The Daily Populous

Thursday February 18th, 2021 night edition

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“This legislation, which the House passed in 2019, is the centerpiece of Democrats’ agenda to make government more transparent and accountable to the people it serves,” Hoyer wrote.

Sponsored by Maryland Representative John Sarbanes along with all but four members of the House Democratic Caucus, the For the People Act was House Democrats’ signature piece of legislation during the 116th Congress.

The lack of attention to pro-democracy reforms, experts say, could prove a costly mistake come 2022.

That could mean Republicans locking Democrats out of any meaningful chance of controlling Congress for the next decade.

According to Common Cause Senior Counsel Stephen Spaulding, the implications of not getting H.R. 1 passed could be extremely serious.

But he added that establishing uniform standards for voting across all 50 states would not have a partisan tilt one way or another.

Until Trump started attacking the validity of postal ballots, Republicans had made use of them in greater numbers than Democrats in many key states. »

David Fincher Says Sacha Baron Cohen Looked ‘Spectacular’ as Freddie Mercury in Unmade Biopic

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David Fincher, Tom Hooper, and Stephen Frears all came and went from Baron Cohen's Freddie Mercury movie.

A Freddie Mercury biopic was a long-gestating Baron Cohen passion project for years, and the comedian even got “The Crown” creator Peter Morgan to develop the screenplay.

The conversation turned to Fincher’s own experience with Baron Cohen during the early stages of the Freddie Mercury biopic. »

AOC rips into Texas governor for blaming storm outages on the Green New Deal, saying his 'failed leadership' is the true 'deadly deal'

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez excoriated Texas' governor for blaming power outages on the Green New Deal.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Tuesday offered scathing criticism of Texas Gov. Greg Abbott after he blamed winter-storm power outages on the Green New Deal and renewable energy sources.

"I go offline a few days and return to a GOP Gov blaming policies he hasn't even implemented for his own failures. »

AOC criticizes Biden's opposition to $50,000 in student loan forgiveness, saying his argument 'is looking shakier by the day'

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"The case against student loan forgiveness is looking shakier by the day," she wrote on Twitter.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Wednesday criticized President Joe Biden for his opposition to a progressive push to wipe out $50,000 in student loan debt for borrowers, saying that his argument against it "is looking shakier by the day.".

When it came to wiping out $50,000 in student loan debt per borrower, Biden said he "will not make that happen.". »

Rush Limbaugh Dead At 70

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Rush Limbaugh has died at the age of 70 of complications from lung cancer.

That announcement was made by his wife, Kathryn, at the very beginning of Wednesday's Rush Limbaugh Show.

Trump spoke about Limbaugh's fight against cancer, how Kathryn took such great care of Rush, and Limbaugh's support of his presidency. »