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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
Here’s What Retiring Lawmakers Will Miss Most About Congress
As the 113th Congress draws to a close, departing lawmakers have taken to the floor of the House and Senate to say goodbye. These farewell addresses, a tradition on Capitol Hill at the end of each two-year session, are a chance for soon-to-be former elected officials to give thanks, reflect on
Senate Elections 2014: Republicans Seize Control of the Senate
Republicans handed a major defeat to President Obama and Senate Democrats on Tuesday night when they seized control of the Senate by flipping at least seven seats from the Democratic to the GOP column. Republicans secured victory in seven states where Democrats currently hold seats -– Arkansas,
Why Democrats Are Set To Go Big In South Dakota
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES JUST WHEN YOU THOUGHT THE CAMPAIGN BATTLEFIELD WAS SET for the final weeks of the midterm election season, is there suddenly a new seat in play? Yes, Democrats believe, and it’s in South Dakota. A top Democratic official tells ABC’s...
While You Were Sleeping: What You Missed in Politics
More voters went to the polls Tuesday in eight states than any other primary this season and it was a very late night for politics all over the country. The Mississippi GOP Senate brawl is still pending, a familiar face has made it to a...
Eight States Go to the Polls: More Voters Cast Ballots Than Any Other Primary Day
Today more Americans are able to vote than any other day this primary season, in fact this number of voters won’t go to the polls again until November. Eight states are voting today including Mississippi, Iowa, California, New Jersey, South Dakota, Montana, Alabama, and New...
US Cites 17 Alleged Violators of Iran Sanctions
The United States has designated four companies and one person as violators of U.S. oil sanctions on Iran. Another 12 companies and people have been identified as front companies aiding Iran’s nuclear program. The State Department and U.S. Treasury announced the moves today, nearly one...
Testifying on Iran Nuke Deal, John Kerry Faces Skeptical Congress
The Obama administration has a long way to go in selling its Iranian nuclear deal to lawmakers. For the first time since striking it in Geneva on Nov. 24, Secretary of State John Kerry appeared on Capitol Hill today to testify on the deal, continuing...
Military Action in Syria: Where the Senate Stands
The ABC News political unit has put together a “whip count” of how senators are likely to vote on the Syria resolution. The count is based on public statements, interviews with aides, and statements from Tuesday’s Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing — and it could...
Senate Rules Change May Backfire on Democrats
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid will likely press ahead with the so-called “nuclear option” of changing Senate rules, but will it soon come back to haunt his party? As early as today, the Reid, D-Nev., and his Democratic caucus could enact rules changes to effectively...