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Tohono O'odham Nation wins approval to restore more homelands

Tohono O'odham Nation wins approval to restore more homelands (September 11, 2018)

The Trump administration is facing fire for its tribal homelands decisions but not everything coming out of Washington looks bad for Indian Country.

Federal gaming agency takes action on once controversial regulations

Federal gaming agency takes action on once controversial regulations (August 10, 2018)

More than a decade after the courts took action, the National Indian Gaming Commission is suspending regulations that were once the subject of considerable controversy.

Sen. McCain doesn't seem to know where New York City is located

Sen. McCain doesn't seem to know where New York City is located (May 12, 2017)

The Arizona Republican is joining the battle over a new casino in Connecticut but a letter sent to the Trump administration is marred by alternative facts.

Yavapai-Prescott Tribe settles with John McCain campaign staffer

Yavapai-Prescott Tribe settles with John McCain campaign staffer (April 5, 2016)

Blaze Baggs had been accused of disorderly conduct for allegedly damaging a sign at the Bucky's Casino in Prescott, Arizona.

Yavapai-Prescott Tribe bans Sen. McCain campaign staffer from casinos

Yavapai-Prescott Tribe bans Sen. McCain campaign staffer from casinos (March 8, 2016)

Blaze Lawrence Baggs, 23, was charged with disorderly conduct in state court but is also facing federal charges in connection with an incident at Bucky's Casino last month.

Sen. McCain still bothered by failure to block Arizona tribe's casino

Sen. McCain still bothered by failure to block Arizona tribe's casino (February 4, 2016)

For the first time, Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona) publicly blamed Sen. Jon Tester (D-Montana) for the failure of the Keep the Promise Act.

Tohono O'odham Nation secures major victory in casino fight

Tohono O'odham Nation secures major victory in casino fight (November 17, 2015)

A bill to prevent the tribe from using its trust land for a casino suffered a humiliating defeat on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives.

Senate committee takes a look at regulation of tribal gaming

Senate committee takes a look at regulation of tribal gaming (July 23, 2015)

A large crowd greeted the Senate Indian Affairs Committee for its first look into the $28 billion tribal gaming industry.

Sen. McCain claims authority on Tohono O'odham Nation casino bid

Sen. McCain claims authority on Tohono O'odham Nation casino bid (June 15, 2015)

The lawmaker sponsored two key laws that have given rise to a controversial casino in the Phoenix, Arizona, area.

GAO releases report into regulation of $28B tribal casino industry

GAO releases report into regulation of $28B tribal casino industry (June 3, 2015)

The report does not contain any major bombshells or reveal any significant controversies but it provides some key information about Class III gaming compacts.

Sen. McCain denies being influenced by tribal casino lobbyists

Sen. McCain denies being influenced by tribal casino lobbyists (May 15, 2015)

Rival tribes are spending millions of dollars in hopes of stopping the Tohono O'odham Nation from opening a new casino in the Phoenix area.

Opinion: Sen. McCain changes tune on tribal casino in Arizona

Opinion: Sen. McCain changes tune on tribal casino in Arizona (May 13, 2015)

From 2004 to 2006, Washington was transfixed by the revelations that several Indian tribes had paid exorbitant fees to then-uber lobbyist Jack Abramoff to stop other tribes from opening casinos.

Opinion: Tribal war rages in Washington with anti-casino efforts

Opinion: Tribal war rages in Washington with anti-casino efforts (May 5, 2015)

The Indian Wars still rage in Washington, fueled by the largest lobbying contracts the city has to offer.

Tohono O'odham Nation slams action on bill that blocks casino

Tohono O'odham Nation slams action on bill that blocks casino (April 30, 2015)

The Keep the Promise Act prevents the tribe from using land that's already been placed in trust for a casino.

Senate panel passes bill to block Tohono O'odham Nation casino

Senate panel passes bill to block Tohono O'odham Nation casino (April 29, 2015)

Sen. Jon Tester (D-Montana), the vice chairman of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, spoke out against the measure at a business meeting.

Lawmakers still trying to stop Tohono O'odham Nation casino

Lawmakers still trying to stop Tohono O'odham Nation casino (January 15, 2015)

The tribe has won a series of federal and state court decisions affirming its right to use its trust land for a gaming facility.

Dave Palermo: GAO review of tribal gaming expected this year

Dave Palermo: GAO review of tribal gaming expected this year (October 7, 2014)

Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona) is concerned about federal regulation of the $28 billion industry.

