The Daily Populous

Thursday October 17th, 2019 night edition

image for The Democratic Debates So Far: Nearly 300 Questions, but None About the National Debt

Here's a number that hasn't come up, not even once: $22 trillion—the size of the national debt.

"But moderators are going to have to push these candidates at some point to address the growing federal budget deficit and the national debt.".

Will tonight's fourth presidential debate—scheduled for 8 p.m. and featuring a record 12 candidates sharing the stage in Westerville, Ohio—give some attention to the national debt?

If the earlier debates are any indication, candidates will be trying to outdo one another with promises of government-funded "freebies" like college tuition and health care.

Even the candidates who are trying to show they would be able to pay for new spending plans are actually just promising to increase the national debt.

Relative to the size of the economy, America is carrying more debt now than at any time since the end of World War II.

That's another $300 million, approximately, that will be added to the nation's tab. »

"Nobody Died at Sandy Hook" author must pay victim's dad $450,000, jury says

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A Dane County jury on Tuesday decided the amount James Fetzer must pay Leonard Pozner, whose 6-year-old son Noah was among the 26 victims at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, on Dec. 14, 2012.

A judge earlier ruled Pozner was defamed by statements in the book that claimed he fabricated copies of his son's death certificate.

"Mr. Fetzer has the right to believe that Sandy Hook never happened," he said. »

Trump: Kurdish Organization “Worse than ISIS”

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Trump says the Kurdish PKK is more of a threat than ISIS but its a "semi-complicated, not too complicated if you're smart" issue October 16, 2019.

At a press conference today with the president of Italy, President Trump declared that the PKK is “ probably worse than ISIS .

”The PKK, which stands for Kurdistan Workers' Party, is a political and militant Kurdish organization in Turkey and Iraq. »

Both Democrat and Republican Likely Voters Strongly Support Sex Education in Schools

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The study, published in the journal Sex Education, surveyed close to 1,000 likely voters who identified as Democrats or Republicans.

The findings show a strong majority of them support sex education within schools and the continued funding by the government for teenage pregnancy prevention programs that include information about both abstinence and contraception.

"This study validates that most likely voters want comprehensive sex education for middle and high school students.”. »

Google Pixel 4: A 2,800mAh battery?

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Save 25% on your Pixel 4 or Pixel 4 XL case using the discount code AAPixel4.

Here’s an unwanted surprise out of the Google Pixel 4 launch: a 2,800mAh battery on the Pixel 4.

As a comparison, at Google I/O 2019, Google claimed the Pixel 3 had 30 hours on a single charge. »