The Daily Populous

Friday December 9th, 2022 evening edition

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Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema is leaving the Democratic Party and registering as a political independent, she told CNN’s Jake Tapper in an exclusive TV interview.

Sinema’s move away from the Democratic Party is unlikely to change the power balance in the next Senate.

While Sanders and King formally caucus with Democrats, Sinema declined to explicitly say that she would do the same.

“When politicians are more focused on denying the opposition party a victory than they are on improving Americans’ lives, the people who lose are everyday Americans,” Sinema wrote.

She also brushed aside criticism she may face for the decision to leave the Democratic Party.

Sources familiar with the matter tell CNN that Sinema gave the White House a heads up that she was leaving the Democratic Party.

After a vote against filibuster changes in January, the Arizona Democratic Party’s executive board censured Sinema. »

‘It’s fate.’ 40 years later, Ke Huy Quan is a star, again

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He was 12 when he was cast as Harrison Ford’s Yankee-hat-wearing sidekick in “Temple of Doom.”

He went back to school to study film at the University of Southern California and transitioned into working behind the camera.

This movie, ‘Everything Everywhere All at Once,’ has given me so much beyond anything I could have ever asked for.”. »

UN says Israel must give up nuclear weapons in lopsided vote

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The United Nations General Assembly affirmed that Israel must give up its nuclear weapons in a 149-6 vote taken on Wednesday.

It calls on Israel to "not to develop, produce, test or others acquire nuclear weapons" and to "renounce possession of nuclear weapons.".

The resolution also called on Israel to accede to the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons treaty and to place "all its nuclear facilities under comprehensive International Atomic Energy safeguards. »

State Rep. Joe Harding resigns after DOJ indictment

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB/NSF) - Republican state Representative for House District 24, Joe Harding resigned following the DOJ indictment concerning allegations of wire fraud, money laundering, and making false statements.

Today, effective immediately, I am resigning from my position as the State Representative of House District 24.

Today, I am resigning from my position for the same two reasons: I love people, and I love Florida. »