Monthly Archives: September 2008

Democratic Nat'l Committee running ad on McCain and gambling

The Brody File reports that the Democratic National Committee started running ads early this morning about Senator McCain and gambling. Here’s a piece of the report: “The DNC has felt for a long time that McCain is being disingenuous when … Continue reading

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Indianz.com and NY Times link McCain associates to Jack Abramoff

Indianz.com is running a report that several of Senator McCain’s associates are/were linked to convicted felon Jack Abramoff for defrauding several Indian Tribes and committing other crimes. Read the entire story. “Associates to Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona) profited from the … Continue reading

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Federal agency kills Indian gaming regulations

The National Indian Gaming Commission completed withdrawing controversial regulations that would have cost tribes more than a $1 billion in revenues. Tribes vehemently objected out of fear their $28 billion industry would suffer. NIGC Chairman Phil Hogen announced he was … Continue reading

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East coast speaking dates Sept. 27 – Oct. 3

I am speaking Saturday September 27 from 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. and from 8-9 pm in Lancaster Pennsylvania at a conference held by the regional Lewis & Clark National Trail Heritage Foundation. In October I will be giving talks back … Continue reading

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Washington Tribe wins suit on casino

Federal judge Benjamin H. Settle dismissed a law suit that sought to stop the Cowlitz Tribe of Washington from building a casino. He ruled that the city of Vancouver lacked standing to sue the National Indian Gaming Commission over this … Continue reading

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S.D. lawmakers oppose protecting Bear Butte

“South Dakota lawmakers continue to oppose efforts by the state to protect sacred Bear Butte from continued encroachment. Gov. Mike Rounds (R) proposed to buy an easement to prevent development near the butte. Tribal practitioners are worried about biker bars … Continue reading

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Update on the bail out

President Bush tried to sell his proposed bail out bill last night. We better be careful of being stampeded by scare tactics, like the threat of a “mushroom cloud” that Bush and the Administration used to work up the American … Continue reading

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