The Daily Populous

Wednesday July 15th, 2020 night edition

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Mr. Biden’s “agenda is the most extreme platform of any major party nominee, by far, in American history,” Mr. Trump said.

Referring to Mr. Biden’s primary opponent, the progressive Senator Bernie Sanders, he continued, “I think it’s worse than actually Bernie’s platform.”.

His record on issues like criminal justice has drawn fierce criticism from the left, and some in his party view his reverence for bipartisan deal-making as naïve.

Still, his climate plan does appear to have made some inroads with progressive Democrats.

“This is not a status quo plan,” said Gov. Jay Inslee of Washington, a prominent environmentalist who ran a climate-focused campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination and later endorsed Mr. Biden.

This is not some sort of, ‘Let me just throw a bone to those who care about climate change.’” Mr. Inslee called the proposal “visionary.”.

Mr. Biden’s remarks sometimes assumed a populist bent, directly challenging Mr. Trump’s efforts to woo workers in the industrial Midwest with promises of “America First” job policies. »

Russia used Trump's intelligence sharing to try to assassinate Chechen dissidents in Europe, sources say

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Russia routinely exploited a US policy of increased information sharing to target Chechen dissidents, according to three law-enforcement and intelligence officials in Europe.

Sources told Insider Russia routinely sought information on its targets of choice — dissidents who fled the rule of Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov.

It is an open secret that Russia pursues Chechen dissidents and kills them, and sometimes seeks Western help in doing so. »

‘The Matrix’ Cinematographer Explains How Stanley Kubrick Made the Sequels Miserable to Shoot

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During an interview with Roger Deakins on this week’s “Team Deakins” podcast, Pope said shooting “The Matrix” sequels were “mind numbing and soul numbing.”.

According to Pope, the Wachowskis adopted a “shoot more takes” mentality on the two “Matrix” sequels and it made the experience “sort of torture.”

John Toll, the Oscar-winning DP of “Legends of the Fall” and “Braveheart,” is serving as cinematographer on “The Matrix 4.”. »

Republicans Are Afraid to Attend Their Convention But Want Your Kids in School

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They are afraid to attend their own nominating convention, but they want to send your kids back to 180 days of close quarters in school buildings all across the country.

They are afraid to attend their own nominating convention, but they want to send your kids back to school.

They won’t go to their convention, but your kid has to go to school… unless you’re in southern California, for openers. »