The Daily Populous

Friday January 4th, 2019 day edition

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“Presidents should not pardon themselves, their families, their administration or campaign staff," Cohen said in a statement.

"This constitutional amendment would expressly prohibit this and any future president, from abusing the pardon power.”.

The amendments are unlikely to pass since they require a two-thirds vote in both houses of Congress and then must be ratified by three-fourths of states.

Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton, won 65.8 million votes and he lost the popular vote.

Some Democrats have also increasingly criticized the electoral college since 2016, when Trump lost the popular vote but won the presidency because he won the electoral college.

Trump won 304 electoral votes compared to 227 for Clinton.

"More than a century ago, we amended our Constitution to provide for the direct election of U.S. »

Apple says cheap battery replacements hurt iPhone sales

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Last year, Apple admitted it was throttling older iPhone models to compensate for degrading batteries that caused the phones to sometimes shut down.

And once Apple admitted it was throttling older iPhone models, users became more informed on how to turn the feature off.

Update January 2nd, 6:16PM ET: This article previously incorrectly stated that Apple stopped throttling older iPhone models. »

Tim Cook will host meeting for all Apple employees to talk iPhone

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Tim Cook is reportedly hosting an all-hands meeting with every Apple employee today about the revelations regarding stalling iPhone sales.

The news caused Apple shares to plummet in after-hours trading, taking some Apple suppliers with it.

As part of the meeting, Cook will spell out what the news means, and take questions from employees. »

Google shifted $23 billion to tax haven Bermuda in 2017: filing

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AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Google moved 19.9 billion euros ($22.7 billion) through a Dutch shell company to Bermuda in 2017, as part of an arrangement that allows it to reduce its foreign tax bill, according to documents filed at the Dutch Chamber of Commerce.

The amount channeled through Google Netherlands Holdings BV was around 4 billion euros more than in 2016, the documents, filed on Dec. 21, showed.

Google Netherlands Holdings BV paid 3.4 million euros in taxes in the Netherlands in 2017, the documents showed, on a gross profit of 13.6 million euros. »