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Casino Gambling Tax Revenue Addiction

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The New Pay-As-You-Go Landscape of American ‘Democracy’

Politics, 79-year-old casino mogul Sheldon Adelson told The Wall Street Journal, is like poker: “I don’t cry when I lose. There’s always a new hand coming up.” He said he could double his 2012 giving in future elections. “I’ll spend that much and more,” he said. “Let’s cut any ambiguity.”

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AP / Matt Rourke

Winning Our Future, Gambling With Democracy

With financial and political interests ranging from Las Vegas to Israel to China, Sheldon Adelson, who is bankrolling the super PAC supporting Newt Gingrich, is a powerful illustration of the dangers of unlimited campaign contributions.

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AP / Hans-Maximo Musielik

Mourning in Mexico

Mexican President Felipe Calderon on Friday declared three days of mourning for his country after 52 people were killed in a Monterrey casino fire set by gunmen thought to be members of a drug cartel.

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Abramoff Gets Four Years

Jack Abramoff was given four years in prison by a federal judge Thursday—a sentence whittled down from a possible 11 years because he cooperated with investigators —for his part in the fraud and corruption scandal that jolted Washington and landed several other lobbyists and Capitol Hill players in trouble as well.

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Bill Clinton

Bill Clinton Scolds Reporter

The lawsuit that prompted this tongue-lashing from the former president has since been dismissed, but on the ground in Nevada, tensions remain high over the effort to keep casino workers from caucusing.

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Ralph Reed Knee-Deep in Influence-Peddling Scheme

A bipartisan Senate report detailed more than $5.3 million in payments to the former director of the Christian Coalition (who’s now running for Lt. Gov. in Georgia), aimed at helping now-convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff’s Indian clients block the casinos of other Indian tribes….

Posted on Jun 23, 2006 READ MORE


Dennis Hastert
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Hastert Reportedly Under Investigation in Corruption Probe

Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert is under investigation by the FBI in connection with a public corruption probe that has already ensnared several lawmakers and their aides. ABC News (which has the scoop) says investigators are looking into Hastert’s connections to Indian casinos.

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Abramoff and the Mob

The Weekly Standard masterfully fleshes out the story of the floating casino company that Jack Abramoff bought from a Greek developer allegedly murdered by mobsters. |story

Posted on Feb 12, 2006 READ MORE


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