The Daily Populous

Friday January 7th, 2022 morning edition

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The survey, commissioned by conservative advocacy group Convention of States Action, found that 76 percent of voters believe that lawmakers and their spouses have an “unfair advantage” in the stock market.

Just 5 percent of respondents approved of members trading stocks, while 19 percent gave no opinion.

“This issue has received a lot of attention, and this data verifies the American people want this practice to end once and for all.”.

6 brings Democrats, Cheneys together — with GOP mostly absent One year later: A lesson Three in four voters support banning lawmakers from trading stocks: poll MORE (D-Calif.), whose husband is a prolific trader, told reporters last month that Congress should not block lawmakers from trading stocks.

Other surveys have shown similar support for cracking down on congressional stock trading.

A November poll from the Campaign Legal Center found that 67 percent of voters support banning lawmakers from owning stock in specific companies.

The poll, conducted by the Trafalgar Group, surveyed 1,706 likely general election voters between Dec. 17-21. »

Pakistan confirms appointment of first female Supreme Court judge

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Pakistan has confirmed the appointment of the first female Supreme Court judge in the Muslim-majority nation's history, members of the ruling party said on Thursday.

A commission that decides on the promotion of judges on Thursday voted to make 55-year-old Justice Ayesha Malik the first female judge on the Supreme Court in the 75 years since the South Asian country's independence.

"An important & defining moment in our country as a brilliant lawyer & decorated judge has become Pakistan's first female SC judge," a legislator of the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf and parliamentary secretary for law Maleeka Bokhari said on Twitter. »

Reshaping Ukraine’s Western Integration

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The fundamental incoherence and blatant contradictions in Russia’s current stand may not impede its psychological effectiveness in Western Europe, however.

Traditionally conciliatory German and other continental West European approaches to Russian imperialism could thus again trump more consistent and principled Western approaches towards Moscow.

An EU membership perspective for Ukraine, Georgia, and Moldova can save the West’s and especially Western Europe’s face. »

DeSantis admits to finding 1 million expired COVID-19 tests stockpiled in warehouse

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In a press conference Thursday morning, Governor DeSantis admitted state officials found 1 million unused COVID-19 tests in a warehouse.

The admission came as DeSantis unveiled a plan to get 1 million COVID-19 tests to Florida’s seniors.

“We actually wanted to send a bunch of those [tests] to long-term care facilities at the beginning when we got them,” DeSantis said. »