The Daily Populous

Monday January 6th, 2020 day edition

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Without hyperbole, the president is a reckless, dangerous imbecile who should not be managing a local fast food franchise, much less the United States of America.

But the most accountable people in America now are the craven Republican elected officials who have the power to stop this, yet refuse to.

The President’s threatened and real war crimes against Iran will serve as context and backdrop for that vote.

All it would take is 20 Republican Senators to say no. To say that enough is enough.

Democrats are extremely unlikely to lose the House in 2020–hence the large number of Republican retirements.

Getting rid of Trump would still leave Mike Pence in the White House with the ability to nominate extremist Federalist Society judges.

Those who didn’t would still get to retire and make millions as lobbyists with a cleaner conscience than they would otherwise. »

Study suggests women dress modestly to defend themselves against aggression from other women

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New research in Social Psychological and Personality Science provides evidence that women strategically dampen signals of sexual permissiveness and desirability to avoid provoking intersexual aggression.

In other words, the study suggests that women “dress defensively” by wearing less revealing outfits when encountering other women.

Of course, when it comes to how women decide to dress, avoiding same-sex aggression is just one factor among many. »

Senior US officials say there is widespread opposition within the Trump administration to targeting cultural sites in Iran

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Washington (CNN) Two senior US officials on Sunday described widespread opposition within the administration to targeting cultural sites in Iran should the United States launch retaliatory strikes against Tehran, despite President Donald Trump saying a day before that such sites are among dozens the US has identified as potential targets.

"Nothing rallies people like the deliberate destruction of beloved cultural sites.

"Consistent with laws and norms of armed conflict, we would respect Iranian culture," the second senior US official said. »

Ivanka and Trump Organization linked to Suleimani’s front company: New Yorker writer

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The main partner was Azerbaijan’s Minister of Transport, Ziya Mammadov, who sent his son to the United States to meet with the Trump Organization and other businesses.

In a 2017 report in the New Yorker, The Trump Organization would not confirm a 2012 visit with Mammadov.

Davidson tweeted to the three-year-old piece, saying that the Trump Organization confirmed the New Yorker article. »

Trump claims his ‚Media Posts‘ on Twitter now count as official notification to Congress about any plans to attack Iran

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President Donald Trump claimed on Sunday that his tweets now count as official notification to Congress about the US military’s plans to attack Iran.

Since then, Trump has thrown gasoline on the fire by threatening to attack Iranian cultural sites if Iran retaliates – a move that could constitute a war crime.

President Donald Trump claimed on Sunday that his tweets now count as official notification to Congress about any US military plans to attack Iran. »