The Daily Populous

Sunday September 20th, 2020 day edition

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House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler voiced support for adding new justices to the US Supreme Court if Senate Republicans fill the seat of the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg during a lame duck session.

"Filling the SCOTUS vacancy during a lame duck session, after the American people have voted for new leadership, is undemocratic and a clear violation of the public trust in elected officials," Nadler tweeted.

As a member of the House of Representatives, Nadler does not have the ability to vote on Supreme Court nominees, but as a leading voice on judicial matters on Capitol Hill, his voice holds immense sway.

Nadler tweeted, "If Sen. McConnell and @SenateGOP were to force through a nominee during the lame duck session—before a new Senate and President can take office—then the incoming Senate should immediately move to expand the Supreme Court.".

Kelly and McSally are running in a special election for the seat held by the late Sen. John McCain.

Congress would have to act and expanding the court would be the right place to start.".

If Senate Republicans were able to confirm a successor, the court would have six justices appointed by Republican presidents and three appointed by Democratic presidents. »

Bleach touted as 'miracle cure' for Covid being sold on Amazon

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The chlorine dioxide solutions are being sold on the Amazon platform under the brand name CD Kit and NatriChlor.

One purchaser, writing in Spanish, said his family had started taking bleach soon after the coronavirus pandemic hit the US.

The bleach that is being sold on the Amazon marketplace is typically used in industrial processes including textile manufacturing and bleaching of pulp and paper. »

Google searches to buy chloroquine spiked by 442% following Donald Trump and Elon Musk’s endorsements of the drug for treating COVID-19

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As study authors Michael Liu and his team describe, “when several high-profile figures, including entrepreneur Elon Musk and President Donald Trump, endorsed the use of chloroquine .

An analysis was conducted to see how these Google trends would change following the endorsements of the drugs by Elon Musk on March 16, and by President Donald Trump on March 19.

Results showed that searches for buying chloroquine increased by 442% after Musk and Trump showed their support for the drugs. »

Louisville protesters rally outside Mitch McConnell's Louisville home

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Protesters rally outside Mitch McConnell's Louisville home in wake of RBG death.

Louisville Metro Police officers arrested one protester as she attempted to remove her car from the CVS parking lot.

Protesters had generally remained on a sidewalk outside McConnell's home before the officers arrived, according to Courier Journal reporters on-scene at the rally. »

China's ByteDance gets Trump nod to avoid TikTok shutdown

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TikTok will be owned by a new company called TikTok Global and will be headquartered in the United States, possibly in Texas, Trump said.

As a result, Oracle, Walmart, and ByteDance’s U.S. investors will own, directly or indirectly, about 53% of TikTok Global, a second source said.

Trump, who had previously called on companies such as Oracle and Walmart to pay the United States a “fee” to participate in the TikTok deal, said there would also be a $5 billion U.S. education fund as part of the deal. »