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The Big Casino – June 2024

As we enter the summer of 2024, there seems to be a lingering unease and dissatisfaction in the country.  Inflation has eased statistically, but its ...
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The Big Casino: The Race for Senate Republican Leader

“Remember that Senate leadership elections are conducted by secret ballot, and that senators lie.” –former Sen. Jim Bunning Sen. McConnell’s announcement that he would step ...
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The Big Casino – March 2024

As the political class braces for the official end of the Republican presidential primary and the beginning of the longest presidential general election in history, ...
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Initial Thoughts on a Second Trump Administration

Following the results of presidential primary contests in Iowa and New Hampshire, more and more business executives are focusing on the possibility of a second ...
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Smith-Free Adds “Rising Star” to Republican Roster

Max Becker has joined The Smith Free Group, a well-known bipartisan K Street firm, as Vice President. Formerly at another advocacy firm, Becker is also ...
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The Big Casino — January 2024

“This place is a pressure cooker.” –Speaker Mike Johnson After a relatively quiet holiday recess, Washington must rev up quickly.  The pace of the presidential ...
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Smith-Free’s Chairman Jim Free Receives Prestigious CMA Award

WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week, the Smith-Free Group’s Chairman, Jim Free, received the J. William Denny Award in recognition of his work and contributions to ...
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