Trump in private: what really happens
- Once Trump arrives and the phone is set down, the audio reveals a President who can speak with more coherence than we hear from him in public, but whose talking points and jokes don't vary much from his greatest hits.
- However, the recording also offers not only a new window into a world of sycophants and operators, but also disturbing proof that the President is just as narcissistic, erratic and ill-informed in private as he is in public.
- It's the craziest thing; since I've said that I don't hear from her anymore.") Like the public Trump, the private one also lies about America's share of the NATO budget, pegging it at 90% when it's really 22%.
- Although the President didn't promise to take action on behalf of the others at the dinner, after Parnas talked, Trump said, "Get rid of her.
US State Department charter flight departs China amid coronavirus outbreak
- It will stop to refuel in Anchorage, Alaska, before arriving early Wednesday in Ontario, California, about 35 miles east of downtown Los Angeles, according to Alaska Department of Health and Social Services spokesman Clinton Bennett.
- There will be three health checks for people on the flight, according to Ivar Satero, director of the San Francisco International Airport.
- The department also ordered personnel working at the US Consulate General in Wuhan -- the epicenter of the outbreak -- to depart for the United States, the official said in a statement Monday.
- Ontario Airport said in a statement Monday it has been working closely with federal, state, county and city partners to prepare for the arrival of the Wuhan flight.
- The airport has "conducted extensive training in managing situations such as this" and health, safety and security preparations are underway ahead of the flight's planned arrival, the statement read.
Clearview AI Is Struggling to Address Complaints as Its Legal Issues Mount
- Ton-That told BuzzFeed News on Jan. 23 that Clearview was working with “a handful of private companies who use it for security purposes.” Marketing emails from late last year obtained by BuzzFeed News via a public records request showed the startup aided a Georgia-based bank in a case involving the cashing of fraudulent checks.
- Earlier this year, a company representative was slated to speak at a Las Vegas gambling conference about casinos’ use of facial recognition as a way of "rewarding loyal customers and enforcing necessary bans." Initially, Jessica Medeiros Garrison, whose title was stated on the conference website as Clearview’s vice president of public affairs, was listed on a panel that included the head of surveillance for Las Vegas' Cosmopolitan hotel.
- EPIC’s letter came after an Illinois resident sued Clearview in a state district court last Wednesday, alleging the software violated the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act by collecting the "identifiers and information" — like facial data gathered from photos accumulated from social media — without permission.
How UI-driven State Increases Accidental Complexity
- The data-layer of your application (database, Redux state, etc.) should not have any assumptions about the interface.
- They have a similar file structure and reasonable test coverage.
- One of the core components of any Redux application is a store.
- One look on the second object is enough to understand how the structure of the whole application looks like.
- All common use-cases, such as adding, removing, or marking tasks as completed will have one thing in common – they all will change the object state.mainContent.projectList.
- Let's have a close look at one scenario: adding new tasks.
- To fix it, we'll have to change the shape of the state and all reducers which depend on it.
- The last thing you want to do in this case is to reimplement the business and domain logic of your application with the risk of breaking it.
Democrats look to flip red Texas House seat in runoff election
- Washington (CNN) - Democrat Elizabeth Markowitz is facing off on Tuesday against Republican Gary Gates in a Texas House runoff election that could provide a glimpse of the political environment in the state's suburbs.
- Markowitz, an educator, and Gates, a businessman, are looking to fill the Texas House District 28 seat.
- Markowitz won the most votes in the November 5, 2019 special election with 39.05%, and Gates won the second-largest amount with 28.46%.
- The state law requires a majority vote in order to avoid a runoff.
- In 2016, Fort Bend County, which is home to the entire House district, voted for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton with 51.7% of the vote.
- The race has been the focus of state and national Democrats, who are hoping a win in the district could help build momentum heading into the November elections.
