The Daily Populous

Wednesday February 26th, 2020 night edition

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Everybody’s always been like, ‘You’ll know when you know, and it’ll be all right.’ I personally think I should be done with that show because they make fun of me on it.”.

Davidson missed the first two episodes of SNL Season 45 last fall in part because he was purportedly filming a small role in James Gunn's The Suicide Squad.

His absence was joked about during the October 5 edition of Weekend Update by co-anchor Colin Jost.

During his return to Saturday Night Live on October 12, Davidson appeared alongside Jost on “Weekend Update” and referenced the previous episode's dig.

“I did hear your little joke about me last week, your gentle little ribbing,” Davidson said.

Davidson previously attended rehab for mental health issues in 2016; shortly after, he said in 2017, he was diagnosed with borderline personality disorder.

He was absent from the show’s January 25 episode, but appeared in its February 1 and 8 editions. »

Report: Saudis, UAE funnelled millions to Trump 2016 campaign

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A Lebanese-American businessman accused of campaign finance violations by the United States Justice Department claimed in an interview with the United Kingdom's Spectator magazine that officials from Abu Dhabi and Saudi Arabia illegally funnelled millions of dollars into the 2016 campaign of US President Donald Trump.

Nader was a cooperating witness in the investigation by Special Counsel Robert Mueller into Russian interference in the 2016 election.

The engine was to be used to channel donations from sources in Saudi Arabia to the Trump campaign, with officials in the UAE handling the mechanics of the transactions. »

‘Russia wants to watch us tear ourselves apart,’ FBI official says ahead of elections

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WASHINGTON — Russia wants to watch Americans “tear ourselves apart” as the United States heads toward elections, an FBI official warned Monday.

That briefing focused attention on the possibility that Russia could work to aid President Donald Trump’s reelection.

Democratic rival Sen. Bernie Sanders has said intelligence officials told him that Russia was looking to boost his candidacy, too. »

Fossil-Fuel Subsidies Must End

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All of the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates have committed to eliminating fossil-fuel subsidies, and the vast majority of the American public supports doing so.

In 2018, however, a group of researchers questioned the magnitude of the climate benefits of subsidy reform, reporting that their simulations showed its effect would be “limited” and “small.”

Stories in the press began asking whether such subsidies are such a big deal after all. »