The Daily Populous

Wednesday February 5th, 2020 evening edition

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It’s understandable why Yellen and his fellow CEOs would be so thrilled with their time on the series: Undercover Boss is some of the most blatant propaganda on American television.

“The economy is going through tough times,” begins the portentous voiceover that kicked off the series’ premiere installment.

“Many hardworking Americans blame wealthy CEOs for being out of touch with what’s going on in their own companies.”

He then cycles through five jobs: on the recycling assembling line, landfill pickup, administrative assistant, porta-john cleaner, and garbage collector.

Large cash rewards have become the Undercover Boss go-to method of creating cathartic endings.

And what makes Undercover Boss so sinister it how effective this propaganda is. »

Finland to offer new fathers as much paid leave as mothers

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HELSINKI (Reuters) - Finland’s woman-led centre-left government plans to give new fathers the same amount of paid time off work as new mothers, nearly doubling paternity leave, it announced on Wednesday.

Finland's Minister of Social Affairs and Health Aino-Kaisa Pekonen holds a news conference on the family leave reform in Helsinki, Finland February 5, 2020.

Paid paternity leave will be extended to nearly seven months, in line with maternity leave. »

Lisa Murkowski: Donald Trump’s behavior is “shameful and wrong,” but I “cannot vote to convict” him

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But despite arguing that Trump's "behavior was shameful and wrong," Murkowski said it was up to voters to decide whether to remove the president from office.

"The response to the president's behavior is not to disenfranchise nearly 63 million Americans and remove him from the ballot," she said.

"Over the past month, Trumpworld's sense of being unbeatable has only grown," Axios' Jonathan Swan reported, citing 10 senior administration officials. »