BREAKING NEWS: Senators attempt to attach Internet gambling legislation to fiscal bill

WASHINGTON — As Congress nears the end of its 2012 session and wrestles over how to deal with the looming fiscal cliff, some senators are attempting to use their proposed fiscal bill to sneak in legislation that would legalize a form of online gambling.

Senators Harry Reid, D-Nev., and Jon Kyl, R-Ariz., are crafting a bill that would legalize online poker while keeping other forms of online gambling illegal. The Reid-Kyl Internet Poker Amendment would be attached to the Senate’s fiscal rescue bill; if not removed, it would pass with the legislation as a whole.

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