The Equal Rights Amendment has now been ratified by enough states to become law, but that doesn't mean it will
- Ninety-six years after the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) was penned, the bill has another serious chance of becoming law.
- Opponents of the equal-rights measure seek to block the amendment with a legal mechanism that progressives believe is a red herring: a deadline.
- Congress initially passed the amendment in 1972 and handed it down to the states to ratify, imposing a 1982 ratification deadline to sign on.
- State attorneys general from Alabama, South Dakota, and Louisiana recently mounted a joint legal challenge at the federal level to stop the ERA on the grounds that new ratification violates the terms of the original deadline.
- But three other states — Nevada, Illinois, and Virginia — have also taken to the courts, fighting to ensure that their recent ratifications are legitimated.
- The looming fight between equal-rights advocates and conservatives is impossible to predict.
A Christian-friendly payments processor spilled 6 million transaction records online
- A little-known payments processor, which bills itself as a Christian-friendly company that does “not process credit card transactions for morally objectionable businesses,” left a database containing years’ worth of customer payment transactions online.
- TechCrunch identified its owner as Cornerstone Payment Systems, which provides payment processing to ministries, non-profits, and other morally aligned businesses across the U.S., including churches, religious radio personalities, and pro-life groups.
- Payment processors handle credit and debit card transactions on behalf of a business.
- Some of the records also contained notes from the customer, often describing what the payment was for — such as a donation or a commemoration.
- Cornerstone did not say if it will inform state regulators of the security lapse, which it’s required to do under California state’s data breach notification laws.
Trump just praised Pompeo for berating an NPR reporter. Yup, really.
- What Trump was referring to was the decision by Pompeo's State Department to ban an NPR reporter from an upcoming trip to the United Kingdom and Ukraine, among other countries.
- That ban, which State has yet to explain, came just days after a decidedly contentious interview between Pompeo and NPR reporter Mary Louise Kelly in which Pompeo grew angry when Kelly asked about Ukraine and its role in the current impeachment trial of Trump.
- Here's why the praise of Pompeo and the Trump tweet are actually more tied to each other than you might think: They both reflect Trump's view of how the media works, how it should work and how reporters should be treated.
- That Pompeo treated a reporter so shabbily for simply asking relevant questions -- and then challenged her to what amounts to a geography bee -- is a function of Trump's deeply flawed view of journalism.
South Dakota state lawmaker says he regrets drawing comparison between transgender medical procedures and Nazi doctor experiments
- Washington (CNN) - A South Dakota state lawmaker said Tuesday that he regrets recently comparing doctors who assist in the gender reassignment process for transgender youth in the state to Nazi doctor experiments that occurred during the Holocaust.
- Republican state Rep. Fred Deutsch first made the comments during an interview last week with the Family Research Council, a conservative Christian group that lobbies on a number of issues both cultural and political from "a biblical worldview." In the interview, the lawmaker discussed a bill he's sponsoring that would make it a misdemeanor for physicians or any other medical professionals to perform gender reassignment surgeries on minors or to provide patients 16 and younger with hormones, even if the minor is emancipated.
- Deutsch said in a statement to CNN on Tuesday that he regrets making the comparison.
Trump reacts to Pompeo's tirade against NPR reporter: 'You did a good job on her'
- WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump on Tuesday appeared to congratulate his Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, for shouting and cursing at a reporter for National Public Radio who had asked Pompeo questions about Ukraine.
- Pompeo had long been considering a run for Senate in his home state of Kansas, and Trump's comments drew laughter from the audience.
- Beyond the White House, however, Pompeo's decision to call NPR's Mary Louise Kelly into a private room at the State Department on Friday to yell at her has been condemned by journalists and news organizations.
- The incident took place on Friday, after Kelly pressed Pompeo in an interview about why he had not defended Marie Yovanovitch, the former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine, who was abruptly pulled from her post last spring.
- After the Friday interview, Kelly said an aide to Pompeo called her to the secretary's private living room.