The Daily Populous

Wednesday February 3rd, 2021 evening edition

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The party has moved to use budget reconciliation to pass a $1.9 trillion plan without GOP support.

McConnell used the same strategy when in the majority, including for tax cuts in 2017.

McConnell said this method meant the Democrats had "chosen a totally partisan path," according to the Associated Press, adding: "That's unfortunate.".

Despite McConnell's criticism, he and Republicans have taken the same route to pass measures without help from the opposing party.

One example is the series of sweeping tax cuts in 2017 that formed a centerpiece of President Donald Trump's term.

Read more: Democrats are moving ahead with Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion COVID stimulus — with or without Republicans.

In 2017, with McConnell as Senate majority leader, Republicans used the mechanism to push through major tax cuts on a wafer-thin majority of 51. »

GameStop Appoints Chief Technology Officer

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GRAPEVINE, Texas, Feb. 03, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- GameStop Corp. (NYSE: GME) (“GameStop” or the “Company”) today announced that it has appointed Matt Francis to the newly-created role of Chief Technology Officer.

Mr. Francis brings more than two decades of experience in e-commerce and consumer technology to GameStop.

At GameStop, Mr. Francis will be responsible for overseeing e-commerce and technology functions. »

FBI raids homes of 2 men who held rally on eve of Capitol attack

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CNN learned of the raids through an eyewitness account, public records, a lawyer representing one of the rally organizers and an FBI spokeswoman who confirmed details of the searches.

The two men run the American Phoenix Project, which co-sponsored a pro- Donald Trump rally near the Supreme Court on January 5, one day before the attack.

Court documents related to the search warrants are still under seal, but the raids are the first publicly known federal actions against people who organized rallies linked to the Capitol attack. »

Biden: No family members will be involved in any government decisions

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(CNN) President Joe Biden vowed that no one in his extended family will have sway over government decisions in an interview with People magazine published Wednesday.

"We're going to run this like the Obama-Biden Administration," he said of ethics requirements pertaining to government appointees' family and friends to avoid the semblance of wrongdoing.

"No one in our family and extended family is going to be involved in any government undertaking or foreign policy," he added. »

Study finds childhood diet has lifelong impact

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The study by UC Riverside researchers is one of the first to show a significant decrease in the total number and diversity of gut bacteria in mature mice fed an unhealthy diet as juveniles.

The microbiome refers to all the bacteria as well as fungi, parasites, and viruses that live on and inside a human or animal.

The takeaway, Garland said, is essentially, "You are not only what you eat, but what you ate as a child!". »