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Lemon reminded viewers that Trump’s political career began with the lie that Barack Obama wasn’t born in America. Less than two weeks after a violent mob that included groups of white supremacists stormed the U.S. Capitol in a deadly attempt to overthrow democracy, fueled by a lie they believe that the 2020 presidential election was stolen, allies of President Donald Trump shared messages of unity on the day America celebrates the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King. The irony was not lost on CNN Tonight host Don Lemon , who criticized Trump supporters like Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and White House spokeswoman Kayleigh McEnany, who shared quotes from the iconic civil rights leader Monday on social media.
Catalonia's top court on Tuesday suspended the regional government's decision to delay a parliamentary election from next month until May due to the coronavirus, a potential setback for separatists who would have less time to make their case. The election is considered a litmus test for the Catalan separatist movement, as pro-independence parties hope to garner more than 50% of the vote for the first time in what opinion polls foresee as a tight race. The Catalan government, led by pro-independence parties, sought to move the vote to May 30 from Feb. 14 in what it called a health measure due to rising coronavirus infections.
President-elect Joe Biden is set to propose an extensive immigration reform bill on day one of his administration, which includes an eight-year path to citizenship for an estimated 11 million people living in the U.S. illegally. The bill, which is expected to fill hundreds of pages, would offer one of the quickest pathways to citizenship for illegal immigrants in recent years: those living in the U.S. illegally as of January 1 would have a five-year path to temporary legal status, or a green card, contingent upon a background check, paying taxes, and other basic requirements, according to the Associated Press. What follows, should eligible immigrants decide to pursue citizenship, is a three-year path to naturalization. Meanwhile, “Dreamers” — young people who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children — as well as agricultural workers and those under temporary protective status could receive green cards even sooner if they are working, in school or fulfill other requirements. However, the measure does not include Republican-supported enhanced border security, only calls for coming up with strategies and for the use of technology, which could prove a hurdle to its passage in Congress as Biden would need to earn support from some GOP senators to pass the proposal into law. The legislation also aims to address the causes of migration from Central America to the U.S. and offers grants for workforce development and English language learning. On Inauguration Day, Biden is expected to issue a series of executive orders to reverse other Trump immigration actions, including the outgoing administration’s travel “ban” on predominantly Muslim countries. On the campaign trail, Biden repeatedly promised that immigration reform would come on day one of his administration. “[W]e made a mistake. It took too long to get it right,” Biden said of the Obama Administration’s record on immigration, during the October 23 presidential debate.
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WASHINGTON — For many Trump supporters, the inauguration of Joe Biden this week will be a signal that it is time to move on. The president had four years, but Biden won, and that is that. But for a certain slice of the 74 million Americans who voted for President Donald Trump, the events of the past two weeks — the five deaths, including of a Capitol Police officer, the arrests that have followed, and the removal of Trump and right-wing extremists from tech platforms — have not had a chastening effect. On the contrary, interviews in recent days show that their anger and paranoia have only deepened, suggesting that even after Trump leaves the White House, an embrace of conspiracy theories and rage about the 2020 election will live on, not just among extremist groups but among many Americans. Sign up for The Morning newsletter from the New York Times “I can’t just sit back and say, ‘OK, I’ll just go back to watching football,’” said Daniel Scheerer, 43, a fuel truck driver in Grand Junction, Colorado, who went to the rally in Washington this month, but said he did not go inside the Capitol and had nothing to do with those who did. He said he did not condone those who were violent, but believed that the news media had “totally skewed” the event, obscuring what he saw as the real story of the day — the people’s protest against election fraud. “If we tolerate a fraudulent election, I believe we cease to have a republic,” he said. “We turn into a totalitarian state.” Asked what would happen after Biden took office, Scheerer said: “That’s where every person has to soul search.” He continued: “This just isn’t like a candidate that I didn’t want, but he won fair and square. There’s something different happening here. I believe it needs to be resisted and fought against.” Scheerer said that he was not advocating violence and that he was not part of any group that was. But he echoed the views of many who supported the recent events in Washington: a fervent belief that something bad was about to happen, and an instinct to fight against it. Polls indicate that only a small fraction of Americans approved of the riot in Washington. A Washington Post-ABC News poll showed that 8% of adults and 15% of Republicans support “the actions of people