The Daily Populous

Monday January 18th, 2021 evening edition

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Ahead of the inauguration of the US president-elect Joe Biden this week, the Museum of London has acquired a large balloon depicting an unflattering caricature of Donald Trump as a giant baby.

It has subsequently become a reoccurring emblem of dissent at anti-Trump protests around the US.

The London museum first expressed interest in acquiring the balloon two years ago, and says it will conserve the object as part of its collection of protest ephemera, potentially displaying it in the museum’s future new home in West Smithfield in “the coming years,” according to an emailed statement.

“A feeling still relevant today as we live through these exceptionally challenging times—that ultimately shows Londoners banding together in the face of extreme adversity.”.

The team behind the so-called Trump Baby tells Artnet News that it donated the giant balloon to the museum, but it has kept a half-size version to continue to fly at other protests.

It hopes that the balloon reminds people in future of the global politics of resistance that surrounded Trump’s term in office.

It also hopes to prompt museum visitors “to examine how they can continue the fight against the politics of hate.”. »

Rudy Giuliani realized he can't actually be Trump's impeachment lawyer because he's a witness in the case

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Rudy Giuliani told ABC News that he would not be able to represent President Donald Trump during Trump's second impeachment trial because he was a witness in the case.

It was widely expected that Giuliani, who served as lead counsel on the president's various challenges to the 2020 election, would head up Trump's impeachment legal team.

Rudy Giuliani now says he won't be a part of President Donald Trump's impeachment defense team. »

Biden indicates plans to cancel Keystone XL pipeline permit on 1st day in office, sources confirm

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U.S. president-elect Joe Biden has indicated plans to cancel the Keystone XL pipeline permit via executive action on his first day in office, sources confirmed to CBC News on Sunday.

The words "Rescind Keystone XL pipeline permit" appear on a list of executive actions supposedly scheduled for Day 1 of Biden's presidency.

Cancelling Keystone XL permit to be among Biden’s first actions, sources say The National Video 2:09 Joe Biden’s plans for his first 100 days in office are coming out, and sources confirmed to CBC News that Biden has indicated plans to cancel the permit for the Keystone XL pipeline on Day 1 — along with dismantling several pieces of Trump’s legacy. »

The Coming Republican Amnesia

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People who spent years coddling the president will recast themselves as voices of conscience, or whitewash their relationship with Trump altogether.

Policy makers who abandoned their dedication to “fiscal responsibility” and “limited government” will rediscover a passion for these timeless conservative principles.

After thinking for a moment, she suggested that this period might not be remembered for Trump at all, but rather for the “once-in-a-hundred-years pandemic” that happened to occur on his watch. »

GitHub apologizes for firing Jewish employee who warned of Nazis in U.S. Capitol: TechCrunch

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(Reuters) - Technology company GitHub has apologized for firing a Jewish employee who cautioned his colleagues about the presence of Nazis in Washington on the day of the assault of the U.S. Capitol earlier this month, TechCrunch reported.

TechCrunch reported the employee was Jewish and that he was fired after he made a comment on Jan. 6 in Slack saying, "stay safe homies, Nazis are about".

Trump, who has challenged the validity of Biden’s victory without producing evidence, initially praised his supporters but later condemned the violence. »