The Daily Populous

Thursday October 7th, 2021 morning edition

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Rachele Mussolini, the 47-year-old granddaughter of Italy's fascist dictator Benito Mussolini, has garnered enough votes in Rome's municipal election for a second term as a city councilor.

With almost all of the votes counted on Wednesday, she received over 8,200 votes in the October 3-4 municipal election — more than any other candidate.

Standing for the far-right Brothers of Italy party, Mussolini won far more votes than the 657 she had received in the previous ballot in 2016.

Mussolini told La Repubblica newspaper that she wanted nothing to do with the "burden" of her family name, adding that she had "many left-wing friends.".

She is the daughter of Romano Mussolini, who was a jazz pianist and brother-in-law to actor Sophia Loren.

Italy's four largest cities, Rome, Milan, Naples and Turin, as well as more than 1,000 smaller centers, held mayoral elections on Sunday and Monday.

Right-wing candidate Enrico Michetti, a lawyer and radio host received 30% of the votes, versus 27% for the center-left's Roberto Gualtieri. »

Why China Is Alienating the World

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The European Union, which Beijing worked to court during the Trump era, has officially branded China a “systemic rival,” and NATO leaders have begun to coordinate a common response to Beijing.

Unlike previous eras of backlash against China, such as the one that followed the Tiananmen Square massacre in 1989, this one has not prompted a recalibration in Beijing.

But even more striking than the backlash against China has been the country’s inability to recalibrate. »

Bernie Sanders just spent 15 minutes lambasting Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema for holding up the Democrats' reconciliation bill, accusing them of 'sabotage'

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At a Wednesday news conference, Bernie Sanders blasted his colleagues Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema.

Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema, who have both said that a $3.5 trillion price tag is too hefty.

Sanders said he's unsure what Manchin means by saying he does not want the country to become an "entitlement society." »

Fauci rails against 'dark web people' harassing his wife and daughters with violent threats

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In the film, Fauci rails about the harassing phone calls his wife and daughters have received during the pandemic.

Dr. Anthony Fauci grew up in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, where he says he quickly learned that "you didn't take any shit from anybody.".

It extended to his family, including his wife and three grown daughters, in a brand of threatening personal attacks fueled by online rage. »