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

Trump Takes Aim at the Tech Sector

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...

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...

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...

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...

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.

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,...

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...
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May 01, 2016

RT @dcfireems: So far -- only one confirmed derailed car is leaking - & it is leaking sodium hydroxide - NO EVACUATIONS. httppic.twitter.com/VcEysBOjmy

May 01, 2016

same uber driver then made up a lot of words singing me that new-ish Fall Out Boy song, the "my songs know what you did in the dark" thingsame uber driver then made up a lot of words singing me that new-ish Fall Out Boy song, the "my songs know what you did in the dark" thing

May 01, 2016

in which my uber driver sings along to Adele. emphatically. he is not very good tbh but he's giving me head gesture realness come throughin which my uber driver sings along to Adele. emphatically. he is not very good tbh but he's giving me head gesture realness come through

Apr 30, 2016

@chrisgeidner 🔥🔥 in fact Not proud of these jokes tbh

Apr 30, 2016

I was supposed to have a train in 3 min then 5 then 15 then 13 then 4 then 16. K. Waiting for (a train to) Godot downtown: the @wmata story

Apr 30, 2016

RT @minakimes: the Eagles just took a DB called Blake Countess which would be such a good Real Housewives name

Apr 30, 2016

@ryanoferguson oh! i love that spot. and now i wonder if maybe i've been deceived by the tips on tips on tips before...

Apr 30, 2016

perf, they will be super equipped to handle their quarterback's regular sideline tantrums. twitter.com/BenVolin/statu…

Apr 30, 2016

this is just... wild. i had to read this twice to make sure i wasn't seeing things. twitter.com/CoreySeidmanCS…


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