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Chris Lehane, Tom Steyer aide, jumps to Airbnb

politico.com — Chris Lehane, the veteran Democratic political strategist who has been guiding climate activist billionaire Tom Steyer’s deep-pocketed efforts to elect green-minded candidates, is taking a job at Airbnb, the home-sharing service announced Thursday morning. Lehane did not immediately respond to questions about what the move means for Steyer’s...
Aug 27, 2015

Airbnb just hired the Dem strategist behind Tom Steyer's green candidates campaign as new head of policy politico.com/story/2015/08/…

Aug 27, 2015

Tom Steyer strategist Chris Lehane jumps ship to Airbnb -- what does this mean for 2016? politi.co/1EmzEjq

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Carly Fiorina out of step with Silicon Valley

politico.com — Carly Fiorina’s frequent talk about her experience as a top technology executive isn’t winning her much support from Silicon Valley, where many of her former counterparts are deeply at odds with her positions on tech and social issues. Decade-old memories of Fiorina’s stormy tenure as CEO of Hewlett-Packard have certainly blunted...
Aug 19, 2015

Why Carly Fiorina isn't Silicon Valley's candidate: Look at her policies not just her rocky time at HP politi.co/1JjrxQe by @TonyRomm

Aug 19, 2015

Fiorina out of step with Silicon Valley via @POLITICO for iOS politi.co/1Nm8fRg

Aug 19, 2015

As @politico notes, Fiorina is "out of step" with tech community. Then again, nothing new for her. politico.com/story/2015/08/…

Aug 20, 2015

RT @politico: One major liability is Fiorina’s conservative position on gay rights politi.co/1K79zFu | Getty pic.twitter.com/TbXJjcXOCk

Aug 20, 2015

RT @DraperRobert: Solid @TonyRomm piece on Fiorina not having many fans in Silicon Valley due to tech & social positions: http://t.co/E4YkY…

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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

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

Jul 30, 2015

Black caucus brings diversity push to Silicon Valley politico.com/story/2015/07/… via @POLITICO

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

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

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

Jul 28, 2015

How a little known agency mishandled several billion dollars of stimulus money trying to expand broadband coverage politico.com/story/2015/07/…

Jul 28, 2015

How one obscure fed agency struggled to spend $3B to expand rural Internet access politico.com/story/2015/07/… pic.twitter.com/JtFDN0w1Te

Jul 28, 2015

How Panola County, among others, lost its federal high-speed Internet aid. 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

Republicans' crush on Silicon Valley not returned via @POLITICO for iOS politi.co/1MfPU7I

Jul 17, 2015

RT @marilynt2004: Republicans' crush on Silicon Valley not returned via @POLITICO for iOS politi.co/1MfPU7I

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...

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

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

Jul 12, 2015

RT @politico: Spotify makes case against Apple in Congress politi.co/1LZrm1W

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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 04, 2015

Hillary's stop in #Vegas on TU a warmup for three days of fundraising in California. @TonyRomm: ow.ly/Muhl4 #lvrj

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

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

Apr 24, 2015

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

Apr 24, 2015

RT @mmasnick: Comcast stunned that the strategy of "just throwing more money at it" didn't work in trying to get merger approved: politico.com/story/2015/04/…

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Feb 06, 2016

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Feb 06, 2016

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Feb 06, 2016

@sophiekleeman kinda weird no one ever realized the chain restaurant beyonce illuminati connection tbh.

Feb 06, 2016

RT @nickconfessore: NEW: Trump lost Iowa -- but still sold $4 million worth of “Crippled America." Inside Trump 2016, Inc. nyti.ms/1L5O9pq

Feb 06, 2016

oh this is good work, and you know applebee's is all like we coulda been applebeys but u playin:-( twitter.com/sophiekleeman/…

Feb 06, 2016

RT @NYTFridge: Hillary Clinton's speaking fees: $300K for @ebay speech, $325K from Cisco, $300K from UCLA. Via @WashingtonPost. wapo.st/1T5Ikjw


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