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Barney Frank Does Like Some Short Term Gains

As the administration gears up to curb Wall St.'s risk appetite and focus on short-term gains, Barney Frank spent part of the 4th of July weekend at the World Series of Poker. Before issuing the traditional "shuffle up and deal" command to the nearly 1700 players at the no-limit Texas hold 'em event, Barney pleaded with those in attendance to reach out to their local legislators in support of a bill he thinks he can get passed which would legalize and regulate Internet gambling. And this time, Mark Haines was not there to cut him off.