The Daily Populous

Wednesday November 25th, 2020 evening edition

image for Biden says the White House is cooperating fully with his transition but Trump still won't speak with him

President-elect Joe Biden praised the smoothness of his delayed presidential transition on Tuesday, saying efforts from the White House to hand over to him were “sincere.”.

The transition was authorised Monday after an unprecedented two-week standoff while President Donald Trump groundlessly disputed the outcome of the election.

Speaking with NBC News, Biden said that he had been authorised to receive the Presidential Daily Briefing and that agencies had been forthcoming with information.

Biden said that his and Trump’s chiefs of staff had spoken but that he had not heard directly from Trump.

But he said he still had no contact from President Donald Trump, who continues to wrongly claim he won the US election.

Getty President Donald Trump returning from the golf course on November 7, the day networks widely called the election for Joe Biden.

Asked whether there had been “back channel” communications with Trump during that time, Biden said he had not heard anything. »

Dogmatic people seek less information even when uncertain

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The researchers say their findings, published in PNAS, point to differences in thinking patterns that lead people to hold rigid opinions.

Dogmatic people are characterised by a belief that their worldview reflects an absolute truth and are often resistant to change their mind, for example when it comes to partisan issues.

To investigate this, the researchers asked over 700 people to perform a simple decision-making task. »

Pope Francis takes aim at anti-mask protesters: ‘They are incapable of moving outside of their own little world’

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“On such matters, they would never protest; they are incapable of moving outside of their own little world of interests.”.

In the book, Pope Francis, 83, also took aim at COVID-19 deniers, and the politicians that encourage them.

In his book, the pope said leaders who push ahead with opening their economies and businesses, despite surging coronavirus cases, have “mortgaged their people.” »