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The Silicon Valley Technology Talent Gap With The G.O.P.

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The Silicon Valley Technology Talent Gap With The G.O.P.: Nate Silver (yes, that one) examines just how heavily the major Silicon Valley tech companies swung towards Obama this election. Remarkably: Ron Paul, the libertarian-leaning Republican, raised about $42,000 from Google employees, considerably more than Mr. Romney did. Romney only raised...
The Silicon Valley Technology Talent Gap With The G.O.P.

Even the republican's favorite institute CATO institute admits that Obamacare is the same thing as Romneycare.

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Even the republican's favorite institute CATO institute admits that Obamacare is the same thing as Romneycare.

Senators seek sanctions against countries supporting cyberattacks

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Two U.S. senators will push Congress or President Barack Obama's administration to pursue trade and immigration sanctions against China and other countries that allegedly support cyberattacks on U.S. government agencies and businesses, the lawmakers said Wednesday. Senators Sheldon Whitehouse, a Rhode Island Democrat, and Lindsey Graham, a South Carolina...
Senators seek sanctions against countries supporting cyberattacks

Roy Ashburn, anti-homosexual crusading Republican from California, arrested on drunk driving charges. After leaving a gay nightclub.

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Roy Ashburn, anti-homosexual crusading Republican from California, arrested on drunk driving charges. After leaving a gay nightclub.

Obama, Romney discuss Apple, manufacturing during debate

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Near the end of Tuesday's second Presidential Debate between Republican Mitt Romney and Democrat Barack Obama, the two men were asked about how the US could "bring back" manufacturing jobs to America rather than have the majority of such work be done in countries such as China. True to form,...
Obama, Romney discuss Apple, manufacturing during debate

Senate approves FCC nominees after months-long political tangle

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The Senate approved two nominees to the Federal Communications Commission after a months-long political tangle over an agency grappling with policies to bolster wireless Internet networks. Republican Ajit Pai and Democrat Jessica Rosenworcel on Monday were unanimously approved to join the FCC’s five-member board. They are widely supported by members...
Senate approves FCC nominees after months-long political tangle

House Republican Book Club: Michael Lewis Claims GOP Lawmakers Shockingly Uninformed About Financial Crisis

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House Republican Book Club: Michael Lewis Claims GOP Lawmakers Shockingly Uninformed About Financial Crisis

Obama Wins Second Term And Twitter Accolade

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"Four More Years" becomes the most popular tweet, knocking legendary philosopher Justin Bieber off the top spot. Barack Obama has won a second term. Giving an eloquent victory speech in front of his supporters in Chicago, the president paid tribute to his rival, Mitt Romney, and, with it, put...
Obama Wins Second Term And Twitter Accolade

Joshua Wright sworn in as new FTC commissioner

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Joshua Wright was sworn in Friday as the Federal Trade Commission's newest commissioner. Wright, a Republican, was joined by his wife Anhvinh Wright at the Friday ceremony to start his term, which lasts through September 2019. Read full article >>...
Joshua Wright sworn in as new FTC commissioner

The guy who yelled "You lie!" during President Obamas speech was Rep. Joe Wilson, Republican of South Carolina. Eight years of George W. Bush and no Democrat EVER disrupted any of his addresses to Congress

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The guy who yelled "You lie!" during President Obamas speech was Rep. Joe Wilson, Republican of South Carolina. Eight years of George W. Bush and no Democrat EVER disrupted any of his addresses to Congress

How your iTunes predicts your politics

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An analysis of data suggests that music preference may be closely correlated with your political leanings. Yes, if you're a Pink Floyd fan, you must be a Republican. [Read more]...
How your iTunes predicts your politics

Here Is Michele Bachmann Wearing Google Glass

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Google lobbyists and other corporate officials appeared outside the weekly House Republican meeting Wednesday morning, which provided this photo opportunity of Michele Bachmann wearing Google Glass: Rep. Bachmann tries out Google Glass at House #GOP mtg twitter.com/LukeRussert/st... -- Luke Russert (@LukeRussert) May 15, 2013 Bachmann's Google glass moment twitter.com/pkcapitol/stat... --...
Here Is Michele Bachmann Wearing Google Glass

Both Major Parties Are In 'Vigorous' Denial About The Need For Copyright & Patent Reform

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Last week we wrote about weaknesses in the Republican's platform on internet freedom, noting that the MPAA's endorsement of it showed that it wasn't recognizing the importance of fixing copyright law, rather than expanding it. And, of course, we've now been pointing out significant issues with the Democrat's platform as...
Both Major Parties Are In 'Vigorous' Denial About The Need For Copyright & Patent Reform

At FCC, GOP commissioner's departure clears way for Genachowski's exit

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Republican FCC commissioner Robert McDowell Wednesday announced he's leaving the post, making it more likely that the commission's Democratic chairman will soon depart, too. McDowell, one of two Republicans on the five-member commission, said he's leaving the job "in a few weeks." Read full article >>...
At FCC, GOP commissioner's departure clears way for Genachowski's exit

This is why West Virginia Republicans are totally right to ban Google Glass on the road

