The Daily Populous

Sunday November 8th, 2020 evening edition

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Joe Biden gave his victory speech in Wilmington, Delaware on Saturday night (YouTube/Guardian News).

Joe Biden’s presidency comes with many firsts, and as he took to the stage on Saturday night he added a new one: the first president-elect to mention trans people in his victory speech.

He began by thanking “the broadest and most diverse coalition in history” for backing his campaign, including a shoutout to the LGBT+ community.

I am proud of the coalition we put together, the broadest and most diverse coalition in history,” he said.

Especially for those moments when this campaign was at its lowest ebb — the African-American community stood up again for me.

I said from the outset I wanted a campaign that represented America, and I think we did that.

His words carried echoes of Barack Obama’s 2008 speech, which was the first time a president-elect had ever mentioned the gay community in an inaugural address. »

No mask, no ride – Japanese government allows taxis to refuse to pick up maskless passengers

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Though the English term “social distance” has become part of Japan’s vernacular during the pandemic, the other keyword for coronavirus countermeasures has been jishuku, or “personal restraint.”

While many have complied, taxi drivers have been encountering would-be passengers who aren’t so committed to jishuku, hopping into their cabs without a mask.

The ministry has now approved the request, officially authorizing recognizing Tokyo taxis to leave the maskless waiting on the curb as they drive away. »

Four Seasons: Donald Trump's campaign team mocked for booking wrong venue

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He subsequently deleted the tweet, writing instead: "Big press conference today in Philadelphia at Four Seasons Total Landscaping — 11:30 am!".

Instead of a luxury hotel, the press conference took place in the parking lot of a landscaping and gardening center.

At the time of the press conference, and the announcement of Biden's win, Donald Trump was playing golf. »

Judge orders Trump administration to reveal PPP loan data it sought to obscure

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The judge ordered the agency to disclose all the names, addresses and precise loan amounts issued through the Paycheck Protection Program and Emergency Injury Disaster Loan program.

The judge discounted the SBA’s claim that the size of a loan would reveal a company’s payroll, calling the assertion “fundamentally flawed.”.

News organizations had mined the limited data released in July to reveal loans given to those connected with the Trump administration and how Black-owned businesses appeared to have greater difficulty getting SBA aid. »

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez ends truce by warning ‘incompetent’ Democratic party

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has criticised the Democratic party for incompetence in a no-holds-barred, post-election interview with the New York Times, warning that if the Biden administration does not put progressives in top positions, the party would lose big in the 2022 midterm elections.

“There’s a reason Barack Obama built an entire national campaign apparatus outside of the Democratic National Committee,” she told the Times’ Astead Herndon.

Because the party – in and of itself – does not have the core competencies, and no amount of money is going to fix that.”. »