The Daily Populous

Wednesday March 17th, 2021 night edition

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“Nobody serving in this chamber can even begin, even begin to imagine what a completely scorched-earth Senate would look like,” he said.

Much of Senate business runs on unanimous consent, a quick way to dispense with unobjectionable and housekeeping tasks.

“He has already done that,” he told reporters of McConnell’s threat to grind the chamber to a halt.

This isn’t the first time McConnell has threatened Democrats with all-out gridlock should they take away his best tool to obstruct legislation from the minority.

In January too, he threatened a “nightmare” scenario where he uses unanimous consent to slow down all Senate business.

“If McConnell’s tactics become truly onerous, Dems can always pass further reforms to end obstruction.

McConnell’s goal is to make government fail, Dems’ goal should be to make it work.”. »

Alexei Navalny broke his silence from Russian prison, describing 24/7 surveillance and being woken up every hour

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Alexei Navalny has for the first time revealed details about his life in Russian prison, reporting 24/7 surveillance and likening it to a concentration camp.

Navalny had not been heard from until Monday, when he broke his silence on Instagram and described his situation.

Navalny said that at night he was woken up every hour by a prison guard holding a video camera, checking that he had not escaped. »

Al Gore says every American should be automatically registered to vote amid growing alarm over GOP voter suppression measures

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He told CNN that he supports automatic voter registration and opening federal elections to weekends, rather than on Tuesdays.

“We ought to invite everyone into the voting booth and have everyone take part in helping to guide this nation,” he said.

Automatic voter registration is a central provision in a sweeping voting rights bill that passed the House of Representatives earlier this month. »

Apple brand loyalty hits all-time high as Samsung loyalty dives

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SellCell says that only 74% of Samsung smartphone owners plan to buy another Samsung model, down from 85.7% in 2019. iPhone owners gave four reasons for sticking with Apple:.

While almost as many Samsung owners were happy with the brand as Apple owners (64% versus 65%), just 5% said they were too invested in the Samsung world.

Apple iPhone 12 — 17% Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max — 12.7% Samsung Galaxy S21 — 11.4% Apple iPhone 12 Pro — 10.6% Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra — 10% Samsung Galaxy S21+ — 9% Google Pixel 5 — 8.1% Apple iPhone 12 Mini — 6.3% Other — 5% Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 5G — 3.1%. »