A large number of D.C. residents are fuming over a federal budget deal that they say took a swipe at the District's autonomy. That fervor, it seems, might save Vincent Gray's political career.
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The District of Columbia is becoming the first U.S. jurisdiction to allow Internet gambling, trying to raise millions of dollars from the habits of online poker buffs and acting ahead of traditional gambling meccas like New Jersey and Nevada.
Just because Congress didn't object to a bill authorizing online gambling in the District doesn't necessarily mean that federal lawmakers agree that the city can start running online poker.