The Daily Populous

Saturday February 13rd, 2021 evening edition

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That's when, according to McCarthy, the president said, 'Well, Kevin, I guess these people are more upset about the election than you are.'".

The Senate voted by a margin of 55-45 Saturday morning to open the door to calling witnesses.

Senators will soon vote on calling specific witnesses, including Herrera Beutler; Trump's defense team has threatened to call "lots" of witnesses, but their requests must be approved by the Senate.

That conversation goes to the critical issue of Trump's actions and state of mind after the rioters breached the Capitol.".

"Democrats should call Kevin McCarthy as a witness and have him testify under oath about this call," tweeted Judd Legum, author of the Popular Information newsletter.

"I feel like we've heard from enough witnesses," said Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), referring to interviews played during House Democrats' presentation.

Democrats are expected to decide on whether to call witnesses at some point Saturday morning. »

New York governor's top aide admits administration delayed the release of Covid-19 deaths in long-term care facilities over federal investigation concerns

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(CNN) New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's top aide says the administration delayed the release of data on Covid-19 deaths of long-term care facility residents because of concerns about a potential federal investigation, a transcript of a call between the aide and state lawmakers shows.

The now public data revealed thousands more confirmed and presumed Covid-19 deaths of long-term care facility residents than previously disclosed.

As I said on a call with legislators, we could not fulfill their request as quickly as anyone would have liked. »

Walmart selling beef from firm linked to Amazon deforestation

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Food giants Walmart, Costco and Kroger – which together totalled net sales worth more than half a trillion dollars last year – are selling Brazilian beef products imported from JBS, the world’s largest meat company, which has been linked to deforestation.

Brazilian beef has been identified as a key driver of deforestation in the Amazon, where swathes of forest are cleared for pasture used for cattle farming.

JBS beef exports have been linked to farms involved in up to 115 sq miles (300 sq km) of deforestation a year. »