The Daily Populous

Monday October 19th, 2020 evening edition

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The precedent was not, “A Supreme Court justice shouldn’t be appointed in the last year of a president’s term.”

Judge Amy Coney Barrett, President Trump’s nominee to replace Ginsburg, will almost certainly be confirmed.

But did Democrats — and Sen. Dianne Feinstein in particular — really need to give in so easily?.

Feinstein, California’s senior senator and the highest-ranking Democrat on the Judiciary Committee, questioned Barrett on abortion access, the Affordable Care Act and gun control during this week’s Senate hearings.

She just saves it for the real threats to our democracy — like, say, 11-year-old climate activists.

The contrast between the Feinstein of the Barrett hearings and the Feinstein of the Sunrise Movement encounter is jarring.

The contrast makes it clear that Feinstein prioritizes an outdated model of bipartisanship over engaging a passionate, young, left-leaning voter base. »

Trump says if Biden's elected, "he'll listen to the scientists"

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What he's saying: "If I listened totally to the scientists, we would right now have a country that would be in a massive depression," Trump said.

For the record: The U.S. has the highest number of cases and death toll from COVID-19 in the world.

The virus has killed more than 219,600 people and infected over 8.1 million in the U.S., per Johns Hopkins. »

800 Compton residents to get guaranteed income in two-year pilot program

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It is people like Andrade whom a new guaranteed income pilot program is trying to reach, Compton Mayor Aja Brown said.

Later this year, the mayor says, the Compton Pledge will begin giving 800 Compton residents free cash for a two-year period.

Brown said she hopes the impact of the cash transfers will ripple across her Compton community, beyond those who are selected for the pilot program. »

Trump Claims Biden Will Cancel Christmas - Despite Inauguration Being in January

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During the rally, peppered with the usual Trump bombast, the president claimed that Biden would cancel Christmas.

“If he comes in, Carson City will become a ghost town and the Christmas season will be canceled,” Trump said, despite the fact that a President Biden would only take office on Jan. 20 - almost a month after Christmas.

Trump also claimed "the Biden family is a criminal enterprise," which elicited chants of "lock him up" from the crowd. »