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Senior tech reporter and all around intolerable snake person @POLITICO. Philly fan. Say hay: tromm@politico.com.

Black caucus brings diversity push to Silicon Valley

politico.com — Members of the Congressional Black Caucus are flying to Silicon Valley next week to press the nation’s biggest technology companies to hire more African-American workers - a sign that the industry’s well-documented diversity problems are starting to generate new political heat in Washington. It’s an increasingly awkward topic...
Jul 30, 2015

RT @ericengleman: Congressional Black Caucus heads to Silicon Valley to press Apple, Google, other tech firms on diversity politi.co/1MwJ6C5

Jul 30, 2015

Congressional Black Caucus heads to Silicon Valley to press Apple, Google, other tech firms on diversity politi.co/1MwJ6C5

Jul 30, 2015

Congressional Black Caucus visiting Apple, Google, etc next wk to raise diversity concerns. My scoop @politico politico.com/story/2015/07/…

Jul 30, 2015

Black caucus brings diversity push to Silicon Valley via @POLITICO for iOS politi.co/1JyUtZ7

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The 07/29/15 Email Edition of @JasonHirschhorn's MediaREDEF

Jul 29, 2015

Great way to start the day: @JasonHirschhorn. Today on Alec Baldwin podcast. Gotta add it to list. @mediaredefined buff.ly/1IrEpb1

Wired to fail - Tony Romm - POLITICO

politico.com — In September 2011, as the U.S. economy continued to sputter in the shadow of the Great Recession, Jonathan Adelstein offered a bold promise on behalf of a tiny federal agency that had long strived to improve the lives of rural Americans. The administrator of the little-known Rural Utilities Service had just finished announcing $3.5 billion in aid to...
Jul 28, 2015

RT @TonyRomm: Wired to Fail: A $3b fed program will leave millions w/o the broadband access they were promised. My investigation: politico.com/story/2015/07/…

Aug 02, 2015

A little-known agency mishandled billions of money trying to expand broadband to rural communities. politico.com/story/2015/07/… via @politico

Jul 28, 2015

Important investigative @politico story by @TonyRomm on squandered stimulus $ meant for poor rural internet access: politico.com/story/2015/07/…

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Silicon Valley favors Hillary Clinton over GOP 2016 contenders

politico.com — SAN FRANCISCO - Jeb Bush this week gushed with love for Silicon Valley, hanging in the offices of Thumbtack, causing a spectacle with his pre-announced Uber hail, and flashing around his Apple Watch, as he talked about how Washington needs to learn a few things from the Silicon Valley way.
Jul 17, 2015

How Clinton significantly outraised the GOP's White House hopefuls in Silicon Valley. Me from SF @politico politico.com/story/2015/07/…

Jul 17, 2015

Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio, Rand Paul tried to raise a ton from Silicon Valley -- but Clinton got the biggest early haul. politico.com/story/2015/07/…

Jul 17, 2015

RT @TonyRomm: Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio, Rand Paul tried to raise a ton from Silicon Valley -- but Clinton got the biggest early haul. politico.com/story/2015/07/…

Jul 17, 2015

RT @TonyRomm: Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio, Rand Paul tried to raise a ton from Silicon Valley -- but Clinton got the biggest early haul. politico.com/story/2015/07/…

Jul 17, 2015

RT @TonyRomm: Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio, Rand Paul tried to raise a ton from Silicon Valley -- but Clinton got the biggest early haul. politico.com/story/2015/07/…

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Republicans hail Uber in bid for tech cred

politico.com — Republican White House hopefuls looking to boost their tech cred are racing to hitch a ride on Uber - while Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton is keeping a cautious distance.Jeb Bush gave the popular ride-hailing service its latest GOP plug on Monday, announcing plans to request an Uber this week during a visit to San Francisco, where he’ll...
Jul 13, 2015

The GOP's 2016 WH hopefuls are literally -- and politically -- hailing Uber to win Valley support, cash. From me: politico.com/story/2015/07/…

Jul 13, 2015

"What I’m trying to do more than anything else is bring a disruptive app to politics”-@tedcruz politico.com/story/2015/07/… Uber allies hail Uber.

