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Tech reporter @POLITICO covering the industry's biggest players in Washington. Pop music attack bot. Intolerable Philly sports fan. Say hi: tromm@politico.com.

Rand Paul on Ferguson: Criminal justice reforms part of answer

politico.com — Sen. Rand Paul, a potential 2016 presidential contender, made a renewed call for reforming the criminal-justice system after a Ferguson grand jury opted not to indict Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown. Paul said in an interview he didn’t have “specific thoughts on the actual decision,” which was announced...

Uber’s PR stumble drives new privacy woes

politico.com — Uber is about to learn how to navigate the nation’s capital - the hard way. The ride-sharing app this week finds itself in the midst of a major public relations nightmare after BuzzFeed captured an Uber executive suggesting the company might conduct opposition research on journalists - not to mention a second incident in which an...

Uber CEO apologizes for exec’s ‘terrible’ comments

politico.com — Uber CEO Travis Kalanick apologized Tuesday after news broke that a company executive suggested the ride-service app might hire opposition researchers to dig up dirt on critical journalists. The controversy stemmed from comments made by Emil Michael, the company’s senior vice president for business, at a dinner first reported by Buzzfeed.

This week: The Senate's set to take up USA Freedom - Amash wants legislation to address DOJ's airplane surveillance - Issa's eyeing the IP subcommittee - the rest of #pii2014 - MPOLITICO Morning Tech - POLITICO.com

politico.com — THIS WEEK: USA FREEDOM IS ON THE CALENDAR - The Senate is set to vote on the next procedural step toward passing surveillance reform tomorrow, but the clock's ticking and there are still quite a few questions left to be answered - the first and most important of which is whether enough senators will get on board to move the bill along.

USA Freedom dreams dashed? - WSJ on secret cellphone spy program - The latest on Wheeler's net neutrality outreach - #pii2014: Privacy pitfalls offer new wins, and more from Palo Alto - MPOLITICO Morning Tech - POLITICO.com

politico.com — A BUMPY ROAD FOR USA FREEDOM ACT - Surveillance reform advocates' celebrations this week proved short-lived. After Senate Democrats signaled Wednesday they'd take the next procedural step to advance the USA Freedom Act, a few skeptical lawmakers surfaced Thursday, airing criticisms that threaten to scuttle the bill for good this year.

Net neutrality hits the fan - Surveillance reform inches along, and more from the Hill - Live from #pii2014: Ramirez on Internet of Things, data brokers - MPOLITICO Morning Tech - POLITICO.com

politico.com — A CHILLY WASHINGTON TURNS UP THE HEAT ON TECH - Congress came roaring back on Wednesday, as House Republicans slammed the Obama administration on net neutrality and Senate pols finally took the next step on surveillance reform and other priorities that had lingered before the lame-duck session.

House, Senate R’s take aim at net neutrality - Trade deal gives big boost to tech - Live from #pii2014 in Palo Alto

politico.com — FIRST LOOK: HOUSE, SENATE GOP TAKE AIM AT NET NEUTRALITY - Top congressional Republicans have a tough message for the Obama administration this morning: Don't subject broadband to utility-style regulation to advance strong net neutrality rules. Days after President Barack Obama publicly endorsed such an approach, Rep.

2016 Elections: Campaign News, Polls, Results, Debates & Presidential Candidates

politico.com — Latest 2016 presidential election news, including candidates, results, debates, polls, staff and fundraising.

RISE OF MODERATE DEMS -- AG battles brews -- Romney’s long call list -- HILL SALARIES DOWN -- Isakson won’t retire

politico.com — By Burgess Everett (@burgessev or beverett@politico.com) Featuring Seung Min Kim WHERE McCONNELL WILL LOOK: Many Republican senators have told us they have often felt empowered in the minority, able to extract concessions out of the majority in return for their support.

Tech’s political reality: Big money, little payoff

politico.com — A poor showing in the midterm elections taught the well-heeled tech moguls at Google, Facebook and Yahoo a lesson about 2016: There’s a limit to what their endless cash can buy. These companies’ high-profile executives finished the 2014 cycle with a markedly mixed record after throwing their weight behind a high-profile candidate who ultimately...
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Nov 27, 2014

honestly, the only think i'm thankful for is that i can resume listening to wrapped in red. everything else is meaningless.

Nov 27, 2014

@hunterschwarz you should goooo, you should GOOOOO. seriously tho.

Nov 27, 2014

That 12 year old hit more notes than Mariah Carey can these days #football

Nov 26, 2014

@chrisgeidner @kevinpokeeffe my biggest criticism there is that he used the word "call," which #Millennials dont do i think right?

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