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By now, you’ve probably heard that West Virginia may ban Google Glass use while driving, and they might just be on to something given those snowy mountain roads. The piece of legislation proposed by Gary Howell, a republican from Mineral in the West Virginia House of Delegates, would ban...
This is why West Virginia Republicans are totally right to ban Google Glass on the road

DailyDirt: People Colored

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There used to be Crayola crayons labeled "flesh" -- which was re-named to "peach" in 1962, and now Crayola has a pack of eight crayons specifically called "multicultural" that includes: black, sepia, peach, apricot, white, tan, mahogany and burnt sienna. However, there are other colors that have been used to...
DailyDirt: People Colored

GOP flip-flops over supporting digital copyright reforms

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House Republican Study Committee embraces EFF-style digital copyright reforms, then disavows its own report. RIAA says it didn't ask the GOP group to yank the paper from its Web site. [Read more]...
GOP flip-flops over supporting digital copyright reforms

A Congressman Thinks The Onion Is a Real News Source [Dumb]

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John Fleming, a Republican US representative from Louisiana, made a dimwitted mistake on his Facebook page last week. Hell, it might be even more embarrassing than naked pics! Here's what happened: Fleming missed the obvious humor of a satirical piece by The Onion and posted the fake piece to...
A Congressman Thinks The Onion Is a Real News Source [Dumb]

West Virginia Lawmaker Seeks To Ban Drivers From Wearing Head Mounted Displays Like Google Glass

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I don’t see any problem with this. In short, a West Virginia lawmaker wants to make wearing head mounted displays while driving against the law in his state. The devices would join other banned electronic communication devices like cell phones. The bill, while perhaps a bit laughable at first, is...
West Virginia Lawmaker Seeks To Ban Drivers From Wearing Head Mounted Displays Like Google Glass

Facebook Founder Chris Hughes's Husband, Sean Eldridge, Running For Congress

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A new Power Couple emerges. Chris Hughes helped launch Facebook (making him a rich man at IPO), worked on President Obama's original campaign for the White House, and he's dabbled in charity and publishing...but it's his husband who's in the news today: Sean Eldridge has filed paperwork (PDF) saying...
Facebook Founder Chris Hughes's Husband, Sean Eldridge, Running For Congress

US Political Convention Sites Brace for Flood of Mobile Traffic

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Weeks before the U.S. Republican and Democratic national conventions that will anoint each party's nominee for president, special equipment to boost cellular......
US Political Convention Sites Brace for Flood of Mobile Traffic

And Here Are The Charts That Will Get Obama Reelected...

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Last week, we printed the chart that will get Obama fired. That chart shows the unemployment rate projected by the incoming Obama administration as compared to the actual unemployment rate over the past four years--which has been far higher than even the nightmare-scenario projection. The Republicans will no doubt use...
And Here Are The Charts That Will Get Obama Reelected...

Daily Report: Google's Big-Name Lobbyist

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Google increasingly finds itself under scrutiny from lawmakers in Washington. Now it is hoping that a former lawmaker will help out on that front. The company has hired Susan Molinari, the former Republican congresswoman from New York, as its Washington lobbyist, Eric Lichtblau reports on the Caucus blog....
Daily Report: Google's Big-Name Lobbyist

TechCrunch Eyes The Intersection of Tech and Politics With CrunchGov

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Screengrab Saying it seeks to help politicians “become better listeners” and make techies effective citizens, TechCrunch today announced the launch of CrunchGov. In an introductory post, Greg Ferenstein explained that the new site will include a political leaderboard grading politicians on how they vote on tech and a “legislative database of...
TechCrunch Eyes The Intersection of Tech and Politics With CrunchGov
The new DUI: State may make it illegal to drive while using Google Glass

Does your chocolate choice show your politics? Crowdtwist says yes

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Could the brands of chocolate you like reveal your political affiliation? According to New York-based social loyalty startup Crowdtwist, it could. In time for Halloween and the presidential election, the TechStars-backed startup, which enables companies to track and reward consumers for their engagement across social, mobile and online platforms, mined millions of social data points...
Does your chocolate choice show your politics? Crowdtwist says yes

Campaigns' use of supporters' data worries privacy advocates

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Shortly before Election Day, a Stanford graduate student reported that the campaign Web sites of both President Obama and Republican Mitt Romney were "leaking" personal information about their supporters through careless data handling. Read full article >>...
Campaigns' use of supporters' data worries privacy advocates

Obama, Romney Campaigns Adopt Mobile Payments For Donations

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We're about 10 months away from the presidential election, and grassroots fundraising is kicking into high gear. For the first time ever, smartphone-enabled mobile payments are playing into fundraising schemes, both for Republican and Democrat presidential hopefuls....
Obama, Romney Campaigns Adopt Mobile Payments For Donations

Insider: Republican Dirty Tricks Machine Targeting Grass Roots Constitutionalists

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Insider: Republican Dirty Tricks Machine Targeting Grass Roots Constitutionalists

Rep. Dan Burton, Republican from Indiana, to retire

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Rep. Dan Burton (R-Ind.), who has faced a series of primary challenges in recent years, has decided not to seek a 16th term this year. Burton, who began his congressional career in the 1960s, told members of the Indiana House on Tuesday that he’ll serve out his term but not...
Rep. Dan Burton, Republican from Indiana, to retire
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