The Daily Populous

Saturday January 9th, 2021 night edition

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WASHINGTON — A man photographed casually sitting with his foot on a desk in House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's office at the U.S. Capitol while a pro-Trump mob rampaged the halls of Congress was arrested Friday, law enforcement officials said.

Also charged Friday in connection with the rioting at the Capitol was a state lawmaker from West Virginia, Republican Del.

As the chaos continued Wednesday afternoon, a New York Times reporter tweeted that he spoke with Barnett after his stunt in Pelosi's office.

Barnett also claimed that he knocked politely on the door to the California Democrat's office, but was then swept inside by other rioters who had breached the Capitol.

Aides to Pelosi have said her office was vandalized on Wednesday, and confirmed that a laptop from a conference room had been stolen.

Pelosi and other Democratic leaders have called for Trump to be removed from office amid his final days in the White House.

So far, dozens of arrests have been made, including 41 people who were at the Capitol grounds late Wednesday and early Thursday, according to D.C.'s Metropolitan Police Department. »

Reddit bans subreddit group "r/DonaldTrump"

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Reddit has banned the subreddit group "r/DonaldTrump," a spokesperson confirmed to Axios.

Why it matters: While not an official group or page hosted by the president, it's one of the company's largest political communities dedicated to support for President Trump.

Flashback: Reddit over the summer banned the controversial subreddit channel r/The_Donald, one of the company's largest political communities and a longstanding hub of support for President Trump, along with 2,000 other subreddit groups and users that violated new content policies aimed at hate speech. »

Supporters of a political party change their policy views “immediately and substantially” after that party switches its position on an issue, a sign that political elites could be shaping the opinions of voters. Findings call into question whether democracies genuinely represent the views of voters.

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In 2010, both the Liberal Party and the DPP reversed from opposing to supporting a reduction in unemployment benefits.

And in 2011, the Liberal Party shifted from opposing to supporting the abolition of the country’s early retirement program.

“When a political party reverses its position on a major policy issue, supporters of that party change their opinion to be in line with the party.”. »

Trudeau says 'shocking' riot in Washington was incited by Trump

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said today this week's attack on Capitol Hill was a "shocking" event that was "incited" by President Donald Trump.

During a rally in Washington on Wednesday, Trump encouraged thousands of supporters to march to the Capitol to protest the pending certification of the electoral college vote.

Trudeau calls the U.S. Capitol attack 'an assault on democracy by violent rioters, incited by the current president' Politics News Video 3:15 Prime Minister Justin Trudeau criticized U.S. President Donald Trump during a media briefing on Friday with reporters. »

Iced Earth guitarist Jon Schaffer wanted by police for storming US Capitol

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The lead guitarist and founder of American heavy metal band Iced Earth is among those wanted by police for storming the US Capitol yesterday (January 6).

Now, Schaffer has appeared on a PowerPoint presentation from the Metropolitan Police in D.C., which documents people sought after for “unrest-related offences” and the unlawful entry of Capitol grounds.

Schaffer founded Iced Earth in 1984 and has remained the group’s only constant member throughout, releasing 12 albums with the metal band. »