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Feinstein Battles With Obama Over Casinos Using 1934 Law

The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe wants to build an S-shaped casino that would rise from a forested area in Taunton, Massachusetts, and, Indian leaders say, lift them out of poverty.

One hurdle in their way is U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein, a West Coast Democrat who is seeking to curb tribal gaming expansion in her state of California, which is stalling casino projects throughout the country.