The Daily Populous

Thursday February 4th, 2021 night edition

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During a Tuesday interview with the Utah Politics podcast, Romney said that Republicans were "spending massively" when they controlled the government.

"There's no question that if you begin doing things which break precedent or break tradition, the other side is going to do that when they're in charge," Romney said.

Typically, legislation is subject to the filibuster rule, which means 60 senators must vote to approve it.

Romney went on to critique the fact that a number of his GOP colleagues are now raising concerns about the debt Biden and Democrats could add in the coming years.

However, the GOP leader used the same method to push through the 2017 tax cuts—as Romney pointed out.

Last month, Senate Minority Whip John Thune, a South Dakota Republican, complained that there wasn't more concern about the national debt.

"Nobody seems to care much about it," Thune lamented, questioning the high price tag of Biden's relief package. »

Apple to Invest $3.6 Billion in Kia Motors for Apple Car Production

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Apple is rumored to be planning to invest 4 trillion won ($3.6 billion) in Kia Motors as part of a planned manufacturing partnership between the two companies, according to Korean site DongA Ilbo (via Bloomberg).

Apple and Kia (an affiliate of Hyundai) are said to be establishing a production relationship that will see Kia build Apple Cars at its U.S. facility located in Georgia.

When rumors of talks between Hyundai and Apple first hit, Hyundai confirmed that it was holding discussions with Apple, but later revised the statement and eliminated the Apple mention. »

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!". »

I Don’t Just Want Trump Impeached. I Want Him Jailed.

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This week, we start the second impeachment trial of Donald J. Trump.

That’s because a week earlier, on January 6, Trump gave a two-hour speech to a mob of insurrectionists at a “Stop the Steal” rally.

It’s time for Trump to learn what happens when law enforcement stops being polite and starts getting real. »

Proud Boys added to Canada’s list of terrorist groups

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Four right-wing extremist groups, including the Proud Boys, have been placed on Canada’s list of terrorist organizations amid an apparent crackdown on far-right violence.

Canada is the first country to list the Proud Boys as a terrorist group, said Queen’s University Prof. Amarnath Amarasingam.

2:06 House passes motion calling on the government to designate Proud Boys as a terrorist group House passes motion calling on the government to designate Proud Boys as a terrorist group – Jan 25, 2021. »