The pro-Ron DeSantis PAC Never Back Down criticized Donald Trump like few GOP candidates have after his CNN town hall on Twitter, bringing up everything from January 6th to his court loss to E. Jean Carroll. But Shelby Talcott scoops that the tweet in question caused deep consternation within the PAC, with one DeSantis ally grousing that it was a “massive mistake” that “sounded like it came from CNN.” As she writes, it raises a bigger question for the field: How do you go after Trump without sounding like a Democrat to Republican voters?
The genius behind the public’s ability to interact with the artificial intelligence platform ChatGPT, Sam Altman, will appear before the Senate as part of a whirlwind week in Washington, writes Kadia Goba. Are Altman and ChatGPT friend or foe on Capitol Hill? And do Senators have the technological background to really understand him? It was clear when the House quizzed TikTok CEO Shou Zi Chew their digital literacy was pretty dreadful.
I’m hearing some discomfort among Democrats that President Biden is leaving town Wednesday to attend the G7 meetings in Japan while the debt ceiling is a live issue. Yesterday, I had discussions with several leading Democrats from the Senate and House and there was a split: Some said it was important to the U.S. that he be there, another person told me that when the full faith and credit of the United States is on the line, you don’t leave the battlefield for Speaker Kevin McCarthy to “romp around on.”
Plus, Kadia gets a sobering text from Rep. Gerry Connolly, D-Va.
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