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Odd allies: Hollywood, Google cozy up to conservatives amid dispute
Odd allies: Hollywood, Google cozy up to conservatives amid dispute

The days of Hollywood and Silicon Valley aligning their charitable giving with mostly liberal causes are long gone. Doing so may be too politically costly as each is trying to get leverage over the other on a divided Capitol Hill. The big movie studios, whose executives rank among the Democratic Party’s most effective fundraisers, have lately been stepping up their contributions to think tanks more commonly associated with the Republican-supporting Koch brothers. Google, the tech giant and cash cow for Democrats, has been doing the same. Both the studios and Google also now count among their lobbyists some of the most connected GOP insiders in Washington. The donations totaling...

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