The Daily Populous

Sunday February 14th, 2021 night edition

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Postal Service (USPS) board of governors.

The Illinois senator wrote Friday that “these incoherent and hastily rolled-out policy changes immediately led to widespread delivery delays and system-wide mail and parcel backlogs.”.

Over the Christmas season, however, the Postal Service struggled to handle a surge in package deliveries, leading to long delays.

“These failures are inexcusable in any moment, but especially so in the midst of a pandemic and presidential election year where Americans increasingly needed to utilize mail-in ballots,” Duckworth continued.

The senator argued that there “must be accountability for this failure in leadership” and thus called on Biden to “immediately replace the entire USPS Board of Governors.”.

On Tuesday, Ron Bloom, a former Obama administration official, was elected chairman of the Postal Service board of governors.

Bloom, a Democrat appointed by Trump who has served on the Postal Service board since 2019, said following his election that he would work with fellow governors and DeJoy on a 10-year-plan to revitalize the agency. »

Mitch McConnell Delayed Trump’s Impeachment Trial. Now He Says the Delay Makes it Unconstitutional.

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Mitch McConnell refused to hold an impeachment trial while Donald Trump was in office.

And on Saturday morning, he told his colleagues he would acquit Trump because the trial is unconstitutional since Trump is no longer in office.

“While a close call, I am persuaded that impeachments are a tool primarily of removal and we therefore lack jurisdiction,” McConnell wrote to Senate Republicans. »

Trump acquitted for second time following historic Senate impeachment trial

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Burr said that while he believed the trial was unconstitutional, he decided to put that aside after the Senate voted Tuesday that the trial was constitutional and should proceed.

The final vote came quickly on the fifth day of the Senate trial after a surprise Democratic request for witnesses earlier Saturday threw the trial briefly into chaos.

Burr was the only senator who voted the trial was unconstitutional to also find Trump guilty. »

This Gun Shop Says It Won't Do Business With Biden Voters

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A Michigan-based ammunition shop is refusing to sell to any customer who voted for President Joe Biden in the 2020 election.

The answer: "Joe Biden ran on a campaign built on the most radical gun control platform a major party candidate has ever had, including banning the online sale of ammunition."

In a series of follow-up tweets, the company stressed that it was perfectly willing to give up potential sales to people who voted for Biden. »

Japan earthquake: Massive 7.1 magnitude quake strikes - nearly 100 people injured

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The Japan Meteorological Agency said the epicentre of the earthquake was off the coast of Fukushima prefecture with a depth of 60km (36 miles).

NHK later reported: "Nearly 100 people injured after powerful earthquake hits northeast Japan.".

The Volcano Discovery website reported the earthquake has occurred near where the devastating Tohoku earthquake struck in March 2011. »