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Podcast: Will Congress the Dice to Prohibit Internet Gambling?

Timothy Lee, CFIF's Senior Vice President for Legal and Public Affairs, discusses the 1951 federal Wire Act, internet sports betting and the history of state regulation of gambling across the country.

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April 21, 2017 • 01:23 pm

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With Arctic Drilling Ban, Obama Continues His Historic Abuse of Power
By David Harsanyi
Saturday, December 24 2016
While the left panics over President-elect Donald Trump and the erosion of democratic norms, President Barack Obama went ahead and issued another decree without any regard for the nation's legislative process. It's nothing new. Obama's latest executive move, banning offshore drilling in large areas of the Atlantic and Arctic waters, folds neatly into six years of executive control. The ban hinges on a provision of the 1953 Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act, a law designed to protect marine sanctuaries. "The seldom used measure" explains NBC News, "allows the executive to permanently…
 
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CFIF White (House) Christmas Quiz
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President Obama has ordered the Intelligence Community to finish a review of allegations of Russian election…
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Michelle Obama's Christmas Lump of Coal
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The 'Diversity' Fraud
Nothing so epitomizes the politically correct gullibility of our times as the magic word "diversity."…
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Which one of the following decades saw the origin of individual income taxes in the U.S.?
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"House Republicans are reportedly ready to return any day now to health-insurance reform after the spectacular failure in late March of the American Health Care Act, the resoundingly unpopular bill to 'replace' the long-unpopular and misnamed Affordable Care Act. This time, they need to deliver: After seven years of promises to repeal Obamacare root and branch, the party can't go back to the voters…[more]
 
 
—Dan McLaughlin, Esq., National Review OnLine Contributing Columnist
— Dan McLaughlin, Esq., National Review OnLine Contributing Columnist
 
Liberty Poll   

In light of current international threat levels, do you believe Congress will sufficiently fund the U.S. military to begin replenishing necessary major equipment shortages?