The Daily Populous

Thursday December 1st, 2022 day edition

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One bill (which passed with 79 Republican votes and 211 Democratic ones) codified the higher wages the railroads were offering.

Florida Senator Marco Rubio tweeted Tuesday he "will not vote to impose a deal that doesn't have the support of the rail workers.".

Ultimately, all but three Republican members of Congress—who, notably, have unlimited sick days and all 10 federal holidays off per year—still voted against it.

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy indicated to reporters prior to the vote few Republican members were expected to vote in favor of increasing paid time off.

In early negotiations, the unions requested 15 days of sick leave, while the resolution adopted Wednesday notably had just seven.

The disparity between railroaders and members of Congress was visibly on display on social media after the vote.

"The 'working class party' strikes again," Justin Baragona, a media reporter for the Daily Beast, tweeted following the vote. »

Trump tax returns: House committee receives Donald Trump's federal tax returns from IRS

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The House Ways and Means Committee now has six years of Donald Trump’s federal tax returns, ending a yearslong pursuit by Democrats to dig into one of the former president’s most closely guarded personal details.

Federal courts had decided the House could request six years of Trump’s returns, after the committee had requested them in 2019 and again in 2021, according to public court records.

Several judges, including Republican appointees, have found the House had power to request the returns from the IRS. »

Senate passes landmark Respect for Marriage Act in bipartisan vote

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The legislation garnered support from a wider margin of GOP senators after it was amended to include provisions protecting religious liberty.

"What a great day," Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said on the Senate floor after the bill's passage.

Before proceeding to final passage of the marriage equality bill, senators rejected three amendments proposed by Republican Sens. »

Elon Musk Sleeps Next To A Deus Ex: Human Revolution Gun For No Reason

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By his own admission, Elon Musk jumps into sleep’s deep, dark nothingness next to a pistol in a box with Washington Crossing the Delaware on it, four drained, gold, caffeine-free Diet Coke cans, and a replica of a Deus Ex: Human Revolution gun held together by screws.

Elon Musk is the guy with the pizza-stained mattress on the floor.

He’s the guy at the club who comes off like he’d turn your life into a House of Wax sequel. »

The Witcher Remake Is Coming After The Witcher 4, Will Take Advantage of Its Technologies

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During the Q&A portion of CD Projekt RED's Q3 2022 earnings call, president and joint CEO Adam Kiciński revealed that The Witcher Remake would only be released after The Witcher 4 (codenamed Polaris) because it will take advantage of the technologies and tools developed for that game.

Coming back to The Witcher Remake and when it will come, yes, it will come after Polaris (The Witcher 4), which is a consequence of how we think about this project.

It makes sense, as Polaris will be the first game made by CD Projekt RED with Unreal Engine 5. »