The Billionaire and the Senator,

One of them has accumulated more wealth since 2009 than any other American; the other has fallen farther than any politician not named John Edwards in that same timespan. Yes, Las Vegans Sheldon Adelson and John Ensign have traveled divergent paths. Forbes and CNN chronicle the tales of Adelson and Ensign, respectively, giving a look at how one returned to power while the other rebuilds his life.

Read more on Forbes’ article on Adelson’s rising dominance and CNN’s report on how Ensign is doctoring his fall »