The Daily Populous

Thursday December 1st, 2022 morning edition

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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.

The committee, led by Democratic Rep. Richard Neal of Massachusetts, had sought six years of Trump’s tax records, primarily from the time he served as president.

Democrats are not expected to review the tax returns at this session, and the documents are not expected to be immediately released to the public.

Being under audit by the IRS does not preclude someone from releasing their tax returns publicly.

Trump did not release his tax returns from those years, even though the audits were over. »

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. »

The Hard Truth About Long Wars

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Russia and Ukraine are not unique in this regard, for ideological belief explains many long wars.

Americans in particular should recognize their own revolutionary past in the clash of convictions that perpetuates the war in Ukraine.

If Putin believes defeat could end his regime, he has an incentive to keep fighting, whatever the consequences for Russians. »

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. »