Jul 13, 2015

1. Why GOP is trying to align itself w/Uber. Me: politico.com/story/2015/07/… 2. Clinton tries to recast earlier comments medium.com/@twephanie/hil…

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Spotify makes case against Apple in Congress

politico.com — As Apple and Spotify battle to dominate the latest trend in music - online streaming - their corporate rivalry is morphing into a high-stakes influence war in Washington. Spotify’s lobbyists have quietly made the rounds in D.C., whispering to lawmakers for months that Apple’s new music offering threatens to stifle its competitors,...
Jul 12, 2015

Spotify lobbyists have been whispering to lawmakers for months that Apple Music threatens to stifle competitors politi.co/1M468kd

Jul 12, 2015

How Spotify is secretly trying to paint Apple as anticompetitive to members of Congress. Now @politico politico.com/story/2015/07/…

Jul 12, 2015

Spotify has been meeting with members of Congress to make antitrust claims against Apple politico.com/story/2015/07/… (by @TonyRomm)

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Hillary Clinton 2016: She courts Silicon Valley

politico.com — Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, and other Republican presidential hopefuls have vowed this is the year their party can tap a rich vein of support in Silicon Valley - but the tech industry’s political elite may have another candidate in mind. In 2008, Hillary Clinton wasn’t the industry’s favorite Democrat - that crown belonged to...
May 03, 2015

"I'm you." RT @blakehounshell Hillary Clinton, who ran her own server, heads to Silicon Valley bmbl.us/1GRgWO4

May 03, 2015

Obama used tech support in 2008 to battle back Clinton. Now she's seizing on industry early for 2016. Me: politico.com/story/2015/05/…

May 03, 2015

Clinton heads to Calif., will fundraiser at the eBay CEOs house, the beginning of much tech outreach to come politico.com/story/2015/05/…

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Collapse of Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger shows limits of lobbying

politico.com — Telecom giants Comcast and Time Warner Cable spent more than $32 million influencing Washington over the past year, in large part to sell its $45 billion mega-merger. In the end, they’re left with a dead deal, a sharp rebuke from regulators, and a harsh lesson that lobbying dollars only go so far.
Apr 24, 2015

Collapse of Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger shows limits of lobbying, via @TonyRomm and @byersalex - politi.co/1IQzcHp

Apr 24, 2015

Comcast's big loss on Time Warner Cable deal shows limits of lobbying too hard in Washington: politico.com/story/2015/04/…

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Spotify turns up volume in D.C.

politico.com — Spotify is beefing up its Washington presence as it readies for a fight with Apple and others over online music streaming. Four lobbying firms registered Tuesday to lobby on behalf of Spotify on several issues, including competition, licensing and “platform neutrality,” according to multiple sources familiar with the matter. It’s...
Apr 15, 2015

Scoop w/ @apalmerdc now @politico: Spotify hires four D.C. lobby shops, staffs up for possible fight vs Apple, others politico.com/story/2015/04/…

Apr 15, 2015

RT @TonyRomm: Scoop w/ @apalmerdc now @politico: Spotify hires four D.C. lobby shops, staffs up for possible fight vs Apple, others politico.com/story/2015/04/…

Apr 15, 2015

RT @politico: Spotify hires four lobby firms as it gears up to do battle with Apple politi.co/1Huh2ws | Getty pic.twitter.com/nld6UJbOZj

Apr 15, 2015

RT @politico: Spotify hires four lobby firms as it gears up to do battle with Apple politi.co/1Huh2ws | Getty pic.twitter.com/nld6UJbOZj

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Rand Paul sees gold in Silicon Valley

politico.com — Rand Paul’s presidential campaign is rooted in railing against the establishment. Now, as the Kentucky Republican embarks on a White House bid, he hopes to build a coalition of Silicon Valley libertarians and online grass-roots contributors, and to woo nontraditional GOP donors to raise the tens of millions of dollars needed to run a competitive...
Apr 06, 2015

RT @apalmerdc: Rand Paul does early tech outreach to try and find deep-pocketed donors for prez run w/ @TonyRomm politi.co/1IlaW2P

Apr 06, 2015

RT @apalmerdc: Rand Paul does early tech outreach to try and find deep-pocketed donors for prez run w/ @TonyRomm politi.co/1IlaW2P

Apr 06, 2015

Silicon Valley is important for Rand Paul in '16 & he's courting it, but there's a disconnect to watch. w/ @apalmerdc politico.com/story/2015/04/…

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Aug 03, 2015

yea so philadelphians murdered a friendly hitchhiking robot and no one is shocked paleofuture.gizmodo.com/hitchhiking-ro…

Aug 02, 2015

RT @shaneharris: CIA Director John Brennan wears a rainbow lanyard to show support for agency's #LGBT workforce. thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/…

Aug 02, 2015

Still unsure whether they played Anaconda/Shake It Off back to back on purpose last night

Aug 01, 2015

the lyft comeback narrative is becoming its own genre, but most of the pieces are nonetheless well reported mercurynews.com/business/ci_28…

Aug 01, 2015

@NolanFeeney you spelled "move" wrong Also I def know I will be there the wknd of the 21st!!!!

Aug 01, 2015

so i think my new late-summer plan is to spend every possible, remaining weekend away from d.c.

Aug 01, 2015

RT @ScottThurm: Tech Shuttle Drivers Unanimoulsy Approve Teamsters Contract on.wsj.com/1JXPCN8 via @jeffelder

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