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Johnny Kampis
Johnny Kampis
Johnny Kampis is investigative reporter for the Taxpayers Protection Alliance Foundation. Kampis formerly served a similar role at Watchdog.org. Over the course of his nearly 20 years in journalism, he has been published in such outlets as the New York Times, Time, Fox News and Daily Caller. He is the author of the upcoming book "Vegas or Bust: A Family Man Takes on the Poker Pros" (ECW Press, 2018), detailing his adventures at the World Series of Poker.
by | Mar 6, 2019

Reports indicate that China and the United States are close to ending their trade war, and it would appear this battle will result in no long-term winners. Bloomberg reported that the tariffs imposed by President Trump could be lifted if…

by | Feb 6, 2019

The Department of Justice’s (DOJ) baffling reversal of its stance on online gaming could have detrimental effects on online poker. Barring a court ruling that contradicts the DOJ’s stance, the new opinion will likely prevent the interstate compacts necessary to…

by | Feb 5, 2019

The cable industry is attempting to end a shakedown by local franchising authorities trying to put onerous fees on them, which threatens to not only raise prices for consumers, but also stymie rural broadband development. Although the Cable Act of…

by | Feb 5, 2019

U.S. Treasury reports show that the amount the U.S. government finances to pay for its spending will top $1 trillion in 2019 for the second straight year. The Treasury issued debt of $1.34 trillion in 2018, a number that should…

by | Jan 31, 2019

Fifteen-dollar-an-hour minimum wage is so yesterday. In an op-ed in the New York Times, Ginia Bellafante points to a study showing that a $33-per-hour minimum wage might be needed in New York City, saying that’s the amount necessary — about…

by | Jan 30, 2019

When Super Bowl LIII takes places in Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta on Sunday it will occur — stop us if you’ve heard this one before — in the house that taxpayers built. In an ever-growing race to offer bigger subsidies…

by | Jan 24, 2019

The Trump administration is expressing doubts that China will kowtow to its requests as part of its effort on a new comprehensive trade agreement. The Independent reported that officials are “pessimistic” that the trade deal being discussed will be enough…

by | Jan 21, 2019

Even though it’s jam-packed with internet options, Traverse City, Michigan, wants to use millions in taxpayer money to build its own broadband network. It’s a foolish plan for a number of reasons, from the plethora of existing competition to the…

by | Jan 18, 2019

Five-Card Stud or Mixed Doubles, anyone? The history of the World Series of Poker is littered with bygone events — some games that are practically prehistoric by current standards. As we await the announcement of the 2019 WSOP schedule, let’s…

by | Jan 18, 2019

Five-Card Stud or Mixed Doubles, anyone? The history of the World Series of Poker is littered with bygone events — some games that are practically prehistoric by current standards. As we await the announcement of the 2019 WSOP schedule, let’s…

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