who stormed the U.S. Capitol last week to protest Biden’s election as president.” That is far from most voters, but enough to show that the belief in a stolen election has entered the American bloodstream and will not be easy to stop. “It’s a dangerous situation,” said Lucan Way, a political scientist at the University of Toronto who writes about authoritarian regimes. “The ‘election was stolen’ narrative has become part of the political landscape.” The country’s political divide is no longer a disagreement over issues like guns and abortion but a fundamental difference in how people see reality. That, in turn, is driving more extremist beliefs. This shift has been years in the making, but it went into hyperspeed after the Nov. 3 election as Trump and many in his party encouraged Americans, despite all the evidence to the contrary, to believe the results were fraudulent. The belief is still common among Republicans: A Quinnipiac poll published Jan. 11 found that 73% still falsely believe there was widespread voter fraud. Now, with Biden’s inauguration Wednesday and so many Americans enraged about the election, state capitals and Washington are on high alert, with soldiers and security perimeters, bracing for further acts of violence. “Polarization is not the problem anymore,” said Lilliana Mason, a political psychologist at the University of Maryland. “Now it’s the threat to democracy.” When Mason began surveying people in 2017 about their tolerance for political violence for a book on partisanship, she did not expect to find much. Partisanship was always seen as an inert, harmless thing, she said, a way to get people interested in the otherwise boring topic of politics. She was wrong. She and her co-author, Nathan Kalmoe, found that the share of Americans who say it is “at least a little bit justified” to engage in violence for political reasons has doubled in three years, rising to 20% after the election, from 10% in 2017. The trend was the same for both Republicans and Democrats. But the election was a catalyzing event: The Republicans who said they condoned violence became more approving after it, Mason said. Democrats stayed about the same. Mason said she worried that more violence and attacks on elected leaders and state Capitols could be coming, saying the country could be in for a period like the Troubles, the conflict in Northern Ireland in which sectarian violence kept the region unstable for 30 years. In interviews with Trump’s more fervent supporters, people expressed a pattern of falsehoods and fears about the coming Biden administration. As events like the riot have raced ahead, so have conspiracy theories explaining them. They have blossomed in the exhausting monotony of coronavirus lockdowns. Theda Kasner, 83, a retired medical worker from Marshfield, Wisconsin, who was originally interviewed for a New York Times polling story before the election, has been in an RV park in Weslaco, Texas, near the border with Mexico, since December. She is spending the winter there with her husband, for the sun and the beaches nearby. But the coronavirus is roaring through, and this week, their RV park went on lockdown. “I told my husband today, I said ‘I’m going stir crazy,’” she said. “We are practically quarantined in our units.” She has been spending lots of time in her motor home reading books and watching videos. One featured rousing, emotional music and footage of Trump and crowds of his supporters, with a voice talking darkly about a looming confrontation. It ended with the Lord’s Prayer and the date Jan. 20, 2021, flashing on the screen. Another, 48 minutes long, was of Jovan Hutton Pulitzer, an inventor, testifying before the Georgia state Senate about election fraud. She and her husband watch Newsmax TV, a right-wing network, in the evenings. When asked about the violence at the riot, Kasner repeated the common conspiracy theory that antifa had infiltrated the crowd. These days, she is finding herself increasingly confused in a sea of information, much of it false. She had heard on a video she was sent on Facebook that in the Biden administration, children could be taken away from their parents. “I am in a total state of, I don’t know what is happening,” Kasner said. “I simply cannot fathom what my country is becoming,” she said, saying that she had been sitting in her home in tears. For Scheerer, the fuel truck driver in Colorado, the multiple catastrophes of the past year — the coronavirus, the economic disruption that came with it, the political fear across the country — all fused into a kind of looming threat. The lockdowns infuriated him. He sees mask mandates not as public health but public control. Both, he believed, were signs of a coming tyranny. He left a truck-driving job he liked when, by his account, his boss told him he had to wear a mask or leave. Then came the election. On Jan. 6, he arrived in Washington for the rally to protest the results. Afterward, when pressed on how he felt about the event given the number of white supremacists in the riot, he said that they were only a fraction of the people there. Anyway, he said, their presence was insignificant compared to the broader issue of fraud. “It’s way more than just being some kind of a Trump fanatic,” he said. He said he saw himself as “a guy up on the wall of a city seeing the enemy coming, and ringing the alarm bell.” Force he said, is only a last resort. “Are you OK with internment camps if you refuse to wear a mask or take a vaccination?” he asked. “I believe in a world where force has to be used to stop evil or the wrong act.” In western North Carolina, Kevin Haag, a retired landscaper who was at the Capitol during the riot but did not go