Ina Fried Feb 20, 2017
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It's up to Uber's investors to demand a change in culture

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Responding to a former Uber engineer's allegations of widespread sexism at the company, Uber CEO Travis Kalanick has called for an "urgent investigation" and threatened to fire anyone found behaving or thinking along the lines of those described.

But even a cursory read of Susan Fowler Rigetti's harrowing post shows a series of alleged events that could not have been caused by one abhorrent manager or a rogue HR person. It implicates an entire culture and raises questions of whether Uber's board and management have the will to change it.

Who's already speaking out: In addition to Kalanick's comments, some early Uber investors are chiming in:

What to watch for: Any comments from the board and the results of Uber's investigation. Also, the public response. Will there be yet another #DeleteUber movement?

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Trump: Transgender people "disqualified" from the military

SecDef Jim Mattis and Gen. Joseph Dunford.
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President Trump late Friday issued an order disqualifying most transgender people from serving in the military.

"[T]ransgender persons with a history or diagnosis of gender dysphoria -- individuals who the policies state may require substantial medical treatment, including medications and surgery -- are disqualified from military service except under certain limited circumstances."

Why it matters: Anything short of an inclusive policy for transgender troops will be viewed as a continuation of the ban Trump announced on Twitter in August.

Haley Britzky 4 hours ago
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Both Bush and Obama also requested line item veto power

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President Trump tweeted on Friday evening that to avoid having "this omnibus situation from ever happening again," he wants Congress to re-instate "a line-item veto."

Why it matters: This would allow him to veto specific parts of a bill without getting rid of the entire thing. Trump was deeply unhappy with the $1.3 trillion spending bill approved by Congress early Friday morning, but signed it anyway on Friday afternoon.