The Daily Populous

Saturday March 6th, 2021 night edition

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"If any Senator believes this is the last time they will cast a vote on whether or not to give a raise to 32 million Americans, they are sorely mistaken.".

Those who voted against advancing Sanders' amendment were Sens.

Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.), Angus King (I-Maine.

"Every single Dem who voted against a $15 minimum wage should be primaried," declared Krystal Ball, host of HillTV's "Rising.".

"We're going to keep bringing it up, and we're going to get it done because it is what the American people demand and need.".

If the Senate were to pass a $15 minimum wage, 24 million people would see their wages rise.

Instead, 58 deeply out of touch senators decided to turn their backs on working people. »

Georgia Bill Would Criminalize Giving Water to Voters Waiting in Long Lines

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Voting lines in Georgia are notoriously long, particularly in Black and Brown communities, where the number of voting locations has been cut drastically in recent years.

“Why do we have to add in making it illegal to give a bottled water to someone?

If we’re really not trying to suppress the vote, why are we even making giving water to someone an issue?” »

Ron Johnson forces reading of 628-page Senate coronavirus relief bill on floor

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Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer Chuck SchumerRon Johnson forces reading of 628-page Senate coronavirus relief bill on floor Senate panel splits along party lines on Becerra House Democrats' ambitious agenda set to run into Senate blockade MORE (D-N.Y.) formally offered the 628-page Senate bill on Thursday after an initial vote to take up House-passed legislation, which is being used as a vehicle for the chamber's debate.

Johnson was sitting on the floor as the Senate staff started their reading on Thursday afternoon and a GOP senator will need to remain on the floor throughout the reading.

After Johnson objected, Sen. Bernie Sanders Bernie SandersABC names new deputy political director, weekend White House correspondent Ron Johnson forces reading of 628-page Senate coronavirus relief bill on floor GOP pulling out all the stops to delay COVID-19 package MORE (I-Vt.), the chairman of the Budget Committee, was overheard joking "I want to stay to hear the reading. »

Iceland has been hit by 18,000 earthquakes in just over a week, and a major eruption is predicted

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There, earthquakes are common due to the country straddling two of the Earth’s tectonic plates, both the North American and Eurasian plates.

They remain divided by an undersea mountain chain called the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, which oozes molten hot rock from deep inside the Earth.

"I have experienced earthquakes before but never so many in a row," Reykjavik resident Auður Alfa Ólafsdóttir told CNN. »

Bernie Sanders is forcing other senators to go on the record about a $15 minimum wage

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Some progressives had called for Democrats to overrule the parliamentarian's decision, a move Sanders backed.

"Because of an unfortunate and, in my view, misguided decision by the parliamentarian, this reconciliation bill does not include an increase in the minimum wage to $15 an hour," Sanders said.

The White House previously said that President Biden "respects the parliamentarian's decision" rejecting the minimum wage increase "and the Senate's process." »