The Daily Populous

Tuesday September 19th, 2023 morning edition

image for Lauren Boebert won her last election by fewer than 600 votes. Her vaping incident at Beetlejuice could doom her reelection bid and cost Republicans control of the House

In 2022, Rep. Lauren Boebert won her bid for reelection by less than 600 votes.

In mid-September, she was kicked out of a musical after she vaped and took photos on her phone.

The incident may have hurt her chances of retaining her seat in 2024, and could cost the GOP.

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Despite barely winning her reelection campaign, Boebert started her second term in office in largely the same manner she did in her first.

If Frisch successfully unseats Boebert, his election could very well help flip the House of Representatives in favor of the Democratic Party. »

Striking auto workers want a 40% pay increase—the same rate their CEOs' pay grew in recent years

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The average U.S. autoworker on a manufacturing production line earns about $28 per hour as of August, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Autoworker pay at "The Big Three" works on a tiered system, which was introduced in the aftermath of the 2008 auto industry crisis, where more recent hires start at lower rates of pay than more tenured workers.

Nationwide, autoworkers' average real hourly earnings has fallen 19.3% since 2008, according to research from the left-leaning Economic Policy Institute. »

Intelligence suggests agents of India behind killing of B.C. Sikh leader: Trudeau

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Canadian national security authorities have obtained “credible” intelligence suggesting “agents of the government of India” were behind the June murder of Hardeep Singh Nijjar, a prominent Sikh leader in B.C., Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says.

The organization called on Canadian intelligence and law enforcement to fully investigate Nijjar’s killing, including foreign interference, “specifically from India.”.

2:14 Poilievre calls for ‘utmost transparency’ from India amid investigation into killing of B.C. Sikh leader. »

California lawmakers pass bill to make it easier to delete online personal data

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California lawmakers say they want to make it easier for people to delete personal information held by data brokers.

California lawmakers on Thursday passed a bill known as the Delete Act that would allow consumers, with a single request, to have every data broker delete their personal information.

The bill’s supporters say consumers would have more control over their personal data online, which data brokers often collect without their consent or knowledge. »

Trudeau accuses India of role in killing of Canadian Sikh leader

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says national security agencies are investigating "credible allegations" that the "agents of the government of India" were involved in the killing of prominent Canadian Sikh leader Hardeep Singh Nijjar in B.C. in June.

Last week, Trudeau was in India attending the G20, where there were signs of diplomatic tensions with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

"Any involvement of a foreign government in the killing of a Canadian citizen on Canadian soil is an unacceptable violation of our sovereignty," Trudeau said. »