The Daily Populous

Thursday July 7th, 2022 evening edition

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I wonder if the remaining sensible Republicans have accepted the irretrievable loss of the GOP they once knew.

One of his closest advisers, Aleksandr Yakovlev, told him that this effort was pointless, akin to “serving tea to a corpse.”.

Over the weekend, The Atlantic published a plea from Senator Romney for Americans “across the political spectrum” to stop ignoring “potentially cataclysmic threats.”

But Romney, Cheney, and Kinzinger cannot rescue their party, either—at least not in its current form.

In fact, I wonder if the Republicans can ever return to being the kind of party that once nominated someone like Mitt Romney for the American presidency.

Rather, I say this because millions of Republicans seem to have irreversibly lost touch with reality itself.

Other Republicans have blown past such pedestrian crackpottery and now have escaped the last tendrils of Earth’s gravity. »

Boris Johnson to resign as prime minister in statement at 12.30pm

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But several MPs are calling for a caretaker prime minister to be brought in to stop Mr Johnson leading through the summer.

Please use Chrome browser for a more accessible video player 6:17 From journalist to the prime minister, Sky News looks back at Boris Johnson's career.

Liberal Democrat deputy leader Daisy Cooper said Mr Johnson would "go down in history as a lying law-breaking prime minister, who abused the trust and patience of the British people.". »

Pipeline Critical to Kazakh Oil Exports Ordered to Halt Operations by Russian Court

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On July 6, a Russian court ordered the Caspian Pipeline Consortium (CPC) to suspend operations for 30 days.

Although it handles just over 1 percent of global oil, CPC is critical for Kazakhstan; around 80 percent of Kazakhstan’s oil exports move through the Novorossiysk oil terminal.

In any case, Europe’s aim is to decrease its imports of Russian oil and Kazakhstan stands as an option — but Kazakh exports to Europe depend on Russian pipelines. »

Taika Waititi Asked If Natalie Portman Wanted to Be in a Star Wars Movie... Forgetting She'd Been in 3 Already

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Thor: Love and Thunder director Taika Waititi asked Natalie Portman if she’s ever wanted to be in a Star Wars movie... forgetting that she was already in three of them.

During an interview with Rolling Stone, the 46-year-old filmmaker revealed the awkward moment when he asked Natalie Portman if she wanted to join the series, as he works on his own Star Wars film.

Have you ever wanted to be in a Star Wars movie?’ She said, ‘I’ve been in Star Wars movies.’ I forgot about those ones. »

The US supreme court poses a real threat to Americans’ democracy

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Whatever you call the current crusade of this supreme court, their approach is not conservative.

To be frank, the threat to democracy posed by this supreme court is clear and present.

It’s time for fundamental reform of American democracy – including the supreme court – before the radical right steals that democracy away forever. »