1. How the Mercer family’s partnership with Stephen Bannon shaped the populist climate - Fri, 17 Mar 2017 PST

    How the Mercer family’s partnership with Stephen Bannon shaped the populist climate - Fri, 17 Mar 2017 PST

    How the Mercer family’s partnership with Stephen Bannon shaped the populist climate FRIDAY, MARCH 17, 2017, 3:40 P.M. White House chief strategist Steve Bannon (Evan Vucci / Associated Press) By Matea Gold Washington Post SMS The champagne was flowing as hedge fund executive Robert Mercer and his daughter Rebekah hosted a reception during the Cannes Film Festival last May to promote “Clinton Cash,” a film by their political adviser Stephen K. Bannon and the production company they co-founded, Glittering Steel. The Mercers, Republican mega-donors who had spent millions on the failed presidential bid of Sen. Ted Cruz of ...

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    1. The Mercers have a Silicon Valley approach to politics: Let a thousand entities bloom, and let's see what works.
    2. What they are looking to do is build a movement, not just fund a movement.
    3. They view Breitbart as a business and as a brand that gets a lot of traffic that is steering and shifting the way other outlets are covering these issues.
    4. I want as many progressives to see this as possible, because I think you have to understand how the Clintons, who proclaim that they support all your values, essentially have sold you out for money.
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