The Daily Populous

Saturday March 6th, 2021 day edition

image for Princeton debate club votes to strip Ted Cruz of prestigious honor for trying to overturn presidential election

The nation’s oldest collegiate debate and political union voted to strip U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of its highest honor for his role in trying to overturn the November presidential election.

Princeton University’s American Whig-Cliosophic Society voted to rescind the James Madison Award for Distinguished Public Service awarded to Cruz, a member of the Class of 1992.

It was the first time that the society voted to take back the award, according to the Daily Princetonian, which first reported the decision.

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The final decision on whether to revoke the award rests with the society’s board of trustees, the newspaper said.

In 2020, Rep. Terri Sewell, D-Ala., a 1986 graduate of Princeton, became the first African-American recipient of the award.

Then on Jan. 6, Cruz helped lead the effort in the U.S. Senate to throw out state-certified electoral votes that went for Biden. »

Texas and Mississippi Say It’s Time to Reopen Without Masks. Live Venues Say No Thanks

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“ACL Live will maintain current Covid protocols, which include reduced capacity, social distancing, and wearing masks while not seated.

Safety of staff, bands, and patrons remains our #1 priority,” Colleen Fischer, the theater’s GM, told Rolling Stone in an email.

Kim Finch owns three bars and venues in Dallas, including the Double Wide, which suffered a series of burst water pipes during the recent Texas storm. »

F.B.I. Finds Contact Between Proud Boys Member and Trump Associate Before Riot

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The communication between the person associated with the White House and the member of the Proud Boys was discovered in part through data that the F.B.I. obtained from technology and telecommunications companies immediately after the assault.

The F.B.I. also obtained a “geofence” warrant for all the Android devices that Google recorded within the building during the assault, the officials said.

The Justice Department is examining those communications, but it has not opened investigations into any members, the official said. »

New studies show just how hard US politicians have worked to restrict abortion access

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While 35 states created more hurdles to getting reproductive care during the Trump Administration period Singer looked at, only 12 states and Washington, D.C., put laws in place protecting abortion services.

“At one point, I had about 90 different categories of different types of restrictions that were being enacted," Gaj told The Academic Times.

“It really seemed to me like a concerted effort to restrict it from every single angle possible,” Gaj said. »

Kyrsten Sinema Tweet Calling Minimum Wage Raise 'No-Brainer' Resurfaces After No Vote

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Democratic Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema voted against raising the minimum wage to $15 on Friday.

Rep. Mark Pocan (D-Wis.) reshared a tweet from 2014, when Sinema was one of Arizona's representatives, urging a rise to the minimum wage.

The minimum wage in Arizona is currently $12 as of January 2020, $4.75 more than the federal minimum wage, but one dollar more than Manchin's proposal. »