Daniels turned her case from a side show muffled by multiple controversies battering the administration into a West Wing headache using methods that Trump, the high priest of self publicity, would recognize.
Building buzz with the garish theatrics of a reality show protagonist and offering suggestive interviews that hinted at hidden bombshells, Daniels then weaponized the courts to target a foe who has no desire to fight.
Second nor’easter in a week blasts New England:
A powerful nor’easter is rolling through the East Coast for the second time in less than a week, bringing another round of blackouts, treacherous roads and canceled flights.
The storm dumped snow in several states, including New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania — before it shifted its focus to New England on Thursday, where it’ll linger for a day.
Snow and rain remain a concern, along with the aftermath of fallen trees, knocked out power lines and slippery roads.
Three-digit national suicide hotline moves a step closer:
As President Donald Trump calls for more help for those with mental health issues in the wake of the Parkland high school shooting, Congress is considering a bill that would create a three-digit suicide and mental health hotline.
Introducing the legislation on the Senate floor in May, Sen. Orrin Hatch said constituents have told him that friends and family who’ve struggled with suicidal thoughts don’t always know where to turn.
“To make matters worse, the national suicide hotline number, 1-800-273-TALK, is not an intuitive or easy number to remember, particularly for those experiencing a mental health emergency,” the Utah Republican said.
Alexa is laughing at users and creeping them out:
It’s quiet in the house. Nobody else is home and the cat is fast asleep. Then you hear a disembodied woman’s voice let out a short, mocking cackle.
No, you’re (probably) not being haunted, it’s just Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant malfunctioning in a profoundly creepy way.
Some Alexa users have reported hearing an unprompted laugh from their smart speaker devices in the last day. The laugh happens randomly, when nobody is using the device, or in response to request to turn on or off lights.
‘Mister Rogers’ special offers a lot to like:
The timing seems right to celebrate “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood,” not only because it’s the show’s 50th anniversary, but thanks to its symbolic place as one of those programs PBS — a service perpetually under siege, but certainly more so now — has uniquely championed. Enter “Mister Rogers: It’s You I Like,” an incredibly warm, at times unexpectedly moving trip down memory lane.
For those who missed the “Mister Rogers” phenomenon, the special serves as an introduction to what made the show resonate with young viewers. People who grew up regularly visiting Fred Rogers’ neighborhood will doubtless be propelled back to their childhoods, aided by a roster of celebrities who watch old episodes and marvel at how the host approached them, speaking directly to his audience through the TV.