The Daily Populous

Tuesday September 17th, 2019 night edition

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Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh has strenuously denied allegations of sexual assault.

They discussed another allegation in which then-classmate Max Stier told the FBI that he saw Kavanaugh pants down at another drunken party.

He reportedly said he witnessed Kavanaugh’s friends push the future justice’s penis into the hand of a female student.

Brett Kavanaugh should start suing people for libel, or the Justice Department should come to his rescue.

There’s a high bar meet for libel: that the defendant had knowledge that the statement is false, or likely false.

While the Kavanaugh story is once again at the top of the news cycle, this won’t always be the case.

He said that a libel lawsuit will continue to attract attention to the allegations against Kavanaugh. »

Boris Johnson ‘chickens’ out of own press conference amid noisy protests, leaving empty podium next to Luxembourg’s PM

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Boris Johnson failed to turn up to his own press conference as noisy anti-Brexit protesters vented their anger, in extraordinary scenes in Luxembourg on Monday.

A UK government source said he would instead do a clip in private with broadcasters away from the assembled public and press.

“What is the point of a press conference if the press cannot hear?” »

Scotland move to join EU has to be 'seriously considered', says Van Rompuy

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Herman Van Rompuy said there was now "much more sympathy" for European regions seeking EU membership.

And Mike Russell, Scotland's constitutional relations secretary believes there is now a path open for an independent Scotland to "walk into" EU membership.

Mr Van Rompuy told the BBC the process of joining the EU was "complicated" but that an application from Scotland would have to be "very seriously" considered. »

Elizabeth Warren proposes a lifetime lobbying ban for major government officials

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Warren argues that the American people have lost faith in the U.S. government as Washington caters more and more to the "wealthy and well-connected," while leaving everyone else behind.

Warren would make it illegal for elected officials and top government appointees to become lobbyists at any point after serving in their role.

In those cases, Warren would still instill a general 2-year ban, as well as a 6-year ban for corporate lobbyists. »