The Daily Populous

Thursday November 17th, 2022 evening edition

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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell voted against legislation that would protect interracial marriages on Wednesday, despite the fact that he's married to an Asian American woman.

McConnell, who is white, is the husband of former U.S. Secretary for Transportation Elaine Chao, the first woman of Asian heritage to be appointed to a presidential cabinet.

Many social-media users criticized McConnell following the vote and pointed to his relationship with Chao, whom he married in 1993.

"Mitch McConnell, a man in an interracial marriage, votes against protecting interracial marriage," tweeted former Democratic congressional candidate Nina Turner.

"My guess is McConnell's opposition has to do with same-sex marriage, not interracial marriage," wrote Brendan Kirby, investigative reporter with Fox10 News.

The Supreme Court found that bans on interracial marriage were unconstitutional in the 1967 case Loving vs. Virginia.

"I'm honored that my Republican colleagues have reelected me to lead our outstanding Conference," McConnell tweeted. »

U.S. Senate Passes Marijuana and Cannabidiol Research Expansion Act, Sends it to President Biden

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Passage of the bill in the House and Senate marks the first time a standalone piece of marijuana reform legislation has ever been sent to a president.

The measure is designed to facilitate research on marijuana and its potential health benefits.

The bill will accomplish this by streamlining the application process for scientific marijuana studies and removing existing barriers for researchers that frequently slow the research process. »

Taylor Swift resale tour ticket prices soar to $42,000 after Ticketmaster crashes

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Key points: Taylor Swift's USA concert tickets have soared to $42,000 on resale sites.

Taylor Swift's USA concert tickets have soared to $42,000 on resale sites Ticketmaster says its website is facing 'historically unprecedented demand'.

Ticketmaster says its website is facing 'historically unprecedented demand' Fans crashed the Ticketmaster website on the first day of sales. »

Biden is the first president in 20 years to hold the Senate at the midterms

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Ahead of the Nov. 8 vote, Biden recorded low popularity rates in the polls as inflation touched 40-year highs.

The odds appeared to be in Republicans’ favor, but the conservative party ultimately failed to get a leg up in the Senate races.

Only on three occasions since 1922 has the president’s party gained (or lost no) Senate seats. »

Russian missiles reportedly cross into Poland, killing two

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The missiles reportedly killed two people near a grain silo in a village on the Ukraine border.

Gen. Pat Ryder said he was “aware” of reports that missiles had struck inside Poland.

“Collective response to Russian actions must be tough and principled,” he wrote, reiterating calls for western fighter jets and air defense systems to intercept Russian missiles. »