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Sheldon Adelson, chairman and chief executive officer of Las Vegas Sands Corp., center left, and wife Miriam Adelson in Macau.

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Sheldon Adelson, chairman and chief executive officer of Las Vegas Sands Corp., center left, and wife Miriam Adelson in Macau.

Adelsons’ Campaign Total: $53.4 Million

Casino executive Sheldon Adelson and his wife Miriam have given $53.4 million to candidates, parties and political action committees for the 2012 elections, according to the latest figures from the Center for Responsive Politics. The two gave $20 million to...

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Joshua Keirsey, a member of the United Steelworkers union, canvasses for President Barack Obama's reelection campaign in a residential neighborhood in Steubenville, Ohio.

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Joshua Keirsey, a member of the United Steelworkers union, canvasses for President Barack Obama's reelection campaign in a residential neighborhood in Steubenville, Ohio.

Small Donors Fuel Anti-Obama PAC

While Sheldon Adelson and Harold Simmons pump millions of dollars into super-political action committees trying to defeat President Barack Obama, a super-PAC based in the swing state of Ohio has relied on the same fundraising techniques as the president —...

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Sheldon Adelson, chairman and chief executive officer of Las Vegas Sands Corp., left, and his wife Miriam stand in front of a model of the company's Marina Bay Sands resort and casino during its grand opening, in Singapore.

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Sheldon Adelson, chairman and chief executive officer of Las Vegas Sands Corp., left, and his wife Miriam stand in front of a model of the company's Marina Bay Sands resort and casino during its grand opening, in Singapore.

Adelsons Go `West’ in Florida With $1 Million to Back Tea Party Favorite

Sheldon and Miriam Adelson continue to operate as a veritable political ATM – the Las Vegas-based casino executive and his wife recently funneled $500,000 apiece to help one of the most controvesial of Tea Party-backed Republicans, Representative Allen West of Florida. The combined...

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George Allan, who is running for one of Virginia's U.S. Senate seats, speaks at a campaign rally with Mitt Romney and Rep. Paul Ryan in Manassas, Virginia.

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George Allan, who is running for one of Virginia's U.S. Senate seats, speaks at a campaign rally with Mitt Romney and Rep. Paul Ryan in Manassas, Virginia.

Adelson Donates $1.5 Million to Virginia Super-PAC Helping Allen

Sheldon Adelson has cut another seven-figure check, this time to a super-political action committee aiding Republican George Allen in Virginia’s competitive Senate race. The billionaire casino executive gave $1.5 million on Oct. 12 to Independence Virginia PAC, which is helping...

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Semi-subermisible oil rigs and jackup shallow-water drilling units in the Gulf of Mexico.

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Semi-subermisible oil rigs and jackup shallow-water drilling units in the Gulf of Mexico.

Adelson Finds Another Avenue for Anti-Obama Campaign Spending

Casino executive Sheldon Adelson, a $5 million contributor to Restore Our Future, the super-political action committee backing Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, and a $30,800 donor to the Republican National Committee, which also supports Romney, has found another table to...

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

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

Adelson, Koch Among Donors to Republican Convention

Casino executive Sheldon Adelson, who with his wife have given $36 million to super-political action committees in 2012, contributed $5 million to the host committee that helped stage the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida, in August, new Federal Election...

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Job seekers wait to speak to recruiters at the "Putting America Back To Work!" job fair in New York.

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Job seekers wait to speak to recruiters at the "Putting America Back To Work!" job fair in New York.

8% Unemployed: `The New Normal’

The day after Republican Mitt Romney rallied supporters with a widely-perceived debate win, and the day before the government announces the latest count of American unemployment, a super-PAC backing Romney has a new message: “Welcome to the new normal, where...

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