September 24, 2023

‘We better figure it out’: The politics trap that could slow a national AI law

The mood was less partisan during OpenAI CEO Sam Altman’s Senate testimony on Tuesday. But tech topics that typically spark intense fights in Congress were still front and center. | Patrick Semansky/AP Photo Capitol Hill is rushing to regulate artificial intelligence before most members have even a basic understanding of the technology. And as momentum

Report: Biden Reelection Campaign Off to ‘Slow’ Start

President Joe Biden’s reelection campaign is off to a “slow” start, with pieces of the campaign appearing to still being put together, according to the New York Times. After Biden officially announced his reelection campaign roughly two weeks ago via a video on social media, his campaign manager has still not started her job, according to the Times. In

Golfers get chippy over foursome’s slow pace of play, throwing wild kicks and punches on Florida course

A round of golf turned into a brawl when two foursomes began fighting. The melee happened at Cleveland Heights Golf Course in Lakeland, Fla., near a tee box, according to video posted to Instagram.  Members of one group started barking at another because of their pace of play. However, the foursome getting the mouthful said there wasn’t much […]

Harvard Prof., Fmr. IMF Economist Rogoff: Bank Issues Not Fixed ‘at All’ and Things Will ‘Break’ Due to High Inflation, Slow China Growth

On Thursday’s broadcast of CNBC’s “Squawk Box,” Harvard University Economics Professor and former International Monetary Fund Chief Economist Ken Rogoff argued that the issues around banks have not been fixed “at all” because in a world with higher inflation and interest rates and poor growth in China, “we’re in a situation where things are going

Nigerians Lament Slow Vote Count, Voting Machine Failures, Election Day Violence

Nigerian voters on Monday complained about slow vote counts, voting machine malfunctions, and violence at some polling places as the outcome of Saturday’s presidential election remained in doubt. As of Monday afternoon, results were still pending from about two-thirds of Nigeria’s 36 states. An early call was made in Lagos, ostensibly a stronghold for ruling-party

Republicans rage over White House plans to slow investigations

A Jordan spokesperson similarly said Thursday that the White House’s letter wouldn’t change the lawmaker’s timeline or strategy for issuing potential subpoenas next year. | Sarah Silbiger/Getty Images House Republicans are fuming over a recent White House move that will slow roll their investigations, but leaders say it doesn’t change their game plan. While the

The GOP’s same-sex marriage evolution: A slow, choppy tidal shift

As much as some Republicans hope to counterbalance the chaos of the Trump years and a conservative Supreme Court majority’s reversal of Roe v. Wade, same-sex marriage still plainly splits the GOP. | Jose Luis Magana/AP Photo Thom Tillis has helped ink plenty of bipartisan deals over the past two years. His advocacy for protecting

As Iranian Media Celebrates Sailor Captures, Obama Admin Indicates Incident Won’t Slow Down Sanctions Relief

Iranian media is laughing in our face over their successful capture of 10 American sailors this week and subsequent propaganda video. These are just a few snippets of Iranian news outlets celebrating the affair: Yet, White House Press Secretary John Earnest indicated on Friday that the incident will not be taken into account as the administration […]