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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/…

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

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/…

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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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Net neutrality emails raise suspicions

politico.com — A number of messages to lawmakers purporting to be from average constituents who oppose the Obama administration’s net neutrality rules don’t appear to have come from people within their districts, according to the company that manages the technology for some House members. The notes have identical wording to those organized by a group...
Mar 31, 2015

RT @neeratanden: So I've been trolled a few times by @kerpen, so I found this story of his own dubious practices very interesting: politico.com/story/2015/03/…

Mar 31, 2015

Messages mirror those by American Commitment; group, which did launch a campaign, says others used their text. politico.com/story/2015/03/…

Mar 31, 2015

Good point. L-M a constituent intermediary? politico.com/story/2015/03/… RT @morar: buried lede: @LockheedMartin reads the "contact me" messages…

Mar 31, 2015

RT @TonyRomm: Net neutrality critics flood Congress w/ emails from constituents who may not be real, have weird addresses, etc. Me: politico.com/story/2015/03/…

Mar 31, 2015

Net neutrality critics flood Congress w/ emails from constituents who may not be real, have weird addresses, etc. Me: politico.com/story/2015/03/…

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Carly Fiorina opposes Net neutrality

politico.com — California GOP Senate hopeful Carly Fiorina this week staked out her spot opposing tough Net neutrality rules. The former Hewlett-Packard CEO and telecommunications industry executive told POLITICO she opposes any federal requirement that Internet providers treat all Web traffic equally.
Mar 30, 2015

Oh, wait. Never mind. Not only does she oppose net neutrality, but she's an OG. Was against it in 2010. politico.com/news/stories/0…

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Jul 28, 2015

@BuxMontNews my friends were all sharing this for a diff reason and I was like damn that's a lot of police...

Jul 28, 2015

@edzitron are there stolen tweets about updog? (Think I did this right.)

Jul 28, 2015

RT @WillOremus: Jack Dorsey wants to reinvent Twitter. My post on the "interim" CEO's aggressive vision: slate.com/blogs/future_t… pic.twitter.com/Y5dTC7Q6aE

Jul 28, 2015

@WillOremus does it involve shaving regularly cause hope so for his sake

Jul 28, 2015

@BuxMontNews hiiii so have to ask, why were this many kinds of cops here for a robbery, isn't this excessive force? levittownnow.com/2015/07/28/pol…

Jul 28, 2015

I am corrected, rightly, that cost isn't always the biggest barrier to broadband adoption, and even so, there is a severe lack of data here

Jul 28, 2015

@SenaFitz biggest or big, I'd love comprehensive nationwide data

Jul 28, 2015

and that concludes my 8:48p ET rant on broadband mapping, stay tuned as we delve into universal service. (there will be tears.)

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