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  • sjcheetah sjcheetah Dec 4, 2012 5:09 PM Flag

    online poker bill- coming before year end.

    source WSJ

    advisers for Messrs. Reid and Kyl said afterward that the legislation remains at the top of their agenda, even if its path forward is unclear. Most likely, people familiar with the matter say, the senators will try to attach the language to a piece of "must-pass legislation before the end of the year.

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    • Not exactly as positive as some of the posts are making it out to be... I can't imagine why Reid doesn't get support from his fellow Repubs considering all the support he has given them in the past (*sarcasm").

      Source: Las Vegas Review Journal - Dec 3

      Yet, asked again last week, with the election three weeks past, what's holding up passage, Sen. Reid, D-Nev., offered a one-word response: "Republicans." Sen. Reid said Tuesday that support from at least a dozen Republicans is still needed to win passage and, so far, that support isn't there.

      "That's his answer to everything - blame Republicans," Sen. Heller responded, adding that he was actively seeking support from his Republican colleagues, including Sen. John Boozman of Arkansas. Although he's now "beating the bushes," Sen. Heller said he's no longer sure he can deliver the needed Republican votes, increasing the odds against Congress legalizing online interstate poker this session.

      "It's going to be tough," he said.

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