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AngelList vs. the SEC over general solicitation

Naval’s new campaign against the SEC proposed rules regulating general solicitation is the news of the week. It’s a political mistake. The problem to be solved is a lack of trust between us and DC bureaucrats, not overly restrictive rules. … Continue reading

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PolitiHacks Digest – 1 July 2013 – Immigration reform, startup visa passes the Senate, what’s next?

These folks want your support: StopWatching.us—Oppose government surveillance of us? RestoreTheFourth.net—Meetups around the country for the Fourth of July to end unconstitutional surveillance Tesla Motors—Asks for executive assistance in blocking state laws from halting direct sales (Warning: unclear what the … Continue reading

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PolitiHacks Digest – 1 July 2013 – Immigration’s Senate success and House troubles ahead

The Senate voted 68-32 on Thursday to successfully pass comprehensive immigration reform. Now, as eyes turn to the House, here’s the state of play: A bipartisan group of Representatives has shrunk by one as conservative Rep. Raul Labrador (R-ID) withdrew early … Continue reading

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PolitiHacks Digest – 1 July 2013 – Identifying political decision-makers

Decision-makers in politics are not always the obvious leaders. While you can always target the President through the We the People platform, often times Congress or specific Members make the final decision on an issue. Or for ultra-narrow issues, a … Continue reading

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PolitiHacks Digest – 24 June 2013 – Immigration bill enters the Senate end game

These folks want your support: StopWatching.us—Oppose government surveillance of us? Support Sen. Moran’s startup visa amendment Got a cause you want to share? Tell me. Political issues affecting startups:  Open Internet and Privacy What to know: StopWatching.us petition crosses 400k signees EFF … Continue reading

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PolitiHacks Digest – 17 June 2013 – What happens when a bill is debated in Congress?

These folks want your support: StopWatching.us—Oppose government surveillance of us? Support Sen. Moran’s startup visa amendment Lincoln Labs—Local to the Bay Area? Check out this politically-themed hackathon focusing on economic liberty this weekend Got a cause you want to share? Tell … Continue reading

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PolitiHacks Digest – 17 June 2013 – 84-15? 82-15? What the first two Senate votes on immigration mean

The Senate opened up debate on Tuesday with two procedural votes, with an additional vote scheduled and withdrawn on Monday. These two votes passed first 82-15, then 84-15. They represent a big win for immigration reform supporters. First: Monday, Sen. … Continue reading

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