The Daily Populous

Tuesday April 30th, 2019 evening edition

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On Sunday, the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee threatened to subpoena Attorney General William P. Barr if he refuses to testify this week about the Mueller report.

In other words, there is to be no congressional oversight of this administration: No questioning the Attorney General about the Mueller Report.

Such a blanket edict fits a dictator of a banana republic, not the president of a constitutional republic founded on separation of powers.

If Congress cannot question the people who are making policy, or obtain critical documents, Congress cannot function as a coequal branch of government.

If Congress cannot get information about the executive branch, there is no longer any separation of powers, as sanctified in the US constitution.

Hold Barr in contempt of Congress—under Congress's inherent power to get the information it needs to carry out its constitutional duties.

Would America really be subject to the wild spectacle of the sergeant-at-arms of the House arresting an Attorney General and possibly placing him in jail?. »

Trump sues Deutsche Bank and Capital One to block release of financial records

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Trump sues Deutsche Bank and Capital One to block release of financial records.

Donald Trump, three of his children and seven of his companies have filed a US federal lawsuit against Deutsche Bank and Capital One in an attempt to stop them complying with subpoenas investigating his financial dealings.

Schiff said previously in a statement the subpoenas issued included a “friendly subpoena to Deutsche Bank”. »

Man who removed condom during intercourse with sex worker jailed for rape

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A man who removed his condom during intercourse with a sex worker that was initially consensual has been jailed for 12 years after he was found guilty of raping her.

Lee Hogben, 35, ignored his female victim’s repeated pleas to stop during the session in a Bournemouth hotel room.

Prosecutor Jodie Mittell said the sex worker claimed Hogben had threatened her with violence when she resisted him after he removed the condom. »

Enough with the 'Actually, Electric Cars Pollute More' Bullshit Already

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But in an Op-Ed last week it peddled the tired and disingenuous notion that electric cars, by the very virtue of their production, pollute more than fossil fuel cars.

Specifically, the Journal cites a German study that says that, over the life of the vehicle, a diesel Mercedes would pollute less than an electric Tesla.

The UCS goes on to note that advances in battery manufacturing are happening all the time, consistently reducing the emissions associated with assembling electric cars. »

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It is a safe place regardless of where you are in the story.

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