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This Swanky Bond Villain Lair For Republican Elites Was Funded By Comcast And Microsoft

Lawmakers attending the Cleveland Republican National Convention where Donald Trump formally clinched the presidential nomination were able to ruminate about what they had done in a luxurious hideaway reportedly funded in part by Microsoft, Comcast, AT&T, Chevron, the Koch family, and Big Pharma. Image: Master Plan Design and Joe Mineo Creative The Center for Public […]

The daughter of Putin’s political mentor is running for president in Russia. But is she serious?

MOSCOW – Ksenia Sobchak – the socialite, journalist, former opposition figure and daughter of Vladimir Putin’s political mentor – announced her candidacy for president Wednesday, courting a protest vote in a presidential bid that appeared to get official approval from the Kremlin. In a campaign statement in the Russian daily Vedomosti that barely mentioned Putin […]

The Myth of Public-Sector Unions’ “Free Rider” Problem

Last month, the Supreme Court’s agreed to review Janus v. American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, Council 31 (Cato filed a brief in support of the plaintiffs). The case is a First Amendment challenge to the “agency fees” that must be paid to a public-sector union by non-members. As a matter of existing […]

Amazon gives $350K to group supporting Jenny Durkan for Seattle mayor, its biggest local political contribution ever – GeekWire

Jenny Durkan and Cary Moon are the remaining candidates for Seattle mayor. (GeekWire Photos / Monica Nickelsburg) Amazon, and a cadre of Seattle area tech and business heavyweights, are key contributors to a political organization supporting Seattle mayoral candidate Jenny Durkan. Analysis by The Stranger and technologist Jeff Reifman, confirmed by GeekWire, shows that Amazon […]