City won't allow vote on Tohono O'odham Nation casino plan

City won't allow vote on Tohono O'odham Nation casino plan (September 18, 2014)

The decision came as the Senate Indian Affairs Committee held a hearing on a bill that would bar the casino.

Audio: SCIA takes up bill to bar Tohono O'odham Nation casino

Audio: SCIA takes up bill to bar Tohono O'odham Nation casino (September 17, 2014)

Assistant Secretary Kevin Washburn, the head of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, and Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona) clashed repeatedly at the hearing.

Column: Sen. McCain breaks promise on Tohono O'odham casino

Column: Sen. McCain breaks promise on Tohono O'odham casino (July 31, 2014)

Columnist wonders why Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona) changed his position on the Tohono O'odham Nation off-reservation casino.

Senate bill introduced to stop Tohono O'odham Nation casino bid

Senate bill introduced to stop Tohono O'odham Nation casino bid (July 29, 2014)

Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona) and Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Arizona) are sponsoring the new measure.

BIA indicates Tohono O'odham Nation can use land for gaming

BIA indicates Tohono O'odham Nation can use land for gaming (July 24, 2014)

The Senate Indian Affairs Committee heard from both sides of the issue at a lengthy oversight hearing on Indian gaming.

Audio: Senate Committee on Indian Affairs hearing on gaming

Audio: Senate Committee on Indian Affairs hearing on gaming (July 23, 2014)

The hearing focused on federal oversight, tribal benefits and a controversial off-reservation casino in Arizona.

Sen. McCain questions law firm that receives casino revenue

Sen. McCain questions law firm that receives casino revenue (February 7, 2012)

It looks like Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona), who led the Congressional investigation into Jack Abramoff, has found a new target. McCain is asking the National Indian Gaming Commission to explain how a firm owned by a non-Indian attorney received a...

Congress looking at Internet gaming, off-reservation gaming

Congress looking at Internet gaming, off-reservation gaming (September 9, 2011)

Bills to legalize Internet gaming and to restrict off-reservation gaming are being considered in the 112th Congress. Rep. Joe Barton (R-Texas) introduced H.R.2366, the Internet Gambling Prohibition, Poker Consumer Protection, and Strengthening UIGEA Act in June. It would legalize Internet...

Los Coyotes Band not worried about off-reservation  gaming bill

Los Coyotes Band not worried about off-reservation gaming bill (August 2, 2011)

The Los Coyotes Band of Cahuilla and Cupeno Indians of California isn't worried about S.1424, a bill to restrict off-reservation gaming. The tribe is pursuing a casino in Barstow, more than 100 miles from the reservation. The bill, if enacted,...

Audio for Senate Indian Affairs Committee hearing on gaming

Audio for Senate Indian Affairs Committee hearing on gaming (July 28, 2011)

The Senate Indian Affairs Committee held a hearing this afternoon on the regulation of Indian gaming. One significant topic was the so-called CRIT decision from 2006. The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that Class III gaming is regulated through...

Sen. McCain introduces bill to restrict  off-reservation casinos

Sen. McCain introduces bill to restrict off-reservation casinos (July 28, 2011)

Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona) has introduced a bill that would reinstate the Bush administration's policy against off-reservation gaming. McCain introduced S.1424 on Wednesday. It requires the Interior Department to consider distance from the reservation when reviewing land-into-trust applications. Among other...

Tohono O'odham Nation 'more committed' to casino

Tohono O'odham Nation 'more committed' to casino (January 28, 2010)

Even as opposition mounts, the Tohono O'odham Nation of Arizona is sticking to plans for an off-reservation casino. Chairman Ned Norris Jr. said he isn't surprised by controversy over the $550 million West Valley Resort. "For its part, the Tohono...

McCain joins opposition to  off-reservation casino bid

McCain joins opposition to off-reservation casino bid (January 21, 2010)

Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona), a member of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, said he opposes the off-reservation casino sought by the Tohono O'odham Nation of Arizona. McCain told The Arizona Republic in an e-mail that he "cannot support the proposed...

McCain goofs on NIGC name at EchoHawk hearing

McCain goofs on NIGC name at EchoHawk hearing (May 15, 2009)

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Opinion: Sen. McCain a pro-gaming candidate

Opinion: Sen. McCain a pro-gaming candidate (October 31, 2008)

"Obama supporters may deride John McCain's claims to being a political maverick, but McCain has proved himself willing to buck the Republican Party once again on issues with which they disagree. The latest example is casino gambling. The Ohio ballot...

