The Daily Populous

Wednesday January 27th, 2021 day edition

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House Appropriations Committee Chair Rosa DeLauro, a Connecticut Democrat, said in a phone call with CNN that members were "shaking their heads in disbelief" throughout the briefing about the security breakdown in the lead up to January 6.

During that briefing, acting US Capitol Police Chief Yogananda Pittman admitted her department knew there was a "strong potential for violence" targeting Congress, but did not take appropriate steps to prevent it.

DeLauro said the revelation left her stunned and multiple federal law enforcement agencies failed by not acting on the intelligence they had.

They did not act on it.

And a question that I have, and one that I think we need to get to the bottom of, is who made the decision not to act?" »

Increase in minimum wage will save infant lives, study shows

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Recent attempts to increase the minimum wage have been opposed by states that have prevented city and county governments from raising the minimum wage in their localities.

Research has shown that a higher minimum wage reduces teenage pregnancy, maternal smoking, obesity, and adverse birth outcomes such as low-weight births and infant deaths.

Each additional dollar of minimum wage reduces infant deaths by up to 1.8% annually in large U.S. cities. »

Opinion | Democrats Should Act as if They Won the Election

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He wanted Kennedy to succeed — or at least, to have a chance at success — and Smith’s control of the Rules Committee made that impossible.

Liberal members had already conferred with him on how to break conservative control of the committee.

When the votes were finally counted, Rayburn had won, 217 to 212, with most of the Southern delegation in opposition. »

McConnell: It Was Too Soon to Impeach Trump, Now It’s Too Late.

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All but five Republican Senators voted to dismiss the charges on the grounds that a former president could not be impeached.

A crucial argument made by Trump’s defense team — and repeated by his Republican allies — against his first impeachment trial last year was that it was too soon.

Then there was a brief lame-duck period when it was neither too soon nor too late, but Republicans decided not to convene. »

DOJ has identified 400 suspects, charged 135 in Capitol riot

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DOJ has identified 400 suspects, charged 135 in Capitol riot An official said that list of suspects is "growing by the hour.".

Acting Washington, D.C., U.S. Attorney Michael Sherwin said Tuesday that they have identified 400 suspects and have arrested 135 to date in connection with the attack on the U.S. Capitol.

"If the evidence is there, if we could identify someone, they're going to be charged regardless of who is in the White House. »