The Daily Populous

Wednesday October 19th, 2022 night edition

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Lauren Boebert put forth an amendment, but the House Rules Committee chair blocked it, a book says.

Jim McGovern, the chair, said a "new rule" was "crazy" people couldn't get an amendment, it adds.

The episode is described in "Weapons of Mass Delusion: When the Republican Party Lost Its Mind.".

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House Rules Committee Chair Jim McGovern created a "new rule" on his committee for people like Rep. Lauren Boebert, the gun-toting far-right firebrand from Colorado, a new book says.

"As McGovern would recall it, his response was, 'We have a new rule in the Rules Committee.

One Republican Congress member told McGovern that because of the riot, he would vote to uphold the election results, the book says. »

Russia denied using Iranian suicide drones to attack Ukraine, even though there are pictures of it

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Russian on Tuesday denied deploying Iran-made suicide drones to attack Ukraine.

Russia on Tuesday denied using "suicide drones" supplied by Iran to attack Ukraine, the day after photos showed it doing just that.

Denmark also said that Iranian drones were used, with its foreign minister saying on Monday: "Iranian drones are used apparently to attack in the middle of Kyiv, this is an atrocity.". »

MacKenzie Scott gives the Girl Scouts nearly $85 million

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MacKenzie Scott gives the Girl Scouts nearly $85 million.

NEW YORK — Philanthropist MacKenzie Scott donated $84.5 million to Girl Scouts of the USA and 29 of its local branches, the 110-year-old organization said Tuesday, calling it a vote of confidence.

Youth membership of the Girl Scouts fell dramatically during the pandemic, dropping nearly 30% from about 1.4 million in 2019- 2020 to just over 1 million in 2021-2022. »

The Thaw on Russia’s Periphery Has Already Started

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The Russian military’s failures and resort to widespread atrocities have exposed Moscow’s conventional military capabilities as a Potemkin force.

If Putin were to follow through on his threat to use nuclear weapons in Ukraine, it would only compound his strategic defeat.

We don’t know how exactly this war will end, but we do know that Russia will not win. »

Trump Hotels Charged Secret Service Up to 5 Times the Standard Rate: Report

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According to The Washington Post, the expense reports reveal that the Trump Organization charged the Secret Service as much as $1,185 a night for agents to stay in properties such as the Trump International Hotel in D.C.

Since Trump left office in Jan. 2021, the Secret Service continues to protect him, as is customary for all former presidents.

Untraditionally, however, the agency continues to also pay the Trump Organization to stay at Trump-owned properties while protecting him. »