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?
And Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa, the Republican chairman of the committee, said Wednesday that he will introduce a separate bipartisan bill that would protect Mueller in the event of his firing. According to The New York Times, the legislation would allow Mueller to appeal his ouster to a panel of judges and possibly be reinstated. The measure could come to a vote as early as next week. … [Read more...] about Steven Bannon reportedly pitched the White House a 3-point plan to derail the Mueller investigation
Musk had said he had held early talks about the buyout with Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund, a move that highlighted the growing importance in alternative pools of capital around the world, from sovereign wealth funds to pension funds. Musk decided to scrap the plan and was sued on Thursday by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission over his tweets. [nL2N1WD1RB] … [Read more...] about Global M&A volume flattens in third quarter as trade tensions loom
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: President-elect Donald Trump embraces son in law Jared Kushner (R), as his daughter Ivanka Trump, (L), stands nearby, after his acceptance speech at the New York Hilton Midtown in the early morning hours of November 9, 2016 in New York City. Donald Trump defeated Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton to become the 45th president of the United States. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images) … [Read more...] about Secret service agent blocks reporter from questioning Kushner