The Daily Populous

Sunday September 20th, 2020 night edition

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However, in 2016, he joined the Republican boycott of Merrick Garland, the man Barack Obama nominated to replace Antonin Scalia.

There was no Supreme Court vacancy to be filled when Mr Biden spoke; the so-called Biden rule has no basis in written law or codified Senate procedure, and until 2016, the circumstances Mr Biden described did not arise until 2016.

At a meeting of the Republican-controlled judiciary committee, Mr Graham spoke at length about the Republicans’ pretext for obstructing the president.

[Mr Obama] filibustered two Republican Supreme Court justices ...This is the last year of a lame duck president.

If you listen to what Joe Biden said in Bush 41, you should hold it over to the next election.

That exchange has already been turned into an ad by LindseyMustGo, a campaign group working to unseat Mr Graham in his race against Democrat Jaime Harrison.

The group’s videos have often focused on Mr Graham’s changing positions, particularly on Mr Trump, whom he once called “a race-baiting, xenophobic religious bigot”. »

Brexit has now cost more than the International Space Station

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The cost of Brexit to the UK economy has exceeded the International Space Station (ISS), according to new research – and it continues to rocket.

Jinks said Professor Sampson’s warning highlights the “ongoing cost of Brexit to 2035 will far exceed the short-term Covid hit.

“People will have their own opinion whether Brexit or the International Space Station represents the best way to invest in the future. »

US cases of depression have tripled during the COVID-19 pandemic

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Share on Pinterest Recent data indicate that the number of adults with depression symptoms in the U.S. has increased threefold during the pandemic.

The number of adults experiencing depression in the U.S. has tripled, according to a major study.

Researchers estimate that more than 1 in 4 U.S. adults now report experiencing symptoms of depression. »

Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Death Could Mean the End of Church/State Separation

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Replacing Ginsburg — or 82-year-old Stephen Breyer — with any of those right-wing extremists would further solidify the conservative bent of the Court.

Chief Justice John Roberts wouldn’t be able to prevent massive social upheavals by flipping sides.

It would mark the legal end of abortion rights, LGBTQ rights, civil rights, and church/state separation across the nation — to the point where many people living in red states would effectively be second class citizens. »

U.S. Covid-19 death toll surpasses 200,000

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Indeed, the country still faces many challenges in overcoming the pandemic, including agreeing on even the most basic facts.

In April, for example, the IHME model projected that the death toll in the U.S. through August could be 60,415, although the prediction included a wide range to account for uncertainties early in the pandemic.

Murray said that the model is constantly being refined to provide more accurate scenarios but that most researchers in the modeling community had been warning for months that the pandemic could have a serious death toll. »