The Daily Populous

Monday August 28th, 2023 evening edition

image for Jim Jordan is abusing his power. Fani Willis should call his bluff.

As we explained the last time Jordan attempted to intrude, Congress can't use its investigative power to engage in law enforcement.

The Constitution gives no express power to our national legislature to engage in investigations.

But it has been understood since the very first Congress that the legislative body has such implied powers within Article I.

Willis has every reason to believe any of these sensitive matters could be leaked to Trump or the public.

During his presidency, Trump and his allies, including Jordan, loudly insisted on those limitations.

For example, when Congress tried to obtain Trump’s tax and financial records, Jordan proclaimed it “an unprecedented abuse of the committee’s subpoena authority.”.

If it comes to litigation, the courts will see through Jordan’s efforts for the distracting and partisan political theatrics they are. »

Fox News apologizes to Gold Star family after facing backlash over false story

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Fox News apologized Saturday to a Gold Star family for publishing a false story last month claiming that the family had to pay $60,000 to ship the remains of their fallen relative back from Afghanistan because the Pentagon refused to pay.

Officials said on August 28, 2021, that Gee was among the Marines killed in a bombing at the airport.

In this case, Fox News did not publicly address the incident until the story ignited backlash against the outlet. »

Newly declassified US intel claims Russia is laundering propaganda through unwitting Westerners

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Russian intelligence is operating a systematic program to launder pro-Kremlin propaganda through private relationships between Russian operatives and unwitting US and western targets, according to newly declassified US intelligence.

The campaigns have sometimes been effective at planting Russian narratives in the Western press, according to the intelligence.

“At the end of the day, this unwitting target is disseminating Russian influence operation, Russian propaganda to their target public,” the US official said. »

Armored Core 6 Gets Off to Flying Start on Steam 'Thanks to Elden Ring'

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FromSoftware's Armored Core 6: Fires of Rubicon is off to a flying start on Steam, with publisher Bandai Namco saying it's "thanks to Elden Ring".

Fires of Rubicon arrives as the first Armored Core game in 11 years but more crucially as the first after FromSoftware released the likes of Elden Ring, Dark Souls 3, Bloodborne, and Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice.

While giant mechs don't exactly align with the stoic fantasy world of Elden Ring, the two do share one similarity on the technical side. »

Arizona 911 operators to get unlimited mental health services

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PHOENIX — Arizona Gov. Katie Hobbs signed House Bill 2717 which will provide the state’s 911 operators unlimited mental health services.

The signing of the bill gives 911 operators the same mental health benefits as police officers and firefighters.

Especially in this field, that includes the necessary health care services that promote emotional and mental well-being of our dispatchers,” Hobbs said. »