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Bill Gates tops Forbes' list of billionaires

Bill Gates tops Forbes' list of billionaires

NEW YORK, March 3 (UPI) -- Microsoft founder Bill Gates has regained the top spot on Forbes magazine's annual list of global billionaires for the 15th time in the last 20 years.
Ananth Baliga

527 groups hauled in $133M in donations last year

WASHINGTON, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- The 488 largest U.S. political action committees raised a combined $133 million last year to support various causes, tax filings show.

Index: Billionaires' aggregate net worth $3.7T in 2013

NEW YORK, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- The richest people in the world got even richer in 2013, with U.S. software mogul Bill Gates leading the way, the Bloomberg Billionaires Index indicated.
Politics 2014: Endorsements for McConnell not coming in from Tea Party

Politics 2014: Endorsements for McConnell not coming in from Tea Party

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, a darling of the Republican Party's conservative wing, didn't offer support for party leader in the Senate, Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, when asked if he would back McConnell over Tea Party-backed challenger Matt Bevin in the primary.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International

Spain's Eurovegas stalled amid demand to allow smoking

MADRID, July 13 (UPI) -- Las Vegas gambling mogul Sheldon Adelson said he would delay the start of construction of a resort in Spain until smoking restrictions are lifted.
Obama, Romney broke fundraising records

Obama, Romney broke fundraising records

WASHINGTON, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- Democrat Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney each raised more than $1 billion in the 2012 U.S. presidential election race, federal records show.

Brewer speech largely ignored by governors

PARADISE VALLEY, Ariz., Dec. 3 (UPI) -- Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer delivered a brief keynote address at the Western Governors Association, though just two of her 19 colleagues showed up to hear it.
Karl Rove's efforts go down in flames

Karl Rove's efforts go down in flames

WASHINGTON, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- The real loser last week on Election Day appears to be Karl Rove, who now has to explain to his shadowy billionaire donors how he spent hundreds of millions of dollars in "independent" expenditures on Mitt Romney's behalf and came up a cropper.
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Senior Legal Affairs Correspondent

Israel denies trying to sway U.S. election

BEERSHBA, Israel, Nov. 10 (UPI) -- Casino mogul Sheldon Adelson's support for Republican nominee Mitt Romney did not amount to Israeli interference in the U.S. election, an Israeli official said.
Republicans: Spending kept race close

Republicans: Spending kept race close

BOSTON, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- The biggest Republican donors gave millions of dollars for a 2012 election that brought little change to the U.S. political landscape, political analysts said.
Adelsons donate $10M to Romney-backing PAC

Adelsons donate $10M to Romney-backing PAC

LAS VEGAS, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- Casino magnate Sheldon Adelson and his wife gave $10 million to a super PAC backing Republican U.S. presidential hopeful Mitt Romney, a financial form revealed.
Obama, Romney trade barbs on Medicare

Obama, Romney trade barbs on Medicare

BEALLSVILLE, Ohio, Aug. 14 (UPI) -- The U.S. presidential candidates traded Medicare and economy barbs as their battleground-state bus tours promised to stay focused on pocketbook issues Tuesday.
Vegas casino in money-laundering probe

Vegas casino in money-laundering probe

LAS VEGAS, Aug. 4 (UPI) -- Authorities are investigating Las Vegas Sands Corp. and several of its executives for allegedly failing to report possible money-laundering, officials said.
Commentary: Romney's war cry

Commentary: Romney's war cry

WASHINGTON, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney showed no reluctance to back Israel to the hilt if it opted to bomb Iran’s nuclear installations.
ARNAUD DE BORCHGRAVE, UPI Editor at Large
Romney, in turnaround, bars press from Israel fundraiser

Romney, in turnaround, bars press from Israel fundraiser

JERUSALEM, July 28 (UPI) -- Likely Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney Saturday violated a previous agreement by barring the news media from a fundraiser in Jerusalem.
Adelson backing GOP effort to woo Jews

Adelson backing GOP effort to woo Jews

WASHINGTON, July 25 (UPI) -- Sheldon Adelson, the casino billionaire who helped bankroll Newt Gingrich's campaign, has a new cause, getting U.S. Jews to vote Republican, observers say.

Don't try this at home -- or elsewhere!

Don't try this at home -- or elsewhere!
ANTHONY HALL, United Press International
Sarah Silverman offers sex act for Obama funds

Sarah Silverman offers sex act for Obama funds

LAS VEGAS, July 18 (UPI) -- Comedienne Sarah Silverman released on online video offering a sex act to a Las Vegas billionaire if he donates to President Obama instead of Mitt Romney.
Adelson pledges $10M to Koch venture

Adelson pledges $10M to Koch venture

LAS VEGAS, June 29 (UPI) -- Sheldon Adelson, whose donations kept Republican Newt Gingrich's U.S. presidential bid afloat for months, pledged $10 million to the Koch brothers' network.

Funny money

BRICK, N.J., June 28 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., and I are in agreement, a rare moment of clarity for McCain.
MORGAN STRONG, UPI Outside View Commentator
Billionaire Adelson supports Romney, PACs

Billionaire Adelson supports Romney, PACs

LAS VEGAS, June 19 (UPI) -- Nevada casino mogul and Republican Party donor Sheldon Adelson could donate $100 million this campaign cycle, a person knowledgeable about the situation said.
Adelson pumps $10M into Romney super PAC

Adelson pumps $10M into Romney super PAC

LAS VEGAS, June 13 (UPI) -- Billionaire casino magnate Sheldon Adelson is donating $10 million to Restore Our Future, the super PAC dedicated to electing Mitt Romney as U.S. president.
Rumor of war

Rumor of war

BRICK, N.J., April 16 (UPI) -- The decision to place one or the other of the candidates in the Oval Office this election will have immense, perhaps dire consequence.
MORGAN STRONG, UPI Outside View Commentator
High-end donors move to establishment PACs

High-end donors move to establishment PACs

WASHINGTON, April 17 (UPI) -- Billionaire donors to groups that backed rivals to likely Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney are returning to the GOP establishment, observers say.
George H.W. Bush endorses Romney

George H.W. Bush endorses Romney

HOUSTON, March 29 (UPI) -- Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush Thursday endorsed Mitt Romney, as Rick Santorum signaled he would consider joining Romney on a GOP presidential ticket.
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