The Daily Populous

Friday April 15th, 2022 morning edition

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Another book that contains details it would have been nice to know at the time, before all hell broke loose on Capitol Hill.

Weeks before the shitstorm, and “Senate leaders” already heard it from the horse’s…ah…mouth that the steal was underway.

“We’ve got to stay focused on Georgia,” McConnell said to his colleagues right after they got off the phone with Trump in December 2020.

Mitch McConnell believes in only two things—his power, and the money it can bring in.

At least Jefferson Davis had the class to give up his Senate seat before he helped endanger the republic.

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Ukraine has seized the assets of captured Putin ally Viktor Medvedchuk, including 50 homes, 26 cars, 30 plots of land, and one yacht

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Ukrainian officials said they seized 154 of his assets, including houses, apartments, and land.

Ukrainian authorities said on Thursday they seized assets belonging to Viktor Medvedchuk, a Ukrainian politician and Kremlin ally who was arrested earlier this week.

Ukrainian authorities said Thursday that they had seized 154 assets belonging to Medvedchuk, including 23 houses, 32 apartments, 30 plots of land, 26 cars, and one yacht, The Washington Post reported. »

The Outsiders: How the International System Can Still Check China and Russia

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A strategy of institutional realpolitik would also recognize that for all their coordination, China and Russia are very different types of revisionists.

That, not lofty plans to change China and Russia or a wholesale abandonment of institutions, should help keep the revisionists in check.

These policymakers believed that membership in liberal institutions would make China and Russia more liberal themselves and thus less inclined to buck the existing international order. »

RNC unanimously votes to withdraw from commission that sponsors presidential debates

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(CNN) The Republican National Committee voted unanimously on Thursday to withdraw from its participation in the Commission on Presidential Debates, the organization that has long governed general-election presidential debates.

The commission was formed in 1987 as a nonprofit sponsored by both the Republican and Democratic Parties and has sponsored debates in every presidential election since 1988.

Thursday's vote comes after months of signals from the RNC that it sought a break from the commission. »