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  • Republicans criticized the SEC over the porn issue last week: "While watching porn all day undoubtedly contributed to the ineffectiveness of the SEC's work force, the administration, Congress and the investing public must demand accountability at all levels of the agency," said Rep. Spencer Bachus of Alabama, the ranking Republican on the House Financial Services Committee.

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  • "Americans were sending $6 billion to unregulated, offshore online casinos each year, or nearly half of the $12 billion bet worldwide on the Internet," Mr. Bachus wrote in American Banker in 2008. "These sites evade rigorous U.S. regulations that control gambling by minors and problem gamers and ensure the integrity of the games."

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