The Daily Populous

Sunday August 25th, 2019 evening edition

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Individual donations to the Iowa Republican have continued to flow but support from corporate donors and King’s own colleagues have vanished entirely.

King has not received a single contribution this year from a political action committee associated with a sitting member of Congress.

It is a remarkable though not entirely unpredictable abandonment of a sitting member of Congress.

But while those comments have made King a pariah in the party—with House Republican leaders stripping him of his committee assignments—King has refused to leave office.

King is dealing with that lack of resources as he faces very immediate threats to his incumbency.

All of them last donated to King during the 2018 election cycle but have so far declined to do so in this cycle.

His group, Takin Back America, donated to King’s campaign in February, just weeks after King denounced criticism of white supremacy. »

Unpaid Kentucky coal miners have been blocking a train track for 3 weeks

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More than 1,100 miners in Kentucky, Wyoming, West Virginia and Virginia lost their jobs with no warning.

They didn't get paid for their last week of work, and their paycheques from the previous two weeks bounced.

Jeff Willig was among the original five miners who blocked a train from leaving the Black Mountain mine in Kentucky. »

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Trump officials voice anger at G7 focus on 'niche' issues such as climate change

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Senior aides in Donald Trump’s entourage have accused the G7 host and French president, Emmanuel Macron, of seeking to embarrass his US counterpart by making the summit focus on “niche issues” such as climate change, according to multiple US media reports.

Macron whisked the US president away for an impromptu meal for two on an oceanfront terrace at the Hotel du Palais.

Trump initially appeared frosty but later called it “the best meeting we have yet had”. »

Spain builds submarine 70 tons too heavy after putting a decimal in the wrong place

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And a former Spanish official says the problem can be traced to a miscalculation — someone apparently put a decimal point in the wrong place.

“It was a fatal mistake,” said Rafael Bardaji, who until recently was director of the Office of Strategic Assessment at Spain’s Defence Ministry.

The Isaac Peral, the first in a new class of diesel-electric submarines, was nearly completed when engineers discovered the problem. »