Thursday, February 14
Mike Bloomberg Rips Trump for Not Taking Action on Climate Change (Associated Press)
Democratic presidential prospect Michael Bloomberg is promoting a new documentary film on climate change, but the billionaire philanthropist says the one person he thinks should see it most — President Donald Trump — likely never will because “it won’t be running on Fox.”
“The president really could learn a lot from towns and cities featured in the documentary and which are taking action on climate change,” Bloomberg, a former New York City mayor, said Wednesday at a Washington screening of the film ‘Paris to Pittsburgh,’ which he produced.
Learn more about ‘Paris to Pittsburgh’ here and watch it on National Geographic here.
One Year After Parkland Shooting: Congress Moves to Act on Gun Control Amid Partisan Debate about Background Checks (Washington Post)
Democrats are embarking on their most aggressive push to enact gun-control laws after years of congressional inaction. The House is slated to vote on several bills in the first 100 days of the legislative session and had its first hearing on a gun-control bill since 2007.
-Families to Quietly Remember 17 Parkland Victims Today (Associated Press)
-In 12 Months Since Parkland: Nearly 1,200 Kids in the U.S. Killed By Guns (The Trace)
Recession Watch Heats Up:
-U.S. Retail Sales Fall Most in Nine Years Amid Stock Plunge (Bloomberg)
-U.S. Jobless Claims Unexpectedly Rise After Government Shutdown Ends (Bloomberg)
-Is a U.S. Recession Coming? Watch These Indicators (Bloomberg)
First on the Bloomberg:
U.S. Said to Weigh 60-Day Extension for March 1 China Tariff Deadline (Bloomberg)
Munich Security Conference: China and U.S. Set to Rumble in Europe (Bloomberg)
Breaking Today: FBI’s Andrew McCabe Opened Russia Probe on Concern Case Might ‘Vanish’ (Bloomberg)
Jumbo Jets Today: Airbus Scraps Its A380 Superjumbo After Just 12 Years – Last Plane To Be Delivered in 2021 (Bloomberg)
Tech Today: Google to Spend $13 Billion on Data Centers, Offices Across U.S. (Bloomberg)
Meet the Dating App Ghostwriter: Would you pay $2000 per month for someone to manage your Tinder account? (TicToc by Bloomberg)
Best of late night.
On Valentine’s Day:
“St. Valentine, of course, was the patron saint of seasonal marketing.”
— Stephen Colbert
“Auntie Anne’s is offering a special on heart-shaped pretzels. It’s a great deal for all you hopeless romantics taking your dates to La Guardia.”
— Jimmy Fallon
For more best of late night from the New York Times, click here.
And finally, birthday of the day: Mike Bloomberg