The Daily Populous

Sunday January 17th, 2021 morning edition

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But Senator Ed Markey of Massachusetts thinks struggling Americans need more cash to weather the ongoing pandemic.

Markey called for Congress to pass his proposal of $2,000 monthly stimulus checks in a statement on Friday.

"But we must still pass my legislation with Senator Bernie Sanders [of Vermont] to provide $2,000 monthly payments to working people through the duration of the pandemic.".

A recent poll shows that nearly two-thirds of Americans support $2,000 monthly stimulus checks for the duration of the pandemic.

"I want recurring $2000 survival checks in the hands of the American people.

Democratic Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts has also repeatedly called for recurring direct payments to Americans.

"The people deserve, demand and require $2,000 recurring monthly survival checks," she tweeted this week after Biden unveiled his latest stimulus plan. »

A man with a gun arrested by Capitol Police at a security checkpoint calls it an ‘honest mistake.’

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The U.S. Capitol Police arrested a man at a security checkpoint in Washington on Friday after he flashed what an officer described as an “unauthorized” inauguration credential and a search of his truck found an unregistered handgun and ammunition, the authorities said.

A federal law enforcement official said that the man, Wesley A. Beeler, 31, worked as a contractor, and that his credential was issued by the Park Police, but was not recognized by the police officer.

“I pulled up to a checkpoint after getting lost in D.C. because I’m a country boy,” he told The Post. »

Rand Paul: One-third of Republicans will leave party if GOP senators go along with convicting Trump

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Sen. Rand Paul warned of a mass exodus from the Republican Party if GOP senators come together with Democrats to convict President Trump in a second impeachment trial, even after he leaves office next week.

The Kentucky Republican told Fox News host Laura Ingraham that he believes one-third of the party will leave if Trump's conviction comes to fruition.

The president has said that he will not attend the inauguration and is expected to leave Washington before the event begins. »

Judge drops charges against 28 Black Lives Matter protesters in Detroit

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Charges dismissed against 28 Detroit protesters in court.

“By standing together we won a dismissal of the charges rather than settling and conceding ground to the police.

”Detroit Will Breathe filed a federal lawsuit against the city of Detroit and police officials in August, saying officers used unnecessary, excessive force to break up peaceful demonstrations against police brutality. »

Biden planning blitz of dozens of executive actions immediately after inauguration

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The incoming administration has prepared more than a dozen executive actions for inauguration day on Wednesday, including striking the Trump administration’s bans on travel from majority-Muslim countries and rejoining the Paris climate agreement.

On Thursday, the president-elect will sign more Covid-19-related executive actions to begin reopening schools and businesses and set clear federal health guidelines and expand access to testing.

Democrats have sought to rapidly schedule a trial in an attempt to immediately get to work on Mr Biden’s policy agenda. »