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Tech political giving ticks off Valley liberals — Silicon Valley’s power players have learned that Washington can be a political asset - and a cultural hazard. Google, Facebook and other tech giants have been spending furiously inside the Beltway as they seek sweeping changes to the country’s patent, privacy and immigration laws. But as these companies angle to improve their political...

Microsoft CEO says comments on women and pay were ‘inarticulate’ — Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella took some heat - then tried to make amends - over his comments Thursday that suggested women should not ask for pay raises and instead trust the system. The comments sparked an immediate Twitter backlash, tapping into longtime frustrations over the tech industry’s treatment of women and lack of gender diversity....

FCC’s Pai: Government shouldn’t ban ‘Redskins’ name — There’s already opposition to FCC action to ban the name “Redskins” on the airwaves - and it is coming from inside the agency itself. Republican FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai on Wednesday cast doubts on any FCC effort to police the controversial name of the Washington football team.

Microsoft CEO learns D.C. on job — Minutes before new Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella addressed his employees for the first time in February, his aides handed him a phone: It was Valerie Jarrett, calling from the White House to offer her congratulations. Nadella, backstage at the company’s Redmond, Washington, headquarters, told his new D.C. contact he looked forward to “getting...

BOEHNER: NO AUMF IN LAME DUCK -- Third day of Syria strikes -- Some campaigns are plain bad -- Why don’t incumbents talk to D.C. press? -- TRAFICANT FIGHTS FOR LIFE - POLITICO Huddle - — By Burgess Everett (@burgessev or ALERT -- Boehner not feeling lame duck for AUMF: The speaker tells the New York Times that "the House and the Congress itself should speak" on an authorization of force for taking on the Islamic State.

OBAMA’S MID-TERM BLUES -- Syria increases Hill urgency on authorization -- Ginsburg’s Supreme denial -- Media slings Webb 2016 -- GIFFORDS PULLS AD — Burgess Everett (@burgessev or OBAMA NOT SEEING RED THIS CYCLE: If you live in a midterm battleground state during an election year, you might think the president would come to town boosting his favored candidate. Think again, our colleague Edward-Isaac Dovere reports.

BOMBING IN SYRIA BEGINS -- GOP backs action -- Obama’s inversion crackdown -- DEMS’ BIG $ BENEFITS -- Border crisis, No. 2? — By Burgess Everett (@burgessev or Featuring Seung Min Kim SYRIAN BOMBING BEGINS: The United States, leading a coalition of five Arab countries, expanded the air war against the Islamic State into Syria last night.

Tech’s surveillance hopes stopped in their tracks — Silicon Valley had high hopes for surveillance reform this year - but that was before Congress headed for the midterm exits amid talk of increased global terrorist threats. The Senate fled Washington last week without taking action on a bill to rein in the National Security Agency’s bulk data collection, a measure that topped the industry’s...

Apple’s health privacy pitch hits Hill — A week after Apple rolled out new products that track users’ health and fitness, the company dispatched its executives to Capitol Hill to address emerging privacy and security concerns. Apple’s latest innovations, from its updated iPhone 6 to the Apple Watch, offer users the ability to monitor their heartbeats, count their steps and more....

D.C. door swinging Google’s way — Need a government hire? Just Google it. The Obama administration recently has plundered the search giant’s ranks as it looks to augment Washington’s lagging digital expertise and wade through tech policy debates over privacy and patent laws. The latest hire came last week, when President Barack Obama officially selected Megan Smith, a top...
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Oct 25, 2014

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Oct 25, 2014

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Oct 25, 2014

Google, Facebook, others newly embracing conservative pols and groups are getting an earful. Me leading @politico…

Oct 25, 2014

Tech political giving ticks off Silicon Valley liberals… via @POLITICO

Oct 25, 2014

@wexler y'all didn't donate to anyone, if I recall haha

Oct 25, 2014

some tech giants still indirectly support ALEC. others like Facebook have backed state AGs who oppose gay marriage.…

Oct 25, 2014

Google, Facebook, etc try to broaden political ties, back causes that conflict w/their culture. Me leading @politico…

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