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The true Congressional origin of daily fantasy sports
It has been a month of tumult for the daily fantasy sports (DFS) industry. After allegations of misused inside information (later refuted by a law firm investigation ) by a DraftKings employee went viral, about two dozen private lawsuits have been filed and there are investigations at the state and
The Note's Must-Reads for Monday, March 31, 2014
The Note’s Must-Reads are a round-up of today’s political headlines and stories from ABC News and the top U.S. newspapers. Posted Monday through Friday right here at www.abcnews.com Compiled by ABC News’ Jayce Henderson, Will Cantine and Jordan Mazza RUSSIA / UKRAINE CRISIS The Washington Times’...
Former Senate Aide Charged With Child Porn Found Dead
A former chief of staff to Sen. Lamar Alexander has been found dead is his parents’ Maryland home, authorities said today, a month after the staffer was charged with possession and attempted distribution of child pornography. Ryan Loskarn, 35, was fired from his position as...
Greener Pastures Await Retiring Members in the Congressional Afterlife
With each passing day, more members of Congress seem to be heading for the exits . So far in this Congress, 15 members of the House have retired, a loss of a combined more than 240 years of service by the end of this year. In the Senate, seven members have announced that they’re leaving official
Senator's Chief of Staff Investigated for Child Pornography
The chief of staff to Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., has been placed on administrative leave due to allegations of child pornography, the senator said today. Law enforcement agents are searching the home of Ryan Loskarn, the chief of staff in Alexander’s Washington, D.C., office, after...
The Note: Mark Sanford's Second Chance
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES SOUTH CAROLINA’S COMEBACK KID: After an infamous Argentine affair tarnished his governorship in 2009, and after state officials slapped him with 37 ethics charges later that year for unrelated trips, Mark Sanford left office as one of the nation’s ...
Capitol Hill's Coming Attractions (The Note)
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES DEBT BATTLE BREWING: After the House of Representatives passed a budget and a stop-gap measure to fund the government through the end of the fiscal year yesterday, ABC’s John Parkinson notes that Congress is now poised to turn its attention to a...
Who Are the Gang Of 8 in Senate Immigration Debate?
The Senate's so-called "Gang of 8" has gained national attention in the past week by announcing sweeping plans for bipartisan immigration reform . But who can count themselves as members of Capitol Hill's newest clique? ABC News took a closer look at the Senators who make up the group. Get more
As New Year Approaches, Will Lawmakers Break The Fiscal Cliff Stalemate? (The Note)
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) and AMY WALTER (@amyewalter) NOTABLES: FISCAL-CLIFF LATEST — ENTER JOE BIDEN: After talks stalled with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell turned to Vice President Joe Biden, and all eyes are now on their negotiations. ...
'Fiscal Cliff': Biden, McConnell Close In on Last-Minute Deal
Vice President Biden, Sen. Mitch McConnell Lead Late Effort to Avert 'Cliff'