The Daily Populous

Thursday November 4th, 2021 evening edition

image for 2 federal judges are poised to quietly begin unlocking reams of Jan. 6 secrets for Congress

Several other rioters who have pleaded guilty are preparing to testify, and more may take cues from Howell’s decision.

While House investigators fight to wring information out of Trump’s confidants, the judges are complementing and bolstering their efforts.

“The rioters attacking the Capitol on January 6 were not mere trespassers engaging in protected First Amendment conduct or protests.

Everyone participating in the mob contributed to that violence,” Howell said at a sentencing hearing last week.

She served as a top aide to the Senate Judiciary Committee under the chairmanship of Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) from 1993 to 2002.

Chutkan, who said she had been listening to the comments other judges had made in these cases, rejected the comparison.

How those courts respond may be one of the most crucial moments in the success of the Jan. 6 committee. »

Truck Driver Ousts NJ Senate President After Spending $153 on Campaign

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New Jersey’s longest-running state Senate president seems set to lose his seat to a truck driver who spent only $153 on Dunkin and paper fliers over the course of his campaign.

Democratic Senate President Steve Sweeney trailed Republican challenger Edward Durr, a commercial truck driver, by more than 2,000 votes as of Wednesday afternoon, with more than 99% of precincts reporting.

The potential loss by one of New Jersey’s most powerful politicians would result in upheaval of political power in the state, forcing the Senate to find a new president. »

At least 18 billionaires got federal stimulus checks, report says

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Included among the billionaires who received stimulus checks are philanthropist George Soros, worth $7.5 billion, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, and financier Ira Rennert, worth $3.7 billion, the report noted.

"ProPublica ... identified at least 18 billionaires who received stimulus payments, which were funded by U.S. taxpayers, in the spring of 2020.

But the finding that at least 18 American billionaires received stimulus checks earmarked for middle-income families reveals how differently the current tax system works for the wealthy. »

Xbox is developing its first MMO that can be played on any platform

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Xbox Game Studios is working with Finnish studio Mainframe on a cloud-native MMO, according to reports.

Cloud-based developer Mainframe had already announced it was working on a cloud-native MMO but, according to Jez Corden on The Xbox Two podcast, Xbox Game Studios is now working with the studio.

Corden’s claims have been corroborated by VentureBeat‘s Jeff Grubb, who claims the adventure MMO is being published by Xbox Game Studios and developed under the working title ‘Pax Dei’. »