The Daily Populous

Friday November 19th, 2021 evening edition

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Rep. Kevin McCarthy gave a speech on Thursday to stall a House vote on the social spending bill.

During the speech, McCarthy said no one elected President Joe Biden to be FDR.

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McCarthy's speech on Thursday night ultimately forced Democrats to shelve plans for a Thursday evening vote in the House.

McCarthy broke a record once held by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for the longest floor speech, clocking in at eight hours and 23 minutes.

But it mattered little as Democrats passed the spending bill on Friday morning, brushing aside united GOP opposition to advance Biden's economic agenda. »

Republicans Ban Elmo From Attending Conservative Conference

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Elmo will be tickled at this absurd news: An annual conference of the Republican Party’s most extreme members is banning him and his “Sesame Street” from attending in February.

On Thursday, the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) posted two tweets that told Elmo, Big Bird, Bert and Ernie in no uncertain terms that they would not be welcome at next year’s conference.

If they don't add at least one conservative muppet to the cast, these seething 68yo reactionaries WILL stop watching the show. »

Europe Needs to Step Up on Defense

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Alert to this trend, European officials increasingly recognize that Europe must begin to take charge of its own security.

Despite regular calls for increased European defense spending, the United States has opposed EU defense integration efforts for decades.

Now is the time for Europe to step up and launch the defense effort the European Union and NATO need. »

Cybersleuths Say Zelenskiy's Office Postponed Russian Mercenary Sting Operation After Cease-Fire Pact

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Several operatives told Bellingcat that Burba called them immediately after the meeting with Yermak.

In comments in June 2021, Zelenskiy suggested that Ukraine may have been drawn into a plot initiated by another country.

The Ukrainian operatives posted fake job ads seeking Russians with military backgrounds and requesting they send resumes with details of their prior experience. »

A New York judge said it was inappropriate to imprison a 20-year-old who admitted to sexual abuse, including rape, of teens

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A judge gave him eight years' probation Tuesday and said prison "isn't appropriate," ABC7 reported.

A New York judge said it was "inappropriate" to imprison a 20-year-old man who pleaded guilty to raping at least one teen girl several years ago, ABC7 reported.

He was sentenced as an adult, appropriately — for an adult to get away with these crimes is unjust," Cohen said of Belter. »