The Daily Populous

Saturday February 6th, 2021 morning edition

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Donald Trump has funnelled thousands of dollars from his donors into his private business after his loss in the 2020 presidential election.

The former president’s reelection campaign moved roughly $2.8 million from donors into the Trump Organisation over his term, including at least $81,000 since Mr Trump lost the election, according to Forbes, based on campaign finance reports submitted to the Federal Election Commission.

One of his campaign’s joint-fundraising groups working with the Republican Party also moved another $4.3 million from donors into the former president’s business over the course of his time in office, including $331,000 after Election Day.

A week after news media outlets called the results of the election for Joe Biden, a joint-fundraising committee paid his hotels nearly $300,000 for room rentals, space and catering.

Nearly a month after Election Day, the campaign paid $38,000 to Trump Tower Commercial LLC, the business under which the former president owns a stake in his namesake tower in New York.

The filings reflect concerns among lawmakers and watchdog groups over the former president’s self-dealing and enrichment while in office, relying on public funds and his campaign to inflate his private business.

The watchdog organisation found that special interest groups likely spent more than $13 million at properties he owns. »

Jamaica faces marijuana shortage as farmers struggle

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KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Jamaica is running low on ganja.

Heavy rains followed by an extended drought, an increase in local consumption and a drop in the number of marijuana farmers have caused a shortage in the island’s famed but largely illegal market that experts say is the worst they’ve seen.

Jamaica, which foreigners have long associated with pot, reggae and Rastafarians, authorized a regulated medical marijuana industry and decriminalized small amounts of weed in 2015. »

Christopher Plummer Dies: Oscar Winner & ‘Sound Of Music,’ ‘All The Money In The World’ Star A True Hollywood Legend

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Through his art and humanity, he touched all of our hearts and his legendary life will endure for all generations to come.

Plummer spent the past nearly 70 years as a stalwart of stage and screen, including more than 200 films and TV shows.

How Ridley Scott, Dan Friedkin, Runner-Up Christopher Plummer & $10M Reshoot Ransomed Getty Kidnap Pic Back From Kevin Spacey Scandal Death Sentence. »

House Puts $1.9 Trillion Stimulus on Fast Track, With No G.O.P. Votes

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Biden says he will bar Trump from receiving intelligence briefings, saying his ‘erratic behavior’ cannot be trusted.

President Joe Biden has decided not to share intelligence briefings with former President Trump, breaking from tradition.

“I just think that there is no need for him to have the intelligence briefings,’’ Mr. Biden said. »

Poll: Biden notches higher approval rating in Texas than Gov. Abbott

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President Joe Biden Joe BidenBiden clears way for new WTO director following Trump block NFL commissioner offers up stadiums as vaccination sites Poll: Biden notches higher approval rating in Texas than Gov. Abbott MORE hold a higher approval rating in the state of Texas than its governor, Greg Abbott (R), according to a new poll released Friday.

The poll, conducted by the University of Houston Hobby School of Public Affairs, shows Biden has a 41 percent approval rating in the Lone Star State compared to Abbott's 39 percent approval rating.

The poll comes as Abbott will be up for reelection in 2022 and could possibly face a challenge from former Democratic Rep. Beto O'Rourke Beto O'RourkePoll: Biden notches higher approval rating in Texas than Gov. Abbott Progressive group's poll finds Trump underwater in Texas after riot O'Rourke mulling run for Texas governor MORE (Texas) who said last week that he is considering running for the position. »