The Daily Populous

Thursday March 24th, 2022 morning edition

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Rep. Mo Brooks said Trump asked him to remove Biden from office and declare a new election.

All the actions Trump is said to have asked for would be unconstitutional and illegal.

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Republican Rep. Mo Brooks of Alabama said on Wednesday that former President Donald Trump pressed him to illegally remove President Joe Biden from office and hold a new presidential election, moves that are both unconstitutional.

In a statement on Wednesday, Trump said Brooks had gone "woke" by asking him to move beyond his repeatedly debunked claims about the 2020 election.

If Brooks' claims are true, they would fit within a pattern of Trump pressing elected officials to overturn the result of the 2020 election.

"I've told President Trump the truth knowing full well that it might cause President Trump to rescind his endorsement," Brooks said. »

Alex Jones skips deposition in Sandy Hook settlement, defying court order

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The families’ legal team requested the court consider compelling Jones to appear for the deposition if he continues to defy court orders and dodge his appearance.

If granted, the the order for Jones’ arrest would require assistance from a court in Texas.

All five legal wins came by default after Jones refused to comply with court orders demanding documents and financial information. »

MacKenzie Scott donates a record $275 million to Planned Parenthood

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March 23 (Reuters) - Billionaire philanthropist MacKenzie Scott donated $275 million to women's healthcare provider Planned Parenthood, the largest gift from a single donor in the organization's more than 100-year history, Planned Parenthood said on Wednesday.

"We are incredibly grateful for Ms. Scott’s extraordinary philanthropic investment in Planned Parenthood, as a critical part of the public health infrastructure," Planned Parenthood Chief Executive Alexis McGill Johnson said in a statement.

In a Medium post on Wednesday, Scott said she had donated more than $3.8 billion to 465 non-profit organizations, including Planned Parenthood, since last June. »

Funeral home sued after man hoping to be “raptured” is cremated

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The lawsuit, filed by Brandon Lacy of Lacy Law Firm on March 8, said Harold was transferred Roller-McNutt Funeral Home based on his final wishes.

The six-page suit stated the family “made arrangements with Roller-McNutt Funeral Home for the purposes of the transfer, funeral arrangements, casket purchase and internment.”.

An attorney for the funeral home, Michael Harrison, admitted his clients cremated Harold but denied all other allegations by his family. »

Opinion : Israel’s semi-neutrality on Ukraine can’t last

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Bennett is an Orthodox Jew, for whom the one justification for traveling on the Sabbath is possibly saving human life.

I have many doubts about both men, but I’m certain they wouldn’t have flown on Shabbat without that hope.

Svetlova also says she is concerned Israel looks at the war in Ukraine “as something … not next to [Israel’s] borders.” »