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Mark Zuckerberg to meet with top four House Republicans (Cantor, Boehner...)
Politico ^ | September 11, 2013 | Anna Palmer and Jake Sherman

Posted on 09/12/2013 6:59:52 AM PDT by Qbert

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg will meet with the top four House Republicans next week in Washington.

The high tech CEO’s visit comes as Facebook is facing ongoing scrutiny over privacy concerns and Internet safety.

Zuckerberg will meet Thursday with Speaker John Boehner and the rest of his leadership team, including House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, Whip Kevin McCarthy and Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers.

The meeting is expected to be a broad discussion of issues related to Facebook, according to a GOP aide. While immigration may come up, the meeting is not specifically to discuss comprehensive reform, which Zuckerberg has advocated for, the aide said.

Facebook did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

In the wake of the Edward Snowden scandal, Facebook and other tech companies have been dealing with an onslaught of public and lawmaker scrutiny over what information they turn over to the federal government. Facebook filed a lawsuit earlier this week at the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, joining Google and Microsoft, to try and push for the ability to release more information about the surveillance orders they receive.

The meeting comes as Zuckerberg, himself, has become more political joining with other tech execs to form an issue advocacy group Fwd.US that has focused primarily on passing comprehensive immigration reform. Earlier this year, he also hosted a fundraiser for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie at his home.

In addition to contributing $15,000 to Facebook’s political action committee Zuckerberg has also contributed heavily to Newark Mayor Cory Booker’s senate bid, writing a check in mid-June to his campaign for $10,400.

Facebook spent $3.5 million on lobbying during the first half of 2013 with several lobbying firms on retainer, including Elmendorf Ryan, Patton Boggs, Peck Madigan Jones, Steptoe & Johnson and Stewart Strategies and Solutions.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: amnesty; amnesty4illegals; amnestypimp; boehner; cantor; h1bvisas; openborders; rinos; sayno2amnesty; zuckerberg
Who needs votes when you can have Zuckerdollars?...
1 posted on 09/12/2013 6:59:52 AM PDT by Qbert
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To: Qbert

Nothing good will come of this.


2 posted on 09/12/2013 7:01:18 AM PDT by boomop1 (term limits will only save this country.)
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To: Qbert

Girls night out?


3 posted on 09/12/2013 7:02:57 AM PDT by Common Sense 101 (Hey libs... If your theories fly in the face of reality, it's not reality that's wrong.)
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To: Qbert

And the four will come out of it and sat “Like me, please!”


4 posted on 09/12/2013 7:03:44 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Common Sense 101
Girls night out?
pretty much...Is Sen. "Mumbles" McConnell (KY-GOP/E) w/ 'em?...

5 posted on 09/12/2013 7:06:28 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,$pend it all today;who can take your income & tax it all away..0'Blowfly can :-)
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To: Qbert

There is no reason for GOP leadership to give this leftist twit face time unless they’re willing to dance for his money. They’re certainly not having him in to school him on freedom, privacy and liberty.


6 posted on 09/12/2013 7:07:40 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Is John's moustache long enough YET?)
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To: Qbert
Offering them jobs when they lose their jobs for double crossing us no doubt.
7 posted on 09/12/2013 7:08:54 AM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: Qbert

I can just hear Zuckerbum.....If you do not agree with me, I’ll start a Facepalm effort against. you....


8 posted on 09/12/2013 7:10:43 AM PDT by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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To: Qbert

Zuckerberg is probably the worst CEO in all of technology and a RAT to boot.
The GOP abandoned Silicon Valley back in 2001 and it looks like they still don’t have a clue what they are doing.


9 posted on 09/12/2013 7:12:14 AM PDT by Zathras
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To: Izzy Dunne

I reckon he’ll off them 10,000 “Likes” in return for favors.

Or maybe they’ll just sit around a crochet, or compare notes on which brand of pantyhose feel best under a suit.

Buncha metrosexual wimps...


10 posted on 09/12/2013 7:12:31 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: Qbert

Bonehead and Cantor both must be removed. They sold us out to the Saudis (war we don’t want) and Mexico (invasion we don’t want).


11 posted on 09/12/2013 7:12:44 AM PDT by LowTaxesEqualsProsperity
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To: Qbert

must be nice to sit down with leaders at your own request

we the people , ah remember that ?


12 posted on 09/12/2013 7:14:28 AM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: Paine in the Neck

"There is no reason for GOP leadership to give this leftist twit face time unless they’re willing to dance for his money."

Yep. It's revolting. Mark Zuckerberg is the antithesis of almost everything the base stands for- this is a slap in the face to all of the hard-working people who got these clowns elected in the first place.

Plus, the GOP-e doesn't even have the honesty to admit what the meeting is really about- Zuckerberg made a statement that he would be bringing up amnesty (obviously).

13 posted on 09/12/2013 7:16:48 AM PDT by Qbert ("The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry" - William F. Buckley, Jr.)
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To: Qbert
Pardon my French, but:


14 posted on 09/12/2013 7:16:52 AM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: Paine in the Neck

Has Zuckerman made his politics public?


15 posted on 09/12/2013 7:22:58 AM PDT by Borges
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To: LowTaxesEqualsProsperity

The closeted-Democrat Cantor really has had a nice past few months with his vanity projects, hasn’t he? He pushed his amnesty bill, backed his buddy Obama on Syria (before seeing any of the evidence), tried to pull a fast one on funding Obamacare, and now this...

He seriously needs to be primaried.


16 posted on 09/12/2013 7:23:16 AM PDT by Qbert ("The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry" - William F. Buckley, Jr.)
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To: Borges
Has Zuckerman made his politics public?

Just follow his money.

17 posted on 09/12/2013 7:26:01 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Is John's moustache long enough YET?)
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Immigration sell-out.

NO MORE IMMIGRATION SELL-OUTS.

None.


18 posted on 09/12/2013 7:27:57 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network
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Immigration is the main subject of the meeting no matter what they say. Zuckerberg has been supporting the Gang of Eight with big bucks and TvV ads. The full-court press is on.


19 posted on 09/12/2013 7:52:19 AM PDT by kabar
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To: Qbert
Zuckerberg to Congress:

"Of course we'll be happy to build an automatic data bridge directly into the NSA for you. Just to be reconfirm, our Obamacare exemptions are locked in for 20 years, correct?"

20 posted on 09/12/2013 7:55:39 AM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: Paine in the Neck

Zuckerberg has backed Cory Booker, the flim/flam, shyster, Obamabot, criminal for the Senate in New Jersey!!! That says it all!!! Support Steve Lonegan for the U.S. Senate in New Jersey!!! Obama & Booker are no good for NJ. Newark is the cesspool creation by Cory Booker!!!


21 posted on 09/12/2013 8:14:42 AM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX ( My only objective is to defeat and destroy Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!)
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To: Qbert

Colossus (aka fascist information control), home to roost.

The lazy bums all imagine that their lawyers will protect them from the derelicts monitoring their every communication.


22 posted on 09/12/2013 8:15:51 AM PDT by First_Salute (May God save our democratic-republican government, from a government by judiciary.)
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as an average citizen, try and get a head to head like this..

what crap. CONGRE$$ is nothing more than a commodity these days.

ya buying or selling BS, come on down.

social networking has done more harm than good, imho.

the ya-hole clinton scandal chatrooms led me to this place ..

nuff said.. ;-]


23 posted on 09/12/2013 9:43:20 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi --)
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