The Daily Populous

Wednesday December 2nd, 2020 day edition

image for Obama: You lose people with 'snappy' slogans like 'defund the police'

Former President Obama said political candidates lose support when using “snappy” slogans like “defund the police,” in an interview scheduled to be released Wednesday.

"The key is deciding, do you want to actually get something done, or do you want to feel good among the people you already agree with?"

The former president’s comments align with other top Democrats who have considered the phrase to be damaging to the Democratic Party.

Obama participated in the three-part Snapchat interview as part of his press tour for the first volume of his memoir “A Promised Land.”

“I think men generally are more susceptible to public figures who act tough, try to project a stereotypical macho style,” he said.

"One thing I will say about the Democratic Party is that promoting young people is really important," he said, according to Axios.

"And I think that there have been times where we stick so long with the same old folks and don't make room for new voices,” he added. »

Leaked government map reveals almost entire US is a Covid hotspot

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Nearly the entire US is a Covid hot spot, a leaked government map reveals.

News obtained an internal 28 November chart from the US departments of homeland security and health which show nearly the entire country blanketed in red, denoting counties which are “sustained hotspots.”.

California governor Gavin Newsom has warned that the state could be out of ICU beds before Christmas Eve. »

Cannabidiol in cannabis does not impair driving, landmark study shows

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Cannabis containing mainly CBD did not impair driving while cannabis containing THC, or a THC/CBD mixture, caused mild impairment measured at 40 minutes later but not after four hours.

Dr Arkell said: “With cannabis laws changing globally, jurisdictions are grappling with the issue of cannabis-impaired driving.

The study involved giving 26 healthy participants four different types of cannabis in a random order to vaporise on four separate occasions. »

Disputing Trump, Barr says no widespread election fraud

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Attorney General William Barr said Tuesday, Dec. 1, that the Justice Department has not uncovered evidence of widespread voter fraud and has seen nothing that would change the outcome of the 2020 presidential election.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Disputing President Donald Trump’s persistent, baseless claims, Attorney General William Barr declared Tuesday the U.S. Justice Department has uncovered no evidence of widespread voter fraud that could change the outcome of the 2020 election. »

The Merchandising Scene in 'Spaceballs' Is Funnier Than You Remember

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Anyone who's seen "Spaceballs," the cult classic Mel Brooks "Star Wars" parody, knows that it's all about merchandising!.

Lucas signed a fair use agreement with Brooks that let him make characters based on those in "Star Wars," and Brooks agreed that he wouldn't release any "Spaceballs" merchandise to compete with Star Wars' spot in the marketplace.

That's why political cartoons and shows like South Park basically have free rein to make fun of whatever public figures they feel like. »