Gaming donations pour into McCain campaign

Gaming donations pour into McCain campaign (October 27, 2008)

John McCain may be down in the polls but he is leading Barack Obama in donations from the gaming industry. The non-partisan Center for Responsive Politics says the former chairman of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee has received more than...

Opinion: Gambling not the only vice for politicians

Opinion: Gambling not the only vice for politicians (October 17, 2008)

"About a 15-minute drive from my house in quaint northeastern Connecticut lies a towering green and white pseudo-metropolis of debauchery. Foxwoods Resort Casino, until last year the biggest casino in the world, is run by the Mashantucket Pequot Tribe of...

Opinion: Sen. McCain's link to anti-union casino

Opinion: Sen. McCain's link to anti-union casino (October 17, 2008)

"When scores of dealers and their supporters rallied at Connecticut’s Foxwoods Casino last May for their right to representation by United Auto Workers Region 9A, which they had voted for overwhelmingly, passersby were quick to honk in support. A year...

Column: John McCain, the tale of a gambling man

Column: John McCain, the tale of a gambling man (October 1, 2008)

"We've known for a while of John McCain's childhood connection to the region, where he lived for a short period when his father was serving a stint here as a Navy submarine commander. But it wasn't until the results of...

Blog: 'Hatchet job' on McCain and Indian gaming

Blog: 'Hatchet job' on McCain and Indian gaming (October 1, 2008)

"The New York Times, a shrill partisan voice, assails John McCain in yet another misleading, loaded-for-bear "expose." All in a day's work for the partisan gray lady. Not exactly your October Surprise, but close. Truth is, McCain has distanced himself...

McCain cancels   Nevada visit after gambling story

McCain cancels Nevada visit after gambling story (September 30, 2008)

Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona) has canceled a scheduled campaign visit to Reno, Nevada. No reason was given but the move comes after The New York Times reported about McCain's close times to the gaming industry. The paper said he has...

McCain opposed one casino but protected another

McCain opposed one casino but protected another (September 30, 2008)

Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona) led the fight against an off-reservation casino in the Bay Area while protecting another one whose partners were close associates, The Berkeley Daily Planet reported. McCain backed legislation that would force the Lytton Band of Pomo...

Gawker: 'No one' noticed McCain  gambling story

Gawker: 'No one' noticed McCain gambling story (September 29, 2008)

"The New York Times ran a huge (huge!) A1 investigative piece on John McCain and his weird gambling obsession and ties to the Indian Casino industry and Vegas and lobbyists and ten thousand other things yesterday. It was well-reported, historical...

Campbell blames NIGC for McCain's gaming bill

Campbell blames NIGC for McCain's gaming bill (September 29, 2008)

Former Sen. Ben Nighthorse Campbell (R-Colorado) doesn't want Indian voters to hold Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona) accountable for a controversial Indian gaming bill that tribes nationwide opposed. Campbell insists McCain introduced S.2078 at the request of the National Indian Gaming...

Column: DNC goes after Sen. McCain on gambling

Column: DNC goes after Sen. McCain on gambling (September 29, 2008)

"The Brody File has learned that the Democratic National Committee is now going after John McCain and what they believe are his questionable ties to gambling lobbyists. The web ad begins Monday but later this week they will start...

NYT: Sen. McCain and ties to gambling industry

NYT: Sen. McCain and ties to gambling industry (September 28, 2008)

"Senator John McCain was on a roll. In a room reserved for high-stakes gamblers at the Foxwoods Resort Casino in Connecticut, he tossed $100 chips around a hot craps table. When the marathon session ended around 2:30 a.m., the...

Indian gaming non-lobbyist part of McCain team

Indian gaming non-lobbyist part of McCain team (July 8, 2008)

Correction: The Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association is a client of DC Navigators, not the National Indian Gaming Association. Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona), the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, doesn't want lobbyists working for his campaign but he doesn't seem to...

Presidential candidates accept gaming dollars

Presidential candidates accept gaming dollars (March 18, 2008)

The three presidential candidates have accepted over $180,000 in campaign contributions from gaming interests, The Boston Globe reports. Citing figures from the Center for Responsive Politics, the paper said Republican Sen. John McCain of Arizona accepted $102,200 from gaming and...