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Twitter Mulls Subscription Model As Ad Revenue Drops

CNN Business reports: Twitter is actively exploring additional ways to make money from its users, including by considering a subscription model, CEO Jack Dorsey said Thursday. The move comes as Twitter suffers a sharp decline in its core advertising business. “You will likely see some tests this year” of various approaches, Dorsey told analysts on an investor call held to …

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Trump Wails About Obama’s “Commercial” For Biden

Entry #1000 in Trump’s “Crying About Obama” series: President Trump on Thursday slammed an ad released by presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden that featured former President Obama telling his former vice president the U.S. is not dealing with the coronavirus pandemic as “smartly” as other countries with similar resources. Obama has previously criticized the current administration’s response to the …

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Man Pulls Gun In FL Walmart Mask Dispute: I’ll Kill You

The South Florida SunSentinel reports: The man seen in surveillance video pulling a gun in Walmart during a debate over COVID-19 masks has been arrested. Vincent Bruce Scavetta, of Lake Worth Beach, faces charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and improper exhibition of a firearm. He was seen on video pulling a handgun from his waistband after another …

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Judge Frees Cohen, Says Re-Jailing Was “Retaliation”

The New York Daily News reports: A federal New York judge ordered Thursday that Michael Cohen, the former fixer and personal attorney for President Trump, must be released from prison because the Department of Justice threw him back behind bars as an act of “retaliation” over his forthcoming tell-all book about the president. In a virtual court hearing, Manhattan Federal …

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American Airlines Boots Off Mask Refuser [VIDEO]

Newsweek reports: A video posted on Twitter on shows a plane full of people clapping as a woman is asked to leave an American Airlines flight due to not having the appropriate face covering. In the footage, the woman is seen removing her bags from the overhead bins as passengers are seated and ready to depart. All passengers and crew …

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US Sets COVID Vax Price At $40, Similar To Flu Shot

Reuters reports: The U.S. government has set a benchmark for COVID-19 vaccine pricing in a $2 billion deal announced on Wednesday with Pfizer and German biotech BioNTech that will likely pressure other manufacturers to set similar prices, industry analysts told Reuters. The deal, which is contingent on an approvable product, secures enough vaccine to inoculate 50 million Americans for about …

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Senate Republicans Scrap Trump’s Payroll Tax Cut

The Washington Post reports: Senate Republicans have cast aside one of President Trump’s key demands in their emerging coronavirus stimulus package, refusing to include a payroll tax cut in their opening offer to Democrats, which Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is aiming to unveil on Thursday. Their proposal also would slash enhanced unemployment benefits for millions of workers — …

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