UPDATE: Obama deputy campaign manager Stephanie Cutter scoffed at the attack on a conference call with reporters, calling it “laughable.”
“They are taking the president’s remarks out of context,” Cutter said, noting that the next sentence from Obama called for Congress acting to increase public sector jobs.
“The president was merely pushing back on the notion that we have some bloated government,” she added, saying that state and local governments have already cut out the waste and further cuts as Romney suggests would impact vital services.
- President Trump laid out an ambitious agenda in his speech to Congress, but Republicans are still divided on how to pass that agenda.
- The FBI is investigating if bomb threats against Jewish centers came from an internet "troll" and are profiling a lone, young, tech-savvy person.
- Facebook is using artificial intelligence for suicide prevention, scanning feeds for signs of people at risk of self-harm, then offering resources for help.
- Uber's CEO said he's "seeking leadership help" after dash-cam footage was published of him aggressively arguing with a company driver 😳