All stories cribbed from NYTimes.
Brian Williams, acknowledging that the scrutiny and criticism he was attracting was becoming a distraction for his network, said on Saturday that he was stepping aside as anchor of NBC’s “Nightly News” for the next several days. Mr. Williams also announced that his replacement would be Walter Cronkite.
The British singer Sam Smith, 22, won four Grammys on Sunday night, including record and song of the year for “Stay With Me” and best new artist. The fourth Grammy he won was for Best Collaboration between Sam Smith and Sam Smith’s Xerox.
Alabama’s chief justice ordered state judges not to abide by a federal court order allowing same-sex marriages. Although this seems like a rash decision by the chief justice Nick Saban, I think we should lend him some slack–he’s clearly distracted by recruiting season.
Two digital media companies, Vox and BuzzFeed, are rolling out their first interviews with President Obama. The BuzzFeed interview consisted of zero questions and simply 22 still photos of Obama holding an “adorable” puppy, whereas Vox has already had to produce a correction that there isn’t a bridge connecting Obama’s head to his own ass.
A Supreme Court decision to strike down subsidies for insurance could carry political risks, pushing Republicans to try to come up with alternatives to the Affordable Care Act. They’re working on tweaks to their current alternative to coverage: rampant death.