This. Was excellent.
“Pundits suggest replacing President Biden as the Democratic nominee because they don’t understand the job of the presidency or how conventions work. Lawrence O’Donnell gives a history lesson in governing in the age of television.”
“A number of Americans are dealing with cellular outages on AT&T, Cricket Wireless, Verizon, T-Mobile and other service providers, according to data from Downdetector.
So far no reason given for the outages”
More via Lisa Rubin:
NEW: #Trump's lawyers, angry that Judge Engoron is apparently not going to allow motion practice on reducing his opinion to a formal judgment, demands a 30-day stay of any entered judgment instead. Shocked.
As Trump begs to stay enforcement of the not-yet-entered judgment, the AG’s office responds, reminding the court that Trump et al. already asked for that relief—and the court declined. Settle this now, and start the clock, they insist. #legal
Intel will make chips for Microsoft
"I want to manufacture every AI chip in the industry," says Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger.
Days after #Alabama’s Supreme Court ruling that frozen embryos are children, a second clinic pauses IVF treatment
AT&T outage leaves more than 70,000 phones without service
Cause of outage is unknown, but some suspect it's network-to-network "peering."
👀 Via Emma Loop:
UPDATE: An odd wrinkle here...
The Teamsters reported the $45,000 donation to the FEC (link in story).
But the RNC has neither received a check from the union nor heard anything about the contribution coming, a source familiar says.
Waiting on an explanation from the union...
Unvaccinated Florida kids exposed to measles can skip quarantine, officials say
On Tuesday, nearly 20 percent of the school's 1,067 students were reportedly absent.
The question of what Trump does in a possible second term depends very heavily on who he puts into positions of power and how pervasively he does so. https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2024/02/22/trump-second-term-extremism/
Teamsters give GOP first major donation in years with $45,000 to RNC https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2024/02/21/teamsters-trump-biden-union/
Google’s hidden AI diversity prompts lead to outcry over historically inaccurate images
Inserting depictions of diversity into AI images creates revisionist history, critics say.
That's some platform, GOP Fascist Party: "NO SEX FOR PLEASURE!" Should garner a whole lotta votes.
Via Adam Jentleson:
Highly influential heritage foundation, which would help staff & direct a future Trump admin, literally said that a key conserv policy goal is “ending recreational sex.” they said it, not me. IMO we should take them both seriously & literally
(Heritage quote in next toot)
😏Via Elie Mystal:
Alabama: Embryos are babies.
Me: Oh, so we can't deport mothers carrying American citizens.
Me: Also dudes are on the hook for child support nine months earlier.
Alabama: No. Not like that!