The Daily Populous

Tuesday December 21st, 2021 night edition

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But privately, Manchin has told his colleagues that he essentially doesn’t trust low-income people to spend government money wisely.

In recent months, Manchin has told several of his fellow Democrats that he thought parents would waste monthly child tax credit payments on drugs instead of providing for their children, according to two sources familiar with the senator’s comments.

Continuing the child tax credit for another year is a core part of the Build Back Better legislation that Democrats had hoped to pass by the end of the year.

Manchin has also told colleagues he believes that Americans would fraudulently use the proposed paid sick leave policy, specifically saying people would feign being sick and go on hunting trips, a source familiar with his comments told HuffPost.

The concern that some parents would use the benefit for drugs echoes years of conservative talking points on welfare.

Democrats want their enhanced child tax credit to be permanent, but included a one-year extension to reduce the cost of the bill, arguing that it would be easy to extend the credit at a later time.

Democrats’ frustration with Manchin began to boil over last week even before he announced he wouldn’t support the bill. »

Moderna Announces Preliminary Booster Data and Updates Strategy to Address Omicron Variant

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Authorized booster (50 µg of mRNA-1273) increases Omicron neutralizing antibody levels approximately 37-fold; a 100 µg booster dose of mRNA-1273 increases Omicron neutralizing antibody levels approximately 83-fold M oderna will continue to advance an Omicron-specific booster (mRNA-1273.529) to clinical trials C onference call to be held today at 8:00 a.m.

The currently authorized 50 µg booster of mRNA-1273 increased neutralizing antibody levelsagainst Omicron approximately 37-fold compared to pre-boost levels and a 100 µg dose of mRNA-1273 increased neutralizing antibody levelsapproximately 83-fold compared to pre-boost levels.

The multivalent candidates boosted Omicron specific neutralizing antibody levels to similarly high levels at both the 50 µg and 100 µg levels. »

Five-year-old caught driving car north of Kingston, Ont. wanted to buy present for sister, police say

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A five-year-old boy in Central Frontenac, north of Kingston, Ont., just wanted to get a new toy for his sister.

Ontario Provincial Police say they received a call about a suspicious vehicle at around 7:20 a.m. Monday from a neighbour.

When police arrived, they found the very young driver, who said that he wanted to go to the store and buy a pink toy tractor for his little sister. »

The Real Crisis of Global Order

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And the supposed pillars of that order, most notably the United States, are in danger of succumbing to illiberalism at home.

Any attempt to grapple with this crisis will require policy decisions that are clearly illiberal or necessitate a new version of liberal order.

The fact remains that liberal democracies do face very real threats from the rise of reactionary populism, conservative authoritarianism, and other antidemocratic movements. »

Marjorie Taylor Greene Refers to 'Yellow People' in Speech on GOP Diversity

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Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) referred to "yellow people" while pushing back against claims of the GOP being a "white supremacist party.".

And I heard—someone I really like—I think I heard that a lot of people here like a guy named Donald J.

Marjorie Taylor Greene suggests the presence of “yellow people” and other groups at TPUSA’s #AMFEST2021 means it’s not a “white supremacist party.” »