inside, said people in his conservative community have grown increasingly alarmed about what happened in the days since. He had heard that his electric power company, Duke Energy, was pausing federal political donations to Republicans who voted against certifying the election results. (In actuality, the company paused all federal donations to members of both parties.) To Haag, though, it all felt like a vast piling on against Trump supporters, he said. To top it off, the Senate, the House and the White House now belong to Democrats. “Now it’s pretty scary, people are alarmed, they own it all now,” said Haag, who was first quoted in a Times story about the December rally in Washington for Trump. Haag, who is 67, is also a member of his local town council. In a telephone conversation last week, he said he was part of a group called the Armed Patriots, people from his area whose purpose, he said, was to protect the community. On Tuesday night, the group met, he said, and invited the public for a gun instruction session with two experts who talked about how to use an assault rifle. Sixty people attended, he said, including women. They also held a raffle of a gun to raise money for a website, he said, “because they are taking down our communications.” The meeting, he said, “was to educate and to relieve fear.” Haag insisted that the group was not a militia. “We are not here to take over the country,” he said. “If that’s what you are here for, we are not your group. We are here to protect our citizens and to stand up for our country.” He said he was still hoping that Trump would be the one to be inaugurated this week. But even if Trump did not succeed, the movement, he said, would continue. “It’s not about Trump, he was just championing the cause,” he said. “We don’t have Trump around right now, and we are picking up the ball and running with it ourselves.” This article originally appeared in The New York Times. © 2021 The New York Times Company
SUPERDRY says it will lead the charge to “sustainable” fashion, with vegan trainers and jackets made from bottles reclaimed from the ocean and landfill sites. Chief executive Julian Dunkerton reckons an “influencer-led” internet marketing strategy will aid that mission, improving the brand’s appeal to the young. A partnership with Brazilian footballer Neymar Jr, being just one of others to follow.
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Holbrook, New York, Jan. 19, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Emerald Organic Products Inc. (d/b/a Carie Health, Inc.) (OTC: EMOR) (the “Company”, "Carie", or "Carie Health"), a digital-first healthcare organization that offers value-based, coordinated care and medical-grade digital monitoring that helps people live healthier lives by creating an ecosystem of solutions that integrate wellness, advanced pharmacy solutions, and tech-enabled products. Carie Health formed a joint venture with Swys Inc (“Carie Swys”). Carie Swys furthers the company’s vision, key business-building strategies, and new product developments, by significantly expanding on its intellectual property and suite of tech-enabled products. Under the terms of the Joint Venture, Swys Inc has contributed its robust portfolio of health and financial digital applications to Carie Swys which is owned 49% by Swys Inc and 51% by Carie Health Inc. The technology will assist in improving margins throughout Carie Health’s core business. In addition, the Joint Venture assumes revenue-generating contracts that it will look to build upon through 2021. Carie Swys furthers the company’s vision, key business-building strategies, and new product developments, by significantly expanding on its intellectual property and suite of tech-enabled products. Swys Inc was founded and operated by Joseph Akintolayo and has been recognized for both his commercial and philanthropic applications. Mr. Akintolayo is a leader in the African American community and through his product, MyCaresAct, a platform built to robotically process economic relief, he played a pivotal role in helping to save over 100 minority-owned businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. “We are excited to announce this joint venture as we continue to execute on our growth strategy in the health-tech and fintech industries,” stated Ian Parker, CEO of Carie Health. “We are proud to be building technology solutions that do ‘Well’ while doing ‘Good.” Few exemplify this better than Joseph and the Swys team.” Joseph Akintolayo, CEO of Swys said, “We are happy to be working with people that understand our multidisciplinary approach to value creation and how we are actively shaping the future of technology by creating ethical products that solve complex problems in Fintech, Government, Health Tech, and Social Enterprise.” Ian Parker added, “Carie Health is committed to immediately increasing access to health care for individuals everywhere with a special focus on the underserved. Swys'; unique care systems are already being used by over 100,000 people monthly. Swys'; ethical engineering and market leadership has generated millions in savings for corporations, nonprofits, and foundations. The blended cultures of Swys and Carie Health align our combined organizational values. We will continue to expand our company’s ecosystem while enhancing user lifetime value.” About Emerald Organic Products Emerald Organic Products Inc. has recently changed its name to Carie Health, Inc. in the State of Nevada and continues to trade under symbol OTC: EMOR. Filings have been made to reflect this on the OTC ticker board. About Carie Health, Inc. Carie Health is a digital-first healthcare organization that offers value-based, coordinated care and medical-grade digital monitoring that helps people live healthier lives by creating an ecosystem of solutions that integrate wellness, advanced pharmacy solutions, and tech-enabled products. 