In addition to Musk’s personal contributions, SpaceX’s political action committee has donated extensively to members of both parties this cycle. On the Republican side are some of Congress’ most prominent deniers of climate science, including Sens. Jim Inhofe (Okla.) and Ted Cruz (Texas), who received $2,500 and $3,500, respectively. The campaign committee of Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas), the outgoing chairman of the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology who has argued that pumping the atmosphere full of carbon dioxide is “beneficial” to global trade, crop production and the lushness of the planet, received $1,000. … [Read more...] about Elon Musk Has Donated Nearly 7 Times As Much To Republicans This Cycle
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In February 2017, the company began digging a 30-foot-wide, 50-foot-long and 15-foot-deep testing trench on the premises of SpaceX's offices in Hawthorne, California, as construction on the firm’s own site would not require any permits. … [Read more...] about The Boring Company – what does Elon Musk’s tunnelling company do, why do they sell flamethrowers and where to get a hat?
Democratic Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey, who sits on the Senate Judiciary Committee, said in a statement Thursday that he was "encouraged by the growing momentum" behind a bipartisan measure that he and three other senators have introduced to safeguard the special counsel. … [Read more...] about Steven Bannon reportedly pitched the White House a 3-point plan to derail the Mueller investigation
Dealmakers also said they are preparing for an acquisition spree by Japanese companies, following the country's biggest-ever outbound deal this year, Takeda Pharmaceutical's <4502.T> 45.3 billion pound agreement to buy London-listed drugmaker Shire Plc <SHP.L>. "Many Japanese companies have access to substantial capital and they are using it to drive M&A growth outside of Japan," Morgan Stanley's <MS.N> head of Americas M&A, Tom Miles. "We expect Japanese companies to continue outbound M&A at a strong pace." … [Read more...] about Global M&A volume flattens in third quarter as trade tensions loom
TOPSHOT - Senior Advisor Jared Kushner (L) and Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly (R) listen while US President Donald Trump puts his papers away at the beginning of a meeting on cyber security in the Roosevelt Room of the White House January 31, 2017 in Washington, DC. / AFP / Brendan Smialowski (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images) … [Read more...] about Secret service agent blocks reporter from questioning Kushner