans have looked to Karl Rove for the solution. Now, a growing number see him as the problem. Rove, 62, has put his imprimatur and donor money behind the Conservative Victory Project, formed to choose...

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