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Saturday, December 4, 2021

Congress takes aim at ‘Net bets

Gamblers who prefer their laptops to blackjack tables won’t like what Congress is doing. On Tuesday, the House plans to vote on a bill that would ban credit cards for paying online bets and could padlock gambling Web sites.

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Bush fights NSA wiretap suit

The Bush administration on Monday asked a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit challenging the National Security Agency’s domestic eavesdropping program, arguing that defending the four-year-old wiretapping program in open court would risk national security.

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Ethanol won’t cure energy woes

Ethanol is far from a cure-all for the nation’s energy problems. It’s not as environmentally friendly as some supporters claim and would supply only 12 percent of U.S. motoring fuel — even if every acre of corn were used.

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Another Ney aide subpoenaed

A second member of embattled Republican Rep. Bob Ney’s staff has been subpoenaed to testify in the Justice Department’s investigation of influence-peddling in Congress.

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GOP split over detainee treatment

Unity among Republicans on Capitol Hill is once again being tested over the treatment of suspected terrorists, with lawmakers trying to decide in an election season how military detainees should be tried and what their rights should be.

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Intel boss decries news leaks

Recent media exposure of secret U.S. intelligence programs has made it harder for the Bush administration to collaborate with private businesses in combating terrorism, intelligence chief John Negroponte said on Monday.

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Judge validates FBI raid on Hill

A federal judge on Monday upheld the FBI’s unprecedented search of the office of U.S. Rep. William Jefferson, a Louisiana Democrat who is the target of a bribery investigation.

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