The Daily Populous

Sunday April 24th, 2022 morning edition

image for Pence Refusing to Get in Secret Service Car on Jan. 6 'Chilling': Raskin

During the talk, he called special attention to a tense moment involving Pence, NBC News reported.

After being taken to an undisclosed portion of the Capitol during the riot, Pence's Secret Service agents, whom Raskin suspected were reporting directly to Trump's security detail, asked him to enter an armored limousine.

"[Pence] uttered what I think are the six most chilling words of this entire thing I've seen so far: 'I'm not getting in that car,'" Raskin said.

"He knew exactly what this inside coup they had planned for was going to do.".

"I'm not getting in the car, Tim," Pence said, in response to Giebels' insistence that he enter the armored vehicle.

"I trust you, Tim, but you're not driving the car.

"It was a coup directed by the president against the vice president and against the Congress.". »

Man dies after setting himself on fire in front of the Supreme Court, police say

Authored by

A man has died after setting himself on fire in front of the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., on Friday night, Metropolitan Police said Saturday.

Police identified the man as 50-year-old Wynn Bruce, of Boulder, Colorado, and said he died of his injuries after being airlifted to a hospital following the incident.

Supreme Court Police, U.S. Capitol Police and the Metropolitan Police Department responded to the incident, the court said, and a medical helicopter airlifted the person to a local hospital. »

FACT SHEET: President Biden Signs Executive Order to Strengthen America’s Forests, Boost Wildfire Resilience, and Combat Global Deforestation

Authored by

Building on this directive and the Administration’s commitment to climate-smart forest stewardship, today’s Executive Order will:.

To strengthen America’s forests and advance a holistic, science-based approach to wildfire resilience and forest restoration, this Executive Order advances action on:.

Combat Commodity-Driven Deforestation: A major driver of global deforestation is forest clearing to produce agricultural commodities like beef, soy, and palm oil. »

"I want countries in Asia to change their treatment of Ukraine" - Zelenskyy

Authored by
image for

Quote: "We managed to change, with our unity and strength, the treatment of Ukraine by many European countries.

I would very much like countries in Asia to change their treatment of Ukraine, too.

Details: Zelenskyy added that whereas earlier, countries in Asia were very close to the Soviet Union and, after its collapse, to Russia as its successor, now Ukraine is changing that. »

Americans Are Drowning in Spam & Robocalls & FCC Does Nothing

Authored by
image for

Driving the news: The average American received roughly 42 spam texts just in the month of March, according to new data from RoboKiller, an app that blocks spam calls and texts.

There were more spam calls last month than in any of the previous six months, per YouMail's Robocall Index.

What's next: The FCC tried to reduce robocalls in part by working with cell phone carriers to implement call authentication requirements. »