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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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U.S. Senator-elect Tim Kaine speaks to his supporters after winning the Virginia U.S. Senate seat, on Nov. 6, 2012 in Richmond, Virginia.

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U.S. Senator-elect Tim Kaine speaks to his supporters after winning the Virginia U.S. Senate seat, on Nov. 6, 2012 in Richmond, Virginia.

Adelson’s Late $2.5 Million Couldn’t Stop Kaine’s Virginia Win

Casino billionaire Sheldon Adelson gave $2.5 million in the waning days of the Nov. 6 election to a Republican super-political action committee that was on the losing side of a key U.S. Senate race in Virginia. The super-PAC, Independence Virginia,...

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Sheldon Adelson, left, and his wife Miriam look at a model of the Cotai Sheraton hotel after a press conference in Macau.

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Sheldon Adelson, left, and his wife Miriam look at a model of the Cotai Sheraton hotel after a press conference in Macau.

Why Adelson Could Blow $53 Million

Sheldon Adelson, chairman of Las Vegas Sands Corp., and his wife Miriam spent $53.4 million on the 2012 elections, only to see most of their favored candidates go down to defeat. Among their biggest losses: $20 million to the super-political...

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Las Vegas Sands Corporation Chairman Sheldon Adelson in May 2012. Photograh by John Locher/Las Vegas Review-Journal/AP Photo

Las Vegas Sands Corporation Chairman Sheldon Adelson in May 2012. Photograh by John Locher/Las Vegas Review-Journal/AP Photo

Adelson’s Losing Bets on Congress — Allen West’s Loss Makes Six

Sheldon Adelson and his wife Miriam bet $53.4 million on the 2012 elections. They lost. With Democrat Patrick Murphy’s victory over Republican Rep. Allen West in a House race in Florida only recently counted, the Adelsons didn’t pick a winner...

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Senator Charles Schumer, vice chair of the Democratic Conference and chair of the Senate Democratic Policy and Communications Center, speaks at the Monitor Breakfast, on Nov. 8, 2012.

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Senator Charles Schumer, vice chair of the Democratic Conference and chair of the Senate Democratic Policy and Communications Center, speaks at the Monitor Breakfast, on Nov. 8, 2012.

Whack-a-Karl Rove: The Piling-On

Democrats are having some fun at the expense of Karl Rove this week. First it was Ohio’s Sen. Sherrod Brown, re-elected this week, taking stock of how little impact the super-PAC engineered by the former Republican White House political strategist...

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