Billionaire Reid Hoffman, one of the most powerful Democratic donors, is raising money for Cory Booker

Billionaire Reid Hoffman, one of the most powerful Democratic donors, is raising money for Cory Booker

Hoffman represents a new type of Democratic donor — one that is willing to fight the party establishment and rebuild it in his image. Reid Hoffman is hosting a high-dollar fundraising event for Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) later this month, a coup for Booker and a revealing move by Hoffman, who has so far kept his cards close to his chest in the 2020 race. Hoffman, one of the most closely watched donors in Democratic…

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Donald Trump Jr. has been subpoenaed — by a Republican-controlled Senate committee

Donald Trump Jr. has been subpoenaed — by a Republican-controlled Senate committee

The Senate Intelligence Committee has some more Russia-related questions for the president’s son. Donald Trump Jr. has been subpoenaed by a congressional committee investigating the Russia scandal — but the surprising twist is that it’s a Republican-controlled committee that has made the move. The Senate Intelligence Committee has demanded Trump Jr. return for further testimony about the Trump Tower Moscow project and other matters, as first reported by Axios’s Jonathan Swan, Alayna Treene, and David…

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Driver strikes didn’t break Uber — but they showed gig economy workers are mad

Driver strikes didn’t break Uber — but they showed gig economy workers are mad

While Uber says the protests haven’t impacted their business today, the global day of action is still one of the strongest showings of drivers’ growing frustration. Uber and Lyft drivers in over two dozen cities around the world are participating in an international day of protest, calling for better wages and working conditions days ahead of Uber’s estimated $91 billion IPO. The day of action started this morning in Melbourne, Australia, where drivers showed up…

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Trump’s Iran policy is making war more likely

Trump’s Iran policy is making war more likely

The administration’s hardline stances and tough rhetoric have brought us to a tense standoff. The United States is in the midst of an extremely dangerous standoff with Iran — and President Donald Trump is mainly to blame. Exactly one year ago Wednesday, Trump withdrew the US from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, which lifted sanctions from Tehran in exchange for the country agreeing to curb its nuclear program. That wasn’t enough for Trump, though, who…

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