Feb 2, 2017

Hot in Silicon Valley: The Trump Letter

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Big tech companies team up: Alphabet, Apple, Facebook, Uber, Stripe, and CPG and manufacturing companies have banded together to write a letter to Donald Trump, according to Recode. The letter stresses that the executive order's blanket "suspension" (note the avoidance of the word "ban") is "not the right approach" to strengthening national security. The letter also argues in favor of supporting the DACA program.

Twitter employees are donating $1.59 million to the ACLU: In response to Donald Trump's immigration executive order, Twitter employees have pooled $530,000 in ACLU donations, according to BuzzFeed. Twitter Executive Chair Omid Kordestani and CEO Jack Dorsey matched the donations, for a total of $1.59 million.

It's no secret that Twitter's service is Trump's favorite way to bypass traditional media and freely speak to the public, often causing controversies with tweets. Many have called on Twitter to shut down his account, something the company thus far has not signaled it will do.

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Joe Biden places second in Nevada caucuses, ahead of Pete Buttigieg

Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden a Nevada Caucus watch party in Las Vegas on Saturday. Photo: Ronda Churchill/AFP via Getty Images

Former Vice President Joe Biden secured second place in the Nevada Democratic caucuses with former Southbend Mayor Pete Buttigieg third, according to NBC News projections Sunday.

By the numbers: With almost 88% of precincts reporting, Biden has 20.9% of the Nevada votes and Buttigieg has 13.6%.

Flashback: Bernie Sanders wins Nevada caucuses

Editor's note: This is a developing news story. Please check back for updates.

Sanders reveals free childcare plan for preschoolers

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders speaks during a campaign rally on Saturday in El Paso, Texas. Photo: Cengiz Yar/Getty Images

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders announced on CBS' "60 Minutes" Sunday a new plan to guarantee free child care and pre-kindergarten to all American children from infancy to age four.

Details: In the wide-ranging interview, Sanders told Anderson Cooper he planned to pay for universal childcare with a wealth tax. "It's taxes on billionaires," he said.

Exclusive: Trump's "Deep State" hit list

Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios. Photos: WPA Pool/Getty Pool, Drew Angerer/Getty Staff

The Trump White House and its allies, over the past 18 months, assembled detailed lists of disloyal government officials to oust — and trusted pro-Trump people to replace them — according to more than a dozen sources familiar with the effort who spoke to Axios.

Driving the news: By the time President Trump instructed his 29-year-old former body man and new head of presidential personnel to rid his government of anti-Trump officials, he'd gathered reams of material to support his suspicions.