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Happy [Almost] St. Patrick's Day! Congress will toast St. Patrick at the annual Friends of Ireland Luncheon today.
Organized like a campaign briefing memo
WHAT WE'RE READING - Microsoft's list of the 10 most common writing mistakes.
Ain't no party like a budget season party. Trump officially released his 2018 budget plan today and everyone is scrambling to figure out what side of the ledger they're on. The Washington Post has the best (and prettiest) breakdown we've seen so far of what stays and what goes. Don't forget - Congress has the authority to pass spending limits, so this is just the start of the spending and cutting process.
Nope, still no. So far two Federal judges (Hawaii, Maryland) have ruled against Trump's most recent travel ban, which was set to go into effect today. Tech companies like Airbnb and Lyft again signed a legal briefing memo opposing the order and supporting Hawaii's judge.
Retail news. Walmart is acquiring ModCloth, the vintage-style online clothing outlet.
Are you there? WhatsApp is again allowing users to set a text-only status update.
Where politics and tech intersect
Russian spies. The U.S. Justice Department indicted four people, including two Russian FSB officers, for hacking into nearly a half billion Yahoo accounts three years ago. This is the first case of its kind to directly target Russia, which could strain the already delicate relationship between the two countries.
JOBS The Bridge to your new career
Keep 'em coming! We're curating a new page on our website to keep track of people who have made career transitions from politics to tech and vice versa. Think Jay Carney to Amazon and Megan Smith to The White House.Why? Because changing jobs is hard, and if you can see how other people have paved their paths, it's easier to wrap your head around doing it yourself. Send career transition tips to email@example.com.
Cool peeps - We're aiming to profile one person a week who has worked at the intersection of politics and tech (or just has an awesome career story we think would be helpful to readers). We've got some pretty stellar people on deck, so stay tuned! We also archived past profiles on our website here.
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