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Silicon Valley: Getting Savvy In Washington by Rob Margetta

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From the Valley To the Lobby

Big players from the Internet industry are embracing Washington’s traditional influence game. As their agendas have matured, their tactics have, too.

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Obama meets with tech industry executives at the White House in December. Jim watson/afp/getty images

After struggling with a reluctant economy for almost six years, President Barack Obama recently highlighted a bright spot and potential source of envy for America’s allies: a booming tech sector.

“We continue to have a culture of innovation and dynamism that Silicon Valley represents better than any place else on Earth,” Obama said during an address ...

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