The Daily Populous

Wednesday July 22nd, 2020 night edition

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She also accused GOP Rep. Roger Williams, who saw the encounter and said he ignored it, of lying about his involvement.

Republican Rep. Ted Yoho verbally attacked Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on the steps of the Capitol on Monday after she said crime had risen in New York City during the pandemic because of poverty and unemployment, The Hill first reported on Tuesday.

"You are out of your freaking mind," Yoho, who's retiring from his Florida seat this year after four terms, reportedly told his colleague.

The Bronx native called Yoho "rude" before walking into the building to cast a vote, The Hill reported.

As Yoho walked away from Ocasio-Cortez and down the Capitol steps with GOP Rep. Roger Williams, he reportedly said, "F---ing b----.".

"I never spoke to Rep. Yoho before he decided to accost me on the steps of the nation's Capitol yesterday," she tweeted.

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy told NBC News that he would meet with Yoho on Tuesday to discuss the incident. »

Ocasio-Cortez to introduce bill requiring federal officers to identify themselves

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“Citizens deserve to know who’s arresting them—or at least what entity—to report any abuses they suffer or witness,” he added.

“Federal law enforcement officers should have their identifying information displayed while on duty,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted.

Federal law enforcement officers should have their identifying information displayed while on duty. »

Federal ‘jack-booted thugs’ are roaming Portland. Where is the NRA now? (Your letters)

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Back in 1995, the NRA’s Wayne LaPierre complained, “The government is full of jack-booted thugs in bucket helmets” trampling on our constitutional rights.

Now we see presumably federal government agents, this time in military camouflage, wearing no badges, forcing peaceable protesters into unmarked vehicles in Portland, Oregon.

I’ve been retired from the Army almost a half century but two things upset me about this use of anonymous federal agents:. »

Alexander Litvinenko: the man who solved his own murder | Luke Harding

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The former Russian spy was poisoned with a cup of tea in a London hotel.

Working with Scotland Yard detectives, as he lay dying, he traced the lethal substance to a former comrade in the Russian secret service.

He is a strikingly tall, chunky-looking bloke wearing a padded black jacket and what resembles a hand-knitted Harry Potter scarf. »

Homes of wealthy Americans have carbon footprints 25% higher than lower-income residences

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In the nation’s most affluent suburbs, those emissions can be as much as 15 times higher than in nearby lower-income neighborhoods.

It is also the first nationwide study to find correlations between affluence, residential floor space and greenhouse gas emissions, they say.

Wealthier Americans have estimated per capita carbon footprints about 25% higher than those of lower-income residents, with emissions up to 15 times higher in especially affluent suburbs. »