The Daily Populous

Monday September 16th, 2019 day edition

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That’s certainly true at the elite level, where, as I noted earlier this year, centrist antipathy to Sanders is accompanied by centrist interest in Warren:.

Beyond ideology, Warren is, after all, a reasonably conventional Democrat who endorsed Hillary Clinton, not Bernie Sanders, in 2016.

Economic issues aside, her foreign-policy thinking reflects a dovish Democratic tradition instead of the actively leftist, Henry Wallace–progressive tradition that clearly inspires Sanders, who has stood outside the Democratic Party his entire career.

Morning Consult reports today that she is now the top “second-choice” candidate in the field (she’s third in first preferences).

She seems very aware of her positioning, as Joan Vennochi observed after watching Warren at the New Hampshire Democratic State Convention last weekend:.

In the context of a vast left-tilting Democratic primary field, Warren is now wisely carving out space as a passionate progressive who’s not a Sanders socialist.

We’ll see, perhaps beginning with this week’s debate in Houston, if other candidates begin to appeal for a gathering of Democratic tribes behind their banners. »

Teamsters refusing to transport GM vehicles in solidarity with UAW

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International Brotherhood of Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa said on Sunday that its members will stand in solidarity with the UAW and honor its picket lines as the union begins a strike against GM at midnight.

“Teamsters and the UAW have a decades-long relationship of having each other’s back,” Hoffa said.

Teamsters spokesman Bret Caldwell said 1,000 of its members will refuse to transport GM vehicles to dealerships as a show of solidarity during the strike. »

'Americans are waking up': two thirds say climate crisis must be addressed

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'Americans are waking up': two thirds say climate crisis must be addressed.

“Americans are finally beginning waking up to the existential threat that the climate emergency poses to our society,” said Margaret Klein Salamon, a clinical psychologist and founder of the Climate Mobilization Project.

While 70% of 18- to 29-year-olds think climate change is a serious problem or crisis, just 58% over 65 concur. »

Pokémon Sword and Shield will be the first games without an Elite Four

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Last gen, Pokémon replaced Gym Battles with Island Trials, but in Pokémon Sword and Shield, the long-standing tradition of ending the game with a gauntlet of four powerful Trainers will also come to an end.

Speculation has placed this tournament as a more advanced version of the Pokémon World Tournament from Pokémon Black 2 and White 2.

Pokémon Sword and Shield release worldwide for Nintendo Switch on Nov. 15, with more information to be revealed as the game draws closer. »

The New ‘Mortal Kombat’ Movie Has Begun Production

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Actor Lewis Tan recently posted an image of himself with fellow cast members Joe Taslim and Mehcad Brooks along with Russo on his Twitter account.

Mortal Kombat is produced by Aquaman’s James Wan and is expected to be Hard-R as it will finally give us the signature violent fatalities from the games.

Warner Bros. will be distributing the film and has given it a release date of March 5th, 2021. »