The Daily Populous

Sunday January 9th, 2022 morning edition

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No Senate Republicans appear to have publicly come out against congressional stock trades, so Ossoff may have trouble finding a co-sponsor in the Senate.

Georgia Sen. Jon Ossoff can introduce the Ossoff ethics bill with help from a Republican co-sponsor.

But the Ban Conflicted Trading Act would only ban trades by members of Congress and their senior staff — not spouses or families — so Paul Pelosi’s stock-picking would remain legal.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has defended stock trading by members of Congress, while her husband Paul has raked in millions of dollars through shares of big tech companies.

Rep. Chip Roy (R-TX) has united with Democrats to support a ban of stock trades by members of Congress.

Ossoff and Warnock in particular appear to owe their political careers to poorly-received Congressional stock trades.

In October, Ossoff called for a ban on stock trading by Federal Reserve officials following revelations that two regional reserve bank presidents had actively traded shares in 2020. »

World's Most Powerful Space Telescope Fully Deployed In Space: NASA

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The James Webb Space Telescope completed its two-week-long deployment phase on Saturday, unfolding the final mirror panel as it readies to study every phase of cosmic history.

Because the telescope was too large to fit into a rocket's nose cone in its operational configuration, it was transported folded-up.

"When the final latch is secure, NASA Webb will be fully unfolded in space.". »

First-dose vaccinations quadruple in Quebec ahead of restrictions at liquor and cannabis stores

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The number of appointments for the first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine has risen sharply this week in Quebec, according to Health Minister Christian Dubé.

Thursday, Dubé announced that vaccine passports would be required to enter Société des alcools du Québec (SAQ) and Société québécoise du cannabis (SQDC) locations starting Jan. 18.

He explains the decision was made to curb an increase in cases of the highly contagious Omicron variant. »