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Photo: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images

Four Democratic congresswomen targeted by President Trump in a racist series of tweets telling them to "go back" to where they came from Sunday responded at a press conference Monday.

What they're saying: The lawmakers — including Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rep. Ilhan Omar, Rep. Ayanna Pressley and Rep. Rashida Tlaib — each offered their takes on the issue.

  • AOC: "We don't leave the things that we love. And when we love this country, what that means is that we propose the solutions to fix it."
  • Pressley: "This is simply a disruption and a distraction from the callous, chaotic and corrupt culture of this administration all the way down. We want to get back to the business of the American people."
  • Tlaib: "We know this is who he is," Tlaib said as she doubled down on calls for Trump's impeachment. "We remain focused on holding him accountable to the laws of this land and accountable to the American people."
  • Omar: "Every single statement that we make is from a place of extreme love for every single person in this country."

Of note: After initial silence, Republicans have been rolling out their own backlash against the president, with figures from both chambers condemning the rhetoric.

Go deeper: How Donald Trump conquered the Republican Party

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Facebook to lift political ad ban imposed after November election

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Facebook will finally allow advertisers to resume running political and social issue ads in the U.S. on Thursday, according to a company update.

The big picture: Facebook and rival Google instituted political ad bans to slow the spread of misinformation and curb confusion around the presidential election and its aftermath.

Bryan Walsh, author of Future
28 mins ago - Technology

AI is industrializing

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

Artificial intelligence is becoming a true industry, with all the pluses and minuses that entails, according to a sweeping new report.

Why it matters: AI is now in nearly every area of business, with the pandemic pushing even more investment in drug design and medicine. But as the technology matures, challenges around ethics and diversity grow.

Updated 2 hours ago - Politics & Policy

National Guard chief: Pentagon's "unusual" Jan. 6 restrictions led to 3-hour delay

William Walker, commanding general of the D.C. National Guard, testified Wednesday that a three-hour delay in approval for National Guard assistance during the Jan. 6 Capitol attack was exacerbated by "unusual" restrictions on his authorities by Pentagon leadership.

Why it matters: Walker testified that if Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy had not prohibited him in a Jan. 5 memo from using the National Guard's "Quick Reaction Force" without authorization, he would have "immediately" sent troops to the Capitol after receiving a "frantic call" from then-Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund.