The Daily Populous

Saturday March 9th, 2019 night edition

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Under the legislation, presidents, vice presidents and major-party nominees for those positions would be required to disclose 10 years of tax returns to the Federal Election Commission (FEC).

If a candidate or office-holder fails to disclose their returns, the FEC chairman would send a request to the Treasury secretary to obtain copies of the documents.

An amendment was added to the bill this week so that under the legislation, office-holders and candidates would be required to disclose both their personal and business tax returns.

The vote also comes as House Democrats appear to be moving toward requesting Trump’s tax returns from Treasury.

Democrats want to review Trump’s returns to learn about any potential conflicts of interest, especially any entanglements with foreign governments.

has the authority under statute to request tax returns from the Treasury Department.

Neal has not given a timeline for when he'll request Trump’s tax returns, but others have predicted that it will be soon. »

Elizabeth Warren's new plan: Break up Amazon, Google and Facebook

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Warren's presidential campaign shared with CNN details of the plan, which outlines specific measures to break up large tech companies.

"Today's big tech companies have too much power -- too much power over our economy, our society, and our democracy.

"That's why my Administration will make big, structural changes to the tech sector to promote more competition—including breaking up Amazon, Facebook, and Google. »

‘Captain Marvel’ Darting To Super $156M-$160M Opening – Midday Update

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Last night, 411 Imax screens repped 12% of Captain Marvel’s previews, repping the second biggest March preview for the large format exhibitor behind BvS.

Since these are rough box office estimates, not from Disney, we always have to footnote that they can increase or decrease by Friday AM.

Splicing hairs: critics were more marveled by Warner Bros/DC’s Wonder Woman, which earned a 93% RT off 417 reviews. »

Bus driver flips-off students, tells kids to ‘go f**k yourselves’ before abandoning school bus at gas station

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A Pennsylvania school bus driver is facing a slew of charges after she allegedly drove the vehicle erratically and flipped-off students while telling them to “go f**k yourselves,” before abandoning them and the bus at a gas station.

The bus driver is then heard in the video asking the students if they wanted her to stop the bus.

The driver eventually parked at a Sunoco gas station, handed the keys to a gas station employee and walked away from the scene. »