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Elon Musk says he decides when to submit his tweets for Tesla's approval

Tesla logo and Elon Musk.
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Tesla CEO Elon Musk gets to decide when his tweets may contain information material to the company or its shareholders, and thus be subject to internal review, based on comments he made on Sunday to "60 Minutes."

Why it matters: Musk and Tesla recently reached settlements with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, after Musk falsely tweeted that he had "funding secured" for a potential buyout of the company, through which new oversight was supposed to be implemented. But Musk told "60 Minutes," "I want to be clear. I do not respect the SEC."

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is already making Dems more activist

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez stands before protestors while addressing a rally in Boston
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Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, star of House Dems' freshman class, is using her social-media mastery and her fearless organizing instinct to give a more activist face to the new Congress even before she's sworn in.

The big picture: Very unusually for a first-year lawmaker, let alone a victor who isn't even in office yet, Ocasio-Cortez has repeatedly driven news since the midterms, including these tweets yesterday:

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