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Posted at 09:42 AM ET, 01/27/2012

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All the CFO’s men, at a 2010 budget hearing. (Sarah L. Voisin - WASHINGTON POST)
The D.C. Council took its most intensive look yet at the controversial Internet gambling program Thursday, and Chief Financial Officer Natwar M. Gandhi got the worst of it. The CFO pushed back on suggestions from the inspector general that “iGaming” provisions were illegally added to the lottery contract after it had passed council approval. He argued that each of three bidders included an Internet component in the proposals. But the two losing bidders told me that was not true: “It was never brought up as a topic,” said one. More from AP, WaTimes, Examiner and WRC-TV. Meanwhile, The Washington Post editorial board highlights some e-mails that raise questions about the role that Council member Jim Graham (D-Ward 1) played at an earlier point in the lottery contract process, more than three years ago.

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