The Daily Populous

Thursday January 20th, 2022 morning edition

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President Joe Biden delivers an opening statement during a news conference in the East Room of the White House on January 19, 2022 in Washington, DC.

Biden during his first solo news conference in 2022 ripped into Republicans for stalling his agenda.

The president questioned whether the GOP has any goals beyond obstructing him.

Name me one thing they’re for,” Biden said.

President Joe Biden on Wednesday excoriated Republicans for constantly working to derail his agenda while questioning what the GOP actually stands for.

Name me one thing they’re for,” Biden said at his first solo news conference of 2022, which occurred on the eve of his one-year anniversary in the White House.

The president effectively accused Republicans of having no other goals other than obstructing him, and of placing politics ahead of the health of the country. »

Another European Nation Defies China As Slovenia Strengthens Taiwan Ties

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China has described its shock at comments from Slovenia's prime minister Janez Jansa criticizing Beijing's economic coercion and vowing to strengthen relations with Taiwan.

He also warned that continued Chinese pressure against the democratic island and its newfound friends in the European Union would backfire.

The Chinese leadership has threatened to seize the island by force if it declares formal independence under the name "Taiwan.". »

Florida Department of Health confirms Dr. Raul Pino put on leave for encouraging Orange County Department of Health employees to get vaccinated

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The Florida Department of Health Medical Director that oversees areas of Orange County including Orlando has been put on leave for encouraging his own staff to get vaccinated.

Orange County Medical Director Dr. Raul Pino wrote an email to staff on Jan. 4th encouraging them to get vaccinated and boosted for COVID-19.

In it he wrote, “I have a hard time understanding how we can be in public health and not practice it.”. »

Muslim woman, 26, is sentenced to death by hanging after sending caricatures of Prophet Mohammed

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A Muslim woman has been sentenced to death in Pakistan for sending caricatures of Prophet Muhammad over WhatsApp, a court said.

Blasphemy is an act punishable by the death sentence in Muslim-majority Pakistan, although an execution has never been carried out for the crime.

Pakistan has strict blasphemy laws which carry a death penalty for people who insult the Prophet Muhammad, Islam, the Quran or certain holy people. »

Trump Organization Forced To Hire Outside Firm To Ensure Compliance With Subpoenas

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Eric Trump, Ivanka Trump, Donald Trump Jr, and Vice President-elect Mike Pence look on as President-elect Donald Trump conducts a press conference at Trump Tower in January 2017.

A judge forced the Trump Organization to hire an independent firm to oversee its compliance with subpoenas from the New York State attorney general’s office in its fraud investigation, according to a filing made late Tuesday.

If the attorney general’s office determined those actions were insufficient, the Trump Organization would have to retain, at its own cost, an independent firm to oversee its compliance. »