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Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump recites the pledge of allegiance with his wife Melania, back in 2016.


‘I pledge allegiance against AI’

The Washington Post’s technology columnist, Geoffrey Fowler, recently asked 2024 US presidential candidates to take an "AI Pledge" promising to:

  1. Label any communication made with generative AI tools.
  2. Not use AI to misrepresent what a competitor has done or said.
  3. Not use AI to misrepresent what you have done or said.
  4. Not use AI to confuse people about how to vote.”
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Former Vice President Mike Pence announces he is dropping out of the race for president of the United States at the Republican Jewish Coalition Annual Leadership Summit in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Saturday.

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Pence's withdrawal leaves Trump with one less obstacle

On Saturday, former US Vice President Mike Pence dropped out of the presidential race for the GOP nomination, saying that "this is not my time.”

After six months of campaigning, Pence had failed to galvanize a large enough base of support and donations. Bowing out erased the funding needs but it also may have spared Pence the embarrassment of potentially failing to qualify for the third Republican primary debate on Nov. 8. As of Friday, four candidates had qualified: Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley, businessman Vivek Ramaswamy, and former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.

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