The Daily Populous

Sunday May 21st, 2023 day edition

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And because these are likely the best spokespeople Republican extortionists will find, the attempted arguments call for engagement.

It is overtly threatening the contract rights of literally millions of innocent people, not to mention our own Constitution and prior budget legislation.

Next consider these astonishing claims: The 14th Amendment does not, “authorize the president to borrow more money,” and its purpose is “barring the repudiation of debt, not authorizing the means of repaying debt.”.

We say it because this isn’t about “Biden versus Congress,” or even about “Biden versus the MAGA faction of the House Republican Caucus,” at all.

And this includes Treasury issuances to cover past-debt redemptions as they come due — debt repayment and servicing themselves being budget line items.

President Biden, Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.) and all reasonable Republicans should kindly call the MAGA conservatives’ bluff.

Simply ignore the 1917 vintage debt ceiling, which is now null and void, and abide by the 1974 budget law. »

Compton's new indoor vertical farm brings fresh produce, more jobs to city

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The farm is designed to grow up to 4.5 million pounds of leafy greens annually in a single city block.

Plenty, which specializes in indoor vertical farms, held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the opening of the Plenty Compton Farm, which is being described as "the world's most technologically advanced indoor vertical farm.".

The company said it's designed to grow up to 4.5 million pounds of leafy greens annually in a single city block. »

3-year-old shoots 2 people in Indiana, leading to arrest of man wanted for murder

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Trayshaun Smith, 23, was arrested on Thursday after he visited a hospital with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound, according to Lt. Justin Hartman of the Lafayette Police Department.

The Lafayette Police Department said it is coordinating with police in Markham, Illinois, regarding the arrest.

A representative for the Markham Police Department did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the arrest. »