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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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Taxes & Economy
Health Care
 
Slush Fund Sleight-of-Hand: ObamaCare’s Medicare (Dis-) Advantage
Recall this promise from President Barack Obama back in 2009: “If you like your doctor, you will be able to keep your doctor. Period. If you like your health care plan, you will be able to keep your health care plan. Period.…
   
 
 
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Notre Dame’s Gerard Bradley on Catholic-HHS Contraception Lawsuit
Monday, May 21, 2012, signaled a new round in the fight between Catholic institutions and the federal Department of Health and Human Services…
 
Employment & Labor
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Homeland Security
   
Eric Holder is Obstructing Justice with Fast and Furious Defense
The best reason to tell the truth is that it’s too hard to remember the lies.  When the U.S. Department of Justice released over…
Media Issues
How thirsty does Variety look begging readers to join it in doing high V cheerleading moves for Chelsea Clinton? Thirstier than an ultra-marathoner lost in Death Valley in mid-July. Hyping the entertainment magazine's latest cover, Co-Editor-in-Chief…
Foreign Policy
Globalists and Democrats shrieked last week when President Donald Trump proposed cutting American funding for the United Nations by 50 percent. The president dismisses the U.N. as a "waste of time and money." That's the least of it. U.S. taxpayers…
Legal Reform / Tort Reform
In an era of sharp partisan divide, the need for litigation reform is a rare issue on which almost all Americans outside of the plaintiff lawyer lobby agree.  According to surveys, 89% of American voters consider lawsuit abuse a problem, and nearly…
State of Affairs
A new president needs to staff his administration with people who will be loyal to him. Donald Trump's problem is that he does not have enough loyalists to staff the White House, much less the entire executive branch. Previous presidents have come to…
Education
Springtime may be in bloom, but snowflakes never go out of season at America's most prestigious colleges and universities. Quivering students at the University of Notre Dame launched a protest last week against the school's decision to invite Vice President…
Health Care
Going into a hospital? It's getting riskier because of drug-resistant infections—the kind almost no drug can cure. Despite one federal government "action plan" after another, the germs are winning. Government authorities are clueless about…
Immigration
For years, left-wingers would contest my use of the term "open borders lobby" because, they sternly rebuked me, nooooobody in America seriously believes in open borders. Whelp. This weekend, thousands of anti-Trump liberals took to the streets…
Technology & Telecom
If you're wondering where the Washington, D.C., swamp is being drained as promised, look no further than the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and intrepid new Chairman Ajit Pai.  For eight long years, the Obama Administration circumvented…
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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
 
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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?