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When Joe Biden takes the oath of office Wednesday, he will be the oldest person ever sworn in as president. Biden turned 78 in November. During the campaign, Biden addressed his age head-on in interviews and presented himself as a “transition candidate” who would help nurture new Democratic talent. “It’s a legitimate question to ask about my age,” Biden said on “The View,” adding, “Hopefully, I can demonstrate not only with age has come wisdom and experience that can make things a lot better.” Sign up for The Morning newsletter from the New York Times Biden leveraged his age as a strength in the election and campaigned on two key messages, according to one historical expert. “The first one: ‘I am not him,’ meaning Trump,” Jeffrey A. Engel, director of the Center for Presidential History at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, said last week. “The second was, ‘I am an adult and I will bring back normalcy and I will bring back a sense of decency and demonstrate maturity.’” Here is a look at some of the oldest and youngest presidents to take office. Who were the oldest presidents? Until Biden is sworn in Wednesday, President Donald Trump holds the record for the country’s oldest chief executive upon inauguration. He was 70 in January 2017, when he became the 45th president. Before him, President Ronald Reagan was the oldest president. He was 69 in 1981 when he was inaugurated for his first term. In a debate with Walter Mondale during his 1984 reelection campaign, Reagan made light of the issue of age. “I want you to know that also I will not make age an issue of this campaign,” he said. “I am not going to exploit for political purposes my opponent’s youth and inexperience.” Reagan was 77 after his second term, the oldest president to leave office. More than a century before him, William Henry Harrison held the distinction of being the oldest president at the time, when he was inaugurated in 1841 at age 68. Harrison, who had caught a cold that developed into pneumonia, died after 32 days in office. He became the first president to die in office and, to date, has served the shortest tenure in U.S. presidential history. At 96, Jimmy Carter is the oldest living former president. Who were the youngest presidents? Many people may think John F. Kennedy, who was inaugurated in 1961 at age 43, was the youngest president. But that distinction belongs to Theodore Roosevelt, who was 42 in September 1901, when he assumed the presidency after the assassination of William McKinley. “I don’t think most Americans have ever seen a moving picture of Teddy Roosevelt and not, certainly, while he was president,” Engel said, explaining why people may think of Kennedy as the youngest U.S. president. “They don’t have a mental image of a young man in the White House at that age, whereas John F. Kennedy was all about the image and moving images.” Other youthful presidents include Ulysses S. Grant, who was 46 when he took office in 1869; Bill Clinton, who was also 46 at his first inauguration, in 1993; and Barack Obama, who was 47 at his first inauguration in 2009. Three of the five youngest presidents were Democrats; Roosevelt and Grant were Republicans. What are the requirements to be president? As dictated by the U.S. Constitution, the president must be a natural-born citizen of the United States, at least 35 years old and a resident of 14 years. The qualifications for president have not changed since George Washington first took office at 57 in 1789, according to the Library of Congress. He was sworn in on the balcony of Federal Hall on Wall Street in New York City, then the capital of the United States. The average age of a president at inauguration: 55 A 2011 JAMA article on presidential aging, which did not include Trump, observed that the average age of a U.S. president at inauguration was 55.1 years. A similar ranking found that on average, presidents are sworn in at 55, according to potus.com, a project created by Bob Summers in 1996 as part of a graduate school project at the University of Michigan School of Information. “Most of the people that become president usually need to build a body of work to prove to voters what they stand for and how they will get things done,” Summers said. “That usually precludes much younger presidents,” he added. “And with the shorter life expectancies in the early days of the U.S., there were not as many people who would run as older candidates.” How many father-son pairs have taken office? There have been two father-and-son sets of presidents, and both were similar in age when they each first took office. John Adams was 61 when he became the second president, in 1797. His son John Quincy Adams was sworn in as the sixth president at 57 in 1825. George Bush was 64 at his inauguration in 1989. Twelve years later, he watched his eldest son, George W. Bush, inaugurated at 54. This article originally appeared in The New York Times. © 2021 The New York Times Company
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InComm Payments, a leading global payments technology company, today released the results of its 2020 Medicare Study, providing a profile of the Medicare subscriber and revealing preferences and behaviors regarding healthy habits, routine healthcare activities and supplemental benefits. Respondents indicate that they are tech-savvy and express interest in various rewards programs – especially those personalized to specific medical conditions.