The Daily Populous

Thursday February 6th, 2020 day edition

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Sam Raimi, who helped launch the modern superhero movie with 2002’s “Spider-Man,” is in talks to direct “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” for Marvel Studios, Variety has learned.

Raimi replaces original director Scott Derrickson, who Variety reported on Jan. 9 had officially departed the project due to creative differences.

Raimi, meanwhile, will need to get up to speed before the film’s scheduled production start date in May.

Instead, he’s been busy as a producer, helping relaunch various horror franchises like “Poltergeist” and his own classic, “Evil Dead.”.

Raimi, by contrast, comes to “Doctor Strange 2” with his own distinctive visual style and decades of experience with making tentpole movies, especially featuring Marvel superheroes.

Benedict Cumberbatch is returning as the Sorcerer Supreme after his 2016 debut, and subsequent appearances in “Thor: Ragnarok,” “Avengers: Infinity War,” and “Avengers: Endgame.”

“Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” is scheduled to open on May 7, 2021. »

Trump acquitted by Senate on articles of impeachment for abuse of power and obstruction of justice

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President Donald Trump has been acquitted on both articles of impeachment on Wednesday by the United States Senate, the first article by a mostly party-line vote of 52-48 voting for acquittal.

Sen. Mitt Romney of Utah was the lone Republican joining all 47 Democrats in voting in favor of removing Trump from office on the first article of impeachment.

The Senate voted to reject the baseless articles of impeachment, and only the President’s political opponents – all Democrats, and one failed Republican presidential candidate – voted for the manufactured impeachment articles," the statement read. »

Trump ripped into Romney as a ‚Democrat secret asset‘ for voting to convict him of abuse of power in the impeachment trial

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Romney was the only GOP senator to go against Trump, who was acquitted of both impeachment charges he faced.

The video posted by Trump included footage of Romney praising Trump and failing to win the 2012 presidential election.

President Donald Trump on Wednesday posted a video attacking Republican Sen. Mitt Romney after his stunning vote to convict the president of abuse of power at his Senate impeachment trial. »

FBI director says foreign disinformation campaigns 'never stopped' after 2016 elections

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FBI Director Christopher Wray said Wednesday that foreign disinformation efforts against the U.S. “never stopped” after Russian actors used them on social media platforms during the 2016 elections.

The FBI chief also told lawmakers during a House Judiciary Committee hearing that malicious foreign influence campaigns are now targeting more than just elections.

It may have an uptick during an election cycle, but it’s a 24/7, 365-days-a-year threat,” Wray said of disinformation campaigns. »