The Daily Populous

Friday November 18th, 2022 night edition

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The announcement, which came shortly after late midterm results had officially flipped House control to the Republicans, sent shockwaves across Capitol Hill, as lawmakers in both parties grappled with the thought of a Democratic House without Pelosi at the helm.

But a vast majority of Republicans skipped the event, including House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (Calif.).

Only one member of the GOP leadership team was on hand: Rep. Steve Scalise (La), the Republican whip, who gave Pelosi a standing ovation at the end.

Nancy Pelosi in 1984, working as head of the Democratic National Committee’s San Francisco host committee.

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi after being elected as the first woman Speaker during a swearing in ceremony for the 110th Congress in the House Chamber of the U.S. Capitol January 4, 2007 (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images).

“I’m not a House historian, but what I hear from House historians is [she’s] probably the strongest Speaker of the House we have seen in many, many, many years,” said Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.), another close Pelosi ally.

Jeffries, a member of the Congressional Black Caucus, is widely viewed as the favorite to replace Pelosi. »

Lab-grown meat cleared for human consumption by U.S. regulator

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WASHINGTON, Nov 16 (Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the first time cleared a meat product grown from animal cells for human consumption, the agency announced on Wednesday.

USDA and FDA together regulate cell-cultured meat under a 2019 agreement between the two agencies.

Demand for alternatives to farmed meat has grown alongside awareness of the high greenhouse gas emissions of raising livestock. »

The NBA Just Banned Off-White Uniforms for the Most Annoying Reason

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And during the pandemic, digital ads began making their way onto the basketball court in NBA broadcasts.

In a green screen-style snafu, certain jerseys were too close in color to the polished wooden floors of NBA arenas.

As a result, the Milwaukee uniforms (and all cream uniforms) were banned NBA-wide. »

Legacy of Kain: Crystal Dynamics says it ‘hears fans loud and clear’ after ‘100k+’ survey responses

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Crystal Dynamics has said it received an overwhelming response to a recent survey designed to gauge interest in a potential Legacy of Kain revival.

“In the past, we’ve found that surveys typically get between 1,000 and 3,000 responses, but when we asked folk about Legacy of Kain, we received over 100,000 responses.

The original entry, Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain, was developed by Silicon Knights under the direction of Denis Dyack and published by Crystal Dynamics in 1996. »

John Mearsheimer on Putin’s Ambitions After Nine Months of War

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Back in February, a few days after Russia launched its war in Ukraine, I spoke with the political scientist John Mearsheimer.

And what invariably happens when a war starts is that not only do goals escalate but the means of waging the war escalate.

And then the war starts, and, at least in the areas that he’s conquered, he seems to be pursuing the former goal. »