From the daily archives: Thursday, October 18, 2007

One Down… A Bunch More to Go

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Kansas TV is Reporting that Brownback is out:

Republican Sam Brownback will drop out of the 2008 presidential campaign on Friday, people close to the Kansas senator said Thursday.

Trouble raising money was a main reason for his decision, said one person close to Brownback, who requested anonymity because the candidate had not yet announced his plans.

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Representative Michael Turner (R-OH 3rd) was so busy trying to get “God” back on US Flag Certificates that he couldn’t even do his job.

[ From Tech Daily Dose ]

The House voted 405-2 on Tuesday on legislation to extend the federal moratorium on Internet access taxes by four years …

The bill, H.R. 3678, would bar states and localities from imposing such fees until Nov. 1, 2011. The dissenting votes were cast by Democrat Anna Eshoo of California, who authored a bill for a permanent ban, and Republican Michael Turner of Ohio.

A spokesman for Turner confirmed […]

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Randy “Duke” Cunningham is already serving an eight-year prison sentence for accepting $2.4 million in bribes. And now, it turns out, money was not the only thing the San Diago Republican received:

A prostitute whom prosecutors say a defense contractor provided to former Rep. Randy “Duke” Cunningham testified Wednesday that the congressman fed her grapes as she sat naked in a hot tub before they headed to a bedroom at a Hawaiian resort.

The woman spoke at the trial of Brent Wilkes, who is accused bribing Cunningham with $700,000 in cash and perks in exchange for help securing about […]

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No More Skill Games? Why Not?

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The Dispatch is reporting that:

The state Senate voted 26-7 today to effectively eliminate tens of thousands of the controversial devices by banning cash payouts and making it more difficult for them to be defined as “skill-based” games.

Legislative leaders rammed the measure through both chambers in a week, with no public testimony and only one token committee hearing, held this morning. About three dozen opponents showed up and occasionally shouted comments at the panel but were told by Senate President Bill M. Harris that they could not testify.

I have to say: I really disagree with Strickland […]

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