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War: Google’s Rivals Weaponize ‘Google Transparency Project’

Google’s corporate motto is “Don’t Be Evil,” but after year of using its Washington, D.C. lobbying to trash other tech companies, the “Google Transparency Project,” funded by a secretive cabal of Silicon Valley interests, is producing a steady stream of investigative reporting exposés on Google’s crony capitalism.

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Hamas Accused of Cronyism at Gaza Border Control

TEL AVIV – Hamas is facing accusations of cronyism for giving preference to its own members during the very limited periods the Rafah Crossing, the Gaza Strip’s only gateway to the outside world, is open. In 2015, the crossing was open for 26 days

Palestinian men wait to cross into Egypt at the Rafah border crossing in the southern Gaza Strip, on August 20, 2015.

Greens Blast Jerry Brown for Rooftop Solar Snub

California Gov. Jerry Brown may be strutting his stuff at the Paris climate change conference, but environmentalists are fuming over the exclusion of rooftop solar panels from the Golden State’s renewable energy plans.

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Cruz Attacks DC ‘Cronyism’

In an interview with The Daily Signal, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) railed against cronyism in the nation’s capitol, referring to it as the “Washington cartel.” In the interview with the Signal’s Genevieve Wood, he took on this “cartel” and how

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Best “Net Neutrality” Silicon Valley Money Can Buy

The hard-Left publication The Nation and their allies advocated for the FCC’s “Net Neutrality” passage to regulate and tax the Internet as “People Power”. But in politics, it is always best to “follow the money.” For 2014, lobbying expenditures by computer/Internet companies hit $139.5 million. The Left likes to talk about “People Power”, but Silicon Valley lobbying cash is “Corporate Power.”

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33,000 D.C. Lobbyists Try to Get Their Share: Heritage Action CPAC Panel

National Harbor, Maryland–There are 33,000 registered lobbyists in Washington D.C. and everyone of them represents one or more clients. All of them regularly journey to Capitol Hill and request special benefits specific to their client’s wishes. Consistently, the disbursed favors prove to be what’s best for their clients, not what is best for all Americans.

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