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Peter Thiel, Y Combinator part ways

CNBC Peter Thiel, American entrepreneur, venture capitalist, and hedge fund manager. PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel has parted ways with start-up incubator Y Combinator. A blog post on the company’s website, which previously listed Thiel as a part-time partner, now says, “Edit: Peter Thiel is no longer affiliated with Y Combinator.” BuzzFeed News previously reported on […]

On Franken, Trump shouldn’t have gone there (opinion)

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Peter Thiel Out of Y Combinator, Two-Year Partnership Dissolved

Donald Trump champion and billionaire tech investor Peter Thiel built his career by getting to know startups early. That’s going to get more difficult. Y Combinator, a startup accelerator famous for launching Airbnb Inc., Stripe Inc. and Reddit — has ended its affiliation with Thiel. That could limit his access to the crop of up […]

Write-in candidates hope to make a mark in Senate race | Local News

With the Dec. 12 special election for Senate mere weeks away, voters are narrowing down who to choose to represent them in Washington. Former Chief Justice Roy Moore won the Republican nomination after a September runoff with Luther Strange. Doug Jones clinched the Democratic nomination the night of the Aug. 15 primary. Both the primaries […]

Masutha rejects claims that Walus parole decision political

Justice Minister Michael Masutha announced in Pretoria on Friday that he had declined the Polish national’s parole application – the second time in two years. FILE: Justice Minister Michael Masutha. Picture: Reinart Toerien/EWN PRETORIA – Justice Minister Michael Masutha has rejected suggestions that his handling of Chris Hani’s murderer Janusz Walus’s parole […]

In Macedonia and Serbia, Right-Wing Politicians Make Their Followers Swoon—Literally · Global Voices

Screenshots from the videos depicting the fainting incidents involving the supporters of Aleksandar Vučić and Nikola Gruevski. Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić of Serbia and former Macedonian Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski of Macedonia have several things in common. Both politicians belong to populist, conservative political parties. In fact, ruling Serbian political party SNS and Macedonia’s VMRO-DPMNE are […]

Alabama Senate Race Aggravates Deep Divide in Republican Party

The statement by the Alabama Republican Party on Thursday that it stood by Mr. Moore and “trusts the voters” to decide whether he should be elected to the Senate underlined the divisions between Washington and the grass roots. And the White House press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, made clear which side Mr. Trump was on, […]